Jul 19, 2015

Philippines cheers growing outcry over South China Sea

The Philippines on Sunday hailed what it termed growing international support for its efforts to counter China’s claims to most of the South China Sea. The comments from a presidential spokesman came as the U.S. Pacific Fleet released photographs of its commander in a ...

Jul 19, 2015

Taiwan promotes its island claim in South China Sea

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As China builds artificial islands in a vast resource-rich South China Sea and its neighbors in Southeast Asia brace for possible conflict, Taiwan is cutting carbon emissions and offering a hospital for humanitarian aid on the sea’s largest natural islet to seek international approval ...

Jul 14, 2015

Google removes Chinese name on map after Philippine furor

Google has quietly removed the Chinese name for a South China Sea shoal bitterly disputed by Beijing and Manila from its maps service, following an outcry from Filipinos. The Google Maps website on Tuesday referred to the rich fishing ground — a subject of ...

Jul 7, 2015

China needs long-range strategic bomber: state media

China needs to develop a long-range strategic bomber to strike adversaries farther away from its coast in the event of conflict, state media reported Tuesday, quoting defense experts. Beijing has been steadily beefing up its military through years of double-digit increases in defense spending, ...