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Australia, Indonesia Conduct Joint Patrols in Contested South China Sea

Australia, Indonesia Conduct Joint Patrols in Contested South China Sea

Invoking the 'freedom of navigation' principle. Australia has accepted Indonesia's request for joint naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea.

Philippine President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte Backs Multilateral Talks with China and Western Nations in Resolving South China Sea Dispute

Philippine President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte Backs Multilateral Talks With China and Western Nations to Resolve South China Sea Dispute

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Monday vowed to address the South China Sea conflict upon assuming office saying he would opt to engage in multilateral talks with China, Manila's allies such as the United States, Australia, and Japan, as well as other claimant states, to resolve the territorial dispute.

Beijing Demands Jakarta To  Free Eight Fishermen Detained During Naval Clash

Beijing Demands Jakarta Frees 8 Fishermen Detained During Naval Clash

Beijing demanded Indonesia to release the eight Chinese fishermen it arrested and detained following a maritime confrontation that ensued between the two nations in the South China Sea last Saturday, reports said.

Beijing, Jakarta Clash As Indonesia Arrests Eight Chinese Fishermen in Disputed South China Sea

Beijing, Jakarta Clash as Indonesia Arrests 8 Chinese Fishermen in Disputed South China Sea

Beijing and Jakarta were locked in a tense stand off in the disputed waters of the South China Sea after Indonesian Naval officers boarded a Chinese fishing vessel and arrested eight crew members on Saturday.

Australia Mulls Conducting 'Freedom of Navigation' Exercises in South China Sea Amid Heightened Tensions in the Region

Australia Mulls Conducting 'Freedom of Navigation' Exercises in South China Sea Amid Heightened Tension

Despite the heightened tension between China and other claimant countries over the issue of 'freedom of navigation' patrols in the South China Sea, Australia is reportedly considering conducting military exercises near China's reclaimed islands, testing Beijing's hold on the disputed waters.

South China Sea dispute

China’s Large-Scale Reclamation Works Over Disputed Spratly Islands Not Valid: Study

In the course of the dispute over Spratly Islands, China's extensive reclamation works do not necessarily act as a ticket to win sovereignty claims in accordance with the maritime provisions of international law.

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