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Vietnam calls for calm after China performs drill in flashpoint waters

Chinese forces, including helicopters and landing craft, took part in the live-fire drill.

China, ASEAN make progress on framework deal on disputed sea, Philippines says

Negotiations between China and ASEAN are resulting in good progress towards a code of conduct for the disputed sea.

China can deploy warplanes on artificial islands any time -think tank

While Vietnam is verifying the information, China has denied claims it's building artificial islands in troubled waters.
March 30, 2017 | 11:32 pm GMT+7

Vietnam labels Taiwan drills on disputed island 'serious violation'

Vietnam labelled the drills a serious violation of its sovereignty and a threat to maritime security.
March 30, 2017 | 03:39 pm GMT+7

China begins new work on Vietnam's island

New satellite images show Beijing is apparently continuing to strengthen its military reach.
March 15, 2017 | 09:34 am GMT+7

US carrier group patrols in disputed waterway

Friction between the United States and China over trade and territory under U.S. President Donald Trump have increased concerns that the troubled sea could become a flashpoint.
February 19, 2017 | 01:03 pm GMT+7

China's second aircraft carrier 'takes shape': media

Construction of The Shandong, named after a province in China's east coast, began in 2014.
January 31, 2017 | 01:24 pm GMT+7

Vietnam is not stepping up island reclamation activities in flashpoint waters: official

It's business as usual out in the East Sea, internationally known as South China Sea, as far as Vietnam is concerned.
January 22, 2017 | 10:58 am GMT+7

Vietnam, China leaders discuss sea tension, cooperation in Beijing

Vietnam’s Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong was welcomed in a grand ceremony during his official visit this week.
January 13, 2017 | 09:48 am GMT+7

Old map seen as proof of Vietnam’s sovereignty over islands

The 1827 map depicts Vietnam’s central coastline with the offshore Paracel Islands clearly shown.
January 11, 2017 | 04:16 pm GMT+7

Philippines says South China Sea ruling not on agenda at ASEAN summit

Philippine President wanted to avoid confrontation with China and saw no need to press Beijing to abide by the July ruling that went in favour of the Philippines.
January 06, 2017 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Chinese carrier enters South China Sea amid renewed tension

The move comes amid renewed tension over Taiwan.
December 26, 2016 | 05:04 pm GMT+7

Philippines won't 'deviate from' arbitration ruling on China: minister

'If you want, let's just develop the oil there, we can share.'
December 19, 2016 | 09:51 pm GMT+7

Vietnam slams China for issuing stamps featuring illegitimate sovereignty claims

The latest opposition came just one day after Vietnam condemned China's illegal ceremonies in the flashpoint waters.
December 13, 2016 | 10:06 pm GMT+7

Typhoon Tokage lays course for central Vietnam

The typhoon may trigger downpours, floods and landslides in the central region.
November 27, 2016 | 12:12 pm GMT+7