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World 04 Aug 2015 | 7:25 PM

Southeast Asian nations back halt to land reclamation in South China Sea

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Southeast Asian countries on Tuesday backed a U.S. call to halt land reclamation in the South China Sea, underlining unease in the region over Beijing's continued expansion on disputed islands.

World 30 Jan 2015 | 5:30 PM

U.S. would welcome Japan air patrols in South China Sea

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States would welcome a Japanese extension of air patrols into the South China Sea as a counterweight to a growing fleet of Chinese vessels pushing China's territorial claims in the region, a senior U.S. Navy officer told Reuters.

World 16 Nov 2018 | 4:50 PM

Pence says South China Sea doesn't belong to any one nation

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The South China Sea does not belong to any one nation and the United States will continue to sail and fly wherever international law allows, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday, in a challenge to China which claims the waterway.

World 06 Sep 2018 | 3:00 PM

Exclusive - British Navy warship sails near South China Sea islands, angering Beijing

(Reuters) - Beijing expressed anger on Thursday after a British Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands claimed by China in the South China Sea late last month, saying Britain was engaged in "provocation" and that it had lodged a strong complaint.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Safe to sail in South China Sea

BEIJING: China has been contributing to the freedom and safety of navigation in the South China Sea, researchers conclude in a new report.

Nation 19 Jun 2018 | 11:05 PM

Dr M: Let Malaysia continue occupying islands in South China Sea

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia wants to continue occupying the islands we have called our own in the territorial disputes in the South China Sea, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

World 03 Jun 2018 | 12:40 PM

U.S. weighs more South China Sea patrols to confront 'new reality' of China

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States is considering intensified naval patrols in the South China Sea in a bid to challenge China's growing militarisation of the waterway, actions that could further raise the stakes in one of the world's most volatile areas.

World 31 May 2018 | 5:37 PM

China rejects "ridiculous" U.S. accusation of South China Sea militarisation

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. assertions that China is militarizing the South China Sea are "ridiculous", China said on Thursday, after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Washington would confront China's actions in the disputed waterways.

World 19 May 2018 | 12:28 PM

China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement.

World 03 May 2018 | 9:25 AM

China installs cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts-CNBC report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three of its outposts in the South China Sea, U.S. news network CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing sources with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence reports.