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Philippines' Duterte gives China free pass over sea row - The News International;

Philippines' Duterte gives China free pass over sea row - The News International

The News InternationalPhilippines' Duterte gives China free pass over sea rowThe News InternationalMANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte failed to condemn China's push to control most of the disputed South China Sea on Sunday after hosting a regional summit, handing Beijing a political victory. A day after taking centre stage as host of an ...and more »

Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit - Alive For Football;

Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit - Alive For Football

Alive For FootballSoutheast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summitAlive For FootballA vague reference to the ruling was removed from a part of the communique that discussed the long-seething territorial conflicts and moved elsewhere in the document. But diplomats said other ASEAN nations, unhappy with intense Chinese lobbying of the ...and more »

Asean final statement silent on China island-building - Inquirer.net;

Asean final statement silent on China island-building - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netAsean final statement silent on China island-buildingInquirer.netThe Philippines followed up a summit of Southeast Asian leaders by releasing a final statement on Sunday that removed mention of international concerns over China's “militarization” of newly built artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea in a ...and more »

Asean leaders urge Pyongyang to exercise restraint in missile tests - Inquirer.net;

Asean leaders urge Pyongyang to exercise restraint in missile tests - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netAsean leaders urge Pyongyang to exercise restraint in missile testsInquirer.netBalls for fire shoot out of the muzzles of hundreds of North Korean tanks and artillery pieces during the firing drill on April 26, 2017, which Pyongyang said was the largest ever. SCREENGRAB FROM NORTH KOREAN RODONG SINMUN. Southeast Asian ...and more »

Southeast Asian leaders meet with lawmakers - Alive For Football;

Southeast Asian leaders meet with lawmakers - Alive For Football

Alive For FootballSoutheast Asian leaders meet with lawmakersAlive For FootballPhilippines President Rodrigo Duterte suggested Saturday to his American counterpart to back out from an intensifying standoff with North Korea not in surrender but to avoid risking a nuclear "holocaust" that could affect Asia immensely. During the ...and more »

Asean gives Beijing a pass on S China Sea dispute - The Daily Star

Asean gives Beijing a pass on S China Sea disputeThe Daily StarSoutheast Asian countries took a softer stance on South China Sea disputes during a weekend summit, according to a statement issued yesterday, which went easy on China by avoiding tacit references to its building and arming of its manmade islands.and more »

Hague ruling omitted from Asean statement - ClickLancashire;

Hague ruling omitted from Asean statement - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireHague ruling omitted from Asean statementClickLancashirePhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday opened the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit by calling on world leaders to end the "scourge" of illegal drugs. Former Philippine officials who dealt with the disputes say Duterte's ...and more »

Southeast Asian leaders express 'grave concern' over North Korea - Irish Times;

Southeast Asian leaders express 'grave concern' over North Korea - Irish Times

Irish TimesSoutheast Asian leaders express 'grave concern' over North KoreaIrish TimesLeaders from 10 southeast Asian countries expressed their “grave concern” about the North Korean missile crisis in a statement from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in the Philippines. However, a communique from the meeting of ...and more »

Duterte opens ASEAN summit with oblique swipe at US, EU - AppsforPCdaily;

Duterte opens ASEAN summit with oblique swipe at US, EU - AppsforPCdaily

AppsforPCdailyDuterte opens ASEAN summit with oblique swipe at US, EUAppsforPCdaily"Hence, it behooves upon the United States (US) which wields the biggest stick just to really be prudent and patient", Duterte said at the press conference at the end of the first of two leader level summit the Philippines will host as chairman of ...and more »

No sign Philippines raised sea feud win vs. China in summit - Alive For Football;

No sign Philippines raised sea feud win vs. China in summit - Alive For Football

Alive For FootballNo sign Philippines raised sea feud win vs. China in summitAlive For FootballThe Association of South East Asian Nations had not received any guarantees from China in discussions to create a framework for the code within this year, but ASEAN was hopeful a set of rules could be agreed to ward off disputes and militarization, ...and more »

Duterte Will Urge Trump Against NKorea War in Saturday Call - Alive For Football

Duterte Will Urge Trump Against NKorea War in Saturday CallAlive For FootballLeader of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has called on the USA to keep a cool head and not be rushed into action after North Korea's latest missile test. Duterte warned against North Korea's Kim Jong Un, who "wants to end the world". Other Asean ...and more »

South China Sea issue not raised by Asean leaders during summit - envoy - Inquirer.net;

South China Sea issue not raised by Asean leaders during summit - envoy - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netSouth China Sea issue not raised by Asean leaders during summit - envoyInquirer.netThis Sept. 7, 2017 file photo released by the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) shows one of the Chinese vessels in Scarborough Shoal, among the disputed areas of the South China Sea. (Photo from DND). MANILA — Since none of the ...and more »

Sad 'narrative' of Phl affairs - Philippine Star

Sad 'narrative' of Phl affairsPhilippine StarBy and large, President Rodrigo Duterte passed with flying colors his first-ever hosting of an international event such as this year's host country for the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders' Summit. Barely ten months into ...and more »

Rody gives China free pass on sea row - Philippine Star;

Rody gives China free pass on sea row - Philippine Star

Philippine StarRody gives China free pass on sea rowPhilippine StarPresident Rodrigo Duterte set the tone on Thursday when he said the arbitral ruling was a non-issue at the meeting of the 10-nation bloc in Manila. AFP/Mark Cristino, pool, File. MANILA, Philippines - While the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ...and more »

Duterte calls for respect for independence in debut as Asean host - Normangee Star

Duterte calls for respect for independence in debut as Asean hostNormangee StarPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced pushback on Saturday at a regional summit over his efforts to weaken Southeast Asian resistance to Chinese expansionism in the contested South China Sea, diplomats said. The ASEAN Summit is held annually to ...and more »

Philippines goes easy on China in final ASEAN statement - Normangee Star

Philippines goes easy on China in final ASEAN statementNormangee StarThe ASEAN, which groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, is marking its 50th anniversary this year. Guided by the theme of “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World”, the leaders ...and more »

At last, with Duterte, we're no longer the US lackey in Asia - The Manila Times;

At last, with Duterte, we're no longer the US lackey in Asia - The Manila Times

The Manila TimesAt last, with Duterte, we're no longer the US lackey in AsiaThe Manila TimesTHE big message that the Philippines has sent to the world during its hosting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit last week was as historic as can be in terms of our foreign policy: We are no longer the Americans' lackey in ...and more »

Najib hopes Duterte's aggressive stand can improve security in southern Philippines - The Borneo Post

Najib hopes Duterte's aggressive stand can improve security in southern PhilippinesThe Borneo PostMANILA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak hopes the more aggressive stand taken by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte against extremists such as the Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippines will improve the security in that region. “I ...and more »

Duterte easy on China for ASEAN - Taipei Times;

Duterte easy on China for ASEAN - Taipei Times

Taipei TimesDuterte easy on China for ASEANTaipei TimesFrom left to right, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Burmese State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Singaporean Prime Minister ...and more »

ASEAN leaders go soft on China - Tempo

ASEAN leaders go soft on ChinaTempoWhile stressing the need to settle disputes peacefully, leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations opted to go soft on the South China Sea issue based on the final chairman's statement in the 30th ASEAN Summit. Unlike in the draft chairman's ...and more »