South China Sea
Philippines could go to war over South China Sea
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said his nation could go to war if its soldiers were hurt in the disputed South China Sea, a top aide said Wednesday after allegations emerged that Beijing had harassed Manila's troops in the area.
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.
US warship sails close to South China Sea island occupied by Beijing
An American warship on Sunday sailed close to a disputed island in the South China Sea occupied by Beijing, a US official said, a provocative move that could further strain relations between the superpowers.
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.
Philippines' Duterte: China threatened 'war' over sea row
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday China's leaders told him they were prepared to go to war over competing claims in the South China Sea.
Duterte orders Philippine troops to South China Sea reefs
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he has ordered troops to deploy on unoccupied South China Sea islands, boosting the military presence on remote reefs claimed by Manila in a move that could provoke rival claimants including Beijing.
White House warns China on trade, South China Sea
The White House warned China it will "defend" US and international "interests" in the South China Sea and that trade must be a "two-way street."
China muted after Tillerson vows islands blockade
China offered a muted response Thursday after Donald Trump's secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson warned the US would stop it from using its artificial islands in the South China Sea.