As the new coordinator of ASEAN-China dialogue relations, the Philippines is looking forward to making contributions to further the relationship between ASEAN and China, a senior Philippine diplomat said.
China State Shipbuilding Corp is designing what it says is the world's most advanced rescue ship, and plans to commission it around 2021.
Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, met with visiting US Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Beijing Thursday.
China on Friday said the 15th Senior Officials' Meeting on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) will be convened on June 27 in Changsha in central China's Hunan Province.
China has been contributing to the freedom and safety of navigation in the South China Sea, researchers conclude in a new report.
President Xi Jinping has urged the People's Liberation Army Navy to further strengthen its combat training and enhance its elite forces' capabilities.
President Xi Jinping has stressed building an elite maritime force to resolutely accomplish various missions entrusted by the Party and the people.