Gulf Times - SOUTH-CHINA-SEA
China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island

China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island

China's air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement.

US warship sails near disputed islands in South China Sea, officials say

US warship sails near disputed islands in South China Sea, officials say

A US Navy destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation" operation on Friday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, US officials told Reuters.

SE Asia ministers air concerns over Beijing's activities in South China Sea

SE Asia ministers air concerns over Beijing's activities in South China Sea

Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Tuesday aired concerns over China's activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea, noting that land reclamation continued even after talks began ...

China, Philippines agree to avoid force in South China Sea dispute

China, Philippines agree to avoid force in South China Sea dispute

China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid force to resolve their differences over the South China Sea, according to a joint statement issued on Thursday by China ...

Gala glitz masks Asia's tensions as Trump winds up tour

Gala glitz masks Asia's tensions as Trump winds up tour

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte set the tone of cordiality ahead of the two days of summit meetings he will host, suggesting that despite their differences over claims to the South China Sea, the leaders should not discuss the issue.

China scores diplomatic coup in sea dispute

China scores diplomatic coup in sea dispute

After two days of tense meetings on the dispute in the Philippine capital, foreign ministers from the 10-member Asean issued a joint communique that diplomats involved said was carefully worded to avoid angering China.

Vietnam challenges China at security talks

Vietnam challenges China at security talks

Vietnam urged other Southeast Asian nations to take a stronger stand against Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea, as a tense regional security forum began Saturday with North Korea also under fire over its nuclear programme.

US bombers challenge China in South China Sea flyover

US bombers challenge China in South China Sea flyover

Two US bombers have flown over the disputed South China Sea, the US Air Force said on Friday, asserting the right to treat the region as international territory despite China's claim to virtually all of the waterway.

US warship sails near disputed island in South China Sea

US warship sails near disputed island in South China Sea

A US warship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam on Sunday in an operation meant to challenge the competing claims of all three nations ...

US warship sails close to island occupied by Beijing

US warship sails close to island occupied by Beijing

An American warship on Sunday sailed close to a disputed island in the South China Sea occupied by Beijing, as part of an operation to demonstrate freedom of navigation in the waters, a US official said.

Philippines says China weapons on islands worrying

Philippines says China weapons on islands worrying

China's recent installation of weapons on artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea was "very troubling", the Philippines' defence minister said on Tuesday, after Manila quietly protested Beijing's activities.

US troops train in Philippines despite Duterte threat

US troops train in Philippines despite Duterte threat

Filipino and US troops began training exercises this week, the Philippines military said on Wednesday, despite President Rodrigo Duterte's threats to end joint war games and kick American soldiers out of his country.