Unity within Asean needed over the South China Sea issue

THE Philippines assumed the Asean chairmanship from Laos with the heavy responsibility to tackle the issues besetting the region. A the top of the list is the territorial dispute in the South China Sea (SCS), which involves four of the Asean members, namely Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and a non-Asean member Taiwan. The Asean […]

China risks reputation damage in rejecting UNCLOS ruling

The international arbitration tribunal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) has ruled in favor of the Philippines in its historic case against China over the West Philippine Sea. While the smaller nations in contention against China in the South China Sea (SCS) conflict expressed their support for the ruling, […]