May 20, 2014

China bashing doesn't help

by Mark Valencia

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.

ASEAN balks on singling out China in communique

May 12, 2014

ASEAN balks on singling out China in communique

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told Southeast Asian leaders that China is slandering his country and committing dangerous violations in disputed waters, but the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) group refrained from criticizing Beijing in a summit communique released Monday. Southeast ...

May 10, 2014

China's actions hit by U.S. senators

Several U.S. lawmakers on Friday criticized China for its “deeply troubling” actions in disputed areas of the South China Sea, and urged passage of legislation that seeks peaceful solutions to rising maritime tensions. Neighbors China and Vietnam have seen tensions soar since Beijing recently ...

Tensions high as South China Sea disputes boil over

May 7, 2014

Tensions high as South China Sea disputes boil over

China has demanded the Philippines release a Chinese fishing boat and its crew seized in the disputed South China Sea on Wednesday, the latest flare-up in the oil and gas-rich waters that are claimed wholly or in part by six nations. Tensions are also ...

Jan 24, 2014

Virginia textbooks to use Sea of Japan, East Sea

The Virginia Senate passed a bill Thursday that will require future school textbooks to carry both names used by the Japanese and South Korean governments for the waters between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. The bill to teach students the East Sea, used by ...