Code of Conduct in the South China Sea
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[OPINION] Staying on course, minus defeatism

Feb 24, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Much remains to be done in the Philippines' territorial and maritime rights defense

Philippines-China Bilateral Consultation Mechanism on The South China Sea. Photo by DFA

ASEAN’s existential question

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Can it have a united voice on the South China Sea and achieve peace in these contested waters?

ASEAN 2017: A wasted opportunity for the West Philippine Sea

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM

'The Philippines' chairmanship wasn't just a missed opportunity; it significantly weakened ASEAN's standing on political-security matters,' Southeast Asia expert Gregory Poling tells Rappler

ASEAN CHAIR. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte approaches the podium to deliver his keynote address during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. Malacañang photo

ASEAN avoids hitting China in Chairman's Statement

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:30 PM

ASEAN evades reference to China's militarization of the South China Sea, as it hails the 'positive momentum' in Southeast Asia's ties with China

ASEAN CHAIR. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chairs the 31st ASEAN Summit, where Southeast Asian leaders avoid directly criticizing China over its militarization of the disputed South China Sea. Malacañang photo

Duterte, Trump hit South China Sea 'militarization'

Nov 14, 2017 - 3:08 PM

The Philippines and the US stress 'the importance of peacefully resolving disputes in the South China Sea, in accordance with international law'

BILATERAL MEETING. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump hold a bilateral meeting on November 13, 2017, on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits hosted by the Philippines. Photo by AFP

ASEAN, China announce start of Code of Conduct talks

Nov 13, 2017 - 7:57 PM

This is the biggest milestone for the past 15 years in crafting a Code of Conduct in the disputed South China Sea

ASEAN-CHINA SUMMIT. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang joins members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the 20th ASEAN-China Summit on November 13, 2017. Photo from ASEAN Media Pool

U.S., Australia, Japan to PH: Follow the ruling you won

Aug 07, 2017 - 5:13 PM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop voice their strong opposition to coercive unilateral actions in the disputed South China Sea

HAGUE RULING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano echoes President Rodrigo Duterte's stance to downplay the Hague ruling won by the Philippines against China in July 2016. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

China warns ASEAN vs 'outside parties' in South China Sea

Aug 06, 2017 - 6:45 PM

This comes after foreign ministers of ASEAN and China adopted the framework of a Code of Conduct in the disputed South China Sea

CHINA'S TOP DIPLOMAT Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi grants an interview with reporters on August 6, 2017, during the 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and Related Meetings. ASEAN pool photo

ASEAN ministers endorse framework code in South China Sea

Aug 05, 2017 - 5:07 PM

3rd UPDATE The Philippines says it prefers a legally binding Code of Conduct in the South China Sea but the caveat is we have to have an effective Code of Conduct

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (right) leads the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting held in Manila on August 5, 2017. ASEAN pool photo

Cayetano wary of 'legally binding' rules in South China Sea

May 19, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The Code of Conduct in the South China Sea should be a non legally binding gentleman s agreement Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

NEW DFA CHIEF. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says on May 19, 2017, that he is wary of a 'legally binding' Code of Conduct in the South China Sea. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

ASEAN Summit in Manila to tackle West PH Sea

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:21 PM

New DFA spokesman Robespierre Bolivar says the upcoming ASEAN Summit will also be a chance to show the best of the Philippines

NEW SPOKESMAN. Veteran diplomat Robespierre Bolivar, the new Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman, says the upcoming ASEAN Summit in Manila will tackle the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) dispute among other issues. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

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

ASEAN, China 'working very hard' for sea pact – PH

Feb 20, 2017 - 6:55 AM

ASEAN and China bank on a fresh momentum for a legally binding code of conduct in the South China Sea the Philippines says

COC PUSHED. Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose says ASEAN and China 'are working very hard' for a legally binding code of conduct in the South China Sea. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Under fire over sea row, China woos ASEAN with $10B in infra loans

Nov 23, 2015 - 12:23 AM

China offers to boost trade and economic ties with ASEAN as the Philippines US Japan and India raise the South China Sea row during the ASEAN summits

MONEY DIPLOMACY. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urges ASEAN to boost its trade and economic ties with Beijing during ASEAN-China Summit on November 21, 2015. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Malaysia urges Beijing's cooperation in South China Sea

Apr 23, 2015 - 1:31 PM

Foreign Minister Anifah Aman whose country hosts the ASEAN summit next week also cautions rival claimants to the strategic seaway against taking actions that stoke tensions

KAGITINGAN REEF: Status of reclamation activities in Kagitingan (Fiery Cross) Reef as of December 12, 2014

Aquino goes soft on China in ASEAN Summit

Nov 13, 2014 - 6:59 AM

The President says the gentle reminders are because of the more positive relationship the Philippines enjoys with China because of developments in the region

SOFTER STANCE. President Benigno Aquino III is a lot less aggressive with his statements about China compared to past ASEAN summits. Malacañang Photo Bureau

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

At ASEAN, no specifics from Aquino on China

Nov 12, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma says there was no detailed discussion on developments over the disputed sea but gives assurances the case filed by the Philippines against China stays

NO SPECIFICS. President Benigno Aquino III gives no specifics on China's recent aggression vs the Philippines at the ASEAN Plenary Session. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino: PH not provoking China

Mar 31, 2014 - 5:01 PM

President Aquino says China should recognize the right of the Philippines to defend its own interests

India on PH-China row: Patience pays

Oct 22, 2013 - 8:00 PM

When you re dealing with China you have to be patient India tells the Philippines