Ships from four nations – the Philippines, US, Japan and India – sail together in the South China Sea during a training exercise on May 9. Photo: Handout

US Senate bill proposes sanctions for involvement in ‘illegal’ activities in South and East China seas

  • ‘This legislation reiterates America’s commitment to … holding the Chinese government accountable for bullying and coercing other nations in the region’
  • The act would allow the seizure of US-based assets of those developing projects in areas contested by Asean members
Topic |   South China Sea

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Ships from four nations – the Philippines, US, Japan and India – sail together in the South China Sea during a training exercise on May 9. Photo: Handout
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The USS Preble. Photo: Handout

Washington and Beijing in ‘contest of wills’ in South China Sea

  • Latest US mission in disputed waters may prompt China to step up its countermeasures
Topic |   US-China relations

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The USS Preble. Photo: Handout
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