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

MANILA: 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 ...

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

A 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

Balls 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 ...

Southeast Asian leaders meet with lawmakers - Alive For Football

Philippines 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 ...

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

Southeast 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.

Hague ruling omitted from Asean statement - ClickLancashire

Philippine 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 ...

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

Leaders 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 ...

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

"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 ...

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

The 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, ...

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

Leader 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 ...

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

This 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 ...

Sad 'narrative' of Phl affairs - Philippine Star

By 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 ...

Rody gives China free pass on sea row - Philippine Star

President 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 ...

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

Philippine 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

THE 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 ...

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

MANILA: 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 ...

Duterte easy on China for ASEAN - Taipei Times

From 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 ...

ASEAN leaders go soft on China - Tempo

While 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 ...