» 01/05/2016, 00.00
VIETNAM - CHINA
Paul N. Hung
South China Sea: Vietnamese fishermen attacked by Chinese ships
In 2015 tens of thousands of fishermen have been victims of the "red empire". Beijing’s navy threaten and sink vessels. Hanoi slams an "inhuman and aggressive" attitude. The last incident occurred on January 1. Beijing pursues "imperialist" policy in spite of the protests of Vietnam and the Philippines.
10/06/2015 PHILIPPINES – CHINA
Manila releases Chinese fishermen arrested for poaching
A Philippine court has ordered the release of nine fishermen sentenced to one year in prison. In May 2014 they had caught - in disputed waters - more than 550 giant turtles, a protected species in the archipelago. Their arrest further strained already tense relations between Manila and Beijing over disputed seas.
24/06/2011 ASIA - UNITED STATES
South China Sea: Washington's interests fueling tension
The Philippines are turning to the United States to modernize their military. China launches a warning to the U.S., to stay "away" from the region. Chinese diplomacy seeks to calm tensions with Vietnam. But it is open war between the newspapers close to the communist governments of Beijing and Hanoi.
10/06/2011 VIETNAM – CHINA
As Vietnamese protest, Beijing accuses Hanoi of “serious violations” in South China Sea
Vietnamese ships are accused of operating in Chinese-claimed waters, endangering the lives of fishermen. Beijing calls on its neighbour to stop invasive activities. Hanoi rejects the charges. On Facebook, ordinary Vietnamese attack China’s expansionism.
South China Sea, Bishop of Manila: U.S. attitude worsens situation
Bishop Broderick Pabillo, auxiliary of the capital, intervenes in territorial disputes and attacks the United States for "meddling" in the dispute. The prelate calls for a frank and open dialogue between China and the Philippines, to reach an agreement that averts the use of violence. Meanwhile, Indonesia strengthens its military against Chinese maneuvers.
18/09/2013 PHILIPPINES - U.S. - CHINA
South China Sea, Manila and Washington play at war, against Beijing
For three weeks, the U.S. and Philippine navy ships will carry out military exercises in the area, at the center of a bitter territorial dispute . 2,300 Marines involved. The goal is to strengthen military ties in an anti – Chinese pact. Anticipation for visit of U.S. President Barack Obama.
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