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Friends or ‘frenemies’? South Korea fails to meet obligations of military intelligence sharing deal with Japan.

South Korea is failing to meet the terms of an agreement reached last year with Japan to share a wide array of military intelligence, according to a report in Japan’s Asahi newspaper. An unnamed source in the Japanese armed forces claimed that the only information that Seoul has shared to date relates directly to ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Asean's 'landmark' South China Sea deal may not mean it will all be plain sailing in future.

The Philippines has concluded its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations with a series of landmark agreements. Of crucial importance, however, was the finalisation of the framework of a much-ballyhooed Asean-China Code of Conduct in the South China Sea. Both sides hailed it as a crucial milestone towards ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Why a stronger Xi Jinping is taking a gentler approach in China's foreign affairs.

With the conclusion last month of the Communist Party’s 19th congress, which made Xi Jinping China’s most powerful president since Mao Zedong, the general consensus among overseas analysts is that China’s foreign policy will become more confident, assertive, and muscular through its military build-up in ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China, US agree on South China Sea talks next year, foreign minister says.

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 18 — China and the United States agree that talks should be started next year on the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea to maintain peace and security in that vast expanse of water, said Foreign Minister Datuk Seri...

- The Malay Mail - MY

China, US agree to South China Sea talks, says Foreign Ministry.

Talks on a 'code of conduct' in disputed waters to maintain peace and security may start next year.

- Malaysiakini - MY

In 1985, One Of America's Most Powerful Aircraft Carriers Almost Sunk.

Steve Weintz Security, And it was not due to some accident with the USSR or a near war.  Other U.S. Navy ships have not been so lucky in such encounters. In 2005, the attack submarine USS San Francisco  ran into an uncharted seamount in Micronesia, and nearly sank. A mine sweeper wrecked itself on a reef in the South ...

- The National Interest - US

Infrared NASA Imagery Shows Development of Tropical Depression 31W.

NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared imagery of the latest tropical cyclone in the South China Sea.

- ENN - US

A South China Sea Code of Conduct: Is Real Progress Possible?.

A closer look at steps toward finalizing a long-anticipated Code of Conduct.

- The Diplomat - US

How can communist Vietnam be friendlier to the US than China?.

Few things are more ridiculous in international politics than when a former enemy offers to mediate disputes between two former allies. But that’s exactly what happened when US President Donald Trump told Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang he could help solve the long-standing territorial disputes between China and ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Carpio: PH-China bilateral talks 'logical, positive' step.

The Philippine government's decision to negotiate with China on its own will not end the protracted territorial claims involving other nations in the South China Sea, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said on Friday. The post Carpio: PH-China bilateral talks 'logical, positive' step appeared first on ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Infrared NASA imagery shows development of Tropical Depression 31W.

NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared imagery of the latest tropical cyclone in the South China Sea.

- PhysOrg - NL

Start of ASEAN, China nego on South China Sea to benefit PHL -- Lorenzana

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana expressed belief Friday that the start of negotiations on the code of conduct in the South China Sea between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China would benefit the Philippines.  

- GMA News - PH

Chinese Premier: China-Philippines Relations as Warm as Manila's Weather

China and the Philippines agree to resolve differences over the South China Sea and enhance mutual cooperation.

- The Diplomat - US

Parsing Trump's Recent Policy Statements on the South China Sea

The U.S.-Vietnam joint statement on the South China Sea contains glaring contradictions.

- The Diplomat - US

With Trump focused on North Korea, Beijing sails ahead in South China Sea

China is quietly pressing ahead with its agenda in one of the world's most strategic waterways, building more military facilities on man-made islands to buttress its expansionist claims and dramatically expanding its presence at sea at the expense of its smaller neighbors.

- Stars and Stripes - US

China, Philippines bullish over improving bilateral relations

CHINESE Premier Li Keqiang and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed confidence the improving relationship of the two countries will be sustained, despite their ongoing dispute over territorial claims in the South China Sea.  The post China, Philippines bullish over improving bilateral relations appeared first on ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

PHL, China agree to avoid force in South China Sea dispute

BEIJING/MANILA -- The Philippines and China have agreed to avoid force to resolve their differences over the South China Sea, according to a joint statement issued on Thursday by China at the end of a visit to Manila by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.  

- GMA News - PH

Palace: ASEAN, China want a legally binding code of conduct for peace, stability in region

Leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations would want a “somehow legally binding” Code of Conduct on the South China Sea to ensure peace and stability in the region.

- GMA News - PH

Mention of PHL's arbitration award in code of conduct unlikely --Palace

The international arbitration ruling favoring the Philippines in its case against China would "unlikely be touched" in the drafting of the code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea, Malacañang said on Thursday.  

- GMA News - PH

ASEAN shuns mention of China's new islands, arbitration loss

Southeast Asian nations have avoided mention of China's construction of islands in the South China Sea and a U.N.-linked arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing's claims in the disputed waters.

- FOX News - US

China, Philippines agree to avoid force in South China Sea dispute

BEIJING/MANILA - China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid force to resolve their differences over the South China Sea, according to a joint statement issued on Thursday by China at the end of a visit to Manila by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

- Reuters - US

Will China Scuttle ExxonMobil's South China Sea Gas Project With Vietnam?

A planned investment in the Blue Whale field could make the U.S. energy giant the next target of Chinese threats.

- The Diplomat - US

Trump Offers To Mediate South China Sea Dispute

Reining in North Korea and discussing bilateral trade with China were at the top of U.S. President Donald Trump's Asian tour agenda. But after he left Beijing and visited Vietnam, Trump addressed an issue that he hadn't mentioned while in China: the dispute in the South China Sea, regarding territorial claims by Beijing as ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Why Shinzo Abe stopped prodding Beijing on the South China Sea

China and Japan have signalled their intent to put bilateral relations back on track, raising hopes for the resumption of a stalled three-way summit with South Korea to tackle a shared threat. During the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila this week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was careful not to ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

How Trump Plans to Push Back Against China in the South China Sea

Bill Gertz Security, Asia A stronger partnership with Vietnam, that is.  Once bitter enemies, the United States and Vietnam are increasing defense and intelligence cooperation in the face of growing Chinese maritime encroachment in the South China Sea. US President Donald Trump has unveiled a program of using quiet ...

- The National Interest - US

Fears over white dolphin habitat halt work on massive US$15 billion South China Sea island airport

Work has stopped on a controversial 100 billion yuan airport island reclamation project at one of China’s top tourist resorts, in a rare win for the environment. The State Oceanic Administration confirmed that it ordered a halt on July 25 to reclamation for the artificial island off the coast of Sanya in Hainan ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China, ASEAN announce start of COC negotiations for South China Sea

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have agreed to start negotiations on a code of conduct in the South China Sea in an effort to ease regional tensions over territorial disputes in the area. Following the adoption by the Ministers of ASEAN member states

- Jane’s - US

Growing Trust Leads to China-Southeast Asian Discussing Code for Disputed Sea

China's agreement with 10 Southeast Asian nations to start substantive talks on a code of conduct for a disputed sea shows a new level of trust among governments that stood divided just over a year ago. Leaders from Beijing and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed Monday in Manila to kick off talks that will ...

- Voice of America - US

Beijing's actions in South China Sea confronting rules: Australian Envoy

Australian envoy Harinder Sidhu on Tuesday criticised China's actions in the south China sea.

- Zee News - IN

The aircraft carrier show of force near North Korea during Trump's Asia trip cost the US Navy big time

US Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Rivera The US Navy had three aircraft carriers drilling near North Korea and the South China Sea while President Donald Trump toured Asia. The Navy's vice admiral in charge of naval aviation said the exercise was so big it hurt the entire force's readiness ...

- Business Insider - US

China vowed to bind itself to Code of Conduct in South China Sea --Duterte

"China has graciously agreed to a code of conduct. It binds itself to the agreement," Duterte said.

- GMA News - PH

South China Sea code of conduct talks to be 'stabilizer' for region -- China premier

China's agreement to begin talks with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on the fine print of a code of conduct framework for the disputed South China Sea will help to stabilize the region, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said.

- GMA News - PH

South China Sea code of conduct talks to be 'stabiliser' for region, says China premier

MANILA, Nov 14 — China's agreement to begin talks with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on the fine print of a code of conduct framework for the disputed South China Sea will help to stabilise the region, Chinese Premier Li...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Solon: Duterte uses political skills in ‘high-stakes poker match’ over South China Sea

An Iligan City congressman slammed "armchair pundits" critical of President Duterte's approach regarding the South China Sea issue.

- GMA News - PH

China will protect South China Sea freedom of navigation --premiere

BEIJING -- China will firmly safeguard freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday at a regional summit in Manila, state news agency Xinhua reported.

- GMA News - PH

Trump, Duterte push peaceful resolution of South China Sea row

UNITED STATES President Donald Trump has backed the stance of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to peacefully resolve the South China Sea dispute for the sake of regional stability. The post Trump, Duterte push peaceful resolution of South China Sea row appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

South China Sea code of conduct talks to help stabilise region, says China's premier

China’s agreement to begin discussions with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on the fine print of a code of conduct framework for the disputed South China Sea will be a “stabiliser” for the region, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said. “China’s greatest hope is for peace and stability in ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China, Vietnam sign cooperation pacts in bid to play down South China Sea tensions

China and Vietnam have signed a series of deals to increase cooperation as the two nations move to play down tensions over their rival claims to parts of the South China Sea. The deals were signed on Monday as Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a state visit to Vietnam, his first since the last month’s Communist ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China premier says will protect South China Sea freedom of navigation

BEIJING - China will firmly safeguard freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday at a regional summit in Manila, state news agency Xinhua reported.

- Reuters - US

Najib: China will work to reduce tension in South China Sea

Chinese PM Li Keqiang gave this assurance at the Asean-China summit in Manila yesterday, the PM says.

- Malaysiakini - MY

China and Vietnam agree to 'maintain peace and stability' in disputed South China Sea

Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool Photo via AP China and Vietnam released a joint statement saying that they would work together to maintain "peace and stability" in the South China Sea. Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi after the disputed waterway was widely discussed at the ...

- Business Insider - US

ASEAN and China to start talks over disputed waters

After years of diplomatic wrangling, 10-nation bloc to start work with Beijing on South China Sea 'code of conduct'.

- Al Jazeera - QA

China, Asean agree to 10-year China Sea protection pact

MANILA: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China set a 10-year period through 2027 to protect the coasts and marine resources in the South China Sea while trying to settle lingering disputes over territories there, a document issued Monday night by their country leaders said.

- BangkokPost - TH

Southeast Asia nations to start talks with China on sea code

MANILA: Leaders of Southeast Asian countries and China agreed Monday to begin negotiations on a code of conduct' aimed at controlling aggressive actions in the disputed South China Sea, a step they described as a milestone, but some experts said was unlikely to ensure compliance.

- BangkokPost - TH

Why U.S. South China Sea policy is failing

Rather than fight a long term losing battle at the expense of Southeast Asian nations as well as that of peace and stability in the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Vietnam and China agree to back off conflicts in South China Sea

They agreed to well manage disputes at sea, make no moves that may complicate or expand disputes, maintain peace and stability on the East Sea,' the Vietnamese version of the statement said using Hanoi's term for the sea..

- The Hindu - IN

Southeast Asia not taking South China Sea thaw for granted: summit draft

MANILA - Southeast Asian nations will not take a relative calm in the dispute over the South China Sea for granted, according to a draft of a statement to be issued during a summit meeting in Manila on Monday.

- Reuters - US

Southeast Asia not taking South China Sea thaw for granted - summit draft

MANILA - Southeast Asian nations will not take a relative calm in the dispute over the South China Sea for granted, according to a draft of a statement to be issued during a summit meeting in Manila on Monday.

- Reuters - US

Southeast Asian nations not taking South China Sea thaw for granted, draft statement says

Southeast Asian nations will not take a relative calm in the dispute over the South China Sea for granted, according to a draft of a ...

- The Japan Times - JP

ASEAN not taking South China Sea thaw for granted, says draft statement

Leaders from China, the United States and seven other nations are joining ASEAN at their annual summit.

- The Hindu - IN

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