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Yasay: No bilateral talks yet with China over West PH Sea

Sep 16, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr tells a forum in Washington DC that the Philippines and China have different standpoints on the context of such bilateral discussions

ABOUT CHINA AND THE PHILIPPINES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Jr discusses bilateral talks with China at a forum on September 15, 2016. Screen shot from YouTube.

Yasay to China: Join us in resolving sea row

Jun 08, 2016 - 9:06 PM

Incoming Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says the Philippines should resolve conflicts with other nations peacefully and through negotiations

'JOIN US.' Incoming Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says he wants to invite China to resolve its conflict with the Philippines 'in a peaceful manner.' File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Aquino creates West Philippine Sea task force

Mar 23, 2016 - 6:28 PM

President Benigno Aquino III forms the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea after Filipino fishermen were again harassed by the Chinese coast guard in Scarborough Shoal

NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY. President Benigno S. Aquino III creates the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea as tensions continue to mount between the Philippines and China in the disputed area. File photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Beijing asserts right to flights to South China Sea

Jan 11, 2016 - 10:54 PM

China has conducted several flights this year to the airstrip one of several it has built on artificial islands it has constructed as its asserts its claim to nearly all of the disputed waterway

PAG-ASA ISLAND. The second biggest island in the disputed South China Sea is home to about a hundred Filipinos. Photo by SSg Amable Milay/Philippine Air Force

Italy affirms support for PH fight in South China Sea row

Dec 03, 2015 - 5:19 PM

President Benigno Aquino III and Italian President Sergio Mattarella also express solidarity in the fight against terrorism

ROME VISIT. Italian Republic President Sergio Mattarella welcomes President Benigno S. Aquino III at the Sala del Bronzino of the Quirinal Palace on December 02, 2015. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Beijing rejects South China Sea arbitration as hearing starts

Nov 24, 2015 - 6:47 PM

Our position is clear: We will not participate to or accept the arbitration says China s Foreign Ministry spokesman

SLAMMING CRITICS. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei says Beijing will 'not accept' a judicial arbitration in the disputed South China Sea, which China is claiming in its entirety. File photo by AFP

PH amid APEC Summit: South China Sea? Next question, please

Nov 19, 2015 - 1:27 PM

DFA spokesman Charles Jose says: Pag inumpisahan ko ‘to tuluy tuloy na ‘to eh Huwag na nating umpisahan ang South China Sea

‘PERFECT HOST.’ Philippine President Benigno Aquino (R) shake hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping upon arrival ahead of a welcome dinner for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders in Manila on November 18, 2015. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

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Beijing tries to soothe South China Sea jitters

Oct 17, 2015 - 11:42 AM

We have done our utmost to avoid unexpected conflicts says Fan Changlong vice chair of China s Central Military Commission

NO USE OF FORCE. General Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, says China will not commit acts that would cause conflict in the South China Sea. In this photo he is welcomed at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, USA, on June 11, 2015. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

China fighters in 'dangerous' brush with Japanese planes

May 25, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Relations between Japan and China are strained by a territorial dispute over Tokyo controlled islands in the East China Sea

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

Sea row dominates as ASEAN leaders meet

May 11, 2014 - 7:13 AM

UPDATED ASEAN foreign ministers expressed serious concerns over the on going developments in a joint statement released on the eve of the summit