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

Opinion

Malaysia's new government is pushing back against China

Mahathir Mohamad, once a loyal friend to China, is now leading the resistance against Chinese domination in the region.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Asia Pacific

China says it will not 'concede an inch' of disputed territories

President Xi Jinping tells US Secretary of Defense James Mattis that Beijing will guard its sovereignty.

China says it will not 'concede an inch' of disputed territories

Asia Pacific

North Korea, China on the agenda of security summit in Singapore

The Trump-Kim meeting and US concerns about the 'militarisation' of the South China Sea were the top issues raised at the Shangri-La Dialogue on Saturday.

South China Sea

US accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea

China criticises 'irresponsible comments' on S China Sea policy after Mattis accuses them of 'coercion'.

Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea

South China Sea

China anger over US 'provocation' in South China Sea

China's defence ministry says US warships sailing near Paracel Islands seriously infringe Chinese sovereignty.

China anger over US 'provocation' in South China Sea

South China Sea

Philippines' lacklustre fight in the South China Sea

Amid South China Sea dispute, President Rodrigo Duterte balks at pushing back after landmark maritime rights ruling.

Philippines' lacklustre fight in the South China Sea

China

China bomber makes debut landing on South China Sea island

Beijing's move is likely to fuel further concerns about its intentions in the disputed waters.

China bomber makes debut landing on South China Sea island

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