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

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