U.S.: China is expanding its South China Sea outposts

Feb 27, 2015

U.S.: China is expanding its South China Sea outposts

China is expanding its outposts in the South China Sea to include stationing for ships and potential airfields as part of its “aggressive” effort to exert sovereignty, the U.S. intelligence chief said Thursday. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was speaking at a Senate ...

Nov 21, 2014

ASEAN needs a united front

ASEAN members should cast aside their differences and take a strong stance toward China on the issue of regional maritime security.

Nov 10, 2014

Rising China, geopolitical tensions take stage at APEC

World leaders including Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin converge Monday on Beijing for an Asia-Pacific summit against the backdrop of a U.S.-Russian chill and the inexorable rise of the meeting’s increasingly assertive host. The gathering is the biggest event yet hosted by Chinese President ...

Nov 4, 2014

Aquino explains backing Japan's new self-defense policy

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Tuesday he is backing the Abe administration’s reinterpretation of the Constitution to be able to exercise the right to collective self-defense because of the situation Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have encountered since last year. Speaking before delegates ...

U.S. tries to cool sea tensions at Asia security summit

Aug 11, 2014

U.S. tries to cool sea tensions at Asia security summit

The United States on Sunday pressed its case for a freeze on hostile acts in waters contested by China and its Southeast Asian neighbors, but said it did not want to “confront” Beijing over its strategy in the region. U.S. Secretary of State John ...

Aug 8, 2014

China to build lighthouses in South China Sea, news agency says

The Chinese government will construct lighthouses on five South China Sea islands, the state-run China News Agency reported Thursday. Technical staff conducted thorough survey work and measurement of the waters around the islands for eight days starting July 27, the report said, citing Yang ...