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Philippines strengthens claim on this South China Sea island

The Philippines is aiming to strengthen its claims in the South China Sea by potentially building hotels for tourists on its biggest island in the disputed waterway, officials said.


‘Serious concerns’ over South China Sea: ASEAN ministers in China

BEIJING: Countries in Southeast Asia have “serious concerns” over recent events in the disputed South China Sea, an unusually strongly worded communiqué issued by their foreign ministers in China said Tuesday.

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US presses Beijing on South China Sea claims

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday urged Beijing to clarify or adjust its claims in the South China Sea, calling for a peaceful solution to one of Asia's growing flashpoints.

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South-East Asia deadlocked as South China Sea split deepens

VIENTIANE: Southeast Asian nations were deadlocked Sunday over how to confront sabre-rattling in the South China Sea as pressure from Beijing again drove a wedge between countries on the region’s most contentious security issue.


China‘may build nuclear plants’ in South China Sea

BEIJING: China may build mobile nuclear power plants in the South China Sea, state media reported on Friday, days after an international tribunal dismissed Beijing’s vast claims in the strategically vital waters.


China warns court ruling against its South China Sea claim will 'intensify conflict'

WASHINGTON/BEIJING: An international tribunal's ruling denying China's claims in the South China Sea will "intensify conflict and even confrontation," Beijing's ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday.


How should we rename the South China Sea?

Vietnam and the Philippines have already rebranded these disputed waters. It’s time we did something too.


Vietnam renews India oil deal in tense South China Sea

HANOI/NEW DELHI: Vietnam has extended an Indian oil concession in the South China Sea and begun drilling in another area it disputes with China in moves that could heighten tensions over who owns what in the vital maritime region. Part of that block is in the U-shaped 'nine-dash line' which marks the vast area that China claims in the sea, a route for more than $5 trillion in trade each year in which the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan also have claims


China, Russia to hold joint exercises in South China Sea

BEIJING: China and Russia will hold joint naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, Beijing’s defence ministry said Thursday, after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant’s extensive claims in the area.


Minister: It’s our right to protect South China Sea in case of threats

BEIJING: China could set up an air defence identification zone over the South China Sea if it felt threatened, a senior diplomat said amid rising maritime tensions caused by the Philippines’ arbitration case.