South China Sea

UNSPECIFIED, CHINA - FEBRUARY UNDATED: Landing ships of the People's Liberation Army Navy's South Sea Fleet drill in mid-February, 2017 in China. 10 landing ships of the PLA South Sea Fleet practise formation movement, formation defense, live fire of naval gun, joint search and rescue, simulated replenishment, air cushion getting …

China Increases Naval Patrols Around Taiwan to Challenge U.S. Navy

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has greatly increased its presence in the Taiwan Strait, part of the greater South China Sea, in response to the growing number of freedom of navigation operations by the U.S. Navy, the South China Morning Post reported on Monday.

The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier arrived in Hong Kong waters at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing

China Allows U.S. Aircraft Carrier to Visit Hong Kong

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its battle group arrived in Hong Kong on Wednesday, a friendship visit widely interpreted as an easing of tensions between the U.S. and China just a few weeks after the Chinese refused to allow a U.S. warship to dock in Hong Kong.

The Philippines, under President Rodrigo Duterte, has chosen to build closer ties in return for billions of dollars in investments and aid from President Xi Jinping's China

Poll: 84 Percent of Filipinos Reject Duterte’s Pro-China Policies

A poll released Tuesday by the Philippine firm Social Weather Systems (SWS) found that 84 percent of respondents nationwide believed it was “not right” for President Rodrigo Duterte to refuse to challenge China over its ongoing colonization of Philippine territory in the South China Sea.

People holds caricatures of China's President Xi Jinping during a protest in Manila on November 20, 2018. - Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit on November 20 to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone", as he aimed to boost blossoming ties on the promise of billions of dollars …

Protests, Winnie the Pooh Memes Greet Xi Jinping in Philippines

Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping received a frigid welcome in the Philippines on Tuesday as hundreds of protesters circled the Chinese embassy in Manila and others took to attacking Xi on social media for launching a colonization campaign in Philippine territories of the South China Sea.

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China Bristles at Mike Pence Visit to Southeast Asia Summit

Chinese officials warned on Monday that Vice President Mike Pence could destabilize the South China Sea by appearing at this week’s meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

US National Security Advisor John Bolton, on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly, vows "maximum pressure" on Iran but insists US not seeking regime change

John Bolton: U.S. Will Oppose Beijing Deals Blocking Passage in South China Sea

National Security Advisor John Bolton warned the Chinese government Tuesday that Washington would sternly oppose any attempts to block free transit in the international waters of the South China Sea, anticipating Beijing proposing a “code of conduct” in the region to grant it control of territory far outside its borders.

This was the scene on the same Fiery Cross reef just three years ago in May 2014 before large-scale development had take place

Vietnam, Philippines Diverge in Condemning Beijing’s South China Sea Weather Plan

The governments of Vietnam and the Philippines diverged significantly in their reactions to news that China has begun operating weather stations on their territory in the South China Sea. Vietnam released an outraged statement condemning China on Thursday, while Manila refused to condemn without “proof.”

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Taiwan Kicks Off Wargames Simulating Chinese Invasion

Taiwan’s latest military exercise began on Tuesday with a simulated attack on coastal bases by Chinese warplanes hypothetically launched from the Liaoning, currently the only functional aircraft carrier operated by the People’s Liberation Army Navy.

Japan's Shinzo Abe and China's Xi Jinping have met numerous times over the last few years on the sidelines of international events but no Japanese leader has made an official visit to China since 2011

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Plans Visit to China

Chinese officials announced on Friday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit China from October 25 – 27, in concert with the 40th anniversary of the “Treaty of Peace and Friendship” signed by the two nations.

US National Security Advisor John Bolton, on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly, vows "maximum pressure" on Iran but insists US not seeking regime change

John Bolton: China ‘Very Dangerous, Very Aggressive’ in South China Sea

National Security Advisor John Bolton warned of China’s “very dangerous, very aggressive” moves in the South China Sea in a television interview Sunday, citing concerns that China is colonizing the sovereign territory of other nations as high on the list of concerns President Donald Trump will bring to the United Nations this week.