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Philippines' Duterte approves $5.6-bln military upgrade

The previous administration spent about $1.7 billion on the military during its 2010-2016 term.

Vietnam cheers G7 for backing ASEAN on South China Sea dispute

Goal of keeping a clean marine environment only possible when cooperation is preserved, Vietnam PM tells summit.

US weighs more South China Sea patrols to confront 'new reality' of China

Such moves could involve longer patrols with larger numbers of ships and closer surveillance of Chinese facilities.
June 04, 2018 | 08:08 am GMT+7

Mattis slams China on S.C. Sea, leaves door open for 'results oriented relationship'

He said Pentagon will 'compete vigorously' against Beijing's actions in the South China Sea if needed.
June 02, 2018 | 08:12 am GMT+7

China elevates combat readiness in South China Sea, experts say

Asian giant moves to realize ambitions articulated by Xi at 19th Communist Party National Congress.
May 31, 2018 | 02:33 pm GMT+7

Philippines says ready for war if troops harmed in disputed South China Sea

Rodrigo Duterte has taken flak for not confronting Beijing following news that it had installed missiles in the waters.
May 30, 2018 | 07:40 pm GMT+7

US warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing: officials

The operation was intepreted as to counter Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters.
May 28, 2018 | 09:08 am GMT+7

Concrete and coral: Beijing's South China Sea building boom fuels concerns

Subi reef in the Spratly archipelago is now home to nearly 400 individual buildings built by China.
May 25, 2018 | 08:04 am GMT+7

Vietnam should be on guard against China’s possible air-defense zone: major general

China can use the air-defense zone to enforce its claim in the South China Sea, he warned.
May 24, 2018 | 01:30 pm GMT+7

Pentagon uninvites China from major US military exercise

The move came after China’s air force landed bombers on disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea.
May 24, 2018 | 08:11 am GMT+7

Beijing's South China Sea bombers fly in the face of protests

China attracted diplomatic protests after long-range H-6K bombers carried out landing and takeoff drills Friday.
May 22, 2018 | 04:06 pm GMT+7

Vietnam facing China’s renewed assertiveness in South China Sea

Two years of relative tranquility are about to end and countries should brace themselves for a choppy year ahead.
May 08, 2018 | 08:43 am GMT+7

China completing militarization in South China Sea by deploying missiles to Spratlys: experts

China can create a corridor through the waters that will make it risky for foreign navies to pass, experts said.
May 05, 2018 | 02:49 pm GMT+7

US says will be consequences for China's militarization in disputed waters

U.S. intelligence had seen signs that China had moved weapons systems to the Spratly Islands.
May 04, 2018 | 08:48 am GMT+7

Indonesia seizes two Vietnamese fishing boats in crackdown

Indonesia has been trying to stop foreign vessels fishing without permission in its territory.
April 26, 2018 | 12:00 pm GMT+7
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