South China Sea
Philippine fishermen decry Duterte's disputed shoal ban
Philippine fishermen on Wednesday criticised President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to ban them from a rich South China Sea fishing ground, part of his efforts to ease tensions over disputed waters controlled by China.
Taiwan asks Google to blur images of South China Sea island
Taiwan's defence ministry has asked Google to blur images of a new development believed to be for military use on a disputed South China Sea island.
Philippines' Duterte warns China of 'reckoning'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday of a "reckoning" with China if there was no resolution to a tense dispute over rival claims to the South China Sea.
US avoiding 'confrontation' in sea row
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Washington wanted to avoid "confrontation" in the South China Sea, after an international tribunal rejected Beijing's claims to most of the waters.
Beijing to hold South China Sea war games after ruling
Beijing will close off access to part of the South China Sea for military drills, officials said Monday, after an international tribunal ruled against its sweeping claims in the waters.
Vietnam detains activists after South China Sea ruling
Scores of activists were detained in Vietnam's capital Sunday as they gathered to protest against China after it rejected a recent international ruling that dismissed its claims to much of the South China Sea.
EU urges 'peaceful' resolution to South China Sea row
The EU urged China and the Philippines to settle peacefully their dispute over the South China Sea but stopped short of pushing Beijing to abide by an international tribunal's ruling against Beijing's claims.
China claims right to air defence zone, denounces court
Beijing "has the right" to declare an air defence identification zone over the South China Sea, it said Wednesday as it stepped up denunciations of an international tribunal that ruled against its expansive claims in the strategic waters.
China has 'no historic rights' in South China Sea says tribunal
China has no legal basis to claim "historic rights" to islands in the South China Sea and has violated Manila's sovereign rights, an international tribunal ruled on Tuesday, in a bitter dispute that risks stoking further tensions in Southeast Asia.