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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.

China deploys fighter jets to contested island in South China Sea

US intelligence services have spotted China's Shenyang J-11 and Xian JH-7 warplanes on Woody Island in the disputed Paracel Islands chain over the past few days.

Kerry slams Beijing's 'militarization' in South China Sea

US Secretary of State John Kerry has slammed China for its increased "militarization" in the strategically important South China Sea, after Beijing deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island there.

China deploys missiles on disputed South China Sea island: report

China has deployed a surface-to-air missile system on one of its contested islands in the South China Sea, a report said Tuesday just as President Barack Obama called for "tangible steps" to reduce tensions in the region.

China the focus as Obama hosts Southeast Asian leaders

President Barack Obama hosts Southeast Asian leaders at a California desert retreat Monday, hoping to increase pressure on China over land grabs in the South China Sea.

Taiwan's Ma to visit disputed island for first time

Taiwan's president Ma Ying-jeou will visit a disputed island in the South China Sea on Thursday, his first trip to the self-claimed territory amid rising tensions in the region.

Vietnam warns China over oil rig deployment

Vietnam has warned China not to drill for oil after Beijing moved a giant rig at the centre of a previous maritime standoff back into disputed waters.

South China Sea air freedoms 'non-negotiable': UK

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Thursday on a visit to the Philippines that any attempt to restrict air and sea travel in the disputed South China Sea would be viewed as a "red flag".

US deploys P-8 Poseidon spy plane in Singapore amid South China Sea row

The United States has deployed a P-8 Poseidon spy plane in Singapore for the first time ever, both countries said, amid simmering regional tensions over Beijing's island-building in the disputed South China Sea.

Manila attacks Beijing South China Sea claims in court case

The Philippines has sought to debunk China's claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea, court officials said Monday as an international tribunal wrapped up a five-day hearing.


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