South China Sea

Court to rule on South China Sea

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague is to rule in a dispute between the Philippines and China over maritime claims in the South China Sea – particularly who has the right to exploit resources in the strategic territory. The ruling on Tuesday is expected to further increase tensions[…]

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U.S. warns China against provocations

The United States warned China on Wednesday against taking “additional provocative actions” following an impending international court ruling on the South China Sea that is expected to largely reject Beijing’s broad territorial claims. A senior State Department official voiced skepticism at China’s claim that dozens of countries backed its position[…]

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Botswana, China Diplomatic Row

Business came to a standstill on Thursday and Friday when local employees at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Botswana were released to go home as the embassy staff focused attention on addressing the issue of the Islands in South China Sea. Visa application processing was also[…]

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