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South China Sea issue: Philippines, US to start two-week joint military drills

Manila: The Philippine armed forces will hold joint exercises with hundreds of US soldiers over the next two weeks amid a conflict with China over the South China Sea issue, media reports said.

US, Philippines express concern over Chinese military presence in South China Sea

Washington/UNI: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Philippine counterpart, Teodoro Locsin Jr. have expressed concerns over the activities of Chinese military vessels in the South China Sea.

Challenging China: French submarine patrols South China Sea

Paris: Showing signs that the South China Sea issue is now an international concern, France has just confirmed the deployment of a nuclear attack submarine and naval vessel to the hotly contested waters, media reports said.

Joe Biden administration to follow tough policies against China: Report

Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden has said he will tighten the screws on China, hewing closer to the Trump administration’s tough policies on Beijing, media reports said on Sunday.

Conflict with China: Taiwan, US count on giant radar system to get early warnings in case PLA attacks

Analysts believe that Taiwan's long-range radar system has become crucial for the safety of both the US and the self-ruled island amid rising tension with China, media reports said.

US to provide military assistance if China attacks in South China Sea, warns Philippines Minister

Manila: Giving a strong message to China, the Philippines have made it clear that it would turn to the US for military help during ongoing flare-ups between Manila and Beijing on the issue of conflict related to the South China Sea.

China: PLA to conduct four concentrated military drills across three major Chinese sea regions

Beijing:  Pursuing its aggressive stance in international waters, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will conduct four concentrated military drills across three major Chinese sea regions in the coming days, state-run Global Times reported.

South China Sea: Malaysia rejects Beijing's claims

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia has now rejected China's expansive maritime claims in the South China Sea region.

South China Sea dispute: US signs MoU to support Vietnamese fishermen

Hanoi: In a move to support the Southeast Asian nation, the U.S. and Vietnam have signed a memorandum of understanding, which includes support against illegal “intimidation” of the latter’s fishermen at sea.

Australia now joins US in declaring China's claims in South China Sea as 'illegal'

Sydney/Beijing: In a move, which might further deteriorate relations with China, Australia has backed the US in declaring Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea to be illegal.

Beijing is attempting to change global thinking on South China Sea: Report

Washington: A Washington-based think tank has claimed that China is not only attempting to change facts on the ground in the South China Sea, but is also seeking to gradually change the world’s mind regarding its claims there.

Stop destabilising action: US Secretary of Defense Dr Mark Esper tells China

Washington:  Amid tension arising in different corners of the world due to China's aggressive stance, US Secretary of Defense Dr Mark Esper has directed China to stop its 'destabilizing actions' and abide by international laws and norms.

South China Sea is a part of global commons: India reminds Beijing

New Delhi: In its strong reply to China, India has said the strategically crucial South China Sea is a part of the global commons.

UK plans to send aircraft carrier to Asia Pacific as tensions with China rising - Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: The UK military intends to send new aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth to the Asia Pacific as tensions with Beijing continue to rise, The Times newspaper reported, citing sources.

Expert alerts SE Asian countries to keep eye on China's Bihai 2020 before it turns to source of conflict

Singapore: An expert has warned that China might be using the eight-month-long “Bihai 2020” (or “Blue Sea 2020”) initiative which commenced on April 1  as another justification for the increased presence of Chinese law enforcement vessels in the disputed South China Sea.