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AseanPlus News 02 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Australia, Indonesia mull joint South China Sea patrols

SYDNEY: Australia is considering joint patrols with Indonesia in the disputed South China Sea, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a move set to irk Beijing.

China 08 Sep 2016 | 8:50 AM

Obama warns China over South China Sea ruling

VIENTIANE: US President Barack Obama warned Beijing Thursday it could not ignore a tribunal's ruling rejecting its sweeping claims to the South China Sea, driving tensions higher in a territorial row that threatens regional security.

China 19 Jul 2016 | 5:13 AM

Beijing vows to continue South China Sea construction

BEIJING: Beijing will “never” stop building in the South China Sea prematurely, a top military official has vowed, despite an international ruling that its actions were illegal.

China 12 Jul 2016 | 1:02 PM

United States: South China Sea ruling 'legally binding'

WASHINGTON: The United States has put itself on a collision course with great power rival China on Tuesday, describing a ruling against Beijing's South China Sea claims as "final and legally binding".

China 19 Feb 2016 | 3:41 AM

Australia warns Beijing over threat of conflict in South China Sea

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia urged China on Friday to refrain from the “militarisation of islands” to avoid walking into a conflict, a day after the United States slammed Beijing for deploying missiles in the disputed South China Sea.

World 18 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

US to work with Asean for peaceful resolution to South China Sea dispute

RANCHO MIRAGE (California): President Barack Obama has called for “tangible steps” to reduce tensions in the South China Sea, after a two-day summit with South-East Asian leaders concerned at Beijing’s military build-up.

Nation 22 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Asean Summit: South China Sea disputes get non-claimant countries’ attention

KUALA LUMPUR: The South China Sea maritime and territorial disputes are causing alarm even among non-claimant countries, with leaders from India and Japan asking all parties to settle the issue peacefully.

AseanPlus News 15 Oct 2015 | 12:16 PM

Chinese media warn against US South China Sea move

BEIJING: Chinese media slammed the US Thursday for “ceaseless provocations” in the South China Sea, with Washington expected to soon send warships close to artificial islands Beijing has built in disputed waters.

China 27 Oct 2015 | 7:48 AM

US to send warship close to South China Sea islets

WASHINGTON: In a move sure to anger Beijing, the US Navy plans to send Tuesday a destroyer close to artificial islands China is building in the South China Sea, a US official said.

AseanPlus News 09 Aug 2014 | 5:24 PM

China defends lighthouse building in South China Sea

BEIJING, Aug 9, 2014 (AFP) - China has defended the building of lighthouses on islands in the South China Sea, calling them its "inherent territory" amid tensions with Vietnam and other nations that also claim parts of the region.