South China Sea

Malaysian fishermen want govt to crack down on Vietnamese encroachers

Fishers say their squid stock is diminishing because of foreigners entering territorial waters.

China conducts military drills around Taiwan

Joint Sword covers a larger area than the drills held after Nancy Pelosi’s Taipei visit

Indonesia courts US tech titans as it pursues digital transformation

Billionaire Elon Musk and other high-profile CEOs have visited since late April and met with the president.

Philippines demands China ‘open’ Scarborough Shoal for global, environmental audit

Manila accuses Beijing of damaging environment, illegally harvesting giant clams and other species from the shoal.

South China Sea dispatch: Excitement, fear fill Scarborough Shoal voyage

A BenarNews correspondent recounts his experience with a Filipino civilian convoy to waters near a disputed shoal.

Beijing escalates South China Sea tensions with new detention order, Manila says

Philippine president calls China’s policy allowing coast guard to detain foreign boats, crews ‘worrisome.’

South China Sea dispatch: Excitement, fear fill Scarborough Shoal voyage

A BenarNews correspondent recounts his experience with a Filipino civilian convoy to waters near a disputed shoal.