Sunday, June 30, 2013

Is A China - Philippine Showdown In The South China Sea About To Happen?

China Agrees South China Sea Talks Amid New Row With Manila -- Reuters

(Reuters) - China agreed to hold formal talks with Southeast Asian nations on a plan to ease maritime tensions on Sunday as the Philippines accused it of causing "increasing militarization" of the South China Sea, one of Asia's naval flashpoints.

The rebuke by Philippine Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario at a regional summit in Brunei came a day after China's state media warned of an inevitable "counterstrike" against the Philippines if it continued to provoke Beijing.

Friction between China and the Philippines over disputed territories has surged since last year due to several naval stand-offs as China asserts its vast claims over the oil and gas rich sea.

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More News On China - Philippine Tensions Over The South China Seas

China Agrees to Asean Talks on Sea Spat Amid Philippine Warning -- Bloomberg Businessweek
China Media Warns Philippines of 'Counterstrike' in South China Sea -- New York Times/Reuters
Chinese Media Warn Philippines Of 'Counterstrike' If 'Provocations' Continue In South China Sea -- IBTimes
Chinese media slam Philippines over Spratly isles -- West Australian/AFP
China media warns Philippines of "counterstrike" in South China Sea -- Straits Times
Philippines accuses China of military buildup at sea -- Global Post
Philippines accuses China of military buildup at sea -- Channel News Asia
PH slams China for retaliation threat -- Inquirer
Philippines accused China of "massive" military buildup in S China Sea -- Asia One
Chinese military in S.China Sea 'threatens peace' -- AFP
South China Sea: facts on a decades-long dispute -- Global Post/AFP

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