South China Sea
Philippines lifts ban on oil and gas exploration in South China Sea
The Philippines has lifted a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the disputed South China Sea, which the government said Friday could fast-track talks with Beijing on a joint energy project.
US warns China not to 'exploit' virus for sea disputes
The United States on Monday warned China not to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to exert itself in 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.
Beijing denies ‘hit-and-run’ in South China Sea collision
Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims it was a "hit and run".
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...
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.
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.
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.