Gulf Times - SOUTH-CHINA-SEA
US to provide Vietnam with coast guard ship, eyes South China Sea

US to provide Vietnam with coast guard ship, eyes South China Sea

The United States announced on Wednesday it will provide Vietnam with another coast guard cutter for its growing fleet of ships

US vows more support for Philippines amid tensions in South China Sea

US vows more support for Philippines amid tensions in South China Sea

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday vowed more support for the Philippines in efforts to modernize the country's military and improve maritime security as tensions build over the disputed South China Sea.

China confirms aircraft carrier sailed through Taiwan Strait

China confirms aircraft carrier sailed through Taiwan Strait

China confirmed on Monday that its first domestically built aircraft carrier had sailed through the Taiwan Strait for "routine" training and tests after Taipei accused Beijing of intimidation

China calls on US to 'stop flexing muscles' in South China Sea

China calls on US to 'stop flexing muscles' in South China Sea

China on Monday called on the US military to stop flexing its muscles in the South China Sea and to avoid adding "new uncertainties" over Taiwan

Vietnam fines Volkswagen for car app displaying South China Sea

Vietnam fines Volkswagen for car app displaying South China Sea

Vietnamese authorities said Tuesday they will fine German carmaker Volkswagen after the company admitted displaying cars at a Vietnam motor show that included

US envoy decries Chinese "intimidation" in South China Sea

US envoy decries Chinese "intimidation" in South China Sea

A US envoy denounced Chinese "intimidation" in the South China Sea at a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders on Monday

Beijing says 'ready to work' with ASEAN on South China Sea rules

Beijing says 'ready to work' with ASEAN on South China Sea rules

Beijing said Sunday it is "ready to work" with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct in the flashpoint South China Sea

US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

A US Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the US military said

China warns outsiders not to "sow distrust" in South China Sea

China warns outsiders not to "sow distrust" in South China Sea

China's top diplomat on Wednesday warned outside countries not to amplify disputes in the South China Sea, where recent Chinese manoeuvring in the energy-rich waters

Philippines refloats tourism plans for disputed South China Sea island

Philippines refloats tourism plans for disputed South China Sea island

The Philippines is aiming to strengthen its claims in the South China Sea by potentially building hotels for tourists on its biggest island in the disputed waterway, officials said Tuesday.

Pirates steal cash, sailors belongings in Korean cargo ship robbery

Pirates steal cash, sailors belongings in Korean cargo ship robbery

Pirates attacked a South Korean-flagged cargo ship in the South China Sea early on Monday, stealing thousands of dollars in cash and even the sailors' shoes, South Korean authorities said.

Vietnam criticises China over vessels in disputed waters

Vietnam criticises China over vessels in disputed waters

Vietnam has accused China of trespassing and demanded a Chinese survey ship in the South China Sea withdraw in the latest flashpoint over the disputed territory.