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ASEAN foreign ministers express concern over South China Sea tensions

Foreign ministers of Southeast Asia's regional bloc ASEAN on Saturday expressed their concern over growing tensions in the South China Sea which they said could threaten regional peace and urged f...

Philippines is not provoking conflict in South China Sea, its military says

MANILA, Dec 26 (Reuters) - The Philippines is not provoking conflict in the South China Sea, its military spokesperson said on Tuesday, responding to China's accusation that Manila was encroaching...

Why the South China Sea was turbulent in 2023

On December 10, a flotilla of 40 boats set off from the Philippine coastal town of El Nido in Palawan province to a group of islets and shoals in the South China Sea called the Spratly Islands, parts ...

China warns Philippines over South China Sea dispute

China has warned the Philippines that it "must act with caution" after the recent series of disputes in the South China Sea, Beijing's Foreign Ministry said. China's Foreign Ministe...

40-ship Philippine 'Christmas convoy' to visit disputed South China Sea islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A convoy of 40 Philippine ships is scheduled to provide humanitarian supplies to Filipino troops and civilians on disputed islands in the South China Sea. A group calle...

Japan military aid expands Southeast Asia footprint

Earlier in November, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kushida met with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for talks that included deepening cooperation on defense. Under Japan's new aid schem...

Philippines launches joint sea and air patrols with U.S. military

MANILA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Joint maritime and air patrols in the South China Sea between the Philippines and the United States military were launched on Tuesday, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos ...

Europe in focus as Philippines launches new security policy

In August, Ursula von der Leyen vowed to strengthen maritime security cooperation with the Philippines, as she became the first European Commission president to visit the Southeast Asian country. &qu...

Watch Filipino diver cut Chinese barrier with knife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippine Coast Guard on Monday (Sept. 25) posted video footage showing one of its divers use a knife to cut a floating barrier erected by China in a contested shoal ...

Southeast Asia nations hold first joint navy drills near disputed South China Sea

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations began its first joint naval exercise on Tuesday at a time when several member countries are responding more strongly to increasing ...

Australian and Indonesian forces deploy battle tanks in US-led combat drills amid Chinese concern

BANYUWANGI, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of soldiers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia and other allied forces demonstrated their armor capabilities on Sunday in combat drills on the Indonesi...

China's new national map has set off a wave of protests. Why?

BANGKOK (AP) — China has upset many countries in the Asia-Pacific region with its release of a new official map that lays claim to most of the South China Sea, as well as to contested parts of India a...

US, Indonesia and 5 other nations hold war drills amid China concerns

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Soldiers from the U.S., Indonesia and five other nations began annual training exercises Thursday on Indonesia’s main island of Java while China’s increasing aggression is ra...

Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia reject China's latest South China Sea map

The Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam have rejected as baseless a map released by China that denotes its claims to sovereignty including in the South China Sea and which Beijing said on Thursd...

Taiwan refutes China's new 'standard map'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday (Aug. 30) rebuked China's new "standard map" by saying Taiwan has never been ruled by the People's Re...