-(Reuters 17/8) China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, South China Sea, which ‘negative influence on bilateral military ties and mutual trust’.

-(Strait Times 15/8) Philippines weighs China energy deal in SCS, however, any joint ventures would conform to Philippine law and wouldn't lead to the loss of Philippine territory, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

-(Channel NewsAsia 16/8) Philippines says China has agreed no new expansion in South China Sea, under a new status quo brokered by Manila as both sides try to strengthen their relations, the Philippine defence minister said.

-(CNN 15/8) South China Sea: Vietnam takes up fight against China: Hanoi remains convinced that China's new charm offensive in the South China Sea is mostly smoke and mirrors and that sooner or later its neighbors will figure it out too.

-(NST 15/8) USS America's presence in South China Sea solely to ensure security and stability, said Amphibious Squadron Three Commodore Captain Rome Ruiz.

-(Reuters 14/8) Drilling ship leaves Vietnam oil block after China row: Deepsea Metro I ship was reported to be in Labuan, Malaysia, at 9.17 a.m. (0117 GMT), according to shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon.

-(Atimes 14/8) US raising pressure in South China Sea: The newly created Chinese islands should be declared as not having gained soverign territorial sea under the Law of the Sea treaty.

alt-(PhilStar 14/8) South China Sea: US more determined to conduct FONOPs: There will be a lot of maneuvering activities in the South China Sea in the next few months.

-(ABC News 14/8) Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea