South China Sea

Manila accuses China of dangerous maneuvers in South China Sea

8 Philippine naval personnel were injured when Chinese vessels blocked a Philippine supply ship.

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.

US official on Vietnam visit warns of ‘irresponsible’ China

US Assistant State Secretary Kritenbrink visited Vietnam amid heightened tensions between China and Philippines.

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.