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‘You’re not even an UNCLOS member:’ China hits US on Spratly Island dispute
BusinessMirror - 1/21/2022 2:01:00 PM
Beijing rejected the findings of the United States State Department showing that China’s claims in the South China Sea are “unlawful” and “gravely undermines the rule of law” in the oceans. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the US is not even a signatory of United Nations Convention on the

China’s military demands end to Navy demonstrations in the South China Sea
Stars and Stripes - 1/20/2022 10:00:00 AM
The USS Benfold steamed past two disputed island chains in the South China Sea this week, provoking demands from China’s military that the U.S. cease its freedom-of-navigation patrols in the region.

US Navy warship challenges Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea
CNN - 1/21/2022 5:11:00 AM
A United States Navy guided missile destroyer challenged Chinese claims of sovereignty in and around islands in the South China Sea on Thursday, with a Navy statement saying such claims violate international law and "pose a serious threat to the freedom of the seas.

New Western Command chief assumes post
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 1/21/2022 5:27:00 PM
Rear Admiral Alberto Carlos took leadership of the Western Command (Wescom)—the military unit protecting the Philippines' interests in the Kalayaan Island Group (Spratly

Malaysian FM Sees Shift in China’s Justification of its Sweeping South China Sea Claims
BenarNews - 1/18/2022 7:39:00 PM
China appears to be shifting from the so-called “nine-dash line” toward a new legal theory to support its expansive claims in the South China Sea, although analysts say its alternative is also problematic under international law.

South China Sea: Japanese warships sailed near Chinese-controlled reefs in Spratly Islands ‘to pressure’ Beijing
South China Morning Post - 1/12/2022 11:10:00 AM
Japanese warships have sailed through waters close to Chinese-controlled islands and reefs in the South China Sea on at least two occasions in the last 10 months, entering the contiguous zone ...

Japan Puts Reverse Pressure on China, Sails Warships Near Disputed Islands In South China Sea
International Business Times - 1/14/2022 12:34:00 PM
A destroyer sailed near one of the Spratly Islands in March Another vessel did a similar transit through a contiguous zone in August Analysts think these FONOPs are unlike the ones carried out by ...

New US report dismisses Beijing's claim to South China Sea 'historical rights'
Yahoo - 1/13/2022 9:30:00 AM
The US government stepped up its criticism of China's territorial claims in the South China Sea on Wednesday, issuing a report that declares "historical rights" a meaningless term. Referencing the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) and an international ruling dismissing most of China's claims in the South China Sea,

Island doctors save troubled fisherman
Quân đội nhân dân - 1/15/2022 8:00:00 AM
Doctors of the infirmary of Song Tu Tay Island (Southwest Cay) in Truong Sa (Spratly) island district of Khanh Hoa province successfully saved a troubled fisherman at 8:00 a.m. on January 15.