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Stories with place: South China Sea
  • Yacht missing with 2 Britons, American, Canadian, Filipino 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:19 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A yacht carrying two Britons, an American, a Canadian and a Filipino disappeared while sailing in waters that were lashed by a storm last week, the Philippine coast guard said Tuesday.

  • US, Philippine marines hold annual amphibious exercises 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 8:55 am

    MANILA, Philippines - More than 1,500 U.S. and Filipino marines on Thursday began annual exercises to improve combat readiness and better respond to humanitarian crises in the Philippines, which is frequently hit by powerful typhoons and is locked in a territorial dispute with China.

  • Analysis: Xi big-money pledges underpin Chinese diplomacy story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 9:08 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Call it checkbook diplomacy, Chinese style.

  • Vietnam leader: China island work violates international law 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 2:28 pm

    NEW YORK - Vietnam's president told The Associated Press on Monday that China's island-building in the disputed South China Sea violates international law and endangers maritime security.

  • How China is watching Xi's trip to US 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 4:19 am

    BEIJING - As state media reports have it, China's President Xi Jinping is dispelling all concerns about cyberhacking, the economy and the South China Sea during his U.S. trip, and relations between the two countries have never been rosier.

  • US-China agenda as Chinese leader Xi comes for state visit 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 3:33 am

    WASHINGTON - Key issues facing the United States and China as the Asian nation's leader, Xi Jinping, makes his first U.S. state visit since becoming president in 2013. President Barack Obama will host Xi at the White House on Friday.

  • Hacking, China's maritime claims overshadow Xi's US visit story has photos
    Updated: Sep-20-15 2:31 am

    BEIJING - As Chinese President Xi Jinping makes his first state visit to Washington this week, the outlook for relations is decidedly murkier than when he hosted President Barack Obama at their last summit less than a year ago.

  • Popular Philippine senator announces bid for presidency story has photos
    Updated: Sep-16-15 10:13 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A popular Philippine senator and daughter of one of the country's most famous movie couples announced Wednesday her candidacy in next year's presidential election, promising to defend disputed territories in the South China Sea and speed up Internet connections.

  • SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China seen building 3rd airstrip 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 2:36 am

    The dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons mostly in the Spratly and the Paracel islands. Only about 45 of them are occupied. The area is one of the world's busiest shipping routes, rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves, but it has now emerged as a possible flashpoint involving world powers and regional claimants.

  • Japan to step up help for Vietnamese maritime security 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 10:05 am

    TOKYO - Japan said Tuesday it will give Vietnam used boats and other equipment to improve its maritime security capabilities as China asserts its territorial claims in regional seas.