Asia Pacific Regional Developments

Title:

 31st ASEAN Chairman's statement references international law in South China Sea

Author:

Regine Cabato, CNN Philippines

Source:

CNN Philippines

Date:

November 16, 2017

Description:

The Philippines, as chair of the 31st ASEAN Summit brought back a provision into the final Chairman's Statement that implied a reference to a landmark ruling recognizing the Philippines' claims over the South China Sea.

Tags: News, Arbitration Award, ASEAN Summit 2017, South China Sea Territorial Dispute, ASEAN Summit 2017 Chairman's Statement

Title:

 Draft of ASEAN Chairman’s statement leaves out South China Sea issue

Author:

Regine Cabato and Chad de Guzman, CNN Philippines

Source:

CNN Philippines

Date:

November 13, 2017

Description:

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) may leave it up to President Rodrigo Duterte to express the regional bloc’s position on recent developments in the contested South China Sea.

Tags: News, ASEAN, ASEAN Summit 2017, South China Sea Territorial Dispute, ASEAN Summit 2017 Chairman's Statement

Title:

 Trumps offers to mediate in South China Sea feud

Author:

Argyll Cyrus Geducos and AP

Source:

Manila Bulletin

Date:

November 13, 2017

Description:

United States (US) President Donald Trump has offered to mediate in the South China Sea disputes Sunday and while his Chinese counterpart played down concerns over Beijing’s military buildup and the prospects of war in the contested waters.

Tags: News, Donald Trump, Trump South China Sea Policy, APEC 2017, South China Sea Territorial Dispute

Title:

 The US and China got down to business on the South China Sea

Author:

Philip Wen and Matt Spetalnick, Reuters

Source:

Business Insider

Date:

November 9, 2017

Description:

The United States and China had a frank exchange of views on the disputed South China Sea during a visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.

Tags: News, South China Sea, Official Statement, Chinese Statement, Rex Tillerson, South China Sea Territorial Dispute

Title:

 Philippines to keep wary eye on new Chinese dredger

Author:

Reuters Staff

Source:

Reuters

Date:

November 6, 2017

Description:

The Philippines expressed concern on Monday about China’s testing of a massive dredging ship, saying it would track its activities closely, despite Beijing’s assurances it would not develop areas where it has competing claims with Manila.

Tags: News, South China Sea, Dredging

Title:

 Premier Li's visit to the Philippines to promote China-ASEAN ties

Author:

Editor: Xiang Bo

Source:

Xinhua

Date:

November 6, 2017

Description:

BEIJING, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to the Philippines from Nov. 12 to 16, his first overseas trip since the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, will deepen friendly cooperation with the Philippines, promote China-ASEAN ties and enhance regional cooperation in East Asia, senior officials said Monday.

Tags: News, China-ASEAN Relations, Li Keqiang

Title:

 Everything You Need to Know About President Trump’s Grueling Asia Tour

Author:

Charlie Campbell

Source:

Time

Date:

November 3, 2017

Description:

On Nov. 3, Donald Trump embarks on a 12-day trip to five different Asian nations. North Korea and trade are expected to top his agenda as he tours Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, where leaders will be keen to ingratiate themselves to the mercurial geopolitical neophyte.

Tags: Commentary, Donald Trump, Trump foreign policy, Trump Asia Tour 2017

Title:

 Beijing seen poised for fresh South China Sea assertiveness

Author:

Greg Torode, Ben Blanchard

Source:

Reuters

Date:

October 31, 2017

Description:

China has quietly undertaken more construction and reclamation in the South China Sea, recent satellite images show, and is likely to more powerfully reassert its claims over the waterway soon, regional diplomats and military officers say.

Tags: News, South China Sea, Island Building, Territorial Disputes, Chinese Reclamation, Chinese Foreign Ministry