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Chinese police plan to board vessels in disputed seas

BEIJING/MANILA (Reuters) - Police in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan will board and search ships which illegally enter what China considers its territory in the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Thursday, a move likely to add to tensions.

World

Chinese police plan to board vessels in disputed seas

BEIJING/MANILA (Reuters) - Police in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan will board and search ships which illegally enter what China considers its territory in the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Thursday, a move likely to add to tensions.

Philippines

Philippines voices China alarm as US war games begin

MANILA - The Philippines voiced alarm Monday about Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed regional waters as it launched giant war games with the United States that were partly aimed as a warning shot to Beijing.

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Beijing urges Australia to exercise care on sea dispute

BEIJING: China hopes that Australia acts and speaks with caution on the South China Sea and that its words and actions on the matter match each other, a senior Chinese officer told the visiting head of the Australian Defence Force.

World

China urges Australia to be 'cautious' on South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China hopes that Australia acts and speaks with caution on the South China Sea and that its words and actions on the matter match each other, a senior Chinese officer told the visiting head of the Australian Defence Force.

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‘Our policy is to maintain peace’

SINGAPORE: There will never be a problem with freedom of maritime navigation or overland flights in the South China Sea, pledged Chinese president Xi Jinping.

World

U.S. patrols to raise stakes with Beijing in disputed South China Sea

HONG KONG (Reuters) - U.S. plans to send warships or military aircraft within 12 nautical miles of China's artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, possibly within days, could open a tense new front in Sino-U.S. rivalry.

Letters

Poser over South China Sea

From NG TZE SHIUNG of Petaling Jaya.

World

ASEAN chief voices alarm at China plan to board ships in disputed waters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Southeast Asia's top diplomat warned on Friday of great anxiety over China's plan to board and search ships that illegally enter what it considers its territory in the disputed South China Sea, saying it could spark naval clashes and undermine confidence in the region's economy.

World

ASEAN chief voices alarm at China plan to board ships in disputed waters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - China's plan to board and search ships that illegally enter what it considers its territory in the disputed South China Sea could spark naval clashes and hurt the region's economy, Southeast Asia's top diplomat warned on Friday.