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World 13 Nov 2017 | 6:17 PM

Southeast Asia not taking South China Sea thaw for granted - summit draft

MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations will not take a relative calm in the dispute over the South China Sea for granted, according to a draft of a statement to be issued during a summit meeting in Manila on Monday.

World 03 Nov 2017 | 4:48 PM

China says hopes U.S. can 'help, not cause problems' in South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China hopes the United States can "help and not cause problems" in the disputed South China Sea, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday ahead of next week's visit to Beijing by President Donald Trump.

World 08 Aug 2017 | 7:15 PM

China leaning on Singapore to keep ASEAN calm over South China Sea - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is worried it could face fresh criticism over its actions in the South China Sea when Singapore becomes chairman of the Association of South East Asian Nations next year, and is putting pressure on the city-state to make sure that doesn't happen, according to people familiar with the situation.

World 05 Jun 2017 | 8:20 AM

China upset at Mattis' 'irresponsible remarks' on South China Sea

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has expressed its strong dissatisfaction with what it labelled "irresponsible remarks" on the South China Sea by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis during a security forum at the weekend.

China 15 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

Satellite images show China has begun new construction in disputed South China Sea

HONG KONG: China has started fresh construction work in the disputed South China Sea, new satellite images show, a sign that Beijing is continuing to strengthen its military reach across the vital trade waterway.

World 22 Feb 2017 | 4:40 PM

Exclusive - China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

World 22 Oct 2016 | 12:53 AM

Exclusive - U.S. runs freedom-of-navigation operation in South China Sea: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, drawing a warning from Chinese warships to leave the area.

World 15 Jul 2016 | 7:31 PM

China says Laos supports it on South China Sea case

ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday that his country should stop interfering and hyping up the South China Sea issue, as the dispute took centre stage at a key regional summit in Mongolia.

Nation 12 Jul 2016 | 3:05 AM

How will verdict on South China Sea dispute be delivered

MANILA: There will be no ceremonies, no photo ops, not even a speech to announce the decision of the arbitral tribunal on the Philippines versus China case over the South China Sea dispute.

World 13 Jul 2016 | 5:52 PM

High stakes legal ruling looms in South China Sea dispute

BEIJING/MANILA (Reuters) - China vowed to take all necessary measures to protect its sovereignty over the South China Sea and said it had the right to set up an air defence zone, after rejecting an international tribunal's ruling denying its claims to the energy-rich waters.