World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 27, 2015
China will carry out sweeping reforms to the structure of its military, state media reported, in moves intended to enhance the ruling Communist Party's control over the People's Liberation Army.
World News | Associate Press | Thursday November 26, 2015
Japan's deputy defense minister has met with the mayor of a southern island to seek his support for a planned deployment of hundreds of troops to bolster defense in the region including nearby disputed East China Sea islands.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday November 23, 2015
Amid a standoff between China and some East Asian nations over South China Sea, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said oceans, space and cyberworld should not become "new theatres of contests" but be the avenues of "shared prosperity" and offered to work in this direction.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 22, 2015
Voicing concern over a spate of recent terror attacks in several countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said terrorism is no longer a "peripheral problem" for the region as its long shadow stretches across the world and called for new strategies to combat the menace.
World News | Reuters | Sunday November 22, 2015
China said today it will continue to build military and civilian facilities on its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea and the United States was testing it by sending warships through the area.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 22, 2015
Philippine President Benigno Aquino told an Asia-Pacific summit today that "the world is watching" whether China would behave as a responsible power in the simmering standoff over maritime territory.
World News | Reuters | Saturday November 21, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday told a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders that territorial claimants to waters in the South China Sea should avoid militarising the issue and cease any building of artificial islands.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 21, 2015
Terrorism, trade and South China Sea dispute are expected to dominate discussions at the 13th ASEAN-India Summit today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Southeast Asian leaders reviewing the ASEAN-India cooperation and charting out its future direction.
World News | Reuters | Friday November 20, 2015
US President Barack Obama arrived in Malaysia today on the final leg of his sweep of summitry aimed at furthering Washington's bid to rebalance ties towards Asia and challenge China's increasingly assertive posture in the region.
World News | Reuters | Friday November 20, 2015
Malaysia deployed soldiers in its capital city on today, taking extra security precautions amid unconfirmed reports of an "imminent terrorist threat" ahead of US President Barack Obama's arrival for a regional summit.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 17, 2015
The Philippines and Vietnam signed a strategic partnership today deepening security ties in the face of Beijing's increased assertiveness in the disputed South China Sea.
World News | Reuters | Monday November 16, 2015
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told the G20 summit of global leaders that he sees an overall improvement in relations with China, a spokesman said on Sunday, although sticking points remain around the East China and South China Seas.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday November 4, 2015
China is lobbying Southeast Asian nations to drop any reference to concerns over the South China Sea in a statement to be issued after regional defense talks in Malaysia, a diplomatic push that reflects growing tension over China's man-made islands.China's push could cast into doubt a signing ceremony traditionally held with ministers of the Associ...
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday November 2, 2015
Security officials in China's northeastern Jilin province have launched a counter-espionage public hotline to report on suspected foreign spies after the recent arrest of four Japanese who were accused of spying.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 1, 2015
Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri, which is currently on operational deployment to South China Sea and North West Pacific region in pursuance of India's 'Act East' policy, today entered Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
World News | Reuters | Sunday October 18, 2015
China's construction work on islands in the disputed South China Sea is "unwarranted provocation", Malaysia's armed forces chief said today, in a rare public comment about the spat from a country which has its own claims in the seas.
World News | Reuters | Friday October 16, 2015
China's defence minister said on Friday that he is willing to hold joint drills in the disputed South China Sea with Southeast Asian countries, covering accidental encounters and search and rescue, striking a conciliatory tone over an increasingly tense spat.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 15, 2015
In pursuance of India's Act East policy, Indian Navy Ship Sahyadri, currently on operational deployment to North West Pacific region and South China Sea, entered Sagami Bay, Japan on Wednesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 14, 2015
Japan's premier today said his country's relationship with China must move away from an "excessive focus" on the past during a meeting with a top Beijing envoy.
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.