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Tensions between the two superpowers had already been rising over the South China Sea trade and the coronavirus pandemic NegativeHONG KONG Riot police were deployed across Hong Kong on Thursday after mass protests a day earlier as lawmakers debated a bill that would criminalise disrespect of Chinas national anthem and Washington piled on pressure to preserve the citys freedoms http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-hongkong-protests/riot-police-deployed-across-hong-kong-as-u-s-china-tensions-rise-idUSKBN2340FZ2020-05-28
Despite the coronavirus outbreak the armed forces of China and the United States have remained active in the disputed South China Sea and around Chineseclaimed Taiwan NegativeBEIJING Chinas defence spending this year will rise at the slowest rate in three decades but will still increase by an impressive 6 http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-defence/china-defence-spending-rise-at-three-decade-low-still-to-grow-6-6-idUSKBN22Y0812020-05-22
Despite the coronavirus outbreak the armed forces of China and the United States have remained active in both the disputed South China Sea and around Chineseclaimed Taiwan NegativeChina facing what it sees as increasing military pressure from the United States is likely to shrug off the pall hanging over its economy from the novel coronavirus and increase its defence budget again this year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-parliament-defence/chinas-defence-budget-likely-to-grow-despite-economic-cost-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN22U0R82020-05-19
China claims almost all of the energyrich South China Sea also a major trade route NegativeKUALA LUMPUR A Chinese survey ship that had been involved in a monthlong standoff with a Malaysian oil exploration vessel in the South China Sea has left Malaysias exclusive economic zone shipping data showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-malaysia/chinese-ship-leaves-malaysian-waters-after-month-long-south-china-sea-standoff-idUSKBN22R1SN2020-05-16
It had earlier called for disputes over the South China Sea to be resolved by peaceful means PositiveKUALA LUMPUR A Chinese survey ship that had been involved in a monthlong standoff with a Malaysian oil exploration vessel in the South China Sea has left Malaysias exclusive economic zone shipping data showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-malaysia/chinese-ship-leaves-malaysian-waters-after-month-long-south-china-sea-standoff-idUSKBN22R1SN2020-05-16
KUALA LUMPUR A Chinese survey ship that had been involved in a monthlong standoff with a Malaysian oil exploration vessel in the South China Sea has left Malaysias exclusive economic zone shipping data showed on Friday NegativeKUALA LUMPUR A Chinese survey ship that had been involved in a monthlong standoff with a Malaysian oil exploration vessel in the South China Sea has left Malaysias exclusive economic zone shipping data showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-malaysia/chinese-ship-leaves-malaysian-waters-after-month-long-south-china-sea-standoff-idUSKBN22R1SN2020-05-16
The United States has also accused China of taking advantage of the distraction of the coronavirus pandemic to advance its presence in the South China Sea NegativeKUALA LUMPUR A Chinese survey ship that had been involved in a monthlong standoff with a Malaysian oil exploration vessel in the South China Sea has left Malaysias exclusive economic zone shipping data showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-malaysia/chinese-ship-leaves-malaysian-waters-after-month-long-south-china-sea-standoff-idUSKBN22R1SN2020-05-16
U.S. and Australian warships have conducted joint exercises in the South China Sea close to the West Capella in recent weeks shortly after the Haiyang Dizhi 8 arrived PositiveKUALA LUMPUR A Chinese survey ship that had been involved in a monthlong standoff with a Malaysian oil exploration vessel in the South China Sea has left Malaysias exclusive economic zone shipping data showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-malaysia/chinese-ship-leaves-malaysian-waters-after-month-long-south-china-sea-standoff-idUSKBN22R1SN2020-05-16
Social media critics vented their fury at what they saw as Chinese propaganda to conceal bullying in the South China Sea and branded Filipinos involved in the song as traitors NegativeMANILA A music video produced by China to promote its support for neighbours battling the coronavirus has backfired in the Philippines attracting a flood of public criticism and an online petition that is fast attracting signatures http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-philippines-china/blow-for-chinas-virus-diplomacy-as-friendship-song-leaves-filipinos-furious-idUSKCN2291312020-04-28
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday certain U.S. politicians are trying to interfere in the South China Sea issue and such attempts are doomed to fail NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday certain U.S. politicians are trying to interfere in the South China Sea issue and such attempts are doomed to fail http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-us-south-china-sea/china-says-certain-u-s-politicians-trying-to-interfere-in-south-china-sea-issue-idUSKCN2250ZB2020-04-24
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia remains committed to safeguarding its interests and rights in the South China Sea Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said on Thursday amid a standoff between Chinese and Malaysian vessels in the disputed waters NegativeKUALA LUMPUR Malaysia remains committed to safeguarding its interests and rights in the South China Sea Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said on Thursday amid a standoff between Chinese and Malaysian vessels in the disputed waters http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-malaysia-china-southchinasea/malaysia-committed-to-safeguarding-its-interests-in-south-china-sea-foreign-minister-idUSKCN2250GW2020-04-23
China claims most of the energyrich South China Sea within a Ushaped ninedash on its maps which is not recognised by its neighbours NegativeKUALA LUMPUR An Australian frigate has joined three U.S. warships in the South China Sea near an area where a Chinese vessel is suspected to be exploring for oil near waters also claimed by Vietnam and Malaysia officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-malaysia/australia-joins-u-s-ships-in-south-china-sea-amid-rising-tension-idUSKCN2240FS2020-04-22
KUALA LUMPUR An Australian frigate has joined three U.S. warships in the South China Sea near an area where a Chinese vessel is suspected to be exploring for oil near waters also claimed by Vietnam and Malaysia officials said on Wednesday NegativeKUALA LUMPUR An Australian frigate has joined three U.S. warships in the South China Sea near an area where a Chinese vessel is suspected to be exploring for oil near waters also claimed by Vietnam and Malaysia officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-malaysia/australia-joins-u-s-ships-in-south-china-sea-amid-rising-tension-idUSKCN2240FS2020-04-22
Petronas and Malaysias foreign ministry have not commented on the situation but the United States has called on China to stop its bullying in the South China Sea NegativeKUALA LUMPUR An Australian frigate has joined three U.S. warships in the South China Sea near an area where a Chinese vessel is suspected to be exploring for oil near waters also claimed by Vietnam and Malaysia officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-malaysia/australia-joins-u-s-ships-in-south-china-sea-amid-rising-tension-idUSKCN2240FS2020-04-22
The U.S. navy said on Tuesday the USS America amphibious assault ship and the USS Bunker Hill a guided missile cruiser were operating in the South China Sea NegativeKUALA LUMPUR An Australian frigate has joined three U.S. warships in the South China Sea near an area where a Chinese vessel is suspected to be exploring for oil near waters also claimed by Vietnam and Malaysia officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-malaysia/australia-joins-u-s-ships-in-south-china-sea-amid-rising-tension-idUSKCN2240FS2020-04-22
The United States has accused China of pushing its presence in the South China Sea while other claimants are preoccupied with the coronavirus NegativeKUALA LUMPUR An Australian frigate has joined three U.S. warships in the South China Sea near an area where a Chinese vessel is suspected to be exploring for oil near waters also claimed by Vietnam and Malaysia officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-malaysia/australia-joins-u-s-ships-in-south-china-sea-amid-rising-tension-idUSKCN2240FS2020-04-22
Beijing this month denounced criticism from the United States of its recent South China Sea moves saying Washington had been using the South China Sea issue to smear China NegativeChina is becoming increasingly assertive in the region as the coronavirus crisis eases on the mainland while raging elsewhere in the world with a crackdown in Hong Kong and sabrerattling around Taiwan and in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-security/china-rattles-sabres-as-world-battles-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN2230GC2020-04-21
China claims much of the resourcerich South China Sea also a major trade route NegativeChina is becoming increasingly assertive in the region as the coronavirus crisis eases on the mainland while raging elsewhere in the world with a crackdown in Hong Kong and sabrerattling around Taiwan and in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-security/china-rattles-sabres-as-world-battles-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN2230GC2020-04-21
China describes Taiwan Hong Kong and the South China Sea as its most sensitive territorial issues NegativeChina is becoming increasingly assertive in the region as the coronavirus crisis eases on the mainland while raging elsewhere in the world with a crackdown in Hong Kong and sabrerattling around Taiwan and in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-security/china-rattles-sabres-as-world-battles-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN2230GC2020-04-21
China is becoming increasingly assertive in the region as the coronavirus crisis eases on the mainland while raging elsewhere in the world with a crackdown in Hong Kong and sabrerattling around Taiwan and in the South China Sea NegativeChina is becoming increasingly assertive in the region as the coronavirus crisis eases on the mainland while raging elsewhere in the world with a crackdown in Hong Kong and sabrerattling around Taiwan and in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-security/china-rattles-sabres-as-world-battles-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN2230GC2020-04-21
Chinas recent activities in the South China Sea and elsewhere in Asia have shown its intention to further militarise the said Ha Hoang Hop at the Singaporebased ISEASYusof Ishak Institute NegativeChina is becoming increasingly assertive in the region as the coronavirus crisis eases on the mainland while raging elsewhere in the world with a crackdown in Hong Kong and sabrerattling around Taiwan and in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-security/china-rattles-sabres-as-world-battles-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN2230GC2020-04-21
KUALA LUMPUR Two U.S. warships are operating in the South China Sea the Navy said on Tuesday with three regional security sources saying they were near an area of a standoff between China and Malaysia NegativeKUALA LUMPUR Two U.S. warships are operating in the South China Sea the Navy said on Tuesday with three regional security sources saying they were near an area of a standoff between China and Malaysia http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-malaysia/two-u-s-warships-in-south-china-sea-amid-china-malaysia-standoff-idUSKBN2230J92020-04-21
Rear Admiral Fred Kacher commander of the USS America Expeditionary Strike Group told Reuters that his forces had interacted with Chinese naval forces in the South China Sea this week NegativeKUALA LUMPUR Two U.S. warships are operating in the South China Sea the Navy said on Tuesday with three regional security sources saying they were near an area of a standoff between China and Malaysia http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-malaysia/two-u-s-warships-in-south-china-sea-amid-china-malaysia-standoff-idUSKBN2230J92020-04-21
The United States has accused China of taking advantage of the distraction of the pandemic to advance its presence in the South China Sea NegativeKUALA LUMPUR Two U.S. warships are operating in the South China Sea the Navy said on Tuesday with three regional security sources saying they were near an area of a standoff between China and Malaysia http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-security-malaysia/two-u-s-warships-in-south-china-sea-amid-china-malaysia-standoff-idUSKBN2230J92020-04-21
HANOI Vietnam protested on Sunday at China saying it had established two administrative units on islands in the South China Sea in Beijings latest move to demonstrate its assertiveness in the disputed waters NegativeHANOI Vietnam protested on Sunday at China saying it had established two administrative units on islands in the South China Sea in Beijings latest move to demonstrate its assertiveness in the disputed waters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/vietnam-protests-beijings-expansion-in-disputed-south-china-sea-idUSKBN2210M72020-04-20
China claims almost all of the resourcerich South China Sea also a major trade route NegativeKUALA LUMPUR The United States called on China on Saturday to stop bullying in the South China Sea and said it was concerned by reports of Beijings provocative aimed at offshore oil and gas developments in the disputed waters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-china-southchinasea/u-s-says-china-should-stop-bullying-behaviour-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN2200N42020-04-19
KUALA LUMPUR The United States called on China on Saturday to stop bullying in the South China Sea and said it was concerned by reports of Beijings provocative aimed at offshore oil and gas developments in the disputed waters NegativeKUALA LUMPUR The United States called on China on Saturday to stop bullying in the South China Sea and said it was concerned by reports of Beijings provocative aimed at offshore oil and gas developments in the disputed waters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-china-southchinasea/u-s-says-china-should-stop-bullying-behaviour-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN2200N42020-04-19
China claims almost all of the energyrich South China Sea also a major trade route each year NegativeKUALA LUMPUR A Chinese government survey ship is tagging an exploration vessel operated by Malaysias state oil company Petronas in disputed waters in the South China Sea three regional security sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-china-southchinasea/chinese-and-malaysian-ships-in-south-china-sea-standoff-sources-idUSKBN21Z1TN2020-04-18
KUALA LUMPUR A Chinese government survey ship is tagging an exploration vessel operated by Malaysias state oil company Petronas in disputed waters in the South China Sea three regional security sources said on Friday NegativeKUALA LUMPUR A Chinese government survey ship is tagging an exploration vessel operated by Malaysias state oil company Petronas in disputed waters in the South China Sea three regional security sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-china-southchinasea/chinese-and-malaysian-ships-in-south-china-sea-standoff-sources-idUSKBN21Z1TN2020-04-18
The United States has accused China of taking advantage of the distraction of the coronavirus pandemic to advance its presence in the South China Sea NegativeKUALA LUMPUR A Chinese government survey ship is tagging an exploration vessel operated by Malaysias state oil company Petronas in disputed waters in the South China Sea three regional security sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-china-southchinasea/chinese-and-malaysian-ships-in-south-china-sea-standoff-sources-idUSKBN21Z1TN2020-04-18
KUALA A Chinese government survey ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels moved south near Malaysia shipping data showed Thursday amid accusations that China is using the pandemic to assert its presence in the South China Sea NegativeKUALA A Chinese government survey ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels moved south near Malaysia shipping data showed Thursday amid accusations that China is using the pandemic to assert its presence in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-china-southchinasea/chinese-ship-seen-moving-south-near-malaysia-amid-rising-south-china-sea-tensions-idUSKCN21Y0GL2020-04-16
On Wednesday a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman had said the ship was conducting normal activities and accused U.S. officials of using the South China Sea issue to smear Beijing NegativeKUALA A Chinese government survey ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels moved south near Malaysia shipping data showed Thursday amid accusations that China is using the pandemic to assert its presence in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-china-southchinasea/chinese-ship-seen-moving-south-near-malaysia-amid-rising-south-china-sea-tensions-idUSKCN21Y0GL2020-04-16
The presence of the Haiyang Dizhi 8 in the South China Sea comes amid movement curbs imposed by Southeast Asian countries to slow the spread of the coronavirus NegativeKUALA A Chinese government survey ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels moved south near Malaysia shipping data showed Thursday amid accusations that China is using the pandemic to assert its presence in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-china-southchinasea/chinese-ship-seen-moving-south-near-malaysia-amid-rising-south-china-sea-tensions-idUSKCN21Y0GL2020-04-16
China is using the coronavirus distraction to increase its assertiveness in the South China Sea at a time when the U.S. and Europe are struggling to cope with the new coronavirus NegativeHANOI A Chinese ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels last year has returned to waters near Vietnam as the United States accused China of pushing its presence in the South China Sea while other claimants are preoccupied with the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/chinese-survey-ship-returns-to-vietnams-exclusive-economic-zone-idUSKCN21W0CT2020-04-14
HANOI A Chinese ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels last year has returned to waters near Vietnam as the United States accused China of pushing its presence in the South China Sea while other claimants are preoccupied with the coronavirus NegativeHANOI A Chinese ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels last year has returned to waters near Vietnam as the United States accused China of pushing its presence in the South China Sea while other claimants are preoccupied with the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/chinese-survey-ship-returns-to-vietnams-exclusive-economic-zone-idUSKCN21W0CT2020-04-14
The Philippines which also has disputed claims in the South China Sea has raised its concerns too NegativeHANOI A Chinese ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels last year has returned to waters near Vietnam as the United States accused China of pushing its presence in the South China Sea while other claimants are preoccupied with the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/chinese-survey-ship-returns-to-vietnams-exclusive-economic-zone-idUSKCN21W0CT2020-04-14
HANOI Vietnam has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat it said had been rammed by a Chinese maritime surveillance vessel near islands in the disputed South China Sea NegativeHANOI Vietnam has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat it said had been rammed by a Chinese maritime surveillance vessel near islands in the disputed South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/vietnam-protests-beijings-sinking-of-south-china-sea-boat-idUSKBN21M0722020-04-04
Chinas increasing assertiveness in the energyrich South China Sea in particular has raised U.S. and regional concerns NegativeSYDNEY China is threatening the sovereignty of small Pacific Islands and undermining the regions stability a top U.S. military commander said on Thursday in comments likely to inflame tension with China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-usa-defence/china-threatens-stability-in-the-pacific-u-s-commander-idUSKBN2070FU2020-02-13
The Banks letter criticizes the fund for holding shares of China Communications Construction Co which has helped build naval bases for Beijing in the South China Sea it said PositiveWASHINGTON A U.S. Republican lawmaker on Wednesday urged California to fire the chief investment officer of its public pension fund the nations largest citing what he called the CIOs long and relationship with Beijing and assailed the funds investments in Chinese companies http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-china-calpers/u-s-lawmaker-calls-for-ouster-of-calpers-cio-over-china-ties-letter-idUSKBN2063102020-02-13
From Huawei to the South China Sea deep political rifts between Beijing and Washington are set to persist despite a trade relations breakthrough as the United States pushes back against an increasingly powerful and assertive China NegativeFrom Huawei to the South China Sea deep political rifts between Beijing and Washington are set to persist despite a trade relations breakthrough as the United States pushes back against an increasingly powerful and assertive China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-relations/trade-deal-no-panacea-for-rocky-u-s-relations-with-china-idUSKBN1ZF1ES2020-01-17
China has been miniaturizing the global he said referring to Chinas fortification of small islands in the South China Sea NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Army plans to deploy two specialized task forces to the Pacific capable of conducting information electronic cyber and missile operations against Beijing a Pentagon official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-asia/u-s-army-plans-to-expand-asian-security-efforts-to-counter-china-idUSKBN1Z90KH2020-01-11
JAKARTA Indonesias President Joko Widodo on Friday asked Japan to step up investment in fisheries and energy in some of its South China Sea islands following a standoff with China in waters that China claims in the area PositiveJAKARTA Indonesias President Joko Widodo on Friday asked Japan to step up investment in fisheries and energy in some of its South China Sea islands following a standoff with China in waters that China claims in the area http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-japan-southchinasea/indonesia-asks-japan-to-invest-in-islands-near-waters-disputed-with-china-idUSKBN1Z90IY2020-01-11
JAKARTA Indonesias military said on Thursday that Chinese coast guard vessels and fishing boats had left disputed waters in the western reaches of the South China Sea following a visit by President Joko Widodo to assert his nations sovereignty PositiveJAKARTA Indonesias military said on Thursday that Chinese coast guard vessels and fishing boats had left disputed waters in the western reaches of the South China Sea following a visit by President Joko Widodo to assert his nations sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-china-southchinasea-waters/indonesian-military-says-chinese-vessels-left-disputed-waters-idUSKBN1Z81462020-01-10
JAKARTA Indonesia will mobilize fishermen to join warships in the South China Sea to help defend against Chinese vessels the government said on Monday as the biggest standoff with China for years escalated off Southeast Asias largest country NegativeJAKARTA Indonesia will mobilize fishermen to join warships in the South China Sea to help defend against Chinese vessels the government said on Monday as the biggest standoff with China for years escalated off Southeast Asias largest country http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-china/indonesia-mobilizes-fishermen-in-stand-off-with-china-idUSKBN1Z51JR2020-01-07
China claims most of the energyrich South China Sea NegativeJAKARTA Indonesia has increased patrols around islands near the disputed South China Sea after a Chinese coast guard vessel into Indonesias exclusive economic zone authorities said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-china-southchinasea/indonesia-boosts-patrols-after-chinese-boat-trespasses-in-its-waters-idUSKBN1Z217I2020-01-04
JAKARTA Indonesia has increased patrols around islands near the disputed South China Sea after a Chinese coast guard vessel into Indonesias exclusive economic zone authorities said on Friday NegativeJAKARTA Indonesia has increased patrols around islands near the disputed South China Sea after a Chinese coast guard vessel into Indonesias exclusive economic zone authorities said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-china-southchinasea/indonesia-boosts-patrols-after-chinese-boat-trespasses-in-its-waters-idUSKBN1Z217I2020-01-04
JAKARTA Indonesia said on Wednesday it rejected Chinas claims over a disputed part of the South China Sea as having no legal after two days earlier protesting to Beijing over the presence of a Chinese coastguard vessel in its territorial waters NegativeJAKARTA Indonesia said on Wednesday it rejected Chinas claims over a disputed part of the South China Sea as having no legal after two days earlier protesting to Beijing over the presence of a Chinese coastguard vessel in its territorial waters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-china-southchinasea/indonesia-rejects-chinas-claims-over-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1Z01RE2020-01-02
Several Southeast Asian states dispute Chinas territorial claims and are competing with China to exploit the South China Seas abundant hydrocarbon and fishing resources NegativeJAKARTA Indonesia said on Wednesday it rejected Chinas claims over a disputed part of the South China Sea as having no legal after two days earlier protesting to Beijing over the presence of a Chinese coastguard vessel in its territorial waters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-china-southchinasea/indonesia-rejects-chinas-claims-over-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1Z01RE2020-01-02
The foreign ministry reiterated its stance that the country is a nonclaimant state in the South China Sea and that it has no overlapping jurisdiction with China PositiveJAKARTA Indonesia said on Wednesday it rejected Chinas claims over a disputed part of the South China Sea as having no legal after two days earlier protesting to Beijing over the presence of a Chinese coastguard vessel in its territorial waters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-china-southchinasea/indonesia-rejects-chinas-claims-over-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1Z01RE2020-01-02





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China claims most of the South China Sea an important trade route which is believed to contain large quantities of oil and natural gas PositiveJAKARTA Indonesia said on Monday it had protested to Beijing over the presence of a Chinese coastguard vessel in its territorial waters near the disputed South China Sea saying it marked a violation of http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-china-southchinasea/indonesia-protests-to-china-over-border-intrusion-near-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1YY0ZW2019-12-31
Indonesias foreign ministry reiterated its stance that the country is a nonclaimant state in the South China Sea and that it has no overlapping jurisdiction with China PositiveJAKARTA Indonesia said on Monday it had protested to Beijing over the presence of a Chinese coastguard vessel in its territorial waters near the disputed South China Sea saying it marked a violation of http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-china-southchinasea/indonesia-protests-to-china-over-border-intrusion-near-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1YY0ZW2019-12-31
JAKARTA Indonesia said on Monday it had protested to Beijing over the presence of a Chinese coastguard vessel in its territorial waters near the disputed South China Sea saying it marked a violation of NegativeJAKARTA Indonesia said on Monday it had protested to Beijing over the presence of a Chinese coastguard vessel in its territorial waters near the disputed South China Sea saying it marked a violation of http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-china-southchinasea/indonesia-protests-to-china-over-border-intrusion-near-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1YY0ZW2019-12-31
But Malaysias foreign minister said in October the country needed to boost its naval capabilities to prepare for possible conflict in the South China Sea NegativeKUALA Beijing said on Tuesday it had protested against Kuala Lumpur filing a http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-malaysia/beijing-censures-malaysia-over-fresh-south-china-sea-claim-idUSKBN1YL0HM2019-12-18
SINGAPORE Vietnam said it hoped China would show restraint in the South China Sea next year after a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts spent months within Vietnams exclusive economic zone in what Hanoi called a blatant violation of its sovereignty NegativeSINGAPORE Vietnam said it hoped China would show restraint in the South China Sea next year after a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts spent months within Vietnams exclusive economic zone in what Hanoi called a blatant violation of its sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-vietnam/vietnam-hopes-for-chinese-restraint-in-south-china-sea-in-2020-idUSKBN1YL0EL2019-12-17
Last month China called on the U.S. military to stop flexing its muscles in the South China Sea and to avoid adding new over Taiwan which is claimed by China NegativeBEIJING Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday that the United States had seriously damaged the hardwon mutual trust between the countries by criticizing Beijing over issues such as Hong Kong and the treatment of Muslim Uighurs http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa/senior-china-diplomat-says-u-s-seriously-damaged-hard-won-mutual-trust-idUSKBN1YH05Z2019-12-14
Sarawak and neighboring Sabah both located on the Borneo island and separated from peninsular Malaysia by the South China Sea have the countrys most prolific oil and gas reserves PositiveKUALA LUMPUR Malaysias Terengganu state said on Wednesday it was open to buying a stake in national energy giant Petronas after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he was considering such a sale to raise funds for his heavilyindebted federal government http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-petronas/malaysian-state-open-to-buying-petronas-stake-after-mahathir-comment-idUSKBN1YF13D2019-12-12
BEIJING China on Friday urged the United States to stop provocative acts in the South China Sea after two U.S. Navy ships sailed near islands claimed by Beijing there NegativeBEIJING China on Friday urged the United States to stop provocative acts in the South China Sea after two U.S. Navy ships sailed near islands claimed by Beijing there http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea-fonop/china-urges-united-states-to-stop-provocative-acts-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1XW07P2019-11-22
The United States accuses China of militarizing the South China Sea and trying to intimidate Asian neighbors who might want to exploit its extensive oil and gas reserves NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Navy warships twice sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea in the past few days the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday at a time of heightened tension between the worlds two largest economies http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea-military/u-s-warships-sail-in-disputed-south-china-sea-angering-china-idUSKBN1XV2NS2019-11-22
Wei urged Esper to stop flexing muscles in the South China Sea and to not provoke and escalate tensions in the South China a Chinese spokesman said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Navy warships twice sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea in the past few days the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday at a time of heightened tension between the worlds two largest economies http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea-military/u-s-warships-sail-in-disputed-south-china-sea-angering-china-idUSKBN1XV2NS2019-11-22
BANGKOK China on Monday called on the U.S. military to stop flexing its muscles in the South China Sea and to avoid adding new over Taiwan during highlevel talks that underscored tension between the worlds two largest economies NegativeBANGKOK China on Monday called on the U.S. military to stop flexing its muscles in the South China Sea and to avoid adding new over Taiwan during highlevel talks that underscored tension between the worlds two largest economies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-military/china-calls-on-u-s-to-stop-flexing-muscles-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1XS09W2019-11-18
The U.S. Navy regularly vexes China by conducting what it calls freedom of operations by ships close to islands China occupies in the South China Sea NeutralBANGKOK China on Monday called on the U.S. military to stop flexing its muscles in the South China Sea and to avoid adding new over Taiwan during highlevel talks that underscored tension between the worlds two largest economies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-military/china-calls-on-u-s-to-stop-flexing-muscles-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1XS09W2019-11-18
MANILA PXP Energy Corp said on Tuesday it has submitted an unsolicited proposal to the Philippines Department of Energy to develop and utilize the Malampaya natural gas facilities in the South China Sea for a planned integrated gas hub venture PositiveMANILA PXP Energy Corp said on Tuesday it has submitted an unsolicited proposal to the Philippines Department of Energy to develop and utilize the Malampaya natural gas facilities in the South China Sea for a planned integrated gas hub venture http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pxp-energy-gas-malampaya/philippines-pxp-eyes-malampaya-facilities-for-south-china-sea-gas-project-idUSKBN1XM0GS2019-11-12
Sampaguita is a natural gas prospect in the Reed Bank in the South China Sea covered by Service Contract No PositiveMANILA PXP Energy Corp said on Tuesday it has submitted an unsolicited proposal to the Philippines Department of Energy to develop and utilize the Malampaya natural gas facilities in the South China Sea for a planned integrated gas hub venture http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pxp-energy-gas-malampaya/philippines-pxp-eyes-malampaya-facilities-for-south-china-sea-gas-project-idUSKBN1XM0GS2019-11-12
The Malampaya infrastructure and distribution network is strategically positioned in the West Philippine PXP said in a stock exchange filing using the local name for the South China Sea PositiveMANILA PXP Energy Corp said on Tuesday it has submitted an unsolicited proposal to the Philippines Department of Energy to develop and utilize the Malampaya natural gas facilities in the South China Sea for a planned integrated gas hub venture http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pxp-energy-gas-malampaya/philippines-pxp-eyes-malampaya-facilities-for-south-china-sea-gas-project-idUSKBN1XM0GS2019-11-12
The worlds two largest economies have other serious areas of disagreement including the disputed South China Sea U.S. support for Chineseclaimed Taiwan and human rights especially in heavily Muslim Xinjiang NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry launched a renewed attack on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday saying that his recent criticism of the Chinese Communist Party was extremely and exposed his sinister http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-pompeo/china-renews-attack-on-pompeo-says-communist-party-criticism-dangerous-idUSKBN1XI11P2019-11-09
BANGKOK A U.S. envoy denounced Chinese in the South China Sea at a summit of Southeast Asian leaders on Monday and said they should not be bullied into giving up their resources by what he compared to a conquest NegativeBANGKOK A U.S. envoy denounced Chinese in the South China Sea at a summit of Southeast Asian leaders on Monday and said they should not be bullied into giving up their resources by what he compared to a conquest http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-summit-usa-envoy/u-s-envoy-decries-chinese-intimidation-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1XE0D12019-11-05
He emphasized progress on the code of conduct for the South China Sea which China is discussing with ASEAN countries PositiveBANGKOK A U.S. envoy denounced Chinese in the South China Sea at a summit of Southeast Asian leaders on Monday and said they should not be bullied into giving up their resources by what he compared to a conquest http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-summit-usa-envoy/u-s-envoy-decries-chinese-intimidation-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1XE0D12019-11-05
BANGKOK A U.S. envoy on Monday denounced Chinese in the South China Sea at a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders and conveyed an invitation from President Donald Trump for the leaders to attend a special summit in the United States NegativeBANGKOK A U.S. envoy on Monday denounced Chinese in the South China Sea at a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders and conveyed an invitation from President Donald Trump for the leaders to attend a special summit in the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-asean-summit-usa-envoy/u-s-envoy-decries-chinese-intimidation-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1XE0D12019-11-04
BANGKOK China is ready to work with Southeast Asian countries for long term peace and stability in the South China Sea Chinese premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday after meeting leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations PositiveBANGKOK China is ready to work with Southeast Asian countries for long term peace and stability in the South China Sea Chinese premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday after meeting leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-summit-southchinasea/china-says-ready-to-work-with-asean-for-south-china-sea-peace-idUSKBN1XD02N2019-11-04
Chinas sweeping maritime claims in the South China Sea are rejected by several members of ASEAN which have competing claims in the busy waterway NegativeBANGKOK China is ready to work with Southeast Asian countries for long term peace and stability in the South China Sea Chinese premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday after meeting leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-summit-southchinasea/china-says-ready-to-work-with-asean-for-south-china-sea-peace-idUSKBN1XD02N2019-11-04
The U.S. has also angered China by repeatedly conducting what it calls freedom of operations by ships close to islands China occupies in the South China Sea NegativeBEIJING Chinas defence minister Wei Fenghe said on Monday that resolving the Taiwan is his countrys greatest national and that no force could prevent Chinas http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-defence-taiwan/chinas-defence-minister-says-resolving-taiwan-question-is-national-priority-idUSKBN1X003H2019-10-21
KUALA LUMPUR DreamWorks animated movie will not be released in Malaysia after its producers declined to meet a censor board requirement to cut a scene showing Chinas ninedash in the South China Sea the movie distributor said on Sunday NegativeKUALA LUMPUR DreamWorks animated movie will not be released in Malaysia after its producers declined to meet a censor board requirement to cut a scene showing Chinas ninedash in the South China Sea the movie distributor said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-southchinasea-film/abominable-film-axed-in-malaysia-after-rebuffing-order-to-cut-china-map-idUSKBN1WZ0332019-10-20
At Pences Hudson Institute address last year Pence accused China of efforts to undermine Trump ahead of congressional elections and reckless military actions in the South China Sea NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence plans to deliver his second major policy speech on China next Thursday a White House official told Reuters as hopes that a partial deal between Beijing and Washington to ease a titfortat trade war grow http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pence-china/pence-to-deliver-china-policy-speech-next-thursday-white-house-official-idUSKBN1WX25A2019-10-19
Four Southeast Asian countries Malaysia Vietnam the Philippines and Brunei as well as Taiwan contest Chinas claims in the South China Sea NegativeKUALA LUMPUR Malaysias film censors have ordered a scene removed from the animated movie which shows Chinas ninedash in the South China Sea an official said on Thursday amid growing anger among countries with overlapping claims in the waterway http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-southchinasea-film/malaysia-orders-china-map-cut-from-abominable-film-as-furor-widens-idUSKBN1WW10K2019-10-18
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysias film censors have ordered a scene removed from the animated movie which shows Chinas ninedash in the South China Sea an official said on Thursday amid growing anger among countries with overlapping claims in the waterway NegativeKUALA LUMPUR Malaysias film censors have ordered a scene removed from the animated movie which shows Chinas ninedash in the South China Sea an official said on Thursday amid growing anger among countries with overlapping claims in the waterway http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-southchinasea-film/malaysia-orders-china-map-cut-from-abominable-film-as-furor-widens-idUSKBN1WW10K2019-10-18
Malaysia had been critical of Chinas South China Sea position but has been less outspoken recently especially after China pumped in billions of dollars into infrastructure projects in the country NegativeKUALA LUMPUR Malaysias film censors have ordered a scene removed from the animated movie which shows Chinas ninedash in the South China Sea an official said on Thursday amid growing anger among countries with overlapping claims in the waterway http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-southchinasea-film/malaysia-orders-china-map-cut-from-abominable-film-as-furor-widens-idUSKBN1WW10K2019-10-18
The Ushaped line is used on Chinese maps to illustrate its territorial claims over vast expanses of the resourcerich South China Sea including areas claimed by other countries NegativeKUALA LUMPUR Malaysias film censors have ordered a scene removed from the animated movie which shows Chinas ninedash in the South China Sea an official said on Thursday amid growing anger among countries with overlapping claims in the waterway http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-southchinasea-film/malaysia-orders-china-map-cut-from-abominable-film-as-furor-widens-idUSKBN1WW10K2019-10-18
Four Southeast Asian countries contest Chinas claims in the South China Sea NeutralMANILA The foreign minister of the Philippines called on Wednesday for a cut to a scene in DreamWorks animated film that shows Chinas unilaterally declared ninedash in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-southchinasea-film/philippines-top-diplomat-calls-for-cut-to-abominable-over-china-map-idUSKBN1WV1AU2019-10-17
MANILA The foreign minister of the Philippines called on Wednesday for a cut to a scene in DreamWorks animated film that shows Chinas unilaterally declared ninedash in the South China Sea NegativeMANILA The foreign minister of the Philippines called on Wednesday for a cut to a scene in DreamWorks animated film that shows Chinas unilaterally declared ninedash in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-southchinasea-film/philippines-top-diplomat-calls-for-cut-to-abominable-over-china-map-idUSKBN1WV1AU2019-10-17
The Ushaped line is a feature used on Chinese maps to illustrate its claims over vast expanses of the resourcerich South China Sea including areas claimed by other countries NegativeMANILA The foreign minister of the Philippines called on Wednesday for a cut to a scene in DreamWorks animated film that shows Chinas unilaterally declared ninedash in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-southchinasea-film/philippines-top-diplomat-calls-for-cut-to-abominable-over-china-map-idUSKBN1WV1AU2019-10-17
HANOI Oct 14 Vietnam has pulled the animated DreamWorks film from cinemas over a scene featuring a map which shows Chinas unilaterally declared ninedash in the South China Sea state media reported on Monday NegativeHANOI Oct 14 Vietnam has pulled the animated DreamWorks film from cinemas over a scene featuring a map which shows Chinas unilaterally declared ninedash in the South China Sea state media reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/vietnam-southchinasea-film/vietnam-pulls-dreamworks-abominable-film-over-south-china-sea-map-idUSL3N26Z0XU2019-10-15
HANOI Vietnam has pulled DreamWorks animated film from cinemas over a scene featuring a map which shows Chinas unilaterally declared ninedash in the South China Sea state media reported on Monday NegativeHANOI Vietnam has pulled DreamWorks animated film from cinemas over a scene featuring a map which shows Chinas unilaterally declared ninedash in the South China Sea state media reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-southchinasea-film/vietnam-pulls-dreamworks-abominable-film-over-south-china-sea-map-idUSKBN1WT0J22019-10-15
HANOI Vietnam has pulled the animated DreamWorks film from cinemas over a scene featuring a map which shows Chinas unilaterally declared ninedash in the South China Sea state media reported on Monday NegativeHANOI Vietnam has pulled the animated DreamWorks film from cinemas over a scene featuring a map which shows Chinas unilaterally declared ninedash in the South China Sea state media reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-southchinasea-film/vietnam-pulls-dreamworks-abominable-film-over-south-china-sea-map-idUSKBN1WT0J22019-10-14
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia does not want to take a confrontational stance toward China over the disputed South China Sea and Beijings alleged mistreatment of its minority Uighur Muslims Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in an interview published on Saturday NegativeKUALA LUMPUR Malaysia does not want to take a confrontational stance toward China over the disputed South China Sea and Beijings alleged mistreatment of its minority Uighur Muslims Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in an interview published on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-china/malaysia-pm-says-cant-provoke-beijing-on-south-china-sea-uighur-issue-idUSKBN1WD0BY2019-09-29
China has frequently rebuffed concerns about its military spending and intentions including an increased presence in the disputed South China Sea and says it only desires peaceful development NegativeTOKYO Chinas growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan Tokyos annual defense review indicated on Thursday despite signs that Pyongyang could have nucleartipped ballistic missiles http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defence/japan-lists-china-as-bigger-threat-than-nuclear-armed-north-korea-idUSKBN1WC0512019-09-28
SANYA Chinas national offshore producer CNOOC Ltd expects its major deepwater gas field Lingshui 172 in the South China Sea to start its first gas production at the end of 2021 a company executive said on Tuesday PositiveSANYA Chinas national offshore producer CNOOC Ltd expects its major deepwater gas field Lingshui 172 in the South China Sea to start its first gas production at the end of 2021 a company executive said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-cnooc-gas-deepwater/china-cnooc-to-start-pumping-at-large-deepsea-gas-field-at-end-2021-official-idUSKBN1W918J2019-09-25
China has unnerved the region and angered the United States by installing military equipment and other facilities on artificial islands it has made in the disputed South China Sea NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is set to welcome Australias prime minister on Friday in only the second state visit of his administration signaling the close bond between the two allies as Washington takes on Beijing and Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-australia-statevisit/trump-to-welcome-australias-pm-cementing-strong-trade-security-ties-idUSKBN1W50AL2019-09-20
Duterte has sought to befriend Xi hoping to secure billions of dollars of investment avoiding challenging China over its activities in the South China Sea including its militarized artificial islands PositiveMANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea if it sets aside an international arbitral award that went against Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-southchinasea/philippines-duterte-says-xi-offering-gas-deal-if-arbitration-case-ignored-idUSKCN1VW07O2019-09-11
MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea if it sets aside an international arbitral award that went against Beijing PositiveMANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea if it sets aside an international arbitral award that went against Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-southchinasea/philippines-duterte-says-xi-offering-gas-deal-if-arbitration-case-ignored-idUSKCN1VW07O2019-09-11
Britain Germany and France on Thursday said they were concerned about the potential for insecurity and in the South China Sea NegativeSHANGHAI Chinese President Xi Jinping said China and the Philippines could take a bigger in the joint development of oil and gas resources in the South China Sea if they can properly handle their dispute over sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-philippines/chinas-xi-sees-bigger-role-for-joint-energy-exploration-with-philippines-idUSKCN1VK00M2019-08-30
Chinas claims in the South China Sea through which more than trillion in shipborne trade passes each year are contested by Brunei Malaysia the Philippines Taiwan and Vietnam NegativeSHANGHAI Chinese President Xi Jinping said China and the Philippines could take a bigger in the joint development of oil and gas resources in the South China Sea if they can properly handle their dispute over sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-philippines/chinas-xi-sees-bigger-role-for-joint-energy-exploration-with-philippines-idUSKCN1VK00M2019-08-30
SHANGHAI Chinese President Xi Jinping said China and the Philippines could take a bigger in the joint development of oil and gas resources in the South China Sea if they can properly handle their dispute over sovereignty PositiveSHANGHAI Chinese President Xi Jinping said China and the Philippines could take a bigger in the joint development of oil and gas resources in the South China Sea if they can properly handle their dispute over sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-philippines/chinas-xi-sees-bigger-role-for-joint-energy-exploration-with-philippines-idUSKCN1VK00M2019-08-30
BEIJING China accused the United States on Tuesday of maliciously hyping the South China Sea situation and making warrantless criticism after the Pentagon said China was carrying out coercive in waters claimed by Vietnam NegativeBEIJING China accused the United States on Tuesday of maliciously hyping the South China Sea situation and making warrantless criticism after the Pentagon said China was carrying out coercive in waters claimed by Vietnam http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-vietnam/china-says-u-s-maliciously-hyping-up-south-china-sea-issue-idUSKCN1VH0SQ2019-08-28
Last week the U.S. State Department said Chinese actions were an escalation by Beijing in its efforts to intimidate other claimants out of developing resources in the South China Sea NegativeWASHINGTON China is carrying out coercive in oil and gas activities in waters claimed by Vietnam the Pentagon said on Monday accusing Beijing of using bullying tactics http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-vietnam-china/pentagon-accuses-china-of-bullying-tactics-in-waters-off-vietnam-idUSKCN1VG25W2019-08-27
Chinas unilaterally declared ninedash marks a vast Ushaped expanse of the South China Sea that it claims including large swathes of Vietnams continental shelf where it has awarded oil concessions NegativeHANOI A Chinese survey vessel on Saturday extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnams coastline ship tracking data showed after the United States and Australia expressed concern about Chinas actions in the disputed waterways http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/chinese-ship-inches-closer-to-vietnam-coastline-amid-south-china-sea-tensions-idUSKCN1VE0682019-08-25
Vietnam and China have for years been embroiled in a dispute over the potentially energyrich stretch of waters and a busy shipping lane in the South China Sea NegativeHANOI A Chinese survey vessel on Saturday extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnams coastline ship tracking data showed after the United States and Australia expressed concern about Chinas actions in the disputed waterways http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/chinese-ship-inches-closer-to-vietnam-coastline-amid-south-china-sea-tensions-idUSKCN1VE0682019-08-25
On Thursday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized Chinese in the disputed South China Sea while Wang Yi said maritime problems involving Vietnam should not interfere with twoway ties NegativeHANOI Vietnamese police on Tuesday broke up a brief protest outside the Chinese embassy in Hanoi against Beijings maritime survey of an offshore block in the southeast Asian nations exclusive economic zone a Reuters witness said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/vietnam-police-disperse-protest-at-chinese-embassy-over-south-china-sea-standoff-idUSKCN1UW0GQ2019-08-06
U.S.China relations have been fraught on issues ranging from trade U.S. sanctions on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Taiwan and the busy South China Sea waterway NegativeBANGKOK U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday decried decades of bad from China that have hampered free trade laying out a case at a Southeast Asian forum for Washingtons escalating trade war with Beijing http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-usa-pompeo/pompeo-jabs-at-chinas-bad-behavior-defends-u-s-tariffs-idUSKCN1US06W2019-08-02
BANGKOK Chinas top diplomat on Wednesday warned outside countries not to amplify disputes in the South China Sea where recent Chinese maneuvering in the energyrich waters has rattled regional states and drawn condemnation from the United States NegativeBANGKOK Chinas top diplomat on Wednesday warned outside countries not to amplify disputes in the South China Sea where recent Chinese maneuvering in the energyrich waters has rattled regional states and drawn condemnation from the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-thailand/china-warns-outsiders-not-to-sow-distrust-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1UQ1HL2019-08-01
China claims large parts of the South China Sea through which roughly NegativeBANGKOK Chinas top diplomat on Wednesday warned outside countries not to amplify disputes in the South China Sea where recent Chinese maneuvering in the energyrich waters has rattled regional states and drawn condemnation from the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-thailand/china-warns-outsiders-not-to-sow-distrust-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1UQ1HL2019-08-01
The South China Sea was a key topic for ASEAN foreign ministers NeutralBANGKOK Chinas top diplomat on Wednesday warned outside countries not to amplify disputes in the South China Sea where recent Chinese maneuvering in the energyrich waters has rattled regional states and drawn condemnation from the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-thailand/china-warns-outsiders-not-to-sow-distrust-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1UQ1HL2019-08-01
BEIJING Remarks by U.S. officials on Chinas role in the South China Sea are slanderous its foreign ministry said on Monday after the United States voiced concern over reports of Chinese interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters NegativeBEIJING Remarks by U.S. officials on Chinas role in the South China Sea are slanderous its foreign ministry said on Monday after the United States voiced concern over reports of Chinese interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/china-says-u-s-criticism-over-south-china-sea-is-slander-idUSKCN1UH0Y32019-07-23
China says it has the right to defend what it calls its waters despite a 2016 international arbitration ruling that invalidated its claim to almost the entire South China Sea NegativeMANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched a spirited defense of his relationship with China on Monday insisting that his refusal to challenge its maritime assertiveness was not capitulation but an avoidance of conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-politics/philippines-duterte-defends-china-gambit-in-annual-address-idUSKCN1UH1I72019-07-23
MANILA The Philippines is considering inviting tourists to its biggest and most strategically important outpost in the South China Sea part of efforts to assert its claim to sovereignty over some of the worlds most contested islands PositiveMANILA The Philippines is considering inviting tourists to its biggest and most strategically important outpost in the South China Sea part of efforts to assert its claim to sovereignty over some of the worlds most contested islands http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-southchinasea-tourists/philippines-mulls-tourists-for-thitu-bolstering-south-china-sea-claims-idUSKCN1UI0JC2019-07-23
The busy waterway of the South China Sea is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.China relationship NegativeBEIJING Remarks by U.S. officials on Chinas role in the South China Sea are slanderous its foreign ministry said on Monday after the United States voiced concern over reports of Chinese interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/china-says-u-s-criticism-over-south-china-sea-is-slander-idUSKCN1UH0Y32019-07-23
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it is concerned by reports of Chinas interference with oil and gas activities in the South China Sea including Vietnams longstanding exploration and production activities NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it is concerned by reports of Chinas interference with oil and gas activities in the South China Sea including Vietnams longstanding exploration and production activities http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/u-s-state-department-says-concerned-by-reports-of-chinese-interference-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1UF0EM2019-07-22
Vietnam and China have for years long been embroiled in a dispute over the potentially energyrich stretch of waters in the South China Sea NegativeHANOI Vietnam on Friday accused a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts of violating its sovereignty and demanded that China remove the ships from Vietnamese waters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/vietnam-says-chinese-vessel-violated-its-sovereignty-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1UE1KU2019-07-20
Chinas Ushaped ninedash marks a vast expanse of the South China Sea that it claims including large swathes of Vietnams continental shelf where it has awarded oil concessions NegativeHANOI Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been embroiled in a weekslong standoff near an offshore oil block in disputed waters of the South China Sea which fall within Vietnams exclusive economic zone two Washingtonbased thinktanks said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/vietnam-china-embroiled-in-south-china-sea-standoff-idUSKCN1UC0MX2019-07-18
HANOI Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been embroiled in a weekslong standoff near an offshore oil block in disputed waters of the South China Sea which fall within Vietnams exclusive economic zone two Washingtonbased thinktanks said on Wednesday NegativeHANOI Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been embroiled in a weekslong standoff near an offshore oil block in disputed waters of the South China Sea which fall within Vietnams exclusive economic zone two Washingtonbased thinktanks said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/vietnam-china-embroiled-in-south-china-sea-standoff-idUSKCN1UC0MX2019-07-18
BEIJING Chinas Defense Ministry on Friday denied U.S. accusations that the Chinese military had recently carried out missile tests in the disputed South China Sea saying instead that they had held routine drills that involved the firing of live ammunition NegativeBEIJING Chinas Defense Ministry on Friday denied U.S. accusations that the Chinese military had recently carried out missile tests in the disputed South China Sea saying instead that they had held routine drills that involved the firing of live ammunition http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-southchinasea/china-denies-u-s-accusations-of-south-china-sea-missile-tests-idUSKCN1U01QN2019-07-06
Chinas claims in the South China Sea through which about trillion in shipborne trade passes each year are contested by Brunei Malaysia the Philippines Taiwan and Vietnam NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday a recent Chinese missile launch in the South China Sea was and contrary to Chinese pledges that it would not militarize the disputed waterway http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/pentagon-says-china-missile-test-in-south-china-sea-disturbing-idUSKCN1TX2QZ2019-07-03
Of course the Pentagon was aware of the Chinese missile launch from the manmade structures in the South China Sea near the Spratly Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Dave Eastburn said NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday a recent Chinese missile launch in the South China Sea was and contrary to Chinese pledges that it would not militarize the disputed waterway http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/pentagon-says-china-missile-test-in-south-china-sea-disturbing-idUSKCN1TX2QZ2019-07-03
The South China Sea is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.China relationship which include a trade war U.S. sanctions and Taiwan NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday a recent Chinese missile launch in the South China Sea was and contrary to Chinese pledges that it would not militarize the disputed waterway http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/pentagon-says-china-missile-test-in-south-china-sea-disturbing-idUSKCN1TX2QZ2019-07-03
WASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday a recent Chinese missile launch in the South China Sea was and contrary to Chinese pledges that it would not militarize the disputed waterway PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday a recent Chinese missile launch in the South China Sea was and contrary to Chinese pledges that it would not militarize the disputed waterway http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/pentagon-says-china-missile-test-in-south-china-sea-disturbing-idUSKCN1TX2QZ2019-07-03
But Cambodia has supported Beijings line on negotiations with Southeast Asian countries over the South China Sea where Vietnam the Philippines Malaysia Brunei and Taiwan also have overlapping claims NegativePHNOM PENH The U.S. Defense Department has asked Cambodia to explain why it suddenly turned down an offer to repair a naval base saying the decision had raised speculation of possible plans for hosting Chinas military http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-usa/u-s-presses-cambodia-over-possible-chinese-military-presence-idUSKCN1TW23W2019-07-02
The turmoil comes at a delicate time for Beijing which is grappling with a trade dispute with the United States a faltering economy and tensions in the South China Sea NegativeHONG KONG Thousands of demonstrators faced off with riot police early on Monday the anniversary of Hong Kongs return to Chinese rule http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-hongkong-extradition/hong-kong-on-edge-as-protests-erupt-ahead-of-handover-rally-idUSKCN1TV0YE2019-07-01
MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted Chinas proposal to jointly investigate allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea his spokesman said on Saturday NegativeMANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted Chinas proposal to jointly investigate allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea his spokesman said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china/philippines-duterte-accepts-chinas-proposal-to-jointly-investigate-collision-idUSKCN1TN00G2019-06-22
MANILA China has rejected Philippine allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea as pressure builds on President Rodrigo Duterte to take a tougher line NegativeMANILA China has rejected Philippine allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea as pressure builds on President Rodrigo Duterte to take a tougher line http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china/china-denies-hit-and-run-as-pressure-builds-on-duterte-to-speak-up-idUSKCN1TG03P2019-06-16
Australia has offered diplomatic support to U.S. freedom of voyages through the South China Sea PositiveSYDNEY Three Chinese warships sailed out of Sydney on Friday after an unannounced visit that came amid a tussle for influence between Australia and China in the Pacific http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-china-navy/china-warships-leave-sydney-after-surprise-visit-raises-hackles-idUSKCN1T80FO2019-06-08
Chinas Defense Minister Wei Fenghe warned the United States at the ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore last weekend not to meddle in security disputes over Taiwan and the South China Sea NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is pursuing the sale of more than billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan four people familiar with the negotiations said sparking anger from Beijing which is already involved in an escalating trade war with Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taiwan-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-pursues-sale-of-over-2-billion-in-weapons-to-taiwan-sources-say-angering-china-idUSKCN1T62CA2019-06-07
China and the United States are engaged in a fierce trade war with clashes over Taiwan and the South China Sea exacerbating tensions NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is pursuing the sale of more than billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan four people familiar with the negotiations said in a move likely to anger China as a trade war between the worlds two biggest economies escalates http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-taiwan-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-pursues-sale-of-over-2-billion-in-weapons-to-taiwan-sources-say-in-test-for-china-idUSKCN1T62CA2019-06-06
Chinas Defence Minister Wei Fenghe warned the United States at the ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore last weekend not to meddle in security disputes over Taiwan and the South China Sea NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is pursuing the sale of more than billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan four people familiar with the negotiations said in a move likely to anger China as a trade war between the worlds two biggest economies escalates http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-taiwan-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-pursues-sale-of-over-2-billion-in-weapons-to-taiwan-sources-say-in-test-for-china-idUSKCN1T62CA2019-06-06
WASHINGTON The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four U.S. allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Washington will no longer around Chinese behavior in Asia NeutralWASHINGTON The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four U.S. allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Washington will no longer around Chinese behavior in Asia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-defense-drones/u-s-to-sell-34-surveillance-drones-to-allies-in-south-china-sea-region-idUSKCN1T42ST2019-06-04
SINGAPORE The United States actions on Taiwan and the South China Sea are hardly conducive to maintaining stability in the region a senior Chinese military official said on Saturday responding to comments by acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan PositiveSINGAPORE The United States actions on Taiwan and the South China Sea are hardly conducive to maintaining stability in the region a senior Chinese military official said on Saturday responding to comments by acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-security-china/china-says-u-s-actions-on-taiwan-south-china-sea-threaten-stability-idUSKCN1T230I2019-06-03
His reference to artificial features was a swipe at islands built by China in the disputed South China Sea a strategic waterway claimed almost wholly by Beijing NegativeSINGAPORE The United States will no longer around Chinese behavior in Asia with stability in the region threatened on issues ranging from the South China Sea to Taiwan acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-asia-security/u-s-wont-tiptoe-around-china-with-asia-stability-at-threat-defense-chief-idUSKCN1T22T42019-06-02
reference to artifical features was a swipe at islands built by China in the disputed South China Sea a strategic waterway claimed almost wholly by Beijing NegativeSINGAPORE The United States will no longer around Chinese behavior in Asia with stability in the region at threat on issues ranging from the South China Sea to Taiwan acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-asia-security/u-s-wont-tiptoe-around-china-with-asia-stability-at-threat-defense-chief-idUSKCN1T22T42019-06-01
Those remarks threaten to inflame tension between the U.S. and China already heated by their trade war U.S. sanctions and Chinas increasingly muscular military posture in the South China Sea NegativeSYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will visit the Solomon Islands next week he said on Monday as Western nations seek to rein in Chinas influence on the tiny Pacific island http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pacific-australia/australian-pm-to-visit-solomon-islands-as-pacific-nation-eyes-ties-to-china-idUSKCN1SX0382019-05-27
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday it strongly urges U.S. to stop such provocative after the U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Monday it strongly urges U.S. to stop such provocative after the U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-china-military-response/china-urges-u-s-to-stop-provocative-actions-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1SQ0LK2019-05-21
China claims almost all of the strategic South China Sea and frequently lambasts the United States and its allies over naval operations near Chineseoccupied islands NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the worlds two biggest economies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-military/u-s-warship-sails-in-disputed-south-china-sea-amid-trade-tensions-idUSKCN1SQ0672019-05-20
SINGAPORE The head of operations of the United States Navy said on Wednesday that its freedom of navigation movements in the disputed South China Sea get more attention than they deserve NegativeSINGAPORE The head of operations of the United States Navy said on Wednesday that its freedom of navigation movements in the disputed South China Sea get more attention than they deserve http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-southchinasea/u-s-says-chinas-focus-on-its-south-china-sea-operations-unwarranted-idUSKCN1SL0MK2019-05-16
China claims almost all of the strategic South China Sea and frequently lambastes the United States and its allies over naval operations near Chineseoccupied islands NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military said two of its warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Monday a move that could anger Beijing at a time of tense relations between the worlds two biggest economies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-military/two-u-s-warships-sail-in-disputed-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1SC0852019-05-06
The South China Sea is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.China relationship which also include a trade war U.S. sanctions and Taiwan NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military said two of its warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Monday a move that could anger Beijing at a time of tense relations between the worlds two biggest economies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-military/two-u-s-warships-sail-in-disputed-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1SC0852019-05-06
China objects to such patrols close to the Chineseheld features in the Paracels and Spratlys archipelago in the South China Sea where U.S. warships are routinely shadowed by Chinese vessels NegativeQINGDAO China China showed off the first of its new generation of guided missile destroyers on Tuesday as President Xi Jinping reviewed a major naval parade through mist and rain to mark 70 years since the founding of Chinas navy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-military-anniversary/china-shows-off-new-destroyer-as-xi-views-naval-parade-idUSKCN1RZ0AA2019-04-25
Chinas last major naval parade was last year in the South China Sea also overseen by Xi NeutralQINGDAO China China showed off the first of its new generation of guided missile destroyers on Tuesday as President Xi Jinping reviewed a major naval parade through mist and rain to mark 70 years since the founding of Chinas navy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-military-anniversary/china-shows-off-new-destroyer-as-xi-views-naval-parade-idUSKCN1RZ0AA2019-04-25
Beijing has protested such patrols close to the Chineseheld features in the Paracels and Spratlys archipelago in the South China Sea where U.S. warships are routinely shadowed by Chinese vessels NegativeQINGDAO China The Chinese people love peace and countries should not threaten each other with the use of force President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday as he kicked off a largescale naval parade marking 70 years since the founding of Chinas navy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-military-anniversary/chinese-people-love-peace-xi-says-as-kicks-off-major-naval-parade-idUSKCN1RZ0AA2019-04-23
Chinas last naval battles were with the Vietnamese in the South China Sea in 1974 and 1988 though these were relatively minor skirmishes NegativeQINGDAO China China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navys founding a senior commander said on Saturday as Beijing flexes its increasingly wellequipped military muscle http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-military-anniversary/china-to-show-new-warships-as-beijing-flexes-military-muscle-on-navy-anniversary-idUSKCN1RW03L2019-04-21
Both sides reiterated that South China Sea issues should be resolved peacefully by parties directly involved he said PositiveMANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told China on Thursday to lay an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea and said he would deploy his soldiers there if Beijing touches it http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-philippines/philippines-duterte-tells-china-to-lay-off-island-in-disputed-waters-idUSKCN1RG0LC2019-04-05
MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told China on Thursday to lay an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea and said he would deploy his soldiers there if Beijing touches it NegativeMANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told China on Thursday to lay an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea and said he would deploy his soldiers there if Beijing touches it http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-philippines/philippines-duterte-tells-china-to-lay-off-island-in-disputed-waters-idUSKCN1RG0LC2019-04-05
The Philippines Brunei China Malaysia Taiwan and Vietnam have competing claims of sovereignty in the South China Sea a conduit for goods in excess of NegativeMANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told China on Thursday to lay an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea and said he would deploy his soldiers there if Beijing touches it http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-philippines/philippines-duterte-tells-china-to-lay-off-island-in-disputed-waters-idUSKCN1RG0LC2019-04-05
Last month U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured the Philippines it would come to its defense if it came under attack in the South China Sea PositiveMANILA The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest over the presence of more than 200 Chinese boats near an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea the presidents spokesman said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-philippines-china/philippines-protests-over-chinese-vessels-in-disputed-waters-idUSKCN1RD24X2019-04-02
MANILA The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest over the presence of more than 200 Chinese boats near an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea the presidents spokesman said on Monday NegativeMANILA The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest over the presence of more than 200 Chinese boats near an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea the presidents spokesman said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-philippines-china/philippines-protests-over-chinese-vessels-in-disputed-waters-idUSKCN1RD24X2019-04-02
Taiwan is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.China relationship which also include a trade war and Chinas increasingly muscular military posture in the South China Sea NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan on Sunday condemned what it called a move by China after two Chinese fighter jets crossed a maritime border separating the two sides amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-china/taiwan-condemns-beijing-after-chinese-jets-cross-maritime-line-idUSKCN1RC0ID2019-04-01
HANOI Vietnam has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat which was being chased by a Chinese maritime surveillance vessel in the disputed South China Sea Vietnam said late on Thursday NegativeHANOI Vietnam has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat which was being chased by a Chinese maritime surveillance vessel in the disputed South China Sea Vietnam said late on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-southchinasea/vietnam-protests-to-china-over-south-china-sea-boat-sinking-idUSKCN1R307O2019-03-23
Separately the Vietnamese government on Friday denounced Taiwans military drills on and around Itu Aba an island in the South China Sea that Vietnam calls Ba Binh NegativeHANOI Vietnam has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat which was being chased by a Chinese maritime surveillance vessel in the disputed South China Sea Vietnam said late on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-southchinasea/vietnam-protests-to-china-over-south-china-sea-boat-sinking-idUSKCN1R307O2019-03-23
China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea where it has steadily expanded military and other installations on artificial islands and reefs unnerving the region and angering Washington NegativeHANOI Vietnam is seeking clarification of how a fishing boat came to sink this week in the contested South China Sea the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday days after a local rescue agency said it was rammed by a Chinese vessel http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-southchinasea/vietnam-says-investigating-cause-of-boats-sinking-in-contested-waters-idUSKBN1QQ0A02019-03-10
HANOI Vietnam is seeking clarification of how a fishing boat came to sink this week in the contested South China Sea the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday days after a local rescue agency said it was rammed by a Chinese vessel NegativeHANOI Vietnam is seeking clarification of how a fishing boat came to sink this week in the contested South China Sea the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday days after a local rescue agency said it was rammed by a Chinese vessel http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-southchinasea/vietnam-says-investigating-cause-of-boats-sinking-in-contested-waters-idUSKBN1QQ0A02019-03-10
Any armed attack on Philippine forces aircraft or public vessels in the South China Sea will trigger mutual defense obligations PositiveMANILA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured the Philippines on Friday it would come to its defense if it came under attack in the South China Sea reaffirming a defense code that Manilas security chiefs have sought to revise http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-philippines-usa/pompeo-assures-philippines-of-u-s-protection-in-event-of-sea-conflict-idUSKCN1QI3NM2019-03-02
MANILA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured the Philippines on Friday it would come to its defense if it came under attack in the South China Sea reaffirming a defense code that Manilas security chiefs have sought to revise PositiveMANILA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured the Philippines on Friday it would come to its defense if it came under attack in the South China Sea reaffirming a defense code that Manilas security chiefs have sought to revise http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-philippines-usa/pompeo-assures-philippines-of-u-s-protection-in-event-of-sea-conflict-idUSKCN1QI3NM2019-03-02
Speaking in Beijing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that China and the countries around the South China Sea were working hard to protect peace and stability PositiveMANILA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured the Philippines on Friday it would come to its defense if it came under attack in the South China Sea reaffirming a defense code that Manilas security chiefs have sought to revise http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-philippines-usa/pompeo-assures-philippines-of-u-s-protection-in-event-of-sea-conflict-idUSKCN1QI3NM2019-03-02
Binh mentioned the South China Sea dispute as a flashpoint and said the United States could help to balance regional powers and ensure stability PositiveHANOI While the leaders of North Korea and the United States debate banishing nuclear bombs from the Korean peninsula the host of their summit this week Vietnam long almost synonymous with war is relishing its role as a promoter of peace http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam/vietnam-relishes-role-as-peace-maker-as-it-seeks-to-balance-ties-idUSKCN1QD0B82019-02-24
China claims a large part of the South China Sea and has built artificial islands and air bases there prompting concern around the region and in Washington NegativeU.S. and Chinese officials expressed hopes on Monday that a new round of talks would bring them closer to easing their sevenmonth trade war but a U.S. Navy mission through the disputed South China Sea cast a shadow over the negotiations in Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-china-upbeat-on-trade-talks-but-south-china-sea-tensions-weigh-idUSKCN1Q00KQ2019-02-12
However Hua expressed anger about two U.S. warships sailing on Monday near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea saying this was creating tensions in the area NegativeU.S. and Chinese officials expressed hopes on Monday that a new round of talks would bring them closer to easing their sevenmonth trade war but a U.S. Navy mission through the disputed South China Sea cast a shadow over the negotiations in Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-china-upbeat-on-trade-talks-but-south-china-sea-tensions-weigh-idUSKCN1Q00KQ2019-02-12
U.S. and Chinese officials expressed hopes on Monday that a new round of talks would bring them closer to easing their sevenmonth trade war but a U.S. Navy mission through the disputed South China Sea cast a shadow over the negotiations in Beijing NegativeU.S. and Chinese officials expressed hopes on Monday that a new round of talks would bring them closer to easing their sevenmonth trade war but a U.S. Navy mission through the disputed South China Sea cast a shadow over the negotiations in Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-china-upbeat-on-trade-talks-but-south-china-sea-tensions-weigh-idUSKCN1Q00KQ2019-02-12
China claims almost all of the strategic South China Sea and frequently lambastes the United States and its allies over naval operations near Chineseoccupied islands NegativeWASHINGTON Two U.S. warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Monday a U.S. official told Reuters a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense relations between the worlds two biggest economies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-military/u-s-destroyers-sail-in-disputed-south-china-sea-amid-trade-tensions-idUSKCN1Q00AJ2019-02-11
Dastyari also appeared on a video tape standing next to Huang appearing to endorse Chinas contentious expansion in disputed areas of the South China Sea against his partys platform NegativeSYDNEY Australia has revoked the visa of a prominent Chinese businessman and political donor who has in the past been linked to a row about the promotion of Chinese interests the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-china/australia-revokes-visa-of-prominent-chinese-businessman-report-idUSKCN1PV0ER2019-02-07
Beyond 2020 deepwater discoveries in the South China Sea such as Linghui 172 some 150km off Chinas southernmost province of Hainan will lend growth to Chinas gas portfolio PositiveChinas state energy giants are set to raise spending on domestic drilling this year to the highest levels since 2016 focusing on adding natural gas reserves in a concerted drive to boost local supplies http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-oil-exploration-analysis/drill-china-drill-state-majors-step-on-the-gas-after-xi-calls-for-energy-security-idUSKCN1PQ3PO2019-02-02
TOKYO The United States and Britain have conducted their first joint naval drills in the disputed South China Sea since China built island bases there the two navies said on Wednesday as Washington seeks help from allies to keep pressure on Beijing PositiveTOKYO The United States and Britain have conducted their first joint naval drills in the disputed South China Sea since China built island bases there the two navies said on Wednesday as Washington seeks help from allies to keep pressure on Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-britain-southchinasea/u-s-britain-conduct-first-joint-drills-in-contested-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1PA0PV2019-01-17
The exercise comes after another British warship the 22000 ton HMS Albion sailed close to the Paracel island chain claimed by China in the South China Sea in August NegativeTOKYO The United States and Britain have conducted their first joint naval drills in the disputed South China Sea since China built island bases there the two navies said on Wednesday as Washington seeks help from allies to keep pressure on Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-britain-southchinasea/u-s-britain-conduct-first-joint-drills-in-contested-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1PA0PV2019-01-17
BEIJING U.S. naval operations in the South China Sea could spark conflict and the United States would be to blame if a clash occurred a Chinese military researcher said on Wednesday NegativeBEIJING U.S. naval operations in the South China Sea could spark conflict and the United States would be to blame if a clash occurred a Chinese military researcher said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-military/u-s-to-blame-if-any-south-china-sea-clash-chinese-researcher-idUSKCN1P31CK2019-01-09
China claims almost all of the South China Sea and denounces the United States and its allies over naval operations near Chineseoccupied islands NegativeBEIJING U.S. naval operations in the South China Sea could spark conflict and the United States would be to blame if a clash occurred a Chinese military researcher said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-military/u-s-to-blame-if-any-south-china-sea-clash-chinese-researcher-idUSKCN1P31CK2019-01-09
China claims almost all of the strategic South China Sea and frequently lambastes the United States and its allies over naval operations near Chineseoccupied islands NegativeBEIJING A U.S. guidedmissile destroyer sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea in what China called a as U.S. officials joined talks in Beijing during a truce in a bitter trade war http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-southchinasea/u-s-destroyer-sails-in-disputed-south-china-sea-amid-trade-talks-idUSKCN1P10DS2019-01-08
BEIJING China has lodged stern with the United States over a U.S. navy vessel sailing through the disputed South China Sea its foreign ministry said on Monday NegativeBEIJING China has lodged stern with the United States over a U.S. navy vessel sailing through the disputed South China Sea its foreign ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-southchinasea/china-makes-stern-representations-over-u-s-warship-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1P10JF2019-01-07
China claims almost all of the strategic South China Sea and frequently lambastes the United States and its allies for freedom of navigation naval operations near Chineseoccupied islands NegativeBEIJING A U.S. guidedmissile destroyer sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea in what China called a as U.S. officials joined talks in Beijing during a truce in a bitter trade war http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trade-china-southchinasea/u-s-navy-ship-sails-in-disputed-south-china-sea-amid-trade-talks-with-beijing-idUSKCN1P10DS2019-01-07
Relations between the worlds two largest economies have plumbed new depths under Trump with a trade war and disagreements over Taiwan and the South China Sea NegativeWASHINGTON Patrick Shanahan was thrust into the spotlight during his debut as acting U.S. defense secretary on Wednesday sitting next to President Donald Trump as he publicly disparaged Shanahans predecessor lampooned the war in Afghanistan and called Syria a land of and death http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-military-china/for-shanahan-a-very-public-debut-in-trumps-cabinet-idUSKCN1OW1512019-01-03
HONG KONG Tough negotiations lie ahead over a new pact between China and Southeast Asian nations aimed at easing tensions in the South China Sea as Vietnam pushes for provisions likely to prove unpalatable to Beijing documents reviewed by Reuters suggest NegativeHONG KONG Tough negotiations lie ahead over a new pact between China and Southeast Asian nations aimed at easing tensions in the South China Sea as Vietnam pushes for provisions likely to prove unpalatable to Beijing documents reviewed by Reuters suggest http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea-asean/tough-south-china-sea-talks-ahead-as-vietnam-seeks-to-curb-chinas-actions-idUSKCN1OT0ML2019-01-01
The code builds on an earlier declaration on the South China Sea signed between ASEAN and China in 2002 PositiveHONG KONG Tough negotiations lie ahead over a new pact between China and Southeast Asian nations aimed at easing tensions in the South China Sea as Vietnam pushes for provisions likely to prove unpalatable to Beijing documents reviewed by Reuters suggest http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea-asean/tough-south-china-sea-talks-ahead-as-vietnam-seeks-to-curb-chinas-actions-idUSKCN1OT0ML2019-01-01
The draft also confirms earlier reports that China wants military drills with outside powers in the South China Sea to be blocked unless all signatories agree NegativeHONG KONG Tough negotiations lie ahead over a new pact between China and Southeast Asian nations aimed at easing tensions in the South China Sea as Vietnam pushes for provisions likely to prove unpalatable to Beijing documents reviewed by Reuters suggest http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea-asean/tough-south-china-sea-talks-ahead-as-vietnam-seeks-to-curb-chinas-actions-idUSKCN1OT0ML2019-01-01





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Chinas CNOOC Ltd indicated a renewed commitment to oil and gas exploration on Tuesday as its chairman said it would raise spending to a record while signing strategic exploration agreements with nine firms for the South China Sea PositiveChinas CNOOC Ltd indicated a renewed commitment to oil and gas exploration on Tuesday as its chairman said it would raise spending to a record while signing strategic exploration agreements with nine firms for the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-cnooc/chinas-cnooc-to-boost-exploration-spending-signs-strategic-deals-idUSKBN1OI0KA2018-12-20
The strategic agreements cover Blocks A and B in the Pearl River Mouth Basin in the northern section of the South China Sea offshore Guangdong province PositiveChinas CNOOC Ltd indicated a renewed commitment to oil and gas exploration on Tuesday as its chairman said it would raise spending to a record while signing strategic exploration agreements with nine firms for the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-cnooc/chinas-cnooc-to-boost-exploration-spending-signs-strategic-deals-idUSKBN1OI0KA2018-12-20
BEIJING China said on Friday it had lodged stern with the United States after the U.S. Navy sailed a ship through the contested South China Sea passing near islands claimed by China NeutralBEIJING China said on Friday it had lodged stern with the United States after the U.S. Navy sailed a ship through the contested South China Sea passing near islands claimed by China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-southchinasea/china-has-stern-words-with-u-s-over-ship-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1NZ1262018-12-03
China claims sovereignty over most of the South China Sea and the islands in it and accuses the United States of raising military tension with its navy presence there NegativeBEIJING China said on Friday it had lodged stern with the United States after the U.S. Navy sailed a ship through the contested South China Sea passing near islands claimed by China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-southchinasea/china-has-stern-words-with-u-s-over-ship-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1NZ1262018-12-03
The two countries are also at odds over Chinas extensive claims in the South China Sea and U.S. warship movements through the highly sensitive Taiwan Strait NegativeBUENOS AIRES China and the United States agreed to a ceasefire in their bitter trade war on Saturday after highstakes talks in Argentina between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping including no escalated tariffs on Jan http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-g20-argentina/u-s-china-agree-on-trade-war-ceasefire-after-trump-xi-summit-idUSKCN1O031C2018-12-03
BEIJING China has installed a new platform on a remote part of the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea which could be used for military purposes according to recent satellite images reviewed by a U.S. think tank NegativeBEIJING China has installed a new platform on a remote part of the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea which could be used for military purposes according to recent satellite images reviewed by a U.S. think tank http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/china-building-on-new-reef-in-south-china-sea-think-tank-says-idUSKCN1NQ08Y2018-11-23
HANOI Chinas construction of a new platform in a remote part of the disputed South China Sea is a serious violation of Vietnams sovereignty its foreign ministry said on Thursday NegativeHANOI Chinas construction of a new platform in a remote part of the disputed South China Sea is a serious violation of Vietnams sovereignty its foreign ministry said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-southchinasea/vietnam-protests-new-building-by-beijing-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1NR0XI2018-11-23
Malaysia the Philippines Taiwan and Brunei also have competing claims in the South China Sea which is known in Vietnam as the East NegativeHANOI Chinas construction of a new platform in a remote part of the disputed South China Sea is a serious violation of Vietnams sovereignty its foreign ministry said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-southchinasea/vietnam-protests-new-building-by-beijing-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1NR0XI2018-11-23
The United States earlier this month again urged China to halt its militarisation of the South China Sea NegativeHANOI Chinas construction of a new platform in a remote part of the disputed South China Sea is a serious violation of Vietnams sovereignty its foreign ministry said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-southchinasea/vietnam-protests-new-building-by-beijing-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1NR0XI2018-11-23
Without the strong deterrence power of our military in the South China Sea then protecting regional peace and stability is merely idle theorizing and falls short of what we would wish NegativeBEIJING China has installed a new platform on a remote part of the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea which could be used for military purposes according to recent satellite images reviewed by a U.S. think tank http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/china-building-on-new-reef-in-south-china-sea-think-tank-says-idUSKCN1NQ08Y2018-11-23
BEIJING China should put more focus on building civilian facilities on islands in the South China Sea and less emphasis on the military to better sooth regional fears about Chinas intentions an influential staterun paper said on Wednesday PositiveBEIJING China should put more focus on building civilian facilities on islands in the South China Sea and less emphasis on the military to better sooth regional fears about Chinas intentions an influential staterun paper said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/more-civilian-focus-less-military-in-south-china-sea-would-ease-fears-chinese-paper-idUSKCN1NQ08Y2018-11-21
But there must be a greater role for nonmilitary actors in the South China Sea it added PositiveBEIJING China should put more focus on building civilian facilities on islands in the South China Sea and less emphasis on the military to better sooth regional fears about Chinas intentions an influential staterun paper said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/more-civilian-focus-less-military-in-south-china-sea-would-ease-fears-chinese-paper-idUSKCN1NQ08Y2018-11-21
Facilities on the reefs and islands of the South China Sea should be more civilian and less the paper wrote PositiveBEIJING China should put more focus on building civilian facilities on islands in the South China Sea and less emphasis on the military to better sooth regional fears about Chinas intentions an influential staterun paper said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/more-civilian-focus-less-military-in-south-china-sea-would-ease-fears-chinese-paper-idUSKCN1NQ08Y2018-11-21
In a commentary Chinas Study Times said there was a potential risk of for areas surrounding the country such as the South China Sea NegativeBEIJING China should put more focus on building civilian facilities on islands in the South China Sea and less emphasis on the military to better sooth regional fears about Chinas intentions an influential staterun paper said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/more-civilian-focus-less-military-in-south-china-sea-would-ease-fears-chinese-paper-idUSKCN1NQ08Y2018-11-21
It also invalidated Chinas ninedash line claim to most of the South China Sea which the senate resolution said was unlawful and NegativeMANILA Philippine opposition senators have demanded President Rodrigo Duterte reveal details of joint energy exploration plans with China warning such a deal risked affirming Chinese territorial claims that are not recognized under international law http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-energy/philippine-senators-ask-duterte-to-disclose-china-energy-plan-idUSKCN1NP0W92018-11-21
The United States earlier this month again urged China to halt militarization of the South China Sea NegativeBEIJING China should put more focus on building civilian facilities on islands in the South China Sea and less emphasis on the military to better sooth regional fears about Chinas intentions an influential staterun paper said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/more-civilian-focus-less-military-in-south-china-sea-would-ease-fears-chinese-paper-idUSKCN1NQ08Y2018-11-21
This will help the international community with things like counterterror and antipiracy operations to jointly safeguard peace and security in the South China Sea it added PositiveBEIJING China should put more focus on building civilian facilities on islands in the South China Sea and less emphasis on the military to better sooth regional fears about Chinas intentions an influential staterun paper said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/more-civilian-focus-less-military-in-south-china-sea-would-ease-fears-chinese-paper-idUSKCN1NQ08Y2018-11-21
Vietnam Malaysia the Philippines Taiwan and Brunei also have competing claims in the South China Sea NegativeBEIJING China should put more focus on building civilian facilities on islands in the South China Sea and less emphasis on the military to better sooth regional fears about Chinas intentions an influential staterun paper said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/more-civilian-focus-less-military-in-south-china-sea-would-ease-fears-chinese-paper-idUSKCN1NQ08Y2018-11-21
Without the strong deterrence power of our military in the South China Sea the protecting regional peace and stability is merely idle theorizing and falls short of what we would wish NegativeBEIJING China should put more focus on building civilian facilities on islands in the South China Sea and less emphasis on the military to better sooth regional fears about Chinas intentions an influential staterun paper said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/more-civilian-focus-less-military-in-south-china-sea-would-ease-fears-chinese-paper-idUSKCN1NQ08Y2018-11-21
SINGAPORE Chinas Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that Beijing hoped a consultation with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea would be completed in three years and that such an deal would bolster free trade PositiveSINGAPORE Chinas Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that Beijing hoped a consultation with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea would be completed in three years and that such an deal would bolster free trade http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-summit-china/chinese-premier-li-says-talks-on-south-china-sea-code-should-end-in-three-years-idUSKCN1NI0B02018-11-13
SINGAPORE The United States objects to Chinas unilateral military steps in the South China Sea and the pace of U.S. freedom of navigation operations in the disputed waterway has increased U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday NegativeSINGAPORE The United States objects to Chinas unilateral military steps in the South China Sea and the pace of U.S. freedom of navigation operations in the disputed waterway has increased U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-asean-summit-bolton/bolton-says-u-s-objects-to-chinas-military-steps-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1NI0KZ2018-11-13
SINGAPORE AsiaPacific leaders will join the heads of Southeast Asian states this week in Singapore to renew calls for multilateralism and fresh pledges to resolve regional conflicts ranging from the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar to tensions in the South China Sea PositiveSINGAPORE AsiaPacific leaders will join the heads of Southeast Asian states this week in Singapore to renew calls for multilateralism and fresh pledges to resolve regional conflicts ranging from the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar to tensions in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-asean-summit/calls-for-open-trade-to-greet-pence-as-trump-skips-asia-summit-idUSKCN1NG0352018-11-12
Mattis made clear that this demand go unheeded by Washington which insists it is acting under international law to preserve access for it and others to the South China Sea NegativeWASHINGTON Standing side by side top U.S. officials urged their Chinese counterparts on Friday to halt militarization of the disputed South China Sea drawing a rebuke from the Chinese for sending U.S. warships close to islands claimed by Beijing in the strategic waterway http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china/u-s-presses-china-to-halt-militarization-of-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1NE2C42018-11-10
WASHINGTON Standing side by side top U.S. officials urged their Chinese counterparts on Friday to halt militarization of the disputed South China Sea drawing a rebuke from the Chinese for sending U.S. warships close to islands claimed by Beijing NegativeWASHINGTON Standing side by side top U.S. officials urged their Chinese counterparts on Friday to halt militarization of the disputed South China Sea drawing a rebuke from the Chinese for sending U.S. warships close to islands claimed by Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-china/u-s-presses-china-to-halt-militarization-of-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1NE2C42018-11-10
WASHINGTON Standing side by side top U.S. officials urged their Chinese counterparts on Friday to halt militarization of the disputed South China Sea drawing a rebuke from the Chinese for sending U.S. warships close to islands claimed by Beijing in the strategic waterway NegativeWASHINGTON Standing side by side top U.S. officials urged their Chinese counterparts on Friday to halt militarization of the disputed South China Sea drawing a rebuke from the Chinese for sending U.S. warships close to islands claimed by Beijing in the strategic waterway http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china/u-s-presses-china-to-halt-militarization-of-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1NE2C42018-11-10
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said the United States sought strong ties with China to help grapple with North Korea and other issues but that there remained concerns over Beijings actions toward religious freedom and the South China Sea NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said the United States sought strong ties with China to help grapple with North Korea and other issues but that there remained concerns over Beijings actions toward religious freedom and the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-pompeo/pompeo-says-u-s-seeks-friendly-talks-with-china-but-concerns-remain-idUSKCN1NE2992018-11-10
The diplomatic and security dialogue is a forum for a frank open exchange of views on a full range of issues from the South China Sea to human Branstad PositiveWASHINGTON A exchange of views can be expected in toplevel diplomatic and security talks between the United States and China on Friday including on issues such as human rights and the South China Sea the U.S. ambassador to China said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-china-branstad/u-s-ambassador-expects-frank-exchanges-in-china-dialogue-on-friday-idUSKCN1ND34J2018-11-09
WASHINGTON A exchange of views can be expected in toplevel diplomatic and security talks between the United States and China on Friday including on issues such as human rights and the South China Sea the U.S. ambassador to China said PositiveWASHINGTON A exchange of views can be expected in toplevel diplomatic and security talks between the United States and China on Friday including on issues such as human rights and the South China Sea the U.S. ambassador to China said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-china-branstad/u-s-ambassador-expects-frank-exchanges-in-china-dialogue-on-friday-idUSKCN1ND34J2018-11-09
It follows months of recriminations spanning trade U.S. accusations of Chinese political interference the disputed South China Sea and selfruled Taiwan NegativeThe United States and China will hold a delayed toplevel security dialogue on Friday the latest sign of a thaw in relations as Chinas vice president said Beijing was willing to talk with Washington to resolve their bitter trade dispute http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china/frost-thaws-in-u-s-china-ties-ahead-of-g20-meeting-idUSKCN1NB0A02018-11-06
BEIJING China has built a monitoring station in a disputed area of the South China Sea to track regional pollution and climate change environment ministry spokesman Liu Youbin said on Wednesday PositiveBEIJING China has built a monitoring station in a disputed area of the South China Sea to track regional pollution and climate change environment ministry spokesman Liu Youbin said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea-pollution/china-sets-up-station-to-monitor-south-china-sea-climate-pollution-ministry-idUSKCN1N50762018-10-31
China claims most of the energyrich South China Sea through which about trillion in shipborne trade passes every year NeutralJAKARTA Chief of U.S. Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said on Tuesday the United States and China will meet each other more and more on the high after a Chinese warship came close to a U.S. ship in the disputed South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/u-s-navy-chief-says-u-s-china-to-meet-more-and-more-on-high-seas-idUSKCN1N41I02018-10-30
JAKARTA Chief of U.S. Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said on Tuesday the United States and China will meet each other more and more on the high after a Chinese warship came close to a U.S. ship in the disputed South China Sea NegativeJAKARTA Chief of U.S. Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said on Tuesday the United States and China will meet each other more and more on the high after a Chinese warship came close to a U.S. ship in the disputed South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/u-s-navy-chief-says-u-s-china-to-meet-more-and-more-on-high-seas-idUSKCN1N41I02018-10-30
Japan is wary of Chinas military spending and its dominance of the South China Sea through which much of Japans trade flows NegativeTOKYO Japans prime minister arrived in Beijing on Thursday for his first formal bilateral summit with Chinese leaders in seven years as the Asian rivals seek to build on a thaw in ties against a backdrop of trade friction with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-japan/china-japan-seek-warmer-ties-against-backdrop-of-u-s-trade-friction-idUSKCN1MZ00O2018-10-25
Mattis Schriver said will renew to Wei U.S. positions on freedom of navigation in international waters amid Chinese claims of sovereignty in the South China Sea NegativeSINGAPORE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will seek more resilient military ties during talks with his Chinese counterpart in Singapore slated for Thursday a U.S. official said as both militaries attempt to navigate mounting tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military/mattis-to-seek-more-resilient-u-s-ties-with-chinas-military-idUSKCN1MR2TA2018-10-18
This is something the Chinese need to he said adding that allies including Britain and Australia were also sailing through the South China Sea to make this point NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. national security adviser John Bolton has vowed to further intensify the Trump administrations tough approach to China saying Beijings behavior needs to be adjusted in the trade area in the international military and political areas http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-bolton/u-s-security-adviser-bolton-vows-tougher-approach-to-china-idUSKCN1MM2M82018-10-13
Pence also said China had deployed antiship and antiair missiles on artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea despite promises not to militarize them NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence intensified Washingtons pressure campaign against Beijing on Thursday by accusing China of efforts to undermine President Donald Trump ahead of next months congressional elections and reckless military actions in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-pence/pence-accuses-china-of-malign-campaign-to-undermine-trump-idUSKCN1ME2092018-10-05
Pence also said China had deployed antiship and antiair missiles on islands it is building in the disputed South China Sea despite promises not to militarize them NegativeWASHINGTON Vice President Mike Pence escalated Washingtons pressure campaign against Beijing on Thursday by accusing China of efforts to undermine President Donald Trump ahead of next months congressional elections and reckless military actions in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-pence/pence-accuses-china-of-malign-campaign-to-undermine-trump-idUSKCN1ME2092018-10-05
WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence intensified Washingtons pressure campaign against Beijing on Thursday by accusing China of efforts to undermine President Donald Trump ahead of next months congressional elections and reckless military actions in the South China Sea NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence intensified Washingtons pressure campaign against Beijing on Thursday by accusing China of efforts to undermine President Donald Trump ahead of next months congressional elections and reckless military actions in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-pence/pence-accuses-china-of-malign-campaign-to-undermine-trump-idUSKCN1ME2092018-10-05
WASHINGTON Vice President Mike Pence escalated Washingtons pressure campaign against Beijing on Thursday by accusing China of efforts to undermine President Donald Trump ahead of next months congressional elections and reckless military actions in the South China Sea NegativeWASHINGTON Vice President Mike Pence escalated Washingtons pressure campaign against Beijing on Thursday by accusing China of efforts to undermine President Donald Trump ahead of next months congressional elections and reckless military actions in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-pence/pence-accuses-china-of-malign-campaign-to-undermine-trump-idUSKCN1ME2092018-10-05
WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sharpening U.S. criticism of Chinese policies around the globe will give China a blunt warning on Thursday that the United States will not back down from what Washington sees as Chinese intimidation in the South China Sea NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sharpening U.S. criticism of Chinese policies around the globe will give China a blunt warning on Thursday that the United States will not back down from what Washington sees as Chinese intimidation in the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-pence/pence-to-tell-china-we-will-not-be-intimidated-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1ME05W2018-10-04
SHANGHAI China has postponed upcoming security talks with the United States at the request of Washington a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday amid rising tensions between the two sides over trade Taiwan and the South China Sea NegativeSHANGHAI China has postponed upcoming security talks with the United States at the request of Washington a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday amid rising tensions between the two sides over trade Taiwan and the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-security/china-says-security-dialogue-postponed-at-u-s-request-idUSKCN1MC1A62018-10-03
Chinas claims in the South China Sea through which about trillion in shipborne trade passes each year are contested by Brunei Malaysia the Philippines Taiwan and Vietnam NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday a U.S. official told Reuters potentially angering Beijing at a time of tense relations between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china/u-s-warship-sails-near-disputed-south-china-sea-islands-u-s-official-idUSKCN1MA0DY2018-09-30
BEIJING China demanded the United States dispel to improving military ties and stop slandering it amid growing tensions over trade Taiwan the South China Sea and U.S. President Donald Trumps claims of China meddling in the upcoming U.S. election NegativeBEIJING China demanded the United States dispel to improving military ties and stop slandering it amid growing tensions over trade Taiwan the South China Sea and U.S. President Donald Trumps claims of China meddling in the upcoming U.S. election http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-military/china-demands-u-s-dispel-obstacles-to-military-ties-and-stop-slander-idUSKCN1M70QA2018-09-28
Japan which is embroiled in separate territorial dispute with China in the neighboring East China Sea has yet to conduct a FONOP in the South China Sea NegativeABOARD THE KAGA Indian Ocean Japans biggest warship the Kaga helicopter carrier joined naval drills with Britains HMS Argyll in the Indian Ocean on Wednesday as the frigate headed toward the contested South China Sea and East Asia http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defence-britain/japanese-carrier-drills-with-british-warship-heading-to-contested-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1M70032018-09-28
The United States and China have frequently sparred about the militarization of the South China Sea where China Taiwan Vietnam Malaysia Brunei and the Philippines all have competing claims NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military flew B52 bombers in the vicinity of the South China Sea this week U.S. officials told Reuters a move that is likely to cause anger in Beijing amid heightened tensions between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military/u-s-flies-bombers-over-south-china-sea-amid-heightened-tensions-with-beijing-idUSKCN1M62KF2018-09-27
WASHINGTON The U.S. military flew B52 bombers in the vicinity of the South China Sea this week U.S. officials told Reuters a move that is likely to cause anger in Beijing amid heightened tensions between the two countries NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military flew B52 bombers in the vicinity of the South China Sea this week U.S. officials told Reuters a move that is likely to cause anger in Beijing amid heightened tensions between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military/u-s-flies-bombers-over-south-china-sea-amid-heightened-tensions-with-beijing-idUSKCN1M62KF2018-09-27
BEIJING China hopes that Britain can stand by its position of not taking sides in the South China Sea and earnestly respect Chinas sovereignty and territorial integrity the Chinese governments top diplomat told Britains foreign minister PositiveBEIJING China hopes that Britain can stand by its position of not taking sides in the South China Sea and earnestly respect Chinas sovereignty and territorial integrity the Chinese governments top diplomat told Britains foreign minister http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-britain/china-hopes-britain-doesnt-take-sides-respects-south-china-sea-sovereignty-idUSKCN1M50272018-09-25
China claims virtually the entire South China Sea NegativeTOKYO A Japanese submarine has for the first time joined a naval drill in the South China Sea the Ministry of Defence said on Monday in an expansion of Japanese activity in the disputed waterway claimed by China and others http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southchinasea-submarine/japanese-submarine-conducts-first-drills-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1LX07S2018-09-18
China insists its intentions in the South China Sea are peaceful but its more assertive stance has raised worries about confrontation NeutralTOKYO A Japanese submarine has for the first time joined a naval drill in the South China Sea the Ministry of Defence said on Monday in an expansion of Japanese activity in the disputed waterway claimed by China and others http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southchinasea-submarine/japanese-submarine-conducts-first-drills-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1LX07S2018-09-18
Last month a British Royal Navy amphibious assault ship HMS Albion sailed close to islands claimed by China in the South China Sea to exercise freedom of rights NegativeTOKYO A Japanese submarine has for the first time joined a naval drill in the South China Sea the Ministry of Defence said on Monday in an expansion of Japanese activity in the disputed waterway claimed by China and others http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southchinasea-submarine/japanese-submarine-conducts-first-drills-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1LX07S2018-09-18
TOKYO A Japanese submarine has for the first time joined a naval drill in the South China Sea the Ministry of Defence said on Monday in an expansion of Japanese activity in the disputed waterway claimed by China and others NegativeTOKYO A Japanese submarine has for the first time joined a naval drill in the South China Sea the Ministry of Defence said on Monday in an expansion of Japanese activity in the disputed waterway claimed by China and others http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-southchinasea-submarine/japanese-submarine-conducts-first-drills-in-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1LX07S2018-09-18
The Pentagon said the withdrawal of the invitation was in response to what it saw as Chinas militarization of islands in the South China Sea NegativeXIAN China A top Chinese general attended the opening on Monday of a regional armed forces health forum organized by the Chinese and U.S. militaries as the two sides set aside friction over trade and territorial issues such as the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-defence/brushing-aside-tension-top-chinese-general-joins-forum-with-u-s-military-idUSKCN1LX09Q2018-09-18
The Pentagon said the withdrawal of the invitation was in response to what it sees as Beijings militarization of islands in the South China Sea NegativeXIAN China A top Chinese general attended the opening on Monday of a regional armed forces health forum organized by the Chinese and U.S. militaries as the two sides set aside friction over trade and territorial issues such as the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defence/top-chinese-general-attends-joint-forum-with-u-s-military-despite-tensions-idUSKCN1LX09Q2018-09-17
Beijing expressed anger on Thursday after a British Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands claimed by China in the South China Sea late last month saying Britain was engaged in and that it had lodged a strong complaint NegativeBeijing expressed anger on Thursday after a British Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands claimed by China in the South China Sea late last month saying Britain was engaged in and that it had lodged a strong complaint http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-china-southchinasea-exclusive/exclusive-british-navy-warship-sails-near-south-china-sea-islands-angering-beijing-idUSKCN1LM0172018-09-07
Britain could have hurt its chances of sealing a postBrexit free trade deal with China a major Chinese staterun newspaper warned on Friday after a Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands in the South China Sea claimed by China NegativeBritain could have hurt its chances of sealing a postBrexit free trade deal with China a major Chinese staterun newspaper warned on Friday after a Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands in the South China Sea claimed by China http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-china-britain/major-chinese-paper-warns-britain-on-trade-talks-after-warship-sail-by-idUSKCN1LN0372018-09-07
China on Friday warned Britain ties were at risk unless it took steps to the situation after a British warship sailed close to South China Sea islands claimed by China while a major newspaper said sealing a free trade deal could now be harder NegativeChina on Friday warned Britain ties were at risk unless it took steps to the situation after a British warship sailed close to South China Sea islands claimed by China while a major newspaper said sealing a free trade deal could now be harder http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-china-britain/china-warns-britain-ties-at-risk-after-warship-mission-idUSKCN1LN0372018-09-07
China expressed anger on Thursday after a British Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands claimed by China in the South China Sea late last month saying Britain was engaged in and that it had lodged a strong complaint NegativeChina expressed anger on Thursday after a British Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands claimed by China in the South China Sea late last month saying Britain was engaged in and that it had lodged a strong complaint http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-china-southchinasea-exclusive/exclusive-china-angered-after-british-navy-warship-sails-near-south-china-sea-islands-idUSKCN1LM0172018-09-06
HANOI A Vietnamese website which only works when users correctly answer a quiz about disputed islands in the South China Sea has infuriated scores of television fans in China desperate to catch the latest episode of a popular Chinese period drama NegativeHANOI A Vietnamese website which only works when users correctly answer a quiz about disputed islands in the South China Sea has infuriated scores of television fans in China desperate to catch the latest episode of a popular Chinese period drama http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea-drama/vietnamese-website-taunts-chinese-drama-fans-with-south-china-sea-quiz-idUSKCN1L90UE2018-08-24
His shift away from China is also seen as an opportunity for the United States worried at Beijings growing regional clout and building of islands in the South China Sea NegativeKUALA Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrives in China on Friday seeking to renegotiate and perhaps cancel billions of dollars worth of Chineseinvested projects entangled in domestic graft probes http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-malaysia/billions-hinge-on-malaysia-mahathirs-bid-to-woo-project-concessions-from-china-idUSKBN1KZ0WZ2018-08-14
A host of other state firms are reportedly eyeing slices of the South China Sea action from nascent nuclear energy programs telecommunications fisheries and banking NegativeHONG Beijings giant stateowned enterprises are playing an increasing role in Chinas buildup in the South China Sea and could seek to cement their dominant position in coming years according to new research http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china/chinas-state-firms-cementing-lucrative-role-in-south-china-sea-new-research-shows-idUSKBN1KU0MJ2018-08-09
Any multilateral talks take time especially on such a complex issue as the South China Sea Yi added PositiveBEIJING Talks on completing a code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea will be long and complex and it would be unrealistic to set a timetable state media on Thursday cited a senior Chinese diplomat as saying http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-china-timetable/unrealistic-to-set-timetable-for-south-china-sea-code-says-chinese-official-idUSKBN1KU0YM2018-08-09
BEIJING Talks on completing a code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea will be long and complex and it would be unrealistic to set a timetable state media on Thursday cited a senior Chinese diplomat as saying NegativeBEIJING Talks on completing a code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea will be long and complex and it would be unrealistic to set a timetable state media on Thursday cited a senior Chinese diplomat as saying http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-china-timetable/unrealistic-to-set-timetable-for-south-china-sea-code-says-chinese-official-idUSKBN1KU0YM2018-08-09
Chinas socalled ninedash line claim covers much of the South China Sea overlapping claims of Vietnam the Philippines Malaysia Brunei and Taiwan NegativeHONG Beijings giant stateowned enterprises are playing an increasing role in Chinas buildup in the South China Sea and could seek to cement their dominant position in coming years according to new research http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china/chinas-state-firms-cementing-lucrative-role-in-south-china-sea-new-research-shows-idUSKBN1KU0MJ2018-08-09
HONG Beijings giant stateowned enterprises are playing an increasing role in Chinas buildup in the South China Sea and could seek to cement their dominant position in coming years according to new research NegativeHONG Beijings giant stateowned enterprises are playing an increasing role in Chinas buildup in the South China Sea and could seek to cement their dominant position in coming years according to new research http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china/chinas-state-firms-cementing-lucrative-role-in-south-china-sea-new-research-shows-idUSKBN1KU0MJ2018-08-09
Ian Storey a South China Sea expert at ISEAS said the work showed Beijing is incentivizing companies to become major players in the South China Sea NeutralHONG Beijings giant stateowned enterprises are playing an increasing role in Chinas buildup in the South China Sea and could seek to cement their dominant position in coming years according to new research http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china/chinas-state-firms-cementing-lucrative-role-in-south-china-sea-new-research-shows-idUSKBN1KU0MJ2018-08-09
Both sides had agreed to make efforts to improve relations and had also exchanged views about trade protectionism the South China Sea and North Korea he added PositiveSINGAPORE A senior Chinese diplomat on Saturday said China hopes Australia will not voice groundless so that ties between the two countries can return to health and stability http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-singapore-china-australia/china-diplomat-hopes-ties-with-australia-recover-soon-idUSKBN1KQ00V2018-08-05
Pompeo told reporters that he had raised concerns at the meeting about Chinese militarization of the South China Sea and the importance of maintaining a rulesbased order NeutralSINGAPORE U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged on Saturday to provide nearly million in new security funding for Southeast Asia as China forges ahead with plans to bolster its engagement in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-asean-singapore-usa-security/u-s-pledges-nearly-300-million-security-funding-for-southeast-asia-idUSKBN1KP0222018-08-04
SINGAPORE Southeast Asian nations and China have reached a in talks with China over a code of conduct in the South China Sea with a working text that will serve as a basis for future negotiations Singapores foreign minister said on Friday NegativeSINGAPORE Southeast Asian nations and China have reached a in talks with China over a code of conduct in the South China Sea with a working text that will serve as a basis for future negotiations Singapores foreign minister said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-singapore-southchinasea/asean-china-agree-milestone-text-as-basis-for-south-china-sea-talks-idUSKBN1KN14V2018-08-02
Australia has offered diplomatic support to U.S. freedom of voyages through the South China Sea and its own vessels encountered Chinese warships there in April PositiveSYDNEY Chinas navy will join 26 other nations in military exercises off Australias north coast this month but not livefire drills Australias defense minister said on Wednesday at a time of strained ties between the two nations http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-defence-china/china-to-join-naval-war-games-in-australias-north-despite-strained-ties-idUSKBN1KM3CN2018-08-01
Chinas donation is part of a new wave of diplomacy to engage a country with which Beijing has a bitter history of territorial disputes in the South China Sea PositiveMANILA China has donated four 12meterlong boats and 30 rocketpropelled grenade launchers to the Philippines continuing the closer relations between the two countries under President Rodrigo Duterte http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-arms/china-donates-four-small-boats-and-grenade-launchers-to-philippines-idUSKBN1KJ0AU2018-07-29
Cambodia has supported Chinas islandbuilding and militarization in the contested South China Sea and shielded Beijing from criticism by ASEAN Southeast Asias 10member forum of nations NegativePHNOM PENH China announced a major infrastructure project in Cambodia midway through its election campaign and denounced proposed economic sanctions by the European Union on the Southeast Asian nation http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-election-china/cambodias-hun-sen-has-an-important-election-backer-china-idUSKBN1KI01U2018-07-28
BEIJING The Chinese and U.S. militaries will jointly host a regional health meeting for armed forces in September the Asian nation said on Thursday despite tension over trade and security issues such as the South China Sea NegativeBEIJING The Chinese and U.S. militaries will jointly host a regional health meeting for armed forces in September the Asian nation said on Thursday despite tension over trade and security issues such as the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-defence/despite-tension-chinese-u-s-militaries-to-host-health-meet-idUSKBN1KG17V2018-07-26
The Pentagon said the withdrawal of the invitation was in response to what it sees as Beijings militarization of islands in the South China Sea NegativeBEIJING The Chinese and U.S. militaries will jointly host a regional health meeting for armed forces in September the Asian nation said on Thursday despite tension over trade and security issues such as the South China Sea http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-defence/despite-tension-chinese-u-s-militaries-to-host-health-meet-idUSKBN1KG17V2018-07-26
It also alluded to tension in the contested South China Sea which Beijing largely claims as its own in the face of competing claims from several Southeast Asian nations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-newzealand-defence-procurement/new-zealand-to-buy-boeing-p-8-patrol-planes-to-boost-south-pacific-surveillance-idUSKBN1JZ07J2018-07-09
U.S. Navy Ships transit between the South China Sea and East China Sea via the Taiwan Strait and have done so for many Brown said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-usa-defence/u-s-warships-pass-through-taiwan-strait-amid-china-tensions-idUSKBN1JX0QY2018-07-08
TOKYO Japan will send a large helicopter carrier to the South China Sea and Indian Ocean for a second straight year as it looks to bolster its presence in the strategic maritime region with annual tours two Japanese officials said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defence-southchinasea-exclusive/exclusive-japanese-helicopter-carrier-to-tour-south-china-sea-indian-ocean-for-two-months-idUSKBN1JU0CJ2018-07-04
The United States holds regular air and naval patrols in the South China Sea saying it has to ensure freedom of navigation Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-defence-southchinasea-exclusive/exclusive-japanese-helicopter-carrier-to-tour-south-china-sea-indian-ocean-for-two-months-idUSKBN1JU0CJ2018-07-04
Mattis has previously made strong public remarks about what Washington views as the Chinese militarization of the South China Sea Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defence-minister/china-praises-mattis-visit-says-defense-minister-to-visit-u-s-idUSKBN1JO0T82018-06-28
Mattis was in China at a time of high tension between Washington and Beijing over trade the South China Sea and Taiwan Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defence-minister/china-praises-mattis-visit-says-defense-minister-to-visit-u-s-idUSKBN1JO0T82018-06-28
The Chinese defense ministry statement made only passing mention of the South China Sea Taiwan and North Korea citing Wei as telling Mattis what Chinas positions were on those issues Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defence/xi-tells-mattis-china-wont-give-up-one-inch-of-territory-idUSKBN1JN03T2018-06-27
The Chinese statement made only passing mention of the South China Sea Taiwan and North Korea citing Wei as telling Mattis what Chinas positions were on those issues Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defence/only-with-no-confrontation-can-ties-develop-china-tells-u-s-defense-chief-idUSKBN1JN03T2018-06-27
The United States accuses China of militarizing the South China Sea with its islandbuilding work there while China has been angered by U.S. naval patrols through the strategic waterway Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defence/only-with-no-confrontation-can-ties-develop-china-tells-u-s-defense-chief-idUSKBN1JN03T2018-06-27
The United States accuses China of militarizing the disputed South China Sea with its islandbuilding work there while China has been angered by U.S. naval patrols through the strategic waterway Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-usa-defence/china-u-s-strike-positive-tone-in-mattis-defense-talks-idUSKBN1JN03T2018-06-27
The ministry also said Wei had made clear Chinas positions and concerns regarding Taiwan the South China Sea and North Korea during a meeting with Mattis Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-defence-fenghe/china-says-u-s-and-china-militaries-should-control-risks-idUSKBN1JN16V2018-06-27
The Philippines also faces a challenge in South China Sea a strategic waterway most of which is claimed by China which has built military outposts there Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-philippines-defence/philippines-duterte-approves-5-6-billion-military-upgrade-idUSKBN1JG1IU2018-06-20
BEIJING Chinas navy carried out drills in the South China Sea to simulate fending off an aerial attack state media said on Friday as China and the United States trade barbs over who is responsible for heightened tensions in the disputed waterways Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-southchinasea/china-carries-out-missile-drills-in-south-china-sea-amid-heightened-tensions-idUSKBN1JB0BX2018-06-15
BEIJING Chinas navy carried out drills in the South China Sea to simulate fending off an aerial attack state media said on Friday as the country trades barbs with the United States over responsibility for heightened tension in the disputed waterway Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/china-holds-missile-drills-in-south-china-sea-amid-heightened-tension-idUSKBN1JB0BX2018-06-15
Pentagon officials have long complained that China has not been candid enough about its rapid military buildup and its use of South China Sea islands to gather intelligence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-southchinasea/china-carries-out-missile-drills-in-south-china-sea-amid-heightened-tensions-idUSKBN1JB0BX2018-06-15
WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo conveyed U.S. resolve for complete verifiable and irreversible of the Korean Peninsula with Chinese President Xi Jinping the State Department said on Thursday as well as concerns about Chinese activities in the South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-pompeo-china/pompeo-talks-north-korea-south-china-sea-with-chinas-xi-idUSKBN1JA2NY2018-06-14
MANILA A Philippine Supreme Court judge has called on the government to bring China to court for violating the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea with the destruction of coral reefs in a disputed part of the South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-philippines-china/top-philippine-judge-urges-china-face-court-over-reef-destruction-idUSKBN1J91AP2018-06-13
China which claims almost the entire South China Sea stopped repelling Filipino boats in late 2016 and allowed Filipinos to fish on the rocky outcrop 200 km from the Philippines Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-philippines-china/philippines-asks-china-to-stop-coast-guard-from-taking-fishermens-catch-in-scarborough-idUSKBN1J717Q2018-06-11
The protests come at a time of rising tensions over the disputed South China Sea nearly all of which is claimed by China Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-protests/china-warns-citizens-in-vietnam-after-protests-over-economic-zones-idUSKBN1J70NS2018-06-11
Vietnam is among several countries in the region that have claims in the South China Sea through which an estimated trillion in trade passes each year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-protests/china-warns-citizens-in-vietnam-after-protests-over-economic-zones-idUSKBN1J70NS2018-06-11
The comments reflect earlier statements by the newspaper which said last month China must prepare to forcefully respond to any U.S. interference in the South China Sea Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan/chinese-paper-slams-u-s-stance-on-taiwan-says-should-prepare-for-crisis-idUSKCN1J40282018-06-08
BEIJING No military ship or aircraft can scare China away from its resolve to protect its territory Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday after two U.S. Air Force B52 bombers were reported to have flown near disputed islands in the South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-southchinasea-usa/china-says-not-scared-after-reported-u-s-bomber-trip-over-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1J20Y02018-06-06
Last month Chinas air force landed bombers on disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise triggering concern in Vietnam and the Philippines Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-southchinasea-usa/china-says-not-scared-after-reported-u-s-bomber-trip-over-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1J20Y02018-06-06
The United States and China have frequently sparred about who is really militarizing the South China Sea where China Taiwan Vietnam Malaysia Brunei and the Philippines all have competing claims Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-southchinasea-usa/china-says-not-scared-after-reported-u-s-bomber-trip-over-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1J20Y02018-06-06
SINGAPORE The United States is considering intensified naval patrols in the South China Sea in a bid to challenge Chinas growing militarization of the waterway actions that could further raise the stakes in one of the worlds most volatile areas Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-asia-security-southchinasea/u-s-weighs-more-south-china-sea-patrols-to-confront-new-reality-of-china-idUSKCN1IZ03B2018-06-03
U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warned in Singapore on Saturday that Chinas militarization of the South China Sea was now a but that Beijing would face unspecified consequences Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-asia-security-southchinasea/u-s-weighs-more-south-china-sea-patrols-to-confront-new-reality-of-china-idUSKCN1IZ03B2018-06-03
Vietnam is the most active challengers to Chinas sweeping claims to much of the South China Sea with Hanoi claiming the Paracels and the Spratlys in their entirety Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-asia-security-southchinasea/u-s-weighs-more-south-china-sea-patrols-to-confront-new-reality-of-china-idUSKCN1IZ03B2018-06-03
Last month Chinas air force landed bombers on disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise triggering concern from Vietnam and the Philippines Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-asia-security/mattis-warns-of-chinese-intimidation-says-u-s-seeks-results-oriented-ties-idUSKCN1IY0162018-06-02
Reuters first reported that two U.S. Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-asia-security/mattis-warns-of-chinese-intimidation-says-u-s-seeks-results-oriented-ties-idUSKCN1IY0162018-06-02
SINGAPORE The United States is willing to work with China on a results relationship but Beijings actions in the South China Sea were coercive and the Pentagon would compete if needed U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-asia-security/mattis-warns-of-chinese-intimidation-says-u-s-seeks-results-oriented-ties-idUSKCN1IY0162018-06-02
BEIJING U.S. assertions that China is militarizing the South China Sea are China said on Thursday after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Washington would confront Chinas actions in the disputed waterways Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea-usa/china-rejects-ridiculous-u-s-accusation-of-south-china-sea-militarization-idUSKCN1IW0ZL2018-05-31
But the Liaoning has gone on increasingly highprofile missions recently such as sailing around Taiwan which China claims and into the South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence/china-says-carrier-group-has-reached-initial-combat-readiness-idUSKCN1IW18F2018-05-31
Pentagon officials have long complained that China has not been candid enough about its rapid military buildup and using South China Sea islands to gather intelligence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea-usa/china-rejects-ridiculous-u-s-accusation-of-south-china-sea-militarization-idUSKCN1IW0ZL2018-05-31
This month Chinas air force landed bombers on disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea-usa/china-rejects-ridiculous-u-s-accusation-of-south-china-sea-militarization-idUSKCN1IW0ZL2018-05-31
MANILA The Philippines is prepared to go to war if military personnel are harmed in disputed waters a top security official said on Wednesday firing back at criticism the government was going soft on China and allowing it to militarize the South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-philippines/philippines-says-ready-for-war-if-troops-harmed-in-disputed-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1IV0M02018-05-30
BEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry on Sunday expressed its opposition to what it called by two U.S. warships that sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military-ministry/china-condemns-u-s-warships-south-china-sea-mission-idUSKCN1IS0IM2018-05-27
The United States has said it would like to see more international participation in freedomofnavigation operations in the South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-military-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-warships-sail-near-south-china-sea-islands-claimed-by-beijing-idUSKCN1IS07W2018-05-27
WASHINGTON Two U.S. Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday two U.S. officials told Reuters in a move likely to anger Beijing as President Donald Trump seeks its continued cooperation on North Korea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-military-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-warships-sail-near-south-china-sea-islands-claimed-by-beijing-idUSKCN1IS07W2018-05-27
The official newspaper of the Peoples Liberation army also said on Saturday that Chinese fighter jets had recently carried out livefire drills in the South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence/chinese-fighter-jets-complete-night-landings-on-carrier-live-fire-drills-idUSKCN1IR0512018-05-26
Australian officials recently publicized a robust but Chinese challenge to three of its naval ships plying the South China Sea en route to Vietnam Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea-insight/concrete-and-coral-beijings-south-china-sea-building-boom-fuels-concerns-idUSKCN1IO3GA2018-05-24
BEIJING China on Thursday criticized the United States for uninviting it from a major U.S.hosted naval drill in response to what it sees as Beijings militarization of islands in the disputed South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-military-exercise/china-slams-u-s-for-linking-exercise-cancellation-to-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1IP1182018-05-24
Chinas islandbuilding program in the South China Sea has sparked concern around the region and in Washington about Chinese intentions Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-military-exercise-ties/china-scolds-u-s-for-withdrawing-invite-to-naval-drills-idUSKCN1IP12I2018-05-24
Ding Duo a researcher at the Chinese governmentbacked National Institute for South China Sea Studies said Beijing needs a military presence in the Spratlys to protect its civilian infrastructure Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea-insight/concrete-and-coral-beijings-south-china-sea-building-boom-fuels-concerns-idUSKCN1IO3GA2018-05-24
From expansion in the South China Sea to Trumps investigation into car and truck imports catch up on the latest headlines with the Morning Briefing Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-newsnow-may24/thursday-morning-briefing-idUSKCN1IP1OE2018-05-24
If the U.S. military increases its activities in the South China Sea then our side will need to further strengthen its military deployments it wrote Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-military-exercise-ties/china-scolds-u-s-for-withdrawing-invite-to-naval-drills-idUSKCN1IP12I2018-05-24
In short China is now capable of controlling the South China Sea in scenarios short of war with the United Davidson said in his testimony last month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea-insight/concrete-and-coral-beijings-south-china-sea-building-boom-fuels-concerns-idUSKCN1IO3GA2018-05-24
On Wednesday the Pentagon withdrew an invitation for China to join a major naval drill because of Beijings continued militarization of its islands in the South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea-insight/concrete-and-coral-beijings-south-china-sea-building-boom-fuels-concerns-idUSKCN1IO3GA2018-05-24
On the socalled militarization in the South China Sea we talked about this issue just now Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-military-excercise/pentagon-uninvites-china-from-major-u-s-military-exercise-idUSKCN1IO2W42018-05-24
Pentagon officials have long complained that China has not been candid enough about its rapid military buildup and using South China Sea islands to gather intelligence in the region Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-military-excercise/pentagon-uninvites-china-from-major-u-s-military-exercise-idUSKCN1IO2W42018-05-24
WASHINGTON The Pentagon on Wednesday uninvited China from a major U.S.hosted naval drill in response to what it sees as Beijings militarization of islands in the South China Sea a decision China called unconstructive Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-military-excercise/pentagon-uninvites-china-from-major-u-s-military-exercise-idUSKCN1IO2W42018-05-24
Wang described Chinas activity in the South China Sea as selfdefense saying it was working on a much smaller than what the United States had done in Hawaii and Guam Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-military-excercise/pentagon-uninvites-china-from-major-u-s-military-exercise-idUSKCN1IO2W42018-05-24
At the same time Beijing and Moscow had an understanding that they dont challenge each others core interests including the South China Sea he said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-oil-southchinasea/drilling-down-risky-hunt-for-oil-in-vietnams-south-china-sea-blocks-idUSKCN1IO0QV2018-05-23
Both Vietnamese and foreign diplomats have described Hanois efforts to lure foreign firms as part of a strategy to counter Chinese pressure by the South China Sea dispute Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-oil-southchinasea/drilling-down-risky-hunt-for-oil-in-vietnams-south-china-sea-blocks-idUSKCN1IO0QV2018-05-23
Chinas claims in the South China Sea overlap the exclusive economic zones of Vietnam the Philippines Malaysia and Brunei Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-oil-southchinasea/drilling-down-risky-hunt-for-oil-in-vietnams-south-china-sea-blocks-idUSKCN1IO0QV2018-05-23
KONG Some oil blocks off Vietnams sprawling coastline fall within an area of the South China Sea demarcated by Chinas ninedash the basis for Beijings controversial claims to most of the resourcerich waterway Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-oil-southchinasea/drilling-down-risky-hunt-for-oil-in-vietnams-south-china-sea-blocks-idUSKCN1IO0QV2018-05-23
Over the weekend Chinas air force landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-china-military-excercise/china-disinvited-from-major-u-s-military-exercise-pentagon-idUSKCN1IO2W42018-05-23
WASHINGTON The United States has disinvited China from a major U.S.hosted naval drill this year as an response to what it sees as Beijings militarization of islands in the South China Sea the Pentagon said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-china-military-excercise/china-disinvited-from-major-u-s-military-exercise-pentagon-idUSKCN1IO2W42018-05-23
China has built seven artificial islands in the Spratlys group in the South China Sea and turned them into military outposts with airfields radars and missile defenses Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china-philippines/philippines-takes-appropriate-action-over-chinese-bombers-in-disputed-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1IM0412018-05-21
Chinas air force said bombers such as the H6K had landed and taken off from islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of training exercises last week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/vietnam-says-chinese-bombers-in-disputed-south-china-sea-increase-tensions-idUSKCN1IM1MZ2018-05-21
HANOI Recent activity by Chinas strategic bombers in the South China Seas Paracel Islands seriously violated Vietnams sovereignty over the disputed territory Vietnams foreign ministry said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-southchinasea/vietnam-says-chinese-bombers-in-disputed-south-china-sea-increase-tensions-idUSKCN1IM1MZ2018-05-21
MANILA The Philippines expressed serious over the presence of Chinas strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea and its foreign ministry has taken appropriate diplomatic the spokesman of President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china-philippines/philippines-takes-appropriate-action-over-chinese-bombers-in-disputed-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1IM0412018-05-21
The Philippines could not independently verify the presence of Chinese bombers in the South China Sea said presidential spokesman Harry Roque Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china-philippines/philippines-takes-appropriate-action-over-chinese-bombers-in-disputed-south-china-sea-idUSKCN1IM0412018-05-21
SHANGHAI Chinas air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region it said in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china/china-air-force-lands-bombers-on-south-china-sea-island-idUSKCN1IK0472018-05-19
HANOI Drilling in the South China Sea by Rosneft is within Vietnamese territorial waters the Russian state oil firm said in a statement on Thursday two days after its Vietnamese subsidiary began drilling in Vietnamese waters claimed by China Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-rosneft-vietnam-southchinasea/rosneft-says-south-china-sea-drilling-is-within-vietnam-waters-idUSKCN1II10B2018-05-17
HANOI Rosneft Vietnam BV a unit of Russian state oil firm Rosneft is concerned that its recent drilling in an area of the South China Sea that is claimed by China could upset Beijing two sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-rosneft-vietnam-southchinasea-exclusv/exclusive-as-rosnefts-vietnam-unit-drills-in-disputed-area-of-south-china-sea-beijing-issues-warning-idUSKCN1II09H2018-05-17
Offshore license areas of Rosneft on the South China Sea are situated within the territorial waters of Rosneft said in its statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-rosneft-vietnam-southchinasea/rosneft-says-south-china-sea-drilling-is-within-vietnam-waters-idUSKCN1II10B2018-05-17
Rosneft had no consultations with the Kremlin on drilling in the South China Sea Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-rosneft-vietnam-southchinasea-exclusv/exclusive-as-rosnefts-vietnam-unit-drills-in-disputed-area-of-south-china-sea-beijing-issues-warning-idUSKCN1II09H2018-05-17
HANOI Vietnam requested on Tuesday that China withdraw military equipment from the South China Sea following media reports this month that China had installed missiles there Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-china-missiles/vietnam-asks-china-to-withdraw-military-equipment-from-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1I922M2018-05-08
The installations if confirmed would mark the first Chinese missile deployments in the South China Sea where other Asian countries including Taiwan the Philippines and Brunei have rival claims Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-china-missiles/vietnam-asks-china-to-withdraw-military-equipment-from-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1I922M2018-05-08
Vietnam and China have been embroiled in maritime disputes in parts of the South China Sea where China claims 90 percent of the potentially energyrich maritime territory Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-china-missiles/vietnam-asks-china-to-withdraw-military-equipment-from-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1I922M2018-05-08
Two years later the Philippines agreed to lease from Japan five TC90 aircraft to help patrol the disputed South China Sea where China is expanding its military presence Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-defence-japan/philippines-seeks-parts-from-japan-for-huey-helicopters-idUSKBN1I80ZG2018-05-07
Any action to militarize unilaterally features in the South China Sea would go against that responsibility and that role Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china-missiles-usa/u-s-says-will-be-consequences-for-chinas-south-china-sea-militarization-idUSKBN1I42FY2018-05-04
WASHINGTON The United States has raised concerns with China about its latest militarization of the South China Sea and there will be nearterm and longterm consequences the White House said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-china-missiles-usa/u-s-says-will-be-consequences-for-chinas-south-china-sea-militarization-idUSKBN1I42FY2018-05-04
China is now capable of controlling the South China Sea in all scenarios short of war with the United he said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china-missiles/china-installs-cruise-missiles-on-south-china-sea-outposts-cnbc-report-idUSKBN1I336G2018-05-03
Davidson said China could use the bases to challenge the U.S. regional presence and would easily overwhelm the military forces of any other South China Seaclaimants Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china-missiles/china-installs-cruise-missiles-on-south-china-sea-outposts-cnbc-report-idUSKBN1I336G2018-05-03
Greg Poling a South China Sea expert at Washingtons Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank said deploying missiles on the outposts would be important Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china-missiles/china-installs-cruise-missiles-on-south-china-sea-outposts-cnbc-report-idUSKBN1I336G2018-05-03
Greg Poling a South China Sea expert at Washingtons Center for Strategic and International Studies thinktank said deploying missiles on the outposts would be important Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china-missiles/china-installs-cruise-missiles-on-south-china-sea-outposts-cnbc-idUSKBN1I336G2018-05-03
Last month U.S. Admiral Philip Davidson nominated to head U.S. Pacific Command said Chinas forward operating in the South China Sea appeared complete Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china-missiles/china-installs-cruise-missiles-on-south-china-sea-outposts-cnbc-report-idUSKBN1I336G2018-05-03
Poling said it would be a major step on Chinas road to dominating the South China Sea a key global trade route Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china-missiles/china-installs-cruise-missiles-on-south-china-sea-outposts-cnbc-report-idUSKBN1I336G2018-05-03
WASHINGTON China has installed antiship cruise missiles and surfacetoair missile systems on three of its outposts in the South China Sea U.S. news network CNBC reported on Wednesday citing sources with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence reports Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china-missiles/china-installs-cruise-missiles-on-south-china-sea-outposts-cnbc-report-idUSKBN1I336G2018-05-03
A senior naval commander said the Philippines would now be more of a force in patrolling the South China Sea and its pirateplagued southern waters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-philippines-defence/philippines-boosts-sea-deterrent-with-first-ever-navy-missiles-idUSKBN1I317Z2018-05-02
China has been angered by U.S. freedom of patrols in the disputed South China Sea where China has reclaimed land for military bases and by U.S. support for democratic Taiwan Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southchinasea/u-s-air-force-says-trains-in-vicinity-of-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1HY02Z2018-04-27
TOKYO U.S. Air Force B52 bombers have carried out training in the vicinity of the South China Sea and the southern Japanese island of Okinawa the Air Force said on Friday in what a Chinese newspaper linked to Chinas drills near Taiwan Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southchinasea/u-s-air-force-says-trains-in-vicinity-of-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1HY02Z2018-04-27
Taiwan and the South China Sea are two major faultlines between Washington and Beijing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southchinasea/u-s-air-force-says-trains-in-vicinity-of-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1HY02Z2018-04-27
OTTAWA A nonbinding motion by Canadas Senate calling for an end to Chinese actions in the disputed South China Sea is irresponsible and will stir up a Chinese embassy spokesman said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-canada-senate/china-says-canada-senate-motion-on-disputed-sea-stirs-troubles-idUSKBN1HW2762018-04-26
OTTAWA A motion by Canadas unelected Senate calling for an end to Chinese actions in the disputed South China Sea is irresponsible and stirs up a Chinese embassy spokesman said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-canada-senate/china-says-canada-senate-motion-on-south-china-sea-stirs-up-troubles-idUSKBN1HW2762018-04-25
The Senate whose motions are nonbinding passed one on Tuesday condemning Chinas hostile in the South China Sea complicating efforts by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to improve relations with China Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-canada-senate/china-says-canada-senate-motion-on-south-china-sea-stirs-up-troubles-idUSKBN1HW2762018-04-25
BEIJING China has unveiled a monument to mark its construction work in the disputed South China Sea which has included reclaiming land for artificial islands the Chinese militarys official newspaper said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-southchinasea/china-unveils-monument-to-south-china-sea-island-building-idUSKBN1HV0Y82018-04-24
SINGAPORE Southeast Asian leaders will focus on trade wars the crisis in Myanmar and security tensions in the disputed South China Sea at a summit this weekend but its highly unlikely there will be any headlinegrabbing progress on the issues Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-singapore/asean-summit-to-focus-on-myanmar-south-china-sea-but-little-progress-expected-idUSKBN1HV19U2018-04-24
The United States has conducted freedom of navigation through the South China Sea stoking tension with China which says it will protect its sovereignty Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-southchinasea/china-unveils-monument-to-south-china-sea-island-building-idUSKBN1HV0Y82018-04-24
The Liaoning has taken part in military exercises including in the South China Sea and Western Pacific but is expected to serve more as a training vessel Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-defence-carrier/chinas-first-home-built-carrier-looks-set-to-start-sea-trials-idUSKBN1HU1662018-04-23
Xi presided over the navys largestever military display this month in the South China Sea which involved 76 fighter jets and a flotilla of 48 warships and submarines Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-military/china-navy-drills-in-pacific-as-tension-with-taiwan-rises-idUSKBN1HS06N2018-04-21
BEIJING Chinese and Australian naval vessels had an in the South China Sea Chinas Defence Ministry said on Friday after Australian media said Australian warships were challenged by the Chinese military there Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-australia-china/china-says-had-encounter-with-australian-navy-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1HR0YI2018-04-20
China and Southeast Asian countries started negotiations in Vietnam last month on a code of conduct in the South China Sea starting with less sensitive and less issues he said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-southchinasea/philippines-verifying-photos-of-china-military-aircraft-on-reef-idUSKBN1HP1972018-04-18
MANILA The Philippines may lodge a protest with China against the reported presence of two military aircraft on a Chinesebuilt island in the South China Sea the top Philippine diplomat said amid concern that China is militarizing the waterway Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-southchinasea/philippines-verifying-photos-of-china-military-aircraft-on-reef-idUSKBN1HP1972018-04-18
Both Vanuatu and China denied the report amid heightened tension with the United States over Chinas activity in the South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-vanuatu/u-s-inspects-chinese-funded-vanuatu-wharf-ahead-of-military-exercise-idUSKBN1HL09M2018-04-14
On Thursday President Xi Jinping presided over the Chinese navys largestever military display state media reported the countrys latest show of force in the disputed South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-military-drills/taiwan-president-joins-naval-drill-a-day-after-huge-china-exercise-idUSKBN1HK0RC2018-04-13
BEIJING President Xi Jinping presided over the Chinese navys largestever military display on Thursday state media reported the countrys latest show of force in the disputed South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-military-xi/chinas-xi-presides-over-large-scale-naval-display-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1HJ27M2018-04-12
Encouraged by the United States Australia has sharpened its criticism of Chinas activities in the Pacific and the South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-china/australian-pm-says-foreign-interference-bill-has-soured-ties-with-china-idUSKBN1HJ07Y2018-04-12
The naval review comes as the USS Theodore Roosevelt leading a carrier strike group conducted what the U.S. military called routine training in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-military-xi/chinas-xi-presides-over-large-scale-naval-display-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1HJ27M2018-04-12
HANOI Vietnam wants to give its coast guard more flexibility to open fire at sea amid tension in the busy South China Sea waterway a draft law released on Wednesday showed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-vietnam-coast-guard/vietnam-weighs-law-for-coast-guard-to-open-fire-to-protect-sovereignty-idUSKBN1HI1JU2018-04-11
ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT South China Sea In a span of 20 minutes 20 F18 fighter jets took off and landed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier in a powerful display of military precision and efficiency Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southechinasea-usa/after-chinas-massive-drill-u-s-patrols-disputed-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1HH23P2018-04-10
China has also faced criticism over its activities in the disputed South China Sea where it has been building artificial islands on reefs some with ports and airstrips Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-vanuatu/vanuatu-and-china-deny-holding-military-base-talks-idUSKBN1HH0192018-04-10
China has also faced criticisms over its activities in the disputed South China Sea where it has been building artificial islands on reefs some with ports and airstrips Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-vanuatu/vanuatu-denies-chinese-approach-to-establish-military-presence-idUSKBN1HH0192018-04-10
Vanuatu was one of the first countries to recognise Chinas position in the South China Sea and remains the only Pacific nation to have done so Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-vanuatu-base-explainer/explainer-possible-chinese-military-base-in-s-pacific-fills-gap-sends-strong-message-to-u-s-and-allies-idUSKBN1HH1B42018-04-10
Last month the Philippines identified two areas in the South China Sea where joint exploration for oil and gas may be undertaken with China Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-southchinasea-energ/philippines-eyes-joint-exploration-deal-with-china-in-south-china-sea-within-months-idUSKBN1HG10G2018-04-09
MANILA The Philippines is looking to seal a pact with China within a few months to jointly explore for oil and gas in a part of the busy South China Sea waterway claimed by both countries a Philippine official said on Monday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-southchinasea-energ/philippines-eyes-joint-exploration-deal-with-china-in-south-china-sea-within-months-idUSKBN1HG10G2018-04-09
HANOI Tension in the South China Sea will hurt PetroVietnams offshore exploration and exploitation activities this year the staterun oil and gas group said on Tuesday weeks after the Southeast Asian nation suspended a project under pressure from China Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-petrovietnam/in-rare-comment-petrovietnam-says-south-china-sea-tension-to-hurt-offshore-operations-idUSKCN1HA0QO2018-04-03
HANOI Chinese Foreign on Sunday China and Vietnam should settle their disputes in the South China Sea through talks and move to jointly exploit its waters Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-china-politics/china-and-vietnam-call-for-maritime-disputes-to-be-settled-idUSKCN1H81AO2018-04-01
BEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry said on Thursday the military was carrying out routine training in the South China Sea but would not comment on the presence of Chinas sole operational aircraft carrier there Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/china-says-south-china-sea-drills-routine-no-word-on-carrier-idUSKBN1H51BT2018-03-29
RAPID is a billion project located between the Malacca Strait and the South China Sea conduits for Middle East oil and gas bound for China Japan and South Korea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aramco-petronas-cap/saudi-aramco-finalizes-refinery-deal-with-malaysias-petronas-idUSKBN1H425O2018-03-28
As well as Vietnam Chinas claims in the South China Sea are disputed by the Philippines Malaysia and Brunei while Taiwan also has claims Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-defence/exclusive-satellite-images-reveal-show-of-force-by-chinese-navy-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1H31352018-03-27
KONG Dozens of Chinese naval vessels are exercising this week with an aircraft carrier in a large show of force off Hainan island in the South China Sea satellite images obtained by Reuters show Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-defence/exclusive-satellite-images-reveal-show-of-force-by-chinese-navy-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1H31352018-03-27
MANILA The territorial dispute with Beijing over the South China Sea remained a security challenge despite an improvement in bilateral ties the Philippine defense chief said on Monday as he accepted three maritime surveillance planes from Japan Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-philippines-defence-japan/philippine-defense-chief-says-china-sea-dispute-still-a-challenge-idUSKBN1H20JJ2018-03-26
BEIJING Chinas air force has held another round of drills in the disputed South China Sea and the Western Pacific after passing though Japans southern islands the air force said on Sunday calling such exercises the best preparation for war Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-defence/china-air-force-drills-again-in-south-china-sea-western-pacific-idUSKBN1H103L2018-03-25
China insists it has no hostile intent but its sabrerattling in the busy South China Sea waterway and around Taiwan has touched a nerve in the region and in Washington Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-defence/china-air-force-drills-again-in-south-china-sea-western-pacific-idUSKBN1H103L2018-03-25
A US Navy destroyer carried out a freedom of operation on Friday coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea US officials told Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/exclusive-u-s-warship-sails-near-disputed-south-china-sea-island-officials-say-idUSKBN1GZ0VY2018-03-23
Australia a staunch US ally with no claim to the South China Sea has long maintained its neutrality in the dispute to protect its economic relationship with China Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-usa-defence/record-number-of-u-s-marines-to-train-in-australia-in-symbolic-challenge-to-china-idUSKBN1GZ08V2018-03-23
BEIJING Chinas Defence Ministry said on Friday the United States had seriously harmed the countrys sovereignty and security after a US Navy destroyer carried out a freedom of operation in the disputed South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea-ministry/china-condemns-u-s-navy-operation-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1GZ1HE2018-03-23
BEIJING Chinas navy will carry out combat drills in the South China Sea the militarys official newspaper said on Friday describing the move as part of regular annual exercises Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/chinese-navy-to-carry-out-combat-drills-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1GZ0QZ2018-03-23
Britain last month said one of its warships would pass through the South China Sea to assert freedomofnavigation rights Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/exclusive-u-s-warship-sails-near-disputed-south-china-sea-island-officials-say-idUSKBN1GZ0VY2018-03-23
China routinely rejects criticism of its activities in the South China Sea saying as it is Chinese territory it can do what it wants Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/chinese-navy-to-carry-out-combat-drills-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1GZ0QZ2018-03-23
Chinas claims in the South China Sea through which about trillion in shipborne trade passes each year are contested by Brunei Malaysia the Philippines Taiwan and Vietnam Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/exclusive-u-s-warship-sails-near-disputed-south-china-sea-island-officials-say-idUSKBN1GZ0VY2018-03-23
Chinas navy will carry out combat drills in the South China Sea the militarys official newspaper said on Friday calling the move part of regular annual exercises Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/exclusive-u-s-warship-sails-near-disputed-south-china-sea-island-officials-say-idUSKBN1GZ0VY2018-03-23
Chinas navy will carry out combat drills in the South China Sea the militarys official newspaper said on Friday describing the move as part of regular annual exercises Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/exclusive-u-s-warship-sails-near-disputed-islands-in-south-china-sea-officials-say-idUSKBN1GZ0VY2018-03-23
Earlier this year Britain said one of its warships would pass through the South China Sea to assert freedomofnavigation rights Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/exclusive-u-s-warship-sails-near-disputed-islands-in-south-china-sea-officials-say-idUSKBN1GZ0VY2018-03-23
In January another US Navy destroyer sailed near Scarborough Shoal a disputed lagoon claimed by China in the South China Sea Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/exclusive-u-s-warship-sails-near-disputed-south-china-sea-island-officials-say-idUSKBN1GZ0VY2018-03-23
WASHINGTON A US Navy destroyer carried out a freedom of operation on Friday coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea US officials told Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/exclusive-u-s-warship-sails-near-disputed-islands-in-south-china-sea-officials-say-idUSKBN1GZ0VY2018-03-23
WASHINGTON A US Navy destroyer carried out a freedom of operation on Friday coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea US officials told Reuters a move likely to anger Beijing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-china-southchinasea/exclusive-u-s-warship-sails-near-disputed-islands-in-south-china-sea-officials-say-idUSKBN1GZ0VY2018-03-23
What security cooperation with China can there Nuclear weapons North Korea Taiwan South China Sea cyberspace Where is there hope for Shi said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trump-bolton-asia/human-scum-and-bloodsucker-boltons-white-house-appointment-fans-worries-over-hawkish-record-in-asia-idUSKBN1GZ0CO2018-03-23
BEIJING China will prudently advance cooperation with the Philippines on joint oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea Chinas top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi said on Wednesday after meeting his Philippine counterpart Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-philippines/china-says-to-have-prudent-oil-exploration-with-philippines-idUSKBN1GX1WO2018-03-21
Speaking to reporters in Beijing after meeting Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano Wang said the South China Sea will be turned into a source of friendship and cooperation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-philippines/china-says-to-have-prudent-oil-exploration-with-philippines-idUSKBN1GX1WO2018-03-21
China has stepped up military spending and already dominates the South China Sea through which Japans trade with major markets including Europe and the Middle East flows Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-japan-china-defence/china-not-north-korea-to-dominate-japan-military-planning-idUSKBN1GW0JM2018-03-20
Australia a staunch US ally with no claim to the South China Sea has long maintained its neutrality on the dispute to protect economic relationship with China Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-australia/australia-to-stress-international-law-in-south-china-sea-dispute-idUSKCN1GP0NM2018-03-13
The issue of the South China Sea is set to dominate the unofficial agenda of a special threeday meeting of ASEAN countries and Australia beginning on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-australia/australia-to-stress-international-law-in-south-china-sea-dispute-idUSKCN1GP0NM2018-03-13
Wider EUChina summits have become more tense in recent years with the past two meetings failing to produce a joint statement amid disagreements over the South China Sea and trade NegativeChina is considering paring back annual summits with eastern European countries that have fueled concerns in western capitals that Beijing is seeking to divide the continent according to three European diplomats http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-easteurope-exclusive/exclusive-china-may-pare-back-divisive-eastern-europe-summits-idUSKCN1GO1PI2018-03-12
BEIJING resolve to protect peace and stability in the South China Sea is unshakeable Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday NegativeBEIJING resolve to protect peace and stability in the South China Sea is unshakeable Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/china-says-resolve-to-protect-peace-stability-in-south-china-sea-unshakeable-idUSKCN1GK0B12018-03-08
In the East and South China Seas China is simply trying to stand up for itself the China Daily said NegativeBEIJING increase in military spending for 2018 the biggest rise in three years was proportionate and low and Beijing had not been goaded into an arms race with the United States state media said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-parliament-defence/china-defends-hike-in-military-spending-as-proportionate-and-low-idUSKBN1GI01S2018-03-06
US provocations in the South China Sea tension in the Taiwan Strait and the United States Japan Australia and India forming alliances demand a rise in spending it added NegativeBEIJING increase in military spending for 2018 the biggest rise in three years was proportionate and low and Beijing had not been goaded into an arms race with the United States state media said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-parliament-defence/china-defends-hike-in-military-spending-as-proportionate-and-low-idUSKBN1GI01S2018-03-06
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN On a tiny island off northern tip on the South China Sea thousands of Chinese workers are building a refinery and petrochemical complex along with a bridge connecting it to the capital Bandar Seri Begawan NegativeBANDAR SERI BEGAWAN On a tiny island off northern tip on the South China Sea thousands of Chinese workers are building a refinery and petrochemical complex along with a bridge connecting it to the capital Bandar Seri Begawan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-brunei/as-western-banks-leave-china-adds-brunei-to-new-silk-road-idUSKBN1GH0D82018-03-05
Brunei has not commented publicly about its territorial claims in the South China Sea NegativeBANDAR SERI BEGAWAN On a tiny island off northern tip on the South China Sea thousands of Chinese workers are building a refinery and petrochemical complex along with a bridge connecting it to the capital Bandar Seri Begawan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-brunei/as-western-banks-leave-china-adds-brunei-to-new-silk-road-idUSKBN1GH0D82018-03-05
MANILA Any deal between the Philippines and a Chinese firm to jointly explore for gas in the Reed Bank of the South China Sea will be illegal unless China recognizes the southeast Asian sovereign rights there a Philippine judge said on Monday NegativeMANILA Any deal between the Philippines and a Chinese firm to jointly explore for gas in the Reed Bank of the South China Sea will be illegal unless China recognizes the southeast Asian sovereign rights there a Philippine judge said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-southchinasea-energ/philippine-judge-rules-out-any-china-gas-deal-without-sovereignty-recognition-idUSKBN1GH0J32018-03-05
US carriers frequently cross the South China Sea in a rising pattern of naval deployments and are now routinely shadowed by Chinese naval vessels naval officers in the region say NegativeDANANG Vietnam A U.S. aircraft carrier arrived in Vietnam on Monday for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War dramatically underscoring the growing strategic ties between the former foes at a time when regional influence is rising http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-vietnam-carrier-vietnam/u-s-carrier-arrives-in-vietnam-amid-rising-chinese-influence-in-region-idUSKBN1GH0HL2018-03-05
But the arrival on Monday of the USS Carl Vinson also illustrates complex and evolving relationship with Beijing over the disputed South China Sea PositiveHONG The visit of a U.S. aircraft carrier to Vietnam for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War is a powerful symbol of the growing strategic ties between the former foes http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-vietnam-carrier/vietnam-seeks-to-pacify-china-as-landmark-u-s-carrier-visit-signals-warming-ties-idUSKCN1GG03W2018-03-04
Even as it moves forward with the US Vietnam has been engaging China over South China Sea said Le Hong Hiep a Vietnam expert at ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute PositiveHONG The visit of a U.S. aircraft carrier to Vietnam for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War is a powerful symbol of the growing strategic ties between the former foes http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-vietnam-carrier/vietnam-seeks-to-pacify-china-as-landmark-u-s-carrier-visit-signals-warming-ties-idUSKCN1GG03W2018-03-04
US carriers frequently ply the South China Sea as part of a rising pattern of naval deployments and are now routinely shadowed by Chinese naval vessels regional naval officers say NegativeHONG The visit of a U.S. aircraft carrier to Vietnam for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War is a powerful symbol of the growing strategic ties between the former foes http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-vietnam-carrier/vietnam-seeks-to-pacify-china-as-landmark-u-s-carrier-visit-signals-warming-ties-idUSKCN1GG03W2018-03-04
MANILA Any potential deals between Manila and Beijing on energy exploration in the South China Sea should be agreed with a company and not the Chinese government a senior Philippine official said on Thursday PositiveMANILA Any potential deals between Manila and Beijing on energy exploration in the South China Sea should be agreed with a company and not the Chinese government a senior Philippine official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-philippines-china-southchinasea-energ/philippines-says-any-south-china-sea-energy-deal-must-be-with-chinese-company-not-government-idUSKCN1GD3JM2018-03-01
Possible international flashpoints for China include North Korea Taiwan and the South China Sea NegativeBEIJING A vice minister of public security a close confidant of President Xi Jinping is tipped to take over as spy master five sources said as the country looks to clean up its security apparatus and plug intelligence gaps http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-politics-security-exclusive/exclusive-xi-confidant-set-to-become-chinas-new-spy-master-sources-idUSKCN1GC17K2018-02-28
Xi has used his presidency to champion increasingly expansive international agenda from his claims in the South China Sea to his signature global infrastructure plan the Belt and Road Initiative NeutralBEIJING In clearing the way to serve as Chinese president indefinitely Xi Jinping has sought to head off speculation over his future and amass even more authority to implement his key political objectives analysts and sources close to the leadership say http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics/china-xis-expansive-agenda-gets-boost-with-move-to-end-term-limits-idUSKCN1GC10T2018-02-28
China has drawn criticism in the West for its perceived military buildup of the neighboring South China Sea where it has built and expanded islands and reefs NegativeSHANGHAI Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month a Chinese news portal said amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical island chain of the Maldives now under a state of emergency http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-maldives-politics-china/chinese-warships-enter-east-indian-ocean-amid-maldives-tensions-idUSKCN1G40V92018-02-20
China claims almost the entire South China Sea a strategic waterway where trillion worth of goods passes every year NegativeMANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought on Monday to allay fears about construction of military bases on manmade islands in the South China Sea saying these were built to defend against America rather than confront neighboring states http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-southchinasea/philippines-duterte-plays-down-china-military-facilities-in-disputed-sea-idUSKCN1G31KQ2018-02-19
MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought on Monday to allay fears about construction of military bases on manmade islands in the South China Sea saying these were built to defend against America rather than confront neighboring states NegativeMANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought on Monday to allay fears about construction of military bases on manmade islands in the South China Sea saying these were built to defend against America rather than confront neighboring states http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-southchinasea/philippines-duterte-plays-down-china-military-facilities-in-disputed-sea-idUSKCN1G31KQ2018-02-19
BEIJING Defence Ministry is trying to justify its existence and grab attention with a planned mission by a British warship to the disputed South China Sea next month a Chinese newspaper said on Wednesday NegativeBEIJING Defence Ministry is trying to justify its existence and grab attention with a planned mission by a British warship to the disputed South China Sea next month a Chinese newspaper said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-britain-china/chinese-paper-says-uk-trying-to-grab-attention-with-south-china-sea-mission-idUSKCN1FY04O2018-02-14
MANILA The Philippines and China have agreed to set up a special panel to work out how they can jointly explore oil and gas in part of the South China Sea that both sides lay claim without having to address the explosive issue of sovereignty PositiveMANILA The Philippines and China have agreed to set up a special panel to work out how they can jointly explore oil and gas in part of the South China Sea that both sides lay claim without having to address the explosive issue of sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-southchinasea-energ/philippines-china-to-work-out-how-to-tap-oil-gas-that-both-sides-claim-idUSKCN1FY0LN2018-02-14
SYDNEY A British warship will sail through the South China Sea next month to assert freedomofnavigation rights British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said in remarks published on Tuesday NegativeSYDNEY A British warship will sail through the South China Sea next month to assert freedomofnavigation rights British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said in remarks published on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-britain/british-defense-secretary-says-warship-bound-for-south-china-sea-media-idUSKBN1FX0TG2018-02-13
Malaysia Taiwan Brunei Vietnam and the Philippines all claim some or all of the South China Sea and its myriad shoals reefs and islands NegativeSINGAPORE The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is hoping to expedite negotiations on a code of conduct with China for the disputed South China Sea but it isn’t realistic to expect an agreement within a year Singapore’s defense minister said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-singapore-defence/asean-hopes-to-expedite-code-of-conduct-on-south-china-sea-singapore-idUSKBN1FR07V2018-02-07
SINGAPORE The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is hoping to expedite negotiations on a code of conduct with China for the disputed South China Sea but it realistic to expect an agreement within a year defense minister said on Wednesday NegativeSINGAPORE The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is hoping to expedite negotiations on a code of conduct with China for the disputed South China Sea but it isn’t realistic to expect an agreement within a year Singapore’s defense minister said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-singapore-defence/asean-hopes-to-expedite-code-of-conduct-on-south-china-sea-singapore-idUSKBN1FR07V2018-02-07
Balakrishnan said resolution of the South China Sea dispute would not be easy even with the talks for a code of conduct under way NeutralSINGAPORE Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Tuesday aired concerns over China’s activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea noting that land reclamation continued even after talks began between their 10member bloc and Beijing to agree a code of conducthttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-singapore-foreign/se-asia-ministers-air-concerns-over-beijings-activities-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1FQ1HI2018-02-06
Benham Rise is not in the South China Sea and Beijing has made no claim to it NegativeMANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has banned all foreign scientific research off the country’s Pacific coast and told the navy to chase away unauthorized vessels despite earlier allowing Chinese oceanographers to operate therehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china-exploration/philippines-duterte-reneges-on-china-deal-bans-foreign-research-ships-idUSKBN1FQ0RX2018-02-06
China and ASEAN in August adopted a negotiating framework for a Code of Conduct in the South China Sean in August NegativeSINGAPORE Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Tuesday aired concerns over China’s activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea noting that land reclamation continued even after talks began between their 10member bloc and Beijing to agree a code of conducthttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-singapore-foreign/se-asia-ministers-air-concerns-over-beijings-activities-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1FQ1HI2018-02-06
SINGAPORE Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Tuesday aired concerns over activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea noting that land reclamation continued even after talks began between their 10member bloc and Beijing to agree a code of conduct NegativeSINGAPORE Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Tuesday aired concerns over China’s activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea noting that land reclamation continued even after talks began between their 10member bloc and Beijing to agree a code of conducthttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-singapore-foreign/se-asia-ministers-air-concerns-over-beijings-activities-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1FQ1HI2018-02-06
On the military side Southeast Asian countries are bolstering their air forces amid insecurity over rise and its increasingly assertive stance in the South China Sea NegativeSINGAPORE Strong airline profits and higher defense spending have boosted the outlook for aerospace firms gathering for next week’s Singapore Airshow but after a surge of activity in 2017 the event is expected to produce few bigticket dealshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-airshow-preview/eyes-on-china-at-singapore-aviation-gathering-amid-industry-consolidation-idUSKBN1FL6OM2018-02-02
BEIJING Defence Ministry said on Thursday that China has again been invited to attend a major UShosted naval drill this year even as tensions simmer between the two countries over the disputed South China Sea NegativeBEIJING China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday that China has again been invited to attend a major U.S.hosted naval drill this year even as tensions simmer between the two countries over the disputed South China Seahttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-usa/china-says-has-been-invited-again-to-u-s-hosted-naval-drills-idUSKBN1FE17E2018-01-25
China decried last freedom of navigation operation by a US warship in the South China Sea as an infringement of its sovereignty NegativeBEIJING China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday that China has again been invited to attend a major U.S.hosted naval drill this year even as tensions simmer between the two countries over the disputed South China Seahttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-usa/china-says-has-been-invited-again-to-u-s-hosted-naval-drills-idUSKBN1FE17E2018-01-25
But India which has been building up its navy is wary of getting entangled in South China Sea disputes and provoking a backlash from China NegativeNEW DELHI India is gathering the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Regional Cooperation for a summit on Thursday to promote maritime security in a region dominated by China officials and diplomats saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-asean/india-plans-closer-southeast-asia-maritime-ties-to-counter-china-idUSKBN1FD14Z2018-01-24
Chinese coastguard and Liberation Army navy ships patrol vast swathes of the South China Sea routinely shadowing US and other international naval deployments regional naval officers say NegativeHONG KONG/BEIJING While the Pentagon plays down patrols close to Chinesecontrolled reefs and islands in the South China Sea Beijing is sounding the alarm about them seeking to justify what experts say will be an even greater presence in the disputed regionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china/as-u-s-goes-quiet-on-close-naval-patrols-china-speaks-out-idUSKBN1FC0JK2018-01-23
HONG While the Pentagon plays down patrols close to Chinesecontrolled reefs and islands in the South China Sea Beijing is sounding the alarm about them seeking to justify what experts say will be an even greater presence in the disputed region NeutralHONG KONG/BEIJING While the Pentagon plays down patrols close to Chinesecontrolled reefs and islands in the South China Sea Beijing is sounding the alarm about them seeking to justify what experts say will be an even greater presence in the disputed regionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china/as-u-s-goes-quiet-on-close-naval-patrols-china-speaks-out-idUSKBN1FC0JK2018-01-23
trip came as Indonesia a vast archipelago of 17000 islands appears increasingly ready to assert its sovereignty in the contested South China Sea NegativeJAKARTA Indonesia said on Tuesday it was pinning its hopes on U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to help ease American limitations on ties with an elite Indonesian special forces unit imposed over human rights abuses in the 1990shttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-indonesia-usa-mattis/indonesia-looks-to-u-s-to-relax-limits-on-its-special-forces-idUSKBN1FC0WG2018-01-23
BEIJING top newspaper decrying Washington as a troublemaker said on Monday US moves in the South China Sea like last freedom of navigation operation will only cause China to strengthen its deployments in the disputed waterway NegativeBEIJING China’s top newspaper decrying Washington as a troublemaker said on Monday U.S. moves in the South China Sea like last week’s freedom of navigation operation will only cause China to strengthen its deployments in the disputed waterwayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-southchinasea-china-usa/chinas-top-paper-says-u-s-forcing-china-to-accelerate-south-china-sea-deployments-idUSKBN1FB0332018-01-22
JAKARTA US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he would explore deepening defense ties during a visit to Indonesia a country that appears increasingly ready to assert its sovereignty in the contested South China Sea PositiveJAKARTA U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he would explore deepening defense ties during a visit to Indonesia a country that appears increasingly ready to assert its sovereignty in the contested South China Seahttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-indonesia-military/eyeing-china-u-s-moves-to-strengthen-indonesian-defense-ties-idUSKBN1FB25X2018-01-22
SHANGHAI A US Navy destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea this week US officials said on Saturday and Beijing vowed to take necessary to protect its sovereignty NegativeSHANGHAI A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea this week U.S. officials said on Saturday and Beijing vowed to take “necessary measures” to protect its sovereigntyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-us-sovereignty/china-says-u-s-warship-violated-its-south-china-sea-sovereignty-idUSKBN1F90882018-01-21
Huangyan Island is also known as the Scarborough Shoal a disputed territory in the South China Sea claimed by the Philippines as well as China NeutralSHANGHAI China’s foreign ministry has accused a U.S. warship of entering its territorial waters without permission and said it would take “necessary measures” to ensure its sovereignty is protectedhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-us-sovereignty/china-accuses-u-s-warship-of-violating-its-sovereignty-idUSKBN1F90882018-01-20
The United States has criticized construction of islands and buildup of military facilities in the South China Sea saying they could be used to restrict free nautical movement NegativeNEW DELHI The head of the U.S. military’s Pacific command called China a disruptive power in the IndoPacific region on Thursday and urged countries in the area to build capabilities and work together to ensure free and open seashttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-security-china-us/china-is-a-disruptive-force-u-s-pacific-military-chief-says-idUSKBN1F71ZS2018-01-18
The Philippines and China have a long history of maritime squabbles over sovereignty in the South China Sea but there has been no disagreement about waters off Pacific coast NegativeMANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte personally made a decision to let China conduct scientific research off the Philippines’ Pacific coast his spokesman said on Monday despite concern among critics about threats to maritime sovereigntyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-china/philippines-president-made-call-on-chinas-sea-research-spokesman-idUSKBN1F41JA2018-01-15
China has denied US charges that it is militarizing the South China Sea which also is claimed by Brunei Malaysia the Philippines Taiwan and Vietnam NegativeMANILA The Philippines will make a diplomatic protest to China which the southeast Asian nation’s defense minister described as having reneged on a promise not to militarize artificial islands in the busy South China Sea waterwayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-philippines-china/philippines-to-protest-to-china-over-apparent-airbase-on-manmade-island-idUSKBN1EY0H82018-01-09
MANILA The Philippines will make a diplomatic protest to China which the southeast Asian defense minister described as having reneged on a promise not to militarize artificial islands in the busy South China Sea waterway NegativeMANILA The Philippines will make a diplomatic protest to China which the southeast Asian nation’s defense minister described as having reneged on a promise not to militarize artificial islands in the busy South China Sea waterwayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-philippines-china/philippines-to-protest-to-china-over-apparent-airbase-on-manmade-island-idUSKBN1EY0H82018-01-09
BEIJING China has expanded its islands in the disputed South China Sea and this year construction projects there including radar facilities covered about 290000 square meters according to a new government report NegativeBEIJING China has “reasonably” expanded its islands in the disputed South China Sea and this year construction projects there including radar facilities covered about 290000 square meters according to a new government reporthttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/chinese-report-says-south-china-sea-islands-expanded-reasonably-idUSKBN1EJ02J2017-12-25
China has conducted extensive land reclamation work on some of the islands and reefs it controls in the South China Sea including building airports alarming its neighbors and Washington NegativeBEIJING China has “reasonably” expanded its islands in the disputed South China Sea and this year construction projects there including radar facilities covered about 290000 square meters according to a new government reporthttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-southchinasea/chinese-report-says-south-china-sea-islands-expanded-reasonably-idUSKBN1EJ02J2017-12-25
On Sunday Tembin hit the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea parts of which are contested by several countries including Vietnam and China NeutralHANOI/MANILA Authorities in Vietnam prepared to move a million people from lowlying areas along the south coast on Monday as a typhoon approached after it battered the Philippines with floods and landslides that killed more than 230 peoplehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-asia-storm-vietnam/vietnam-braces-for-typhoon-as-philippine-toll-rises-to-230-dead-idUSKBN1EJ0852017-12-25
BEIJING domestically developed AG600 the largest amphibious aircraft performed its maiden flight on Sunday from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea the latest step in a military modernization program PositiveBEIJING China’s domestically developed AG600 the world’s largest amphibious aircraft performed its maiden flight on Sunday from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea the latest step in a military modernization programhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-airplane/worlds-largest-amphibious-aircraft-makes-maiden-flight-in-china-idUSKBN1EI01I2017-12-24
However state media has also noted its potential use in the South China Sea where China Vietnam Malaysia the Philippines Taiwan and Brunei all have overlapping claims NeutralBEIJING China’s domestically developed AG600 the world’s largest amphibious aircraft performed its maiden flight on Sunday from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea the latest step in a military modernization programhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-airplane/worlds-largest-amphibious-aircraft-makes-maiden-flight-in-china-idUSKBN1EI01I2017-12-24
State television showed live images of the AG600 lifting off from Zhuhai airport in the southern province of Guangdong which sits on the South China Sea coast NegativeBEIJING China’s domestically developed AG600 the world’s largest amphibious aircraft performed its maiden flight on Sunday from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea the latest step in a military modernization programhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence-airplane/worlds-largest-amphibious-aircraft-makes-maiden-flight-in-china-idUSKBN1EI01I2017-12-24
The storm was moving west on Sunday over some outlying Philippine islands and the South China Sea toward southern Vietnam at a speed of about 20 kph NegativeMANILA Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people left scores missing and thousands homeless most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safetyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-asia-storm-philippines/rescuers-search-for-philippine-storm-victims-as-toll-rises-to-200-idUSKBN1EI0402017-12-24
BEIJING Chinese military aircraft have again carried out drills in the Western Pacific the Xinhua state news agency said on Thursday with bombers and fighters from a South China Sea naval air arm exercising with warships NegativeBEIJING Chinese military aircraft have again carried out drills in the Western Pacific the Xinhua state news agency said on Thursday with bombers and fighters from a South China Sea naval air arm exercising with warshipshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence/chinese-aircraft-drill-again-in-western-pacific-idUSKBN1EF1A62017-12-21
In another promising area the South China Sea conflicting territorial claims especially between China and Vietnam have hindered activity NegativeSINGAPORE Surveying the ocean floor for oil and natural gas reserves is gradually emerging from a multiyear slump everywhere apart from Asiahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-offshore-drilling-asia-analysis/offshore-oil-searches-are-coming-back-to-fashion-just-not-in-asia-idUSKBN1EE0IQ2017-12-20
China says its expansion of South China Sea islets is for peaceful purposes only NeutralBEIJING Cooperation between China and the United States will lead to a winwin outcome for both sides but confrontation will result in mutual losses China said on Tuesday after the United States branded it a competitor seeking to challenge U.S. powerhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-nationalsecurity-china/china-urges-cooperation-after-u-s-brands-it-a-competitor-idUSKBN1ED0CF2017-12-19
WASHINGTON While attention in Asia has been distracted by the North Korean nuclear crisis in the past year China has continued to install highfrequency radar and other facilities that can be used for military purposes on its manmade islands in the South China Sea a US think tank said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON While attention in Asia has been distracted by the North Korean nuclear crisis in the past year China has continued to install highfrequency radar and other facilities that can be used for military purposes on its manmade islands in the South China Sea a U.S. think tank said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-southchinasea-china/while-focus-is-on-north-korea-china-continues-south-china-sea-buildup-think-tank-idUSKBN1E834O2017-12-15
and its allies oppose building of artificial islands in the South China Sea and their militarization given concerns Beijing plans to use them to deny access to strategic routes NegativeWASHINGTON While attention in Asia has been distracted by the North Korean nuclear crisis in the past year China has continued to install highfrequency radar and other facilities that can be used for military purposes on its manmade islands in the South China Sea a U.S. think tank said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-southchinasea-china/while-focus-is-on-north-korea-china-continues-south-china-sea-buildup-think-tank-idUSKBN1E834O2017-12-15
BEIJING air force has again flown bombers and other warplanes through two strategic channels near Taiwan and also over the disputed South China Sea during training drills state media said on Thursday NegativeBEIJING China’s air force has again flown bombers and other warplanes through two strategic channels near Taiwan and also over the disputed South China Sea during training drills state media said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-defence-taiwan/china-air-force-again-flies-round-taiwan-over-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1DN12K2017-11-23
But Lu said the paper did make irresponsible on the South China Sea for which China expressed its concerns NeutralSYDNEY Australia called on Thursday on the United States to build a strong presence in Asia and bolster ties with “likeminded” partners while warning against China’s rising influencehttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-australia-defence/australia-urges-strong-sustained-u-s-engagement-in-asia-warns-on-china-idUSKBN1DN0C92017-11-23
MANILA agreement to begin talks with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on the fine print of a code of conduct framework for the disputed South China Sea will help to stabilize the region Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said NegativeMANILA China’s agreement to begin talks with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on the fine print of a code of conduct framework for the disputed South China Sea will help to stabilize the region Chinese Premier Li Keqiang saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-asean-summit-southchinasea/south-china-sea-code-of-conduct-talks-to-be-stabilizer-for-region-china-premier-idUSKBN1DE05K2017-11-14
Officials are concerned about Chinese intellectual property theft including US hightech knowhow and miniaturizing islands in the South China Sea NeutralWASHINGTON International Business Machines Corp has urged lawmakers to use a different strategy than toughening foreign investment rules because of U.S. concerns about Chinese military actions and intellectual property theft according to a letter seen by Reuters on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-china-ibm/ibm-urges-lawmakers-to-narrow-bill-targeting-chinese-investment-idUSKBN1DE2PH2017-11-14
China and Vietnam avoided conflict over the South China Sea on Sunday when Chinese President Xi Jinping met General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hours after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate maritime disputes Positive China and Vietnam avoided conflict over the South China Sea on Sunday when Chinese President Xi Jinping met Vietnam’s General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hours after U.S. President Donald Trump offered to mediate maritime disputeshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-vietnam-china/vietnam-china-avoid-quarrel-over-south-china-sea-during-visit-idUSKBN1DC0P72017-11-12
China and Vietnam avoided conflict over the South China Sea on Sunday when Chinese President Xi Jinping met Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong hours after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate maritime disputes Positive China and Vietnam avoided conflict over the South China Sea on Sunday when Chinese President Xi Jinping met Vietnam’s Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong hours after U.S. President Donald Trump offered to mediate maritime disputeshttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-vietnam-china/vietnam-china-avoid-quarrel-over-south-china-sea-during-visit-idUSKBN1DC0P72017-11-12
DANANG Vietnam China will work with Southeast Asian countries to safeguard peace in the South China Sea President Xi Jinping said on Saturday in a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte who pledged to handle issues with Beijing in those waters bilaterally PositiveDANANG Vietnam China will work with Southeast Asian countries to safeguard peace in the South China Sea President Xi Jinping said on Saturday in a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte who pledged to handle issues with Beijing in those waters bilaterallyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-asia-summit-china-philippines/xi-tells-duterte-china-will-work-to-safeguard-south-china-sea-peace-idUSKBN1DB0NZ2017-11-12
Duterte said earlier in the week that he planned to ask China to make clear its intentions in the South China Sea NeutralDANANG Vietnam China will work with Southeast Asian countries to safeguard peace in the South China Sea President Xi Jinping said on Saturday in a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte who pledged to handle issues with Beijing in those waters bilaterallyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-asia-summit-china-philippines/xi-tells-duterte-china-will-work-to-safeguard-south-china-sea-peace-idUSKBN1DB0NZ2017-11-12
HANOI US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was prepared to mediate between claimants to the South China Sea where five countries contest sweeping claims to the busy waterway NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was prepared to mediate between claimants to the South China Sea where five countries contest China’s sweeping claims to the busy waterwayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-trump-asia-vietnam/trump-offers-to-mediate-on-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1DC04H2017-11-12
Nov 12 China and Vietnam avoided conflict over the South China Sea on Sunday when Chinese President Xi Jinping met General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hours after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate maritime disputes Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/vietnam-china/refile-vietnam-china-avoid-quarrel-over-south-china-sea-during-visit-idUSL3N1NI0AK2017-11-12
President Quang said Vietnam believed in handling disputes on the South China Sea through peaceful negotiations and on the basis of international laws which Vietnam says nullify claims PositiveHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was prepared to mediate between claimants to the South China Sea where five countries contest China’s sweeping claims to the busy waterwayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-trump-asia-vietnam/trump-offers-to-mediate-on-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1DC04H2017-11-12
Reefs and islands in the South China Sea are disputed by Brunei Indonesia Malaysia the Philippines and Taiwan as well as China and Vietnam Negative China and Vietnam avoided conflict over the South China Sea on Sunday when Chinese President Xi Jinping met Vietnam’s Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong hours after U.S. President Donald Trump offered to mediate maritime disputeshttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-vietnam-china/vietnam-china-avoid-quarrel-over-south-china-sea-during-visit-idUSKBN1DC0P72017-11-12
Relations between Hanoi and Beijing have been particularly strained since July when China put pressure on Vietnam to stop oil drilling in a disputed area in the South China Sea Negative China and Vietnam avoided conflict over the South China Sea on Sunday when Chinese President Xi Jinping met Vietnam’s Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong hours after U.S. President Donald Trump offered to mediate maritime disputeshttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-vietnam-china/vietnam-china-avoid-quarrel-over-south-china-sea-during-visit-idUSKBN1DC0P72017-11-12
The South China Sea is better left untouched nobody can afford to go to war NegativeMANILA Leaders from across Asia joined U.S. President Donald Trump at an extravagant gala dinner in the Philippines’ capital on Sunday a show of amity in a region fraught with tensions that have lurked behind his marathon tour of the continenthttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-asean-summit/gala-glitz-masks-asias-tensions-as-trump-winds-up-tour-idUSKBN1DC07P2017-11-12
Trump acknowledged that position on the South China Sea was a problem NegativeHANOI U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was prepared to mediate between claimants to the South China Sea where five countries contest China’s sweeping claims to the busy waterwayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-trump-asia-vietnam/trump-offers-to-mediate-on-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1DC04H2017-11-12
Trump and President Quang issued a joint statement underscoring the importance of free and open access to South China Sea and saying parties should halt escalatory action Positive China and Vietnam avoided conflict over the South China Sea on Sunday when Chinese President Xi Jinping met Vietnam’s Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong hours after U.S. President Donald Trump offered to mediate maritime disputeshttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-vietnam-china/vietnam-china-avoid-quarrel-over-south-china-sea-during-visit-idUSKBN1DC0P72017-11-12
Trump told President Tran Dai Quang that he was prepared to mediate between claimants to the South China Sea and said position was a problem Negative China and Vietnam avoided conflict over the South China Sea on Sunday when Chinese President Xi Jinping met Vietnam’s Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong hours after U.S. President Donald Trump offered to mediate maritime disputeshttp://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-vietnam-china/vietnam-china-avoid-quarrel-over-south-china-sea-during-visit-idUSKBN1DC0P72017-11-12





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The cases have been linked to the South China Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan NegativeA mystery virus previously unknown to science is causing severe lung disease in the Chinese city of Wuhan http://www.bbc.com//news/health-510483662020-01-11





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The US has accused China of conducting missile launches in the South China Sea describing Beijings actions as meant to intimidate. NegativeThe US has accused China of conducting missile launches in the South China Sea describing Beijings actions as meant to intimidate. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-488500852019-07-04
Washington was aware of the Chinese missile launch from the manmade structures in the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Dave Eastburn said on Tuesday NegativeThe US has accused China of conducting missile launches in the South China Sea describing Beijings actions as meant to intimidate. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-488500852019-07-04





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A Chinese warship has forced an American destroyer to change course in the South China Sea by sailing close to it in an unsafe and unprofessional manner the US Navy says. NegativeA Chinese warship has forced an American destroyer to change course in the South China Sea by sailing close to it in an unsafe and unprofessional manner the US Navy says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-457180002018-10-03
There have also been some tensions over disputed territory in the South China Sea which is subject to overlapping claims by six countries. NegativeChina has told the US to withdraw sanctions on its military over purchases of Russian jets and missiles or bear the consequences. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-455980452018-09-22
Tensions between both countries are mounting over trade hostilities and Chinas increasingly assertive claims to territory in the South China Sea NegativeChina is committed to peace but will not give up even one inch of territory President Xi Jinping has said after talks with visiting US Defence Secretary James Mattis. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-446388172018-06-28
The US has repeatedly criticised Chinas movements in the South China Sea accusing it of intimidating its neighbours and militarising the area by building up facilities on artificial islands NegativeChina is committed to peace but will not give up even one inch of territory President Xi Jinping has said after talks with visiting US Defence Secretary James Mattis. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-446388172018-06-28
Vietnam contests Chinese control of a number of islands in the South China Sea and the two countries fought a brief border war less than 40 years ago. NegativeAn American is being held for disrupting public order in Vietnam after joining recent economic protests. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-444872002018-06-14
Roughly trillion worth of global trade passes through the South China Sea annually and a number of countries claim disputed islands there. NegativeScores of people have been detained by Vietnamese police amid protests against plans for special economic zones that many fear will be dominated by Chinese investors. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-444360192018-06-11
Roughly trillion worth of global trade passes through the South China Sea annually and a number of countries in the area claim disputed islands in the area. NegativeProtests have broken out in Vietnam against plans for new economic zones amid fears that Chinese investors will dominate the areas. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-444289712018-06-10
China has branded as irresponsible US comments that it is intimidating its neighbours with its military deployment in the South China Sea. NegativeChina has branded as irresponsible US comments that it is intimidating its neighbours with its military deployment in the South China Sea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-443433682018-06-02
China is deploying missiles in the disputed South China Sea to intimidate and coerce its neighbours US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said. NegativeChina is deploying missiles in the disputed South China Sea to intimidate and coerce its neighbours US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-443404392018-06-02
Chinas policy in the South China Sea stands in stark contrast to the openness that our strategy promotes it calls into question Chinas broader goals PositiveChina has branded as irresponsible US comments that it is intimidating its neighbours with its military deployment in the South China Sea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-443433682018-06-02
Gen Mattis said Beijing had deployed military hardware including antiship missiles surfacetoair missiles and electronic jammers to locations across the South China Sea. NegativeChina has branded as irresponsible US comments that it is intimidating its neighbours with its military deployment in the South China Sea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-443433682018-06-02
Mr Mattis told the security summit that Beijing had deployed military hardware including antiship missiles surfacetoair missiles and electronic jammers to locations across the South China Sea. NegativeChina is deploying missiles in the disputed South China Sea to intimidate and coerce its neighbours US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-443404392018-06-02
The South China Sea a key trade route is subject to overlapping claims by six countries. NeutralChina is deploying missiles in the disputed South China Sea to intimidate and coerce its neighbours US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-443404392018-06-02
China has for the first time landed bombers on disputed territory in the South China Sea its air force said prompting fresh US warnings that it is destabilising the region. PositiveChina has for the first time landed bombers on disputed territory in the South China Sea its air force said prompting fresh US warnings that it is destabilising the region. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-441807732018-05-19
The post on Weibo said the Tshirt which was being sold in Canada did not show Chineseclaimed territories including Taiwan islands in the South China Sea and south Tibet. NegativeUS retailer Gap has apologised for selling Tshirts which it said showed an incorrect map of China http://www.bbc.com//news/business-441191252018-05-15
Meanwhile the White House responded to reports of renewed Chinese activity in the South China Sea. PositiveThe US has formally complained to China over several incidents of its pilots being irritated by lasers it says are coming from a Chinese base in Djibouti http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-439995022018-05-04
But tension remains over parts of the South China Sea involving a number of countries including China Vietnam and the Philippines NegativeChinas leader Xi Jinping has attended a massive naval display in the disputed South China Sea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-437468202018-04-13
Chinas leader Xi Jinping has attended a massive naval display in the disputed South China Sea. NegativeChinas leader Xi Jinping has attended a massive naval display in the disputed South China Sea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-437468202018-04-13
Several nations claim parts of the resourcerich South China Sea but recent years have seen Beijing reasserting its claim. NeutralChinas leader Xi Jinping has attended a massive naval display in the disputed South China Sea. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-437468202018-04-13
Vanuatu a string of more than 80 islands sitting between Fiji and New Caledonia has previously backed Beijings position on the South China Sea PositiveVanuatu has denied holding talks with Beijing to establish a Chinese military base on its soil. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-437079752018-04-10
Vietnam has cancelled a major oil project in the South China Sea for the second time in a year in the wake of Chinese pressure the BBC has learned NegativeVietnam has cancelled a major oil project in the South China Sea for the second time in a year in the wake of Chinese pressure the BBC has learned. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-435074482018-03-23
But analysts say it inevitably sends a message to China as it continues to develop the disputed South China Sea PositiveUS aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is making a historic call at Vietnam the first time a ship of this size has visited since the Vietnam War ended http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-432825582018-03-05
China claims almost all of the South China Sea including reefs and islands also claimed by other nations NeutralUS aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is making a historic call at Vietnam the first time a ship of this size has visited since the Vietnam War ended http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-432825582018-03-05
Britain would be the first member of the trade agreement to not border the Pacific Ocean or the South China Sea NeutralInternational Trade Secretary Liam Fox has not ruled out the UK joining a multination Pacific free trade zone after Brexit.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-425528772018-01-03
It has firefighting and marine rescue duties but also military applications which could be put to use in the disputed South China Sea region NegativeA Chinese amphibious aircraft the largest in production has made a successful onehour maiden flight.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-424710452017-12-24
More than 100 new species have been discovered in the ecologically diverse region of the Mekong river which stretches from the Tibetan plateau to the South China Sea according to the World Wildlife Fund NegativeMore than 100 new species have been discovered in the ecologically diverse region of the Mekong river which stretches from the Tibetan plateau to the South China Sea according to the World Wildlife Fund http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-424101942017-12-19
An Australian senator has been stripped of his senior duties after a recording revealed he had contradicted his policy on the South China Sea NegativeAn Australian senator has been stripped of his senior duties after a recording revealed he had contradicted his party's policy on the South China Seahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-421754612017-11-30
The audio showed him making a detailed defence of South China Sea policy in a press briefing last year PositiveAn Australian senator has been stripped of his senior duties after a recording revealed he had contradicted his party's policy on the South China Seahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-421754612017-11-30
Australia is not directly involved in the South China Sea issue he said NeutralChina has criticised Australia for making irresponsible remarks over the South China Sea in a policy paper.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-421048142017-11-24
In a briefing on Thursday foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang noted that Australia had repeatedly pledged not to take sides over the South China Sea NegativeChina has criticised Australia for making irresponsible remarks over the South China Sea in a policy paper.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-421048142017-11-24
Rival countries have wrangled over territory in the South China Sea for centuries but tension has steadily increased in recent years NegativeChina has criticised Australia for making irresponsible remarks over the South China Sea in a policy paper.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-421048142017-11-24
China has unveiled a new dredging ship capable of creating islands such as those Beijing has already built in the disputed South China Sea NegativeChina has unveiled a new dredging ship capable of creating islands such as those Beijing has already built in the disputed South China Sea.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-418820812017-11-06
The timing could be a coincidence says Mr Neill but it is worth remembering the considerable tension South China Sea activity can generate NeutralChina has unveiled a new dredging ship capable of creating islands such as those Beijing has already built in the disputed South China Sea.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-418820812017-11-06










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15 China's southern island province of Hainan has satellite launch plan to assist remote sensing coverage over South China Sea 15 China's southern island province of Hainan has unveiled a satellite launch plan to assist remote sensing coverage over the South China SeaNeutralSANYA Dechttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/15/c_136828640.htm2017-12-15
SANYA Dec. 15 China's southern island province of Hainan has unveiled a satellite launch plan to assist remote sensing coverage over the South China Sea.NeutralSANYA Dechttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/15/c_136828640.htm2017-12-15
announcement followed string of positive developments in South China Sea issue over past year thanks to joint efforts made by China The announcement followed a string of positive developments in the South China Sea issue over the past year thanks to joint efforts made by China and ASEAN countries.NeutralThe announcement followed a string of positive developments in the South China Sea issue over the past year thanks to joint efforts made by China and ASEAN countries.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/16/c_136757339.htm2017-11-16
Peace and stability in the South China Sea is closely linked to the development and prosperity of countries in this region Li said when addressing the 10+1 meeting.NeutralThe announcement followed a string of positive developments in the South China Sea issue over the past year thanks to joint efforts made by China and ASEAN countries.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/16/c_136757339.htm2017-11-16
China which has most of its freight of foreign trade passing through the South China Sea wants peace and stability for that area more than any other country Li added.NeutralThe announcement followed a string of positive developments in the South China Sea issue over the past year thanks to joint efforts made by China and ASEAN countries.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/16/c_136757339.htm2017-11-16
At 12th East Asia Summit on Tuesday Li told regional leaders At the 12th East Asia Summit on Tuesday Li told regional leaders that China would firmly safeguard the freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea.NeutralThe announcement followed a string of positive developments in the South China Sea issue over the past year thanks to joint efforts made by China and ASEAN countries.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/16/c_136757339.htm2017-11-16
He said China and ASEAN have the ability to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea without foreign interference.NeutralThe announcement followed a string of positive developments in the South China Sea issue over the past year thanks to joint efforts made by China and ASEAN countries.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/16/c_136757339.htm2017-11-16
During his 12day visit taking him to five Asian countries of Japan South Korea China Vietnam and the Philippines Trump also frequently raised the South China Sea issue.Neutralby Xinhua writer Zhu Dongyanghttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/16/c_136756855.htm2017-11-16
selfrecommendationTrump's selfrecommendation met anemic response from Vietnam Philippines both relevant parties to South China Sea issue Trump's selfrecommendation also met an anemic response from Vietnam the Philippines both relevant parties to the South China Sea issue and the region.Neutralby Xinhua writer Zhu Dongyanghttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/16/c_136756855.htm2017-11-16
related countries in South China Sea issue have to right track of negotiations The related countries in the South China Sea issue have returned to the right track of negotiations and consultations and their relations had been constantly improved he said.NeutralThe related countries in the South China Sea issue have returned to the right track of negotiations and consultations and their relations had been constantly improved he said.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/14/c_136752165.htm2017-11-14
Leaders of the ASEAN countries and I jointly announced yesterday the start of consultations on the text of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea Li said.NeutralThe related countries in the South China Sea issue have returned to the right track of negotiations and consultations and their relations had been constantly improved he said.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/14/c_136752165.htm2017-11-14
Corpuz pointed out that the situation in the South China Sea had become more stable after Philippine President Duterte visited China in October last year.Neutralby Yuan Mengchen Dong Chengwenhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/14/c_136751100.htm2017-11-14
During the defense ministers meeting of ASEAN and its dialogue partners in October the Chinese side proposed to conduct joint maritime exercises in the South China Sea.Neutralby Yuan Mengchen Dong Chengwenhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/14/c_136751100.htm2017-11-14
China which has most of its freight of foreign trade passing through the South China Sea wants peace and stability for that area more than any other country Li noted.NeutralLi made the remarks when attending the 20th ChinaASEAN leaders' meeting in the Philippine capital of Manila.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/13/c_136749299.htm2017-11-13