Defense ministers of the 10 member-states of regional bloc reaffirm commitment to address security challenges in region
The newspaper said the aim is to create a more consistent posture to counter China's maritime claims, rather than a more ad hoc approach favored during Barack Obama's administration.
Seminar aims to evaluate efforts in building trust among parties involved in South China Sea issue
Ahead of the launch of the annual gathering of foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Vietnam made a bold play against China with a raft of suggested changes to a planned joint communique.
There have been repeated clashes between Chinese and Indonesian vessels around the islands in recent times, prompting Indonesia to bolster its defences in the area.
China warned the US it was risking instability in Asia after Trump's new defense secretary vowed to back Japan in any military clash over the disputed island chain.
Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, told his confirmation hearing the US needs to send a clear signal that China's access to the islands is "not going to be allowed".
Spicer said Monday that the US "is going to make sure we protect our interests" in the sea.
China insists on sovereignty over virtually all the resource-endowed South China Sea, despite rival claims from its Southeast Asian neighbours.
A US warship sailed past the South China sea, with two Chinese naval vessels sending a warning to the ship
Indonesia has showed off its arsenal with a display of its arsenal in the South China Sea
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called on China and the Philippines to abide by an international tribunal's decision on the disputed South China Sea and said there was no military solution to the problem.
259 fishermen on 6 vessels were reportedly not allowed to hide from storm in contested Paracel island chain
Fidel Ramos has paid a visit to China in the hope to mend ties after a UN decision said China claims for the South China Sea were invalid
Although deployments are normal, the recent talk of China has seen the deployment of B1 and B2 bombers are seen as a deterrent in the region
China and Russia will hold "routine" naval drills in the South China Sea in September
Editorial calls arbitration in Hague ‘nothing more than a piece of waste paper’ ahead of ruling due Tuesday
Dismisses call by Pentagon official for China and the Philippines to comply with July 12 ruling on disputed South China Sea
Defense ministry says ‘routine’ training exercises to be held in early July, ahead of Hague ruling on South China Sea
The Shangri La dialogue at the beginning of the month showed a US push towards creating a second Asian flavoured NATO
Ties are currently strained between China and Philippines over the worlds most hotly contested waterway with Philippines bringing 15 complaints against China.