Tag Archives: South China Sea

China trade depends more on peace in South China Sea shipping lanes

When talking about the South China Sea, US officials, especially those in the previous Obama administration, liked to emphasize the importance of the shipping route to global trade.
The figure often cited since late 2010 is that $5.3 trillion worth of goods each year transit through the South China Sea.

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Jiaolong brings up seamount sample

Jiaolong, China’s manned submersible on Saturday retrieved a basalt sample from the Zhenbei Seamount in the South China Sea which scientists say could shed light on the formation and evolution of seamounts in the area.

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US balances asia approach

While Washington has elevated its security commitment to Japan during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, observers noted that the White House has avoided going too far in aligning with Japan’s plans to contain China.

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Be cautious, China urges US on sea talk

China called on the United States on Tuesday to respect facts and “speak and behave with caution” after the new US administration of President Donald Trump hinted it would take a tougher stance on the South China Sea.

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Beijing, Hanoi reinforce ties

Vietnam vows to ‘expand maritime cooperation’ in party leader’s visit

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Leaders focus on cooperation in APEC meetings

China and the Philippines should proactively discuss maritime cooperation to make the South China Sea issue an opportunity to promote bilateral friendship, President Xi Jinping said on Saturday.

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