US Navy challenges Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea – West Philippine Sea

US Navy challenges Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea – West Philippine Sea The USS Benfold sailed around the Paracel Islands, known as the Xisha Islands in China, in what the Navy calls a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP), Lt. Mark Langford, spokesperson for the US 7th Fleet, said in the statement. The Paracels are a collection of 130 small coral islands and reefs in the northwestern part of the South China Sea. They have no indigenous population…

Philippines Signs $554M Deal for 2 South Korean-Made Warships — BenarNews

The Philippines signed a deal valued at U.S. $554 million Tuesday to buy two small warships from a South Korean manufacturer, officials said, as Manila seeks to modernize its navy amid perceived security threats over South China Sea territorial disputes. Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Ka Sam Hyun, a representative of shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), put their signatures… The post Philippines Signs $554M Deal for 2 South Korean-Made Warships — BenarNews first appeared on Manila News.…

Typhoon death toll in Philippines rises to nearly 100 – Manila News

Manila: The governor of an island province in the central Philippines said at least 49 people died in the devastation wrought by Typhoon Rai in just half of the towns that managed to contact him, bringing the death toll in the strongest typhoon to batter the country this year to nearly 100. Gov. Arthur Yap of Bohol province said 10 other people were missing and 13 injured, and suggested the death toll may still considerably increase with many mayors unable…

Malaysia, China agree to maintain peace, stability in South China Sea, says Saifuddin | Malaysia – Manila News

File picture shows Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah speaking to the media after the Asean-China Special Summit held via video conferencing in Kuala Lumpur, November 22, 2021. — Bernama pic ZHEJIANG (China), Dec 4 — Malaysia and China have emphasised on the importance of maintaining peace and stability in the South China Sea, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. Speaking to the media in a joint press conference with China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, here, on Saturday,…

Resolving the overlapping claims in the Ayungin Shoal

“EEZ is different from SEZ.”   To resolve the overlapping claims over some of the islands in the South China Sea (SCS), particularly the boundaries that separate China and the Philippines, it is suggested that the two countries re-examine the records prior to the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1896 by the representatives of Spain… The post Resolving the overlapping claims in the Ayungin Shoal first appeared on Manila News.…