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What's China worried about? A clue lies in where it's holding navy drills.

China has shifted the focus of its naval exercises from the South China Sea to the northeastern Yellow Sea amid simmering tensions over the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula, military experts said. “The tension in the South China Sea has eased as Sino-Philippines relations have improved,” said Ni Lexiong, a ...

- Business Insider - US

What's China worried about? Clue lies in where it's holding navy drills.

China has shifted the focus of its naval exercises from the South China Sea to the northeastern Yellow Sea amid simmering tensions over the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula, military experts said. “The tension in the South China Sea has eased as Sino-Philippines relations have improved,” said Ni Lexiong, a ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, S.China Sea.

The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday. Fan Changlong, a vice chairman of China's powerful Central Military Commission, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

China military criticizes 'wrong' US moves on Taiwan, South China Sea.

The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday.

- BDNews24 - BD

China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, S.China Sea.

BEIJING - The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday.

- Reuters - US

China criticizes US moves on Taiwan, South China Sea.

Fan Changlong, a vice chairman of China's powerful Central Military Commission, told Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, that mutual trust mechanisms between the two militaries had continued to improve, China's defence ministry said.

- Times Of India - IN

China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, South China Sea.

BEIJING - The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday.

- Reuters - US

Beware the New China-Philippines South China Sea Deal.

The Duterte administration continues to tout opportunities of a pact despite the significant risks it would involve.

- The Diplomat - US

Philippine lawmaker reports "massing up" of Chinese frigates, coast guard vessels near Spratly Islands.

A Philippine congressman said on 16 August that vessels from the People's Liberation Army Navy and China Coast Guard are "massing up" in the vicinity of Thitu Island, near the Spratly Islands cluster, and accused the vessels of blocking Filipino fishermen from accessing their

- Jane’s - US

China has agreed to no new expansion in South China Sea, Philippines says.

China has assured the Philippines it would not occupy new features or territory in the South China Sea, under a new “status quo” brokered by Manila as both sides try to strengthen their relations, the Philippine defence minister said. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano also said the Philippines was ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Philippines says China agrees on no new expansion in South China Sea.

MANILA - China has assured the Philippines it will not occupy new features or territory in the South China Sea, under a new "status quo" brokered by Manila as both sides try to strengthen their relations, the Philippine defense minister said.

- Reuters - US

Philippines Weighs China Energy Deal in Disputed South China Sea

The Philippines is considering potential ways to jointly develop oil and gas resources with China in a disputed part of the South China Sea, according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano.

- Rigzone.com - US

Philippines says China agrees on no new expansion in South China Sea

MANILA, Aug 15 — China has assured the Philippines it will not occupy new features or territory in the South China Sea, under a new status quo' brokered by Manila as both sides try to strengthen their relations, the Philippine defence...

- The Malay Mail - MY

China assures Philippines it won't expand in the South China Sea

Thomson Reuters MANILA - China has assured the Philippines it will not occupy new features or territory in the South China Sea, under a new status quo brokered by Manila as both sides try to strengthen their relations, the Philippine defense minister said. The minister, Delfin Lorenzana, told a congressional hearing that ...

- Business Insider - US

PHL says China has agreed to no new expansion in South China Sea

China has assured the Philippines it will not occupy new features or territory in the South China Sea, under a new status quo brokered by Manila as both sides try to strengthen their relations, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said.

- GMA News - PH

Philippines says China has agreed no new expansion in South China Sea

MANILA - China has assured the Philippines it will not occupy new features or territory in the South China Sea, under a new status quo brokered by Manila as both sides try to strengthen their relations, the Philippine defense minister said.

- Reuters - US

Showdown: Trump Is Putting the Squeeze on China in the South China Sea

Bill Gertz Security, Asia He is doing so through increased naval activity. The Trump administration is stepping up pressure on China in a low-key campaign of increased naval activities aimed at undermining Beijing's vast territorial claims over the South China Sea. The US guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain on Aug. ...

- The National Interest - US

Opinion: Vietnam takes up fight against China in S China Sea

When it comes to the disputed waters of the South China Sea, Vietnam's leaders must feel very lonely these days.

- CNN Top Stories - US

'China adopting South China Sea strategy in Doklam'

, August 14 : A former Indian Army official has said that China is adopting the same strategy in Doklam which it implemented in South China Sea, by claiming its sovereign territory."Military threat or provocative statements cannot be an answer to this problem. The history can be interpreted by both sides to suit their ...

- Sify - IN

Drilling ship leaves Vietnam oil block after China row

HANOI - The drilling ship at the center of a row between Vietnam and China over oil prospecting in disputed waters in the South China Sea has arrived in waters off the Malaysian port of Labuan, shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon showed on Monday.

- Reuters - US

Asean and China have moved on ... didn't Vietnam get the memo?

Vietnam insists it pursues a neutral foreign policy straddling major powers China and the United States, but its emergence this year as the most strident Southeast Asian critic of Beijing’s controversial island building in the South China Sea raises questions about that stance. Hanoi’s China policy came into ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Beijing faces fresh challenges over its South China Sea claims

Beijing might have got its way over the language used in last week’s communique from Asean foreign ministers, but observers say its sweeping claims to the South China Sea are facing fresh challenges. At the gathering in Manila, Association of Southeast Asian Nations members avoided using any expressions that might ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Asean and China have moved on ... didn’t Vietnam get the memo?

Vietnam insists it pursues a neutral foreign policy straddling major powers China and the United States, but its emergence this year as the most strident Southeast Asian critic of Beijing’s controversial island building in the South China Sea raises questions about that stance. Hanoi’s China policy came into ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China 'clear winner' at Asean summit

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations ministerial meetings in Manila underscored the growing clout of China as the emerging regional leader. The event served as a pungent litmus test on China and the United States’ rivalry for strategic ascendancy in Asia. Much of the discussions focused on security challenges to ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Forget the chatter, Asean-China relations are actually stable

Over the first weekend of August, foreign ministers of the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations held their 50th ministerial meeting in Manila – the second such meet since the issuance of the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s award on the South China Sea that overwhelmingly favoured the Philippines in its ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China protests US ship sailing by island in South China Sea

China expressed its "strong dissatisfaction" with the U.S. over the Navy's latest freedom of navigation operation in which a warship sailed past one of China's man-made islands in the strategic South China...Click To Continue

- SABAH - TR

China protests US ship sailing by island in South China Sea

BEIJING " China is expressing its "strong dissatisfaction" with the U.S. over the Navy's latest freedom of navigation operation in which a warship sailed past one of China's man-made islands in the strategic South China Sea.Foreign...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Beijing says U.S. warship 'provocation' in South China Sea 'harmed sovereignty'

U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a 'freedom of navigation operation' on Thursday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters.

- UNIAN - UA

All of the Terrifying Ways America and China Could Go To War in the South China Sea

Robert Farley Security, Asia Oh yes, this could happen.  It's easy to imagine an even more serious confrontation in the SCS.  Another accidental collision would be bad enough, but if a scenario developed similar to that of the downing of KAL 007, with a Chinese fighter jock actually opening fire on an American plane, ...

- The National Interest - US

Japan said to offer chopper parts to Philippines as counter to China

Japan will use spare helicopter parts to curry favor with the Philippines as China continues to aggressively press its claims in the South China Sea.

- The Japan Times - JP

China still building South China Sea islands, think tank says

China is expanding artificial islands in disputed South China Sea areas despite saying it stopped two years ago, according to a security think tank that released satellite images it said showed the land reclamation. Beijing claims most of the sea and has been turning reefs in the Spratly and Paracel chains into islands, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

South China Sea - what you need to know

The South China Sea has long been a source of territorial disputes between several Asian countries. DW takes a look at who owns what, and why the contested waterway is so strategically important.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

China protests US ship sailing in South China Sea

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said the US move undermined Chinese sovereignty and security and endangered the safety of frontline personnel from both sides. China, which claims virtually the entire South China Sea, routinely protests such operations, which Trump's administration has continued partly to reassure ...

- Times Of India - IN

South China Sea: China protests after US warship sails near island

Beijing has voiced "strong dissatisfaction" after a US Navy destroyer sailed past one of its man-made islands in the South China Sea. The US operation comes as President Trump seeks Beijing's help to rein in North Korea.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Beijing Warns U.S. Over Navy Patrol in South China Sea

After an American warship sailed near a disputed reef in the South China Sea, Beijing said that such operations would only force it to build up its forces there.

- International NY Times - US

Reuters: US destroyer challenges China's claims in South China Sea

 A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a “freedom of navigation operation” on August 10, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters. The operation came as President Donald Trump's administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

China protests US ship near South China Sea island

Beijing says US Navy warship sailing near disputed region violated international law and threatened its sovereignty.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Yokosuka-based U.S. destroyer challenges Beijing's claims in disputed South China Sea

China said it was “very displeased” after a U.S. Navy destroyer conducted a so-called freedom of navigation patrol within 12 nautical miles ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Beijing slams U.S. 'freedom of navigation' exercises in South China Sea

China scolded the United States after the USS John S. McCain sailed near disputed reefs in the South China Sea on Thursday.

- UPI - US

South China Sea: US Navy Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation

It was the third freedom of navigation operation conducted during the presidency of Donald Trump.

- The Diplomat - US

China displeased by US ship's South China Sea passage

BEIJING -- China has expressed its "strong dissatisfaction" over the US Navy's latest freedom of navigation operation, in which a warship sailed past one of China's man-made islands in the strategic South China Sea.

- BangkokPost - TH

China protests US ship sailing in South China Sea

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said in a statement the US move undermined Chinese sovereignty and security and endangered the safety of frontline personnel from both sides. China, which claims virtually the entire South China Sea, routinely protests such operations, which President Donald Trump's administration ...

- Times Of India - IN

U.S. destroyer McCain challenges Beijing's South China Sea claims

A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a “freedom of navigation operation” on Thursday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by ...

- The Japan Times - JP

U.S. destroyer challenges China's claims in South China Sea

WASHINGTON - A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation operation" on Thursday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters.

- Reuters - US

Exclusive: U.S. destroyer challenges China's claims in South China Sea

WASHINGTON - A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation operation" on Thursday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters.

- Reuters - US

Exclusive: Japan seeks Southeast Asia clout with chopper parts for Philippines military - sources

TOKYO - Japan's army will give thousands of helicopter parts to keep Philippine military choppers airborne, helping Tokyo gain clout with Manila in a contest with China to secure influence over the strategic South China Sea nation, four sources said.

- Reuters - US

Exclusive: U.S. destroyer challenges China's claims in South China Sea

WASHINGTON - A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation operation" on Thursday, within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters.

- Reuters - US

China, M'sia break ground on $13 bln Belt and Road rail project

The planned 688-km rail connects the South China Sea with strategic shipping routes of the Straits of Malacca in the west.

- Malaysiakini - MY

US, Australia, Japan Jointly Challenge China on South China Sea Issue

The three countries jointly called for China and the Philippines to abide by last year's arbitral ruling.

- The Diplomat - US

Vietnam wins U.S. defense pledges as tension with China grows

WASHINGTON/HANOI - Vietnam has won the promise of a visit from a U.S. aircraft carrier and deeper defense cooperation from the United States as strains show with China over the disputed South China Sea.

- Reuters - US

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