China angered by new US military strategy report
China angered by new US military strategy report

China`s Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Friday after the Pentagon`s updated National Military Strategy slammed Chinese claims in the South China Sea as aggressive and inconsistent with international law.

Thai Navy votes to buy three Chinese submarines worth $1 bn

 Thailand`s navy has voted in favour of buying three Chinese submarines worth US$1 billion, an official said Thursday, the kingdom`s first such vessels in decades if the purchase is approved by the cabinet.

Beijing`s South China Sea runway `nearly complete`: US think-tank

A 3,000-metre (9,800-foot) airstrip Beijing is building on a reef in disputed waters in the South China Sea, where tensions are mounting with its neighbours, is "nearly complete", a US think-tank said.

'China's PoK investment not recognition of Pak's sovereignty'

China's multi-billion dollar investment in PoK does not mean it supports Pakistan's sovereignty over the area, a top Chinese South Asia expert said on Monday.

China angered by Philippine documentary on South China Sea
China angered by Philippine documentary on South China Sea

 China on Monday accused the Philippines of spreading misinformation and "creating the illusion of the victim" in their dispute over the South China Sea after Manila aired a three-part documentary defending its position.

Vietnam frees high-profile dissident lawyer

 One of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents vowed to continue his anti-China activism after being released from prison on Saturday after serving two and a half years on tax evasion charges.

China says changing position on South China Sea dispute would shame ancestors
China says changing position on South China Sea dispute would shame ancestors

Changing position on China`s claims over the South China Sea would shame its ancestors, while not facing up to infringements of Chinese sovereignty there would shame its children, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday.

China moves controversial oil rig back towards Vietnam coast
China moves controversial oil rig back towards Vietnam coast

China has moved an oil rig at the centre of last year`s violent dispute with Vietnam closer to Vietnam`s coast in the disputed South China Sea, just weeks ahead of the first visit by a chief of Vietnam`s Communist Party to Washington.

Philippine officials say China island-building in full swing

Philippine officials say China has continued with its major island-making work in at least two reefs in the South China Sea's Spratly island chain, casting doubt on a Chinese pronouncement that some of its massive construction in seven sites there would end soon.

China says Manila trying to "rope in" others to sea dispute
China says Manila trying to "rope in" others to sea dispute

China`s military on Thursday accused the Philippines of trying to "rope in" other countries to the dispute over ownership of the South China Sea and stir regional tension after Japan joined a military drill with the Philippines.

Japan may consider South China Sea patrols: military
Japan may consider South China Sea patrols: military

 Japan`s military may join US forces on patrol in the South China Sea, the nation`s top uniformed officer said in an interview published Thursday, as Tokyo seeks a greater security role.

Japan, Philippines make second flight near disputed waters
Japan, Philippines make second flight near disputed waters

Japan and the Philippines flew patrol planes near disputed South China Sea waters for a second straight day on Wednesday, despite Chinese criticism of this week`s air and sea exercises.

Indian warships in Cambodia, Thailand on SCS deployment

Indian warships on Tuesday entered Cambodia and Thailand as part of a two-month-long operational deployment in South China Sea in pursuant of India's 'Act East' Policy.

Typhoon to hit China's southern island of Hainan, seen easing drought

More than 40,000 people have been evacuated from China`s southern island of Hainan ahead of the expected landfall of the year`s first typhoon late on Monday, although it should help ease a severe drought, state media said.

Philippines in US, Japan naval drills amid China sea row
Philippines in US, Japan naval drills amid China sea row

The Philippines today began separate but simultaneous naval exercises with the United States and Japan, amid shared and growing concern at Chinese island-building in the disputed South China Sea.

Typhoon to hit China's Hainan, seen easing drought
Typhoon to hit China's Hainan, seen easing drought

 The first typhoon of the year to hit China is expected to make landfall on or near the southern island of Hainan on Monday, which should help ease a severe drought on the tourist centre and rubber producer, state news agency Xinhua said.

From Siachen to South China Sea, Indian armed forces mark International Yoga Day

 From ice-capped Siachen, the highest battlefield in the world, to the warships in the contentious South China Sea, Indian armed forces today joined the International Yoga Day celebrations.

Vietnam questions suspected hijackers of Malaysian tanker
Vietnam questions suspected hijackers of Malaysian tanker

Vietnam`s marine police on Saturday said they were questioning eight foreigners suspected of being the escaped pirates who commandeered a Malaysian-flagged tanker in the South China Sea for a week.

Chinese paper stresses common interests with US ahead of dialogue
Chinese paper stresses common interests with US ahead of dialogue

China`s leading state newspaper on Saturday hailed the common interests between China and the United States, striking a positive tone days ahead of a key annual bilateral meeting.

Eight suspects held after pirates flee hijacked Malaysian tanker

Eight suspected Indonesians pirates believed to have hijacked a Malaysian oil tanker with 22 crew members last week in the South China Sea were on Friday detained in waters near the Tho Chu Island in Vietnam.