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China leader vows to protect territorial interests

President Xi Jinping.  AP FILE PHOTO

Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a key foreign policy speech that the rising Asian nation would protect its sovereign territory, the Xinhua news agency reported, as it faces maritime disputes with several neighbors.

Posted: November 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North, South Korea naval patrol boats exchange fire

Map showing the maritime border between North and South Korea.

North and South Korean naval patrol boats briefly exchanged warning fire Tuesday near their disputed Yellow Sea border which has been the site of numerous clashes in the past, the South’s defense ministry said.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

SC: Jardeleza was not disloyal

Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza. FILE PHOTO

New Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza was not being disloyal nor did he betray the country with his position on the West Philippine Sea dispute, according to majority of the Supreme Court justices who had earlier ordered his reinclusion in the Judicial and Bar Council’s short list of nominees for the vacancy in the tribunal last month.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Japan PM says door always open for China talks

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raises his hand as he addresses the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. AP

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has played down recent tensions with neighbour China, saying the countries were “inextricably linked” and his door was always open for dialogue.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hagel to raise China disputes in meeting

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at opening plenary meeting at the 13th Asia Security Summit in Singapore, Saturday, May 31, 2014.  Defense Secretary Hagel warned an international security conference Saturday that the U.S. "will not look the other way" when nations such as China try to restrict navigation or ignore international rules and standards. AP

Days after the U.S. and China traded new accusations of cyberspying, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday he will press the same issues in a face-to-face meeting with a top military officer from Beijing this weekend.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »