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China, India boost global booze binge: study

The world consumed 10 percent more alcohol per adult in 2017 than in 1990, due in large part to heavier and more widespread drinking in China and India, researchers said Wednesday.

US warship cruises disputed sea in Philippine war games

A U.S. warship laden with hi-tech fighter planes took center stage at key war games in the Philippines Thursday, brandishing military might as fresh tensions bubble in the contentious South China Sea.

Philippines' Duterte tells China to 'lay off' island in disputed waters

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told China on Thursday to "lay off" an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea.
April 05, 2019 | 08:09 am GMT+7

Philippines protests over Chinese vessels in disputed waters

The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest over the presence of more than 200 Chinese boats near an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea.
April 02, 2019 | 08:21 am GMT+7

Vietnam says investigating cause of boat's sinking in contested waters

Vietnam is seeking clarification of how a fishing boat came to sink this week in the contested South China Sea, called East Sea by Vietnam.
March 10, 2019 | 10:32 am GMT+7

Freedom of navigation a joint responsibility of all nations: Vietnam

Respect international laws and maintain peace, Vietnam says as the U.S. and the U.K. held joint drill in the South China Sea.
January 25, 2019 | 10:48 am GMT+7

45 years on, battle for Paracel Islands shows no signs of ending

Vietnamese fishermen cannot enter a traditional fishing ground off their country’s central coast because of China’s illegal claims over the islands.
January 22, 2019 | 02:07 pm GMT+7

China's state firms cementing lucrative role in South China Sea, new research shows

Beijing’s state-owned enterprises are playing an increasing role in China’s build-up in the South China Sea, which Vietnam calls the East Sea.
August 10, 2018 | 09:20 am GMT+7

China, SE Asian states hold simulated naval drill

China and Southeast Asian states held simulated naval exercises this week for the first time, Singapore says.
August 04, 2018 | 10:11 am GMT+7

China wants military drills with ASEAN in disputed sea, excluding US

China wants military exercises and energy exploration with ASEAN members in disputed waters, says a draft document.
August 02, 2018 | 04:25 pm GMT+7

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean

The move is part of Japan's efforts to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific, an official said.
July 05, 2018 | 08:48 am GMT+7

Vietnam calls for calm negotiations over maritime conduct

Avoid complicating issues, Vietnam urges as ASEAN, China work on code of conduct in the South China Sea.
June 28, 2018 | 03:44 pm GMT+7

Philippines' Duterte approves $5.6-bln military upgrade

The previous administration spent about $1.7 billion on the military during its 2010-2016 term.
June 21, 2018 | 09:42 am GMT+7

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.
June 10, 2018 | 03:42 pm GMT+7

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
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