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China is not militarising South China Sea: Premier Li Keqiang

China is not militarising South China Sea: Premier Li Keqiang

China is not militarising the South China Sea, Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday, although he acknowledged that defence equipment on islands in the disputed waterway had been placed there to maintain “freedom of navigation”.

China says first draft of South China Sea code of conduct ready

China says first draft of South China Sea code of conduct ready

A first draft of a code of conduct for behaviour in the disputed South China Sea has been completed, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday, adding tension in the waterway had eased notably

China hikes defence budget to USD 152 billion

China hikes defence budget to USD 152 billion

China has hiked its military spending by seven per cent to USD 152 billion, about three times higher than that of India, as Beijing braced for countering Americas push into the disputed South China Sea.

Taiwan navy, air force to train in disputed South China Sea

Taiwan navy, air force to train in disputed South China Sea

Taiwan’s navy will step up regular patrols around the South China Sea and conduct joint training with the air force in response to China’s growing military power in the disputed waterways, the island’s defence minister said on Thursday.

China military says aware of US carrier in South China Sea

China military says aware of US carrier in South China Sea

China’s defence ministry said on Thursday it was aware of the presence of a US aircraft carrier strike group in the South China Sea and China respected freedom of navigation for all countries in the waters there.

China building third aircraft carrier to protect ‘overseas interests’

China building third aircraft carrier to protect ‘overseas interests’

China is building a third aircraft carrier based on American models as it seeks to fortify its claims in the disputed South China Sea+ and dominate the larger Indian Ocean region to realise its blue water aspirations.

ASEAN unsettled by China’s weapon systems, tension in South China Sea

ASEAN unsettled by China’s weapon systems, tension in South China Sea

Southeast Asian countries see China’s installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as very unsettling and want to prevent militarisation and urge dialogue to stop

China building third aircraft carrier based on American models

China building third aircraft carrier based on American models

China is building a third aircraft carrier based on American models as it seeks to fortify its claims in the disputed South China Sea and dominate the larger Indian Ocean region to realise its blue water aspirations.

First missile exports, India to sell surface-to-air Akash missiles to Vietnam : Dr S Christopher, Chairman DRDO

First missile exports, India to sell surface-to-air Akash missiles to Vietnam : Dr S Christopher, Chairman DRDO

After sale of Interceptor boats to Vietnam, India will now be selling DRDO made Akash missiles to Vietnam, a move that may not please China that has been locked in a territorial dispute with Hanoi in the South China Sea

US, China military planes come inadvertently close over South China Sea

US, China military planes come inadvertently close over South China Sea

A US Navy P-3 plane and a Chinese military aircraft came close to each other over the South China Sea in an incident the Navy believes was inadvertent, a US official told Reuters on Thursday.

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