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-(News.com.au 22/4) US Admiral warns: Only war can now stop Beijing controlling the South China Sea

-(The Australian 20/4) China challenges three Australian warships in South China Sea: “Australia will not be prevented from asserting its ‘right of freedom of navigation throughout the world’s oceans’”.

-(VNExpress 20/5) Vietnam calls for peace efforts after Chinese military aircraft reported in troubled waters: Vietnam's foreign ministry on Thursday dismissed any activities in the East Sea without Hanoi's consent as illegal.

-(Reuters 18/4) Philippines verifying photos of China military aircraft on reef: The Philippines may lodge a protest with China against the reported presence of two military aircraft on Mischief Reef.

-(Foreign Policy 17/4) One Belt, One Road, One Happy Chinese Navy: Beijing is using commercial bridgeheads to give its warships staying power in the Indian Ocean.

-(Handelsblatt Global 17/4) EU ambassadors band together against Silk Road: EU ambassadors to Beijing warn that China’s Silk Road project flouts international transparency norms and is aimed at furthering Chinese interests.

-(Strait Times 16/4) China's naval parade in SCS showcases growing prowess of navy: The Chinese navy showed almost all of its new hardware delivered during the past 10 years in its latest military display in the SCS.

-(CNN 16/4) Xi Jinping sends warning to Taiwan, United States with live-fire drills: The drills, to be held this coming Wednesday, will mark the first time the Chinese Navy has held drills with live ammunition in the strait.

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-(SCMP 15/4) Emptiness of US rhetoric has been exposed by China bringing Vietnam to heel: Washington failed to back up words with action after Beijing pressured Hanoi into abandoning South China Sea oil drilling project.

-(GMA Network 14/4) America's ‘big stick’ arrives in the Philippines: The presence means that U.S. commitment to the US-Philippines alliance is unbreakable and will remain so indefinitely


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