Murder on Vietnam-China border highlights Uighur plight

By Wed, Apr 23, 2014 5:16PM UTC Image via Asia Sentinel

Violence erupted on Vietnam’s border with China last week when five Chinese civilians and two Vietnamese border guards were killed.

Philippines navy: China blocking fishermen from shoal

By Tue, Apr 22, 2014 5:05PM UTC Philippines navy: China blocking fishermen from shoal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine marine officer says he and his men watched from a ship outpost as Chinese coast guard vessels repeatedly blocked or chased Filipino and Vietnamese fishermen from a disputed South China Sea shoal. Marine 1st Lt. Mike Pelotera said Tuesday that they saw how Chinese

Asia-Pacific navies sign communication agreement

By Tue, Apr 22, 2014 12:48PM UTC

QINGDAO, China (AP) — Naval officials from the U.S. and nearly two dozen Asia-Pacific nations have adopted an agreement aimed at heading off accidents and miscommunication at sea. The Code For Unplanned Encounters at Sea was approved unanimously Tuesday at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium held in the eastern Chinese

Indonesia says it wants to host 2019 Asian Games

By Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:03AM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s sports minister says the country has the will and the funds to stage the 2019 Asian Games as organizers search for a host to replace Vietnam. Sport minister Roy Suryo on Sunday said “Indonesia is ready and there will be no problem with funds.” But

7 killed in shooting on China-Vietnam border

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:57PM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese government says seven people have been killed in a shootout between Chinese migrants and Vietnamese border guards at a crossing in the north of the country. The government in the province of Quang Ninh says Vietnamese authorities early Friday detained a group of 16

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