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Vietnam urges China to act responsibly in South China Sea

China has built up infrastructure on the four smaller outposts, including land-based guns and communications facilities.

Beijing installs rocket launchers on disputed South China Sea island: Report

Beijing installs rocket launchers on disputed South China Sea island: Report

China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea to ward off Vietnamese military combat divers, according to a state-run newspaper, offering new details on China`s ongoing military build-up. 

China launches new cruise ship tour in South China Sea

The Changle Princess sailed from Sanya on the southern Chinese island province of Hainan on Thursday afternoon with 308 passengers on a four-day voyage, Xinhua said.

China slams provocative US sail-by in South China Sea

China slams provocative US sail-by in South China Sea

China has slammed the US for sailing a warship near disputed territory in the South China Sea, saying the move was a "serious illegal act" and "deliberately provocative".

Beijing vows to continue South China Sea construction

Beijing vows to continue South China Sea construction

Beijing will "never" stop building in the South China Sea prematurely, a top military official has vowed, despite an international ruling that its actions were illegal.

China prepares for showdown, to close part of South China Sea for military exercise

China prepares for showdown, to close part of South China Sea for military exercise

The announcement came in the middle of a three-day visit to China by the US Navy's top admiral to discuss the South China Sea dispute .

Beijing will not `step back` in South China Sea: media

Beijing will not take a "single step back" in the contested South China Sea.

South China Sea access banned due to Beijing's military manoeuvres

South China Sea access banned due to Beijing's military manoeuvres

Beijing has banned access to waters near the Paracel islands in the South China Sea, which are controlled by China but also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan, between July 5-11 to carry out military manoeuvres.

Vietnam anti-China activists mark Spratly island battle

Activists chanted anti-China slogans in the Vietnamese capital on Monday to mark the anniversary of a 1988 battle in the Spratly Islands, a rare act of protest over an issue that has come to dog relations between Hanoi and Beijing.

China deploys fighter jets to contested island in South China Sea

China has deployed fighter jets to the same contested island in the South China Sea to which it also has sent surface-to-air missiles, US officials said on Wednesday.

China may be installing new radar on South China Sea outposts: Report

China may be installing new radar on South China Sea outposts: Report

 Recent satellite images show China may be installing a high-frequency radar system in the Spratly Islands that could significantly boost its ability control the disputed South China Sea, a US think tank reported on Monday.