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China`s sea militarisation `very troubling`: Philippine defence chief

China`s militarisation of the South China Sea is "very troubling" and neither peaceful nor friendly, the Philippines` defence secretary said on Tuesday.

Important to solve South China Sea conflict peacefully, says Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said during his visit to Indonesia on Sunday that it is important to solve the South China Sea conflict peacefully.

US needs to 'wage war' to block off South China Sea islands: Chinese tabloid

US needs to 'wage war' to block off South China Sea islands: Chinese tabloid

The United States would have to "wage a large-scale war" in the South China sea to prevent Chinese access to the islands, the Global Times said in an English language editorial.

China announces plan to build research centre in South China Sea

China announced on Thursday a five-year plan to develop clean energy and open a research centre in the South China Sea - which could escalate tensions in the hotly-contested waters.

China to build research centre in South China Sea

China announced on Thursday a five-year plan to develop clean energy and open a research centre in the South China Sea - which could escalate tensions in the hotly-contested waters.

China confirms its aircraft carrier passed through Taiwan

The Liaoning is China's only aircraft carrier in operation.

China commissions sophisticated naval reconnaissance ship

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) now operates six electronic reconnaissance vessels, the state-run China Daily newspaper said today.

'Chinese building in South China Sea is illegal'

Chinese military action and building an artificial island in the disputed South China Sea is "illegal", Secretary of State nominee of the incoming Trump Administration Rex Tillerson today said, as he lashed out at Beijing on issues such as theft of intellectual property.

Tensions rise as China sends aircraft carrier into Taiwan Strait

China on Wednesday sent its only aircraft carrier into the Taiwan Strait, prompting Taiwanese authorities to scramble jets, media reports said.

US forged 'strategic partnership' with India in Barack Obama's tenure

The US has forged a "strategic partnership" with India in the eight years of Obama administration which also considerably improved America's standing in the world, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said, two weeks ahead of demitting the office.

Philippines to insist on tribunal ruling if China drills

Philippines to insist on tribunal ruling if China drills

Duterte also criticized the United States, saying it did not do anything when China started building artificial islands in the disputed sea.

Malabar naval exercise aimed at PLA subs: Chinese media

The Malabar exercise started in 1992 with the navies of US and India in the Indian Ocean.

Taiwan says Chinese carrier heading towards Hainan

China has given few details of what the Soviet-built Liaoning aircraft carrier is up to, save that it is on a routine exercise.
 

China roars in sky with new stealth fighter jet amid escalating US tensions

China roars in sky with new stealth fighter jet amid escalating US tensions

The twin-engine jet is being knighted as the Chinese version of the US F-35, which is considered world's most advanced fighter.

US says China has returned seized sea drone

A Chinese naval vessel seized the probe around 50 nautical miles northwest of Subic Bay in the Philippines last week.

China says it has handed over US drone taken in South China Sea

China has returned a US underwater drone taken by a Chinese naval vessel in the disputed South China Sea last week after what China`s Defence Ministry said were "friendly" talks between the two countries.

China rejects Donald Trump's claim it stole drone

China on Monday rejected US President-elect Donald Trump`s claim that it had "stolen" an American research drone, as state media said his diplomatic inexperience could spark a confrontation between the two nations.

China says it believes U.S. drone issue will be appropriately handled

China's foreign ministry said on Monday it believes the United States drone issue will be appropriately handled, after the country's defence ministry said it would return an underwater U.S. drone seized by a naval vessel last week in the South China Sea.

Donald Trump attacks China, says 'US should let Beijing keep Navy's underwater drone'

Donald Trump attacks China, says 'US should let Beijing keep Navy's underwater drone'

Continuing to take jabs at China, President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday said the US should let China keep the Navy's underwater drone after Beijing agreed to give back the unmanned glider that it seized in the disputed South China Sea.

Seized US drone issue to be resolved smoothly: China paper

China expects a smooth resolution to the seizure by its navy of unidentified equipment found in the South China Sea, a state-run newspaper said on Saturday, after U.S. officials said a Chinese warship had taken a U.S. underwater drone.