“Anyone with clear eyes saw long ago that behind these drills is reflected a mentality that will lead the South China Sea issue down a fork in the road towards military confrontation and resolution through armed force,” the People's Liberation ...
The standoff began early last week when Chinese surveillance ships prevented a Philippines warship from arresting several Chinese fishermen near Scarborough Shoal, an area both sides claim as sovereign territory. Manila has requested to refer the
There is no dearth of claims on the territory in the South China Sea, from China, the Philippines, and Vietnam to Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei. Among other aspects of the multilayered territorial disputes, China is holding 21 Vietnamese fishermen,
The standoff at the Scarborough Shoal, sparked April 10 when the Philippines accused Chinese fishermen of poaching in its territory, is being closely watched to see how far Beijing will go in its increasingly assertive stance on territorial claims in
Vietnam and the Philippines the first pick, the United States, Japan, India, Australia, Russia and other extraterritorial countries have involved, the situation in the South China Sea has become increasingly intricate. ... that the Philippines has a
since April, the South China Sea is very calm, while the Philippine warships to the Huangyan Island, board the Chinese fishing vessel inspection requirements detained, while the Vietnamese monks vowed to board the Nansha Islands ... Vietnam and other