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South China Sea dispute


Explained: Why China's new maritime law might spike tensions in South China Sea

September 09, 2021 1:18 pm

Foreign vessels, both military and commercial, will be henceforth required to submit to Chinese supervision in “Chinese territorial waters,” as per the new law.

South China Sea Watch: China holds drills amid new tensions

September 28, 2020 11:34 am

The Maritime Safety Administration issued a pair of announcements blocking off seas around the area of the exercises running Sunday through Monday but gave no additional details.

US to ASEAN: Reconsider deals with blacklisted China firms

September 10, 2020 4:40 pm

Although the U.S. lays no claim to the South China Sea, the Trump administration has recently imposed sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for Beijing's military buildup in the area.

The big takeaway

August 25, 2020 12:01 am

Xi has urged China to eat less, and his people have embraced the great Indian fractional innovation, the half-plate

China says U.S. sent ships to S.China Sea to flex its muscles

July 06, 2020 2:41 pm

Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the comments during a daily press briefing in Beijing in response to a question about two U.S. aircraft carriers conducting operations and exercises in South China Sea.

Top Philippine court orders government to protect South China Sea

May 03, 2019 8:56 pm

The court was responding to a petition by fishing communities from two provinces who alleged that island-building by the Chinese state and Chinese fishing practices were violations of a 2016 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, in a case lodged and won by the Philippines.

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for two months

July 04, 2018 10:55 am

Japan's growing visibility in those waters reflects concern it shares with the United States over China's military presence in a region through which trade routes pass that are vital to the Japanese and U.S. economies.

There will be consequences for Chinese militarisation in South China Sea: United States

May 04, 2018 10:50 am

Chinese foreign ministry however stated that China has irrefutable sovereignty over the Spratlys and that necessary defensive deployments were for national security needs and not aimed at any country.

South China Sea dispute: Donald Trump offers to mediate, says he is a good arbitrator

November 12, 2017 9:22 am

During his meeting with Vietnam's president Tran Dai Quang, Donald Trump acknowledged Beijing's position on the South China Sea was a problem

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.