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South China Sea Dispute

China Denies Scarborough Shoal Build Up.

China Disowns Reports of building Monitoring Station on Scarborough Shoal

China on Wednesday said that it is not building an environmental monitoring station on Scarborough Shoal in contrary to an article published last week in a local Chinese news paper.

Navy Ships

China Warns Trump to Tread Carefully in Dealing With the South China Sea Dispute

China has warned US President Donald Trump to "speak and act cautiously" after the White House said that it would take action to prevent China's attempts to "take over" the South China Sea.

Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama

US Intelligence: China Plans to Put Missiles on Disputed Islands

The United States intelligence agencies are convinced that the numerous surface-to-air missiles that China recently shipped to its Hainan Island in the South China Sea will soon be moved to the country's disputed man-made islands.


China's Liaoning Warship Conducts Military Drills in Yellow Sea

China revealed that its first aircraft carrier has carried out a set of combat drills in the Yellow Sea ahead of further planned missions.

Philippines President

South China Sea Dispute: New Zealand Foreign Minister Meets Philippines President Duterte, Discusses 'Controversial' Issue

The controversial issue of South China Sea was raised during an informal bilateral meeting between Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and New Zealand's foreign minister.

Taiwan To Hold Operation in Itu Abai

Taiwan To Hold Rescue Operation in South China Sea by end of this Month

Taiwan has announced that it plans to conduct rescue drills near its sole territorial holding in disputed South China Sea by end of this year. The operation would be first big operation by Taipei in the disputed maritime territory ever since pro-independent leader Tsai Ing-wen assumed office earlier this year.

A US advisory commission is calling the government to probe outsourcing to China has weakened the US national defense system.

US Committee Wants Probe if Chinese Outsourcing Weakens US Security

A US advisory committee has urged for a government inquest into how far outsourcing to China has weakened the US defense complex.

Indian Prime Minister

South China Sea Dispute: China Uneasy Over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Japan Visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan has raised eyebrows in Beijing as India has been trying to assert its role in the South China Sea.

China Warns India Over South China Sea.

South China Sea Inclusion in Joint Statement with Japan will be India’s Mistake: Chinese Media Warns

Ahead of the slated visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's to Japan, a state-controlled Chinese tabloid warned on Wednesday that New Delhi will make a serious mistake if it aligns with Japan on the South China Sea issue.

Scarborough Shoal

South China Sea Dispute: Philippines Coast Guard Patrols Controversial Scarborough Shoal

Philippines Coast Guard has started patrolling the controversial Scarborough Shoal in the disputed South China Sea.

South China Sea Dispute.

India to Play Hard Ball on South China Sea Dispute

With China refusing to soften its stand on blacklisting Masood Azhar and supporting India's bid for membership in the Nuclear Supplier's Group (NSG), New Delhi seems to have adopted a hot pursuit policy on the South China Sea. The Indian government has started following a more bold and aggressive policy on the maritime dispute.

South China Sea Dispute.

Indonesian President Vows 'No Compromise' on South China Sea Claim

Ahead of his state-level visit to Australia, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has vowed that his country would not make any compromise on its territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea.

Chinese President

South China Sea Dispute: China Defends 'Surprise' Drills in Contested Waters

China has downplayed its ongoing military drills in South China Sea amid the ongoing dispute among several countries claiming a stake over the island.

 Security ship crews of Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, stand on the main deck during a patrol in the South China Sea on August 17, 2016 in Natuna, Ranai, Indonesia.

China to Conduct Military Drills in South China Sea, Orders Other Vessels to Keep Distance

China will reportedly conduct military drills in the South China Sea on Thursday, ordering all other vessels to keep its distance, Reuters reported Wednesday citing the country's maritime safety administration.

South China Sea Dispute.

Duterte Hopeful China will Allow Filipino Fishermen in Disputed Scarborough Shoal

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed hope on Sunday that China will allow Filipino fishermen to access the disputed Scarborough Shoal in South China Sea in the next few days.

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