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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Two US Aircraft Carriers Sail in South China Sea as Tensions Mount

Sandra Loyd

For the first time in a number of years, the United States has actually released two attack aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, the U.S. Navy stated Monday, right after China bent its own marine muscle with a military workout in the challenged Paracel Islands. The military maneuvers indicate increasing tensions in the area, […]

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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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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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Manila Rejects China’s Designation of Two New Sea Districts

Sandra Loyd

The Philippines on Thursday “strongly” opposed China’s development of two districts in the challenged South China Sea, stating Beijing’s relocation breached the Southeast Asian country’s territorial sovereignty. Manila had actually been opposing Beijing’s self-declared Sansha City “and the extent of its administrative jurisdiction” considering that 2012, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) stated in a […]

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China Ups Ante in South China Sea With New Place Names, Administrative Districts

Sandra Loyd

China has actually upped the ante amidst increasing stress in the South China Sea by stating 2 new administrative districts for the objected to area and launching a new map calling all the reefs and islands it declares. The intriguing relocations come as Beijing deals with diplomatic pushback from a few of its Southeast Asian […]

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China Sends Coast Guard Ship to Scarborough Shoal

Sandra Loyd

China has actually released a patrol vessel from its Coast Guard to the Scarborough Shoal, the current salvo in its continual pressure campaign versus Philippine-claimed features in the challenged South China Sea, ship-tracking information shows. The China Coast Guard (CCG) ship 3302 was at Scarborough Shoal since Wednesday, Radio Free Asia can verify. It left […]

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