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Japan joins U.S. maneuvers in Pacific as tensions with China rise

Sydney - Japan will send dozens of soldiers to join U.S.-Australia military exercises in the South Pacific for the first time ever in an apparent signal to Beijing to scale back expansion in the South China Sea.

Op-Ed: U.S., China, Japan and the island dispute — U.S. deploys B1s

Sydney - The continuing escalation of the issues raised by China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea has increased the likelihood of some sort of conflict in future. China’s construction of artificial islands in the area has infuriated neighbors.

Is China getting too aggressive in South China Sea?

Washington, D. C. - U.S. officials are raising concerns internationally about China’s latest activities in the South China Sea that appear to threaten Southeast Asia allies.

Op-Ed: China’s artificial islands in South China Sea – Major own goal?

Sydney - China has been building artificial islands on reefs in the many disputed areas around the South China Sea. Nations in the region are furious, and international business is worried that these new islands dominate major shipping lanes.

Hillary Clinton’s China visit goes sour

Beijing - The unenviable Sino-US relationship has little chance of improving with minor and trifling issues taking forestage to shadow the major issues. In the latest incident, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was snubbed in China, but for what she may not know.

Op-Ed: Chess in the South China Sea

Like a game of chess, except there are – depending how the international community counts – about a half dozen players around the 'table' of the South China Sea: Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, of course, China and now the USA.

Philippine Senator wants US troops presence in Scarborough Shoal

Philippine Senator Gregorio Honasan wants the United States to deploy US troops in Scarborough Shoal and other disputed areas of the West Philippine Sea to help secure and protect Philippine interests there.

Philippines may seek US deployment of spy planes in China dispute

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said the Philippines may seek the help of the US by deploying its spy planes to monitor Chinese naval activities in the disputed territories in the west Philippine sea

Ex-military official sails to disputed Scarborough shoal

A former official of the Philippine marines and a group of concerned citizens of the Philippines are set to sail to Scarborough Shoal, a disputed territory being claimed by China and Philippines amid ongoing talks to diffuse the tense standoff in the area

Op-Ed: Will China enter conflict with the Philippines?

While the current state of disagreement between China and the Philippines over the Scarborough Shoal and, more generally, the South China Sea, is certainly not new, tensions seem to be rising.

Philippine warship in tense standoff with Chinese naval vessels

The Philippines' biggest warship, the BRP Gergorio del Pilar, is reported to be on a tense standoff with two Chinese naval ships in the Scarborough Shoal, around 124 nautical miles off the coast of Subic Bay in Zambales, Northern Philippines.

Taiwan protests Phl oil exploration in disputed Spratly islands

Taiwan is protesting the plan of the Philippines to invite foreign investors to participate in the exploration of oil and gas in the area near the Reed Bank in the West Philippine Sea.

Phl President vows to defend Spratly territory against invaders

In his second state of the nation address (Sona), Philippine President Noynoy Aquino vowed to defend the country's claims on the island territories in the disputed Spratly Islands.

5 PH congressmen visiting Spratly Islands amid protest from China

At least five Philippine congressmen are scheduled to visit some of the Philippine-occupied islands in the disputed territories of the Spratly Islands on Wednesday.

Chinese soldiers attack Vietnamese fishermen in disputed islands

Armed Chinese soldiers were reported to have attacked a Vietnamese fisherman and threatened other crew members of a fishing boat near the disputed islands in the South China Sea which are being claimed by both countries.

China warns Vietnam and Philippines on Spratlys claims

China has warned Vietnam for its "invasive activities" at the Spratlys hours after Vietnamese authorities complained about Chinese fishing boat supported by two patrol vessels had damaged the exploration cable of a state-operated seismic survey boat.

US, China will have more clashes in South China sea, warns expert

China intends to protect the secrets of its expanding blue water navy and its Hainan submarine base at all cost, writes a top maritime expert. And just as intently, the US wants to know as much as it can about China’s capabilities...

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China is rapidly building an airstrip on an artificial island in disputed South China Sea waters  re...
China is rapidly building an airstrip on an artificial island in disputed South China Sea waters, recent satellite pictures show
DigitalGlobe, CSSI/AFP/File
Chinese naval soldiers stand guard on China s first aircraft carrier Liaoning. Ongoing tensions with...
Chinese naval soldiers stand guard on China's first aircraft carrier Liaoning. Ongoing tensions with the Philippines, Japan and other neighbours over disputed territories in East and South China Sea were heightened by China establishing a new airspace defense zone
With permission by Reuters
A group of disputed islands  Uotsuri island (top)  Minamikojima (bottom) and Kitakojima  known as Se...
A group of disputed islands, Uotsuri island (top), Minamikojima (bottom) and Kitakojima, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China is seen in the East China Sea
With permission by Reuters / Kyodo
Manilla claims the Chinese have a garrison in the Spratly Islands.
Manilla claims the Chinese have a garrison in the Spratly Islands.
Reuters 2011
Parcel Islands to the North and Spratly Islands among 100s are in disputed waters.
Parcel Islands to the North and Spratly Islands among 100s are in disputed waters.