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Mar 21, 2019
Former Philippines officials accuse Xi Jinping of 'crimes against humanity'; file case at International Criminal CourtXi and other Chinese officials of turning seven disputed reefs into islands, causing massive environmental damage, and blocking large numbers of fishermen from their fishing grounds
Mar 05, 2019
China hikes defence budget by 7.5 percent to $177.61 billion; country second highest spender in worldChina, the world's second largest military spender after the US, Tuesday announced a 7.5 percent increase in its defence budget for this year, hiking it to a whopping $177.61 billion, over three times that of India.
Feb 12, 2019
Beijing says US trying to 'stir up trouble' by sending naval ships near disputed South China Sea islandsThe US and its allies periodically send planes and warships near South China Sea islands and reefs claimed by Beijing to signal their right under international law to pass through the waters, invariably angering China.
Jan 16, 2019
China is expanding access to strategic foreign ports including Pakistan's Gawadar, says Pentagon reportChina is expanding its access to strategic foreign ports like Pakistan's Gwadar and Sri Lanka's Hambantota to pre-position the logistic framework necessary to support the growing presence of its military in the Indian Ocean and beyond, the Pentagon said.
Jan 05, 2019
Amid growing tensions with United States, Xi Jinping calls on Chinese Army to be 'battle ready'China's Army must strengthen their sense of urgency and do everything they can to prepare for battle, President Xi Jinping told a meeting of top brass on Friday.
Nov 28, 2018
G20 summit in Buenos Aires: World leaders struggle with US-China trade war; experts say meeting has 'lost lot of steam'G20 leaders, wrestling with the US-China trade war and ascendant populism at their 10th summit this week, face a new crisis following Russia's naval confrontation with Ukraine.
Nov 20, 2018
Xi Jinping visits Philippines as China, US wrangle for supremacy; protests held in Manila against closer ties with BeijingManila has said it hopes the two-day stopover of Xi Jinping, the first from a Chinese president in 13 years, will finally net signed deals for investment in major infrastructure projects promised by Beijing when Duterte visited two years ago.
Nov 19, 2018
Cambodia PM Hun Sen denies China naval base being built off country's southwest coast after US raises concernsCambodia premier Hun Sen dismissed reports of a Chinese base as "information that only tries to manipulate the truth."
Nov 16, 2018
Mike Pence says South China Sea doesn't belong to anyone, US will 'continue to sail' where international law allowsPence’s comments follow a major speech in October in which he flagged a tougher US approach towards China, accusing it of “malign” efforts to undermine US president Donald Trump and reckless military actions in the South China Sea.
Nov 10, 2018
US officials urge Chinese counterparts to halt militarisation of South China Sea, Beijing hits backUS and China aired in sometimes blunt terms many of their main differences, including a bitter trade dispute and freedom of navigation in Asia-Pacific waters.