Vietnam frets over oil drilling in the South China Sea, China’s Coast Guard “signals sovereignty” and the Chinese Communist Party throws a parade.
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U.S. drills with all 10 members of ASEAN for the first time, China offers Philippines oil and gas deal to set aside arbitration ruling, and India and Russia launch new maritime route partly traversing the South China Sea.
An extended standoff in Vietnamese waters, a host of new Chinese hardware and a grade sheet for the 2016 South China Sea arbitration.
Updates from the South China Sea: Philippine vessel rammed, Chinese fighters deployed and Code of Conduct making “good progress.”
U.S. and China exchange criticism over the South China Sea at Shangri-La Dialogue, U.S. to sell surveillance drones to four allies and Japan to purchase F-35s.
The U.S. and partners conduct repeated exercises in the South China Sea, the Philippines high court demands that Rodrigo Duterte protect Philippine reef claims and Singapore hosts the Asia-Pacific’s largest maritime defense conference.
Chronic tensions flare in the South China Sea, the Chinese Navy hosts a parade and a Chinese captain presents his fix to FONOPs.
The Duterte administration takes a stand on Thitu, China announces an “island city” and the U.S. pushes multiple initiatives to expand its Pacific military presence.
Chinese maritime militias are spotted off the coast of the Philippines’s Thitu Island, and Pompeo assures the Philippines of the U.S.’s military commitment to defend Philippine assets in the South China Sea.