Taiwan

China bans movies, actors from Taiwan film awards

The decision comes after controversial remarks about Taiwan's independence at last year's ceremony.

China bans movies, actors from Taiwan Golden Horse Awards

South China Sea

Duterte to discuss South China Sea ruling with Xi

Philippine leader to visit China to discuss 2016 arbitration case over the disputed South China Sea, spokesperson says.

Philippines' Duterte to raise South China Sea ruling with Xi

Asia Pacific

Philippines protests 'swarming' of more than 100 Chinese vessels

President Rodrigo Duterte's national security adviser reveals that 113 Chinese vessels were spotted near Pag-asa island.

Philippines protests 'swarming' of more than 100 Chinese vessels

South China Sea

Vietnam demands China withdraw vessel from South China Sea

Reports suggest large-scale standoff between several coastguard ships from each country near the Spratly Islands.

Vietnam demands China withdraw vessel from South China Sea

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?