No mention of South China Sea dispute in Duterte-Moon talks

President Rodrigo Duterte (3rd from left) joins other leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in (6th from right) during the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit in Busan on Nov. 26. PCOO MANILA – The South China Sea dispute was not discussed during President Rodrigo Duterte’s bilateral meeting with South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. In an interview during the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit, Lorenzana confirmed that the matter was…

Ex-SC Justice Carpio: China gained what it lost from 2016 arbitral ruling

RETIRED Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio on Tuesday said China should not begrudge the ruling of the international tribunal annulling its historic claim to the whole South China Sea (SCS) “because it gained what it lost by having the means to explore the resources of the high seas.” Keynoting the 50th Anniversary of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Carpio said, “Whatever China lost in arbitration it has actually recovered because it can now fish in the larger high seas because the…

A falling rocket booster just completely flattened a building in China

Last Saturday, China launched a pair of satellites into orbit from its Xichang Satellite Launch Center. On social media, however, the main event was what happened on Earth: a booster from the launch smashed right into a building in the country’s rural south-central region. No one was injured, but videos and photos of the incident showed wreckage left in the booster’s wake, with toxic rocket fuel evaporating. It’s the latest incident in China’s long history with falling rocket parts causing destruction below. The most infamous crash occurred in 1996, when…

South China Sea crisis: China warns US not to provoke ‘mishap’ after intercepting US ship | World | News

President Xi Jinping urged the US to stop “provocative actions” in the region, as the two superpower leaders battle for political and military dominance. US military said they twice sailed ships last week in the periphery of islands claimed by China as they sought to assert their authority in the region where a number of smaller nations also have claims for ownership of waters. One of these islands was Mischief Reef, where littoral combat ship Gabrielle Giffords traveled within 12 nautical miles of the eastern Spratly Islands – which China, Malaysia,…

‘One of the biggest national mistakes’: veteran diplomat slams Canberra

Mr Quinlan’s began his comments about Canberra by revealing that information had been exchanged between Australia and Indonesia about how to construct a planned capital city, particularly focused on “where we think we might have failed”. Loading “Because the evolution of Canberra – and I’m not a fan of Canberra, never have been, I think it’s one of the biggest national mistakes we ever made, but anyway that’s neither here nor there, now that I’ve got that off my chest – but there is a lot of exchange of that…

All You Need To Know About The South China Sea Dispute

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Foreign Drugs, Rebels Give Philippines New Causes to Bolster Defense | Voice of America

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – The dispatch of two Philippine coast guard ships to the Sulu Sea might normally register as a quick blip on the radar of world maritime movement. But shipments of illegal drugs and support for violent Muslim rebels cross that sea from other countries into the Philippines, which struggles to contain both. The Chinese navy is growing stronger not far away, too, and China disputes tracts of sea with the Philippines. The Philippines has historically had a weak defense, especially at sea. Research database GlobalFirePower.com ranks the Philippine…