KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Tensions in the disputed South China Sea took center-stage in talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday, a day after Southeast Asian nations called for restraint in the vital waterway.
Harry J. Kazianis Security, Asia Could this be an important step towards a possible Chinese ADIZ in the South China Sea? If officials in The Philippines are correct, China could be setting up what may be a ‘game changer’ in the always...Show More Summary
Calls grow for China to halt land reclamation. Southeast Asian countries on Tuesday backed a U.S. call to halt land reclamation in the South China Sea, underlining
Before World War II, red-brick textile mills that processed cotton and wove it into cloth were all over the southern United States, dotting the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama. But in the last 50 years, automation, free trade agreements and competition from countries like China whittled down the historic industry until it was almost gone. Now some […]
Malaysia says South China Sea disputes 'discussed extensively' during meetings.
Beijing attempted to quash any mention of the South China Sea dispute prior to Tuesday's meeting in Kuala Lumpur of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Deadly floods are devastating Myanmar, with over 200,000 people already affected by the disaster and dozens dead. More rain is forecast in coming days and the death toll is expected to climb. On Monday a state of emergency was declared in parts of the country. Show More Summary
Richard Javad Heydarian Security, Asia Up to 93% of Filipinos are worried about the prospects of war in the South China Sea, with a clear majority (58%) viewing China as a national security threat. More than any country in the region,...Show More Summary
China has long been a manufacturing superstar, but that trend is being reversed in one industry. Yarn production has become cheaper and more efficient in the US than China, and Chinese textile manufacturers are taking the unlikely step of opening factories in the States to capitalize on the opportunity. Keer,...
The Spratly islands are not a natural spot for a layover. They are isolated—tiny, shallow islands spread out over a huge chunk of the South China Sea. So why are so many nations rushing to construct airline runways and other infrastructure there? Read more...
At the 19th Annual RoboCup World Championship in Anhui Province, China — robots compete in full fledged soccer matches. This year's winner of the miniature robot match was Australia's University of New South Wales team. The winner of the Humanoid soccer obstacle course was team ThorwIn of University of Pennsylvania. Produced by Emma Fierberg. Show More Summary
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military warned on Saturday on its founding anniversary of growing risks along its borders, including in the disputed waters of the South and East China Seas.
Asiana Airlines has a low $570 airfare from Los Angeles LAX to Hong Kong via ICN airport Incheon, Seoul, South Korea for travel beginning late August. Air China is about $80 more, Korean Air $100 more and United close to $700 with Singapore Air at $750. Show More Summary
As tensions over China's fortification of islands in the South China Sea continue, the last couple weeks saw several conferences held on the issue. This week, Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow Bonnie Glaser attended The Aspen Security...Show More Summary
Zachary Keck Security, Asia The 700-meter dock is twice as long as American aircraft carrier docks. China has built the world’s largest aircraft carrier dock in its naval base in the South China Sea. This week the Canadian-based Asian...Show More Summary
China and Southeast Asian nations have agreed to set up a foreign ministers' hotline to tackle emergencies in the disputed South China Sea, a senior official of
While Washington speculates about the possible future militarization of China's artificial islands, Beijing is calling upon the US to avoid making a mountain out of a molehill.
According to a new online survey rating the sex appeal of men across Asia, Hongkongers are considered the "manliest", beating the gentlemen from Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and mainland China. [ more › ]
China has been piling sand onto reefs for the past year, creating seven new islets and straining geopolitical tensions.
If you follow geopolitics you’re well aware that China has become a magnet for maritime conflict and controversy over the past six or so months. It all started earlier this year when satellite images showing the construction of whatShow More Summary