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Weekly News 6/5 - 12/5

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-(VNExpress 5/5) Vietnam rejects China's fishing ban in SCS: The foreign ministry has condemned China for violating Vietnam's sovereignty by imposing a unilateral fishing ban in the South China Sea.

-(Strait Times 4/5) Philippine court orders government to protect SCS: This was prompted by a petition filed by environmental activists and fishermen alleging the Philippine government has failed to act against Chinese incursions and destructive activities in three areas in SCS.


Weekly News 22/4 - 28/4

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-(AP 22/4) Recent Developments Surrounding the SCS

-(Reuters 20/4) China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy anniversary: The PLA Navy ship and aircraft to be revealed at Tuesday’s naval parade are the Liaoning aircraft carrier, new types of nuclear submarines, new types of destroyers, as well as fighter aircraft.


Weekly News 1/4 - 7/4

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-(SCMP 5/4) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells China to ‘lay off’ island in disputed SCS: This follows a statement made by the foreign affairs ministry calling the presence of Chinese boats near Thitu Island illegal.

-(Nikkei 4/4) Philippines hits out at China's 'swarming' SCS ships: The rare rebuke comes ahead of a visit by Duterte to Beijing this month.


Weekly News 18/3- 24/3

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-(SCMP 19/3) Beijing plans ‘strategic service and logistics base’ on Woody Island, two islets in SCS: It came after US challenge in the region and criticism of ‘China’s illegal island-building in international waterways’.

-(Washington Post 19/3) The U.S. quietly made a big splash about the SCS: Mike Pompeo just reaffirmed Washington has Manila’s back.


Weekly News 11/3 - 17/3

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-(VNExpress 14/3) Vietnam asks China and Philippines to restrain in South China Sea: With tensions rising over Chinese vessels approaching an island occupied by the Philippines, Vietnam has called for calm.

-(Japan Times 14/3) The U.S. has sent B-52 bombers near disputed islands in the South China Sea, the second such mission over the contested waterway in 10 days.


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