China "extremely concerned" by ASEAN statement on disputed sea

China`s foreign ministry said on Tuesday that it was "extremely concerned" after leaders of Southeast Asian countries expressed worry about land reclamation and navigational freedom in the disputed South China Sea.

ASEAN warns sea reclamation `may undermine peace`

 Reclamation work in the disputed South China Sea, where China has constructed an airstrip and other structures on coral reefs, threaten to "undermine peace, security and stability" in the region, Southeast Asian leaders warned Monday.

ASEAN warns Chinese actions `may undermine peace` in South China Sea

 Chinese island-building efforts in the disputed South China Sea, where airstrips are being built on coral reefs, risk undermining "peace, security and stability" in the region, Southeast Asian leaders warned at a regional summit on Monday.

Chinese actions `may undermine peace` in S. China Sea: ASEAN

Chinese island-building efforts "may undermine peace, security and stability" in the disputed South China Sea, said a statement by Southeast Asian leaders meeting for a summit on Monday.

Beijing moves toward `de facto control of South China Sea`: Philippines

Beijing is moving toward "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned on Sunday as it called on fellow Southeast Asian countries to "stand up" to their massive neighbour.

Summit to urge 'self-restraint' in South China Sea: Draft

A Southeast Asian summit will urge "self-restraint" in the South China Sea but avoid directly criticising Chinese actions that have fanned tensions in the contested waters, a diplomatic source with knowledge of a draft statement said on Friday.

China defends vessels' actions against Philippines in South China Sea

China on Wednesday defended the actions of its vessels in the disputed South China Sea after the Philippines accused China`s coast guard of using water cannon on Philippine fishing boats and urged Manila to increase its "education" of its fishermen.

New law to allow Japan to supply US military in South China Sea, say officials

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s plans to expand Japan`s non-combat role in armed conflicts beyond "areas around Japan" could see Tokyo becoming dragged into action in the South China Sea in support of U.S. forces, government and ruling party sources say. 

Philippines accuses China of turning water cannon on its fishing boats

Filipino activists denounced China`s coast guard on Tuesday for turning water cannon on Philippine fishing boats in disputed waters, near where hundreds of Filipino and American Marines landed on a beach in a mock assault.

Manila `cute little submissive` of US: China media

The Philippines is nothing more than the "cute little submissive" of the United States, a Chinese tabloid with close ties to the ruling Communist Party said on Tuesday, criticising Manila for military exercises with Washington.

Philippines voices China alarm as US war games begin

The Philippines voiced alarm Monday about Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed regional waters as it launched giant war games with the United States that were partly aimed as a warning shot to Beijing.

Philippines says South China Sea dispute a global problem

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said on Friday the territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea was of concern for the world because global trade will be hit by China`s reclamation.

Images show China building airstrip on contested reef: Report

Recent satellite images show China has begun building its first airstrip in contested territory in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea and may be working on another, a leading defense publication reported on Thursday.

Vietnam rescuers scour sea for missing fighter pilots

Vietnam launched a search mission on Thursday for two fighter pilots who ejected over the South China Sea during a training exercise involving two Russian-built fighter jets, a provincial official said.

Vietnamese fighter jets collide during training: Report

Two Vietnamese fighter jets crashed into each other during a training exercise over the contested South China Sea on Thursday, state media have reported, without confirming the fate of the two pilots.

Japan jets scramble at Cold-War levels as Chinese and Russian incursions increase

 Japan`s air force said on Wednesday jet fighter scrambles had reached a level not seen since the height of the Cold War three decades ago as Russian bombers probe its northern skies and Chinese combat aircraft intrude into its southern air space.

World should fear China`s actions in South China Sea: Philippine leader

Nigeria`s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday cautioned he could not make promises on the return of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, as the country marked the first anniversary of their abduction.

China sets off for excavation in disputed South China Sea

A Chinese archaeological team has embarked on a journey to excavate a shipwreck near Shanhu Island in the Xisha archipelago in the disputed South China Sea.

Indonesia eyes regular navy exercises with US in South China Sea

Indonesia wants to hold regular military exercises with the United States near the sparsely populated Natuna archipelago, an area of the South China Sea near China`s claims, a navy spokesman said on Monday.

Philippines says China's reclamation causing ecological damage

The Philippines on Monday said China`s reclamation work in the South China Sea had destroyed about 300 acres (1.2 sq km) of coral reef, causing annual estimated losses of $100 million to coastal nations.