South China Sea

State Media: China Not ‘Intimidated,’ Concerned About G7

China’s state-run Global Times on Monday heaped scorn upon the tepid statement by the Group of Seven (G7) nations against China’s human rights abuses and strategic aggression, judging it barely provocative enough to be insulting, but not forceful enough to disturb Beijing’s agenda.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (C), poses for a family photograph with, from left, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, France's President Emmanuel Macron, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson , Italy's Prime minister Mario …

Google Pushes Chinese Propaganda About South China Sea – with Wikipedia’s Help

A discussion at the Wikipedia Reddit community yesterday noted that Google searches asking if China owns the disputed South China Sea prominently featured a result from the online encyclopedia parroting the Chinese government position that it “enjoys indisputable sovereignty” over the sea. Reddit users noted the line appeared to be taken from a Chinese Foreign Ministry statement quoted in the article, a fact not included in the Google snippet. The line was removed after the reddit discussion brought it to attention.

TSINGTAO - APRIL 23: A Chinese Navy submarine attends an international fleet review to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy on April 23, 2009 off Qingdao in Shandong Province. Fifty-six Chinese subs, destroyers, frigates, missile boats and planes were displayed off the eastern …

China Claims It ‘Expelled’ U.S. Warship from South China Sea

The U.S. Navy announced its latest Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea on Friday, as the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain “asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands, consistent with international law.” China claimed air and naval units of its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) “tracked, monitored, and warned off” the American ship.

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China to Hold Military Drills in South China Sea After Record-Setting Taiwan Incursion

China announced on Tuesday that it will hold military exercises in the South China Sea this week, providing few details of the operation beyond roughly where it will be staged. An American carrier battle group is currently conducting a freedom of navigation patrol in the area. Meanwhile, Taiwan held an air defense exercise after a record number of menacing Chinese military incursions into its air defense zone over the weekend.

This photo taken on April 24, 2018 shows a J15 fighter jet landing on China's sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, during a drill at sea. - A flotilla of Chinese naval vessels held a "live combat drill" in the East China Sea, state media reported early April 23, 2018, …

China Sends Record Number of Warplanes into Taiwanese Airspace

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China sent a record number of warplanes into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on Saturday and Sunday, an intimidating display staged only a few days after the inauguration of President Joe Biden in the United States.

BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 01: Planes from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force fly in formation during a massive parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China October 1, 2019 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)

Chinese Media Bark Orders at Joe Biden

China’s state-run media made numerous demands of President-Elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, demanding changes to U.S. policy on the South China Sea, the Indo-Pacific region, and Taiwan.

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 05: U.S Vice President Joe Biden attends a business leader breakfast at the The St. Regis Beijing hotel on December 5, 2013 in Beijing, China. U.S Vice President Joe Biden is on an official visit to China from December 4 to 5. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty …

Hayward: Trump’s 2016 Campaign Promise Scorecard on China

President Donald Trump talked about China a great deal during his 2016 campaign. His first term featured some very high-profile economic, security, and diplomatic conflicts with Communist China, culminating in the biggest event of 2020, the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. How well does his first-term scorecard on China line up with his 2016 campaign promises?

In this Nov. 12, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Presidential Palace, in Hanoi, Vietnam. President Trump is offering to mediate in the South China Sea disputes, while his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is playing down China’s military buildup in the disputed waters. …