South China Sea

Handout of construction is shown on Fiery Cross Reef, in the Spratly Islands, the disputed South China Sea
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China able to deploy warplanes on artificial islands any time – U.S. think thank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China appears to have largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea … Read more

FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the guests during a gift handover ceremony at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva
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As Trump stresses ‘America First’, China plays the world leader

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is calmly mapping out global leadership aspirations from trade to climate change, drawing distinctions between President Xi Jinping’s steady hand and … Read more

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China says aircraft carrier testing weapons in South China drills

BEIJING (Reuters) – A group of Chinese warships led by its sole aircraft carrier is testing weapons and equipment in exercises this week in the … Read more

Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea: China thanks countries for supporting
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Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea: China thanks countries for supporting

BEIJING (Reuters) – China expressed thanks on Tuesday for the dozens of countries it says have offered support for its position on a case brought by the Philippines over Chinese claims in the South China Sea, saying they are speaking out to uphold justice.

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Taiwan 'won't recognise' any Chinese air defence zone over South China Sea
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Taiwan ‘won’t recognise’ any Chinese air defence zone over South China Sea

TAIPEI – (Reuters) – Taiwan’s new defence minister said on Monday the island would not recognise any air defence zone declared by China over the South China Sea, as the island’s top security agency warned such a move could usher in a wave of regional tension.

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China faces headaches from warning Vietnam-U.S. ties
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China faces headaches from warning Vietnam-U.S. ties

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – At a stroke, the U.S. and Vietnam have complicated the strategic outlook for China over the disputed South China Sea.

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