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China says it won`t send navy to confront Vietnam

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 17:51

China said today that it was exercising "maximum restraint" in its ongoing confrontation with Vietnam over a Chinese oil rig deployed in disputed waters and won`t send its navy to the area.

China takes Vietnam over South China Sea to UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 17:45

Amid confrontation with Vietnam over the deployment of its drilling rig in the disputed South China Sea, China has complained to the UN that Hanoi`s actions violate its sovereignty and undermine safety of navigation.

China decries Vietnam-Philippines island games as `farce`

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 23:29

China on Monday expressed displeasure after Vietnamese and Filipino troops played sports together on a contested island, with the foreign ministry denouncing the activity as "a farce."

China says Vietnam, Philippines mingling on disputed isle a "farce"

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 16:11

China denounced Vietnam and the Philippines on Monday for getting together on a disputed island in the South China Sea to play soccer and volleyball, calling it "a clumsy farce" and demanded both countries stop causing trouble.

China says Vietnamese vessels rammed its ships more than 1,000 times

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 08:51

China has accused Vietnam of ramming its ships more than 1,000 times in a disputed part of the South China Sea and said while it wants good relations with its southern neighbour, it would not abandon principles to achieve that.

Philippine, Vietnamese troops drink beer, play volleyball on disputed island

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 14:35

Vietnamese and Philippine troops got together on a disputed island in the South China Sea on Sunday to play soccer and volleyball - as well as drink beer - in a display of unity that will not go unnoticed in Beijing.

China plans to build artificial island in disputed SCS

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 12:44

China is planning to expand its installation at a disputed island in the South China Sea to establish an artificial island with an airstrip and sea port, rejecting the jurisdiction of the international court over the festering dispute in the region.

China said to be reclaiming more land in Spratlys

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 19:32

China has been reclaiming more land to bolster its military presence in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, where its increasing assertion of its territorial claims has brought it into standoffs with its neighbours, Philippine officials said on Thursday.

Hague tribunal asks China to defend sea claims

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 14:35

A Hague-based tribunal has asked China to defend its territorial claims in the South China Sea by submitting evidence within six months despite Beijing`s refusal to respond to a Philippine legal challenge to Beijing`s vast claims to the strategic waters.

China fires water cannon in clash with Vietnam ship: State media

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 16:53

China fired water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel and damaged another of Hanoi`s ships, state media said Tuesday, in the latest confrontation over disputed waters in the South China Sea.

Vietnam seeks international arbitration over South China Sea

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 17:39

Vietnam has warned that it has no option but to seek international arbitration over the South China Sea standoff with China if Beijing continued to push it to do so by their activities in the disputed Islands.

Japan hits back at China after Abe remarks spark row

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 10:59

Japan on Monday hit back at China`s denouncement of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s speech at a regional security forum, firing the latest salvo in an ongoing tit-for-tat row.