-(VOA News 16/10) China Party Congress expected to signal next 5 years of maritime policy: There might be a change of tone in a more muscular sense.

-(The Diplomat 16/10) Challenges for ASEAN As It Turns 50: The bloc has come far, but faces some serious challenges in the years to come.


-(Vnplus 15/10) Australia, Timor-Leste reach draft agreement on maritime border, ending a decade-old dispute related to oil and gas fields between the two nations.

-(Times of India 15/10) South China Sea situation is cause of concern: Indian Navy chief: oceans should remain "free and secure for legitimate use" by countries if economic growth had to continue.