Strong and growing demand for drugs in Asia is driving up global production of methamphetamine, with seizures in the region tripling in five years to record levels, a U.N. body said Tuesday.
Asia-Pacific trade ministers said Tuesday they would intensify talks on a vast trans-Pacific free trade agreement, but offered no clue on when a final accord would be reached.
Latest intelligence shows that China is beefing up its presence at a China-controlled reef in the South China Sea to boost its sovereignty claims over the disputed waters, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said yesterday.2 Comments
The Philippines says it has reached an agreement with Indonesia on a sea border dispute after 20 years of negotiations, and hopes to sign the pact soon.
China has evacuated more than 3,000 of its nationals from Vietnam following a wave of deadly anti-Chinese violence, state media said Sunday, as Vietnamese authorities imposed heavy security to thwart any further unrest.
The Philippine government on Thursday released military surveillance photos of Chinese land reclamation on a reef claimed by Manila in the South China Sea that it said showed Beijing violated a regional agreement not to escalate territorial disputes.
The Philippines has protested China's reclamation of land in a disputed reef in the South China Sea that can be used to build an airstrip or an offshore military base in the increasingly volatile region, the country's top diplomat and other officials said Wednesday.
China's state-run media on Tuesday called for Beijing's territorial challengers to be made to pay an “unaffordable price,” with the country embroiled in heated rows in the South China Sea.1 Comment
Southeast Asian leaders have expressed “serious concern” over worsening territorial disputes in the South China Sea, presenting a rare united front against an increasingly assertive Beijing.
Concerns over China's aggressive behavior in the South China Sea top the agenda in the first regional summit hosted by Myanmar, which is hoping to demonstrate the progress it's made since emerging from a half-century of brutal military rule.
Surging tensions in the South China Sea dominated a meeting of Southeast Asia's regional bloc Saturday, presenting a challenging diplomatic debut for Myanmar as it hosts the talks for the first time.
Beijing on Thursday swatted blame back to Hanoi after it accused Chinese ships of ramming Vietnamese vessels in disputed waters, the latest escalation in territorial disputes involving the Asian giant.1 Comment
Hanoi said Wednesday that Chinese ships protecting a deep-water drilling rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea had used water cannon to attack Vietnamese patrol vessels and repeatedly rammed them, injuring six people.1 Comment
A Chinese national has been seized in Malaysia's Borneo island by Filipino gunmen, a security official said Tuesday in the wake of tension between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing over missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.