maritime tension - updates

Rappler's latest stories on maritime tension


Indonesian defense minister: Duterte doesn’t hate China

Jun 17, 2016 - 8:09 PM

From what I see this new leader seems like he doesn t really hate China

PRESSCON. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte holds a press conference in Davao City on May 23, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

Beijing: South China Sea defenses 'absolutely necessary'

Feb 25, 2016 - 11:20 PM

China s defense ministry speaks out as tensions rise between the US and China over reports that Beijing has deployed surface to air missiles fighter jets and radar installations in the contested region

WOODY ISLAND. This file aerial view taken on July 27, 2012 shows part of the city of Sansha on the island of Yongxing, also known as Woody island in the disputed Paracel chain, which China now considers part of Hainan province. File Photo from AFP.

US general warns PH, Japan vs escalating tension with China

Feb 11, 2014 - 4:01 PM

Herbert Carlisle commanding general of the US air forces in the Pacific says the situation is so volatile that the risk of miscalculation is high on all sides

WARNING: General Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle, commander of the US Pacific air forces