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Taiwan president Ma to visit disputed island for first time

Taipei - Taiwan's president Ma Ying-jeou will visit a disputed island in the South China Sea on Thursday, his first trip to the self-claimed territory amid rising tensions in the region.

U.S. B-52 bombers fly near islands claimed by China

Washington - Two US B-52 bombers flew close to islands in the South China Sea claimed by Beijing and were given verbal warnings from a Chinese air traffic controller, the Pentagon said.

China island-building altering South China Sea status quo: U.S.

Washington - China has reclaimed more than 2,900 acres of land from the South China Sea in less than two years in an intensive island-building campaign in the disputed Spratly Islands, a new Pentagon report says.

China to US: Keep out of Spratlys dispute

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai warned the United States to keep out of Southeast Asian issues, particularly the Spratlys issue. Tiankai added that U.S. interference will most likely "make the situation worse."

US, Philippines to hold war games amid tension in South China Sea

The United States and the Philippines are set to hold naval exercise amid heightened tension in Western Philippine Sea following allegations of intrusion by Chinese Naval personnel in the Philippine-occupied area of the disputed Spratly Islands.

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.

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