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 ...

Sep 2, 2016

Panel defers accord on Japan-proposed fishing limit of bluefin tuna

Wrapping up a five-day meeting in Kyushu on Friday, an international fisheries panel deferred an agreement to invoke emergency fishing restrictions for bluefin tuna in the northern Pacific amid concerns that the species is dwindling due to overfishing. Japan had proposed invoking a catch ...