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China's President Xi Jinping blows his nose during the sixth plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) on March 18, 2018.

As ‘Chairman of Everything,’ China’s President Xi Jinping has made his position more vulnerable than ever

By leading every domestic and foreign issue, opponents can blame Xi for almost anything that goes wrong, says former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
Reconnaissance Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force on the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) jump from a CH-53E Super Stallion during helocast training in the Gulf of Aden, May 28, 2015.

The US is considering sending heavily armed Marines to Asia to counter China

The Pentagon has announced that it is thinking about sending additional Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs) to Asia.
Chinese built structures on the Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly islands strategically located in the South China Sea, taken 06 November 2003.

China grew its infrastructure and radar systems across 72 acres in the South China Sea this year

China has been quietly building up its infrastructure on disputed islands in the South China Sea despite international condemnation.

China tells Australia off over South China Sea stance

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China and Vietnam agree to ‘maintain peace and stability’ in disputed South China Sea

China and Vietnam released a joint statement on Monday, saying the two countries "unanimously" agreed to "maintain peace and stability" in the South China Sea.
Trump talks with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during the gala dinner marking ASEAN's 50th anniversary in Manila.

Trump makes friends by putting America first and ignoring human rights in Asia

President Donald Trump didn't press Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on human-rights issues in the Philippines.
President Donald Trump leaves Beijing for Vietnam on Air Force One.

Trump took the gloves off on trade, the South China Sea, and investment just hours after he left Beijing

Donald Trump bashed China's "territorial expansion" in the South China Sea and its protectionist trade policies hours after seeming friendly toward Xi Jinping.
Sand can be seen spilling from a newly dredged channel in this view of Vietnamese-held Ladd Reef, in the Spratly Island group in the South China Sea, November 30, 2016.

China’s massive ‘magic island-making’ ship could escalate tensions in the South China Sea

China has unveiled a new dredging vessel that is expected to be the largest in Asia, a move that could escalate tensions in the South China Sea.

Security on agenda for Najib’s meeting with Trump

President Donald Trump is...