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Vietnam bans Hollywood’s ‘Abominable’ Over S. China Sea map

Vietnam has pulled the Hollywood animation movie “Abominable” from theaters for featuring a scene with a map containing the controversial South China Sea nine-dash line, state media reported.


Mattis warns China over ‘militarization’ of South China Sea

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday raised the prospect of additional American steps against China if its “militarization” of the South China Sea keeps apace. He said Beijing was …


Mattis slams China on South China Sea island weaponization

China’s placement of weapons systems on manmade islands in the South China Sea is designed to intimidate and coerce others in the region, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday, laying …


As world watches Kim Jong Un, China quietly builds South China Sea clout

As Kim Jong Un’s antics in North Korea capture global attention, China is quietly moving to bolster its grip on disputed territory in the South China Sea.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

Sea dispute, North Korea, Muslim militants top ASEAN meetings

Alarm over North Korea’s missile tests, a tentative step to temper South China Sea disputes, and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants will grab the spotlight …


Pentagon cites unsafe Chinese intercept of U.S. plane

The pilot of a U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane took evasive action to avoid possible collision with a Chinese fighter jet during an encounter off the Korean peninsula, a Pentagon …


China vows to step up air and sea patrols after U.S. warship sails near disputed island

China’s military vowed Monday to step up air and sea patrols after an American warship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea in what Beijing called a …


Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea

China protested a U.S. Navy patrol that sent a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands in the South China Sea on Thursday, in the first American challenge …


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017

MSDF, Carl Vinson to hold joint drills in Sea of Japan

Japan and the United States have decided to conduct joint drills involving Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers and the USS Carl Vinson in the Sea of Japan to further apply pressure …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017

North Korea decries US carrier dispatch as parliament meets

North Korea’s parliament convened Tuesday amid heightened tensions on the divided peninsula, with the United States and South Korea conducting their biggest-ever military exercises and the USS Carl Vinson aircraft …


Philippines’ Duterte orders troops to disputed South China Sea in possible new rift with Beijing

The Philippine president appeared to revive his quarrels with China on Thursday, ordering his troops to occupy islands and reefs in the disputed South China Sea – and saying he …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017

U.S., Chinese aircraft in ‘unsafe’ encounter over S. China Sea

A Chinese early warning aircraft and a U.S. Navy patrol plane had an “unsafe” encounter over the South China Sea this week, the U.S. Pacific Command said Friday, in the …


China’s 1st aircraft carrier sails into South China Sea

Taiwan’s Defense Ministry says China’s first aircraft carrier and five other warships have passed by Taiwan and sailed into the contested South China Sea.


Pentagon says China has returned unmanned underwater drone

The Pentagon says China has returned the unmanned underwater drone the Chinese Navy seized last week.


China says it seized U.S. Navy drone to ensure safety of ships

China said Saturday its military seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider in the South China Sea to ensure the “safe navigation of passing ships,” but would give back the …


China seizes U.S. underwater drone in South China Sea

A Chinese ship on Thursday seized a small U.S. Navy underwater drone that had been operating in the South China Sea, triggering a formal diplomatic complaint from the U.S. government.


China deploying weapons on artificial reefs, think tank says

China appears to be deploying weapons systems on all seven of the reefs it has reclaimed in the South China Sea, according to photographs released by a Washington-based think tank.


Philippine president parts from U.S., moves toward China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, …


New vitriol from Philippine leader

Like those from a battering ram, the hits just keep coming from the recently elected president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte.


South Korea says North Korea fires 3 medium-range missiles

North Korea on Monday fired three medium-range missiles that traveled about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan in an apparent show of force timed to coincide with the …


China, Russia plan joint military drills in South China Sea

China’s military said Thursday it will hold joint exercises with Russian forces in the South China Sea, following a recent arbitration ruling that rejected Beijing’s claim to almost the entire …


KFC, Apple in China hit by South China Sea spat

BEIJING – To the challenges facing KFC and Apple in China, add a surprise backlash from Beijing’s spat with the Philippines over the South China Sea. Nationalists are protesting at …


China has been killing turtles, coral, giant clams in South China Sea, tribunal finds

China struck back loudly and forcefully Wednesday after an international tribunal invalidated many of its claims in the South China Sea. But Beijing has largely been silent about some of …


Tribunal rejects China’s expansive South China Sea claims

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – An international tribunal rejected China’s extensive claims in the South China Sea in a landmark ruling Tuesday that also found the country had aggravated the seething …


China pledges to cut steel glut, avoid race to devalue yuan

China promised to rein in production of steel that is flooding global markets and work with Washington to enforce North Korea nuclear sanctions, as high-level talks between the superpowers ended …


China rejects U.S. claim of unsafe aerial intercept

Adds US State Department comment. Edits 4th paragraph to fix typo. For global distribution. BEIJING (AP) – China on Thursday rejected U.S. claims that its fighter jets maneuvered unsafely when …


U.S. patrols in South China Sea justify defensive deployments, China says

Upping the ante in the feud over who is responsible for rising tensions in the South China Sea, China on Wednesday said repeated U.S. Navy patrols in the area are …


Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea

The foreign ministers of Russia and China on Friday expressed their joint opposition to the U.S. deployment of an anti-missile system in South Korea and said non-claimants should not take …


China condemns U.S. for sending warship near island it claims

BEIJING – China strongly condemned the United States after a U.S. warship deliberately sailed near one of the Beijing-controlled islands in the hotly contested South China Sea to exercise freedom …


Charles Krauthammer: Allies panicking as Obama dithers

The administration ignores provocations, making the U.S. look weak.