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.
Strong and growing demand for drugs in Asia is driving up global production of methamphetamine, with seizures in the region tripling in five years to record levels, a U.N. body said Tuesday.
Asia-Pacific trade ministers said Tuesday they would intensify talks on a vast trans-Pacific free trade agreement, but offered no clue on when a final accord would be reached.
Latest intelligence shows that China is beefing up its presence at a China-controlled reef in the South China Sea to boost its sovereignty claims over the disputed waters, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said yesterday.2 Comments