South China Sea

ASEAN has 'One China policy' in the South China Sea

ASEAN needed to show a semblance of unity more than ever now, and their common statement on the South China Sea raises some hopes that the group can still pull off an important stunt like this at a time when most observers had given up hope.

September 10, 2016
September 10, 2016

SKorea says North's nuclear capability 'speeding up', calls for action

South Korea's foreign minister says that North Korea's nuclear capability is expanding fast, echoing alarm around the world over the isolated state's fifth nuclear test carried out in defiance of UN sanctions.

July 30, 2016
July 30, 2016

ASEAN has 'One China policy' in the South China Sea

ASEAN needed to show a semblance of unity more than ever now, and their common statement on the South China Sea raises some hopes that the group can still pull off an important stunt like this at a time when most observers had given up hope.

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016

In pushback to US, China says "has no fear of trouble" in S China Sea

China rebuffs US pressure to curb its activity in the South China Sea, restating its sovereignty over most of the disputed territory and saying it "has no fear of trouble".

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

US vows 'action' if China builds new S China Sea structures

Chinese construction on a South China Sea islet claimed by the Philippines would prompt "actions being taken" by the United States and other nations, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warns.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

China jet ‘intercepts’ US spy plane

Two Chinese fighters have carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a US military aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon says.

May 15, 2016
May 15, 2016

Beijing blasts Pentagon report on Chinese military as damaging trust

China condemns the US Defence Department's annual report on the Chinese military today, calling it deliberate distortion that has "severely damaged" mutual trust.

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.