» 04/20/2012, 00.00
PHILIPPINES - CHINA
Tensions rise between Beijing and Manila over South China Sea
China sends a third patrol vessel to the Scarborough Shoal, a small island off the coast of the Philippines. The navies of the two nations are at a standoff over the shoal, which has rich fishing grounds and seabed minerals. Manila plans to go to UN court to press its case.
15/05/2012 CHINA - PHILIPPINES
South China Sea: Southern Airlines cuts flights to Manila, overlapping fishing bans announced
The Chinese airliner cuts are due to a major drop in reservations because of rising tensions between the two governments and a Chinese advisory against travel to the Philippines. More than half of all flights are cancelled. To save face, Manila and Beijing issue overlapping bans in disputed waters to replenish fish stocks.
11/05/2012 PHILIPPINES - CHINA
South China Sea: hundreds of Filipinos in the streets against Beijing's "imperialism"
Protesters demonstrate in front of the Chinese Embassy in Manila. About 100 police officers have been deployed around the building, but so far, no incidents have been reported. As the Filipino government distances itself from the protest, India calls on the parties to show "moderation".
09/05/2012 PHILIPPINES - CHINA
Winds of war between Beijing and Manila blowing across the South China Sea
Ready to respond to provocations, China summons Philippines' chargé d'affaires. For its deputy foreign minister, it is hard "to be optimistic". Chinese media fuel the confrontation, urging the government to take action. Experts believe the dispute could be settled diplomatically. Prospects for cooperation between Manila and Beijing in natural gas development emerge.
10/01/2014 CHINA - UNITED STATES
Washington: Beijing's programs in South China Sea "provocative and dangerous"
The U.S. government criticizes the Chinese government's new norms, which impose limitations and restrictions on foreign vessels in disputed waters. There is no justification in international law and the move threatens to exacerbate already tense relations in the area. Hanoi intervenes in the dispute.
12/10/2010 VIETNAM – CHINA – US
Vietnam urges China to talks over territorial disputes
An ASEAN summit on military cooperation opens in Hanoi with the presence of China, Russia and the United States. For months, Beijing has tried to expand its military presence in disputed areas, with other nations turning to the international community.
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