South China Sea

East Asia Summit: India says concerned over actions that 'erode' trust in South China Sea

During the summit, India underlined the importance of adhering to international law, respecting territorial integrity and sovereignty.

published on : 14th November 2020

Japan ramping up pressure on China over South China Sea: Report

Indo-Pacific region is largely viewed as an area comprising the Indian Ocean and the western and central Pacific Ocean, including the South China Sea.

published on : 20th October 2020

Opposed to formation of 'exclusive cliques': China on Quad Ministers' meet

The meeting took place in the backdrop of China's aggressive military behaviour in the Indo-Pacific, South China Sea and along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

published on : 7th October 2020

Amid LAC tensions, Jaishankar to visit Japan in October for Quad meet

The visit comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with his new Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga where the leaders held discussions on strengthening ties.

published on : 30th September 2020

China fires back at US over environment, South China Sea

A document issued last week by the State Department cited China’s record on issues from greenhouse gas emissions to air and water and soil pollution, illegal logging and wildlife trafficking.

published on : 28th September 2020

India, Japan ink pact for reciprocal provision of supplies, services between defence forces

India said the agreement is expected to enhance bilateral defence cooperation as well as peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region.

published on : 10th September 2020

US to ASEAN: Reconsider deals with blacklisted China firms

Don’t let the Chinese Communist Party walk over us and our people. You should have confidence and the American will be here in friendship to help you, Pompeo said.

published on : 10th September 2020

US to provide military assistance if China attacks in South China Sea: Philippines

The Foreign Secretary said Manila would continue air patrols over the South China Sea despite Beijing calling it an illegal provocation.

published on : 31st August 2020

PLA fires 'aircraft-carrier killer' missile into South China Sea amid US spy plane intrusions

One of the missiles, a DF-26B, was launched from the north-western province of Qinghai, while the other, a DF-21D, (aircraft-carrier killer missile) lifted off from Zhejiang province in the east.

published on : 27th August 2020

China criticises US sanctions over South China Sea buildup

The sanctions add to conflict over control of the sea, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.

published on : 27th August 2020

China, Australia spar on Twitter over South China Sea

Australia recently filed a memorandum with the United Nations saying the claims were "without legal basis," plunging Canberra into the controversy that has drawn angry responses from Beijing.

published on : 3rd August 2020

China pressurises Vietnam to cancel, compensate offshore firms operating in South China Sea

To maintain its presence in the South China Sea region, China, for several years, continued its efforts to prevent the Vietnam-based companies developing oil and gas resources in the area.

published on : 27th July 2020

Australia backs US in declaring Chinese claims over South China Sea 'illegal'

Australia's permanent mission rejected the Chinese Communist Party's claim to disputed islands in the crucial trading waters, calling them 'inconsistent' with international law.

published on : 25th July 2020

China claims 1,000 years sovereignty over SCS; denies US charges of building 'maritime empire'

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian disputed the US assertions that China has come up with its nine-dashed line in the SCS in 2009 to beef up its claims.

published on : 14th July 2020

'No historic rights' over South China Sea: Philippines calls on China to comply with 2016 arbitral ruling

In its ruling, it also said that China has interfered with traditional Philippine fishing rights at Scarborough Shoal, even as Beijing claimed historic rights to the waters under the nine-dash line.

published on : 14th July 2020
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