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South China Sea NewsWire

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Security

US renews warning it will defend Philippines after incidents with Chinese vessels in South China Sea

18 June, 2024

The United States renewed a warning Monday that it would defend the Philippines in case of an armed attack under a 1951 treaty, after Chinese ships blocked and collided with two Filipino vessels off a contested shoal in the South China Sea.

Security

Philippines Accuses China of Ramming, Towing in South China Sea Clash

18 June, 2024

Chinese and Philippine ships collided again in the disputed South China Sea on Monday, ratcheting up tensions and prompting the U.S. to condemn Beijing for “irresponsible actions” causing bodily injury.

Diplomacy

Philippines seeks UN confirmation of its vast continental seabed in the disputed South China Sea

16 June, 2024

The Philippines has asked a United Nations body to formally recognize the extent of its undersea continental seabed in the South China Sea, where it would have the exclusive right to exploit resources, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Saturday, in a move that rejects China’s vast territorial claims to the region.

Diplomacy

G7 opposes China’s ‘dangerous’ S. China Sea forays: draft statement

14 June, 2024

G7 leaders called out China for “dangerous” incursions in the South China Sea, amid fears of escalation in the contested Asia Pacific region, according to a draft summit statement seen by AFP Friday.

Security

Philippine military chief urges fishermen to ignore China’s new coastguard rules

14 June, 2024

The Philippine military chief urged Filipino fishermen to keep fishing in the country’s exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea, despite China’s new coastguard rules allowing it to detain trespassers without trial that take effect on June 15.

Security

PLA sends 3 advanced Type 055 destroyers for training exercise in South China Sea

13 June, 2024

Three of China’s most advanced destroyers have taken part in a drill in the disputed South China Sea, state media reported.

Security

ASEAN aims to conclude South China Sea code of conduct by 2026

13 June, 2024

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will speed up negotiations with China on a code of conduct to mitigate the risk of conflicts in the hotly contested South China Sea, a senior official from the Southeast Asian bloc said. The bloc hopes to conclude talks by 2026.

Security

South China Sea: survey shows 73% of Filipinos support military action against Beijing

11 June, 2024

Analysts said it was the first time military action was favoured over diplomacy as a potential solution to the territorial dispute.

Diplomacy

China Angers Neighbor With Spy Ship Near Coast

11 June, 2024

Vietnam has issued a pointed rebuke to China after a Chinese government survey ship sailed into waters claimed by the Southeast Asian country.

Security

China says US plays ‘dishonourable role’ supporting the Philippines in South China Sea

3 June, 2024

China said the US has played an “extremely dishonourable role” in supporting and cooperating with the Philippines, using issues in the South China Sea to undermine relations between China and the region.

Security

Philippines’ Marcos slams illegal actions in South China Sea

31 May, 2024

Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr on Friday denounced illegal, coercive and aggressive actions in the South China Sea, a disputed ocean territory that China has been flooding with coastguard ships in recent months.

Diplomacy

U.S. and Chinese Defense Chiefs Hold First In-Person Talks Since 2022

31 May, 2024

Lloyd J. Austin III met his Chinese counterpart as both countries try to show they can manage their disputes over Taiwan and the South China Sea.

Diplomacy

China’s defence ministry condemns US missile deployment in Philippines

30 May, 2024

China’s defence ministry on Thursday strongly condemned the deployment of a U.S. intermediate range missile system in the northern Philippines during military drills in April, saying it “brought huge risks of war into the region”.

Security

INS Kiltan visits Muara in Brunei as part of Operational Deployment to South China Sea

30 May, 2024

Indian Naval Ship Kiltan visited Muara in Brunei as part of the Operational Deployment of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet to the South China Sea. According to a release in Visakhapatnam on Thursday, the visit demonstrated India’s commitment to further deepening relations between both maritime nations.

Security

China to conduct rocket launches in Yellow Sea on May 28-31

27 May, 2024

China’s maritime safety administration said it will conduct rocket launches in the Yellow Sea on May 28-31, according to a statement. Ships will not be allowed to enter the area during the launches, the statement said on Monday.

Security

Indian naval ships complete deployment to South China Sea

26 May, 2024

India continues to expand its maritime engagement with Southeast Asia as part of the larger cooperation in the Indo-Pacific in line with Act East and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) centrality. In the latest such engagement, three Indian Navy ships — destroyer Delhi, fleet tanker Shakti and anti-submarine corvette Kiltan

Diplomacy

The US defense secretary will visit Cambodia, one of China’s closest allies, after regional talks

25 May, 2024

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is scheduled to make an official visit to Cambodia, one of China’s closest allies in Southeast Asia, after holding talks with his Chinese counterpart at an annual security conference in Singapore, officials said.

Enviroment

Oil shipments at risk from rising sea levels, think tank warns

21 May, 2024

Rising sea levels could severely disrupt crude oil shipments and erode energy security in import-dependent countries like China, South Korea and Japan, with many of the world’s biggest terminals vulnerable to flooding, researchers said on Tuesday.

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