Vietnam protests Taiwanese drill in Spratly Islands

Vietnam absolutely opposes Taiwan’s deployment of a drill in Ba Binh area which belongs to Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, said Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry Le Hai Binh.

US Senator highlights need to ensure peace in East Sea

US Senator John McCain said more cooperation is needed to ensure peace, security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea on the basis of international law.

Philippines looks for solutions to East Sea matters

Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay said his country is considering diplomatic solutions and legal processes in line with international law over China’s reported weapon installation

30/12/2016 | 19:39

PCA decision foundation for Philippines to reinforce marine security

The PCA July decision concerning the Philippines’ lawsuit against China’s claims in the East Sea is a foundation for the Philippines to reinforce marine marine security and protect sea resources.

30/12/2016 | 19:22

President asserts Vietnam’s rights and interests in East Sea

Vietnam’s rights and interests in the East Sea are recognised and protected by international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, said President Tran Dai Quang

30/12/2016 | 19:06

US slams China’s seizure of underwater drone in East Sea

A Chinese warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by a US oceanographic vessel in the East Sea, triggering a formal diplomatic protest and a demand for its return, US officials said.

30/12/2016 | 18:54

Philippine President: East Sea issue to be raised if minerals tapped

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will raise the issue of the Philippines’ legal victory in the East Sea with China during his term, especially when resources in the waters are tapped.

30/12/2016 | 18:52

Indonesian researcher: East Sea situation may not be so bad

An Indonesian researcher has shared a view that the situation in the East Sea may not be so bad and there will be no major incidents and clashes in the area.

30/12/2016 | 18:21

East Sea tensions see no signs of cooling down

Tensions in the East Sea have shown no signs of cooling down this year as conflicts and changes of the status quo have continued, said a Vietnamese diplomat.

30/12/2016 | 18:18

US officer: East Sea remains stable thanks to PCA

The East Sea situation in the near future will remain quiet and stable partially due to the PCA ruling on the Philippines’ lawsuit against China’s claims in the East Sea last July.

30/12/2016 | 18:13

China’s deployment of aircraft carrier to East Sea: Challenge to Trump

China has deployed an aircraft carrier to patrol the East Sea, in a move analysts described as a challenge to President-elect Donald J. Trump.

30/12/2016 | 17:32

Ways for Donald Trump to deter China in East Sea

Harry J. Kazianis, Director of Defense Studies at the Center for the National Interest, offered four key points as part of a potential US’s East Sea strategy.

30/12/2016 | 17:32

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