• COC negotiations Preliminary questions

    COC negotiations Preliminary questions

    The paper will elaborate on three procedural and preliminary questions that negotiators of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC) will encounter in time to come: (i) the nature of COC; (ii) COC as a negotiation between ASEAN and China or a negotiation among 11 countries; and (iii) the relationship between the Declaration on the Conduct of the Parties in the South China Sea in 2002 and COC to be signed in the near future.

  • Continuous Nine-dash line The abuse of science, distortion of history, violation of law

    Continuous Nine-dash line The abuse of science, distortion of history, violation of law

    With the sponsorship and support from the Chinese Government, scholars will continue to diligently sought after and manipulate historical evidence in the name of science. However, if Chinese persists in their mistakes, they would face confusions and obstructions; and the more they try to explain history, the more likely they would meet dead end.

  • Surge in South China Sea Naval Exercises in 2018 Vexes Beijing

    Surge in South China Sea Naval Exercises in 2018 Vexes Beijing

    China's frigate Huangshan is seen anchored in the waters off RSS Singapura Changi Naval Base, May 15, 2017, in Singapore.

  • China, Vietnam promise to keep peace in South China Sea.

    China, Vietnam promise to keep peace in South China Sea.

    China and Vietnam vowed on Sunday (Apr 1) to keep the peace in the South China Sea, the resource-rich waterway that has long been a source of tension between Hanoi and its powerhouse communist neighbour.

  • New security alliances pushed to counter China’s SCS expansion

    New security alliances pushed to counter China’s SCS expansion

    Security experts have urged the Philippines to explore a common visiting forces agreement (VFA) with Japan and Australia or a trilateral deal among the three countries to counter China’s aggression and its continuing expansion in the South China Sea.

  • China Quietly Building More Facilities in the South China Sea

    China Quietly Building More Facilities in the South China Sea

    China has begun work or completed building infrastructure on about 72 acres (29 hectares) of land on outposts in the South China Sea this year, according to a report by the Washington-based Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative.

  • The Paradox of the South China Sea Disputes

    The Paradox of the South China Sea Disputes

    As the maritime commons of Asia’s rapidly-growing, export-oriented countries, the South China Sea is traversed by some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. In recent years, it has also become a site of increased disputes over sovereign rights.

  • Dire Straits Competing Security Priorities in the South China Sea

    Dire Straits Competing Security Priorities in the South China Sea

    From the Taiwan Strait to the Strait of Malacca, security concerns are growing around the South China Sea. While the Bush Administration sees a resurgent Chinese military threat across the Taiwan Strait and a terrorist threat in the Strait of Malacca, many countries between the Straits are more concerned about security for their maritime resources from the threats of competitors, traffickers, poachers, and pirates.

  • Chinese government denounces the South China Sea arbitration initiated by the Philippines

    Chinese government denounces the South China Sea arbitration initiated by the Philippines

    The Chinese foreign ministry was authorized to release on Sunday the Position Paper of the Government of the People' s Republic of China on the Matter of Jurisdiction in the South China Sea Arbitration Initiated by the Republic of the Philippines.

  • Chinese government's Position Paper on Matter of Jurisdiction in South China Sea Arbitration Initiat

    Chinese government's Position Paper on Matter of Jurisdiction in South China Sea Arbitration Initiat

    The Chinese foreign ministry was authorized to release on Sunday a position paper of the government on the matter of jurisdiction in the South China Sea arbitration initiated by the Republic of the Philippines. The following is a translated version of the full text of the position paper:

  • ASEAN endorses East Sea code proposal

    ASEAN endorses East Sea code proposal

    ASEAN foreign ministers have endoresed a proposal by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh for the ASEAN-China Summit in November to issue an official statement on the start of negotiations over a Code of Conduct for the East Sea.

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