Voice of America (blog) - 9 hours ago
Vietnam and the Philippines are both angry at what they see as Chinese bullying in the South China Sea, but Hanoi and Manila are taking different approaches to the standoff over rival maritime claims.
Wall Street Journal - Jul 30, 2012
By unilaterally creating a city government and installing a military garrison on a disputed island in the South China Sea, Beijing has further inflamed tensions and made a negotiated settlement of the Asia-Pacific's territorial disputes less likely ...
CBS News - Jul 30, 2012
WASHINGTON - China has heightened tensions in the South China Sea with its new, remote island city and planned military garrison in a contested area viewed as a potential flashpoint for conflict in the Asia-Pacific.
Eurasia Review - 1 hour ago
China also wished to send a message to all other contenders in the South China Sea dispute that while it would wish for a diplomatic solution, it would react militarily to defend its position in the South China Sea. It also wanted to demonstrate that ...
Voice of America (blog) - Jul 27, 2012
China is setting up shop on a tiny island in the South China Sea, deploying troops and civilian administrators in a move that is raising tensions in the region and seriously annoying Vietnam and the Philippines.
WNCT - 13 hours ago
MANILA, Philippines (AP) The Philippines received bids Tuesday to explore for oil and gas deposits in two South China Sea areas also claimed by China, which already had protested the potential contracts as an infringement on its territorial rights.
Businessweek - Jul 30, 2012
A tripartite agreement between the Philippines, China and Vietnam to jointly explore parts of the South China Sea unraveled in 2008, prompting each nation to separately pursue the search for offshore oil and gas.
BBC News - Jul 30, 2012
The Philippine government is set to auction off three areas in the South China Sea for oil and gas exploration that are also claimed by China.
Zee News - 17 hours ago
China justifies setting up of military base at S China Sea island Beijing: China on Tuesday justified its move to establish a military base in a disputed island in the South China Sea in the midst of escalating row with Vietnam and the Philippines ...
China Daily - 9 hours ago
"China has indisputable sovereign rights over the South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters, and the military opposes any outside military intervention in this area," Geng said when asked about the possibility of conflict.
UPI.com - 8 hours ago
Illegal salvaging of underwater cultural relics in the South China Sea has been rampant, researchers said, and traces left by thieves in some relic sites show large-scale thefts have occurred this year.
CounterPunch - 13 hours ago
Hillary Clinton lectured the world from Phnom Penh recently, declaring that “the nations of the [South China Sea] region should work collaboratively and diplomatically to resolve disputes without coercion, without intimidation, without threats, and ...
Newstrack India - 21 hours ago
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) China has indisputable sovereign rights over the South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters, and the country opposes any military intervention in this area, a spokesperson for China's defence ministry said Tuesday ...
theriskyshift.com (blog) - Jul 30, 2012
The South China Sea is a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean with small islands. It is situated between China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.
Washington Post - Jul 24, 2012
BEIJING - China's newest city is a remote island in the South China Sea barely large enough to host a single airstrip. It has a post office, bank, supermarket and a hospital, but little else.
Atlanta Journal Constitution - Jul 27, 2012
The Associated Press. BEIJING - China has taken another step in its campaign to claim the world's most disputed waters by naming two senior military officers to head a garrison in the South China Sea, days after calling the island community the ...
Christian Science Monitor - Jul 25, 2012
China's establishment of Sansha City in the disputed, resource-rich South China Sea shows the nation's commitment to edge out five other claimants to most or all of the ocean area in a tense sovereignty dispute and keep the United States at bay - all ...
Mizzima News - Jul 29, 2012
The problematic paragraph on the South China Sea obviously needs to be refined further in language that is acceptable to all Asean members.
msnbc.com - Jul 27, 2012
HONG KONG - China has adopted a more aggressive stance in recent weeks on territorial disputes in the South China Sea as hard-line officials and commentators call on Beijing to take a tougher line with rival claimants.
International Crisis Group - Jul 30, 2012
Coverage of the South China Sea territorial dispute has tended to paint the story as that of a giant China flexing its muscle over a handful of smaller Southeast Asian states.