Jun 10, 2014

China reports Vietnam to U.N. over ocean oil rig dispute

China took its dispute with Vietnam to the United Nations on Monday, accusing Hanoi of infringing its sovereignty and illegally disrupting a Chinese company’s drilling operation. Wang Min, China’s deputy ambassador, sent a “position paper” on the rig’s operation in the South China Sea ...

China's 2013 defense spending 21% higher than declared: Pentagon

Jun 6, 2014

China's 2013 defense spending 21% higher than declared: Pentagon

China’s military spending exceeded $145 billion last year as it advanced a program modernizing an arsenal of drones, warships, jets, missiles and cyberattacks, the Pentagon said Thursday, presenting a far higher figure than Beijing’s official tally. The Pentagon’s estimate, using 2013 prices and exchange ...

China building up more land at Spratly reefs, Manila says

Jun 6, 2014

China building up more land at Spratly reefs, Manila says

China has been reclaiming more land to bolster its military presence in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, where its increasing assertion of its territorial claims has brought it into standoffs with its neighbors, Philippine officials said Thursday. The Philippines protested ...

Like Philippines, Vietnam mulling legal action over China

May 22, 2014

Like Philippines, Vietnam mulling legal action over China

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said his government was considering various “defense options” against China, including legal action, following the deployment of a Chinese oil rig to disputed waters in the South China Sea. Dung’s comments, delivered to reporters as a written statement, ...