South China Sea: Indonesia renames part of maritime economic zone in defiance of Beijing

Indonesia has renamed the northern reaches of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea, the latest act...

Vietnam drills for oil in South China Sea

Vietnam has begun drilling for oil in an area of the resource-rich South China Sea also claimed by China. An oil industry consultant told the...

Bhutan acknowledges that Doklam is a Chinese area: Chinese official

In a stunning -but unsubstantiated- claim, a senior Chinese official said that Bhutan has acknowledged that the Doklam area where the Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in...

Close Relations Around Asia Help China Repel Maritime Criticism

China’s increasingly close relations with rivals in Southeast Asia put it in a position to disregard a harsh statement from a powerful group of...

China-Pakistan’s dam projects in Gilgit-Baltistan should worry India

On the occasion of the opening of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) forum in Beijing, President Xi Jinping urged countries across the globe...

Philippines, ASEAN states warned vs investment deals with China

In a lecture last week with 15 journalists from various Southeast Asian media outfits, including The STAR, India’s Research and Information System (RIS) for...

Vietnam And India To Spoil China’s South China Sea Ambitions

Vietnam and India are teaming up to tame China’s ambitions to control the South China Sea and the riches that are hidden beneath.  Early this...

China’s Xi urges Japan to put aside ‘distractions’ in relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday to put aside "distractions" that have strained bilateral ties and warned that...

India breaks silence on spat with China; describes close ties with Bhutan

In its first statement on the Indian Army’s on-going confrontation with a Chinese patrol and road construction party that began two weeks ago, New...

India needs to be taught the rules of the game, says Chinese media on...

India needs to be taught the “rules” of dealing with disputes along the contested border, Chinese state media said, cautioning New Delhi not to...

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