Indonesia Presses China for Probe into Sailors’ Deaths on Fishing Boats

Sandra Loyd

In talks with her Chinese equivalent Thursday, Indonesia’s foreign minister revealed “profound concerns” about deaths of Indonesian employees aboard Chinese fishing vessels, as one of her personnel revealed that 4 more sailors had actually passed away in May and June, with their bodies tossed into the sea in July. The statement about the 4 deaths, […]

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As US, Australia Hang Tough on China, Singapore Seeks Stability

Sandra Loyd

Singapore’s leader on Tuesday appealed for stability in the significantly tense relationship in between the United States and China relations, revealing issue that either the 2 world powers might clash, or that the U.S. might turn its back on the area. On the other hand, the leading diplomats and defense authorities of allies U.S. and […]

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Australia Joins List of Nations Rejecting China’s Maritime Claims in South China Sea

Sandra Loyd

Australia has actually sent out a diplomatic note to the United Nations rejecting China’s extensive maritime claims in the South China Sea, signing up with the growing list of nations that have actually pressed back versus Beijing’s anticipation of “historic rights” to the challenged waters. The note was sent out to the UN on Thursday […]

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Indonesian Navy Conducts Major Exercise Amid South China Sea Tensions

Sandra Loyd

Indonesia is staging a major marine exercise today in the Java Sea and the South China Sea, the objected to waterway where tensions have actually increased recently in between China and the United States. The Indonesian Navy’s Western Fleet held an exercise in the Java Sea on Wednesday as part of a series of drills […]

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Chinese Boat Supervisor Charged Following Indonesian Crewman’s Death

Sandra Loyd

The supervisor of a Chinese fishing boat has actually been apprehended on charges of attack and human trafficking after the death of an Indonesian team member whose remains was found recently, authorities in Indonesia’s Riau Islands stated. Indonesian authorities apprehended 2 Chinese boats as they cruised near Singapore on July 8 after authorities got a […]

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China Resumes Dredging at Woody Island in the Paracels

Sandra Loyd

China is dredging in a bay at Woody Island, its greatest settlement in the South China Sea, most likely to broaden the synthetic island’s northwest corner, satellite images shows. This advancement in the contested Paracel island chain, in the northern part of the South China Sea, comes amidst installing issue in Southeast Asia over China’s […]

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Japan and ASEAN Weigh China Threat in Disputed Seas

Sandra Loyd

Japan and the members of the Southeast Asian bloc voiced issues Thursday over increasing stress in the South and East China Seas, as China’s assertiveness grows and ASEAN thinks about when to resume settlements with Beijing on a standard procedure. Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Countries, or ASEAN, will hold a virtual top […]

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‘No Reason to Negotiate’ With Beijing on South China Sea

Sandra Loyd

The Indonesian foreign minister stated Thursday there was “no reason to negotiate” as she declared Jakarta’s position that it has no overlapping claims with Beijing in the South China Sea, days after Indonesia sent out the U.N. chief another letter on the subject. The diplomatic letter to United Nations Secretary- General António Guterres, dated June […]

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Indonesia Rejects China’s Offer For South China Sea Talks

Sandra Loyd

Indonesia on Friday declined a Chinese offer for settlements on the South China Sea, as Jakarta restated that it had no overlapping claims with Beijing in its special financial zone. The Chinese federal government, in a letter to U.N. Secretary- General António Guterres on Tuesday, acknowledged it had no territorial disagreement with Indonesia however stated […]

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In Letter to UN Chief, Indonesia Takes Stand on South China Sea

Sandra Loyd

Indonesia added its weight to current diplomatic relocations by ASEAN members opposing Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea, sending out an unusual diplomatic note to the head of the United Nations previously today. The letter, sent out to U.N. Secretary- General António Guterres on Tuesday, defined the Indonesian federal government’s assistance for a 2016 […]

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