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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Malaysia Urges Nations to Stand Down from ‘Military Posturing’

Sandra Loyd

Malaysia on Wednesday required countries to refrain from “military posturing” amidst stress in the South China Sea, 2 days after Washington revealed a harder position on Beijing’s territorial claims in the objected to waterway. Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein required cooperation amongst Southeast Asian nations in fixing stress in the maritime area as he made […]

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Oil Company Pulls Out of Vietnamese Oil Field as China Puts the Squeeze on Vietnam

Sandra Loyd

Vietnam has actually cancelled its agreement with an oil well initially indicated to start checking out at an oil field near Lead Bank, off Vietnam’s southeastern coast, the owner of the rig has actually validated. The cancellation comes as China applies pressure on Southeast Asian countries that wish to make use of resources in the […]

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China’s Coast Guard Shows Up at Vanguard Bank Again

Sandra Loyd

Less than a week after China sent out a study vessel into Vietnamese waters, vessel-tracking software application shows that the China Coast Guard has actually appeared at Vanguard Bank, an understood South China Sea flashpoint in between Vietnam and China. The coastguard ship came within 30 nautical miles of a Vietnamese oil well, and its […]

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US Again Patrols Near Chinese Survey Ship In South China Sea

Sandra Loyd

An American Navy combat ship today carried out “routine operations” near a Chinese geological survey ship in the South China Sea, U.S. authorities stated, after the Chinese vessel in June went into a location where Vietnam has actually revealed interest in checking out for oil. The maneuvers in waters around the Spratly Islands echoed occasions […]

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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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