South China Sea
Duterte to raise territorial claims in talks with China
President Rodrigo Duterte will bring up territorial issues in his Beijing meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Philippines ambassador said on Thursday, as tensions rise over claims to the South China Sea.
EU criticises 'militarisation' of South China Sea
The "militarization" of the South China Sea is threatening peace in the contested waterway, the EU's top diplomat said Monday in Hanoi, echoing warnings from the US as pressure mounts against Beijing's ambitions in the region.
Philippines' Duterte warns over South China Sea 'flashpoint'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte voiced rare frustration with China Friday, urging progress on a code of conduct for the contested South China Sea, which he warned was becoming a "flashpoint".
Xi broke promise on South China Sea - Top US general
The US military's top general said Wednesday that Chinese President Xi Jingping reneged on promises not to militarize the South...
Beijing protests US warship operation in South China Sea
China has voiced "strong dissatisfaction" after two US warships sailed by an island claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, adding to simmering tensions in the strategic waterway.
Vietnam and China agree to avoid conflicts in South China Sea
Vietnam and China agreed Monday to avoid conflicts in the hotly contested South China Sea, as a new pathway to dialogue on easing tensions was opened with other Southeast Asian nations.
China rejects 'irresponsible' US remarks on South China Sea
China has expressed "firm opposition" to remarks made by US Pentagon chief Jim Mattis during a regional defence summit over the weekend, after he criticised Beijing's "militarisation" of the South China Sea.
China condemns US after warship sails near South China Sea reef
China on Thursday accused the US of trespassing after an American warship sailed near a reef claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, the first such operation by President Donald Trump's administration in the disputed waterway.