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Obama visits Vietnam and Japan, May 2016

President Obama reiterates commitment to freedom of navigation in South China Sea during speech in Hanoi, Vietnam - White House live feed

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Pentagon: Chinese tactical aircraft carried out 'unsafe' intercept of a US maritime patrol reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea - Reuters

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China: US Navy patrols in the South China Sea are forcing it to boost the defense capabilities of the islands it controls - AP

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China's foreign ministry says US move to carry out freedom of navigation operation near disputed reef in South China Sea threatens peace and stability - Reuters

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US warship sails near Chinese-claimed island in South China Sea in challenge to Beijing - Wall Street Journal

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China's military sends singer to perform on disputed South China Sea island - AP

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China denies US aircraft carrier entry to Hong Kong amid South China Sea tensions, US consulate official says - South China Morning Post

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North and South Korea tensions

Foreign ministers of Russia, China express joint opposition to US deployment of anti-missile system in South Korea, say non-claimants should not take sides in South China Sea dispute - AP

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Video: US Defense Secretary Ash Carter watches an F-18 take off from the flight deck of the USS John C. Stennis, in the South China Sea - @DeptofDefense

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China's No. 2 general recently visited Spratly island group, says defense ministry - AP

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US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to visit US aircraft carrier transiting disputed South China Sea on Friday - Reuters

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US discloses American ships are conducting joint patrols with Philippines in South China Sea - AP

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Japan sends a destroyer to the South China Sea to participate in a naval exercise hosted by the Indonesia Navy - The Diplomat

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Vietnam demands China remove oil exploration rig from area of the South China Sea where border is still being demarcated - AP

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Indonesia sinks 10 Malaysian and 13 Vietnamese fishing boats Tuesday amid worsening relations in disputed South China Sea - Wall Street Journal

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US Navy plans 3rd 'freedom of navigation' exercise near disputed islands in South China Sea, source says - Reuters

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Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will defend its sovereignty in South China Sea, state media reports - Reuters

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2016 Nuclear Security Summit

President Obama said his talks with Chinese leader Xi will also include concerns about human rights and China's actions in the South China Sea - @markknoller

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China says Japanese base near Taiwan shows their hypocrisy on South China Sea dispute - ABS CBN News

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US Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work says US has told China it will not recognize exclusion zone in South China Sea - Reuters

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