China begins new work on disputed South China Sea island

Mar 15, 2017

China begins new work on disputed South China Sea island

China has started fresh construction work in the disputed South China Sea, new satellite images show, a sign that Beijing is continuing to strengthen its military reach across the vital trade waterway. Regional military attaches and experts believe the work shows China’s determination to ...

Mar 4, 2017

China launches new ship for South China Sea cruises

A new Chinese cruise ship has embarked on its maiden voyage to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Friday, the latest effort by Beijing to bolster its claims in the strategic waterway. The Changle ...

Surviving Vietnamese twin meets Emperor, Empress

Mar 3, 2017

Surviving Vietnamese twin meets Emperor, Empress

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko met with a Vietnamese man who was surgically separated from his twin brother with Japanese help. The meeting took place Thursday at a reception held for the couple at a Hanoi hotel where they are staying as part of ...