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Chinese, Vietnamese Communist parties have 'shared destiny' - Beijing.

China and Vietnam's Communist parties have a 'shared destiny' and there is great potential for bilateral economic cooperation, a senior Beijing official said on Tuesday on a visit to Vietnam, which has clashed with China over the South China Sea.

- GMA News - PH

Chinese, Vietnamese Communist parties have 'shared destiny' - Beijing.

China and Vietnam's Communist parties have a "shared destiny" and there is great potential for bilateral economic cooperation, a senior Beijing official said on Tuesday on a visit to Vietnam, which has clashed with China over the South China Sea.

- GMA News - PH

The Economic Times:Trump decries threats to sovereignty in Ukraine, South China Sea.

US President Donald Trump on September 19 decried threats to sovereignty in Ukraine and the South China Sea. In his maiden speech to the UN General Assembly, Trump did not explicitly mention Russia or China, but the comment was clearly aimed at Moscow and Beijing. The post The Economic Times:Trump decries threats to ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Trump at UNGA: 'We must reject threats to sovereignty – from Ukraine to South China Sea'.

U.S. President Donald Trump has called on the United Nations member states to protect the sovereignty of other countries, including Ukraine.

- UNIAN - UA

Senior Chinese leader says has 'shared destiny' with Vietnam.

BEIJING: China and Vietnam's Communist Parties have a "shared destiny" and the two nations have huge potential for economic cooperation, a senior official said on Tuesday during a visit to Vietnam, which has clashed with China over the South China Sea.

- BangkokPost - TH

India deplores North Korean n-programme, calls for freedom of navigation.

New York, Sep 18 India on Monday deplored recent North Korean military actions while calling for freedom of navigation in an apparent reference to China's disputes in the South China Sea region. "The Ministers emphasised the need for ensuring freedom of navigation, respect for international law and peaceful resolution of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Tidal and mangrove deposits during the Oligo-Miocene in the South China Sea.

A study on 22–18 million-year-old tidal deposits reveals insights on the significance of mangrove organic carbon sequestration in the South China Sea at geological time scales.

- PhysOrg - NL

Five things to look out for when Singapore's leader Lee Hsien Loong visits China.

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will begin an official three-day visit to China on Tuesday. His visit follows an invitation by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and is seen as a signal of how the relationship between China and Singapore is developing following a series of hiccups in recent months. These include ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

My reply to Foreign Minister Anifah Aman.

COMMENT | On Chinese illegal fishing vessels, submarines and the South China Sea.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Hundreds honor small-but-mighty sailor Jacob Drake at funeral.

Jacob Drake, 21, was one of 10 sailors killed aboard the Navy's USS John S. McCain when it collided with a merchant ship in the South China Sea on Aug. 21

- Stars and Stripes - US

Change of stand? India & Japan skip SCS issue.

US allowed China to change the status quo by force in the SCS without incurring any international costs, and Trump has shown no inclination to challenge Beijing in SCS. The omission of South China Sea from the India-Japan summit declaration may partly have resulted from what many see as the indifference of the US.

- Times Of India - IN

As US dithers, India-Japan reviewing South China Sea position?

US allowed China to change the status quo by force in the SCS without incurring any international costs, and Trump has shown no inclination to challenge Beijing in SCS. The omission of South China Sea from the India-Japan summit declaration may partly have resulted from what many see as the indifference of the US.

- Times Of India - IN

China's 'maritime Silk Road' has become a hotspot for lightning strikes, US scientists suggest

China’s “maritime Silk Road” has become a lightning hotspot, according to a new US study that suggests a link between ship exhaust and thunderstorms at sea. The joint research project by scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle and Nasa found major shipping lanes in the South China Sea and ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Is smog breeding storms? China explores rise in lightning deaths

China is investigating whether air pollution has played a part in the rapid increase in the number of people struck by lightning in some of its largest cities in recent decades, according to a scientist involved in the project. The investigation follows a discovery by US scientists that fossil fuel exhaust fumes could ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

A Path Towards Environmental Management in the South China Sea

A blueprint for fisheries management and environmental cooperation.

- The Diplomat - US

Xi Jinping vows to boost ties with Singapore in message to city state's new president

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to step up cooperation between China and Singapore on Friday as he congratulated Halimah Yacob on becoming the city state’s president. The congratulatory message came a day after Halimah was inaugurated, and at a time when relations between the two nations have been tense over the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Japan should not get involved in China-India row: Beijing

Beijing, Sep 15 China on Friday said no third party should get involved in the India-China boundary dispute, an apparent reference to Japan's plans to invest in India's northeastern state Arunachal Pradesh that is claimed by Beijing. The Chinese Foreign Ministry was reacting to a host of issues touched upon by the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

NASA Sees Typhoon Doksuri in the South China Sea

Typhoon Doksuri appeared well-rounded and organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the north central South China Sea toward Vietnam.The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible light image of Typhoon Doksuri on Sept. 14, 2017 at 1:48 a.m. EDT ...

- ENN - US

NASA sees Typhoon Doksuri in the South China Sea

Typhoon Doksuri appeared well-rounded and organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the north central South China Sea toward Vietnam.

- PhysOrg - NL

Japan calls for 'Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy'

Poses a challenge to China in the South China Sea

- The Hindu - IN

Najib: White House meeting proves M'sia is a global player

Trump values M'sia's views on global issues like North Korea and South China Sea, says the PM.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Is There Any Way to Counter China's Gray Zone Tactics in the South China Sea?

Koh Swee Lean Collin Security, Asia Smaller and weaker states can purposefully shift the onus of escalation to gray-zone tactics by increasing the likelihood of conflict. China and India's moves to de-escalate tensions over the Doklam standoff inspired commentary about how Beijing's coercive strategies can be countered. ...

- The National Interest - US

NASA Sees Spiraling Bands of Storms Wrap into Tropical Cyclone Doksuri

NASA's Aqua satellite observed fragmented feeder bands of strong thunderstorms spiraling into the low-level center of Tropical Cyclone Doksuri.  On Sept. 13 at 2:10 a.m. EDT the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible-light image of the ...

- ENN - US

Chinese submarine docks at Malaysian port for second time this year

A Chinese submarine has docked in Malaysia, the second such visit to the Southeast Asian country this year, as Western powers fret over China’s expanding reach in the South China Sea. China claims nearly all of the disputed waterway, through which an estimated US$3 trillion in international trade passes each year. ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

As tensions mount over North Korea and South China Sea, does Asia needs a new diplomatic forum?

The escalation in tensions around North Korea and the dominance of the US and China in reaching a resolution underscore the need for a stronger multilateral framework in Asia, said the project director of an Asia Society Policy Institute report calling for a new approach to economic and security issues in the region. The ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Chinese sub docks at Malaysian port for second time this year

A Chinese submarine has docked in Malaysia, the second such visit to the Southeast Asian country this year, as western powers fret over China's expanding reach in the South China Sea.

- GMA News - PH

Indonesia, Long on Sidelines, Starts to Confront China’s Territorial Claims

A military buildup and maritime skirmishes involving Chinese boats suggest a more aggressive posture by Indonesia in the South China Sea.

- New York Times - US

It will be a BN-Harapan 'Clash of the Titans', says Muhyiddin

Those who stand in the middle will be swept into the South China Sea, says Bersatu president.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Finally, Strategic Clarity in the South China Sea. Is the Taiwan Strait Next?

Routine FONOPS in the South China Sea are long overdue -- as are Taiwan Strait passages.

- The Diplomat - US

America, China and the South China Sea: False Premises and Wishful Thinking

Like other rising great powers before it, China wants to bend the international system to further its national interests.

- The Diplomat - US

The Truth About China's Indonesia South China Sea Tantrum

Beijing's displeasure is all too predictable and far from convincing.

- The Diplomat - US

How America Can Keep From Losing in the South China Sea

Washington is losing ground in the South China Sea, and risks making the situation lasting unless America imposes real' strategic costs to China.

- The Diplomat - US

The United States Has Not Lost the South China Sea

Despite some setbacks, the United States has not lost influence in the vital waterway.

- The Diplomat - US

South China Sea Update: Assessing the Latest Chinese Maritime Activity Near Thitu Island

Gregory Poling joins the podcast to go over recent events near Thitu Island in the South China Sea.

- The Diplomat - US

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