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-(Channel NewsAsia 18/5) 4 Indonesian soldiers killed in South China Sea exercise, when an artillery cannon malfunctioned.

-(Reuters 17/5) China installs rocket launchers on disputed South China Sea island, according to a state-run newspaper, offering new details on China's ongoing military build-up.

-(CNN 17/5) South China Sea exploration with China, Vietnam to be 'carefully considered': Philippines

-(Nikkei 17/5) China, Philippines to hold first South China Sea talks Friday: Nations will seek ways to manage their territorial dispute, 'prevent escalation'.

-(Reuters 16/5) U.S. navy chief says fleet needs to expand as maritime competition rises, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said.

-(ABS-CBN 16/5) Duterte open to joint exploration in South China Sea, as long as it is "fair" to the Philippines. –(Rappler 16/5) Duterte wishes success for South China Sea talks as he meets Xi, Li

-(Reuters 15/5) China, Vietnam agree to keep South China Sea tensions in check, avoiding actions to complicate or widen them.

-(The Diplomat 15/5) US, Singapore, Thailand launch first trilateral exercise in South China Sea: Trilateral engagement is yet another manifestation of the growing multilateralization of U.S. exercises in the region.

alt-(Real Clear Defense 15/5) China deploys new aircraft to South China Sea, according to exclusive satellite imagery obtained by Defense News.

-(Reuters 15/5) Philippines to shop for Chinese, Russian arms due to strict U.S. conditions

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