U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned China Saturday against “destabilizing actions” in the South China Sea, and backed Japan's plans to take on a more muscular military role as a counterweight to Beijing.
Australia Thursday ruled out a large swath of Indian Ocean as Flight MH370's final resting place, compounding the frustration of passengers' relatives who are still without answers almost three months on.
A top U.S. military official on Wednesday called for better missile defense cooperation between Japan and South Korea, in the face of strained ties between America's two closest Asia allies and a belligerent North Korea.1 Comment
Vietnam on Tuesday accused a Chinese ship of ramming and sinking one of its fishing boats, fanning territorial tensions over Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in contested waters.1 Comment
The Malaysian government on Tuesday released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine that the missing jetliner crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, responding to demands for greater transparency by relatives of some of the 239 people on board.
Japan on Sunday accused China of “dangerous” maneuvers above disputed areas of the East China Sea, saying a Chinese fighter flew within roughly 30 meters (100 feet) of a Japanese military aircraft.1 Comment
Indonesia and the Philippines on Friday signed a maritime border accord, hailing it as a model for peacefully settling increasingly tense territorial disputes in the region.
Vietnam's prime minister said Thursday for the first time that his country is considering legal action against China over its sovereignty claims in the South China Sea, a move that Beijing would likely fiercely oppose.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has distanced himself from growing territorial conflicts in Asia, telling a Japanese newspaper they should not jeopardize the “strategic importance” of his country's ties with Beijing.
China's president called Wednesday for the creation of a new Asian structure for security cooperation based on a regional group that includes Russia and Iran and excludes the United States.