Spratly islands

US Navy ship sails near South China Sea reef claimed by Beijing: US official

A US Navy ship has sailed in disputed South China Sea waters near a reef claimed by Beijing, a US official said.

May 25, 2017, 08:54 AM IST

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 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 indicates readiness to negotiate and find solution to India's NSG membership bid

There has been an apparent climbdown by China from its position on India's membership bid for the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Jul 15, 2016, 09:57 AM IST

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

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

Jul 12, 2016, 15:18 PM IST

Court rules China has "no historic rights" in South China Sea; Philippines welcomes, Beijing remains defiant

The Philippines had challenged Beijing`s right to exploit resources across the South China Sea.

Jul 12, 2016, 14:53 PM IST

China plans first regular civilian cruises to disputed Spratlys by 2020

The island province of Hainan will operate regular trips to the Spratlys, which China calls the Nansha Islands, in response to increasing demand.

Jun 22, 2016, 16:08 PM IST

China to launch cruises to disputed Spratly islands

Chinese cruise ships will regularly bring tourists to the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea by 2020, reports said Wednesday, as tensions mount in the region.

Jun 22, 2016, 15:12 PM IST

China should confirm no plans for military planes in Spratlys: US

The Pentagon on Tuesday called on China to reaffirm it has no plans to deploy military aircraft in the Spratly Islands after Beijing used a military plane to evacuate sick workers from a new airstrip on an island it has created in the disputed South China Sea.

Apr 20, 2016, 03:48 AM IST

China lands first military plane on disputed Spratly Islands

A military plane belonging to the Chinese Air Force landed for the first time on Yongshu Jiao, or Fiery Cross Reef on the Spratly Islands, for which Beijing has disputes with Manila, Hanoi and other neighbours.

Apr 18, 2016, 21:37 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

Filipino fishermen say China blocking access to South China Sea atoll: Report

China has stationed up to five ships around a disputed atoll in the South China Sea, preventing Filipino fishermen from accessing traditional fishing grounds, media in the Philippines reported on Wednesday.

Mar 02, 2016, 09:53 AM IST

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

US confirms China deployed missiles on disputed island

A US official has confirmed that China has deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, as the United States expressed growing concern over China`s increased "militarization" in the region.

Feb 18, 2016, 13:19 PM IST

Vietnam issues second warning to China over island flights

Vietnam has issued its second rebuke in a week to Beijing, accusing its northern neighbour of "threatening peace" after more Chinese aircraft landed on a contested reef in the South China Sea.

Jan 08, 2016, 13:57 PM IST

Chinese fishermen destroy coral reefs in South China Sea

Chinese fishermen are deliberately destroying the coral reefs in South China Sea.

Dec 16, 2015, 13:31 PM IST

US warship within 12 nautical miles of Chinese island in SCS, claims Pentagon

A US naval destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of a Chinese island in the disputed South China Sea, the Pentagon said today.

Oct 27, 2015, 13:53 PM IST

Vietnam slams China over construction of lighthouses in South China Sea

Vietnam Wednesday slammed China over its construction of two lighthouses in the disputed South China Sea.

Oct 14, 2015, 13:29 PM IST

China''s land reclamation in South China Sea grows: Pentagon report

China has reclaimed more land in the disputed Spratly Islands of the South China Sea than previously known, according to a new Pentagon report, and a senior U.S. defence official said it was unclear whether Beijing had stopped island-building in the region.

Aug 22, 2015, 05:26 AM IST