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South China Sea

The South China Sea is a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from the Singapore and Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan of around .

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Southeast body notes concerns on South Sea.
Wow this joint communiqué is long! Call for non-militarization of South China Sea on paragraph 194 near the end. Go…
The warming Arctic is ripe for territorial disputes. by
ASEAN vexed by South China Sea disputes as Phnom Penh backs Beijing
Southeast Asia, China adopt framework for crafting code on South China Sea
'Til 2016, Phils led the push for maritime rights under UNCLOS in the WPS & South China Sea. . Now it's part of the effort to…
I guess those manmade islands in the South China Sea paid off for Beijing! It won't cause intimidation i…
Vietnam defies China's maritime aggression, the only ASEAN country to stand upto China on South China Sea - .
A small win for Vietnam as ASEAN takes a tougher line on the South China Sea than China and Duterte wanted
Southeast Asian states have long sought an enforceable code but China won't take the plunge.
Analysis: ASEAN document on South China Sea a "slam dunk political victory for China"
South-East Asian nations finally give voice to concerns over South China Sea.
ASEAN 'framework' on South China Sea tiptoes around the real issue
Vietnam backed off a gas-drilling project in the South China Sea, an apparent victory for Beijing
Navy suspends search for sailor missing in South China Sea
South China Sea, North Korea tensions at security forum.
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Vietnam urges ASEAN to take stronger stand vs Chinese expansionism in South China Sea. by
A maritime cultural landscape of Cochinchina : the South China Sea, maritime routes, navigation, and boats in…
Excellent analysis of Boris Johnson’s confused plan to send Royal Navy warship(s) to the South China Sea .
.is heading north into the South China Sea. Possibly heading into the Korean Region, but it is still to early…
Britain to send warship to South China Sea | Bangkok Post: news
China just deployed a fleet of sophisticated submarine drones in the South China Sea
China unleashes its undersea spy drones
"We won't be constrained by China from sailing through the South China Sea," Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said.
Vietnam’s strategies in the South China Sea | East Asia Forum
UK wades into territorial dispute in South China Sea with plan to send "colossal" warships on exercises in area…
Beijing speeding up underwater drone tests in South China Sea...
New British Warships Head to South China Sea to Send Beijing a Message via
😂 The South China Sea is the Theater. China & India are two pivots around which alliances will be made.Indo-China partnershi…
Press TV. UK to send warship to South China Sea, raising tensions with BeijingPress TV... US has long sought to li…
Beijing has released a fleet of 12 stealthy underwater spy drones to scour the South China Sea.…
Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing.
UK wants to send 'colossal' warships to test Beijing's claims in S. China Sea
UK wants to send warships to S. China Sea
Britain's plan to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea is likely to anger Beijing .
China builds high-tech cinema on disputed island in South China Sea to help press its claims in the region
(3) Why China is building islands in the South China Sea - YouTube video discussion 4
Effect of potential vorticity flux on the circulation in the South China Sea
The symbolic message: Containing China along the first island chain is as important to the U.S. as it is to Japan.
"Beijing is not just trying to take control of [the It is trying to take control of East Asia":
Chinese-developed underwater Tansuo conducted its maiden test dive in South China Sea on Monday.…
China builds cinema on disputed South China Sea island.
Tensions are still rising over Chinese conduct in the South China Sea. China is establishi…
Ask the Chinese, if the same applies for others in South China sea?
Xi Jinping personally threatened Rodrigo Duterte with war if Philippines drills for oil in South China Sea. ht…
China says it wants to 'maintain stability' in disputed South China Sea.
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China threatens Vietnam with attack over drilling in South China Sea -
My exclusive for BBC News - Vietnam halts South China Sea drilling after 'China threats'
Singapore has no EEZ but does have large, shared SAR region extending into South China Sea, as well as a major merchant fl…
Vietnam has terminated a gas-drilling expedition in South China Sea, following strong threats from China. Notice the ma…
Beijing warned Hanoi that it would attack Vietnamese bases in Spratly Islands if it drilled for oil
China reportedly threatens Vietnam into ending energy exploration in South China Sea
China continues to rise "peacefully". Threatens Vietnam with war if it continues oil exploration in Spratly isles. ht…
China sends underwater robot in South China Sea defying
Chinese scholars caution India against joining any joint patrol of the South China Sea with the US — report.…
4. Trump signs off on plan to allow US Navy more freedom to patrol in South China Sea, report says
Sansha in Hainan province became the newest city in the South China Sea.
Curated on @ | Annual Philippine and U.S. navies are skipping the South China Sea this year
Jakarta disregards Beijing, renames part of South China Sea - - Indonesia invoked the decision.…
That part of South China Sea has been part of Indonesia since the Dutch East Indies era. China have no…
China's not in a position to criticize anyone regarding the South China Sea & the spratly islands.
Public Seminar: China's Behaviour in the South China Sea: Implications for India, Australia & the Region, Delhi.…
India claim all Indian ocean 17 star line like china “the South China Sea, as the name indicates, is a sea area th…
Sir, Indian Ocean open to whole world but China claims to OWN South China Sea. See di…
Del Rosario: We do not see restraint in China's militarization, unlawful activities in South China Sea
So, expect Australia joining India next time Malabar Ex happens. Things are changing from Indian Ocean Region to South China Sea.
On this day in 1405, Admiral Zheng He of China's Ming Dynasty set sail for the South China Sea on to the Indian ocean in search of treasure.
What you did in South China Sea is seen as illegal by most of the countries invo…
OVL gets 2-yr extension for exploring Vietnam oil block in South China Sea
China does not have a "territorial right" to the South China Sea. Does India have a "territorial right" to the Indi…
US is obviously pushing back on this strategic workaround by China.Tensions will continue to rise as China will keep testing US on south sea
South China Sea island is a deliberate attempt to expand strategic interests given that expansion to Taiwan is not an option, a provocation.
U.S. bombers challenge China in South Sea flyover...
US bombers buzz as and prepare for meeting
China such a soulless dirt on the earth have no guts to stand up to US but sneak up to destroy Bhutan bunkers. joke.
US bombers fly over South China Sea amid tensions
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The glass ceiling is now broken. Now, expect PM to speak about South China Sea & rally behind other contenders in SCS. Plus,…
seeks restraint from the in the South China Sea. seeks restraining order against
US warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea
Chinese threatened Philippines on South China Sea, they cud brow beat abt War in SE Asia but till no one had stood up & call…
Hmmm. So we've got bombers flying around DMZ and South China Sea? Interesting.
Beijing denounces U.S. B-1B bomber flight over South China Sea
Two US B-1 bombers fly over China's man-made islands in the South China Sea after relations sour over North Korea
US bombers fly over South China Sea ahead of Trump, Xi meet
Vietnam continues to bet on India. In SCS. Indo Nordic Strategic Association India
And japan, over south china sea claims.…
Friday Morning Briefing: Trump and Putin meet in person, and U.S. bombers fly over the disputed South China Sea…
Show of Force- US challenges China, flying two bombers over disputed South China Sea. on FBN7p
US bombers fly over South China Sea in latest challenge to Beijing.
They couldn't put on weapon on South China Sea, they probably put the weapon on Indian Ocean
How interesting Communist China, having denounced/renounced international law in the South China Sea now cites it
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Yeah I think a reason China ignores NK so much, their dispute over who owns…
Philippines will likely “protest” China’s reported militarization of South China Sea, says
Vietnam asks to play security role in
If the world is to save the fisheries, it needs a legally binding management regime…
North Korea is China's baby. It could well be proxy to challenge US,Japan,South K…
US ship sails close to disputed island claimed by China in South China Sea.
Vietnam drills for oil in South China Sea - BBC News
So America stops sending ships by their artificial islands in the south China sea and stops the "pivot to asia" to…
"Vietnam drills for oil in South China Sea"
Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea - Seymour Tribune :
I hold no illusions about Xi's ambition. Get out of 'denial'
How does PLA respond to US vessels' frequent entry into South China Sea? - China Military
Yes..just like South China Sea belongs to PRC since the sea is named after China...
Problem w/US not rprtng all ship transits in S Sea R tailed by Chinese is surprise when people find out https:…
My story for BBC News - Vietnam defies China and drills for oil in the South China Sea
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If China goes to war with India it will have to face tough international coalition in South China sea
Vietnam drills for oil in South China Sea
Vietnam drills for oil in South China Sea
...says a country that invaded and encroached 1,200,000 sq.km of !..next step 'South Sea' is…
BBC News - Vietnam drills for oil in South China Sea
Vietnam begins oil drilling in area of resource-rich South China Sea, also claimed by China. http…
Vietnam drills for oil in South China Sea -
Vietnam Deputy PM urges India to play role to uphold Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea & assist in safegu…
Beijing lambastes US warship patrol in South China Sea as tensions ... - The Japan Times
China accuses U.S. of "serious military provocation" after it sailed near a disputed island in South China Sea
US warship in South China Sea 'serious provocation'
Yeah, in the south CHINA sea as like the dispute with Iran in the PERSIAN gulf; a long way from the US coast tho…
for US military getting too much of policy role...some degree under too
China deploys new anti-submarine aircraft to fringes of South China Sea reports
U.S. Navy is conducting an operation in the South China Sea just days before Trump is set to meet China's Xi Jinping
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How China celebrates launch of new generation (& domestically-built) destroyers. South China Sea about to get more colorful…
A US warship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam
Satellite imagery shows China's new defense structures in the South China Sea:
China builds new military facilities on South China Sea islands: think tank
Sea patrol follows week where Washington seemed to signal displeasure with Beijing via
US destroyer sails close to disputed island in S. China Sea
While I understand what us behind this, doing this while Trump is the POTUS is probably not the best idea. .
Goo News US destroyer sails into South China Sea ahead of Trump's call with Xi Jinping — a…
EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon sails destroyer near disputed island in South China Sea, officials say by
New post (American navy ship sails close to South China Sea island occupied by ...) has been published on Worl ...…
Meanwhile, in the real world, Bannon's dream of war in the South China Sea continues apace. So much winning.
U.S. warship in operation near disputed island in South China Sea
Rising tensions and temperatures in the South China Sea | East Asia Forum
The US must engage its Asian partners in freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea.
USS Dewey on 5/25 entered into waters close to Mischief Reef in South China Sea. A calculated move against China?…
Asia's Cauldron by Robert D. Kaplan; it talks about the modern day geopolitical situation in the South China Sea.
US Navy destroyer sailed close to disputed South China Sea island controlled by China for first time under Trump
VIDEO: Though unintentionally, North Korea is greatly aiding China’s drive to dominate the South China Sea.
The PM gives his big natsec speech and ABC TV news leads with an Uhlmann report on Dastiyari and ALP South China Sea policy. S…
Patriotic tourism in South China Sea -not just a chinese thing, potential area of cooperation via
Patriotic tourism in the South China Sea - East Asia Forum
China can't dodge its duties over North Korea, South China Sea, says US
South China Sea is international sea route, "insider" job not acceptable.
BBC News - warns Beijing on South Sea islands
China has one military base in the South China Sea, how many American bases are there surrounding China?
North Korea is helping China in the South China Sea—whether it knows it or not
BBC News - US warns Beijing on South Sea islands -
US warns Beijing on South China Sea islands -
BBC News - Why is the South China Sea contentious?
America is Navigating Freely to Nowhere in the South China Sea via
Malaysian Defence Minister on the South China Sea, from his prepared remarks at
Good, why do these morons think lecturing China about the South China Sea is useful to an…
BREAKING: US Secretary of Defense says China is showing contempt for other nations in the South China Sea
After the Trump administration's first FONOP in the South China Sea, here's what else it can do in the region:
I added a video to a playlist Defence Secretary James Mattis has warned Beijing on South China Sea
Mattis dials up U.S. pressure on China over North Korea, South China Sea via
New Zealand in the South China Sea exercises before to China guarantees
PM Truffles warns of China influence. In July 2016, when Stephen Conroy said same thing, he attacked him .
Well if the seas rise, those little islands in South China Sea will disappear :) problem no problem
The Arctic, Antarctica, the deep seabed, South China Sea, North Korea, climate change, space ...the list goes on and on http…
In a world where we face threats in the Middle East, the South China Sea and North Korea t…
SIMBEX-17 is underway in South China Sea:. Bilateral naval exercises between Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy. https:…
South China Sea talks between Beijing and Manila end in stalemate after ‘war’ threat
US warship tests Beijing claims in South China Sea
It's a genuine fact for all of to acknowledge.
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Warship USS Dewey challenges China's claims in South China Sea for the first time under President Donald Trump
seargant Lan:. Basically we are close to a militarized island claimed by China
ZSZZ/China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea to ward off Vietnamese military combat divers
To better understand our discussion today on the South China Sea. .
China was enraged by a ruling invalidating most of its South China Sea claims in a case brought by the Philippines
China reports progress on South China Sea code of conduct
So the hydrates news is from Chinese state source and follows v recent Japanese success. S China Sea is hotting up !
China: South China Sea code of conduct draft approved -
Top: Is China unstoppable in the South China Sea?: Manila and Beijing are to hold direct…
Well, this pretty well ends the USA DELUSION that South China Sea is the San Diego Sea!
Trump and the South China Sea: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason | The Diplomat
4 Indonesian soldiers killed in South China Sea exercise.
US should act to protect its interests re S China Sea; Beijing will help or not w N Korea based on its interests https:…
PXP 3.73 : Co.direction hinges on outcome of bilateral talks with China,the code of conduct in South China Sea unclear on geopolitics.
China and Asean agree to draft code of conduct in South China Sea
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China, ASEAN agree on framework for South China Sea code of conduct
While US Navy will keep away from SCS for its joint exercise with Philippines .
ASIA ISLANDS - China, ASEAN approve draft of South China Sea code of conduct
Is China unstoppable in the South China Sea? - CNN
Good piece on drifting US policy in Sth China Sea from and Charles Edel
DFA welcomes completion of framework for code of conduct in South China Sea
ICYMI: China successfully mined flammable ice, or natural gas hydrates, at the Shenhu area of the South China Sea.
China and Southeast Asian countries agreed on Thursday to a framework for a long-mooted code of conduct for the ...
China Headlines: China succeeds in mining combustible ice in South China Sea
The promising new energy source Beijing is tapping from the South China Sea and why it matters
Major breakthrough: China succeeds in mining flammable ice in South China Sea, may lead to global energy revolution
China's A2/AD Challenge in the South China Sea: Securing the Air From the Ground
Trump's decision to pause FONOPs in the South China Sea could undermine the United States' position in Asia.
South China Sea: India, Singapore kick off major naval exercise in South China Sea .
Is China unstoppable in the South China Sea? - WFMZ Allentown
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Progress made on draft of South China Sea code of conduct by via Stars and Stripes
Can a new framework on South China Sea bring Beijing and Manila closer?
China, ASEAN agree on code of conduct framework for disputed South China Sea
China deploys anti-diver rocket launchers to man-made island in South China Sea: report
PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER Headlines [Wednesday - May 17]:. -DU30 open to deals in South China Sea. -Duterte on ICC...
Researchers on a new South China Sea isle find blood and secrets under the sand – beautiful…
South China Sea is part of China read the history first Vietnam
Philippines moving troops, equipment to disputed island in South China Sea
US Senators urge harder line in South China Sea . Nothing better to do?
The House of Crow high adventure on South China Sea available on / Kindle Five Star Rating
Four-nation military drills in Guam postponed after craft runs aground
Duterte won’t waste efforts of past admins in South China Sea issue&
Yes useful speech. More understanding of Xi's intentions would be welcome in the media eg ask better…
4-nation drills postponed after craft runs aground on Guam
Unreasonably optimistic assessment of Xi's intention.
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Darwin Port was/is ridiculous! Unreasonably optimistic about Xi's intentions.
His speech was very good, but he underestimates Xi's intentions...too optimistic.
I'll just say that prior to the 2001 incident in the South Ch…
Agreed. Could gave asked much more about Xi's intentions too.
In relation to China, please explore his assessment of Xi's ambitions in light of the detail in this a…
I would say.not strong enough. Unreasonably optimistic opinion about Xi's intention…
1st you get out of South China Sea. Then we talk.
PH-China bilateral talks on South China Sea set this month via
Why China is likely to militarize Scarborough Shoal
Wake me when he's flipped Turkey to NATO and increased US access to the South China Sea.
I guess this was worth halting patrols in the South China Sea and putting key US allies on edge
The Latest: Amphibious Landing Delayed at Guam Drills - He ... - - from
China's militarization of South China Sea is real
Macau photo a day: looking from Mandarin Oriental to MGM Macau and the South China Sea towards…
“China's militarization of the is real.”
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AMTI director asks whether the US & like-minded nations have lost the battle over the
- Yeosu is a port city located in South Korea’s coast close to East China Sea. Here are things to do.
weighs on in the latest happenings in the South China Sea
Philippines - China bilateral talks on set this month
After the ASEAN 30th Summit, what next for the South China Sea/West Philippine sea dispute? -
Would 'loan diplomacy' get in the way of resolving the dispute w/ China over the South China Sea? Prof. Reuben Mond…
The Latest: Amphibious landing delayed at Guam drills
Foreign Policy reporting that Corker, Cardin, and others sent letter to WH urging more FONOPs in South China Sea. https…
India continues to expand defense ties in Southeast Asia - Indian and Singaporean Navies conduct bilateral exercise…
China says has 'positive' talks with Vietnam on South China Sea
Obama's Asia policy was a mess, Trump's is even worse: "As Trump Bends to China, America's Allies in Asia Squirm":
A call for more U.S. naval patrols to uphold freedom of navigation rights.
China: New deployment of HQ-9 in the south of Hainan may create a no-fly zone in the South China Sea (📷https:/…
gets underway from Singapore for training in South China Sea - via https…
China will pursue efforts to fulfil its OBOR initiative: US
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China's Belt and Road initiative: In giant trade Belt, Road to new growth rush
Russia takes over crimea, invades Ukraine, china takes over south china sea, and Obama gives nuc path to Iran. 10/1 u never s…
The U.S. will still challenge China's claims in the South China Sea .
Philippine soldiers stationed on the border of South China Sea in a dilapidated ship | TIP - in Palawan |…
Insightful overview of recent SCS activities by Vietnam and China
Trump softens on China?Pentagon denies US patrols permission on SCS, reports CNN
Why the US is mistaken to take a softer line with China over North Korea
Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea - Super useful weekly roundups from AP
China tested a new missile near the Korean peninsula The test came hours after the South …
CHINA is about to launch rocket control over THE SOUTH CHINA SEA: qua
US Navy Vows to Continue Challenging Beijing's Claims in the South China Sea - TIME
These satellite images are said to reveal Chinese expansion in the South Sea: htt…
China continues its advances into the South China Sea.
US Navy to still test Beijing's reef claims in South China Sea
I have a nephew deployed in the South China Sea. His mother is beside herself with Trump making decisions. God Bless
Satellite images reveal Chinese expansion in South China Sea The building never stopped
The US-CHINA balance is shifting and the problem for the littoral states THE SOUTH CHINA SEA(PART 1): qua
A US Navy Ship has reportedly collided with a South Korean Fishing boat in the East China Sea!
China is back again challenging for the South China Sea. US failure to deal with N. Korea effectively and...
A bugis schooner under full sale in the South China Sea. Indonesia is home to the last great…
With China, North Korea, the South China Sea, and trade are chief problems, but Washington will try to exhaust diplomatic options first. 4/5
South Korean boat collides with US Navy cruiser in East China Sea via
Comment: On South China Sea, the US doesn’t speak for Asean
Why? Don't we have enough foreign challenges to deal with? USA needs to focus precious resources elsewhere.
Satellite images reveal Chinese expansion in v
45*, China, Korean Peninsula, South China Sea . Oversimplifying is an admission of + the result of not knowing. . Xi sees r…
It goes by both . And if China gets the East China Sea & South China Sea, Japan should ge…
Singapore could be embroiled in US-China tensions over South China Sea, Ja Ian Chong writes in analysis:
Since they have developed their claims there (West Philippine Sea/South China Sea); then, we should b…
ASEAN shows its uselessness as it evades island building, Hague ruling via
Softball Rampage - Free Return Shipping
ASEAN summit ends minus South China Sea code of conduct and without even the customary joint statement
D30's softer stance on China is dragging theASEAN down! You just unmasked yourself as China's puppet! Nakakahiya ka! ht…
Silence on sea row may cost PH bargaining power with China: ex-DFA chief
ASEAN leader Philippines go easy on China over sea disputes
South Sea stance reveals hasn't got control of ... yet via
No imagination. A strike on N.K will be a strategic blunder. US merely trying to allay ally fears in South China sea.
How should the Philippines deal with the territorial disputes in the South China Sea? Professor Banlaoi shares his…
SE Asian summit ends in uncertainty over South China Sea stance
ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement via
West Philippine Sea or the South China Sea was never been discussed in the ASEAN. The host Country Phils. Distance or avoid the matters why?
Sen. Lacson on the arbitration ruling regarding the territorial issue in the South China Sea (West Philippine... https:…
Aerial view of China-controlled Mischief Reef in the South China Sea as seen from C-130 flight w/ Defense chief Lor…
Shinji Yamaguchi of on how China uses non-military means to develop control of South China Sea
Ocean Park Hong Kong is set beautifully in the south side if Hong Kong island, looking over the South China Sea.…
After Syria, comes N. Korea, then China in the South China Sea. WAR is coming.
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Duterte softens tone toward U.S. before talks with Beijing over South China Sea issue
Duterte softens tone on U.S. before South China Sea talks .
Far out in the South China Sea, where dark blue meets bright turquoise, a miles-long row of fishing boats anchor...
Duterte orders troops to occupy South China Sea reefs
China recently tested a new ROV with a 3,000m dive in the South China Sea. Will be used for salvage operations.
Philippines military says to upgrade facilities, not occupy new areas in South China Sea, as China expresses concern
Donald Trump, Xi Jinping to talk North Korea, South China Sea at Florida meeting
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