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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...

Philippines is not provoking conflict in South China Sea, its military says

MANILA, Dec 26 (Reuters) - The Philippines is not provoking conflict in the South China Sea, its military spokesperson said on Tuesday, responding to China's accusation that Manila was encroaching...

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...

Philippines, China trade accusations over South China Sea collision

BEIJING/MANILA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The Philippines and China traded accusations on Sunday over a collision of their vessels near a disputed shoalin the South China Sea as tensions over claims in the v...

Philippines, China trade accusations over South China Sea collision

BEIJING (Reuters) — The Philippines and China traded accusations on Sunday over a collision of their vessels in disputed waters of the South China Sea as tensions over claims in the vital waterw...

G7 leaders insist Taiwan Strait peace essential to world security, prosperity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Group of Seven (G7) statement on Wednesday (Dec. 6) made clear that "peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait" were essential to the world's "se...

South China Sea: Philippines vows to remove Chinese barriers

Philippine authorities Monday vowed to remove a floating barrier installed by China's coast guard at a disputed lagoon in the South China Sea. “We condemn the installation of floating barri...

US given OK to enforce maritime law around Palau as Washington vies with China for Pacific influence

BANGKOK (AP) — The United States has signed a new agreement with Palau, which gives American ships the authorization to unilaterally enforce maritime regulations in the tiny Pacific island nation's ex...

At Camp David, US, South Korea and Japan condemn China, agree to deepen military ties

U.S. President Joe Biden and the leaders of South Korea and Japan agreed at Camp David on Friday to deepen military and economic cooperation and made their strongest joint condemnation yet of "da...

Blinken visits tiny Tonga as US continues diplomatic push to counter China in the Pacific

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited the tiny kingdom of Tonga on Wednesday, as the United States continues to increase its diplomatic efforts in the Pacific while ...

Top UN court rejects Nicaragua's case in a long-running maritime dispute with Colombia

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' top court on Thursday rejected a case brought by Nicaragua in a decades-long dispute with Colombia over maritime borders and entitlements in the Carib...

US aircraft carrier makes Da Nang port call as America looks to strengthen ties with Vietnam

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier and two guided missile cruisers were visiting Vietnam on Monday, a rare port call that comes as the United States and China increasingly vie for influence in Sou...

Chinese navy ship pays port call to Philippines in goodwill tour of region

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Chinese navy training ship with hundreds of cadets made a port call in the Philippines on Wednesday, its final stop on a goodwill tour of four countries as Beijing looks t...

EU eyes greater Asia security role amid China tensions

Senior European defense officials used a major summit in Singapore over the weekend to spell out their visions for greater security engagement in the Indo-Pacific region, amid concerns over China. Jo...

G7 urges China to press Russia to end war in Ukraine, respect Taiwan's status, fair trade rules

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Group of Seven wealthy democracies united in urging China to pressure its strategic partner Russia to end its war on Ukraine and resolve territorial disputes peacefully, an...