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Vietnam calls for peace efforts after Chinese military aircraft reported in troubled waters

Chinese military aircrafts were allegedly spotted on a Spratly reef claimed by Vietnam in January.

Satellite images reveal show of force by Chinese navy in East Sea

The photos show what appear to be at least 40 ships and submarines flanking the carrier Liaoning.

China not trying to 'replace America': foreign minister

Is the 'Middle Kingdom' planning on expanding? China's foreign minister assures they won't replace the U.S.
March 08, 2018 | 04:39 pm GMT+7

China's defense spending to accelerate in 2018

China is building up a world class army worth $175 billion that aims to protect its sovereignty against 'any people, organization or political party.'
March 05, 2018 | 10:46 am GMT+7

US aircraft carrier to visit Vietnam in post-war first

Four decades after the war, a U.S. aircraft carrier will enter Vietnam again. This time, for a very different reason. 
January 25, 2018 | 05:54 pm GMT+7

India plans closer Southeast Asia maritime ties to counter China

India already has strong naval ties with Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam. 
January 25, 2018 | 02:27 pm GMT+7

Eyeing China, US moves to strengthen Indonesian defense ties

Jim Mattis will head to Vietnam after his visit to Indonesia to strengthen defense ties. 
January 23, 2018 | 09:13 am GMT+7

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. 
January 10, 2018 | 05:02 pm GMT+7

While focus is on N.Korea, China continues disputed sea buildup: think tank

Report says China has constructed a radar array in the Spratlys. 
December 15, 2017 | 05:30 pm GMT+7

China tells Australia off over disputed sea stance

As Australia shows concerns over the disputed East Sea, China says back off. 
December 15, 2017 | 09:56 am GMT+7

Tropical storm creeping toward Vietnamese waters

Kai-Tak will be the 15th storm to hit Vietnam this year if it continues on its current course.
December 14, 2017 | 04:15 pm GMT+7

Vietnam and China agree to avoid conflicts in troubled waters

Code of conduct in the flasthpoint East Sea talked at ASEAN Summit in Manila, but final agreement has yet to be reached. 
November 14, 2017 | 11:02 am GMT+7

Indonesia's Pertamina plans to develop East Sea border areas

Energy company Pertamina plans to explore for oil and gas in areas close to Indonesia's maritime border in the East Sea to assert the country's territorial rights, the upstream director of the state-owned company said.
April 13, 2016 | 08:09 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 Sea (known as the East Sea to Vietnam) though a Philippine commander played that down as the reason for the drills.
April 04, 2016 | 04:24 pm GMT+7

Japan opens radar station close to disputed isles in move bound to rile China

YONAGUNI, March 28 (Reuters) - Japan on Monday switched on a radar station in the East China Sea, giving it a permanent intelligence gathering post close to Taiwan and a group of islands disputed by Japan and China, a move bound to rile Beijing.
March 28, 2016 | 02:41 pm GMT+7
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