By Jakarin Treedara | chinadaily.com.cn Among the ASEAN nations, balancing maritime security and relations with China remains a challenge of great importance. Despite strong military
Lodging representations with Myanmar after a Chinese national was hit by a stray bullet, China has urged all parties in the conflict to exercise restraint to prevent the situation from escalating further.
Heavy clashes between Myanmar government forces and some ethnic armed groups occurred near the 105th Mile Muse Border Trade Zone in Shan State north Sunday morning, resulting in some casualties, local sources said.
China will never allow the US to run amok in South China Sea waters, the People’s Daily asserted in a commentary on Sunday after a US Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS Decatur, sailed through the waters of the Xisha Islands on Friday without the Chinese approval.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said the Long March was “a great feat in human history,” “epic” and a “human miracle”.
Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says that his country can get by without U.S. military aid.
Lorenzana made the remarks at a foreign correspondents’ forum where he also called for a reassessment of relations between the Philippines and the United States.