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Travel 20 Aug 2019 | 6:00 AM

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.

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’

Business 12 Jul 2016 | 10:42 PM

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.

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.

Commodities 06 Jul 2017 | 11:21 PM

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

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.