ASEAN on South China Sea - updates

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Duterte’s shift toward China threatens ASEAN centrality

Oct 08, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The sudden change in Philippines-China relations shows that Chinese influence remains to be one of the greatest challenges to ASEAN centrality when it comes to the South China Sea disputes

DFA defends Cayetano claim on China reclamation

Aug 11, 2017 - 3:49 PM

The DFA says the Philippines position on the South China Sea dispute is always based on the latest intelligence we have on the ground

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at the closing ceremony of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Photo courtesy of ASEAN Media Pool

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Aug 11, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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Photos prove Cayetano, Wang wrong on China reclamation

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:50 AM

CSIS releases photos that show China didn t stop its reclamation activities in 2015 as claimed by Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

Don't tell us what to do, PH tells countries on sea dispute

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:20 PM

The problem of territorial disputes between China and the Philippines is between China and the Philippines says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

SEA ROW. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano holds a press conference on August 8, 2017, that tackled a range of topics including the Philippines' dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PH admits not pushing ASEAN to hit China island building

Aug 08, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says he didn t want to include China s aggressive behavior in the ASEAN foreign ministers joint statement

ISLAND BUILDING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines did not push ASEAN to include China's island building activities in their recently issued statement. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

China claims ASEAN statement not hitting them

Aug 08, 2017 - 12:36 PM

On land reclamation in the South China Sea Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Maybe the countries that are talking about it are the ones doing it

IN MANILA. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings hosted by the Philippines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

ASEAN talks tough vs China island building

Aug 06, 2017 - 9:25 PM

UPDATED Southeast Asian foreign ministers defy expectations that they will issue a weaker statement at the end of their Manila meeting

China Foreign Minister Wang Yi link arms with other foreign ministers of the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members during the ASEAN-China Ministerial Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on Sunday, August 06, 2017. (POOL/KJ ROSALES)

TIMELINE: Agreements, challenges in ASEAN

Aug 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The regional bloc's unity and mettle have been put to the test over the last 5 decades

Duterte stresses 'supremacy of law' in disputes

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Without directly mentioning the South China Sea dispute the Philippine President stresses the primacy of rules in dispute settlement as he opens the 30th ASEAN Summit

SETTING THE TONE. President Rodrigo Duterte opens the 30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings on April 29, 2017 in Pasay City

Duterte urges completion of South China Sea rules

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Amid his warm approach to China Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte emphasizes respect for freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea

ASEAN LEADERS. President Rodrigo Duterte and Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha toast to the former's official visit to Thailand. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Yasay: '2, 3, or 4' ASEAN ministers back Hague ruling

Feb 21, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr declines to confirm if he was among the 2 3 or 4 ministers who urged respect for the Hague ruling

TOP DIPLOMATS. Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) link arms the ASEAN way during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting on February 21, 2017. Photo release by ASEAN Media

ASEAN ministers: 'Grave concern' over sea 'militarization'

Feb 21, 2017 - 2:40 PM

3rd UPDATE Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says ASEAN is hopeful to finish a framework code of conduct in the South China Sea by June this year

Yasay chairs major ASEAN meeting in Boracay

Feb 21, 2017 - 7:42 AM

The ASEAN Foreign Ministers Retreat is the first major ASEAN meeting of the year under the Philippine chairmanship of ASEAN 2017 DFA spokesman Charles Jose says

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr is chairing the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Boracay. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Aquino dares China: Take lead in sea row pact

Nov 21, 2015 - 3:50 PM

President Aquino says Beijing must ensure the swift establishment of a Code of Conduct on the South China Sea given its growing economic and political clout in the region

TAKE LEAD. President Benigno S. Aquino III listens to the discussions during the 27th ASEAN Summit Plenary Session at the Conference Hall 2 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on November 21, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

China’s 2015 military strategy, what it means for the PH

Jun 02, 2015 - 8:25 AM

The Philippines must push ASEAN to draft a binding Code of Conduct without Chinese participation

VLOG: China, integration take center stage at ASEAN Summit

Nov 12, 2014 - 10:30 PM

ASEAN member nations agree on the need to conclude a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea as ASEAN gears up for an integrated ASEAN Economic Community in 2015

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (5-L) holds hands with Myanmar President Thein Sein (C) and leaders of the other ten nations during the 25th ASEAN Summit. Photo by Barbara Walton/EPA

China needs to hurdle 'trust deficit'

Sep 04, 2014 - 12:37 PM

ASEAN is concerned about the kind of power that China will be in the region

Philippines' problem: China thinks there's no problem

Aug 12, 2014 - 5:40 PM

You can t solve a problem if you don t recognize that there is one the Philippines says after China rejected its South China Sea plan

REGIONAL SUMMIT. Philippine Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario attends the Plenary Session of the 47th Association of South East Asian Nations Foreign Ministers' Meeting at Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on August 8, 2014. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

PH hits China over sea plan: 'We're humoring ourselves'

Aug 11, 2014 - 7:04 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario says while China rejected the South China Sea plan Manila s proposal got no objections from ASEAN

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Secretary Albert del Rosario reads as he attends the meeting of the Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone commission in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on August 8, 2014. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Philippines denies violating own South China Sea plan

Aug 11, 2014 - 4:22 PM

The Philippines says China might have misunderstood the triple action plan that the Southeast Asian country proposed to ASEAN

SEA ROW. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) shakes hands with Philippine Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario (right) during the the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-China Ministerial Meeting at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on August 9, 2014. Photo by Nyein  Chang Naing/EPA

PH invites China after 'testy exchanges'

Jul 04, 2013 - 3:49 PM

DFA chief Albert del Rosario says he wouldn t deny that he broke diplomatic niceties to defend the Philippines

Bolkiah commends Aquino's peace efforts

Apr 16, 2013 - 4:33 PM

This is Bolkiah s first visit to Manila under the Aquino administration

CLOSE TIES. President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomes The Sultan of Brunei, His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, during the Courtesy Call at the Music Room, Malacañan Palace for his State Visit to the Republic of the Philippines. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

PH to ASEAN: Implement principles on South China Sea

Nov 18, 2012 - 4:22 PM

Aquino called for ASEAN to implement its Six Point Principles on the South China Sea for maintaining peace and stability in the region

CENTRALITY. President Benigno Aquino III attends the 21st ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on November 18. Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Round 2: Philippines, ASEAN vs China

Nov 18, 2012 - 1:34 PM

Will Manila s efforts be successful or will Beijing manage to exert enough pressure over Cambodia to block a joint statement over the South China Sea?

ROUND 2. President Benigno Aquino III will have another swing at getting ASEAN to present a united front against China. Photo from Aquino's departure ceremony by Lauro Motellano/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Invest in Asean, understand a misaligned China

Jul 16, 2012 - 10:22 AM

The Philippines should have a clear eyed view of China’s perspective A divided Asean is in Beijing’s interests

China sings different tune, says Asean talks 'productive'

Jul 13, 2012 - 5:42 PM

China describes the Asean foreign ministers meeting in Cambodia as productive

Asean wants UN law to settle South China Sea dispute

Jul 10, 2012 - 5:06 PM

Asean wants a UN maritime convention to be the basis for settling competing claims in the South China Sea

Asian nations in talks to ease tensions

Jul 09, 2012 - 6:18 AM

Manila is leading a push to persuade China to accept a code of conduct in the sea where tensions have flared with both Vietnam and the Philippines accusing Beijing of aggressive behavior

HOST: Cambodia hosts this week's Asean summit and the Asean Regional Forum. Photo courtesy of http://asean2012.mfa.gov.kh/