Malaysia, Vietnam don’t have claims in PH EEZ

‘In fact, China is the only country that claims Philippine EEZ in the West Philippine Sea,’ says Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio Published 6:40 PM, August 20, 2019 Updated 6:40 PM, August 20, 2019 WEST PHILIPPINE SEA. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio points out that Malaysia and Vietnam do not claim any part of the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone in the West Philippine Sea. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio corrected House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano…

Carpio rebuts Cayetano: ‘Vietnam, Malaysia don’t claim any part of Philippine EEZ’

MANILA — Vietnam and Malaysia do not claim waters where the Philippines have exclusive rights over natural resources, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said Tuesday, contradicting a remark by House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.  Cayetano on Monday said Vietnam and Malaysia occupy more islands than China in the West Philippine Sea. He also dismissed calls by critics to stand up against Beijing’s incursion over the resource-rich waters.  The Philippines occupies 9 features in the waterway; Malaysia occupies, 5; Vietnam, 21; and China, 8 including Scarborough Shoal locally known…

Vietnam Activists Stage Rare Anti-China Protest Amid Concerns Over Survey Ship

Four activists in south-central Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa province were detained by police on Sunday morning for staging an anti-China protest at a landmark popular with Chinese tourists in the provincial capital Nha Trang, one of the protesters said. Detainee Nguyen Lai told RFA’s Vietnamese Service that the demonstrators were calling on people to join them in widespread protests to be held on Aug. 22-25 in places where Chinese tourists congregate and in front of Chinese embassies and consulates in Vietnam. “There aren’t any Chinese consulates in Nha Trang, so we…

Korean scholar says states should not resort to force – Politics & Laws – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

President of the Geopolitics Institute of Korea, Professor-Doctor Lee Woong-Hyeon, talks to Vietnam News Agency correspondent Manh Hung in Seoul about the recent activities by China in the East Sea.     Professor-Doctor Lee Woong-Hyeon (R) answering VNA correspondent Manh Hung in Seoul     As an expert on international relations, can you give us your general assessment on the current security situation in the East Sea and speak about the China’s intentions?   As far as I know, the Chinese geological survey vessel’s activities in…

South China Sea: Tensions escalate as Vietnam begs Beijing to remove vessels | World | News

Like many countries in the region, Vietnam has clashed with China over certain areas which Beijing considers within its nine-dash line policy. The nine-dash line policy is the demarcation line marked out by Beijing and includes hotly contested island groups such as the Spratly and Paracels. Recently, Vietnam confirmed that a Chinese survey vessel had re-entered its territorial waters, thus inflaming tensions once again. Following the return of the Chinese vessel, Vietnam has pleaded with China to leave the Vanguard bank. In a statement, Le Thi Thu Hang, a spokeswoman…

South China Sea tensions escalate amid Vietnam survey ship protest – South China Morning Post

South China Sea tensions escalate amid Vietnam survey ship protest  South China Morning Post Decoding Australia’s Strange Silence Over China’s Transgressions in the South China Sea  The Diplomat South China Sea bombshell: Philippines in crisis over presence of fleet of warships  Express.co.uk Washington Sleeps While China Makes Waves in South China Sea  Geopoliticalmonitor.com Philippines Protests China’s Flotilla Of Militia Ships In South China Sea  International Business Times View full coverage on Google News Source link

Duterte Should Visit Vietnam And Malaysia Before Visiting China

Before visiting his “friends” in Beijing at the end of this month, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte needs a strategy lesson or two on how to stop Chinese vessels from invading Philippine waters. And he needs a lesson on how to stop China from turning the Philippines into a modern day semi-colony. Duterte’s visit to Beijing comes at a time China has stepped up its efforts to assert that South China Sea is its own sea.  In July and early August, Chinese warships sailed their way in waters south of the Philippines,…

Chinese survey ship returns to disputed waters claimed by Vietnam | China News

A Chinese survey vessel has re-entered disputed waters in the South China Sea, according to ship tracking analysis, after a tense month-long standoff in the same area that inflamed tensions between Vietnam and China. Vietnam said last week the ship had left the area, but on Tuesday it had returned, according to the US-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS), and has remained in the area early on Wednesday.  The ship was accompanied by at least two Chinese coastguard ships, and several Vietnamese ships closely followed the Chinese fleet. China…