In 2018, US President Donald Trump’s administration rolled out a long-awaited overhaul of US arms export policy aimed at expanding sales to allies. Photo: TNS

US will sell 34 surveillance drones to allies in South China Sea region to keep closer eye on Beijing’s activities

  • ScanEagle drones, made by Boeing, will be sold to governments of Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam for a total of US$47 million
  • The drones would afford greater intelligence gathering capabilities potentially curbing Chinese activity in the region
Topic |   South China Sea

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In 2018, US President Donald Trump’s administration rolled out a long-awaited overhaul of US arms export policy aimed at expanding sales to allies. Photo: TNS
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Chinese warships sail through the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters

‘Is it right for a country to claim whole ocean?’: Duterte frustrated with Beijing over South China Sea conduct

  • The president said he was sad and bewildered as the efforts to hammer out a code of conduct to govern the disputed waters drag on
  • He warned that the longer it takes, the greater the chance the sea would be a “flashpoint of troubles”
Topic |   The Philippines

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Chinese warships sail through the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters
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