Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Asean News  >>Ties  >> ASEAN media criticise China
NEW UPDATES Asean Affairs 10 July 2014  

ASEAN media criticise China

President of the Conference of ASEAN Journalists, Benny Antiporda, has opposed China's continued aggressive actions in East Sea waters that it now claims as part of its national territory.

In a statement issued on Friday, he said the actions had become a serious concern for all peace-loving people, particularly those in Southeast Asia.

Specifically, he said China's actions had seriously affected its relationship with the Philippines and Viet Nam, both of whom were now at the receiving end of Chinese "bullying" tactics.

"We describe China's actions as bullying because, clearly, it is using its economic and military might against its weak and smaller neighbours to back up its territorial claims without regard to historical tradition and facts and to the long, peaceful relationship that has existed between China and other countries in the ASEAN region," the statement said.

As the umbrella organisation of all media groups in the region, the Conference of ASEAN Journalists supported all efforts of the affected governments and other international agencies to find a more lasting and binding solution to this issue through peaceful means, the statement added.

He said that China, as a leading member of the United Nations, should show leadership by example through respect for the territorial integrity of its immediate neighbours and abide by the rule of law and international arbitration in the settlement of disputes.

Antiporda said fellow journalists in the region and elsewhere should pool their efforts and call on China to return to the negotiating table.

"We should also remind China that the policy it is currently pursuing is not earning it greater respect, but rather, greater suspicion leading to its isolation before the eyes of the world," he said.

Air surveillance

China yesterday used a reconnaissance plane to oversee the operation of Vietnamese law-enforcement ships near its illegally placed oil rig in Vietnamese waters.

The Viet Nam Fisheries Surveillance Department said that from 7:15 to 8:05am, the TU-154M reconnaissance aircraft coded 1224 was seen flying 200-300m above the sea .

China still has 106 ships of various types around its oil rig. They include 46 coastguard vessels, 14 cargo ships, 27 fishing boats, 14 tugboats, and five military vessels.

When Vietnamese fisheries surveillance ships tried to approach the rig at a distance of 10-11 nautical miles to demand China withdraw its rig and ships from Viet Nam's waters, Chinese ships kept close to Vietnamese ships, hindering them from getting closer.

While Vietnamese fishing ships were operating in their traditional fishing grounds, they were obstructed by Chinese fishing ships backed by their coast guard and fishery logistics' ships

Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below

Today's  Stories                            July 10, 2014 Subsribe Now !
• Thai agricultural production seen lower than targeted this year Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• ASEAN media criticise China
• 2015 global growth depends on global conditions
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

• Textiles and Garments Industry
• Coffee industry
• Leather and footwear industry
• Shrimp industry

• Vietnam aims to tap sea tourism potentials
• Italy millers slam ‘unfair’ EBA
Asean Analysis                    July 7, 2014

• Asean Analysis July 7, 2014
Rice export target a big task
Advertise Your Brand

Asean Stock Watch    July 9, 2014
• Asean Stock Watch-July 9, 2014
The Biweekly Update
• The Biweekly Update  June 27, 2014

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

| Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy  | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2006-2017 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand