In what appears to be a test of China's reaction, a French frigate is dropping anchor at Manila's South Harbor on Sunday while a British warship is due to set sail in the South China Sea
anytime this month.
According to Deng Xiaogang, Deputy Communist Party Secretary of Sichuan, the protection of unique and rich resources in the South China Sea
has always been given great importance, especially when some of the resources, such as coral reefs, are very fragile.
The South China Sea
has one of the world's most diverse marine biosystems, which is vital to the livelihood of millions of people associated with fisheries and a potential oil resource.
Yet whether and how Trump brings up China's growing assertiveness in the South China Sea
, an important arena for its bid for regional dominance, remains an open question.
Beijing [China], July 16 ( ANI ): Indonesia has renamed part of the South China Sea
as it will now refer to the northern areas of its exclusive economic zone in the sea as the "North Natuna Sea.
While Trump has been seeking China's help to press North Korea, the US military has, nevertheless, been asserting its "freedom of navigation" rights in the South China Sea
, at the risk of angering China.
has continued to oppose China's growing aggression in the disputed region, Beijing has held Washington responsible for creating tensions in the South China Sea
Manila: China has called for more details and clarifications after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered to militarily occupy with structures and Philippine flags all vacant rocks, reefs, and shoals located within his country's 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea
One of the statements came from President Tsai's office, and made three assertions: first, that the ROC has sovereignty over the South China Sea
islands and is entitled to all rights over those islands and their relevant waters under international law and the law of the sea; second, that because the Arbitral Tribunal did not invite the ROC to participate in the proceedings or solicit its views, its decisions which impinge on ROC's interests and undermine its rights, particularly those regarding the status of Itu Aba, are not legally binding on the ROC; third, that the ROC urges the South China Sea
disputes to be settled through multilateral negotiations, and that it will work with all states concerned on the basis of equality.
Asked to comment on US President Barack Obama's recent remarks on the South China Sea
issue before he headed for Hangzhou for a G20 summit, the spokesperson noted that Washington has not yet ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
The Spokesperson added that Pakistan believes that maintenance of peace and security was the collective responsibility of all parties to the South China Sea
Foreign Office Spokesperson in response to a question regarding the South China Sea
disputes, said that the dispute should be resolved through consultations and negotiations by states directly concerned, in accordance with bilateral agreements and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea