China Coast Guard Challenges Merchant Ship Near Contested Reef

Green Aura at her naming ceremony, 2019 (Aegean Tankers) By The Maritime Executive 2019-11-04 14:10:10 During a recent transit past disputed Scarborough Shoal off the coast of Luzon, the Greek-owned tanker Green Aura was harassed by a Chinese government vessel, her master told Philippine media last week. Though Scarborough is claimed by the Philippines and is located within Philippine waters, the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has insisted that it will not raise the matter with Beijing.  The Green Aura’s master, Philippine national Capt. Manolo Ebora, told Philippine outlet…

US envoy to ASEAN denounces Chinese “intimidation” in South China Sea

Email Posted November 05, 2019 09:23:16 A White House representative spoke out against what he called Chinese “conquest” in the region, but said the US would continue to seek closer relations with China. Source: ABC News | Duration: 36sec Topics: world-politics, territorial-disputes, international-aid-and-trade, trade, agreements-and-treaties, united-states, china Source link

U.S., China cross swords over S. China Sea at regional summit

The United States and China traded barbs Monday over the issue of the disputed South China Sea at the East Asia Summit which brought together 18 Asia-Pacific nations. According to diplomatic sources, U.S. national security adviser Robert O’Brien, who attended on behalf of U.S. President Donald Trump, stressed that China’s claims of sovereignty over the sea are unacceptable. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang argued that if a conflict occurs in the South China Sea, the economic impact on China will be immeasurable, and called on and foreign countries not to increase…

US accuses Beijing of ‘intimidation’ in South China Sea

BANGKOK — Washington and Beijing traded tit-for-tat barbs over the disputed South China Sea at a regional summit in Bangkok on Monday, with the US accusing the fellow superpower of intimidating claimants in the resource-rich waterway. China hit back with a veiled criticism of the US, accusing it of ratcheting up tensions in the waters, a key global shipping route. Beijing lays claim to huge swathes of the sea where it is accused of building military installations and fake islands, and ramming fishing vessels. The US has long accused…

U.S. accuses Beijing of ‘intimidation’ in South China Sea

‘INTIMIDATION.’ US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien (L) shakes hands with China’s Premier Li Keqiang during a bilateral meeting in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN Summit. Photo by Romeo Gacad/Pool/AFP BANGKOK, Thailand – Washington and Beijing traded tit-for-tat barbs over the disputed South China Sea at a regional summit in Bangkok Monday, November 4, with the US accusing the fellow superpower of intimidating claimants in the resource-rich waterway. China hit back with a veiled criticism of the…

U.S. envoy says Beijing’s South China Sea actions like ‘conquest’

U.S. National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien attends 7th ASEAN-United States Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun BANGKOK (Reuters) – A U.S. envoy to a leaders’ summit in Southeast Asia criticized China’s actions in the disputed South China Sea as akin to “conquest”. White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said the disputes over territorial waters claimed by China and several Southeast Asian countries should be handled peacefully. “We don’t think they should be handled by intimidation or through maritime militias or by random ships or…

U.S. envoy says Beijing’s South China Sea actions like ‘conquest’

BANGKOK — A U.S. envoy to a leaders’ summit in Southeast Asia criticized China’s actions in the disputed South China Sea as akin to “conquest.” White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said the disputes over territorial waters claimed by China and several Southeast Asian countries should be handled peacefully. “We don’t think they should be handled by intimidation or through maritime militias or by random ships or by surrounding islands,” O’Brien said. “That’s just not how things should be done in the 21st century. That’s conquest.” Nevertheless, O’Brien said…

US envoy decries intimidation in disputed South China Sea » Manila Bulletin News

Published November 4, 2019, 5:43 PM By Reuters BANGKOK – A US envoy denounced Chinese “intimidation” in the South China Sea at a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders on Monday and invited them to a special summit in Washington on behalf of President Donald Trump. US National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien attends 7th ASEAN-United States Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, November 4, 2019. (REUTERS / Soe Zeya Tun / MANILA BULLETIN) China has made sweeping maritime claims in the resource-rich waters of the South China Sea and angered neighbors by…

China says U.S. should not ‘gesticulate’ about South China Sea issue – Breaking News

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF) China’s foreign ministry said on Monday that the United States should not “gesticulate” about the South China Sea issue. Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily news briefing in Beijing. A U.S. envoy denounced Chinese “intimidation” in the South China Sea at a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders on Monday and invited them to a special summit in Washington on behalf of President Donald Trump. var cont = `Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5…