Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major ...

Philippine defense secretary criticizes China’s doublespeak on S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday (July 30) criticized China’s over its aggressive conduct in the region that contrasts with its peaceful assu...

Duterte: Philippines can’t stop China in disputed seas, won’t risk clash

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday there was no way to stop Chinese from fishing in his country’s exclusive economic zone and he would not risk los...

China swiftly stripping Philippines' EEZ of marine resources

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hot on the heels of an announcement by the Duterte Administration acquiescing to Communist China's encroachment on its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), experts warn that Chin...

US Navy cruiser sails near Scarborough Shoal in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Navy issued a statement on Monday (May 20) declaring that the USS Preble of the 7th Fleet conducted a Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea. ...

Did China commit 'crimes against humanity' in the South China Sea?

Two former Philippine government officials, along with a group of Filipino fishermen, filed a complaint last Thursday with the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing China's President Xi Jinp...

Ex-Philippine officials accuse Xi of crimes against humanity

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two former Philippine officials have taken the bold step of filing a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes ag...

China plans to take Taiwan by 2025, Okinawa by 2045: Fmr Japan Air Force Commander

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a recent interview, former Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Air Support Commander, Orita Kunio (織田邦男), offers a warning and a bleak outlook for the Indo-Pacific regio...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Has Duterte 'surrendered' to Beijing on the South China Sea?

Chinese President Xi Jinping concluded a two-day visit to the Philippines on Wednesday after signing 29 bilateral agreements, including a memorandum of understanding with Manila on oil and gas develop...

Watch out Rim of the Pacific, a Rim of China may be on the horizon

YOKOSUKA (East Asia Forum) --The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and navies from 10 ASEAN member states carried out a field-training exercise in the South China Sea (SCS) from Oct. ...

US, Philippines, Japan hold joint military exercises in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States and the Philippines have reportedly been holding joint military exercises in the South China Sea close to the disputed Scarborough Shoal, currently occup...

Sieren's China: Respect your neighbors

Six years ago, there were angry demonstrations in front of the Japanese embassy in Beijing. Thousands of people were encouraged by China's Communist Party to demonstrate against the authorities in...

Vietnam’s response to China’s militarized fishing fleet

HANOI (East Asia Forum) -- China has long been infamous for incorporating maritime militias into its fishing industry to assert its sovereignty claims. With the world’s largest fishing fleet, co...

Duterte: Filipino fishermen 'bartered' with Chinese guardsmen who took their catch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President of the Philippine’s Rodrigo Duterte has angered many in the Philippines for being too soft in his approach to China and not standing up for the interests o...