alt- (PhilStar 22/8) China might bring 'nuclear element' to SCS, Pentagon warns: No permanent large-scale air or naval presence has been observed on China's outposts in the Spratly Island but it may soon be powered with a "nuclear element."

- (ABS-CBN 21/8) China proposes regular military exercises with ASEAN in SCS: The proposal is being floated by Beijing for possible inclusion in a draft code of conduct to avoid conflict in the disputed waters.