South China Sea
Joel Wuthnow, Phillip C. Saunders & more
Chinese Communist Party Secretary Xi Jinping kicked off the latest round of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) reforms at a September 3, 2015 military parade. The reforms could result in a leaner, more combat-effective PLA. This could create new...
The Philippine Islands has a problem. It has international law on its side in its quarrel with China over maritime territory, but no policeman walking his beat to enforce the law. That means that, despite an international court’s findings, the...
Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong said leaders shouldn’t be distracted by the South China Sea issue.
The boat had collided with a 300m long Greece-flagged merchant ship, near a group of Japan-controlled islands.
The “Gaofen 3” satellite has a radar system that captures images from space down to 3 feet and can operate in all weather conditions.
Cris Larano and Jeremy Page
Wall Street Journal
Development comes as former Philippine leader heads to China for talks on resolving maritime dispute.
China is still territorial under no ‘legal bias’.....
The incident comes at a time of high tensions in the region.
The video will play from July 23rd to August 3rd.
The announcement follows a ruling by an international tribunal earlier this month that rejected China’s claims in the region.
Richard Bernstein from New York Review of Books
It has long been routine to find in both China’s official news organizations and its social media a barrage of anti-American comment, but rarely has it reached quite the intensity and fury of the last few days. There have been calls from citizens on...
Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn & more from Sinica Podcast
Veteran China journalists Mary Kay Magistad and Gady Epstein discuss the increasingly complex “frenemyship” of China and the United States, the South China Sea, the role of “old China hands,” and how the Middle Kingdom is changing the world and...
China has taken its fight with the Philippines over who owns territory in the South China Sea to a whole new arena: Times Square. The state-run Xinhua announced Tuesday that a 3 minute long publicity video premiered on the Square’s “China...
Los Angeles Times
It exposes the deep divisions in a regional body that prides itself on unity.
The funds would initially be spent on exploring the world's deepest underwater sinkhole...
Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
South Africa’s relationship with China has undergone a profound transformation in a remarkably short period of time. In less than 20 years, the two countries have gone from barely acknowledging one another to developing a deep partnership that...
“China's ‘dual-track’ approach offers an excellent opportunity” for dialogue, a Xinhua commentary argues...
Wall Street Journal
ASEAN has long been divided on the South China Sea.
China's Foreign Ministry urged the U.S. Republican Party to stop making “groundless accusations” against China...
Paul Haenle & Elizabeth Economy from Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
International responses to the tribunal’s ruling in the South China Sea have raised questions about the stability of the Asia-Pacific region and what roles the United States and China have in it. In this podcast, Paul Haenle and Elizabeth Economy...
“We should attach great importance to the rule of law,” Japanese Prim Minister Shinzo Abe said.
The decision comes as several Chinese celebrities speak up against the The Hague’s ruling.
The new drills are the first since last week’s decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague.
By reiterating its policy of “no acceptance, no participation, no recognition, and no implementation,” China has painted itself into a difficult corner and diminished the chances of resolving the myriad maritime disputes—involving Vietnam, Brunei,...
Li Xiaokun and Mo Jingxi
‘I don't think China is getting a fair shake,’ one expert said...
Fu Jing and An Baijie
Nation remains committed to resolving maritime disputes through negotiation, President Xi says.
Jessica Chen Weiss
Yes, Chinese people feel strongly about China’s island claims.
Andrew S. Erickson, Peter Dutton & more
On Tuesday in the Hague, the Permanent Court of Arbitration rejected China’s claims that a scattering of rocks and reefs in the contested South China Sea qualify as Exclusive Economic Zones for China. The court found in favor of the Philippines’...
Tribunal in The Hague says China has violated the Philippines’ sovereign rights....
A ruling from The Hague next week on maritime disputes in the South China Sea is likely to exacerbate frictions between China and the U.S. Both would be better off respecting the central role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...
U.S. is dangerously close to China’s “bottom line”......
Drills are expected to run a day before the UN-backed tribunal ruling is issued, July 11...
Ben Blanchard and Anthony Deutsch
"China does not accept any dispute resolution from a third party."...
Mai Nguyen and Martin Petty
Yang Jiechi and Pham Binh Minh expressed a need for agreements that prevent rows from getting out of hand.
China has stepped up its rhetoric ahead of a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague.
Mr. Wu’s past comments resonate with many at a time of high tension the East and South China seas.
Southeast Asian nations deeply divided over how to respond to Beijing’s assertive approach.
U.S. tries to protect freedom of navigation, China challenges....
Jet goes missing 30-40 kilometers off the coast of Nghe An province....
Edward Friedman, Feng Zhang & more
Beginning earlier this year, four-star Admiral Harry Harris, the U.S. Navy’s top commander in the Pacific, has spoken out in speeches, interviews, private meetings, and testimony to Congress urging that the U.S. take more aggressive action against...
The Filipinos' move comes as the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague prepares to deliver a ruling...
Plans for deep-sea platform—used for mineral hunting and likely military purposes—have been accelerated....
Sand, cement, and Chinese military facilities now sit on top of some of the South China Sea’s once-thriving reefs; China has built over half a dozen new artificial islands in a bid to bolster its territorial claims in the hotly disputed region. Such...
International Business Times
China argued that the situation in the South China Sea had “nothing to do” with the G-7.
President Obama arrived Wednesday morning in Japan for the next leg of his Asia tour.
China has underlying concerns that closer relations between the two would undermine its claims in South China Sea.
In an exclusive interview, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi discusses a wide-range of global issues...
Julian G. Ku, M. Taylor Fravel & more
International tensions are rising over the shipping lanes and land formations in the South China Sea. Last week, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force scrambled fighter jets in response to a U.S. Navy ship sailing near the disputed Fiery Cross Reef...
Ostensibly civilian fishermen are ‘buzzing’ US navy ships and those of neighboring countries with rival territorial claims.
Beijing is setting itself up to be repeatedly provoked in the South China Sea. It might even be counting on it.
China says it is fully within its rights not to participate in a legal case lodged by the Philippines against Chinese claims.
Michael Martina, Greg Torode and Ben...
China denounced the U.S. patrol as an illegal threat to peace which only went to show its defense installations in the area were necessary.
Jeremy Page and Trefor Moss
Wall Street Journal
Davao City mayor’s proposal is at odds with U.S.’s multilateral response on maritime disputes.
Jane Perlez and Yufan Huang
New York Times
One of the most applauded songs of the evening was “This Is the Kind of Man We Want to Marry.”
China's military will carry out more military exercises in the South China Sea this month involving advanced warships and submarines...
China would safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea, meanwhile maintaining its sovereignty and rights there.
Signs that China might build more island ahead of a U.N. ruling have provoked the U.S. to step up its vigilance.
Hrvoje Hranjski, Christopher Bodeen,...
Tensions in the South China Sea are rising, pitting China against smaller and weaker neighbors that all lay claim to islands.
China and Russia called for settlement of the dispute based on negotiation and consultation.
The move drew complaints from Vietnam, which along with four other governments is enmeshed a heated dispute with Beijing.