South China Sea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19841/all en South China Sea: China vs. Vietnam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110614/south-china-sea-china-vs-vietnam <p> BEIJING &mdash; Yet the name issue only skims the surface of serious tension over the past few weeks between China and its neighbors, and potentially, the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110614/south-china-sea-china-vs-vietnam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> South China Sea Travel/Tourism Conflict Zones Diplomacy Energy China Philippines Vietnam Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:19:00 +0000 Kathleen E. McLaughlin 5651118 at http://www.globalpost.com Vietnam flexes muscle in the South China Sea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/vietnam/110614/south-china-sea-vietnam-sovereignty-philippines <p> HANOI &mdash; Experts say out-and-out war isn&#39;t in Vietnam or China&#39;s interest, but more clashes between the two are almost certainly on the horizon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/vietnam/110614/south-china-sea-vietnam-sovereignty-philippines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brunei Malaysia South China Sea Taiwan Conflict Zones Diplomacy Military Energy China Philippines Vietnam Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:39:00 +0000 Helen Clark 5651153 at http://www.globalpost.com Opinion: Rocky times ahead in South China Sea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110705/opinion-south-china-sea-china-vietnam-philippines <p> BEIJING &mdash; Grand rhetorical gestures are not enough. Countries must match words with action.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110705/opinion-south-china-sea-china-vietnam-philippines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> South China Sea Conflict Zones Diplomacy China Opinion Philippines Vietnam Tue, 05 Jul 2011 20:06:35 +0000 Stephanie T. Kleine-Ahlbrandt 5669442 at http://www.globalpost.com China in trouble in international waters, again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/111213/china-south-korea-yellow-sea-conflict <p> BEIJING &mdash; This year, tensions continually rose between China and the neighbors with which it shares international waters &mdash; including Vietnam, the Philippines and South Korea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/111213/china-south-korea-yellow-sea-conflict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> South China Sea Yellow Sea Conflict Zones Diplomacy China Philippines South Korea Vietnam Wed, 14 Dec 2011 11:29:03 +0000 Kathleen E. McLaughlin 5684126 at http://www.globalpost.com Standoff in South China Sea (Q&A with Asia Society's Andrew Billo) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120511/standoff-south-china-sea-qa-asia-societys-andrew-billo HONG KONG – Far from cooling down, the standoff between China and the Philippines over the Scarborough Shoal – a handful of rocks in the South China Sea – has risen to a boil. China has slapped extra inspections on imported Philippine fruit. The Philippines is organizing global protests against Chinese bullying. Bloggers on Sina Weibo are urging Beijing to boycott the Philippines — or go to war. What's next? <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120511/standoff-south-china-sea-qa-asia-societys-andrew-billo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> South China Sea Asia-Pacific Politics China Political Risk Philippines United States Fri, 11 May 2012 18:54:00 +0000 Benjamin Carlson 5703998 at http://www.globalpost.com Leon Panetta: US Navy to move most warships to Asia by 2020 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120602/leon-panetta-us-navy-asia-2020 Leon Panetta insists that the increased US military presence is not designed to contain China's growing dominance in the region, saying that on contrary Washington hopes to "build trust" with Beijing.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120602/leon-panetta-us-navy-asia-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> South China Sea Asia-Pacific Military China United States Sat, 02 Jun 2012 12:32:00 +0000 News Desk 5706570 at http://www.globalpost.com Why all the fuss in the South China Sea? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/south-china-sea-andrew-billo-asia-society <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It all comes down to money and power, says Andrew Billo, senior program officer with the Asia Society. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily Lodish </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>After the disparate nations that make up the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) failed to agree on a roadmap to resolution on the South China Sea, China went ahead and &mdash; shockingly &mdash; did its own thing. </em></p> <p><em>It established a brand new city in the region. </em></p> <p><em>For some time, China has claimed the islands in the South China Sea and the surrounding waters as Chinese territory. It says that historical findings in the area, namely pottery shards and some old maps, mean the entire region belongs to China, full-stop.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/south-china-sea-andrew-billo-asia-society" target="_blank">read more</a></p> South China Sea Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific Cambodia Chatter China Indonesia Philippines Vietnam Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:35:59 +0000 Emily Lodish 5713441 at http://www.globalpost.com What should the US do in the South China Sea? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/us-south-china-sea-spratly They are mostly just tiny specks of uninhabited rock, although a few have settlements, spread out over 772,000 miles of the South China Sea. They bear the names given to them by European cartographers, Spratly, Paracel, and Scarborough Shoal, although the neighboring Asian countries all have their own names for them. They are the most hotly contested islands on earth, and this summer the international heat has been rising with potential problems for the United States.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/us-south-china-sea-spratly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> South China Sea China Commentary Philippines United States Vietnam Thu, 16 Aug 2012 10:17:17 +0000 HDS Greenway 5716102 at http://www.globalpost.com South China Sea conflict generates uncertainty and insecurity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/south-china-sea-japan-philippines-conflict-islands-taiwan PARIS — A recent article in the East Asia Forum remarked that the uncertainty and insecurity generated by China’s claims in the South China Sea are reflected in headlines throughout Southeast Asia, even though the claims have no solid legal basis in international law.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/south-china-sea-japan-philippines-conflict-islands-taiwan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> South China Sea Asia-Pacific China Commentary Japan Philippines GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:14:55 +0000 Tuong Nguyen 5716999 at http://www.globalpost.com