China Appears to Confirm It Has Militarized Disputed Spratly Islands - New York Times

BEIJING — The Chinese government appeared to confirm on Thursday that it had begun placing antiaircraft guns and other defenses on the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, despite earlier promises that it would not militarize the islands.

US ready to confront Beijing on South China Sea: admiral - Reuters

U.S. military forces aboard Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) manoeuvre on South China Sea near the shore during the annual Philippines-US amphibious landing exercise (PHIBLEX) in San Antonio, Zambales province, Philippines October 7, 2016.

China defends its right to 'ready slingshot' in South China Sea - Reuters

A satellite image released by the Asian Maritime Transparency Initiative at Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies shows construction of possible radar tower facilities in the Spratly Islands. Photo taken February 2016. CSIS Asia ...

China says weapons in S. China Sea not militarization - Sin Chew Jit Poh

Beijing (AFP) -- China said Thursday that the deployment of weapons in the South China Sea had "nothing to do with militarisation", calling the construction of defensive facilities "normal". The comments came after images released by the US-based Asia ...

Julie Bishop warns of tension amid reports China has weapons all over the South China Sea - NEWS.com.au

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop has warned of tension and mistrust amid reports China has installed weapons on all seven of its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea. A US think tank has been tracking developments with satellite images and ...