» 03/11/2014, 00.00
Paul N. Hung
Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia find common ground against Beijing's "imperialism"
Southeast Asian nations are increasingly concerned over repeated attacks by Chinese (paramilitary) boats against their fishing and commercial vessels. Hanoi stands with Manila as the latter sues China over maritime boundaries in an international court. Malaysia also join the fray, worried over Chinese incursion near James Island.
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."
15/12/2016 14:21:00 CHINA – UNITED STATES
US experts: China is ready in case of conflict in the South China Sea
Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative releases new images showing that Beijing has installed weapons and missile defence systems on seven artificial islands built in disputed areas. "We did not know that they had systems this big and this advanced there,” says expert.
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.
30/07/2010 CHINA – VIETNAM – US
China’s claims in South China Sea cause sparks with United States and Vietnam
After conducting a major drill, China’s Defence Ministry reiterates Chinese claims to sovereignty over the disputed sea. Washington says it is open to cooperation with Beijing in the area but not at any cost.
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