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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.

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.


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