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India stands for freedom of navigation, over-flight: MEA on SCS tensions

The assertion came amid tensions in the region over a Chinese survey ship antagonising Vietnam since July.

Vietnam briefs India about Chinese action in South China Sea

An attempt by China in 2014 to drill oil in the Paracel islands, claimed by Vietnam, had led to anti-China riots in Vietnam in which several Chinese factories were vandalised.

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US warship sails through Taiwan Strait stirs tensions with China

China claims self-ruled and democratic Taiwan as its own and has never renounced the use of force to bring it under Beijing's control.

War with US would bring disaster to world: China warns as tension over South China sea rises

China has been incensed by recent moves by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to increase support for self-ruled and democratic Taiwan, including U.S. Navy sailings through the Taiwan Strait that separates the island from mainland China.

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

In May, a US warship sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea, angering Beijing at a time of tension over trade between the world's two biggest economies.

China building on new reef in South China Sea, think tank says

The strategic waterway is claimed almost in its entirety by China, whose continued building of military and other installations on artificial islands and reefs there has unnerved the region and angered Washington.

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Raja Mandala: Battle for islands

From the Maldives to Papua New Guinea, the rise of China has pushed the Indo-Pacific back to the centre of major power rivalries.

US presses China to halt militarisation of South China Sea

During a round of high-level talks in Washington, the US and China aired in sometimes blunt terms many of their main differences, including a bitter trade dispute, freedom of navigation in Asia-Pacific waters and self-ruled Taiwan.

How the US and China navies are risking a clash in the South China Sea

The near crash between the US and Chinese naval vessels showed the dangers of the rivals squaring off against each other.

US VP Mike Pence to tell China: We will not be intimidated in South China Sea

Mike Pence will say a Chinese naval vessel came within 45 yards (metres) of the USS Decatur "as it conducted freedom-of-navigation operations in the South China Sea, forcing our ship to quickly maneuver to avoid collision."

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Exiled Tibetans criticise China for deploying missiles

Dharamsala, Feb 19 (ANI): Tibetans-in-exile on Friday criticised China’s move to deploy surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea. The recent move by China stoked tensions between China and its Asian neighbours and the US. Tibetan government-in-exile spokesman Tashi Phuntsok said the move shows that China has imperial ambitions. He added that since there are claims and counter claims over South China Sea, which is an important sea route, international conflicts are bound to happen. Meanwhile, another Tibetan parliamentarian-in-exile Yeshi Phungstok said China might have maritime ambition to approach the Indian Ocean.

US hosts ASEAN nations for first time

The US and ASEAN nations can advance a shared vision of a regional order where disputes are resolved through peaceful means, President Barack Obama has said as he welcomed leaders from the region for talks expected to discuss Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea. Hosting 19 leaders of the ASEAN countries for the summit, […]

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