South China Sea

Sea phase of 26th SIMBEX starts in South China sea

The sea phase of 26th edition of Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX)-19 commenced in the South China Sea from Sunday.

published on : 20th May 2019

China is blocking development in South China Sea through coercive means: Mike Pompeo

To contrast, the US Government promotes energy security for those Southeast Asian nations, he said in his address to one of the largest gathering of global energy leaders.

published on : 13th March 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: We are worried over Chinese moves threatening navigation

When asked if the US was concerned about China's actions, Pompeo replied "absolutely," adding that Washington has a national security strategy to address the problem.

published on : 28th February 2019

India will pursue own interests in Indo-Pacific, South China Sea: Envoy Gautam Bambawale

Indian Ambassador Gautam Bambawale spoke candidly on a host of issues including unresolved India-China boundary question.

published on : 16th November 2018

ASEAN summit: US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

Trade tensions between the US and China over Beijing's technology policy and other market access issues have added to strains within the region, especially since Trump took office in early 2017.

published on : 15th November 2018

Beijing wants South China Sea code finished in three years

Beijing's comments appeared to be the first clear timeframe for finishing the code of conduct.

published on : 13th November 2018

Largest Singapore-India naval exercise begins in Port Blair

The final sea phase would be held in the Bay of Bengal from 19 to 21 November.

published on : 10th November 2018

China, US sparring continues over South China Sea

Despite the frank airing of differences at the meeting in Washington of the two nations' top diplomats and military chiefs, both sides stressed the need to tamp down tensions

published on : 10th November 2018

China slams US B-52s fly over South China sea as 'provocative'

The United States rejects China's territorial claims and routinely says the military will "continue to fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows at times and places of our choosing."

published on : 27th September 2018

US to keep confronting Beijing in South China Sea: Defence Secretary Jim Mattis

Mattis's remarks came after Beijing voiced "strong dissatisfaction" on Sunday after two US warships sailed by an island in the disputed Paracel Island chain.

published on : 30th May 2018

Beijing protests US warship operation in South China Sea

China has voiced "strong dissatisfaction" after two US warships sailed by an island claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, adding to simmering tensions in the strategic waterway.

published on : 28th May 2018

China, ASEAN hold joint naval drills as tensions ease

China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have held their largest- ever joint maritime rescue exercise, signalling a lull in South China Sea tensions.

published on : 1st November 2017

US President Trump decries threats to sovereignty in Ukraine, South China Sea at the UN General Assembly

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday decried threats to sovereignty in Ukraine and the South China Sea.

published on : 19th September 2017

China accuses Japan of meddling in South China Sea dispute

China today lodged a diplomatic protest with Japan over its defence white paper which criticised Beijing's aggressive policies in the South and East China seas.

published on : 9th August 2017

China scores diplomatic coup in South China Sea row

Southeast Asian nations issued a diluted statement on the dispute and agreed to Beijing's terms on talks over the decades-long dispute at ASEAN today.

published on : 7th August 2017
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