Nobel Peace Prize for Trump at stake with Xi …

The United States and China have become entangled in a number of disputes of late, ranging from trade and development of the global economy, to fundamental values and human rights. Five particularly urgent issues now at stake include U.S-China trade tensions, Hong Kong’s anti-extradition bill protests, territorial disputes in the South China Sea, human rights concerns, as well as religious freedom. US-China trade war In August 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. trade representative (USTR) to investigate China’s technology transfer practices. Based…

Duterte to raise ‘irritants’ to PH-China ties with Xi: Palace

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Has Xi Jinping Stirred a Backlash?

When relations between China and the West frayed in the wake of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping gave guidance that set Beijing’s course for several decades. “Hide our capacities and bide our time, be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership,” he urged. As Deng and his successors opened China up to the world and avoided international conflicts, they sparked an economic miracle that propelled hundreds of millions out of poverty. A very different attitude increasingly prevails in Beijing. With China’s economy already…

No UNCLOS, no US-EU in South China Sea: Xi Jinping wants code of conduct finished before Duterte’s term ends

Last updated Aug 12, 2019 After its initial reluctance, China is now urging members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to complete the code of conduct on the South China Sea before 2021, when President Rodrigo Duterte’s three year turn as chairman of the regional ends. Nikkei Asia editor-in-chief Toru Takahashi said the three-year deadline was “unilaterally imposed” by China Premier Li Keqiang to take advantage of Duterte’s soft stance on China. Takahashi said China also insisted that the negotiations be made with Asean not as a group but…

Palace: China’s refusal to recognize arbitral ruling won’t stop Duterte from raising it with Xi

Palace: China’s refusal to recognize arbitral ruling won’t stop Duterte from raising it with Xi MANILA, Philippines — China’s refusal to recognize the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea would not deter President Rodrigo Duterte from invoking the landmark decision during his visit to China this month, Malacañang said Sunday.  The 2016 arbitral ruling by a Hague-based court invalidated China’s expansive maritime claim in the South China Sea and upheld the Philippines’ rights over its 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone. READ: ‘Time has come’ for Duterte to raise arbitral…

Duterte to raise ‘delay’ in South China Sea Code of Conduct with Xi Jinping

Asked who is ‘delaying’ the completion of the South China Sea Code of Conduct, President Rodrigo Duterte says, ‘It could be China. Nobody else is asking us to wait.’ Published 10:54 AM, August 09, 2019 Updated 10:55 AM, August 09, 2019 TALKING TO CHINA. President Rodrigo Duterte tells reporters he will bring up the code of conduct in his next trip to China. Malacañang photo MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte thinks China might be behind the “delay” in finalizing the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, saying…

Philippines’ Duterte to raise South China Sea ruling with Xi | Philippines News

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plans to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to discuss a 2016 arbitration case over the South China Sea as domestic pressure grows on him to stand up to Beijing. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague handed Manila a legal victory three years ago by rejecting Beijing’s claims to economic rights across large swaths of the South China Sea. But political opponents and critics have accused Duterte of turning his back on his country by setting aside the case and gambling the Philippines’ territorial…

Philippines’ Duterte to meet China’s Xi over S. China Sea arbitration win

MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will meet Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping soon to discuss a 2016 arbitration case over the South China Sea, an aide said on Tuesday, as domestic pressure builds for the firebrand leader to stand up to Beijing. Duterte has a consistent approval rating of about 80 percent but the same surveys show people in the Philippines mistrust China and want the government to fight its perceived maritime bullying. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said the leaders are likely to meet at the end of this month…

As South Korea fires on Russian jets, why are Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping teaming up?

Fears that US-North Korean tensions over the nuclear issue could lead to a shooting war have distracted us from other dangerous developments in East Asia. With South Korean aircraft firing hundreds of shots on Tuesday to chase off Russian spy planes encroaching on its air space, it is clear that the region  is a powder keg with several fuses close to too many lit matches. It is not only Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un who can spark “fire and fury”. Although it was Russian aircraft, operating out of their base…