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Taiwan urges restraint after China plane enters defense zone

Aug 15, 2017 - 11:37 PM

Taiwan scrambles aircraft to monitor the Chinese planes each time they have flown near the island

Angry China warns against 'cradle of war' in sea

Jul 13, 2016 - 2:30 PM

3rd UPDATE China reacts furiously to the decision of a UN backed arbitral tribunal in The Hague on the South China Sea dispute

Activists from various anti-China groups rally in front of the Chinese Consulate in Makati City on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong

China eyeing air defense zone over South China Sea – report

Jun 01, 2016 - 11:35 AM

The trigger for an announcement would be if the United States continues making provocative moves that would challenge China in the region the South China Morning Post reports

RECLAMATION ACTIVITIES. An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a military plane shows the ongoing reclamation by China on Mischief Reef, part of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, on May 11, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA/Pool

China to secure 'de facto' control of South China Sea

Feb 26, 2016 - 8:03 AM

US Admiral Harry Harris says that by building air bases and hardened bunkers on tiny islands China has shown it is determined to achieve military supremacy in the region

MISCHIEF REEF. An aerial photo taken though a glass window inside a military plane of the alleged on-going reclamation by China into Mischief reef in the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, May 11, 2015. File Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

PH fears China air zone after test flights

Jan 07, 2016 - 2:26 PM

The Philippines says it is very concerned after China conducted test flights over the disputed South China Sea

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario says the Philippines is 'very concerned' at China's recently conducted test flights over the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of PCA

China 'angry' over US military plans in disputed waters

May 13, 2015 - 10:48 PM

A challenge by the US military in the region could potentially trigger a regional standoff

NEW ISLAND. Reclamation in Keenan (Chigua) Reef as of December 2014

China air force slips past PH, Taiwan for drills in 'far offshore' Pacific

Mar 31, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Several aircraft from China s People s Liberation Army PLA on March 30 flew over the ocean via the Bashi Channel which runs between Taiwan and the Philippines Xinhua reports

In this file photo, 6 J-10 fighter jets on the August 1st Aerobatics Team of the People's Liberation Army Air Force perform in the sky during the China International Aviation Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, in south China's Guangdong province, 11 November 2014. Joy Mu/EPA

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

Russian fighters intercepted by US near Alaska

Sep 20, 2014 - 8:43 AM

Although Russian aircraft have entered the zone previously it was the first time in a long time that fighter jets passed through the area says a US defense official

Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Japan defense paper warns against China's sea, air actions

Aug 05, 2014 - 5:32 PM

The comments are in an annual defense white paper The report heaps criticism on Beijing s declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone

SENKAKU. A file picture dated 27 April 2005 shows an aerial view of Uotsuri Island, one of the disputed Senkaku islands in the East China Sea. Hiroya Shimoji/EPA

Japan paper warns over China's 'dangerous acts' in sea, air

Aug 05, 2014 - 11:48 AM

Paper: Japan is deeply concerned about the establishment of the East China Sea ADIZ which is profoundly dangerous act that escalate the situation and may cause unintended consequences

In this file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (top C) inspects troops of Japan's Self-Defence Force during a military review at the Ground Self-Defence Force's Asaka training ground on October 27, 2013. Toru Yamanaka/AFP

PH finalizing P2.68B air defense radar deal with Israel

Jul 09, 2014 - 5:05 PM

The project will fund the installation of radar systems in Palawan to cover the West Philippines Sea and old radar sites Lubang and Pasuquin

'BETTER TERMS': The Department of National Defense says Israel's Elta Systems offered the best terms for the country's air defense radar system. Rappler photo

US urges China to avoid tensions in airspace

May 30, 2014 - 7:26 AM

We do not accept China s declaration of an ADIZ Air Defense Identification Zone over the East China Sea and urge China not to implement it the US says

CONTROVERSIAL ZONE. China has drawn criticism over its controversial Air Defense Identification Zone or ADIZ. File photo of the ADIZ over the East China Sea by Mandy Cheng/AFP

Pentagon chief's visit exposes US-China divide

Apr 08, 2014 - 9:47 PM

China s defense minister General Chang Wanquan tells a joint news conference in Beijing it will not take the initiative to stir up troubles and blames Japan and the Philippines for tensions in the region

Obama's April tour to ease doubts on 'Asian pivot'

Feb 13, 2014 - 9:21 AM

A subtext to his visit will be rising territorial tensions between several US allies and China

ASIAN PIVOT. US President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia trip will try to ease doubts on the United States' commitment to the region. Photo from the White House

Beijing slams 'irresponsible' US warning on South China Sea

Feb 10, 2014 - 8:38 PM

The response ratchets up a war of words also involving the Philippines and Japan over territorial disputes in the South and East China Seas respectively

DISPUTED WATERS. This photograph taken on October 24, 2013 in the South China Sea shows US navy helicopters on the USS George Washington aircraft carrier. Martin Abbugao/AFP

US presses Beijing on South China Sea claims

Feb 06, 2014 - 7:09 AM

Addressing the rifts the top US diplomat for the region challenged Beijing s so called nine dash line that outlines its territorial claims over much of the South China Sea

US pleads for 'good neighborliness' in Asia

Feb 05, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Danny Russel the assistant secretary of state for East Asia said he held candid talks on growing tensions during recent stops in Beijing Seoul and Tokyo

BONE OF CONTENTION. People visit the Yasukuni Shrine during the Mitama Matsuri festival in Tokyo on July 13, 2013. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

China: Japan stoking tensions with air defense rumors

Feb 02, 2014 - 2:11 PM

China criticizes Japan after its media reported that Beijing is drafting proposals for an air defense identification zone over the South China Sea

PH to China: What's this new air zone?

Feb 01, 2014 - 3:42 PM

The Asahi Shimbun reports that the Chinese Air Force has drafted proposals for the new zone which could go as wide as the majority of the South China Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA ADIZ? A map of Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea at a press conference in Taipei on December 2, 2013. Photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP

China eyes air defense zone over South China Sea: report

Jan 31, 2014 - 1:24 PM

The Asahi Shimbun cites unnamed sources pointing to a possible Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone declaration over the South China Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA ADIZ? A map of Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea at a press conference in Taipei on December 2, 2013. Photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP

US envoy nominee to counsel caution to China, Japan

Jan 29, 2014 - 7:42 AM

The veteran Democratic Party politician repeatedly said he would encourage China to abide by international rules but portrayed himself as a pragmatist

NEXT ENVOY TO CHINA. Former US Senator Max Baucus responds to a question during his confirmation hearing to be the US Ambassador to China before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 28 January 2014. Shawn Thew/EPA

PH rallies ASEAN vs China fishing law

Jan 17, 2014 - 4:54 PM

Calling for regional solidarity the Philippines hits China during the 10 member bloc s first 2014 meeting

Kerry slams China's moves as passé

Dec 17, 2013 - 6:41 PM

The US Secretary of State also warns China against imposing an air defense zone over the disputed South China Sea

Japan invests in new military kit as China row simmers

Dec 17, 2013 - 12:51 PM

The cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to spend 24 7 trillion yen 240 billion between 2014 and 2019 in a strategic shift towards the south and west of the country

MORE MONEY FOR DEFENSE. In this file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, 09 December 2013. EPA/Kimimasa Mayama

Kerry in PH to propel military deal

Dec 17, 2013 - 11:35 AM

Kerry will also visit areas devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan Yolanda last month highlighting a massive US humanitarian response to the disaster

IN VIETNAM. Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) talks with Vietnamese Communist Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong (not pictured) as they meet at VCP's Headquarter in Hanoi on December 16, 2013. AFP/Pool/Luong Thai Linh

Complicating the complex: China's ADIZ

Dec 15, 2013 - 2:12 PM

China s decision to establish an ADIZ that overlaps with Japan s and South Korea s ADIZs complicates an already volatile regional security environment

Japan, ASEAN seek 'freedom of overflight' amid China tensions

Dec 14, 2013 - 5:14 PM

UPDATED ASEAN leaders agrees on Saturday December 14 to strive for civil aviation safety freedom of movement in the region s skies

Japan looks for ASEAN backing on China at summit

Dec 12, 2013 - 2:18 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be looking for support from among the 10 members of the ASEAN hoping countries that have their own territorial disputes with China will be prepared to line up alongside Japan

Japan gives OK to South Korea's expanded air defense zone

Dec 09, 2013 - 1:18 PM

Japan s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Monday said Seoul had informed Tokyo in advance about its plans – something Beijing had not done

South Korea declares expanded air defense zone

Dec 08, 2013 - 1:12 PM

UPDATED Seoul s defense ministry said its new zone which will take effect on December 15 would cover Ieodo – a submerged rock reef in waters off its south coast which China calls Suyan

China ships sail through disputed waters amid tensions

Dec 08, 2013 - 11:10 AM

The vessels entered the 12 nautical mile territorial waters at about 9 am local time off one of the Senkaku islands which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus

Japan defense minister back to discuss regional tensions

Dec 07, 2013 - 7:03 PM

Japanese Defense Minister Onodera says it s important for the international community to send a strong message to China

ALLIES: Japanese defense Minister Itsunori Onodera returns to the Philippines to discuss regional security and Japan's assistance to Yolanda victims. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/

PH to press 'equal access' to US facilities in bases deal

Dec 05, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin says he is confident that the US will agree to the condition of the Philippines

EQUAL ACCESS: Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin says the Philippines will insist on equal access to US facilities. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Biden says 'significant apprehension' over China air zone

Dec 05, 2013 - 2:44 PM

Biden says he discussed the issue during more than four hours of talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping

BIDEN IN BEIJING. US Vice President Joe Biden gives a speech during the business leader breakfast at the The St. Regis Beijing hotel in Beijing, China, 05 December 2013. EPA/Lintao Zhang / Pool

Australia's top diplomat to visit Haiyan-hit Leyte

Dec 05, 2013 - 7:00 AM

In her two day visit at stake is the plight of over 391 700 Filipinos in Australia

OFF TO INDONESIA, CHINA. In this file photo, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop talks to media at the sixth Bali Democracy Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 08 November 2013. EPA/Made Nagi

Australian FM heads to Indonesia, China after spy row

Dec 04, 2013 - 3:05 PM

Julie Bishop will visit the countries whose ties with Australia are currently on edge

OFF TO INDONESIA, CHINA. In this file photo, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop talks to media at the sixth Bali Democracy Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 08 November 2013. EPA/Made Nagi

PH, US resume bases access talks after impasse

Dec 04, 2013 - 12:47 PM

The negotiations resume after the US military s impressive response to the Philippines call for help after monster typhoon Yolanda

TALKS RESUME: Philippines and US panels resume negotiations to allow increased rotational presence of American troops in the Philippines. DND file photo

Biden in China as air zone tensions simmer

Dec 04, 2013 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED His trip follows weeks of furore after Beijing declared an air defense identification zone ADIZ covering East China Sea islands also claimed by Japan

BIDEN IN JAPAN. US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a joint announcement with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (unseen) after talks at the latter's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 03 December 2013. EPA/Kimimasa Mayama

Biden in Tokyo amid 'dangerous' China tensions

Dec 03, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Biden s tour of northeast Asia which will also take him to Beijing and Seoul comes as tensions in the region are at their highest for years

IN TOKYO. US Vice President Joe Biden (R) is greeted by Japanese officials upon his arrival at the Tokyo International Airport on December 1, 2013 on the first leg of his Asian tour. AFP / Yoshikazu Tsuno

US calls on China to scrap air zone procedures

Dec 03, 2013 - 7:59 AM

State Department: Our general position as a US government is that we don t accept China s requirements

Taiwan military jets fly into overlapping zone with China

Dec 02, 2013 - 7:05 PM

On Friday the Ma Ying jeou administration in Taiwan launched a belated protest about the zone following mounting pressure from the opposition

Biden heads to Asia amid tensions over China air zone

Dec 02, 2013 - 8:53 AM

The trip to Japan China and South Korea is planned to emphasize Washington s enduring presence as a Pacific power and underscore our commitment to rebalancing US foreign policy towards the Asia Pacific

GOING TO ASIA. In this file photo, U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia Terry McAuliffe November 4, 2013 in Annandale, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

China media calls for counters against Japan planes

Nov 29, 2013 - 1:31 PM

Chinese state media call for countermeasures should Japan violate the country s newly set up air zone

AIR DEFENSE. A visitor stands before a decommissioned Chinese A-5 Ground Attack aircraft at the Military Museum in Beijing on November 28, 2013. Ed Jones/AFP Photo

Japan, South Korea defy Chinese air zone

Nov 28, 2013 - 5:37 PM

UPDATED Chinese authorities are coming under internal pressure to toughen their response to incursions into the air defense identification zone ADIZ they declared last weekend

No Australia backdown on China criticism

Nov 28, 2013 - 9:04 AM

Australia says it has not overstepped the mark

'China threatening status quo' - DFA

Nov 27, 2013 - 6:45 PM

With China sending its aircraft carrier into disputed waters the DFA tells its big neighbor to behave

BEHAVE. Foreign Affairs Spokesman Raul Hernandez issues a statement following China's deployment of its aircraft carrier to the South China Sea, some parts of which are disputed territories. File Photo by Carlos Santamaria

China 'monitored' US B-52 air zone flights

Nov 27, 2013 - 3:44 PM

Beijing s non confrontational response elicited scorn from some Chinese netizens as weak in the face of defiance but analysts said it may never have intended to impose the zone by force

DANGEROUS? A map of China's proposed air defense zone that includes disputed islands. Image from Xinhua's Twitter account

US challenges China's air defense zone with B-52 flight

Nov 27, 2013 - 6:56 AM

The flight of the giant Stratofortress planes sent a clear signal that Washington would push back against what it considers an aggressive stance by Beijing in the region

Japan's Abe calls China air defense zone 'dangerous'

Nov 25, 2013 - 3:40 PM

Shinzo Abe s warning comes after Washington said it would stand by Japan in the event of any military clash over the Senkaku Islands which Beijing claims as the Diaoyus