South China Sea

Duterte finds a friend in China but critics cry treason

Three years after The Hague ruling in favour of Manila, Duterte faces impeachment threat over fishing deal with China.

Duterte finds a friend in China but critics cry treason

Asia Pacific

US-China competition to loom over key defence gathering

Beijing dispatches top military brass to Singapore to deliver ‘highly anticipated’ speech at annual Shangri-La Dialogue.

US-China competition to loom over key defence gathering

Asia

US says warship sails in South China Sea amid trade tensions

The operation is likely to anger China at a time of tense ties between the world's two largest economies.

US says warship sails in South China Sea amid trade tensions

United States

China slams US warships operation in South China Sea

China says the entry of vessels in disputed sea is a violation of its sovereignty amid tense ties between two nations.

China slams US warships operation in South China Sea

South China Sea

Duterte tells China to 'lay off' disputed island

Philippine president warns of possible military action if Beijing 'touches' Thitu island in South China Sea.

Back off from Thitu island: President Duterte tells China

Asia Pacific

Vietnam seeks to curb Beijing's South China Sea actions: report

Code of conduct negotiating draft seen by Reuters shows Hanoi wants Beijing's blockades and island building outlawed.

Vietnam seeks to curb Beijing's South China Sea actions: report

Asia

Filipinos protest against Duterte's new China deals

Critics worry about increasing Chinese influence in the South China Sea and say the government needs to prove that these agreements with China will be worthwhile for Filipinos.

Philippines

China's Xi arrives in Manila with focus on infrastructure pledges

Philippines needs to show value of China relationship with $24bn in loans and investment mostly undelivered.

China's Xi arrives in Manila with focus on infrastructure pledges

China

No place for 'empire and aggression' in Asia: US

Mike Pence's comments at Asia summit seen alluding to China and its aggressive claims over the disputed South China Sea.

Mike Pence: No place for 'empire and aggression' in Indo-Pacific

China

ASEAN and China tout progress over South China Sea

'Code of conduct' has been under discussion since at least 2002, as China builds structures on disputed outcrops at sea.

ASEAN and China tout progress over South China Sea

United States

Is a US-China war in Asia inevitable?

Chinese and American officials increasingly talk about war over Taiwan and the South China Sea - could it really happen?

Is a US-China war in Asia inevitable?

China

China vows to defend Taiwan, South China Sea 'at any price'

Attempt to separate Taiwan from China and Chinese armed forces will 'take resolute action', warns defence minister.

China vows to defend Taiwan, South China Sea 'at any price'

China

US warships sail through Taiwan Strait as China tensions surge

Multiple Chinese warships shadowed the two US vessels during the transit in a move certain to anger Beijing.

US warships sail through Taiwan Strait as China tensions surge

China

China condemns US for South China Sea operation

Sail-by the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing's efforts to limit freedom of navigation.

China condemns US for South China Sea operation

China

Wang Yi: China not seeking to displace US as top power

Chinese foreign minister says Beijing and Washington can overcome 'current difficulties' amid burgeoning trade war.

Wang Yi: China not seeking to displace US as top power