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South China Sea conflict


In message to China, PM Modi calls for rules-based resolution to sea disputes

August 10, 2021 7:03 am

Modi also made a veiled reference to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, saying while creating structures for “maritime connectivity”, countries should keep “financial sustainability” and absorption capacity of the host countries — a clear reference to Beijing’s debt-trap diplomacy in recent years.

Biden backs Trump rejection of China's South China Sea claim

July 12, 2021 10:28 am

The administration also warned China that any attack on the Philippines in the flashpoint region would draw a U.S. response under a mutual defense treaty.

How the South China Sea situation plays out will be critical for India's security

June 16, 2020 1:43 pm

It is not China's sea, Indians have sailed its water for centuries. Delhi has stakes in commerce, peace and security in Indo-Pacific, it must now play the long game.

Explained: What's behind diplomatic tensions in the South China Sea?

April 29, 2020 11:24 am

This past week, Beijing unilaterally renamed 80 islands and other geographical features in the area, drawing criticism from neighbouring countries who have also laid claim to the same territory.

China says US actions on Taiwan, South China Sea threaten stability

June 01, 2019 5:44 pm

Shao Yuanming said that China would defend its sovereignty at any cost should anyone try to separate Taiwan from its territory. It views the self-ruled island as a wayward province and has not ruled out the use of force to return it to the fold.

China continues its provocations in south, East China seas: CIA director Mike Pompeo

April 12, 2018 10:28 am

China claims almost all of South China Sea and also laid claims on the Senkaku islands under the control of Japan in East China Sea and resorted to aggressive patrols in the last two years.

Chinese President Xi Jinping makes state visit to Vietnam

November 12, 2017 9:28 pm

Bilateral relations plunged to their lowest level in years when China in 2014 parked a giant oil rig in an area claimed by Vietnam. The incident sparked deadly anti-China protests for several weeks.

China brushes off Vietnam protests over South China Sea live-fire military drills

September 06, 2017 4:12 pm

China has appeared uneasy at Vietnam's efforts to rally Southeast Asian countries over the South China Sea as well as at its growing defence relationships with the United States, Japan and India.

China opens cinema theatre in disputed South China Sea island

July 23, 2017 2:35 pm

"The cinema will show at least one film every day, so residents and soldiers on Yongxing Island can enjoy films simultaneously with moviegoers across the country," said Gu Xiaojing, general manager of Hainan Media Croup.

Chinese coast guard fires water cannon at Filipino fishermen

February 25, 2014 2:43 pm

A Chinese coast guard used its water cannon and sounded its horn to drive away two Filipino fishing boats near Scarborough shoal.