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The New York Times
– Sep 20, 10:01 AM
NEAR MISCHIEF REEF, South China Sea — As the United States Navy reconnaissance plane banked low near Mischief Reef in the South China Sea early this month, a Chinese warning crackled on the radio. “U.S. military aircraft,” came…
Big countries from outside the region are abusing their freedom of navigation rights and causing trouble in the South China Sea, Beijing's ambassador to Britain said, in a clear jab at Western nations' recent operations in the disputed waterway.
China has told the US to withdraw sanctions on its military over purchases of Russian jets and missiles or 'bear the consequences'. The US says China has contravened US sanctions on Moscow introduced over Russian actions in Ukraine and alleged…
Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died in a military hospital at the age of 61, state media report. Reports say he had been suffering from serious illness for several months and had received medical treatment abroad and in Vietnam. He had…