China’s Xi warns of ‘interference’ as Australia brushes off anger | South China Sea News

Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned against “interference from external forces” in the region, as Australia shrugged off Beijing’s growing anger about its decision to acquire US nuclear-powered submarines, and promised to defend the rule of law in airspace and waters where China has staked hotly contested claims. In an address before the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Friday, Xi urged heads of state to “absolutely resist external forces to interfere [in] countries in our region at any excuse, and hold the future of our countries’ development and progress firmly…

World News | China’s Grip over South China Sea Compels US to Speed Up Coalition Efforts

Washington [US], August 22 (ANI): China’s baseless claims over the South China Sea has compelled the US to speed up the formation of a coalition of claimants to challenge the communist regime in the region, a media report said. Washington is planning to follow the 2016 verdict by the International Court of Justice that thwarted Beijing’s claims over much of the South China Sea. However, Beijing had denied to follow the ICJ ruling. Also Read | Euro 2020 Final at Wembley Stadium Part of COVID-19 ‘Superspreader’ Events. The Biden administration…

South China Sea: Duterte slams Pacquiao in fiery policy debate on waters ‘Study first!’ | World | News

The senator and eight-division champion said he found the leader’s stand on the South China Sea was “lacking”. In a late night interview with SMNI news channel on Tuesday, Duterte said Pacquiao, a senator and close ally, should “study first” before weighing in. Pacquiao stood his ground and hit back on Wednesday, when he said the country should pursue dialogue over disputes, but “stand strong in protecting our sovereign rights”. “I am a Filipino voicing out what needs to be said in defence of what has been adjudicated as rightfully…

Kyodo News Digest: May 30, 2021

Shahryar (back) edges out Efforia to win the 88th running of the Japanese Derby at Tokyo Racecourse on May 30, 2021. (Kyodo) The following is the latest list of selected news summaries by Kyodo News. ———- COVID vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time TOKYO – The coronavirus vaccination rollout for people under 65 in Japan should be carried out at the same time as those with underlying conditions to help speed up the process, the health minister said Sunday. While those with underlying…

MB Daily News Update – Manila Bulletin

President Duterte is expected to announce the next quarantine level for, at least, the National Capital Region (NCR)-Plus, and this will be much-awaited by those pushing for an extension of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), and those batting for the loosening of restrictions to a general community quarantine (GCQ). A look at what this decision could be is among our top stories this Wednesday morning, April 28, 2021. Actors re-enact the Kadaugan sa Mactan, or the Victory of Mactan, that happened on April 27 500 years ago. The reenactment…

China’s next aircraft carrier likely nuclear powered, says report | South China Sea News

China is building its fourth aircraft carrier as it seeks to boost its naval power in the Asia-Pacific region, and the vessel is “likely to be nuclear powered”, a new report revealed on Saturday, citing sources close to the country’s military. The South China Morning Post quoted a person close to the Chinese navy as saying that shipbuilders “are keen on making a significant breakthrough” with the construction of the fourth carrier. “It will be a technological leap for the shipbuilding industry,” the source told the Post. Another unnamed source…

China’s three warfares strategy for the South China Sea: Inquirer columnist, East Asia News & Top Stories

MANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – In 2003, China adopted the Three Warfares strategy to seize the South China Sea for economic and military purposes without triggering a war. The Chinese Communist Party, the Central Committee, and the Central Military Commission approved the strategy. China’s actions in the South China Sea must be viewed in light of its Three Warfares strategy. The First Warfare is a propaganda campaign, declaring to the world that the South China Sea belonged to China since antiquity. In the Position Paper it submitted to…

South China Sea: ‘Real and increasing’ risk US and Beijing will ‘stumble into war’ | World | News

Beijing has claimed a large part of the South China Sea as its own which has triggered territorial disputes. The US heavily opposes China’s maritime sovereignty claims and on several occasions has sent its own warships to the disputed waters to promote “freedom of the seas”. Writing for Time Magazine, experts James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman explained how the ongoing tensions between the two superpowers runs the risk of breaking out into war. They wrote: “The two nations are significantly at odds over the status of the South China Sea, which…

China news: Beijing unveils destroyer branded one of world’s ‘most powerful warships’ | World | News

Increasing its naval arsenal, China unveiled the second Type 055 large destroyer, claimed to be one of the largest in the world by the state-run media. Praising the arrival of the new vessel, the state-run Global Times, which acts as a mouthpiece for Xi Jinping, reported the vessel will safeguard China’s sovereignty abroad. The newspaper said: “The commissioning of the Type 055 guided-missile destroyers, considered some of the most powerful warships in the world, marks the strategic development transformation of the PLA Navy, and will enable the service to better…

US is disrupting security in South China Sea: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, East Asia News & Top Stories

BEIJING – China’s top diplomat has accused the United States and other Western nations of disrupting regional stability in the South China Sea, even as he urged South-east Asian countries to “press ahead” with the negotiations on a code to manage maritime and territorial disputes in the contested waters. In a wide-ranging annual press conference that lasted more than 90 minutes, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi repeatedly warned the US of interfering in its domestic affairs, although he also held out an olive branch to the new Biden administration, calling…