Asia Pacific

China's own records debunk 'historic rights' over disputed seas

Experts say official Chinese documents belie 'nine-dash line' as Beijing asserts dominance in South China Sea.

China's own records debunk 'historic rights' over disputed seas

Asia Pacific

Taiwan holds live-fire drill during war games as tensions rise

Exercises taking place at a time of increased tension between China and the United States in the South China Sea.

Taiwan holds live-fire drill during war games as tensions rise

United States

Trump signs Hong Kong autonomy act, ending trade preferences

US-China tensions rise as US weighs sanctions over South China Sea territorial disputes, prepares crackdown on finances.

Trump signs Hong Kong autonomy act, ending trade preferences

South China Sea

US rejects China claims in South China Sea, drawing Beijing's ire

China accuses US of 'inciting confrontation' after Washington rejected expansive claims in disputed sea for first time.

US rejects China claims in South China Sea, drawing Beijing's ire

Japan

Japan accuses China of pushing territorial claims during pandemic

White paper approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe describes 'relentless' intrusions near group of East China Sea islets.

Japan accuses China of pushing territorial claims during pandemic

Counting the Cost

South China Sea: Beijing extends its military and economic reach

China has dramatically increased its defence budget over the past 10 years. Plus, Nigeria prepares to export gas.

Defence

Analysis: The Asia-Pacific arms race has taken an ominous turn

As China increases its military might and trust in US alliances erode, Australia and Japan are going on the offensive.

Analysis: The Asia-Pacific arms race has taken an ominous turn

South China Sea

US aircraft carriers conduct military drills in South China Sea

Manoeuvres coincide with ones launched by Beijing near the Paracel Islands, which are claimed by both Vietnam and China.

US aircraft carriers conduct military drills in South China Sea

Weather

Nuri: China's first tropical cyclone of the year is a wet mess

Nuri made landfall in southern China on Sunday morning as an ill-defined tropical cyclone.

Nuri: China's first tropical cyclone of the year is a wet mess

China

China warned of Tiananmen-like backlash over coronavirus: Report

Internal report says rising wave of hostility in wake of pandemic could tip relations with US into confrontation.

China warned of Tiananmen-like backlash over coronavirus: Report

South China Sea

US destroyer sails through South China Sea waters China claims

USS Barry undertook 'freedom of navigation operation' in area Beijing claims as under Chinese jurisdiction.

US destroyer sails through South China Sea waters China claims

Vietnam

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat

In an unusually pointed statement, Manila laments loss of trust among neighbours due to incidents in disputed seas.

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat

Turkey

Six stories you may have missed because of Iran's missile attacks

Here are some major stories you might not have seen because of the breaking news out of Iran and Iraq.

Six stories you may have missed because of Iran's missile attacks

Malaysia

Malaysia FM: China's 'nine-dash line' claim 'ridiculous'

Foreign Minister Saifuddin says Malaysia's decision to take South China Sea claim to UN is its 'sovereign right'.

Malaysia FM: China's 'nine-dash line' claim 'ridiculous'

South China Sea

Vietnam fights China's 'nine-dash line' amid old enmities

Vietnam is pushing back on Chinese claims over the South China Sea targeting Beijing's controversial nine-dash line.

Vietnam fights China's 'nine-dash line' amid old enmities