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Why unity and consensus are salient for Asean in the SCS conflict - The Independent;

Why unity and consensus are salient for Asean in the SCS conflict - The Independent

The IndependentWhy unity and consensus are salient for Asean in the SCS conflictThe IndependentasAs the Philippines prepares to host the 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) and related meetings, from 2-8 August in Manila, the region's attention is once again on the 10 member regional grouping's unity in facing ongoing challenges, especially the ...and more »

Asean, China agree on Code of Conduct at sea framework - Inquirer.net;

Asean, China agree on Code of Conduct at sea framework - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netAsean, China agree on Code of Conduct at sea frameworkInquirer.netFifteen years after their first joint declaration on the South China Sea disputes, the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China have agreed to adopt a framework to guide future negotiations for a Code of Conduct in the ...and more »

Five pillars for a US strategy on the South China Sea - The Straits Times;

Five pillars for a US strategy on the South China Sea - The Straits Times

The Straits TimesFive pillars for a US strategy on the South China SeaThe Straits TimesMany analysts lament the lack of strategic vision in the Trump administration's approach to the South China Sea. Such a strategy can be crafted on five pillars: international law, deterrence, incentives, diplomatic engagement, and keeping an Asean focus.and more »

A More Muscular Britain in the South China Sea? - The Diplomat;

A More Muscular Britain in the South China Sea? - The Diplomat

The DiplomatA More Muscular Britain in the South China Sea?The DiplomatThe hype surrounding the UK's future role on the issue needs to be put into proper perspective. By Prashanth Parameswaran for The Diplomat. August 01, 2017. Late last week, a series of remarks by British officials about the country's future actions in ...and more »

Philippines: ASEAN, China Expected To Approve Framework For South China Sea Code Of Conduct - STRATFOR

Philippines: ASEAN, China Expected To Approve Framework For South China Sea Code Of ConductSTRATFORForeign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) and China are expected to endorse the framework for a code of conduct governing the South China Sea at a ministerial meeting later this week, ABS-CBN News reported July 31.and more »

Community building salient point in proposed Asean COC–DFA - Business Mirror

Community building salient point in proposed Asean COC–DFABusiness MirrorForeign Affairs Spokesman Robespierre L. Bolivar said on Tuesday he is expecting Asean countries to come up with a code of conduct (COC) that will also embody community-building efforts in preparation for the Asean summit in November. “We have the ...and more »

US, China top diplomats to visit Manila for ASEAN meetings - CNN Philippines;

US, China top diplomats to visit Manila for ASEAN meetings - CNN Philippines

CNN PhilippinesUS, China top diplomats to visit Manila for ASEAN meetingsCNN PhilippinesMetro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) — Foreign ministers (FMs) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and several other countries descend on Manila this weekend for a series of meetings to tackle regional issues as the bloc marks its ...and more »

The ASEAN Summits and the South China Sea - The Diplomat;

The ASEAN Summits and the South China Sea - The Diplomat

The DiplomatThe ASEAN Summits and the South China SeaThe DiplomatThe U.S.-China tussle over the South China Sea issue will be on display in Manila this week. By Mark J. Valencia for The Diplomat. July 31, 2017. From August 2-8, ASEAN leaders and their dialogue partners, including rivals China and the United States ...and more »

Code of Conduct could not be finalized despite PH ASEAN chairmanship — DFA - UNTV News;

Code of Conduct could not be finalized despite PH ASEAN chairmanship — DFA - UNTV News

UNTV NewsCode of Conduct could not be finalized despite PH ASEAN chairmanship — DFAUNTV NewsThe crafting of the code of conduct in the West Philippine Sea has been in the talks among the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) countries for more than 15 years now. This, however, was not realized because of China's refusal ...and more »

China Rips Into Brits' Plan for Gunboat Diplomacy in South China Sea; 'Remember the Opium War' - Executive Intelligence Review (EIR)

China Rips Into Brits' Plan for Gunboat Diplomacy in South China Sea; 'Remember the Opium War'Executive Intelligence Review (EIR)July 29, 2017 (EIRNS)—The official Chinese Communist Party paper Global Times' editorial today blasts the announcement by both U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson during a visit to Australia on July 27, and by U.K. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon on ...and more »

The Week Donald Trump Lost the South China Sea - Foreign Policy (blog);

The Week Donald Trump Lost the South China Sea - Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)The Week Donald Trump Lost the South China SeaForeign Policy (blog)Vietnam's history is full of heroic tales of resistance to China. But this month Hanoi bent the knee to Beijing, humiliated in a contest over who controls the South China Sea, the most disputed waterway in the world. Hanoi has been looking to ...and more »

China is turning flammable ice into natural gas! - India Today;

China is turning flammable ice into natural gas! - India Today

India TodayChina is turning flammable ice into natural gas!India TodayHere is how China is making gas out of flammable ice under the South China Sea. Natural Gas. Natural Gas. RELATED STORIES. High-tech public transport may soon be a reality in India: Check out hyperloop, pod taxi and hybrid bus · Indian weightlifter ...and more »

China makes historic breakthrough, produces natural gas from flammable ice - Jagran Josh;

China makes historic breakthrough, produces natural gas from flammable ice - Jagran Josh

Jagran JoshChina makes historic breakthrough, produces natural gas from flammable iceJagran JoshChina successfully produced natural gas from 'flammable ice', also known as methane hydrate, in an experimental project conducted in the South China Sea. As a part of the experiment, a drilling platform was deployed off the coast of the south-eastern ...and more »

Asean statement to downplay S. China Sea dispute - Bangkok Post;

Asean statement to downplay S. China Sea dispute - Bangkok Post

Bangkok PostAsean statement to downplay S. China Sea disputeBangkok PostA Filipino traffic enforcer directs traffic in the vicinity of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings venue in Manila, Philippines, on Monday. (EPA photo). - +. The Association of ...and more »

Framework for S.China Sea code of conduct to be endorsed in ASEAN-China meet - ABS-CBN News;

Framework for S.China Sea code of conduct to be endorsed in ASEAN-China meet - ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN NewsFramework for S.China Sea code of conduct to be endorsed in ASEAN-China meetABS-CBN NewsChina Coast Guard vessels patrol past Philippine fishing boats at the disputed Scarborough Shoal, April 5, 2017. Erik De Castro, Reuters. MANILA - Foreign ministers of Southeast Asian nations and China are expected to endorse the framework of the code of ...and more »

Draft of ASEAN foreign ministerial statement appears to pay heed to China - The Mainichi

Draft of ASEAN foreign ministerial statement appears to pay heed to ChinaThe MainichiBANGKOK -- Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) appear to be paying consideration to China with a toned-down joint statement on its conduct in the South China Sea, a draft obtained by the Mainichi Shimbun indicates.and more »

China criticises UK plan to send carriers on freedom of navigation missions - Belfast Telegraph;

China criticises UK plan to send carriers on freedom of navigation missions - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphChina criticises UK plan to send carriers on freedom of navigation missionsBelfast TelegraphChina's foreign ministry has criticised plans by Britain to send its new aircraft carriers on freedom of navigation missions in the South China Sea to challenge Beijing's expansive territorial claims in the strategic waterway. Ministry spokesman Lu ...and more »

ASEAN, China ministers to endorse South China Sea code of conduct framework in Manila meet - GMA News;

ASEAN, China ministers to endorse South China Sea code of conduct framework in Manila meet - GMA News

GMA NewsASEAN, China ministers to endorse South China Sea code of conduct framework in Manila meetGMA NewsForeign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China will endorse this week a crucial framework document that will initiate and shape formal negotiations for a regional code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea, the ...and more »

Testing time for Asean in South China Sea: The Star columnist - The Straits Times;

Testing time for Asean in South China Sea: The Star columnist - The Straits Times

The Straits TimesTesting time for Asean in South China Sea: The Star columnistThe Straits TimesJapan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter carrier Izumo (left) receives fuel replenishment from JMSDF Takanami class destroyer Sazanami during a military exercise in South China Sea, near Singapore, on June 20, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS.and more »

China Successfully Completes Gas Hydrate Trial - Natural Gas World

China Successfully Completes Gas Hydrate TrialNatural Gas WorldA natural gas hydrate test project in the South China Sea has been successfully completed, which is a first for the country, China's ministry of land and resources said July 29. During the 60-day trial period, that commenced in the middle of May, a ...and more »