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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia rejected this year a proposal by the United States to allow its P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance planes to land and refuel there, according to four senior Indonesian officials familiar with the matter.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - On a windy August afternoon in 2017, Akitsinnguaq Ina Olsen was relaxing in the old harbour of Nuuk, Greenland's capital, when a Chinese icebreaker sailed unannounced into the Arctic island's territorial waters.
HANOI (Reuters) - Japan and Vietnam agreed on Monday to strengthen security and economic ties, including an agreement in principle for Japan to export military gear and technology to the Southeast Asian nation, amid concerns about China's regional assertiveness.
MANILA (Reuters) - The United States military presence in Asia is needed as rivalry between Washington and Beijing intensifies, the Philippines' foreign minister said on Wednesday.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Britain's defence minister Ben Wallace said his country was keen to boost defence relations with Saudi Arabia, particularly military exports, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.
In South-east Asia, the Covid-19 pandemic has accentuated the strategic rivalry of China and the United States. And the Singapore Straits Times correspondents look at how this rivalry is playing out, and the response of countries in the region. We also look at US-China tensions and how Indo-Pacific powers are responding.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia says the presence of warships and vessels in the South China Sea has the potential to increase tensions that may affect peace, security and stability in the region.
Malaysia calls for calm and stability in South China Sea after 'tagging' incident involving Chinese, M'sian vessels
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has called for calm and reaffirmed Malaysia's commitment for peace within the South China Sea after a recent incident involving Chinese and Malaysian vessels in the disputed waters.
BEIJING (Bloomberg): China’s armed forces accused the US of 'ill intentions in the South China Sea after an American warship entered waters near the contested Spratly Islands last week.