World News | Reuters | Tuesday October 6, 2015
Some countries appear to view freedom of the seas as "up for grabs" in the South China Sea, imposing superfluous warnings and restrictions that threaten stability, a US Navy commander said on Tuesday in comments apparently aimed at China.
World News | Reuters | Thursday September 24, 2015
China said today it will host defence ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations ( next month, amid tension between some of its members and China over the disputed South China Sea.
World News | Reuters | Saturday August 22, 2015
China has reclaimed more land in the disputed Spratly Islands of the South China Sea than previously known, according to a new Pentagon report, and a senior U.S. defence official said it was unclear whether Beijing had stopped island-building in the region.
World News | Reuters | Friday July 24, 2015
China said today it had every right to drill in the East China Sea close to waters disputed with Japan, adding that it did not recognise a "unilateral" Japanese median line setting out a boundary between the two in the waters.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 22, 2015
China has put 16 drilling rigs close to its de facto maritime border with Japan, Tokyo said today, in the latest twist in a row over gas fields in waters disputed by the two countries.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday July 22, 2015
China has described Japan's annual defence review as misleading and malicious, saying it overplayed the "China military threat" and stoked tensions between the two East Asian powers, and stuck resolutely to its claims over a disputed island chain.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday July 10, 2015
China is on the highest alert as super typhoon Chan-Hom approaches the eastern coast with winds of up to 187 km per hour.
World News | Reuters | Thursday July 9, 2015
Chinese authorities have suspended train services, closed schools and bought trawlers back to port before two typhoons in the south and east of the country make landfall later this week, state media said.
World News | Reuters | Thursday July 2, 2015
China's navy held its first drill simulating the resupply of missiles in a combat environment in the Yellow Sea, the Defence Ministry said today, the latest sign of the country's growing military prowess.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 30, 2015
Ahead of his India visit next week, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter today said America is looking for new ways to complement India's 'Act East' policy and find meaningful areas of cooperation in the Asia Pacific.
World News | Reuters | Saturday May 30, 2015
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned today that Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific and he called for a diplomatic push to solve the territorial dispute that is driving China's effort.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday May 26, 2015
Southeast Asian nations are prioritising spending on their navies and coastguards amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, but as their capabilities grow, so does the risk that any confrontation in the contested waterway will be harder to contain.
World News | Reuters | Friday April 17, 2015
China's Defence Ministry complained today that Japanese surveillance activities threatened the safety of Chinese ships and aircraft, raising the issue after Japan said earlier this week that its jet fighter scrambles had hit levels unseen since the Cold War.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 19, 2015
Japan and China held security talks today after a four-year hiatus because of simmering territorial tensions, in a meeting expected to touch on the flashpoint issue of maritime crisis management, officials and reports said.
World News | Press Trust of Inda | Thursday February 5, 2015
China is planning to build three more aircraft carriers for deployment in the disputed South China Sea amid the escalating maritime stand-offs with its neighbours and the US' big push into Asia-Pacific.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 18, 2015
Drastic changes in regional security has created a need for closer bilateral strategic partnership with India, a top Vietnamese official said as the country beefs up its defence capabilities amid territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday December 13, 2014
China's President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders presided Saturday at a ceremony on the 77th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre amid a drive to revive memories of Japan's brutal invasion and stir patriotism.
World News | Reuters | Thursday November 13, 2014
Southeast Asian leaders will welcome China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang with fanfare on Wednesday but behind closed doors will push their giant neighbour to take a less bellicose approach to overlapping claims in the South China Sea.
World News | Reuters | Sunday October 19, 2014
China has sent coastguard vessels to disputed waters in the East China Sea after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angered Beijing by sending a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine that honours the dead from Japan's wars.
World News | Reuters | Friday October 17, 2014
China and Vietnam have agreed to "address and control" maritime disputes, state media said on Friday, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China Sea have roiled relations between the two countries and other neighbours.
World News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 8, 2014
China today said it will launch a new "constellation" of marine surveillance satellites in 2019 to monitor ships, oil rigs and marine disasters, amidst a string of raging maritime disputes with its neighbours.
India News | Anchal Vohra | Monday August 25, 2014
'Look East' to 'Act East' - with these words External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj began her three-day visit to Vietnam - a crucial, strategically located friend in South East Asia.
India News | Reported by Anchal Vohra, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Wednesday September 3, 2014
India is assessing whether to explore oil in five blocks in the South China sea, on the invitation of Vietnam, a crucial and strategically located south east Asian friend, the ministry of external affairs has said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 25, 2014
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that the time has come for India to adopt an "Act East Policy" as she began her three-day visit to Vietnam during which she will hold talks with the top leadership of the Communist nation.