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, ...

China's MCC says four workers killed in Vietnam unrest

May 21, 2014

China's MCC says four workers killed in Vietnam unrest

Metallurgical Corp. of China Ltd (MCC) said on Wednesday four of its employees working on a construction project in Vietnam were killed and 126 injured during anti-China protests last week over a disputed area in the South China Sea. The four MCC workers killed ...

Vietnam stops anti-Chinese protests after riots

May 18, 2014

Vietnam stops anti-Chinese protests after riots

Vietnam flooded major cities with police to avert protests against China on Sunday in the wake of rare and deadly rioting in industrial parks that deepened a tense standoff with Beijing over sovereignty in the South China Sea. China has evacuated more than 3,000 ...

China evacuates 3,000 nationals from Vietnam after deadly unrest

May 18, 2014

China evacuates 3,000 nationals from Vietnam after deadly unrest

China has evacuated more than 3,000 of its nationals from Vietnam following a wave of deadly anti-Beijing unrest, state media said Sunday, as Vietnamese civil society groups called for renewed demonstrations in several cities. The Xinhua news agency said the evacuees included 16 nationals ...