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Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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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.

Liaoning

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.

China, Philippine Naval Forces Pursue Maritime Cooperation in South China Sea

China, Philippine Naval Forces Pursue Maritime Cooperation in South China Sea

The Chinese and Philippine coast guards met on Friday and discussed maritime cooperation on the disputed South China Sea following the Philippines' earlier announcement that it would temporarily set aside its conflict with the Asian giant on the disputed waters.

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan to Strengthen Its Coast Guard Amid East China Sea Dispute

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that the country is stepping up its efforts to strengthen its coast guard after failing to resolve its feud with China over a group of East China Sea islets.

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines to Receive $14M Worth of Firearms, $500M Soft Loan from China

As a sign of thawing relations between the two previous rivals, the Philippines is set to accept $14 million worth of firearms from China. This is in addition to the $500 million long-term soft loan for other equipment that the mainland offered.

China Finally Returns Underwater Drone to US

China Finally Transfers Underwater Drone to US Following Intense Negotiation

China has finally returned the underwater drone to U.S government following days of intense negotiation. This marks end of the most direct confrontation in recent memory between U.S and China in the disputed South China Sea waters.

Duterte Wants Oil Sharing Agreement with China in the Disputed South China Sea

Duterte Wants Oil Sharing Agreement with China in the Disputed South China Sea

Citing Manila's inability to put up a fight with China, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would instead pursue economic opportunities with Beijing including sharing any oil resources with the Asian giant in areas in the South China Sea where their claims overlap.

China to Return US Drone With Accompanying Demands

China Likely to Make Demands Before Returning US Drone Seized in South China Sea

Political and military analysts on Sunday said Beijing is likely to present a list of demands to Washington before it hands back a US underwater drone it seized in the South China Sea waters last week.

China to Return Underwater Drone.

China Ready to Return ‘U.S Drone' Seized in South China Sea, Pentagon Says

Pentagon has claimed that it has "secured an understanding" with U.S government for the return of an underwater drone that was seized earlier this week in the disputed South China Sea.

Duterte not Keen on Protesting China's Militarization of the South China Sea

Duterte not Keen on Protesting Against China's Militarization of the South China Sea

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said that Manila would not protest against China's militarization of the disputed South China Sea despite the latter's reported installation of weapons systems on the artificial islands it has built in the disputed strategic waterway.

Stealth jet

US F-35B Stealth Fighters to Fly from UK Aircraft Carrier on South China Sea Patrols

The F-35B is the short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the F-35.

Philippines Sets Aside South China Sea Dispute With Beijing

Philippines Sets Aside South China Sea Dispute With Beijing

Manila is setting aside its South China Sea dispute with Beijing for the meantime and will instead focus on enhancing the other aspects of their relations such as trade, commerce, and political affairs.

China tells US to keep its stance on the South China Sea issue and abide on the decades-long One China Policy.

China Urges US to Keep Its Commitment on the South China Sea Issue and One-China Policy

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Wednesday urged the United States to keep its commitment not to take a position on the South China Sea issue and do more to contribute to regional peace and stability.

Enemies

US Ready for War against China over South China Sea, says US Navy Commander

Under Admiral Harris' command is the United States Seventh Fleet, the largest of the forward-deployed U.S. fleets.

Phillippines President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines to Acquire Firearms From China

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has revealed that he has decided to accept an arms deal from China under concessional terms.

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