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Beijing ‘erodes trust’ with South China Sea reclamations: ASEAN

BANGKOK — Southeast Asian countries are expected to express concern over Chinese activities that “erode trust” and “increased tensions” in the South China Sea at a foreign ministers meeting this month, according to a draft statement obtained by Nikkei. Foreign ministers of countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations “took note of some concerns on the land reclamations and activities in the area, which have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may undermine peace, security and stability in the region,” the draft said. The language matches the chairman’s statement from the…

Việt Nam demands China end violations at sea – Politics & Laws – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng. VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI Việt Nam has demanded China immediately end violations and withdraw all vessels from its waters and respect its sovereignty and jurisdiction to preserve bilateral relations and ensure peace and stability in the region, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng said on Friday. She made the statement in response to reporters’ queries about Việt Nam’s stance on the statement by a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on July 17 about the developments in the East Sea (South China Sea).  Hằng said Chinese geological survey vessel group Haiyang…

ASEAN expected to express concern over S.China Sea

Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are expected to express concern about Chinese activity in the South China Sea, in a joint statement to be issued at their upcoming meeting in Thailand. The foreign ministers from the 10 ASEAN member nations will meet at a series of events in Bangkok starting at the end of July. NHK has obtained a draft of their joint statement for the meeting. It expresses concern about land reclamations and other activities that could threaten peace and stability in the South China…

Bulk carrier explosion, South China sea Update – Maritime Bulletin

Post Views: 162 Jul 19: AIS signal reappeared late Jul 18, bulk carrier not under command, proceeding at some 5 knots, understood under tow, probably of Navy ship.July 18: Bulk carrier suffered explosion at around in the morning Jul 17, no AIS signal during last 44 hours. Annual subscription $750. For annual subscription, contact vmd@odin.tcSubscribe if you want to receive accidents news ASAP and in full. Comments comments Author // Mikhail Voytenko My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own…

Vietnam demands China withdraws vessel from South China Sea | News

Vietnam has called on China to remove an oil exploration ship from disputed waters near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Reports in recent days have suggested a large-scale stand-off between several coastguard ships from each country as a Chinese oil exploration ship entered contested waters near the Spratly Islands.  “Over the last several days, the Chinese survey ship, Haiyang Dizhi 8, and its escorts conducted activities in the southern area of the East Sea that violated Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf,” foreign affairs ministry spokesperson Le Thi…

More Filipinos distrust, doubt China’s ‘good’ intentions: SWS poll

The June 22 to 26 survey of 1,200 adults showed that 51 percent of Filipinos had little trust in China, 21 percent were undecided while 27 percent had much trust. This resulted in net trust of -24, worse than the -6 recorded in March. Social Weather Stations MANILA (UPDATE) – Filipinos are growing distrustful of China, according to a Social Weather Stations poll conducted after an incident in disputed waters that stoked fresh tensions between Manila and Beijing. The June 22 to 26 survey of 1,200 adults showed that 51…

Fly me to the moon … before China does

A new space race is on, and this time it’s the U.S. versus China rather than the former Soviet Union. In the coming years, NASA and the China National Space Administration separately plan to send a series of missions to the moon with the goal of having a strong presence on its south pole — heightening the likelihood of tension and conflict. The moon’s south pole is appealing to both countries because it contains what NASA calls water ice — a critical resource for exploration and survival. “Water ice represents life support,”…