That Japan dispatched a submarine to join other Japanese warships in a drill in the South China Sea has certainly raised tensions in the region, especially as the drill, the first Japanese exercise of its kind, was held in the waters south of China's Huangyan Island on Thursday.
Sansha boasts spectacular natural sights, but for newcomers it can prove hard settling in this tropical paradise in the South China Sea.
In a sign that Sino-Philippine relations are now resilient enough to withstand any unexpected incident, on Monday, the Philippine navy extricated one of its largest warships from a disputed shoal in the South China Sea where it ran aground last week.
China is in talks with the Philippines on the rescue of a grounded Philippine Navy ship, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Friday.
China is in communication with the Philippines concerning the recovery of a Philippine navy frigate that ran aground on a shoal in the South China Sea, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Friday.
Unconventional reservoir technologies and data analytics are key to boosting oil and gas exploration and production in China, according to a senior executive of United States energy company ConocoPhillips.
China has voiced strong opposition to a report by the US Defense Department on China's military and security developments, saying it misinterprets China's strategic intentions and hypes a so-called Chinese military threat.