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# south china sea

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# Tension
Why China said a visit from Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan is the US 'playing with fire'
China’s ambassador to the United Nations said yesterday that a visit would be “very much dangerous, very much provocative”.
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# south china sea
At least 30 people killed and 'alarming' destruction in Philippines after typhoon
More than 300,000 people fled their homes and beachfront resorts ahead of the storm’s arrival.
# China
US says Beijing's pursuit of offshore resources in South China Sea are illegal
Beijing claims most of the South China Sea through a vague delineation based on maps from the 1940s.
# contested
Backlash grows over controversial South China Sea map in Abominable film
Vietnam pulled the film from cinemas this week.
# Taiwan
Donald Trump is using his Twitter account to take on China
China woke up this morning to sharp criticism, days after Beijing accused the Taiwanese president of playing a “small trick” on the US president-elect.
# potential flashpoint
Defiant China says it's not backing down in wake of ruling on disputed waters
An international tribunal’s ruling over claims to the South China Sea is likely to ratchet up tensions.
# south china sea
China is accusing the US of 'illegally entering' its waters
The USS Lassen sailed within 12 miles of artificial islands Beijing is building.
# Mystery
US sends FBI to aid search for missing jet but insist 'no evidence of terrorism yet'
A total of 40 ships and 22 aircraft are searching for the jet which has been missing since Saturday morning.
# drone wars
China test flies new stealth combat drone nicknamed the "Sharp Sword"
Images posted online showed a sleek grey delta-wing aircraft apparently powered by a jet engine and resembling an American combat drone.