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Philippines to protest to China over apparent airbase on manmade island in the East Sea

Despite improved relations between the two countries, the Philippines have firm views against militarization of the disputed waters. 

Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ over North Korea hurts his Asia allies

Tensions with Pyongyang could shift U.S. attention further from the wider regional agenda in Southeast Asia, ...

US warship patrols disputed island in South China Sea

It was the second 'freedom-of-navigation operation' conducted during the presidency of Donald Trump.
July 03, 2017 | 08:54 am 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

China says should maintain peace with Vietnam

The two countries should work together to maintain peace and stability at sea.
September 13, 2016 | 08:53 am GMT+7

China installs radar in disputed waters

China has installed a radar with potential military functions in a disputed area of the East China Sea, said Japanese media.
August 08, 2016 | 10:22 am GMT+7

Incoming Philippine minister rules out bilateral talks with China before tribunal decision

The Philippines will not pursue bilateral talks with China until an international tribunal decides on a case brought by the Philippines in connection with claims in the South ...
June 10, 2016 | 05:16 pm GMT+7

China trains 'fishing militia' to sail into disputed waters

The fishing fleet based in this tiny port town on Hainan island is getting everything from military training and subsidies to even fuel and ice as China creates an increasingly ...
May 01, 2016 | 09:29 am GMT+7

Indonesian firm plans to develop South China Sea (East Sea) border areas

Energy company Pertamina plans to explore for oil and gas in areas close to Indonesia's maritime border in the South China Sea (Vietnam's East Sea) to assert the country's ...
April 13, 2016 | 07:29 pm GMT+7

Vietnam, Philippines discuss joint maritime exercises

Defence officials from the Philippines and Vietnam will meet this week to explore possible joint exercises and navy patrols, military sources said, shoring up a new alliance ...
April 13, 2016 | 04:31 pm GMT+7

Asian nations seeking closer US ties over China: Pentagon

Asian countries are seeking to strengthen military ties with the United States in the face of Beijing's expansionist ambitions in the South China Sea or the East Sea to Vietnam, ...
April 09, 2016 | 08:16 am GMT+7

U.S., Philippines begin military exercises as maritime tension simmers

MANILA - About 8,000 U.S. and Filipino troops began annual military exercises on Monday against a backdrop of tension over China's greater assertiveness in the South China ...
April 04, 2016 | 04:24 pm GMT+7

Obama promises 'candid' exchange with Xi amid maritime disputes

US President Barack Obama opened a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping with a promise of "candid" discussion over Beijing's suspected military buildup in the East Sea.
April 01, 2016 | 10:59 am GMT+7

Vietnam: No unilateral actions off Tonkin Gulf

Vietnam calls on China not to take unilateral actions in the waters off the mouth of the Tonkin Gulf as the demarcation of a clearly-defined border lines in the waters is still ...
March 31, 2016 | 07:44 pm GMT+7