-(Vietnamplus 5/9) China asked to respect Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa: China’s announcement of launching a live-fire drill in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago is a serious violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago.

-(The Diplomat 4/9) How America Can Keep From Losing in the South China Sea: Washington is losing ground in the South China Sea, and risks making the situation lasting unless America imposes “real” strategic costs to China.

-(ABC 3/9) Australia and Timor-Leste strike deal to end maritime boundary dispute in what is being described as a "landmark day" in the relationship between the two nations.


-(Channel News 2/9) US planning more regular South China Sea patrols, as many as two to three a month.

-(Channel NewsAsia 2/9) China demands Indonesia rescind decision to rename part of South China Sea: China said Indonesia’s move to change an “internationally accepted name” results in the “complication and expansion of the dispute, and affects peace and stability”.