» 04/16/2012, 00.00
CHINA - PHILIPPINES - US
For Beijing, US-Filipino exercises in South China Sea tantamount to "Cold War"
Joint naval exercises between the Philippines and the United States begin today off the Filipino coast. More than 6,000 soldiers will take part over 12 days. Filipino President Aquino says he does not want to start a conflict, but Beijing criticises the war games. Inflaming editorials in Chinese papers call for decisive action and shows of strength.
11/04/2012 VIETNAM - PHILIPPINES - CHINA
South China Sea: common stance against Beijing's imperialism
Hanoi backs Manila, hoping for a multilateral approach in settling disputes with China. The Chinese Navy has been holding Vietnamese fishermen as hostages for weeks demanding ransom money for their release. Off the coast of the Filipino island of Luzon, the Filipino Navy is confronting Chinese vessels.
01/04/2014 PHILIPPINES - CHINA
South China Sea: Manila calls on UN to stop Beijing
The Filipino government has filed a case before a UN tribunal, submitting 4,000 pages of evidence and more than 40 nautical maps. For China, Manila's request is a violation of "international law and the historical truth as well as against morality". Washington gets involved slamming China's "provocative and destabilising action" against Filipino ships. Increasingly, Beijing's foreign policy is becoming "aggressive."
South China Sea: Beijing sending patrol ship
Beijing plans to boost its naval presence in the area over the coming years. Tensions are growing because other stakeholders are not giving up their claims.
20/06/2014 VIETNAM - CHINA - PHILIPPINES
Beijing ignores Hanoi (and Manila), builds three new drilling rigs in South China Sea
As high-level talks between Chinese and Vietnamese officials in Hanoi end without any concrete results, China builds three drilling rigs worth US$ 1 billion. One is almost operational; the other two should be ready by October 2015.
26/08/2014 CHINA - JAPAN - VIETNAM
Beijing's diplomacy to ease maritime tensions with Tokyo and Hanoi
Next month, a senior Chinese government official and a childhood friend of Xi Jinping, will visit Japan. Her goal is to mend relations ahead of the November APEC summit. Beijing wants to overcome disagreements in the name of "common interests." Senior Vietnamese official visits Chinese capital at the invitation of the Chinese Communist Party.
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