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Philippines’ Duterte says Xi offering gas deal if arbitration case ignored

MANILA, Sept 11 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea, if it sets aside an international arbitral award that went against…

China’s island cities: Treasure or trouble for Asia?

COLOMBO, April 25 — A high-rise city the size of central London rising out of the ocean next to Sri Lanka’s capital is laying down another marker for China’s global infrastructure ambitions whose epic scope is sounding alarm bells in Asia and…

Gamuda touts Penang South Reclamation as the next ‘Marina Bay’

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 26 — The developer for three proposed man-made islands to the south of Penang could make the northern Malaysian state into the next Marina Bay — the popular artificial island in Singapore. Gamuda Bhd Deputy Group Managing…

HK’s rural area could hold key to land crunch

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s government says it needs to build billions of dollars’ worth of artificial islands to give the city’s glittering skyline room to grow, but critics say developers are hoarding unused land that could solve the problem. Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, estimates the 1,111-square-kilometre city needs another 1,200 hectares, or about 12 […]

Rejecting protectionism, ASEAN and Australia commit to free trade

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SYDNEY (March 16): The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia reject protectionism and embrace free trade, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday. “You don’t grow stronger by closing the door to other markets. Protectionism is a dead end. It is not a ladder to get you out of the low growth trap, it is a shovel to dig it much deeper,” Turnbull told a special meeting of ASEAN in Sydney. “We must face the world, not turn from it. EmbraceRead More

China unveils massive island-building vessel

BEIJING, Nov 4 ― China has unveiled a massive ship described as a “magic island maker” that is Asia’s largest dredging vessel, state media reported today. The ship, capable of building artificial islands of the sort the country has…

Forest City forges strategic alliances with 21 industry players

GELANG PATAH, Aug 4 — Forest City today forged strategic alliances with 21 local and international industry players to create more opportunities for the people of Johor to be involved in the state’s economic development. Held at the Phoenix…

US$100b Chinese city in the sea is hit by capital controls (VIDEO)

KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — The US$100 billion (RM428.6 billion) city rising from the sea next to Singapore has hit a roadblock: China’s capital controls. The dream of a Malaysian version of Shenzhen — largely funded by Chinese developers and…

Philippines’ Duterte cancels visit to disputed Sth China Sea island

Philippines' Duterte cancels visit to disputed Sth China Sea island

MANILA (April 13): Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has cancelled a planned visit to an island the Philippines claims in the disputed South China Sea, after Beijing warned him against the visit.

The brash Philippine leader last week announced his plan to raise the Philippine flag in the island of Thitu and fortify it with barracks, setting off alarm bells.

“Because of our friendship with China and because we value your friendship I will not go there to raise the Philippine flag,” Duterte said in a speech before the Filipino community in Riyadh late Wednesday.


Duterte says will reinforce, not militarise, Philippines-controlled islets

Duterte says will reinforce, not militarise, Philippines-controlled islets

MANILA (April 10): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday his order to the military to reinforce areas in the South China Sea controlled by Manila was to maintain the geopolitical balance, and assured China no “offensive weapons” would be placed there.

Duterte said the Philippines wanted peace and friendship with China but his country needed to bolster what territory it had in the Spratly archipelago because “everybody’s grabbing” islands and reefs in the disputed waterway.