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Global Security Issues
last updated 21-Jul-2016
  News articles, special reports, and research documents related to what we deem is a critical global security issue: the emerging South China Sea Conflict. So what will happen when eventually China and Japan go to war in order to settle old historical rivalries? The consequences to the global economy will be devastating and could lead to the Third World War.  


Permanent Cout of Arbitration, The Hague. The Tribunal Renders Its Award: THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ARBITRATION. (THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES V. THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA). Press Release, The Hague, July 12, 2016: PDF

Hague Tribunal rejects China’s South China Sea claims. An international tribunal rejected China’s extensive claims in the South China Sea and found the country had violated the Philippines’ maritime rights by building up artificial islands. By Mike Corder and Jim Gomez (AP), Toronto Star, July 12, 2016: TEXT | VIDEO

The Tribunal's Award in the "South China Sea Arbitration" Initiated by the Philippines Is Null and Void. Chinese Society of International Law. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the People's Republic of China, June 10, 2016: TEXT

Philippines seeks US support in confrontation with China. The issue will be at the top of the agenda when President Barack Obama arrives in the Philippines on Monday on his Asia tour. By Demetri Sevastopulo and Roel Landingin, The Financial Times, April 30, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE (of Sierra Madre ship)

US, Philippines Launch War Games Near South China Sea. The exercises were launched at a naval base in San Antonio, a town on the western coast of Luzon island that faces the South China Sea. By AFP, DefenseNews, September 18, 2013: TEXT

China Rejects Multilateral Intervention in South China Sea Disputes. "These disputes should be resolved by the countries directly concerned," Defense minister Gen. Chang Wanquan said. "We oppose any attempt to internationalize or complicate the disputes." By Julian E. Barnes, Wall Street Journal, August 29, 2013: TEXT

US Commander Issues Stern Warning on S. China Sea Disputes. “We need to retain the status quo until we get to a code of conduct or a solution by party nations that is peacefully accepted," Admiral Samuel Locklear, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, said. Voice of America, June 6, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE

To Counter China, Japan and Philippines Will Bolster Maritime Cooperation. During talks in Manila, the foreign ministers of Japan Fumio Kishida and the Philippines Albert del Rosario proclaimed their nations to be strategic partners. By Martin Fackler, The New York Times, January 10, 2013: click here

Philippines backs rearming of Japan. “We would welcome that very much,” Philippines foreign minister Albert del Rosario told the Financial Times in an interview. By David Pilling, Roel Landingin, and Jonathan Soble in Tokyo, The Financial Times, December 9, 2012: click here

Asia-Pacific: Desert island risks. A dispute between Beijing, Taipei and Tokyo over islands in the East China Sea could ensnare the US. By David Pilling, The Financial Times, October 1, 2012: click here

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton - Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China, September 5, 2012 [Transcript]: click here

China hits back at US on South China Sea. "We hope that the United States will abide by its promises and do more that is beneficial to regional peace and stability, and not the opposite." By Reuters, The Financial Times, September 4, 2012: click here

US warns China over disputed South China Sea.“The US believes very strongly that no party should take any steps that would increase tensions or do anything that could be viewed as coercive or intimidating to advance their territorial claims.” By Ben Bland and Geoff Dyer, The Financial Times, September 4, 2012: click here

Fact Sheet: Why the United States Needs to Join the Law of the Sea Convention Now. Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Washington, DC, March 21, 2012: click here | PDF

Settlement of disputes under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The case of the South China Sea dispute. Paper by Dong Manh Nguyen, New York, December 2005. [The aim of the paper is to examine the relationship between the Law of the Sea Convention and the South China Sea dispute] (PDF): click here




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