South China Sea

US condemns China’s ‘escalatory’ actions in the South China Sea

Strong statement from Washington after China and Philippines trade blame over collision near disputed shoal.

Philippines seeks UN validation to extend continental shelf limits

The extension would go beyond the outer limits of the Philippines’ 200-mile EEZ in the South China Sea.

Philippines promises to protect fishermen as China’s trespass rule takes hold

A new regulation says the Chinese coast guard can arrest foreign vessels and crew in waters claimed by Beijing.

ASEAN chief: Bloc won’t pick sides in US-China rivalry

Meanwhile, a binding code of conduct on the South China Sea is at least another 2 years away.

Philippines ‘monitoring’ Vietnam’s South China Sea island building

Officials stopped short of condemning Hanoi’s rapid land reclamation work.

Vietnam asks Philippines to respect its interests and consult on sea boundary

Manila is seeking to extend its continental shelf in the South China Sea.

Philippines ‘monitoring’ Vietnam’s South China Sea island building

Officials stopped short of condemning Hanoi’s rapid land reclamation work.