Monthly Archives: May 2015

US demands immediate halt to South China Sea reclamations

SINGAPORE  – The United States on Saturday called for an “immediate and lasting halt” to reclamation works in disputed waters in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), saying China’s behavior in

Impasse over China’s island-building shows no sign of easing

SINGAPORE — China vigorously defended its South China Sea land reclamation projects in the face of persistent criticism from U.S. leaders at an international security summit Saturday as the standoff in the

PH, US to set up South China Sea defense line

MANILA — The Philippines and the United States are putting up a defensive line meant to prevent China from punching through to the Pacific and threatening American military real estate in Guam, analysts

PH pushes plan on sea row

MANILA — Malacañang  on Sunday  pushed for its rules-based Triple Action Plan to resolve the  West  Philippine Sea dispute  amid  artillery sightings in artificial islands built by China which  insisted it was

Chinese weaponry spotted on artificial island, US says

SINGAPORE   — U.S. surveillance detected two large artillery vehicles on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Friday, heightening concerns that Beijing

US lifts shore leave ban for sailors in PH

MANILA — The United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) has eased liberty restrictions on American troops in the Philippines With the lifting of the liberty ban effective May 29, sailors of USS Shiloh