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CHINA - ASIA
South China Sea: Beijing denies tough stance, yet continues expansion
For Chinese military leaders, Beijing's recent actions are designed to safeguard national interests and "lawful rights". China continues to favour a bilateral approach, but still interferes with the economic plans of its neighbours and criticises Japan over its territorial claims in the East China Sea.
07/05/2010 CHINA – JAPAN – VIETNAM
Tokyo and Hanoi to challenge Chinese sovereignty in the East/South East China Sea
Japan lodges a formal protest with China because one of ships threateningly approached a Japanese vessel. Vietnam complains about a unilateral fishing ban imposed by China in a disputed area also claimed by Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Taiwan.
20/04/2015 PHILIPPINES – VIETNAM
South China Sea: Vietnam offers the Philippines a deal to contain China
Talks between Hanoi and Manila are already underway as China moves into disputed area. For Benigno Aquino, “Perhaps it’s even worse today,” he said speaking about the situation. Meanwhile, joint military exercise US-Philippines military manoeuvres get underway.
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.
15/01/2007 PHILIPPINES – ASEAN
ASEAN members fear Chinese juggernaut
The economies of ASEAN’s ten member states are experiencing an invasion of Chinese goods and services. Many are concerns that any new free-trade zone will favour India but especially China. Participants agree to greater anti-terrorism cooperation. Today 2nd East Asia Summit opens.
Tokyo-Delhi axis irritates Beijing, which sets broader sights on the South and East China Seas
Chinese Navy ships sail near the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, which are at the centre of a dispute with Japan. Japan's prime minister is in India to boost economic and defence co-operation. Chinese naval drills are held near the James Shoal. Beijing leads an international scientific expedition in search of oil and gas.
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