Apr 27, 2015

ASEAN warns Chinese actions 'may undermine peace' in South China Sea

Chinese island-building efforts in the disputed South China Sea, where airstrips are being built on coral reefs, risk undermining “peace, security and stability” in the region, Southeast Asian leaders warned at a regional summit on Monday. Beijing’s assertion to almost the entire strategic body ...

Apr 23, 2015

Philippines chides China's 'insecurity' over disputed sea

The Philippines on Wednesday chided China for its “insecurity” over its claim to the South China Sea, after a Beijing-based tabloid dubbed the country a “cute little submissive” of the United States. The response from President Benigno Aquino’s spokesman Edwin Lacierda came after the ...

Launching drills, Philippines voices alarm at China island activity

Apr 20, 2015

Launching drills, Philippines voices alarm at China island activity

The Philippines voiced alarm Monday about Chinese “aggressiveness” in disputed regional waters as it launched major war games with the United States. Philippine military chief General Gregorio Catapang released what he said were satellite photos of intense recent Chinese construction over seven reefs and ...

Apr 19, 2015

Japan, U.S. consider joint surveillance in South China Sea

The Japanese and U.S. governments are considering having the Self-Defense Forces and U.S. military conduct joint patrols and surveillance in the South China Sea, where China has been increasingly active, according to informed sources. The initiative is aimed at ensuring the stability of sea ...

Apr 1, 2015

China boasts first air force drills 'far offshore'

China’s air force has carried out its first military drill over the Western Pacific Ocean, state media said, highlighting Beijing’s growing military reach. Several aircraft from China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday flew over the ocean via the Bashi Channel, which runs between ...