alt-(The independent 4/6) Australia and Japan renew support for US in freedom of navigation in South China Sea: All 3 countries made it clear they will not allow the violation of the laws of the sea and other international laws in the South China Sea conflict in particular

-(Business mirror 4/6) DND chief tells Asean: Let’s keep South China Sea open to overflights, navigation

-(Channelnewsasia 4/6) US to sell 34 surveillance drones to allies in South China Sea region: The Pentagon announced on Friday it would sell 34 ScanEagle drones, made by Boeing Co. to the governments of Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

-(Rappler 4/6) Philippines backs U.S. moves vs China buildup in South China Sea: ‘The Philippine position is that every country has a right to use the waters in the South China Sea as well as the airspace,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

-(Benarnews 3/6) Philippines, US Warn against Persistent Chinese Incursions in South China Sea: Washington is already investing money in technology to bolster defensive positions of its regional allies, Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told the Shangri-La Dialogue security forum in Singapore.