Weekly News 26/2 - 4/3

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 07:54 vuquangtiep

-(Reuters 1/3) Philippines says any SCS energy deal must be with Chinese company, not government, said the spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte.

-(Atimes 1/3) China senses and acts on US weakness in SCS: China is a rising power and it is only natural that it would seek to expand its areas of naval operations and political influence.

-(The Nation 28/2) Silence in SCS: Why is Asean so afraid of Beijing? One reason for this toothlessness is that any statement issued by Asean must be agreed to in full

-(Lawfareblog 28/2) The British are Coming to the South China Sea, and It's About Time: More FONOPs conducted by more nations will globalize the dispute beyond U.S.-China relations.

-(Atimes 27/2) Trump urges Turnbull to flex more muscle: But Australia remains torn between joining America's new Cold War or playing the role of regional moderator.

-(Vietnamplus 27/2) US naval ships to visit Vietnam from March 5 to 9, the group comprises of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, the guided missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain and the destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer.


-(News.com.au 27/2) The Australian Navy may be preparing for a direct venture into the SCS: When Malcolm Turnbull met Donald Trump, China was a big talking point.

-(ABS-News 27/2) PLP Palace asked to summon Beijing’s envoy over China’s continued militarization of artificial islands and encroachment in the SCS.


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