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    Lawmaker suggests PH economic sanctions against China

    A former army general who is now a congressman wants to impose economic sanctions on China if Beijing would ignore the ruling of UNCLOS on the dispute in the South China Sea. Congressman Rodolfo Biazon said that allies should participate in that sanction and he is exhorting its neighboring...
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    US urges wider challenge to China’s claims in South China Sea

    Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet, said Australia and other countries should follow the US lead and conduct “freedom-of-navigation” naval operations. That is referring to the 12 nautical miles limit of contested islands in the South China Sea. Currently in...
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    Australian leaders call for China to halt expansion

    Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely said that the South China sea is a very important area for Australia. They are working closely with the claimants in the South China Sea particularly with the Philippines to reduce the tension in the disputed region which is the Spratlys...
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    Arms race in South China Sea

    Admiral Scott Swift, the US Pacific Fleet Commander, is hinting on a possible arms race in the South China Sea as an effect of the militarization of the Spratlys and other areas. Settling the issue with the use of military force is not far fetched since the international law is seemingly ignored...
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    Chinese diplomat said territorial dispute can be resolved thru talks

    Now they are talking sense. Where before, the Chinese authorities snubbed any initiative on talks about the South China Sea territorial issue, now they are at least being positive. Xinhua News Service reported that Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said any unilateral resort to...
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    China | News & Update

    China and the Philippine leaders are meeting face to face with some 20 other world leaders next week for the APEC summit. The annual Asia Pacific Economic Conference is a good venue to thresh out the territorial dispute in the Spratlys. I wonder why China is skirting the issue and the...