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World 18 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM

China reassures regional nations over South China Sea claims

BEIJING: Beijing sought to soothe tensions over its South China Sea claims, saying it will avoid the use of force in the region as the US ponders sending warships close to territory claimed by the Asian giant.

AseanPlus News 22 Sep 2015 | 12:11 PM

New Australian PM urges Beijing to cool tensions in South China Sea

SYDNEY: Australia’s new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has advised China to ease off on island construction in the South China Sea if it wants a reduced US presence in the region.

China 17 Oct 2015 | 11:32 AM

Beijing tries to soothe South China Sea jitters

BEIJING (AFP) - Beijing sought to soothe tensions over its South China Sea claims Saturday, saying it will avoid the use of force in the region as the US ponders sending war ships close to territory claimed by the Asian giant.

Philippines 27 Aug 2015 | 9:29 PM

Philippines seeks US ‘assistance’ in South China Sea

MANILA: The Philippines has asked the US to provide military “assistance” in resupplying and rotating Manila’s forces in the South China Sea because they face harassment from regional power China, a military spokesman said Thursday.

China 11 Aug 2014 | 1:48 PM

China hits out at US proposal on South China Sea

BEIJING, Aug 11, 2014 (AFP) - China accused the US of deliberately stoking tensions in the South China Sea as it rejected Washington's proposal for a freeze on provocative actions in the region, the foreign ministry said Monday.

China 15 Jun 2014 | 12:02 PM

South China Sea trade routes safe despite rows

MANILA, June 15, 2014 (AFP) - Despite territorial stand-offs between China and other nations bordering the South China Sea, analysts say governments know better than to choke off the trade shipping routes that are the lifeblood of their economies.

Nation 25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Draw up South China Sea code soon, Beijing urged

KUALA LUMPUR: Asean has told China that it must cooperate to speed up efforts to draw up the Code of Conduct (CoC) for the South China Sea.

Nation 01 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

AMM to discuss South China Sea dispute

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is encouraged by the progress to finalise the code of conduct (CoC) among claimant countries in the South China Sea, but expressed concern that recent activities in the area can threaten peace and security.

China 03 Aug 2017 | 1:20 PM

China helps US search for missing sailor in South China Sea

BEIJING: China said Thursday that it helped the United States search for an American sailor who fell into the South China Sea -- a rare cooperative gesture in the disputed waters.

AseanPlus News 14 Dec 2016 | 10:30 AM

US warns 'aggressive' Beijing in South China Sea

Sydney (AFP) - The United States will keep challenging Beijing's "assertive, aggressive behaviour in the South China Sea", the US Pacific commander said Wednesday, as tensions between two powers rise over comments by Donald Trump.