South China Sea

China’s coastguard staking claim to contested reefs in South China Sea

Near constant patrols by China’s coastguard at Luconia Shoals off the coast of Malaysia are a signal from Beijing that it plans to maintain a …

China

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING – A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:<p>___<p>EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly …

China

Trump and China risk sparking dangerous Middle East arms race

By James M. Dorsey<p>Forced to acknowledge that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement it concluded two years ago with the world’s major powers, US President Donald J. Trump appears to be groping for ways to provoke Iran to back out of the deal. If successful, Mr. Trump could spark a nuclear …

Iran

Start your Monday with jaw-rattling highlights from ONE Championship 54 in the Philippines

The most recent ONE Championship card featured three stellar finishes and a back-and-forth title defense to close out the night in the Philippines.<p>At …

UFC

​Australia to work with China on cybersecurity

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has agreed to enhanced cybersecurity cooperation with China.<p>The federal government has announced it has agreed to …

Cybersecurity

US, Philippines scale back next month's military drills, no more 'war games'

MANILA:About 5,000 American and Philippine troops will hold humanitarian exercises next month instead of annual war games, scaling back military …

War

Vietnam Villagers Free Police Hostages in Land Dispute

Residents of a village in Vietnam have released 19 hostages held for a week over a land dispute on the outskirts of the capital Hanoi.<p>Villagers in …

Vietnam

High level Malaysia-China committee to strengthen defence cooperation, says minister

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (left) leading the Malaysian delegation at a meeting with the China’s Defence Minister General Chang …

China

India should set aside the 457 visa issue when dealing with Australia on the Indo-Pacific

India and Australia are at the centre of a strategic flux in the Indo-Pacific.<p>There is a lot of hue and cry in India about Australia scrapping its …

China

China urges denuclearisation of Korean peninsula

ATHENS (AFP) - China's foreign minister called on Sunday (April 23) for the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula amid rising tension …

North Korea

Japan seeks to bring Asia-US trade deal back from the dead

Japan is ready to relaunch the Trans-Pacific Partnership minus the US in a dramatic shift of position that could bring the huge trade deal back from …

Economics

Catch ancient maps exhibit ‘Mapping the Philippine Seas’

Jaime Laya and Raphael Lotilla before “Isole dell’Indie, divise in Filippine, Molucche, edella Sonda” map by Vincenzo Coronelli in 1692- 97. —PHOTOS …

Philippines

Palace defends Lorenzana’s ‘lawful’ visit to Pag-asa Island

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Pag-asa Island —AP<p>Malacañang on Sunday defended Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana’s high-profile visit to the …

Philippines

Policy shifts in Myanmar's ties with major powers

Myanmar has made substantial shifts in its relations with major powers comprising China, Russia and the United States. They are key regional players …

Myanmar

Panel: China and U.S. Maintain Fundamental Rifts in Talking About the South China Sea

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) conducts routine patrols in international waters of the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands as …

China

How US, Indonesia can both win from strengthening ties

<b>(CNN) —</b> The penultimate stop on US Vice President Mike Pence's tour to Asia was to Indonesia, a strategic move that should send positive signs about the Trump administration's engagement to trade in the region.<p>The largest country in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is important to the US as it is a …

Indonesia

India becoming hub of international arbitration: CJI

Chief Justice of India J S Khehar on Saturday said that India is becoming a hub of international arbitration and assured that there will be zero …

Pakistan

Why the US Must Forgive Cambodia's War Debt

Having both spent several years investigating and exposing human rights violations in Cambodia, we are no particular fans of the country’s government.<p>…

Bishop seeks to quell China tensions

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has talked up Australia's 'comprehensive strategic partnership' with China weeks after diplomatic relations were tested …

China

Commentary: Cold War offers lessons on big power relations for ASEAN

For some time now, US satellites have documented China’s steady militarisation of the South China Sea. In various combinations, China’s artificial …

Foreign Policy

China's central bank can promote wider use of SDR, central banker says

WASHINGTON - The People's Bank of China (PBOC), China's central bank, could play a role in promoting the wider use of Special Drawing Rights (SDR), …

Economics

US' Steven Mnuchin welcomes Singapore's cooperation on combating illicit finance

WASHINGTON: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday (Apr 20) met with Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam and welcomed …

Steven Mnuchin

Rolex China Sea Race - Best Asian Regatta

<b>In less than a year, the Rolex China Sea Race will take a competitive fleet 565 nautical miles across the South China Sea to Subic Bay in the</b> …

China

What Ukraine won and lost at the International Court of Justice

2017/04/21 - 09:43 • Analysis & Opinion, Featured<p>Article by: Serhiy Sydorenko<p>On Wednesday, April 19, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the …

Ukraine

When elephants fight: How China’s Asian neighbours survive great-power rivalry

Special report<p>Disorder under heaven: When elephants fightHow China’s Asian neighbours survive great-power rivalry<p>Smaller Asian countries are adept at …

China

Trump invites Vietnam’s prime minister to visit US

President Donald Trump has invited Vietnam’s prime minister to visit the United States, the Southeast Asian nation’s government said on its website …

China

China hits back, says it has ‘lawful right’ to standardise names in Arunachal

China on Friday asserted that it was its “lawful right” to standardise official names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh, while its state-run media …

China

China's Arunachal gambit: 1962 unlikely but India must recognise Dragon's psychological warfare

As this column had argued recently, there is something apparently schoolboyish about China's move to rename six places in Arunachal Pradesh.<p>And yet, …

China

The Name And Claim Games Of The ‘Middle Kingdom’

Snapshot<p>Naming and claiming territories has become a favourite pastime for Beijing’s apparatchiks - and the game is played with an audacious …

China

The growing strategic importance of Bangladesh to China

The visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Bangladesh on October 14-15, 2016 had been dubbed as a 'historical state visit' poised to be a …

China