Xi defiant as Obama presses Chinese leader on South China Sea

Sep 4, 2016

Xi defiant as Obama presses Chinese leader on South China Sea

U.S. President Barack Obama pressed his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Saturday on territorial disputes in the South China Sea, urging Beijing to uphold its legal obligations and stressing the United States’ commitments to its regional allies. Xi said China would continue to safeguard ...

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 ...

Philippines conference discusses nuclear power in Asia-Pacific region

Sep 2, 2016

Philippines conference discusses nuclear power in Asia-Pacific region

A three-day international conference on the prospects of nuclear power in the Asia-Pacific region has wrapped up in Manila, finding the stigma-laden source of energy to be increasingly relevant in the region because of its continuing development and rising population, and the growing campaign ...

Aug 30, 2016

Philippines says China must recognize South China Sea ruling

China will be the “loser” if it does not recognize an international court ruling against Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay Jr. said Tuesday. “We are trying to make China understand especially when the dust settles that ...

Nuclear developers have big plans for small power plants in U.K.

Aug 25, 2016

Nuclear developers have big plans for small power plants in U.K.

Miniature nuclear power plants could help solve Britain’s looming power crunch, rather than the delayed $24 billion Hinkley project, companies developing the technology say. Small modular reactors (SMRs) using current or new technology would be able to produce around a tenth of the electricity ...