March 23, 2018

South China Sea Code Of Conduct Draft Approved

20 May 2017, 01:57 | Melvin Schneider

He was referring to the draft framework for a South China Sea code of conduct between ASEAN and China on Thursday.

The participants have not mentioned dates for the adoption of a full code of conduct, and while Huang said he thought the sides could act as early as this year to seize the positive momentum, Storey said a final agreement was likely "some years off". In recent months, however, China and ASEAN appear to have made swift progress.

All parties have agreed to manage and control their differences under the framework of regional regulations, the Foreign Ministry said in a news release. "It will provide a good foundation for the next round of consultations", Mr. Liu was also quoted as telling the South China Morning Post.

The disputed territories in the South China Sea. "Is it concerned about the stability of the South China Sea, or is it afraid of China-Philippines and China-ASEAN relations developing as the situation stabilizes?".

He chose to downplay an arbitral tribunal ruling last July 12 that rejected China's claims to nearly all of the South China Sea in exchange for investments, loans and trade deals from Beijing. China's delegation will be led by China's deputy foreign minister Liu Zhenmin.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for photographers prior to their bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Monday, May 15, 2017.

However, it remains unclear whether the eventual COC will be legally binding.

David Lynch says he initially didn't want 'Twin Peaks' to return
You don't realize just how many references that are thrown in throughout your life go back to " Twin Peaks ", this tour de force. We also know that expectations couldn't be running any higher, so the twin pressures on the return of "Twin Peaks" are enormous.

Why Donald Trump's combative trade stance makes US farmers nervous
Mexico and Canada are two of our largest export markets for the commodities and products raised on USA farms and ranches. In a May 18 letter, newly appointed U.S.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI): Start Paying Attention to Revised Ratings
Cowen and Company cut their target price on shares of QUALCOMM to $73.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 26th. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This news story was first reported by Transcript Daily and is owned by of Transcript Daily.

But he stressed that while it was crafted under the principles and spirit of the "Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea", there will eventually be an "enhanced version" of the declaration.

Chinese and Philippines officials will meet in China on Friday for the first round of bilateral talks on their piece of the dispute.

Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam and Taiwan also have overlapping claims.

The island is part of the small Natuna archipelago, remote Indonesian islands in the South China Sea, home to rich fishing grounds and abundant oil reserves.

Indian and Singaporean navies have started a seven-day mega maritime exercise in the SCS, which has been witnessing an aggressive stance by China.

China has deployed rocket launchers to fend off Vietnamese combat divers on one of its man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea, Chinese state media reported Wednesday.

Even the US, a strong supporter of countries locked in maritime disputes with the Chinese, is pulling away amid pressing concerns over the North Korean nuclear and missile threat. Ben Lowsen suggests that the expansion of Chinese "gray zone" operations (i.e., the pursuit of military objectives by non-military forces) poses a threat to global order, and requires a response from the United States.

Other News

Trending Now

The Tennis Debate: Will Novak Djokovic ever dominate again?
Fognini played aggressively, however, and forced Nadal on to the defensive as he took the match into a deciding set. In another quarterfinal, Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay rallied to beat Alexander Zverev of Germany 3-6 6-0 6-4.

Osinbajo Overrules Minister, Presidential Aide On Budget
The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President, Laolu Akande, confirmed this on his Twitter handle, @Akandeoj. Osinbajo by the presidential aide in charge of Senate, Ita Enang.

North Korea takes another American hostage
The 62-year-old naturalized US citizen, who has been held since October 2015, was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor. On January 2, 2016, as he was departing through Pyongyang's airport, he was detained.

Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty To Charge Over Sexting With A Minor
A law enforcement official said Weiner has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. In a statement to CNN at the time of the first reports, Weiner neither confirmed or denied sending the texts.