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Philippines, China seek code of conduct on maritime dispute

VIENTIANE – The Philippines and China stressed yesterday the need to craft a framework for a code of conduct for claimants in the South China Sea and to sett.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 7th, 2016

Maritime law expert cautions Philippine on Code of Conduct

The Philippines should tread carefully in adopting a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea as such document would only legitimize Beijing’s incredible maritime claim, according to a maritime law expert......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

Duterte urges Asean to ‘exercise self-restraint’ in sea row

NONTHABURI, Thailand — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to “exercise self-restraint” in resolving the South China Sea dispute. The President vowed the Philippines’ cooperation as Asean-China country coordinator in fast-tracking the long-delayed code of conduct (COC) over the disputed waters. “As Asean-China Country Coordinator, the Philippines […] The post Duterte urges Asean to ‘exercise self-restraint’ in sea row appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2019

Peace hopes up in flight disputes  

The South China Sea has long been a major field of contention between the United States and China, with the US actively challenging China’s claim to sovereignty over most of the sea within a nine-dash line, and constantly sending ships and planes into the area asserting freedom of navigation in what it considers international waters. China, however, sees these flights as provocations. The South China Sea is bounded by the Philippines in the east, Vietnam in the west, and Malaysia and Brunei in the south. To the northeast is the East China Sea between China and Japan. Farther north of that is the Yellow Sea between China and North and South Korea. Last month, an international incident in that far-off area came to involve the Philippines — a US surveillance aircraft flying over the Yellow Sea allegedly used codes belonging to Philippine aircraft. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said this is a serious security issue as it could entangle the Philippines in the rising tension between China and US. A report from the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSSPI) said a US RC-1355 reconnaisance aircraft using a code assigned to the Philippines flew over the Yellow Sea between China and Korea. The detected Philippine code could have made China suspicious as the Philippines does not conduct patrol operations over that area. The US pilots may have been trying to test China’s reaction, Esperon said as he expressed his concern. “What could happen is it could implicate or incriminate the Philippine side. We simply have to remind our US counterparts of the implications. The Philippines has sent a communication to the US embassy in Manila. This is something that must be discussed. Nonetheless, we hope this could be settled satisfactorily between the parties,” he said. In a press conference, China’s foreign ministry said, “Since the beginning of this year, US reconaissance aircraft have electronically impersonated civil aircraft of other countries in the South China Sea for more than a hundred times. This threatens the security of China and countries in the region.” The flights over the Yellow Sea near Korea, like the ones over the East China near Japan, and the South China Sea near the Philippines have long been part of US operations around the world as it asserts freedom of navigation and flight over international waters. We hope these two nations will be able to carry on without any incident that may lead to a violent confrontation and we hope they do not unduly involve and endanger any other nation like the Philippines which is friend to both sides......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

AFP chief pushes Code of Conduct in SCS

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay has called on his fellow military and defense officials in Southeast Asia to pursue the development of a code of conduct with China in the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Gov’t must turn into reality Duterte’s assertion of arbitral award

MANILA, Philippines — Former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, said the government should “put into reality” President Rodrigo Duterte’s assertion in the United Nations that the Philippines will not compromise its arbitral victory over China in the maritime dispute between the two countries in the heavily contested South China Sea. […] The post Gov’t must turn into reality Duterte’s assertion of arbitral award appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

US derailing ASEAN Code of Conduct

Objectively, the ASEAN Code of Conduct was first broached to the members in the 1992 meeting in Singapore. The issue was to mediate China and Vietnam in a dispute over oil exploration......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

PH wants new sea code talks

The Department of Foreign Affairs has called for a resumption of talks on the proposed Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, but repeated the Philippines’ position that disputes should be resolved peacefully and based on international law.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

DND chief meets with Chinese counterpart

The Philippines and China have reiterated the need for peaceful resolution of maritime dispute at a bilateral meeting between the two countries’ defense chiefs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

PH, China open to talk on sea issue

The Philippines and China have agreed to “manage issues of concern and promote maritime cooperation in friendly consultation” after trading strongly-worded statements over their dispute in the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 15th, 2020

Duterte: Let time heal West Philippine Sea dispute with China

MANILA, Philippines – Downplaying the likelihood of the Philippines asserting its rights in the West Philippine Sea during this administration, President Rodrigo Duterte said he would instead leave it up to time and economic cooperation when dealing with China's expansive claims in the maritime area. "We might as well just be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

COC must ensure rights of Philippine, other claimants — United States

An official from the US State Department said the proposed code of conduct being finalized by Southeast Asian nations and China should ensure that the rights of the Philippines and other claimants to the disputed waters are protected......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

Carpio offers 5 ways ASEAN can counter Chinese intimidation in South China Sea

MANILA, Philppines – As China declared it wanted the South China Sea Code of Conduct signed by 2022, retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warned the sea code must not be used to legitimize Beijing's unlawful behavior in the maritime region. Carpio said it is incumbent upon countries in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2019

Del Rosario: South China Sea code must incorporate Hague ruling

MANILA, Philippines – Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario on Monday, October 28, said a South China Sea code of conduct (COC) must include the landmark 2016 Hague ruling to make sure the long-delayed sea code abides by the rule of law. "The Hague Ruling on the Philippines’ case in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2019

Duterte to raise delay in South China Sea Code of Conduct with Xi Jinping

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte thinks China might be behind the “delay” in finalizing the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, saying one reason for his upcoming China trip is to hasten the completion of the binding document. “That’s why I’m ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2019

US: Philippines well-positioned to ensure South China Sea code consistent with international law

The Philippines is in a position to ensure that the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea will be consistent with international law, a US State Department official said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2019

Duterte dares US: Declare war on China and we will join you

  MANILA, Philippines — In another rant against the United States and critics of his handling of the maritime dispute between Manila and Beijing, President Rodrigo Duterte dared Washington to declare war on China. He lambasted his critics, particularly Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman […] The post Duterte dares US: Declare war on China and we will join you appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2019

In ASEAN, Duterte vents disappointment over sea code delays

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte "expressed concern and disappointment over the delay in the negotiations" for a  Code of Conduct (COC)  in the South China Sea on Sunday, June 23, according to Malacañang. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte conveyed this at the 34th Association ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

PH boat sinking wake-up call to finish South China Sea code – analysts

MANILA, Philippines – The sinking of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese ship in the West Philippine Sea should serve as a "wake-up call" to complete the crafting of a Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea, according to analysts. In a roundtable forum in Quezon City on Wednesday, June 18, Chinese ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2019

Phl, China eye code of conduct framework this year

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine and Chinese foreign ministry officials are eyeing a framework on the code of conduct for claimants in the South China Sea by.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Philippines hopes South China Sea 'code of conduct' ready this year

Philippines hopes South China Sea 'code of conduct' ready this year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017