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Regional silence drowns out Vietnam’s voice as China militarizes disputed islands

China plows ahead with its island-building spree while continuing to wield economic and military clout in the region.

China builds military infrastructures on large outposts in troubled waters

A Pentagon report said China has finished expanding its manmade island outposts in what Vietnam calls the East Sea.

Japan Coast Guard vessel joins maritime drills in Vietnam

The Philippines will also participate in the anti-piracy training exercises.
June 14, 2017 | 09:32 am GMT+7

China says it is vigilant as two US bombers fly over South China Sea

The exercise comes after a U.S. warship carried out a 'maneuvering drill' within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the troubled waters.
June 09, 2017 | 05:21 pm GMT+7

Japan pledges to bolster Vietnam's coastal patrol capabilities

Agreements worth $350 million would help upgrade Vietnamese coast guard vessels and their capability.
June 07, 2017 | 08:55 am GMT+7

EU to raise South China Sea issues again after last year's tense discussion

The European bloc is cautious about China's militarization of islands.
June 02, 2017 | 09:30 am GMT+7

China is behaving like a 'bully' in disputed waters: McCain

'I think it is very clear that the Chinese by filling in these islands are militarizing them and that is in violation of international law.'
May 30, 2017 | 05:27 pm GMT+7

China 'strongly dissatisfied' with G7 statement on East, South China Seas

China spokesman said G7 and other nations should refrain from taking positions, after the group called for a demilitarization of 'disputed features.'
May 28, 2017 | 09:27 am GMT+7

Vietnam requests Taiwan to stop repeated drills in the Spratlys

The reapeated drills threaten peace and stability in the East Sea, Vietnam foreign ministry says.
May 26, 2017 | 10:15 pm GMT+7

What the high-profile US navy patrol really means for Vietnam and region

Analysts weigh in on how to interpret the event and whether it indicates the Trump administration’s commitment.
May 26, 2017 | 02:14 pm GMT+7

China condemns US after warship sails near disputed water

The row comes during a period of warming relations between China and the U.S.
May 25, 2017 | 05:31 pm GMT+7

In first under Trump, US warship challenges Beijing's claims in disputed waters

The USS Dewey traveled close to the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands.
May 25, 2017 | 10:01 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s premier to visit White House as US losing hearts in Southeast Asia

Key tenets of Vietnam's strategy for dealing with China, the TPP are now really in doubt.
May 24, 2017 | 02:40 am GMT+7

Vietnam's Coast Guard receives six US patrol boats

The boats will help Vietnam in intercoastal patrols and law enforcement.
May 23, 2017 | 09:51 am GMT+7

Duterte says China's Xi threatened war if Philippines drills for oil

The Philippine president got a firm, but friendly warning when he discussed it with Xi during a meeting at the Belt and Road Forum
May 20, 2017 | 08:00 am GMT+7