South China Sea

  • Austin Tech firm had 20 employees on missing Malaysian plane 09-03-2014 10:17 AM

    An Austin, Texas, technology company says 20 of its employees were aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing over the South China Sea. Jacey Zuniga, a spokeswoman for Freescale Semiconductor, says 12 Malaysian and 8 Chinese employees are "confirmed passengers." She says no American citizen Freescale employees were on...
  • China confirms near miss with US ship in South China Sea 18-12-2013 11:51 AM

    China on Wednesday confirmed an incident between a Chinese naval vessel and a US warship in the South China Sea, after Washington said a US guided missile cruiser had avoided a collision with a Chinese warship manoeuvering nearby. Experts have said the near-miss between the USS Cowpens and a Chinese...
  • Vietnam appreciates India's role in South China Sea 18-11-2013 05:29 PM

    Vietnam, on Monday, appreciated India's "constructive role" in the disputed South China Sea region notwithstanding China's objections to Indian involvement in that area. General Secretary of Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, who will arrive in New Delhi on a four-day trip on Tuesday, also stressed the need for...
  • Japnese PM Abe says won't tolerate use of force to change regional status quo 27-10-2013 10:33 PM

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Japanese troops on Sunday that Japan would not tolerate the use of force to change the region's status quo, comments likely to rile Beijing which is locked in a long and bitter territorial dispute with Tokyo. "Use of force for changing the status quo" is...
  • Philippines spots new typhoon after 19th howler 13-10-2013 11:08 PM

    A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines, on Sunday, after leaving 13 people dead, but officials remained on alert after another howler was spotted in the Pacific. Typhoon Nari also flooded farmlands and destroyed thousands of houses in provinces north of Manila before blowing away into the South China...
  • China consolidates sea claims as Asian diplomacy struggles 23-04-2013 06:35 AM

    Masinloc: For decades, fishermen along the northwestern Philippine coast treated the teeming fishing grounds of the Scarborough Shoal as their backyard, less than a day's boat ride away. Now, they see it as a foreign country. "I lost my livelihood when we lost the Scarborough Shoal to the Chinese," said...
  • Southeast Asia looks to India amid tensions with China 19-12-2012 05:07 PM

    New Delhi: The dozens of vehicles that roared into northeast India this week on a rally from Indonesia symbolize deeper ties between the South Asian giant and Southeast Asia, but the dreadful roads along several parts of the 8,000 km journey also show how much remains to be done. The...
  • Japan sends fighters up after China plane flies over disputed islands 13-12-2012 02:36 PM

    Chinese planes have allegedly entered disputed airspace over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Reports suggest that Japan scrambled eight F-15 jets in retaliation. It is unclear what aircraft China used. China's Foreign Ministry has said Japan should stop entering the disputed territory. China and Japan both claim ownership...
  • 'India will protect its interests in South China Sea' 03-12-2012 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: Viewing the rapid modernisation of Chinese Navy as a "major concern", Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi on Monday made it clear that India would protect its interests in the disputed South China Sea, even if it means sending forces there. "Yes you are right. The modernisation (of Chinese...
  • US, China to discuss sea dispute at ASEAN summit 19-11-2011 11:46 AM

    Indonesia: The United States and China are set to face off on Saturday at a regional summit over the thorny issue of how to resolve competing claims to sovereignty of the South China Sea, the latest point of friction between the two powerful nations. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao insisted on...
  • South China Sea is not our priority 09-11-2011 12:06 PM

    The Chinese are sensitive when it comes to the South China Sea. They consider it to be a matter of core national interest, like Taiwan and Tibet. They are possessive about it. Malaysia, Brunei and Japan are already in dispute over the Sea with the Chinese. And naturally, if India...
  • Chinese daily for military action over sea disputes 25-10-2011 05:59 PM

    Beijing: As territorial disputes between China and other countries continue in the South China Sea, a Communist party-run daily on Tuesday advocated 'military action', saying no existing known methods have been able to resolve them peacefully. Noting that China's understanding is that it should first negotiate with other countries to...
  • China warns India over ONGC-Vietnam oil link 17-10-2011 10:23 AM

    Beijing: China continues to put pressure on Vietnam to abandon its agreement with ONGC to explore oil in the South China Sea. The move comes just days after Vietnam's president visited India. During his visit, ONGC had signed a three-year deal with PetroVietnam for long term co-operation in the oil...
  • India's oil move serious provocation: China daily 16-09-2011 08:06 PM

    Beijing: Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday refused to join issue with India over its assertion to go ahead with oil exploration cooperation with Vietnam in the South China Sea despite Beijing's objections, but an influential official daily said the move constituted "serious political provocation" and should be "resolutely stopped". Chinese...
  • South China Sea dispute: US wants peaceful resolution 01-09-2011 09:23 PM

    Washington: The Pentagon on Thursday said it was unaware of the reported incident of the Chinese Navy confronting an Indian Navy vessel coming out of Vietnam and renewed its call to peacefully resolve the territorial disputes related to South China Sea. "I do not know anything about that particular confrontation,"...
  • 'Chinese warship confronts Indian naval ship' 01-09-2011 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian and Chinese navies were involved in a face-off in the disputed South China Sea. A Chinese warship confronted an Indian naval vessel as it left Vietnamese waters in July but the Indian Navy has denied the reports. According to reports a Chinese warship, which remains unidentified,...