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Malaysia to summon Chinese envoy over jets intrusion

June 02, 2021 11:22 am

Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said late Tuesday that he will summon the Chinese ambassador to explain "this breach of the Malaysian airspace and sovereignty."

Explained: Why Chinese vessels in Whitsun Reef has Philippines scrambling 'Sovereignty Patrols'

March 31, 2021 9:29 am

China's aggressive expansion in the South China Sea has found a new ground, Whitsun Reef, where 220 Chinese vessels are currently moored though the area, which comes under the Philippines' Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ).

US military slams Chinese flights over South China Sea but says they posed no threat

January 30, 2021 12:58 pm

Regional security and diplomatic sources familiar with the situation said China's air force was dispatched on missions beginning mid-morning on Jan. 23, coinciding with the U.S. carrier group passing south of the Pratas.

US carrier group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions

January 24, 2021 3:05 pm

The U.S. military said the carrier strike group was in the South China Sea, a large part of which is claimed by China, to conduct routine operations "to ensure freedom of the seas, build partnerships that foster maritime security".

US imposes sanctions on China's CNOOC oil company over South China Sea

January 15, 2021 4:17 pm

The US said the sanctions were a response to China's increased naval activity in the region. The move comes just days before Joe Biden is set to take over as US president.

Delhi supports PCA mandate to resolve disputes: Shringla

November 22, 2020 4:53 am

“As a strong proponent of a peaceful and rules-based international legal order, it is no surprise that India supports PCA and its mandate to resolve international disputes. Upholding of international law is central to our diplomacy and, in fact, our world view,” Shrigla said.

Japan's Suga opposes actions that boost tension in South China Sea

October 21, 2020 4:35 pm

China has denounced the grouping of the four democracies as a “mini-NATO” aimed at containing its development.

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-China tensions rise with ballistic missile tests, sanctions

August 27, 2020 10:19 am

China launched four medium-range ballistic missiles into the South China Sea on Wednesday amid broader military exercises by the People’s Liberation Army, according to a US defense official who asked not to be identified.

Australia envoy targets China over LAC, South China Sea

August 01, 2020 1:34 am

Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell, who met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Thursday, targeted China over the situation along the Line of Actual Control, saying “Australia opposes any attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo, which only serve to increase tension and the risk of instability.”


Exiled Tibetans criticise China for deploying missiles

February 19, 2016 8:11 am

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

February 17, 2016 4:13 pm