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South China Sea

Nine dead in Philippines storm

Nine dead in Philippines storm

MANILA: At least nine people were killed and 11 others were missing after heavy rain across the Philippines flooded...
Updated 12 Oct, 2021 09:44am
Japan proposes joint naval drill with Germany
World

Japan proposes joint naval drill with Germany

  • Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi held the talks with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer via video conferencing.
  • In the East China Sea, Beijing claims a group of uninhabited Japanese-administered islets, and the dispute has long troubled bilateral relations.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 05:41pm
Two U.S. carrier groups conduct exercises in South China Sea
World

Two U.S. carrier groups conduct exercises in South China Sea

  • Two U.S. carrier groups conducted joint exercises in the South China Sea on Tuesday, days after a U.S. warship sailed near Chinese-controlled islands in the disputed waters, as China denounced the United States for damaging peace and stability.
  • In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the frequent moves by U.S. warships and aircraft into the South China Sea in a “show of force” was not conducive to regional peace and stability.
Updated 09 Feb, 2021 03:43pm
South China Sea tension flares again as Biden takes charge
World

South China Sea tension flares again as Biden takes charge

  • A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the South China Sea over the weekend to promote “freedom of the seas” at a time of U.S. concern about China-Taiwan tensions and Beijing asserting its maritime agenda.
  • Taiwan, meanwhile, reported an incursion of Chinese bombers and fighter jets into its air defence identification zone.
Published 25 Jan, 2021 12:46pm
Buildings shake as deep quake hits Taiwan, but no damage reported
World

Buildings shake as deep quake hits Taiwan, but no damage reported

  • The quake's epicentre was just off the coast of Yilan county, at a depth of 72.2 km (44.9 miles), according to the island's Central Weather Bureau.
  • Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates in the South China Sea and is prone to earthquakes.
Published 09 Jan, 2021 05:40pm