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China, Philippines seek better communication, management of conflicts in South China Sea

China and the Philippines agreed to improve maritime communication and to properly manage conflicts and differences through friendly talks in regards to issues around the South China Sea, according to...

China chastises Philippines' Marcos for congratulating Taiwan president-elect Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China admonished Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. for congratulating Taiwan President-elect ​​Lai Ching-te (賴清德) and summoned the Philippine ambassador ...

China warns Philippines over South China Sea dispute

China has warned the Philippines that it "must act with caution" after the recent series of disputes in the South China Sea, Beijing's Foreign Ministry said. China's Foreign Ministe...

South China Sea is war hot spot not Taiwan: Philippine ambassador to US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippine ambassador to the U.S. warned the South China Sea is where a confrontation could break out that would trigger the next world war, rather than Taiwan. Jos...

China, Philippines spar over shipping near disputed islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China accuses the Philippines of sending five ships to a disputed island in the South China Sea, reports said Friday (Nov. 10). The Philippines grounded a ship on the S...

Philippines says China blocked, water-cannoned boat in S. China Sea

MANILA, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The Philippines on Sunday accused China's coast guard of blocking and water-cannoning a Philippine military supply boat in the South China Sea, condemning the "exces...

Philippines, China say to address maritime issues peacefully

MANILA, March 24 (Reuters) - Maritime issues between the Philippines and China remain a "serious concern", a Philippine official said on Friday, as the countries pledged to use diplomacy to ...

Philippines shuts 214 illegal online gambling operations

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say they have shut down at least 214 illegal Chinese offshore gambling operations and deported the first six of nearly 400 Chinese workers who have been...

Blinken: China should not hold global concerns 'hostage'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Saturday that China should not hold hostage talks on important global matters such as the climate crisis, after Beijing cut off c...

South China Sea issues handled 'properly,' Xi tells Duterte

BEIJING (AP) — Seeking to put a positive spin on a relationship that never quite produced the hoped-for benefits, Chinese leader Xi Jinping told outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday...

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. talks up naval presence to defend territorial waters from Chinese intrusion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has said the Philippines must build up its military presence in the South China Sea to defend its territorial waters against encroachment from China. ...

Philippines tells China to mind its own business over maritime drills

China has no business telling the Philippines what it can or cannot do within its waters, Manila's defence ministry said on Wednesday (April 28), rejecting Beijing's opposition to its ongoing ...

Indonesia rejects Beijing's South China Sea claims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indonesia has rejected China's territorial claims in the South China Sea by raising the 2016 Hague ruling in its letter to the United Nations earlier this week. In ...

Chinese control over power grid worries Philippines Senate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Senators in the Philippines have expressed concern that China could turn off the power in the country due to their territorial disputes in the South China Sea. At a...