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Amid SCS tension, Japan to lease military aircraft to Philippines

Tensions in the South China Sea – through which one third of the world’s oil passes – have mounted in recent years since China transformed contested reefs into artificial islands capable of supporting military facilities.

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China trains ‘fishing militia’ to sail into disputed waters of South China Sea

China has by far the world’s biggest fish industry, but depleted fishery resources close to China’s shores have made fishing in disputed waters an economic necessity, fishermen and industry executives say.

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Amid South China sea tension, bill introduced to enhance US maritime in APAC region

The bill authorises the Secretary of Defense, in concurrence with the Secretary of State, to provide assistance for the purpose of increasing maritime security and domain awareness for countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

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China’s new plan on maritime cooperation in disputed South China Sea

The Philippines petition challenging China’s claims is being heard by a tribunal established under the UN Convention on Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) which is boycotted by Beijing.

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India following ‘tricky two-sided’ China policy: Chinese media

“Indian diplomacy rests on engagement with major world powers instead of clinging to a particular country,” said an article in state-run newspaper.

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US official questions China’s intentions in South China Sea

Blinken said US welcomes China’s peaceful rise and he hoped China will act in accordance with international norms and rules and laws, because that not only benefits China but also other countries.

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Chinese military aircraft makes first public landing on disputed island in South China Sea

The United States has criticised China’s construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea and worries that it plans to use them for military purposes, even though China says it has no hostile intent.

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China cries foul over US-Philippines joint patrols in South China Sea

The ministry said China expresses “resolute opposition against infringement of China’s sovereignty and security by any country in any form”.

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US defence secy to visit carrier in SCS; North Korea missile launch fails: Top stories today

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US defence secretary Ashton Carter to visit carrier in South China Sea

Carter, speaking at the close of joint U.S.-Philippines “Balikatan” military exercises in Manila, said he would visit the USS John C. Stennis, after visiting another carrier in the region in November.

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John Kerry accuses China of unilaterally asserting claims in SCS

“China seems determined to unilaterally assert and act on territorial claims in the South China Sea that several countries in the region dispute,” he said.

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Philippine diplomat to China: Don’t turn shoal into island

Philippine Ambassador to Washington Jose Cuisia Jr. told a news conference in Manila that a senior US Navy official reported spotting a suspected Chinese survey ship in the Scarborough Shoal a few weeks ago.

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Brazil impeachment committee backs ousting Rouseff; China slams G7 statement on maritime disputes: Top stories today

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China’s actions in South China Sea raising regional tension: Ashton Carter

South China Sea: “Recently not all the news out of the Asia-Pacific has been positive: indeed, in the South China Sea, China’s actions – in particular – are raising regional tensions,” Carter said

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Taiwan gives media tour of Taiping island for South China Sea claim

The Philippines and Vietnam, also claims Taiping. Critics say Manila seeks to have Taiping designated a rock to avoid sharing an economic zone with its own island, Palawan.