Rappler's latest stories on Code of Conduct in the South China Sea
(UPDATED) China's premier Li Keqiang says the first reading of the code of conduct – a chance for all members to comment on the draft terms – is 'a very important landmark'
President Rodrigo Duterte also calls on ASEAN countries not to choose sides between China and the United States, all while pursuing his 'independent foreign policy' which involves the Philippines' pivot to China
Asked who is 'delaying' the completion of the South China Sea Code of Conduct, President Rodrigo Duterte says, 'It could be China. Nobody else is asking us to wait.'
The ramming of a Filipino boat by a Chinese vessel in the Reed Bank could force Southeast Asian countries to put pressure on China for an early agreement on a rules-based code
Much remains to be done in the Philippines' territorial and maritime rights defense
Can it have a united voice on the South China Sea and achieve peace in these contested waters?
'The Philippines' chairmanship wasn't just a missed opportunity; it significantly weakened ASEAN's standing on political-security matters,' Southeast Asia expert Gregory Poling tells Rappler
ASEAN evades reference to China's militarization of the South China Sea, as it hails the 'positive momentum' in Southeast Asia's ties with China
The Philippines and the US stress 'the importance of peacefully resolving disputes in the South China Sea, in accordance with international law'
This is the biggest milestone for the past 15 years in crafting a Code of Conduct in the disputed South China Sea
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop voice their strong opposition to coercive unilateral actions in the disputed South China Sea
This comes after foreign ministers of ASEAN and China adopted the framework of a Code of Conduct in the disputed South China Sea
3rd UPDATE The Philippines says it prefers a legally binding Code of Conduct in the South China Sea but the caveat is we have to have an effective Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct in the South China Sea should be a non legally binding gentleman s agreement Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says
New DFA spokesman Robespierre Bolivar says the upcoming ASEAN Summit will also be a chance to show the best of the Philippines
3rd UPDATE Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says ASEAN is hopeful to finish a framework code of conduct in the South China Sea by June this year
ASEAN and China bank on a fresh momentum for a legally binding code of conduct in the South China Sea the Philippines says
China offers to boost trade and economic ties with ASEAN as the Philippines US Japan and India raise the South China Sea row during the ASEAN summits
Foreign Minister Anifah Aman whose country hosts the ASEAN summit next week also cautions rival claimants to the strategic seaway against taking actions that stoke tensions
The President says the gentle reminders are because of the more positive relationship the Philippines enjoys with China because of developments in the region
ASEAN member nations agree on the need to conclude a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea as ASEAN gears up for an integrated ASEAN Economic Community in 2015
Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma says there was no detailed discussion on developments over the disputed sea but gives assurances the case filed by the Philippines against China stays
President Aquino says China should recognize the right of the Philippines to defend its own interests
When you re dealing with China you have to be patient India tells the Philippines