Details of new Chinese aircraft carrier revealed in sea trial footage – Asean+

China’s state broadcaster has aired footage of the country’s new aircraft carrier, revealing details for the first time of the home-grown warship’s interior. While the new aircraft carrier is not expected to take part in a fleet review marking the PLA Navy’s 70th anniversary on Tuesday, a CCTV report has offered a rare glimpse of the vessel in footage taken during its most recent sea trial. The naval parade will include 32 Chinese warships – including its first and only operational aircraft carrier the Liaoning – and 20 foreign vessels…

Asean morning news for April 15

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   PH urges ASEAN to share moves vs money launderingMember-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should share efforts in deterring money-laundering schemes that have been proven to be a primary funding source of international terrorist activities, a Philippine official said.— ABS-CBN News (video) ASEAN and China struggle to buckle the belt and roadChina’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) continues to draw criticism and disapproval.— Milbank Monitor Southeast Asia’s energy majors pivot sharply to green powerSoutheast Asian energy companies,…

South China Sea militarization might undermine ASEAN, Pentagon says

South China Sea militarization might undermine ASEAN, Pentagon says MANILA, Philippines — Washington sees an undermining of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states as Beijing continues to militarize the South China Sea. China and Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines, have overlapping claims in the disputed waterway. In recent years, Beijing and the 10-member regional bloc have been negotiating on a legally-binding Code of Conduct in the South China Sea. Speaking before a Congressional hearing, US Defense assistant secretary Randall Schriver noted that China, under the leadership…

Asia Times | Unwise to force ASEAN to take sides

The Pacific region does not always seem quite pacific, as its waters are roiled by forces inimical to peace. While China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are trying to make the South China Sea a region of peace, friendship and cooperation, US media across the ocean do not want to see this happen, as they muddy the waters through speculation and by misleading the world. They do not mind launching open and covert attacks in order to disrupt the calm. Embed from Getty Images On March 11, CNN reported that…

Forcing ASEAN to take sides is doomed to fail

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT The Pacific does not always seem quite pacific as its waters are roiled by forces inimical to peace. While China and ASEAN are trying to make the South China Sea a region of peace, friendship and cooperation, US media from across the ocean does not want to see this happen as it muddies the waters through speculation and by misleading the world. It does not mind launching open and covert attacks in order to disrupt the calm.  On March 11, CNN reported that Singapore bought F-35 fighter…

More Asean states agree to speed up talks on South China Sea pact: Beijing, East Asia News & Top Stories

BEIJING • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said yesterday that an increasing number of Asean countries have agreed with China’s proposal to speed up negotiations for a pact on the South China Sea. He again warned other nations against interfering in the process. “We welcome well-intentioned advice, but do not accept political smears or interference. Countries in the region should grasp in our own hands the key to peace and stability in the South China Sea,” said Mr Wang. Speaking at a media conference on the sidelines of legislative meetings…

More Asean nations agree to speed up negotiations on South China Sea: Chinese foreign minister, East Asia News & Top Stories

BEIJING – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday (March 8) that an increasing number of Asean nations have agreed with China’s proposal to speed up negotiations for a pact on the South China Sea. He again warned other nations against interfering in the process. “We welcome well-intentioned advice but do not accept political smears or interference. Countries in the region should grasp in our own hands the key to peace and stability in the South China Sea,”said Mr Wang. Speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of…

China committed to work with ASEAN on SCS Code of Conduct – Amb. Zhao » Manila Bulletin News

Published March 7, 2019, 11:28 AM By Genalyn Kabiling China is committed to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in crafting the code of conduct in the South China Sea to keep peace and stability in the region, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua said on Wednesday. Chinese Ambassador to Manila Zhao Jianhua(ROBINSON NIÑAL / PRESIDENTIAL FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) The ambassador affirmed China’s resolve to settle the disputes through peaceful means, hoping there will be “further progress” in maintaining regional peace. “Rest assured China…

China, ASEAN see smooth progress on S. China Sea COC | Nation | China Daily – Gooruf.com

Article taken from: www.chinadailyhk.com China, ASEAN see smooth progress on S. China Sea COC By Xinhua Friday, March 01, 2019, 23:01 By Xinhua China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang takes a question during a press briefing on April 6, 2016 in Beijing, China. (PHOTO / XINHUA)BEIJING – China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) countries have witnessed “smooth progress” over consultation on a Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea during a recent joint meeting, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said Friday. We have…

South China Sea: ASEAN & East Asia Summits need to address current tensions in South China Sea region

Situation in South China Sea is snowballing into a major crisis following China’s latest belligerent moves and the forthcoming East Asia Summit and ASEAN Summits this week in Singapore will be an opportunity to reduce tensions amid presence of global leaders. Tensions have been running high in the South China Sea in recent months, with regular US B-52 bomber flights through the region and Chinese PLA Navy warships challenging American military ships and aircraft that venture too close to Chinese-occupied territories in SCS. USA and China have come dangerously close…