South China Sea

February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016

US concern at China missile reports

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington is seriously concerned about increased Chinese militarisation in the contested South China Sea.

February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016

China ‘has missiles in South China Sea’

China appears to have deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, say reports.

January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016

Taiwan's Ma Ying-jeou to go to South China Sea island

Outgoing Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou is to visit a disputed island in the South China Sea on Thursday.

January 4, 2016
January 4, 2016

China rejects Vietnam protest over flight test

Beijing has rejected a protest from Vietnam after a Chinese plane landed on a contested reef in the South China Sea, saying the operation took place within Chinese territory.

January 3, 2016
January 3, 2016

Vietnam-China row over South China Sea plane landing

Vietnam has accused China of violating its sovereignty by landing a plane on an artificial island it has built in a contested part of the South China Sea.

December 19, 2015
December 19, 2015

China accuses US of B-52 'provocation'

China accuses the US of "serious provocation" after it flew B-52 bombers near one of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015

US to return to South China Sea after warship visit

The US says it plans to return to contested areas of the South China Sea, with a top security official saying there will be "more demonstrations" of freedom of navigation in the region.

October 4, 2015
October 4, 2015

Typhoon heads for south China

A strong typhoon roars into southern China, bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to the region after leaving more than a dozen fishermen missing in the Philippines.

July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015

Asia's best boat trips: Along the mighty Mekong

Rain is pelting the observation deck, falling in sheets so thick we can barely see where the Mekong meets the shore.

April 1, 2015
April 1, 2015

China building ‘great wall of sand’

China's land reclamation is creating a "great wall of sand" in the South China Sea, leading to "serious questions" on its intentions, says a top US official.