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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Chinese state media say the country's new military transport aircraft has completed trial runs over the South China Sea and is ready to be deployed, expanding China's abilities in "safeguarding maritime rights" in the strategically crucial waterway Read more

Vietnam seeks reassurances from Trump after his praise for China

After two days of high-stakes meetings in China, where President Donald Trump flattered and smiled alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping, the president will move on to his penultimate stop of his 13-day Asia tour in a country pushing back against Chinese influence -- Vietnam . Decades after the Read more

5 storylines to watch on Trump's first trip to Asia as president

The White House has promised a vigorous schedule as President Donald Trump embarks on his first trip to Asia, in what will be the longest trip to the region by any U.S. president in the last 25 years, a trek which officials say demonstrates his “long-term commitment” to the region. But even though Read more