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Chinese Navy Seizes U.S. Oceanographic Glider in the South China Sea

Compiled by South China Sea News team 17 December 2016 On 15 December, a Chinese naval ship seized a research glider launched by a U.S. Navy’s USNS Bowditch oceanographic ship working in the South China Sea, the Pentagon said. The incident occurred about 50 nautical miles northwest of Subic Bay. The following is a compilation … Continue reading

U.S. President-Elect Trump on China, Taiwan and the South China Sea

The following is an excerpt from the interview with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump conducted by Fox News on Sunday, 11 December 2016. In this excerpt, Trump defended his phone call with Taiwan’s president and discussed his stance on China’s behaviour. CHRIS WALLACE, HOST: You recently took a call from the President of Taiwan. And on … Continue reading

The 4th ASEAN-United States Summit: Chairman’s Statement on the South China Sea, September 2016

The 4th ASEAN-United States Summit was held on 8 September 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Meeting was chaired by H.E. Thongloun Sisouthlith, Prime Minister of Lao PDR. The Meeting was attended by all Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States and the Honourable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America. The Secretary-General … Continue reading

The South China Sea Newsletter: Volume 19 (August 2016)

Compiled by Hao Duy Phan ACTS OF CLAIMANTS 30 August 2016: Philippines says China must recognize South China Sea ruling “When we start formal negotiations or bilateral engagements with China, we will have to do it within the context of the arbitral decision. There are no buts or ifs insofar as our policy on this matter … Continue reading

USS Harpers Ferry Completes South China Sea Patrol

The dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) conducted a transit through the South China Sea on 4 August, according to a report on the official website of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet. “All watch standers were vigilant in their duties throughout the night, ensuring timely effective reports to the pilothouse and CIC [combat … Continue reading

Joint Statement of Japan-United States-Australia on the South China Sea

On 25 July 2016, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Fumio Kishida, the Secretary of State of the United States, John Kerry, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, Julie Bishop, met in Vientiane, Laos for the sixth ministerial meeting of the Trilateral Strategic Dialogue (TSD). The following is a Joint Statement of the … Continue reading

U.S. Statement on the Philippines-China Arbitration

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The U.S. FON Program in the South China Sea

By: Lynn Kuok East Asia Policy Paper Series | Number 9 of 9, Brooking Institution, June 2016 U.S. freedom of navigation (FON) operations have recently come under scrutiny with assertions near contested features in the South China Sea. While some question whether they are necessary, there are strong legal and practical imperatives supporting their conduct. … Continue reading

The South China Sea Newsletter: Volume 16 (May 2016)

The South China Sea Newsletter: Volume 16 (May 2016) Hao Duy Phan   PHILIPPINES v. CHINA ARBITRATION 29 May 2016: S China Sea case: Duterte says China must follow court ruling China must follow a United Nations-backed arbitration tribunal’s ruling on the Philippines’ petition to nullify its vast claims on the South China Sea, incoming president … Continue reading

Philippines Proposes to Include Coast Guards and Other Maritime Forces in the Code of Unplanned Encounters at Sea

By: Frances Mangosing INQUIRER.net, 27 May 2016 The Philippines is pushing for the inclusion of coast guards and other maritime forces in the Code of Unplanned Encounters at Sea (Cues), an agreement covering air and naval encounters among 20 countries. The proposal was made at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Defense Ministers Meeting … Continue reading

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