South China Sea

Filipinos protest China's build up in disputed sea

Protesters demand end to China's activities in the South China Sea after reports of its structural expansion on islands.

Filipinos protest China's build up in disputed sea

South China Sea

Philippines on China military build-up: No war option

Manila refuses to confront Beijing despite new evidence showing continued expansion in disputed South China Sea areas.

Iran

Burning Iranian tanker sinks, missing crew feared dead

Iranian tanker ablaze since colliding with a freighter off China coast finally sinks with crew still missing.

Burning Iranian oil tanker sinks, 29 crew feared dead

South China Sea

China, ASEAN to start talks on disputed South China Sea

After years of diplomatic wrangling, 10-nation bloc to start work with Beijing on South China Sea 'code of conduct'.

ASEAN and China to start talks over disputed waters

Asia Pacific

China protests at US ship near South China Sea island

Beijing says US Navy warship sailing near disputed region violated international law and threatened its sovereignty.

China protests US ship near South China Sea island

South China Sea

China: US warship near island a 'serious provocation'

China denounces a US move sailing a warship close to a disputed island occupied by Beijing in the South China Sea.

China: US warship near island a 'serious provocation'

Asia

China vigilant as US bombers fly over South China Sea

Latest military exercise was part of the US Pacific Command's 'continuous bomber presence' programme.

China vigilant as US bombers fly over South China Sea

Asia Pacific

US warship challenges China's claims in South China Sea

A first under President Trump, USS Dewey cruises past artificial island built by Beijing in move likely to rile China.

US warship challenges China's claims in South China Sea

South China Sea

Duterte: China's Xi threatened 'war' over sea oil

Philippine president says Chinese counterpart warned war would start if oil drilling began in disputed South China Sea.

Duterte: China's Xi threatened 'war' over sea oil

Asia Pacific

Chinese jet 'flies upside down' over US spy plane

Fighter jets carry out what US describes as 'unprofessional' intercept of radiation detection plane over East China Sea.

Chinese jet 'flies upside down' over US spy plane

Asia Pacific

China launches first domestically made aircraft carrier

Newly built 50,000-tonne carrier demonstrates the growing technical sophistication of China's defence industries.

China launches first domestically made aircraft carrier

Asia Pacific

China, Philippines spar over military visit to island

China voices displeasure after high-profile Philippine military brass visit disputed island in the South China Sea.

China, Philippines spar over military visit to island

Asia Pacific

Duterte orders troops to occupy South China Sea reefs

Philippines seeks to assert its claim over disputed Spratly islands, reefs and cays in a move that could provoke rivals.

Duterte orders troops to occupy South China Sea reefs

Philippines

Duterte confronts US over China's man-made islands

Philippine president takes US to task over its refusal to challenge China on its South China Sea activities.

Rodrigo Duterte to US: Why did you not send the armada?

Asia Pacific

Philippines to China: Stop Scarborough Shoal plan

Diplomatic protest planned against Beijing as President Duterte calls for regional guidelines to resolve sea disputes.

Philippines to China: Stop Scarborough Shoal plan