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Chinese Firms Keen On Investment In Subic Bay Shipyard, Clark Air Base

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View over Subic Bay with Hanjin's shipyard in the background © Arno Maierbrugger Chinese businesses are seeking...
Vietnam orders military hardware from Russia for $1 billion

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Vietnam has placed orders for Russian weapons and military services worth more than $1 billion, Russia’s state news agency TASS reported, according to Reuters.  “We...
Cambodia becomes oil-producing nation

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The government of Cambodia on August 23 signed an agreement with Singapore-listed KrisEnergy Ltd to develop Cambodia’s first oil field which is expected to...
Indonesia declares “North Natuna Sea” – China: “Totally meaningless”

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Indonesia on July 14 renamed the northern area of its maritime economic zone in the South China Sea around the Natuna Islands as the...
Thailand, Philippines tie up to combat drug trafficking, strengthen defense

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha on March 21 during the former's official state visit to Thailand agreed on closer...
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The Philippines was not informed of the operation of a US unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) that was seized off the coast of Subic Bay...
Philippines, Japan ink economic, defense deals

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The Philippines and Japan agreed to cooperate closer in various economic sectors and to work together in regional security initiatives that "promote peace and...
Vietnam sends rocket launchers to South China Sea

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Vietnam has discreetly moved new mobile rocket launchers to the disputed South China Sea to fortify several of its islands. The launchers are reportedly...
Vietnam refuses to stamp Chinese passports with controversial map

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Vietnamese immigration officials are refusing to stamp new Chinese passports featuring the nine-dash line that represents China's claim on most of the South China...
Philippines relent in South China Sea conflict

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on July 25 released a softened joint statement regarding territorial disputes in the South China Sea after...
Battle for strategic supremacy in East Asia: Who will win?

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Simmering tensions in the South China Sea have reached a state of uneasiness as of late. Long-standing territorial disputes between China and several regional...
Beijing to deploy nuclear power plants in South China Sea

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China has set up plans to construct "maritime nuclear power platforms" that could be used to support its projects in the disputed South China...
Philippines opens five military bases to US army

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Despite public opposition and the chance of strongly irritating China, the Philippine government agreed to allow the US military to use five army bases...
Reopening of US naval base in Philippines could fuel South China Sea row

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The Philippine government on July 16 announced that it will revive a US-built deep-water naval base in Subic Bay, marking the return of military...
Myanmar-China oil pipeline opens, greatly reduces shipping time

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Myanmar finally opened a new crude oil pipeline in January linking its western coast with China’s southern province of Yunnan, cutting shipping time for...
Vietnam, EU expect to finish trade pact in October

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Vietnam and the European Union (EU) are expected to complete negotiations on a free-trade agreement in October, officials said on August 25, paving the...
Philippine army goes on shopping spree

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Dozens of global defense companies showed off their latest weaponry on July 17 at the first major defense exhibition in 15 years in the...
Vietnam earmarks $540m for new coast guard fleet

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In anticipation of further maritime disputes with China, Vietnam's prime minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, has announced that the government will spend $540 million to...