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.

Vietnam eyes US arms sales, downplays China impact

Vietnam has said it wants to be able to buy weapons from the United States and that regional powerhouse China should not be alarmed.

China builds school on disputed South China Sea island: Media

China has begun building a school on the contested Paracel islands, state media reported, as the Asian giant further asserts its claims in escalating territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

US warns China against new air defence zone

The United States warned has China against any move to declare a new air defence zone over parts of the South China Sea including disputed islands.

China plans new patrol in disputed South China Sea: Media

China will set up new civilian patrols with a 5,000-tonne vessel in the disputed South China Sea, state-run media said on Tuesday.

China to allow tourism in disputed islands in South China Sea

In a move that could exacerbate tensions with its neighbours, China has announced plans to allow tourist cruises to disputed islands in the South China Sea, also claimed by Vietnam.

China to `properly` resolve South China Sea row

Chinese Vice-Premier Li Keqiang has re-assured that his country is committed to properly resolve the South China Sea issue with Vietnam.