» 07/23/2012, 00.00
Beijing to establish military garrison to control South China Sea
The base will be built at Sansha (Paracel Islands). So far no details about the size and timing of the move have been released. Defence, escort and military operations will be run from the town. Forty-five members were named to run local affairs and represent local residents. In Vietnam, protest against Chinese "imperialism" continues.
20/11/2012 CHINA - USA - ASEAN
Asean Summit, no agreement between the U.S. and Cina regarding the South China Sea
Barack Obama meets Wen Jiabao and reminds him of the "common responsibility" of the economy and territorial disputes. The outgoing Chinese Premier smiles but does not answer. Meanwhile, the Philippine president attacks Cambodia: "They say that we have reached an agreement on the issue of the disputed territories, but it is not true." And Europe slips in the ranking of commercial relations with Beijing.
South China Sea dispute leaves ASEAN speechless
For the first time in 45 years, the Association of Southeast Asian nations concludes without a joint statement. Cambodia accused of protecting the interests of China, contrary to multilateral solutions.
15/09/2004 PHILIPPINES - CHINA - VIETNAM
Convergence between Manila and Beijing over Spratly Islands
South China Sea: Beijing close to a deal with Hanoi but far from Manila
China and Vietnam agree to “peaceful measures” to settle their border dispute through cooperation and bilateral relations. Tensions between Beijing and Manila are up as China threatens the Philippines after Manila builds a military structure on one of the Spratly Islands.
04/06/2011 VIETNAM - CHINA - PHILIPPINES
Vietnamese take to streets against Beijing’s incursions in the South China Sea
Born on line, the protest sees people picket diplomatic missions in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The Philippine government announces a protest to the United Nations. United States also concerned as China sets its sights on Spratly and Paracel islands.
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