Beijing claims almost all of the South China Sea as its sovereign territory. Photo: Reuters

South China Sea ‘likely to top agenda’ when Malaysian foreign minister visits Beijing next week

  • Saifuddin Abdullah’s trip comes a week after Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called for restraint among claimants to disputed waters during visit to Hanoi
  • ‘Balanced’ Kuala Lumpur has played an important role in mediating on such issues, academic says
Topic |   South China Sea

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Beijing claims almost all of the South China Sea as its sovereign territory. Photo: Reuters
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The giant Chinese crane vessel Lin Jiang was tracked from southern China to its position on Tuesday night off the coast of Vietnam. Image: Marine Traffic

Giant China crane ship turns up near Vietnamese coast

  • Beijing stretches Hanoi’s maritime capacity after weeks of tension in South China Sea
Topic |   South China Sea

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The giant Chinese crane vessel Lin Jiang was tracked from southern China to its position on Tuesday night off the coast of Vietnam. Image: Marine Traffic
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