President Aquino hopes Philippines would be able to cope with future South China Sea challenges

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on President Aquino hopes Philippines would be able to cope with future South China Sea challenges 

MANILA, June 17 — Two weeks before leaving office, President Benigno S. Aquino III said he hopes the country would be better prepared to address the challenges posed by the International Arbitral Tribunal’s decision on the case filed by the Philippines against China.

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President Aquino hopes Philippines would be able to cope with future South China Sea challenges

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on President Aquino hopes Philippines would be able to cope with future South China Sea challenges 

MANILA, June 17 — Two weeks before leaving office, President Benigno S. Aquino III said he hopes the country would be better prepared to address the challenges posed by the International Arbitral Tribunal’s decision on the case filed by the Philippines against China.

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US Patrol prompts China to step up base-building in South China Sea

May 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on US Patrol prompts China to step up base-building in South China Sea 

BEIJING, March 11 — Increased US patrols in the South China Sea have only strengthened Beijing’s resolve to ramp up its defenses, including building more military infrastructure, the nation’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

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China hopeful about new Philippine government

May 11, 2016 by · Comments Off on China hopeful about new Philippine government 

BEIJING, May 10 — China is hoping for a fresh start in diplomatic relations with the Philippines' new government.

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PHL, China hold high level talks in Manila for first time in six years

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on PHL, China hold high level talks in Manila for first time in six years 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Nov. 10 (PNA) — For the first time in six years, the Philippines and China held high-level talks in Manila in a move that could lead to the normalization of ties between the two Asian neighbors embroiled in a long-standing territorial feud over the contested South China Sea.

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PHL welcomes tribunal jurisdiction over its case against China

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on PHL welcomes tribunal jurisdiction over its case against China 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) — The Philippines on Friday welcomed the decision of an international tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands to assume jurisdiction over its case against China, which seeks to invalidate Beijing’s massive claim in the resource-rich South China Sea.

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Forum on Maritime Silk Road initiative held in Cambodia

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Forum on Maritime Silk Road initiative held in Cambodia 

PHNOM PENH, Oct. 27 — A forum on China-initiated 21st Century Maritime Silk Road was held here on Tuesday, aiming at promoting the initiative to Cambodian officials, entrepreneurs, economists and researchers.

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Interview: Diplomatic solution "only way" to resolve South China Sea disputes

September 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Interview: Diplomatic solution "only way" to resolve South China Sea disputes 

BRUSSELS, Sept. 8 — Considering the complexity of "overlapping claims" in the South China Sea and the "variety of stakeholders" involved, people are not likely to see any major breakthrough in solving the issue in the short term, an observer from Europe told Xinhua in an interview.

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Prioritize Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, PHL DFA Chief urges ASEAN

August 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Prioritize Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, PHL DFA Chief urges ASEAN 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Aug. 4 (PNA) — Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario urged fellow top diplomats of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Tuesday to prioritize the crafting of a legally-binding code of conduct to prevent escalation of disputes in the South China Sea.

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Cambodian PM encourages countries concerned in sea dispute to continue negotiations

August 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Cambodian PM encourages countries concerned in sea dispute to continue negotiations 

KANDAL, Cambodia, Aug. 3 — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday encouraged all parties concerned in the South China Sea dispute to continue negotiations among themselves.

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