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Chinese state media warns G7 against South China Sea 'meddling'

Chinese state media warned the Group of Seven nations on Thursday not to "meddle" in South China Sea disputes, as leaders from the bloc gathered for talks in Japan.


Obama calls for peaceful settlement of South China Sea disputes

US President Barack Obama called Tuesday for territorial disputes in the South China Sea to be "resolved peacefully" as Vietnam baulks at Chinese actions in the bitterly contested waters.


Top Chinese singer tours disputed South China Sea islands

One of China's top folk singers is rocking her away across disputed territory in the South China Sea, serenading hundreds of troops and construction workers stationed there, Chinese media reported Thursday.


Aboard USS John C. Stennis

The United States has the largest number of aircraft carriers in the world, with ten nuclear-powered carriers in service, each capable of carrying several thousands of personnel and dozens of fighter jets.


China to build on disputed Scarborough Shoal this year

Beijing will start construction on a South China Sea islet within the Philippines' claimed exclusive economic zone this year, as it seeks to project its power in the disputed waters, Hong Kong media reported Monday.


US fires missiles in Philippines war games near South China Sea

Glowing projectiles lit up the Philippine sky from an advanced US long-range missile system on Thursday, in war games aimed at boosting their military alliance in the face of an increasingly assertive China.


China urges Indonesia to release crew after sea confrontation

A Chinese envoy called on Indonesia Monday to release eight crew members of a Chinese fishing boat detained during a maritime confrontation, after he was summoned by furious Indonesian ministers.


China defense spending to rise 7-8%' in 2016

China will raise its defence spending by seven to eight percent this year, a top official said Friday, a smaller increase than the double-digit rises of the past as Beijing seeks a more efficient military.


US presses Xi on South China Sea non-militarization

The White House pressed Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday to expand his non-militarization pledge to cover the entire South China Sea, despite Beijing's recent military activity in the area.


China to secure 'de facto' control of S. China Sea: US admiral

China is on its way to securing "de facto" control of the South China Sea, a top US admiral warned Thursday, amid growing unease over Beijing's continued military build up in the contested waterway.


 

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