South China Sea dispute

Designed for discomfort: China Air Force conducts combat patrols over South China Sea

Designed for discomfort: China Air Force conducts combat patrols over South China Sea

In one swoop, China tries to send message to three of its neighbours, all of whom it has disputes with.

Nov 24, 2017, 08:09 AM IST
China accuses Japan of meddling in South China Sea dispute

China accuses Japan of meddling in South China Sea dispute

China claims almost all of South China Sea and also laid claims on the Senkaku islands under the control of Japan in East China Sea and resorted to aggressive patrols in the last two years.

Aug 09, 2017, 20:39 PM IST

'Vietnam-linked hackers likely targeting Philippine intel on South China Sea dispute'

Bryce Boland, chief technology officer for Asia Pacific, said the company had observed that APT32 was targeting not just multinational companies and organisations doing business in Vietnam but Philippine government agencies as well.

May 25, 2017, 19:51 PM IST
China's 'One Belt, One Road' project causing anxiety: US

China's 'One Belt, One Road' project causing anxiety: US

The US Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott also said China's 'One Belt, One Road' project has caused "anxiety" in the region.

May 05, 2017, 22:13 PM IST
Will take the gloves off if you use Taiwan: China warns Donald Trump

Will take the gloves off if you use Taiwan: China warns Donald Trump

 China is running out of patience with Donald Trump`s stance on Taiwan, state media said Monday, and will "take the gloves off" if he keeps challenging the "One China" policy.

Jan 16, 2017, 14:47 PM IST
Will take the gloves off if you use Taiwan: China warns Trump

Will take the gloves off if you use Taiwan: China warns Trump

 China is running out of patience with Donald Trump`s stance on Taiwan, state media said Monday, and will "take the gloves off" if he keeps challenging the "One China" policy.

Jan 16, 2017, 14:47 PM IST
China raps US interventions in Asia at regional forum

China raps US interventions in Asia at regional forum

Speaking at the 7th annual Xiangshan regional defence forum in Beijing, Chang Wanguan, China's defence minister, levied thinly veiled criticism at recent US involvement in Asia's trouble spots.

Oct 11, 2016, 14:28 PM IST
Taiwan fishermen pack flags, noodles, set sail for disputed South China Sea "island"

Taiwan fishermen pack flags, noodles, set sail for disputed South China Sea "island"

Five Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for Taiwan`s sole holding in the South China Sea on Wednesday in protest against a court ruling that deems it a rock rather than an island, limiting its rights to surrounding resource-rich waters.

Jul 20, 2016, 10:45 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
'Can't lose even one centimetre' of disputed area, says China in fresh warning

'Can't lose even one centimetre' of disputed area, says China in fresh warning

In the wake of the international tribunal rejecting its claims in the disputed South China Sea, China on Friday said the issue of sovereignty was the nation's "bottom line" and the country "cannot lose one centimetre" of the area it claims.

Jul 15, 2016, 17:52 PM IST
China `may build nuclear plants` in South China Sea

China `may build nuclear plants` in South China Sea

China may build mobile nuclear power plants in the South China Sea, state media reported on Friday, days after an international tribunal dismissed Beijing`s vast claims in the strategically vital w

Jul 15, 2016, 11:27 AM IST
US, Chinese naval commanders to meet amid tensions

US, Chinese naval commanders to meet amid tensions

"The commanders of the US and Chinese navies will meet amid mounting tensions over China`s claims to much of the South China Sea", the US Navy said Thursday.

Jul 15, 2016, 10:44 AM IST
Philippines' official hails South China Sea ruling a 'crowning glory'

Philippines' official hails South China Sea ruling a 'crowning glory'

"{A decision invalidating China`s vast claims in the South China Sea was a "crowning glory" that renews faith in international law", the Philippines` top lawyer said on Friday, in Manila`s strongest comment yet on its sweeping win.

Jul 15, 2016, 10:17 AM IST
China attacks Japanese judge who appointed SCS tribunal

China attacks Japanese judge who appointed SCS tribunal

 China today launched a blistering attack on the jurists of a UN-backed international tribunal that struck down its claims over the strategic South China Sea, saying a Japanese judge who appointed the arbitrators "manipulated" the judgement against Beijing.

Jul 13, 2016, 12:23 PM IST
US govt asked to ensure SCS tribunal verdict is implemented

US govt asked to ensure SCS tribunal verdict is implemented

The US must ensure that the international tribunal ruling against China's claims to rights in the South China Sea is implemented and if needed reinforce its military assets to maintain the 'status quo' in the strategic region, top American lawmakers have said.

Jul 13, 2016, 10:54 AM IST
Angry China warns of sea conflict

Angry China warns of sea conflict

China reacted furiously to Tuesday`s decision, with its foreign ministry quickly declaring an international tribunal's verdict that its claims to most of the strategically vital waterway had no legal basis 'null and void'

Jul 13, 2016, 10:27 AM IST
South China Sea ruling will `intensify conflict,` says envoy

South China Sea ruling will `intensify conflict,` says envoy

China`s ambassador to the United States blamed Washington`s pivot to Asia under President Barack Obama for increased tensions.

Jul 13, 2016, 09:05 AM IST
China carries out calibration tests at new South China Sea airports

China carries out calibration tests at new South China Sea airports

 The two airports were on Mischief Reef and Subi Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands

Jul 12, 2016, 15:18 PM IST
China should be on high alert after South China Sea verdict: Media

China should be on high alert after South China Sea verdict: Media

Calling for national unity ahead of today's verdict by an international tribunal on China's claims in the South China Sea, state media directed its ire against US and Japan saying that Beijing should be on high alert if tensions escalate putting to test the PLA's military strength.

Jul 12, 2016, 10:41 AM IST

Hague tribunal to rule in tense South China Sea row

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay, also in a softening of Manila`s stance, said Friday the country was willing to share natural resources with China.

Jul 10, 2016, 07:12 AM IST