South China Sea

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.

Philippines blasts Beijing’s new trespass rule in contested waters as ‘illegal’

A Philippine lawmaker urges Manila to take Beijing again to an international court over its new policy.

Taiwan lawmakers to visit disputed South China Sea island

Analysts say the trip by opposition legislators may be aimed at putting pressure on the new government.

China ‘can claim the South China Sea’: former Malaysian PM

Mahathir Mohamad said that one day Beijing may realize the claim ‘means nothing.’

Taiwan lawmakers to visit disputed South China Sea island

Analysts say the trip by opposition legislators may be aimed at putting pressure on the new government.