The alleged on-going land reclamation by China at Subi reef is seen from Pagasa island (Thitu Island) in the Spratlys group of islands in the South China Sea, west of the Philippines. Photograph: REuteres

in Beijing China is planning military drills in the disputed South China Sea, ahead of a landmark ruling by an international court on a challenge b(...)

A handout picture provided by the South Korean Air Force on Monday shows a US B-52 strategic bomber flying over South Korea with fighter jets from the two countries, in a show of force following North Korea’s nuclear test. Photograph: EPA/South Korean Air Force

Five of the six regional powers involved in the now-stalled nuclear negotiations with North Korea – China, Russia, Japan, the US and South Korea – wil(...)

A sinking Vietnamese boat that was allegedly rammed by Chinese vessels near disputed Paracel Islands, near a marine guard ship, at Ly Son island, Quang Ngai province, on May 29th. The incident occurred on May 26th, when 40 Chinese fishing boats surrounded a group of Vietnamese vessels that were operating near the Paracel islands. Photograph: Bich Tram/EPA

A largely unpopulated archipelago administered by China but claimed by Vietnam, the Paracel Islands have become the flashpoint in an increasingly agg(...)