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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

US does not take position on competing claims to land features in South China Sea: Kerry

The United States does not take a position on the competing sovereignty claims to the land features in the South China Sea, said US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Hague tribunal rejects Beijing’s claim to South China Sea

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague on Tuesday ruled that China has no legal basis to claim “historic rights” to islands in the South China Sea and had violated the Philippines' sovereign rights.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Philippines expects to win UN South China Sea case

The Philippines expects a United Nations tribunal to rule in its favor in an increasingly fraught dispute with China over territories in the South China Sea, a presidential spokeswoman said Saturday.

Friday, 9 May 2014

ASEAN Summit in Burma Set to Discuss S. China Sea Disputes

NAYPYITAW, BURMA — Escalating tensions in the South China Sea are expected to be among the main points of discussion Saturday at the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Burma, also known as Myanmar.

Burma, which is hosting the summit for the first time, has tightened security in the capital of Naypyitaw as it prepares to welcome regional leaders beginning Saturday.

Presidential spokesman Ye Htut said Burma wants the summit to focus on reducing tensions through existing agreements.

"We have already had ASEAN's statement called 'Declaration on South China Sea.' We will try to discuss this issue peacefully and avoid using force," he said. "[Burma], as a member of the ASEAN, will continue to follow this rule."

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