Carpio: China’s sea claims ‘fake news of the century’

DAVAO CITY — Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio described China’s claim that the West Philippine Sea was part of its historical territory as “fake news of the century and a gigantic fraud of the human race” that should not be allowed to pass. He called on Filipinos and other peoples in Southeast Asia to spread the truth and debunk the Chinese narrative about the disputed South China Sea. “We cannot expect the Chinese government to tell its people it is fake history, we have to do it ourselves,…

Crisis and Concerns for Vietnam

By Sonu Trivedi This is a time of great crisis and concern for Vietnam when its claim of sovereignty has been challenged in the South China Sea, particularly in the block 05.1 and 06.1 where huge deployment by Chinese vessel has been witnessed over the past couple of weeks. This has been the third-biggest Chinese standoff since 2011 which witnessed cutting down of cables to 2014 incident when huge drilling platform was laid down sparkling a diplomatic crisis between the two neighbours and finally in 2019 beginning with stationing of…

Chinese ship spotted near Vietnam coastline fuels South China Sea tensions

Chinese ships in South China Sea near Haiyang Shiyou also known as HD-981 in Vietnam in South China Sea on July 15, 2014.Reuters Weeks after a tense standoff between Vietnam and the Chinese military in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), another Chinese survey vessel was spotted inching towards Vietnam’s coastline on Saturday, August 24. Data from a Marine Traffic, a website that tracks vessel movements revealed that the Chinese ship surveyed Vietnam’s EEZ guided by four ships and around 102 kilometres southeast of Vietnam’s Phu Quy island and 185 kilometres from…

US raps China for ‘escalation’ in South China Sea

A Vietnamese policeman (left) approaches anti-China protesters as they hold placards during a demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, August 6, 2019. On Thursday, the US said China redeployed a government-owned survey vessel — with armed escorts — into the waters off Vietnam earlier this month. Kham, Reuters WASHINGTON—The United States on Thursday sharpened its criticism of China’s activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea, slamming an “escalation” in efforts to intimidate other claimants” such as Vietnam. China redeployed a government-owned survey vessel —…

US Calls Deployment of Chinese Coast Guard Ships Near Indian Oil Block in S China Sea ‘Escalation’

World 11:43 23.08.2019Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): The US has expressed deep concern over China’s redeployment of coast guard’s ships into the waters off the shore of Vietnam near India’s oil block in the South China Sea. The US State Department has accused Beijing of interfering with ‘Vietnam’s longstanding oil and gas activities in ‘Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). “China’s redeployment of a government-owned survey vessel, together with armed escorts, into waters offshore Vietnam near Vanguard Bank on 13 August, is an escalation by Beijing in its efforts to…

China’s unilateralism in South China Sea doesn’t help anyone, including Beijing

In another conflagration in the South China Sea, the Chinese survey vessel Haiyang Dizhi 8 has returned to waters within Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), this time with more air support. It will be recalled that the Chinese ship had first entered Vietnam’s EEZ on July 4 and had stayed in the vicinity for more than a month. It was accompanied by several Chinese coast guard and fishing vessels. After vigorous protests by Vietnam, the US and other stakeholders in the South China Sea – which included a statement by…

Deeply concerned with China’s interference in ASEAN claimants’ activities in South China Sea: US

China claims its presence in South China Sea predates that of the other claimants | Source: Google Earth&nbsp Key Highlights China claims its presence in the area predates that of the other claimants Many countries from Southeast Asia like Brunei, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines claim certain rights over South China Sea The US said that China’s actions undermine regional peace and security, impose economic costs on Southeast Asian states Washington: The United States launched a scathing attack on China for carrying out activities…

UPDATE 2-New allies Vietnam, Australia express concern over South China Sea tensions – Energy & Oil

* Vietnam PM deeply concerned with ‘complicated developments’ * Chinese, Vietnamese ships locked in standoff since early July * At least two Vietnamese navy ships shadowing Chinese vessels * Australian PM says international law must be upheld (Adds Chinese Foreign Ministry comments) By James Pearson and Khanh Vu HANOI, Aug 23 (Reuters) – New allies Vietnam and Australia expressed concern on Friday about China’s activities in the South China Sea, where Vietnamese and Chinese vessels are locked in a tense standoff in Vietnamese-controlled waters. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc…