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ASEAN, China to Discuss Maritime Code of Conduct

Indonesia’s foreign minister told reporters on Thursday that his ASEAN counterparts will hold a special meeting with China to discuss a code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea, according to AFP: The meeting was...

ASEAN Calls for Talks With China on Sea Dispute

As the tensions between China and other countries over the sovereignty of the South China Sea continues, Reuters reports Southeast Asian leaders want to hold formal talks with China about the South China Sea disputes as soon as...

China Considered Cambodia King Key Ally

The Los Angeles Times reports the former king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk, has died in Beijing due to natural causes: Sihanouk had various forms of cancer, diabetes and hypertension and had sought medical care in China since...

China Reaffirms Ties with Indonesia

As tensions with Hanoi and Manila flare over the South China Sea, Beijing is now reaching out to other Southeast Asian countries and attempting to build better bilateral relations, according to China Daily: Foreign Minister Yang...

ASEAN Consensus Elusive on South China Sea Pact

As ASEAN officials seek agreement on the dispute over the South China Sea, they are now urging a pact, but a consensus has not yet been reached. This comes amid tensions in the region as a Chinese Navy warship was sprung from a...

Philippines Wary of Chinese Boats

As the Chinese navy successfully freed a warship in a disputed region in the South China Sea, the Philippines has expressed concern over Chinese ships near the Spratlys. The Voice of America reports:The Philippines is expressing...

Navy Warship Sprung From SCS Reef

The Chinese navy has successfully freed a warship which had run aground on a disputed South China Sea shoal near the Philippines, according to The Associated Press: The warship will sail back to port with minor damage, and no...

ASEAN Seeks Agreement on South China Sea

As the meeting for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations begins, foreign officials are pursuing a long term solution for the competition over the South China Sea. The Voice of America reports: It may be a sign of the...

In Mongolia, Clinton Calls Out China

Speaking yesterday at an international forum on democracy in Mongolia, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised the nation as an “inspiration” for linking political and economic liberalization, while taking an...

Why China Wants South China Sea

China’s assertive efforts to dominate this international waterway is a military strategy resulting in strained relations with the United States and other nations around the world.  The Diplomat reports: Beijing is...

Will the World be Sina Weibo’s Oyster?

In a guest post for TechRice, Andy Mok charts a course toward world domination for Sina Weibo … or at least toward dominance in the non-Western world, should European and North American consumers prove “too...

China As Rumpelstiltskin

China’s assertiveness has alarmed many of its neighbours. Does a foot stamping foreign policy risk creating a counter-coalition?  Read the article in The Diplomat here: China ushered in the year of the rabbit in buoyant mood....

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