Paracel Islands

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.

Jun 15, 2017, 18:59 PM IST
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. 

May 17, 2017, 11:52 AM IST

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.

Mar 03, 2017, 08:40 AM IST
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".

Oct 22, 2016, 10:13 AM IST
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.

Jul 19, 2016, 10:49 AM IST
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 .

Jul 18, 2016, 15:53 PM IST

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

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

Jul 08, 2016, 15:28 PM IST
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.

Jul 04, 2016, 12:06 PM IST

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.

Mar 14, 2016, 12:38 PM IST

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.

Feb 24, 2016, 12:36 PM IST
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.

Feb 23, 2016, 10:12 AM IST

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.

Sep 25, 2014, 10:06 AM IST

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.

Jun 15, 2014, 13:35 PM IST

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.

Feb 01, 2014, 06:59 AM IST

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.

Jan 22, 2014, 00:04 AM IST

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.

Apr 07, 2013, 18:31 PM IST

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.

Apr 01, 2012, 16:10 PM IST