A US warship designed to fight in coastal areas arrived on Thursday in Singapore for its Southeast Asian deployment, underlining President Barack Obama’s new strategic focus on Asia.Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 3:00pm
Foreign ministers from Asean and China will hold a special meeting to hasten progress on a code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea, Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Thursday.12 Apr 2013 - 12:36pm
President Xi Jinping's visit to Tanmen, a fishing village in the city of Qionghai in Hainan, on Monday came a few days after the People's Liberation Army Navy's South Sea Fleet finished a 16-day drill and patrol mission in the South China Sea.10 Apr 2013 - 10:55am
A Chinese fishing boat has run aground on a World Heritage-listed coral reef in the Philippines, roughly 1,600 kilometres from China’s nearest major landmass, authorities said on Tuesday.
The vessel, with 12 crew members, was found stranded in the shallows of Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea just before midnight on Monday, coast guard spokesman Lieutenant Commander Arman Balilo said.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Amid the daily cut and thrust surrounding the disputed South China Sea - a dangerous arena clouded by diplomatic bluster and military posturing - some events are more telling than others.9 Apr 2013 - 3:36am
The Hainan provincial government will begin sightseeing cruises to China's newest city, Sansha on tiny Woody Island, this month, a deputy governor of the province said yesterday.7 Apr 2013 - 5:56pm 1 comment
The People's Liberation Army has stepped up publicity of its military activities in the South China Sea since the change of leadership last month, a move analysts say is intended to send a message to China's neighbours.31 Mar 2013 - 6:06am 3 comments
China’s increasingly powerful navy has denied firing on a Vietnamese boat in disputed waters in the South China Sea, state media said on Wednesday, as its craft made wide-ranging patrols of the region.28 Mar 2013 - 1:51am
Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Friday urged Asian nations at odds over disputed islands in the South China and East China seas to find a way to draw up resource-sharing pacts.
Australia has remained neutral amid tensions between China and its regional neighbours, including Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines.23 Mar 2013 - 10:26am 1 comment
The 25th anniversary this past week of the naval clash between China and Vietnam in the Spratly Islands is not merely cause to reflect on history; it speaks to one of the more disturbing contingencies in the South China Sea now exercising minds in the region.17 Mar 2013 - 6:05am