9-dash line - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 9-dash line


'Abominable' also blocked in Malaysia over South China Sea map

Oct 20, 2019 - 1:17 PM

'Universal has decided not to make the censor cut required by the Malaysian censor board and as such will not be able to release the film in Malaysia,' says its distributor United International Pictures Malaysia

BLOCKED. The movie does not make the censorship cut of Malaysia's authorities. Still courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Animated film 'Abominable' pulled in Vietnam over China's 9-dash line in map

Oct 14, 2019 - 4:44 PM

The U-shaped line appears on a map of the South China Sea in a scene in the film, which is about a Chinese teenager helping a yeti return to his home on Mount Everest

REVOKED. Vietnam revokes the license of 'Abominable' over a controversial scene. Still courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Duterte gov't to stamp PH map 'with entire EEZ' on China passports

Aug 06, 2019 - 3:37 PM

'So tit for tat,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

Duterte allows stamping of China passports with 9-dash line image

Aug 06, 2019 - 1:16 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte agrees to end the implementation of a 7-year-old Philippine government policy that served as a form of protest against China's inclusion of its 9-dash line in its e-passports

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 1-7, 2017

May 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Must watch videos from the past week

Why Justice Carpio wants China to read his e-book

May 06, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Through his new e book on the South China Sea dispute Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio hopes to convince the Chinese that China s 9 dash line is baseless

WATCH: On board USS Carl Vinson: Show of force in the South China Sea?

Mar 04, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Rappler s Camille Elemia tours the naval vessel USS Carl Vinson

China accuses Vietnam officials of passport profanity

Jul 29, 2016 - 6:33 PM

UPDATED Photographs circulated in online Chinese media this week purported to show a Chinese passport with the words fuck you scribbled on two pages next to maps of China and its 9 dash line

Abu Sayyaf outsourcing, Fabella hospital, ASEAN | 12PM wRap

Jun 15, 2016 - 12:43 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

China urges Indonesia to release crew after sea confrontation

Mar 21, 2016 - 4:43 PM

8 crew members of the Chinese fishing vessel were detained before the coastguards intervened a Chinese envoy said and urged Jakarta to let them go

Surveillance vessels chased and caught a Chinese fishing boat allegedly operating in waters near the Indonesian Natuna Islands without a permit. File photo by AFP/Therence Koh

Comelec debate, Obama in Cuba, Indonesia vs China | 12PM wRap

Mar 21, 2016 - 1:53 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Philippines: China to build ‘Berlin Wall of the Sea’

Dec 01, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Del Rosario tells a UN backed tribunal: ’What is ours is ours not China’s’

‘GIANT SLAYER.’ The Philippines’ lead counsel against China, Paul Reichler, argues before an arbitral tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, Netherlands. Photo courtesy of PCA

PH vs China, Enrile to Santiago, APEC Summit 2015 | 12PM wRap

Nov 11, 2015 - 12:38 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Carpio: 'Tribunal totally ignored China's 9-dash line'

Nov 05, 2015 - 9:06 PM

The Supreme Court justice says the UN backed tribunal did not consider the 9 dash line which China uses to claim almost the entire South China Sea

'NO EFFECT.' Philippine Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says China's 9-dash line has no effect on the tribunal's initial ruling on Manila's South China Sea case. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

PH vs China, Egay, Princess Charlotte | 6PM wRap

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:38 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Rappler Talk: Making China follow the rule of law

Jul 06, 2015 - 4:00 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Philippine Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio talks to Rappler about the legal case against China in the South China Sea

'Foreign alliances important in sea row with China'

Jun 13, 2015 - 11:13 AM

Chanting China go away an estimated 400 people from various groups converge in front of the Chinese embassy in Makati City to protest its reclamation in the South China Sea

ANTI-CHINA RALLY. Civil society groups converge in front of the Chinese consulate in Makati City to protest China's reclamation in the South China Sea on June 12, 2015. Photo by Janelle Paris/Rappler

Philippines slams China for 'name-calling'

Apr 23, 2015 - 3:35 PM

The Philippines says China insults the Philippines because it is unable to defend its expansive claims and its aggressive reclamation activities

'CUTE LITTLE SUBMISSIVE'? Filipino soldiers and their US counterparts join forces in an amphibious landing operation on April 21, 2015, as part of their annual war games. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Philippines vs China hearing set in July

Apr 23, 2015 - 12:47 PM

The hearing will address China s objections to the historic case filed by the Philippines says the arbitral tribunal based in The Hague

BATTLEGROUND. A picture made available July 28, 2014, shows the seat of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace), in The Hague, the Netherlands on August 27, 2013. File photo by Guus Shoonewille/EPA

Palace: Why is 'superpower' China insecure of PH?

Apr 22, 2015 - 4:20 PM

Malacañang is reacting to an editorial in a Chinese state owned tabloid that called the Philippines the cute little submissive of the United States in criticizing its war games with US soldiers

'CUTE LITTLE SUBMISSIVE'. The Chinese tabloid Global Times ridicules the Philippines' war games with the United States. Screengrab from Global Times

Aquino fears China fishing ban in disputed sea

Apr 17, 2015 - 4:05 PM

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III also hails the G7 for issuing a statement against China s artificial islands in the South China Sea

UPHOLDING SOVEREIGNTY. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III honors the Colors while singing the Philippine National Anthem during the 73rd Commemoration of the Day of Valor at the Dambana ng Kagitingan, Mt Samat Shrine in Pilar, Bataan on April 9, 2015. Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau/PCOO

Mayors for Roxas, Iqbal’s passport, Mayweather workout | The wRap

Apr 15, 2015 - 7:25 PM

Are municipal mayors endorsing Mar Roxas? Government says Iqbal has a valid passport Watch Mayweather’s workout

US, PH prioritize 'high value' joint exercises amid China row

Jan 21, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The Philippines and the US agree to step up joint maritime exercises amid massive Chinese activities in the South China Sea

DIALOGUE: The 5th annual Bilateral Strategic Dialogue

MRT upgrade, West PH 101, lechon smuggle | The wRap

Jan 06, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Malacanang says MRT and LRT improvements are about to begin The DFA wants the China conflict taught in schools Did VIP inmates use lechon or a roasted pig to smuggle contraband?

PH lawyer: We can ‘demolish’ China’s arguments

Dec 20, 2014 - 9:30 AM

The full statement of Philippine counsel Paul Reichler on China s position paper against arbitration the US study on the 9 dash line and Vietnam s submission

'IRRELEVANT ARGUMENTS.' The Philippines' counsel Paul Reichler says China's position paper makes Manila's job to defend its case easier. Chinese Foreign Ministry Wang Yi (in photo) ordered the publication of the paper on December 7. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/Pool/AFP

PH lawyer: China ‘felt pressured’ to respond

Dec 20, 2014 - 9:03 AM

The Philippines legal counsel Paul Reichler tells Rappler China s position paper shows that Beijing felt pressured to show that it is not an outlaw nation

DEMOLISHING ARGUMENTS. Philippine counsel Paul Reichler tells Rappler Manila can 'easily refute' China's arguments. Photo courtesy: Foley Hoag

Pemberton arrest warrant, PH vs. China, Sydney siege | The wRap

Dec 16, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Pemberton’s warrant of arrest is out China snubs a deadline to respond to a South China Sea case filed by Philippines The gunman and 2 hostages die in the Sydney cafe siege

China ignores deadline to respond to PH case

Dec 16, 2014 - 9:41 AM

China reiterates that it will not accept or participate in the Philippines case on the South China Sea snubbing a December 15 deadline to respond

NO MEMORIAL. China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang says arbitration is not the way to resolve the South China Sea dispute. File photo by Kim Hee-Chul/EPA

Vietnam joins Philippines in case vs China

Dec 12, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Vietnam submits its position on the Philippine arbitration case against China the first time another South China Sea claimant legally challenged China s claims

VIETNAM RESPONDS. Le Hai Binh, spokesperson for the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry, says Vietnam "expressed its position" to the tribunal handling the Philippines' arbitration case. File photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Hagupit weakens, Pulse Asia, DOH plagiarism | The wRap

Dec 09, 2014 - 7:23 PM

Hagupit or Ruby weakens into a tropical depression Grace Poe’s survey ratings go up while Vice President Binay’s go down A K Pop group accuses the Philippine Health Department of plagiarism

US: China failed to clarify 9-dash line with law

Dec 09, 2014 - 8:12 AM

The US State Department says China s 9 dash line is vague and most interpretations of the claim are inconsistent with international law

Creating mischief in Mischief Reef

Oct 04, 2014 - 9:00 PM

The problem with Chinese mischief in Mischief Reef is that it is based on a claim that lacks solid historical evidence It is comparable to a naked land grab which is punishable as a criminal offense in today’s civilized world

Filipino seamen at risk in South China Sea row

Sep 27, 2014 - 9:30 AM

If we allow the 9 dash line to exist and China decides that they will not allow Filipino seafarers to cross the South China Sea you re out of jobs a maritime law expert says

SEAMEN AT RISK. Excessive Chinese control over the South China Sea pose potential threats to seamen, an analyst says. File 2012 photo of Chinese surveillance ships off Scarborough Shoal by DFA/Philippine Navy/AFP

Indonesia, America and China's 9-dash line

Sep 12, 2014 - 2:26 PM

Sitting here in the Defense Ministry of Indonesia the region s biggest potential counterweight to China s aggressive actions it s difficult to see any easy solutions

NEW MAP. A new Chinese map published June 2014 shows a 10-dash line to claim virtually the entire South China Sea. Screen grab from news.xinhuanet.com/Image edited by Rappler

China rebuffs US for hitting 10-dash line

Jun 30, 2014 - 12:54 PM

The South China Sea dispute is none of America s business says the Chinese Embassy pointing out that the US has not even ratified the UNCLOS

Philippines: China's '10-dash' line won't affect case

Jun 28, 2014 - 10:06 AM

In the first place China hasn t officially communicated the 10 dash line to the international community a maritime law expert tells Rappler

NEW MAP. A new Chinese map shows a 10-dash line to claim virtually the entire South China Sea. Screen grab from news.xinhuanet.com/Image edited by Rappler

Philippines hits China over ‘10-dash line’ map

Jun 25, 2014 - 7:49 PM

It is precisely such ambitious expansionism that is causing the tensions in the South China Sea Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose says

NEW MAP. A new Chinese map shows a 10-dash line to claim virtually the entire South China Sea. Screen grab from news.xinhuanet.com/Image edited by Rappler

Philippines, Vietnam can share disputed sea – envoy

Jun 14, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Joint exploration however won t work with China Vietnamese Ambassador to the Philippines Truong Trieu Duong says it will be like recognizing China s claim and falling into its trap

Vietnam to Philippines: United, we will win

Jun 12, 2014 - 5:50 PM

China s acts against Vietnam also threaten the Philippines says the Vietnamese ambassador in an interview with Rappler

Top Philippine judge uses Chinese maps vs China

Jun 10, 2014 - 3:33 PM

China s claim over the South China Sea is based not on historical facts but on historical lies says Philippine Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

EVIDENCE VS CHINA. Published in 1896 in China by Guangxu Bing Shen, this map is titled 'Huang Chao Zhi Sheng Yu Di Quan Tu' or the Qing Empire's Complete Map of All Provinces. This map shows Hainan Island as the southernmost territory of China. This digital reproduction is from the US Library of Congress (Catalogue No. gm71005083; digital ID g7820 ct003428). Image and caption grabbed from Justice Carpio's presentation

Rappler Newscast | February 25, 2014

Feb 25, 2014 - 9:47 PM

The Philippines protests China’s alleged firing of a water cannon at Filipino fishermen Bong Revilla: Mar Roxas is scriptwriter of Dennis Cunanan Uganda’s president says homosexuals are disgusting

Rappler Newscast | February 24, 2014

Feb 24, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Scam mastermind Napoles allowed medical checkup at a police hospital US ambassador Goldberg rejects China’s 9 dash line The Winter Olympics closes

Meet halfway? PH tells China: Join us in arbitration

Jan 18, 2014 - 4:27 PM

The DFA says the new fishing rule is one of the ways in which China is trying to force a change in the regional status quo

PH solons: Ignore China's new fishing law

Jan 11, 2014 - 1:02 PM

Recognizing the law would be tantamount to giving up claim to the disputed West Philippine Sea

'CHINA GET OUT.' Hundreds of protesters troop to the Chinese consulate in July 2013 to denounce Beijing's 'bullying' over the West Philippine Sea. File photo by Vincent Go

China rejects PH arbitration move

Feb 19, 2013 - 8:23 PM

UPDATED Beijing says it has enough evidence to back up its claims over the South China Sea

DISPUTED AREA. The Philippines lodged in 2012 a record 15 formal protests over China's actions in the South China Sea

Aquino commends National Bookstore

Feb 19, 2013 - 12:32 PM

The bookstore chain demonstrated patriotism when it withdrew all Chinese made globes showing the contentious 9 Dash line map says DFA

PATRIOTIC GESTURE. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario commended National Bookstore for pulling out from its stores all Chinese-made globes including the contentious 9-Dash line map. Graphic by Teddy Pavon

National Bookstore pulls Chinese-made globes

Feb 14, 2013 - 6:22 PM

National Bookstore has taken a patriotic reaction to support the government the DFA said

CHINESE GLOBES. The globes featured the 9-Dash line map claiming almost the whole South China Sea for Beijing. Photo courtesy of John Silva

New PH map to include 'West PH Sea,' EEZ

Jan 16, 2013 - 9:28 PM

The new PH map featuring West PH Sea and the EEZ comes after China s published its own charts claiming 130 islands in the South China Sea

'WEST PH SEA' NOW ON MAP. The new official map of the Philippines will include not only the new name for the Philippine-claimed parts of the South China Sea but also the EEZ contested by China

PH starts not stamping Chinese passports

Dec 03, 2012 - 4:06 PM

All Chinese visitors must get their visa stamped on a separate application form

NO STAMP. Chinese visitors line up at immigration booths at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera

PH protests new Chinese passport map

Nov 22, 2012 - 6:37 PM

The new e passports issued by China include a map claiming most of the South China Sea

PASSPORT ROW. The new Chinese e-passport has a map including its 9-Dash line claim to most of the South China Sea. Image courtesy of www.china.org.cn