Showing posts with label Xisha Islands. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Xisha Islands. Show all posts

Monday, May 28, 2018

Friday, August 11, 2017

Philippines Not Concerned by US Operation Near Spratly Islands : Spokesman

Spratly Islands
Manila does not object to the presence of the USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer near the disputed Spratly Islands as the US operation was conducted in accordance with "freedom of navigation," presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said Friday.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

China expands construction works in disputed S. China reefs : reports

China has allegedly begun fresh construction work on one of the South China Sea islets, new satellite images show. According to an assessment of the imagery, China might be building a new large port on the disputed Paracel Islands.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Chinese Foreign Ministry commends Lavrov’s stance on South China Sea

China highly appreciates Russia’s stance on the territorial disputes in the South China Sea outlined by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in his interview to the Chinese, Mongolian and Japanese media ahead of Lavrov’s visit to these countries, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

China's deployment on Xisha Islands justified, says spokesperson

The Xisha islands are undisputed Chinese territory, thus, deployment of any kind by China is justified and beyond reproach, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Friday, May 15, 2015

China opposes Manila's plans of building bases for US ships in South China Sea

China opposes the Philippines’ intention to build naval bases for US ships in the South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Friday, commenting on the statement on the Filipino side.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

Saturday, October 18, 2014

China, Vietnam agree to properly address disputes

BEIJING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- China and Vietnam agreed to properly address and control their disputes on Saturday, a fresh pledge made during a meeting between Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong and visiting Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh.

"A neighboring country cannot be moved away," Fan said. "It is in the common interest of China and Vietnam to live in amity, handle disputes properly and promote common development."

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Lighthouse construction on Xisha, Nansha "irreproachable". (Chinese FM)

Building lighthouses on Xisha and Nansha islands is an irreproachable act of China which observes its obligation to ensure navigational safety within its territory, a spokeswoman said Friday.


Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China has long been building and maintaining lighthouses and other navigational aid facilities on Nansha and Xisha islands, China's inherent territory, in line with international regulations.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Japan to give Vietnam six ships to boost maritime patrols. (Hanoi accused Beijing of ramming and sinking one of its wooden fishing vessels)

HANOI: Japan said on Friday (August 1) it would give Vietnam six vessels to boost the communist country's capacity to patrol its territorial waters, amid a bitter maritime dispute with Beijing in the South China Sea.
The deal for the six used vessels, worth 500 million yen (US$5 million, S$6.1 million), was announced in Hanoi during a two-day visit by Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida aimed at deepening bilateral ties. "We hope this will help strengthen the maritime law enforcement capability of Vietnam," Kishida said at a press briefing with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh.
Relations between Vietnam and neighbouring China plummeted to their worst point in decades in early May after Beijing moved a deep-water oil drilling rig into waters in the South China Sea claimed by Vietnam.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Chinese FM confirms drilling off Xisha completed. (The spokesman also noted the Xisha Islands are inherent territory of China)

A drilling operation by the HYSY 981 rig off the Xisha islands in the South China Sea has been completed, China's Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday.

Quoting China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and China Oilfield Services Limited, ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the Chinese companies began the drilling operation off Zhongjian Island, one of the Xisha Islands, on May 2. Work was completed on July 15.

The CNPC has been exploring the area since 2004.

According to the spokesman, the drilling rig is set to continue its work off south China's island province of Hainan after the Xisha operation.

The relocation of the operation is in line with the companies' own arrangement and is not due to any external reason, he said.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Japanese resolution on Xisha "extremely irresponsible" (Chinese Foreign Ministry)

China on Thursday slammed the Japanese Diet's foreign affairs committee as "extremely irresponsible" and "harboring ulterior motives".

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Japanese House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a resolution to condemn China's drilling activities in waters adjacent to the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily press briefing on Thursday the resolution issued by the Japanese parliament breached international laws and betrayed historical facts.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Beijing rejects arbitration tribunal South China Sea ruling

China on Wednesday rejected a Hague-based arbitration tribunal's ruling giving it six months to respond to a legal claim by the Philippines over disputed waters in the South China Sea.

China's stance of not accepting or participating in the arbitration proceedings filed by the Philippines has not changed, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said at a regular briefing on Wednesday.

The response came after the tribunal of The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, the Netherlands, issued a statement on Tuesday, which requires China to submit evidence to defend its territorial claims in the South China Sea before December 15.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Why Vietnam, Japan play up "China threat" ...

A tragic hostility is unfolding in Asia while Vietnam and Japan, who share similar culture heritage with China, see their neighbor much more like a thorn in their sides.

After a Vietnamese fishing boat deliberately entered Chinese waters and collided in a kamikaze-style attack on a vessel protecting an oil rig in China's Xisha Islands on Monday, Hanoi blamed it on China and quickly sought foreign aid to beef up its marine patrol.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe found this a good chance for finger-pointing and eagerly dressed up Japan as a counterweight to the growing influence of China.

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