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The next 10 years of global economy-politics will focus on two critical maritime areas, the Eastern Mediterranean and the South China Sea. The estimated 3.4 trillion cubic meters of natural gas for the Eastern Mediterranean, and the estimated 213 trillion barrels of underground resources for the South ...
They also reiterated the importance of operating various confidence building measures such as the proposed code for unplanned encounters in both air and sea. This way, all sides hope to avoid accidental clashes and other forms of misunderstanding in maritime flashpoints such as the South China Sea.

With a deafening roar the fighter jets catapulted off the US aircraft carrier and soared above the disputed South China Sea, as its admiral vowed that the mighty ship's presence was proof America still had regional clout. "US presence matters," Rear Admiral John Fuller told reporters on board the USS Carl ...
With a deafening roar the fighter jets catapulted off the US aircraft carrier and soared above the disputed South China Sea, as its admiral vowed that the mighty ship's presence was proof America still had regional clout. "US presence matters," Rear Admiral John Fuller told reporters on board the USS Carl ...
"They now have seven new bases in the South China Sea," Adm Harris said on 14 February during testimony to the US House Armed Services Committee. This likely will be the last committee update for the PACOM commander, who recently was nominated to become US ambassador to Australia.
If war is to break out, then Ishigaki would be the front line. This is the island where Japan feels the most under threat from China and the place it will be installing missiles and troops amid clashes at sea, accusations and recriminations. While international attention is on whether Games diplomacy in South ...

As the maritime dispute in the South China Sea heated up following Beijing's assertiveness, members of ASEAN reacted differently, failing to present a united front. That no doubt pleased China, which wants a better bargaining position by negotiating with its neighbors on a bilateral basis as opposed to ...
Britain's Defence Ministry is trying to justify its existence and grab attention with a planned mission by a British warship to the disputed South China Sea next month, a Chinese newspaper said on Wednesday. "If not provocation, the Royal navy should behave modestly when passing through the South ...
Footage from state broadcaster CCTV in recent months also shows Beijing wanting to regularise deployments of combat aircraft in the South China Sea, through the air and naval facilities it has built on disputed islands there, such as on Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratlys and Woody Island in the Paracel ...
China has started building the world's biggest test site for unmanned vessels at one of the country's gateways to the South China Sea. The facility is being built in the waters around Zhuhai, in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, and will cover 21.6 square kilometres (8.34 square miles) in its first ...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A British warship will sail through the South China Sea next month to assert freedom-of-navigation rights, British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said in remarks published on Tuesday. British officials first flagged the voyage six months ago and the journey is likely to stoke tensions with China, who ...
In recent years, a number of South China Sea observers have pointed out that it is by no means certain that a code of conduct will eventually materialise. That is a pessimistic scenario for sure, but let us assume that the code will eventually be promulgated, perhaps not without some potholes encountered in ...
China has spent years building military outposts on a group of contested islands in the South China Sea -- a project that has left the country at odds with many of its ... But South China Sea experts say the photos are consistent with satellite imagery of the development they have been monitoring for years.
A Chinese Navy contract to upgrade telecom services on islands in the disputed South China Sea confirms the Beijing government's intent to step up its control of the waterway for gains in research, exploration and military coordination, analysts say. A naval fleet has signed agreements with the three ...
Beijing, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- China has recently sent Su-35 fighter jets for a joint combat patrol mission in the South China Sea area, according to the People's Liberation army (PLA) air force Wednesday. The deployment is part of the air force's efforts to carry out military training under combat conditions, ...
China has aggressively backed its claims to the South China Sea in recent years, building man-made islands with military facilities. Last year, the construction projects covered 72 acres. The area is globally important for a few reasons. Firstly, the South China Sea is a prominent shipping passage with $5.3 ...
Another reason for putting submarines in the South China Sea, Goldstein points out, is that the U.S. and Japanese navies are deployed mostly in the northern part of the Pacific. And U.S. missile defenses are concentrated in Alaska. So the best way for China to offset the U.S. military advantage is to send its ...

Beijing has been accused of building "island fortresses" in the South China Sea after a newspaper in The Philippines obtained aerial photographs offering what experts called the most ... EXCLUSIVE: New photos show China is nearly done with its militarization of South China Sea https://t.co/dJEz9L9To1.
A bloc of four powerful, Western-allied nations, intent on keeping the South China Sea open for international use despite growing Chinese control, will probably issue stern statements, help China's maritime rivals and hold joint naval exercises near the contested waterway this year, analysts say. Australia ...
A senior US diplomat touting American weapons at a Singapore trade show has called on Southeast Asian nations to take a stronger stand on their interests in the South China Sea. The call comes less than a fortnight after the United States announced that one of its aircraft carriers would make a port call ...
China is nearly done building air and naval facilities on seven islands it claims in the South China Sea, recent surveillance photos obtained by a Philippine newspaper and published yesterday showed. Responding to the report, President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman Harry Roque said the government ...
Last week, the Philippine navy deployed a Beechcraft King Air TC-90 to Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. The deployment is the first by The Philippines to use the TC-90 aircraft that its armed forces leased from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in the South China Sea. According to the ...
fisheries in the entire South China Sea is in danger of collapse unless claimants act urgently to arrest the decline, he said. China, Vietnam, The Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei have overlapping claims in the South China Sea where $5 trillion in trade goods pass annually. The area is also ...
China, however, is more than stumbling into the South China Sea. It is using its power to push out others, namely, the United States, which has no South China Sea sovereignty claims, and rival claimants. Beijing may want to "win without fighting" as Holmes suggests, but it cannot win without confronting.
The U.S. Department of Defense website said they shared concerns about freedom of navigation and "respect for international law," likely references to a six-way dispute over sovereignty of the South China Sea dominated by Beijing. A U.S. aircraft carrier will call in Vietnam in March. Vietnam is the most ...
The Yomiuri ShimbunExperts discussed the situation in the South China Sea at a symposium titled "Making and Unmaking the World Order: Contextualizing Contemporary Dynamics in the South China Sea" in Kyoto on Saturday. Hosted by Doshisha University's Center for Study of South China Sea and ...
He has also looked the other way as China fortifies its island bases in the South China Sea. When told China had transformed Fiery Cross reef into a 2.8 sq km airbase, Mr Duterte's spokesman Harry Roque said "there is still no breach of good faith, as long as China has not embarked on new reclamations".
Tensions have been rising as China has become more aggressive in its territorial claims in the South China Sea. The Communist State has disputes with five separate countries over several islands and waters in the South China Sea that they claim to control. At the heart of the feud between China and ...
An increase in Sino-foreign joint maritime research, particularly in the disputed South China Sea, is helping China improve its regional reputation by contributing to the health and utility of international waterways, analysts say. China helped Malaysia with atmospheric studies on the high seas last year, ...
New Delhi - India and the Association of Southeast Asian nations have called for the completion of a binding code of conduct for parties in the South China Sea in the face of China's aggressive expansion in the region. In a joint statement issued after their commemorative summit here, India and ASEAN ...
China's aggressive activity in the South China Sea is well documented. It has disputes with five different countries over a number of islands and waters that they claim to control. Comparatively, the East China Sea -- where this conflict with Japan has been unfolding -- has been much more calm. At the center of China and ...
On December 30, Chinese state television broadcast aerial footage of the country's facilities on Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea. The video was the first ever to show close-up images of the entirety of the substantial naval and air base on the disputed reef in the Spratly Islands. Earlier that month, the ...
"China is developing Type 071 ships to meet requirements of possible wars involved with islands in the future, which could help it gain advantages in solving disputes on islands like Taiwan, and smaller islets off the coast of the South China Sea," military commentator Song Zhongping told the Global Times ...
Over the weekend, the U.S. Navy conducted the latest in a series of patrols to challenge Chinese clams in the South China Sea. The Pearl harbor based destroyer U.S.S. Hopper passed near Scarborough Shoal, prompting Beijing to threaten accelerated militarization in the area. We have more from Neal ...
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis accepted Indonesia renaming an area previously considered part of the South China Sea during his visit to the country - potentially upsetting China. "Certainly Indonesia, as a fulcrum, a maritime fulcrum of the Indo-Pacific area, is critical," Mattis told a joint press conference ...
China lashed out Monday at the U.S. Navy for provoking trouble in the South China Sea, after Washington sailed a guided-missile destroyer near the disputed Huangyan Island without permission from the Chinese government last week. China's foreign ministry claims the USS Hopper warship came within ...
China on Saturday accused the U.S. of trespassing in its waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China would take "necessary measures" to protect its sovereignty after the U.S. ...
China, Colby added, while not "brazen or overt," is working to expand its military presence in the South China Sea. China is seizing small islands and reefs, often putting in radar or runways. "China is a strategic competitor," the document says, "using predatory economics to intimidate its neighbors while ...
With the voyage data recorder still being examined from the Iranian Sanchi tanker in South China Sea that sank earlier in January, several experts shared their views with Sputnik on the tragedy. ... Just a few hours later, the tanker sank in the South China Sea, leaving shambles and a huge oil spill behind.
MT Sanchi burning off the coast of China after a Jan. 6 collision. South Korean Coast Guard Photo. After burning for more than a week in the South China Sea, an Iranian tanker bound for South Korea sank over the weekend, leaving a large oil spill fouling the water, as the next shipment between the ...
Tight surveillance, experienced crews and the prospects of a multi-party code of conduct make the South China Sea relatively safe for marine shippers, including vessels such as the Iranian oil tanker that wrecked east of China this month, despite ongoing political friction. Private vessels including oil tankers ...
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said that a ship sank in South China Sea on Friday, 11 out of 13 crew were rescued and two remained missing. According to the survivors, there were 13 crew on board the sunken vessel. Two persons are still unaccounted for. MPA has been providing ...
The Association of Southeast Asian nations (Asean) and other regional powers have, despite their best diplomatic efforts, wholly failed to tame China's maritime ambitions in the South China Sea and beyond. If anything, Beijing seems to have been emboldened by the apparent acquiescence of its smaller ...
An Iranian oil tanker that had been burning in the South China Sea after crashing into a freighter over a week ago burst into flames and sank on Sunday, with authorities saying there was "no hope" of finding survivors. Around midday (local time) on Sunday, the ship which had been burning since January 6 ...
China on Thursday objected to Vietnam's invitation to India to invest in oil and natural gas sector in the disputed South China Sea, saying it is firmly opposed to infringement of its rights using development of bilateral ties as an "excuse". Vietnam's Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh on Tuesday had told ...
Singapore -- The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has launched a search and rescue operation together with Malaysian and Indonesian authorities, after a vessel sunk in the South China Sea with two persons unaccounted for. MPA said in a statement on Saturday (Jan 13) that it was alerted to the mishap, ...
China's militarization of the South China Sea is an admittedly a perennial concern, ever since the scale of China's island reclamation and base construction became clear. In remarks at the White House in 2015, China's President Xi Jinping assured that China didn't "intend to pursue militarization" in the ...
Cambodia and China yesterday called for all relevant parties to adopt the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea and continue implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties. The appeal was made during Chinese premier Li Keqiang's official visit to Cambodia. According to a joint statement ...
Donald Trump previously talked tough on China's controversial activities in the South China Sea, but during much of his first year in the White House, he virtually ignored the issue, giving Beijing free rein in the area. In a March 2016 interview with The New York Times, the then Republican candidate ...
Beijing: China today objected to Vietnam's invitation to India to invest in oil and natural gas sector in the disputed South China Sea, saying it is firmly ... to India Ton Sinh Thanh on Tuesday had told an Indian news channel that his country would welcome Indian investments in the South China Sea.


 

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