China slams U.S. for 'militarizing' South China Sea

Jul 31, 2015

China slams U.S. for 'militarizing' South China Sea

China’s Ministry of National Defense on Thursday accused the U.S. of militarizing the South China Sea as Beijing makes increasingly bold moves to assert its claim to virtually all of the sea’s waters, islands and reefs. Spokesman Yang Yujun’s remarks were prompted by comments ...

Bangladesh, India exchange land islands in historic deal

Jul 31, 2015

Bangladesh, India exchange land islands in historic deal

Bangladesh and India prepared Friday to swap tiny islands of land, ending one of the world’s most intractable border disputes that has kept thousands of people in stateless limbo for nearly 70 years. Officials of two nations will hoist their respective national flags in ...

Jul 21, 2015

Japan protests Russian minister's visit to disputed isle

The government has lodged a protest over the recent visit by Russia’s health care minister to one of the disputed islands off Hokkaido claimed by Japan, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. Suga called Saturday’s trip by Veronika Skvortsova to Shikotan “extremely regrettable” ...

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 ...