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AseanPlus News 18 May 2019 | 8:46 PM

‘Divide and conquer Asean’: China tries to go one on one with Malaysia to settle South China Sea disputes

Malaysia’s foreign minister says it will discuss the disputed waters on a group basis despite China ‘asking most Asean countries to go bilateral’

AseanPlus News 06 Feb 2014 | 10:52 AM

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.

AseanPlus News 24 Jul 2016 | 5:35 AM

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 15 Jul 2016 | 7:00 AM

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 14 Jun 2016 | 2:23 PM

‘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.

AseanPlus News 30 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

Ma: Negotiations over South China Sea dispute must be constructive

BEIJING: China’s Permanent Rep­resentative to the United Nations Office at Geneva Ma Zhaoxu stressed that the South China Sea issue must be resolved peacefully through constructive and meaningful negotiations with neighbouring countries.

AseanPlus News 09 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

South China Sea ‘freest and safest’

BEIJING: The South China Sea is one of the world’s freest and safest shipping lanes, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, arguing that Beijing’s control over the disputed waters was justified because it was the first to “discover” them.

AseanPlus News 26 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

China holds another round of drills in South China Sea

BEIJING: China’s air force has held another round of drills in the disputed South China Sea and the Western Pacific after passing though Japan’s southern islands, the air force said, calling such exercises the best preparation for war.

China 28 Jul 2016 | 9:46 AM

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.

China 15 Jul 2016 | 12:00 AM

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.