Philippines' Duterte says China building in disputed shoal

Sep 3, 2016

Philippines' Duterte says China building in disputed shoal

Beijing is expanding its large-scale land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday, despite an international court ruling rejecting most of China’s claims in the resource-rich area. A U.N.-backed tribunal ruled in July that China’s claims to almost ...

Sep 1, 2016

Japanese volunteer group receives Magsaysay Award in Philippines

The Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and five other organizations and individuals from Asia on Wednesday formally received the Ramon Magsaysay Award, often dubbed Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, for “all daring to create social good” in the region. The recipients were each conferred ...

With Duterte, hard to separate intentions from bluster

Aug 31, 2016

With Duterte, hard to separate intentions from bluster

Whether Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte aims to shock, inspire or just amuse, deciphering his blunt and often unpredictable rhetoric is a potential challenge for investors seeking policy clarity from the new leader. When it comes to the war on illegal drugs, events have unfolded ...

Vietnam says all will lose in any South China Sea war

Aug 30, 2016

Vietnam says all will lose in any South China Sea war

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang warned on Tuesday there would be no winners in any armed conflict sparked by territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Quang, who is on a state visit to Singapore, told a forum that recent developments there were threatening ...