Worldwide

China says India-Singapore naval drill should not hurt other countries' interests

China says India-Singapore naval drill should not hurt other countries' interests”

According to Duterte, Xi responded, "Well if you force this, we'll be forced to tell you the truth". Duterte is known for his sometimes-provocative remarks, which his office usually retracts later and blames media for spinning some of his words. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have overlapping claims on parts of the sea.

Ruan Zongze, vice-president of the China Institute of International Studies, said the approval of the COC draft framework means that discussion on measures to work through the South China Sea issue and expand marine cooperation is back on track.

China said the exercises should not hurt the interests of other countries. The strategy has provoked intense reaction from other claimants and the USA, which argues China's actions threaten the ability to navigate freely through the strategically important area. "No less than Chinese President Xi Jingping has delivered the threat personally to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte", Carpio said.

Mr Duterte didn't say when and where the conversation took place. In this regard, in addition to and without prejudice to other mechanisms, a bilateral consultation mechanism can be useful, which will meet regularly on current and other issues of concern to either side on the South China Sea.

But China has faced criticism of what the USA has called the militarisation of maritime outposts.

"That is why the president kept asking the United States ambassador, 'are you with us or not?' He did not get a clear answer", he told CNN in an interview.

According to the state-owned Defense Times newspaper, the launchers were installed to combat Vietnamese military divers.

Google's AlphaGo A.I. Defeats Another Human Master
In 2016, AlphaGo dispatched South Korean grand master Lee Sedol , the then reigning world champion, in a 4-1 match. Some calculate that there are 10 to the 360th power possible go positions, far more than chess or shogi.

Instagram Introduces Location, Hashtag Stories
Once you know you're up to date, and have your location settings turned on you can start using the new features. The update comes as Snapchat's user growth is slowing amid a heated battle with the Facebook-owned Instagram .

Prince Harry Brings Girlfriend Meghan Markle to Wedding Fest
Ms Middleton made headlines around the world in a figure-hugging bridesmaid's dress at Prince William and Kate's wedding in 2011. After the ceremony, Catherine walked beside the newlyweds as they followed page boys and flower girls out of the church.

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Friday Southeast Asian nations and China should start with a "gentleman's agreement" on the South China Sea waterway because no mechanism exists to legally enforce any deal.

"The specific provisions on the South China Sea in the latter part of the chairman's statement recognized the importance of maintaining freedom of navigation and over-flight in and above the South China Sea", he added.

Hua also called on Japan to turn its commitment to improving relations with China into concrete policies and actions.

In a statement, Carpio said the Philippines should run to another arbitral tribunal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to protect the Philippines' exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

After a meeting between Chinese and ASEAN officials in the Chinese city of Guiyang, China's foreign ministry said the framework had been agreed upon, although it gave no details of its contents.

China's efforts to assert its dominance over the South China Sea, where more than $5 trillion in annual trade is ferried, have in the past angered Southeast Asian nations with competing claims, such as Vietnam and the Philippines.

Sta. Romana said the Philippines and China will pursue possible areas of maritime cooperation in the South China Sea "without prejudice to our respective claims".



Like this

Latest


25 May 2017
OPEC-member Kuwait says oil prices won't spike
Still, an extension of the existing cuts for nine months appears to be the most likely scenario. By 1230 GMT on Wednesday, Brent crude was down around 0.2 percent at $54.03 a barrel.

25 May 2017
Parties battle for control of Montana's only US House seat
But neither side has sought to make the race an explicit referendum on the president, or the upheaval that has Washington in fits. Quist's campaign said he had raised $5 million, including more than 200,000 contributions averaging just under $24.

24 May 2017
Samsung to unveil world's first stretchable display
One Samsung Display spokesperson described the several properties of this stretchable OLED panel (via Korea Herald ). SAMSUNG DISPLAY will show off a new type of stretchable OLED display at the SID show in Los Angeles this week.

24 May 2017
Lea Michele cried after meeting her 'idol' Celine Dion
The hip-hop superstar has acknowledged the iconic impact he had at last night's Billboard Music Awards after landing 13 trophies. Aubrey Drake Graham as she was officially his.

23 May 2017
Indian Army Confirms Punitive Fire Assaults on Pak posts to Check Infiltration
The encounter, which lasted more than 24 hours, ended on Sunday evening and left seven people dead, including three soldiers. Major Gen Narula said Army wants peace and tranquility in J&K and for this terrorism and infiltrations need to be curbed.

23 May 2017
Comey was a 'nut job' and his firing relieved 'pressure'
Trump's investigation in light of the rapid-fire sequences of events taking place since Comey's firing more than a week ago. President Trump denied asking Comey to lay off an FBI investigation. "But I trust Mueller", Durbin added.

22 May 2017
Horschel defeats Day on first hole of playoff
Horschel came out on top following a sudden death playoff where he used the PXG Bat Attack putter to roll in the winning putt. He made the 4-foot birdie putt to finish alone in third, ahead of Jason Kokrak. "Definitely.

22 May 2017
Appeared "live" pictures smartphone Nokia 9
However, the alleged smartphone appears to be covered by a casing to keep the design away before the device goes official. The reports and images shared by them show that Nokia 9 is getting premium with the metallic finish and a dual camera .

22 May 2017
Youth movement sees Manchester United finish Premier League season with victory
When then asked if he knew his team for the clash in Stockholm , Mourinho replied: 'I know, but let me go. The hosts finish the season sixth in the table on 69 points, while Palace drop to 14th on 41.

20 May 2017
Teams calling about D'Angelo Russell after NBA Draft Lottery
Comment and let us know! Phoenix will get the fourth overall pick in its eighth straight lottery appearance. The Celtics won by beating out the Lakers , giving the draft lottery an old NBA Finals feel.



Recommended