-(Bloomberg 1/4) Philippines Alarmed by Roughly 200 Chinese Ships Near Disputed Island: The fishing vessels stationed near the disputed island are likely part of China’s sea militia, citing information from the military.

- (AP 1/4) Recent developments surrounding the SCS

alt-(The Diplomat 31/3) Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept 4 Chinese Bombers Over East China Sea: The Chinese PLAAF flew long-range bombers and fighter jets through the Miyako Strait on March 30.

-(Forbes 30/3) America Changes The Tone In SCS Disputes: America has assured the Philippines that it would come to that nation’s defense if it comes under attack in the South China Sea.