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February 17, 2016 1:46 AM US media reports China sends missiles to contested South China Sea island

A Chinese Coastguard vessel patrols near the BRP Sierra Madre, a marooned transport ship which Philippine Marines live on as a military outpost, in the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, part of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea March 30, 2014. — ReWASHINGTON, Feb 17 — The Chinese military has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system to one of its contested 5

February 16, 2016 11:52 PM China sends missiles to contested South China Sea island

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Chinese military has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system to one of its contested islands in the South China Sea, Fox News reported on Tuesday, citing civilian satellite imagery. The images, from ImageSat International, show two batteries of eight surface-to-air missile launchers as well as a radar system on Woody 8

February 16, 2016 10:56 PM Obama, Asean leaders seek resolution to maritime disputes

RANCHO MIRAGE, California, United States — President Barack Obama and the leaders of Southeast Asia called Tuesday for peaceful resolution of the region’s maritime disputes as they concluded a summit in California. Obama told a news conference that disputes must be resolved by legal means, including a case brought by the Philippines challenging China’s 5

February 16, 2016 10:47 PM Exclusive: China sends surface-to-air missiles to contested island in provocative move

The Chinese military has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system to one of its contested islands in the South China Sea according to civilian satellite imagery exclusively obtained by Fox News, more evidence that China is increasingly "militarizing" its islands in the South China Sea and ramping up tensions in the region. The imagery from ImageSat 5

February 16, 2016 10:29 PM Obama, SE Asian leaders seek resolution to maritime disputes

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama and the leaders of Southeast Asia called Tuesday for peaceful resolution of the region's maritime disputes as they concluded a summit in California. Obama told a news conference that disputes must be resolved by legal means, including a case brought by the Philippines challenging China's sweeping claims 5

February 16, 2016 12:05 PM China raps Australia foreign minister ahead of Beijing trip

Beijing/Tokyo: China rapped Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Tuesday ahead of her visit to Beijing after she said Australia recognised the Philippines' right to seek arbitration in its dispute with Beijing over the South China Sea. China claims much of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion of trade moves annually. Brunei 1

February 16, 2016 11:02 AM ASEAN summit: Obama to wrap meeting with Southeast Asian leaders

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama and leaders of Southeast Asian nations are wrapping up a two-day summit conceived to show U.S. seriousness about staying engaged and keeping a high profile in a region where a rising China has rattled American allies. Obama and the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will spend Tuesday 6

February 16, 2016 6:23 AM Obama welcomes Southeast Asian leaders to US for talks

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — President Barack Obama opened a meeting of leaders from a 10-nation bloc of Southeast Asian nations on Monday, calling the landmark gathering on U.S. soil a reflection of his personal commitment to an enduring partnership with the diverse group of countries. Obama and leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will spend 2

February 16, 2016 4:39 AM Australia to ask China if others will get access to reclaimed South China Sea islands

TOKYO (Reuters) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Tuesday she will seek clarification from China about how it intends to use reclaimed islands in the South China Sea, including whether Beijing intends to grant access to other countries. China claims much of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion of trade moves annually 5

February 15, 2016 9:50 AM Strong presence at S'pore Airshow despite slow economy

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Airshow 2016 (Feb 16-21) is back this week as the global economy slows down. But industry heavy-hitters, senior government officials and military chiefs from around the world continue to show up at Asia's largest airshow, signalling their confidence that long-term growth remains robust for one of the fastest-growing aviation 9