Beijing pushes Manila, Hanoi closer

Jun 9, 2014

Beijing pushes Manila, Hanoi closer

China has accused Vietnam of ramming its ships more than 1,000 times in a disputed part of the South China Sea and said while it wants good relations with its southern neighbor, it would not abandon principles to achieve that. The accusation came after ...

Jun 6, 2014

Securing the rule of law at sea


To resolve conflicting territorial claims in Southeast Asia, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls upon governments in the region to return to the spirit and provisions of the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea.

Jun 5, 2014

Japan, China execs vow to unite on commerce

Business leaders from Japan and China have pledged to keep the lines of communication open despite diplomatic friction over the Senkaku Islands and conflicting perceptions of wartime history. “Relations between China and Japan are in a state to be very concerned,” Charles Yin, founder ...

Jun 4, 2014

Court to China: Support sea claims

A tribunal in The Hague has asked China to defend its territorial claims in the South China Sea by submitting evidence within six months, despite Beijing’s refusal to respond to a Philippines legal challenge to its vast claims in the region. China has refused ...

Australia backs U.S. comments on China's 'destabilizing' acts

Jun 2, 2014

Australia backs U.S. comments on China's 'destabilizing' acts

Australian Defense Minister David Johnston has backed comments by his United States counterpart, Chuck Hagel, accusing China of “destabilizing” actions in the South China Sea. Speaking in Singapore on Saturday, Hagel accused China of a number of alleged infractions, including against the Philippines and ...

May 20, 2014

China bashing doesn't help


China is getting bashed by a perfect storm of its own counterproductive public relations, its actions and reactions, and what China perceives as the harmonized public diplomacy strategy of its detractors. That's not good for peace in the South China Sea.