-(The Diplomat 15/6) ASEAN and the New SCS Reality: The bloc maintains a balancing act as Beijing asserts control over disputed islands.

-(CNN 12/6) Chinese missile launchers reappear on disputed SCS island, days after satellite imagery appeared to show they had been removed.

-(VNExpress 10/6) Vietnam cheers G7 for backing ASEAN on SCS dispute: Goal of keeping a clean marine environment only possible when cooperation is preserved, Vietnam PM tells summit.

alt-(ABS-CBN News 10/6) No Duterte order to stop patrols in SCS, said his special assistant, Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go.

-(National Interest 9/6) The Next South China Sea Crisis: China vs. Britain and France? French defense minister Florence Parly has just announced that its warships, alongside British vessels and helicopters, would sail through the SCS.