-(Reuters 30/5) Mattis says U.S. to continue operations in South China Sea: The U.S. would continue to confront what Washington sees as China’s militarization of islands in the SCS.

-(CNN 29/5) Duterte will 'go to war' over South China Sea resources: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said China will cross a red line if it unilaterally mines the natural resources of the South China Sea.


-(USNI 29/5) Two U.S. Warships Conduct SCS Freedom Of Navigation Operation: The FON operation in the Paracel Island chain was called a “serious infringement on China’s sovereignty” by China.