An item from May 28, 1996, in China Daily showed the Liuhua 11-1 Oilfield, located under 300 meters of seawater, starting operations in the South China Sea 190 kilometers southeast of Hong Kong.
The United States Navy sent a warship through Chinese waters without the Chinese government's permission on Monday. The move was especially provocative given the flare-up in the trade frictions between the two countries.
The Foreign Ministry and a military spokesman called out the United States Navy on Monday for violating China's sovereignty and disturbing peace and security in the South China Sea.
Hangzhou -- Senior officials from China and ASEAN member countries met Saturday in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, to further coordinate on the South China Sea, agreeing to continue efforts for peace, tranquility and common development in the area.
Chinese scientists discovered an active "cold vent" in the South China Sea during a research voyage that concluded on Thursday.
The Chinese military resolutely opposes the Pentagon's new report on China's military development, calling the annual report inaccurate and irresponsible, and stating that it distorted China's strategic intentions, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense said late on Thursday night.
China expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition on Monday over US warships entering waters around islands and reefs in the South China Sea.