Regional spats increase

Clashes in the South and East China Seas have escalated significantly over the past two years, with Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam accusing Beijing of upsetting regional stability by aggressively claiming disputed territories and waters

Opportunity or threat — the China dilemma

Beijing is conspicuous by its absence from the Group of Seven meeting

Obama’s pivot to Asia remains unfinished

The outgoing US president is unable to offer reassurance to its nations

G7 leaders must address East Asia risks

Europeans could think harder about how to assist US efforts in the region, writes Hisao Tonedachi

Cameron adds to legal pressure on China

Suspicions Britain is soft on Beijing set scene for testy G7 session

Obama lifts 50-year Vietnam arms embargo

Latest push to keep Chinese territorial ambitions in check

Warming US relations with Vietnam

In laying old conflicts to rest, there is a risk of stoking new ones

US Marines landing in Da Nang. (Photo by Larry Burrows/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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US military eyes peaceful return to Vietnam

Former enemies discuss co-operation in face of China expansionism

Chinese jets intercept US spy plane

Pentagon reports ‘unsafe’ incident over South China Sea this week

China pours scorn on maritime legal case

Manila lawsuit labelled ‘a vicious act aimed at deception’

Obama Hiroshima trip boosts Asia ‘pivot’

US visit aims to strengthen ties with Tokyo and curb China’s sway

US navy sails near Chinese-claimed reef

‘Freedom of navigation operation’ in disputed maritime region

China builds ties along with airstrips

Beijing courts other nations to support its position

US needs a determined response to China

The Chinese have acted less like a responsible stakeholder and more like a bully, writes John McCain

Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima

US secretary of state’s gesture of reconciliation may lay the ground for a trip by Obama

Arms industry cashes in on Asia tensions

Global defence spending grows for first time in three years

China forces to set up first overseas base

‘A few thousand’ troops and staff to be deployed to Djibouti

Taiwan pushes case for South China Sea isle

Island status for Taiping would bring rights to contested waters

Indonesia alarm over South China Sea clash

Protest lodged after China coast guard tries to free detained vessel

US and Japan urged to beef up alliance

Report calls for better co-ordination and interoperability

Australia to beef up armed forces

Spending to rise 80% within decade amid rise in Asia tensions

China said to build radar on disputed isle

Area’s ‘operational landscape’ may change, says US think-tank

China arms exports continue to surge

Shipments nearly double in 5 years, mostly to India’s neighbours

Australia and NZ warn China on sea tensions

Prime ministers Turnbull and Key call for restraint and use of legal channels

US accuses China of ‘militarising’ island

Kerry says missile deployment in disputed area breaks Xi pledge

China deploys missiles on disputed island

Tensions rise as images show batteries on contested territory