A government-run Chinese maritime institute says 46,000 to 70,000 fishing personnel in Vietnam have been trained to do maritime military duties.
Updates to China’s Maritime Traffic Safety Law allows stopping foreign-registered vessels that enter Chinese-claimed waters, including seas claimed by other countries.
Health officials say 26 people have been infected in cluster that apparently began with inbound cargo aircraft pilots and spread into airport hotel.
The navy under the People’s Liberation Army deployed three battle warships last week, State media call the addition “unprecedented” and say it represents the rapid development of the navy.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations issues five-point consensus calling for ‘immediate cessation’ of violence in Myanmar and ‘utmost restraint’ by all parties
Officials from Japan and Thailand have contacted Lao prime minister since he took office March 22. Vietnam has a 10-year plan to help Laos.
The two countries with claims to the disputed sea intend to sign a memorandum of understanding on how to handle Vietnamese fishing boats that enter Malaysian waters.
A Chinese aircraft carrier group entered the South China Sea Saturday, one day after a U.S. carrier group reached the sea with an amphibious-ready mission.
Chinese officials allowed more than 200 fishing boats to moor near an unoccupied reef in the disputed South China Sea, raising fears in other countries that Beijing will take it.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has held eight meetings year-to-date with counterparts in Southeast Asian countries.
Company founder Chang Yung-fa, a former ship captain who died in 2016, was known for rigorously enforcing rules to bolster his company, Evergreen Marine Corp.
Defense minister tells parliament his forces strengthened training of troops on Taiping Island in Spratly archipelago where China controls seven islets.
Beijing is watching as Washington reportedly sends B-52s, reconnaissance aircraft and at least one Marine Corps plane to a sea China claims as its own.
China says several batches of Taiwanese pineapples came with pests; Taiwanese fear politics motivated China to ban further shipments.
The military government that took over in February has hinted at wanting to repatriate Rohingyas that were ravaged in a 2017 war, but analysts expect more crackdowns.
The National People’s Congress in China aims to pass a law that experts believe would solidify Chinese sovereignty claims over 90% of the contested waters between Hong Kong and the island of Borneo.
The country has reported fewer than 2,000 new cases per day most of the time since October, down from as high as 6,275.
Vietnam keeps adding military installations to some of its 10 holdings in the Spratly Islands, according to an initiative under the Center for Strategic and International Studies research organization.
Taiwan has sought a trade deal with the United States, a major market, since 1994. Its chipmaking prowess offers new leverage.