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MANILA (REUTERS) - The Philippines may lodge a protest with China against the reported presence of two military aircraft on a Chinese-built island in the South China Sea, the Philippines' top diplomat has said, amid concern that China is militarising the waterway. The Philippine Daily Inquirer published ...
The US Navy's USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier has reached the Philippines, and it looks like China has jamming equipment in the South China Sea. Beijing has built and militarized artificial islands in the South China Sea, and is extremely touchy about US Navy ships sailing around them despite their legal status ...

In March, Vietnam's state petroleum firm PetroVietnam withdrew its consent for Spanish energy firm Repsol to move ahead with a drilling project in the South China Sea. According to a report by Bill Hayton, a journalist and South China Sea analyst, the move could cost Repsol as much as US$200 million in ...
The confrontational drills in the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait come as Chinese President Xi is at the height of his power, only a month after the government removed term limits allowing him to effectively rule for life. Now China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, Xi has set his sights on ...
BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, BLOOMBERG)- The largest-ever military display by the Chinese navy last week has offered military observers a glimpse of China's newest nuclear submarines, destroyers and other vessels. President Xi Jinping, clad in camouflage military fatigues, presided ...
The Chinese show of naval force in the South China Sea last week, to warn Taiwan and show support for Russia, shows that President Xi Jinping is giving as good as he gets when it comes to American bellicosity in the world (“China announces surprise live-fire Taiwan Strait drills after massive navy ...

In March, Vietnam's state petroleum firm PetroVietnam withdrew its consent for Spanish energy firm Repsol to move ahead with a drilling project in the South China Sea. According to a report by Bill Hayton, a journalist and South China Sea analyst, the move could cost Repsol as much as US$200 million in ...
China's President Xi Jinping reviewed the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the South China Sea last week, saying that the need to build a strong navy "has never been more urgent than today." Taking part in the review, the largest since China's founding in 1949, were more than 10,000 ...
Chinese President Xi Jinping oversaw the largest naval parade in his country's history, as China concluded two days of military drills in the hotly contested South China Sea, a massive show of strength amid growing tensions with the United States. Source: CNN ...
PREMIUM Foreign policy experts agreed on Thursday that ASEAN's active engagement with China over the South China Sea dispute could bring functional progress despite a resolution that would not be achieved in the near future. Ralf Emmers from the Rajaratnam School of International Studies at ...
Xi Jinping Makes Surprise Visit To Fleet In South China Sea Drill. Footage of Xi Jinping's visit on state broadcaster CCTV showed him watching jets taking off from China's sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: April 12, 2018 21:09 IST. 4 Shares. EMAIL. PRINT. COMMENTS. Xi Jinping ...
SANYA, April 12 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping reviewed the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the South China Sea Thursday morning, saying that the need to build a strong navy "has never been more urgent than today." The navy review is the largest of its kind in the People's Republic of ...
(CNN) -- China has held its largest military drills in the hotly contested South China Sea, according to the country's defense ministry, culminating in a naval parade Thursday overseen by Chinese President Xi Jinping. At least 10,000 personnel took part in the drills, which involved 48 naval vessels and 76 ...
The Philippines and China are forging ahead with plans for joint oil and gas exploration in the disputed South China Sea, even as both sides recognise and accept each other's firm “red lines” in protecting their sovereignty claims. In an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post, the Philippine ...
Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over China's largest-ever naval parade in the South China Sea on Thursday, according to Reuters. The parade involved more than 10,000 naval officers, and dozens of naval ships and aircraft, according to CGTN. Xi told his troops that it "has never been more pressing than today" for ...
The drill was held amid frequent forays made by US naval and aircraft into the South China Sea to assert the freedom of navigation especially around the artificial islands built by China, where it has also established garrisons. China claims almost all of the South China Sea. Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia ...
China has launched three days of naval drills near its South China Sea island province of Hainan, underscoring its growing capabilities in defending its maritime interests. Those exercises follow recent ones in the disputed waterway featuring China's sole operating aircraft carrier that come amid ...

The massive PLA navy drills in the South China Sea sent a clear signal to the other claimants in the region, as well as the United States, Collin Koh, research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies' Maritime Security Program, told CNN. "The PLA Navy is there and they're there to stay," ...
It claims virtually the entire resource-rich South China Sea, through which an estimated $5 trillion in global trade passes annually, and has constructed airstrips and other installations on artificial islands to enlarge its military footprint. Hainan is home to a major military presence, including naval air stations ...
For example, at the second meeting of the bilateral consultation mechanism on the South China Sea between China and the Philippines on February 13 in Manila, vice-foreign ministers from both sides discussed cooperation in the areas of fisheries, oil and gas, marine scientific research and environmental ...
The Code of Conduct (COC) being negotiated between China and Asean should be legally binding to a certain degree, a Chinese scholar on the South China Sea has said. "I believe that the Code of Conduct as an upgraded version of the DOC should have some legally binding force," said Dr Wu Shicun, ...
Rear Admiral Steve Koehler, the strike group commander, told a small group of reporters on board the three-decade-old carrier: "We have seen Chinese ships around us. "They are one of the navies that operate in the South China Sea. "But I would tell you that we have seen nothing but professional work ...
ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, SOUTH CHINA SEA – As fighter jets streaked overhead, a U.S. aircraft carrier sailed through the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday in the latest display of America's military might after China built a string of islands with military facilities to assert its claims ...
The Philippines is looking to seal a pact with China within a few months to jointly explore for oil and gas in a part of the busy South China Sea waterway claimed by both countries, a Philippine official said on Monday. The two countries agreed in February to set up a special panel to work out how to jointly ...
China has deployed its Liaoning aircraft carrier with escorting warships near Hainan Island as the US Navy's Theodore Roosevelt strike group enters the South China Sea, according to a Hong Kong press report. Sing Tao Daily said Thursday that the Nimitz-class carrier Roosevelt and the other warships of ...
China is advancing toward its goal of establishing administrative control over much of the South China Sea. This trend is heightening regional concerns about the reliability of the United States, and enhancing China's coercive leverage over the commercial and military activities of surrounding countries.
HANOI • Vietnam's state owned oil company said South China Sea tensions will hurt oil and gas (O&G) exploration and efforts to attract foreign investment to offshore fields. The rare comment from Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, also known as PetroVietnam, follows a BBC report that Vietnam ordered Spanish ...
But the disputed South China Sea issue apparently dominated the hidden agenda for both countries, particularly at a time when China has been intensifying military drills in South China Sea. As The Diplomat has been following, on March 23, the U.S. warship USS Mustin carried out a freedom of navigation ...
On Sunday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced that China and Vietnam are moving towards a settlement agreement on the status of their sovereignty claims in the South China Sea. "We have agreed that settling the maritime issues is extremely important for the healthy and sustainable ...
In recent months it has become clear that the lull in Washington's confrontation with China in the South China Sea is over. Following the election of President Donald Trump, concern over Beijing's expanding naval presence took a back seat to preoccupation with cooperation on North Korea. But the current ...
Tension in the South China Sea will hurt PetroVietnam's offshore exploration and exploitation activities this year, the state-run oil and gas group said on Tuesday. Vietnam and China have been embroiled in maritime disputes in parts of the busy waterway, where China claims 90 percent of the potentially energy-rich ...
The European Union has echoed concerns over rising tensions in the South China Sea, with a top diplomat warning any economic shockwave from a dispute would be felt beyond the immediate region and have a global impact. During a visit to Australia last week, the EU's head of security policy Francois ...
In a remarkable reflection of the blossoming Philippine-China relationship, the two neighbours have signalled their commitment to sharing contested resources in the South China Sea. Both are determined to ensure common interests, rather than disputes, define the overall texture of their relationship.
"China holds indisputable sovereignty over the islands and their surrounding waters in the South China Sea," ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said in a statement. "By repeatedly sending military ships into these areas without authorization, the US has seriously harmed Chinese sovereignty and security, ...
At an ASEAN meeting in November, analysts suggested the language in a joint statement on the South China Sea had been toned down. In the past, countries such as Laos and Cambodia — recipients of major Chinese financial aid — had lobbied against naming China as an aggressor in the conflict.
Japan's Jiji Press is reporting that a US Navy strike group led by the super carrier USS Carl Vinson is engaged in a joint exercise with Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) in the South China Sea. The drill in the South China Sea where China has been building artificial islands and military facilities, ...
His reference to so-called foreign forces include increased freedom of navigation voyages by the U.S. Navy in the South China Sea, which is for all intent and purposes, an U.N.-mandated international waterway. Lately, Australia and even the U.K. have started to challenge Beijing's claims in the troubled ...
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has flagged closer co-operation with Australia to deal with tensions in the South China Sea as he warned all sides to refrain from using force and intimidation. Mr Phuc said Canberra and Hanoi, which are set to deepen trade and defence ties this week with a ...
The Carl Vinson Strike Group, led by the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier USS Carl Vinson, kicked off a bilateral naval exercise that includes practicing joint anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in the South China Sea on March 11.
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – U.S. and Japanese warships are once again conducting anti-submarine drills together, this time in the South China Sea. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and the destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer have been working alongside the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's ...
The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group has kicked off bilateral exercises with the Maritime Self-Defense Force, including one of the largest vessels in Japan's fleet, in the disputed South China Sea, the U.S. Navy said Tuesday. The navy, which said the Vinson was on a “regularly scheduled ...
In 2016, the Philippines won a case at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, which invalidated China's claim to sovereignty over most of the South China Sea, and also made clear the Reed Bank was inside the Philippines' exclusive economic zone. China does not recognise the ruling.
The South China Sea has become one of the region's biggest potential flashpoints – but, hypothetically, what could happen if Australia were dragged into a conflict between rival powers? What if maritime forces of the United States and China clash in the South China Sea and Australia is called on to come ...
By day's end, more than 100 sorties will have been launched and recovered, flying out in all directions over the disputed waters of the South China Sea. One of America's longest-serving Nimitz-class carriers, the Vinson is midway through a deployment that has sent its Strike Group One to Hawaii, Guam ...
A U.S. aircraft carrier group is preparing to sail through the contested South China Sea later this month, and observers expect an angry Beijing to register its opposition and quicken its militarization of small islands in the region. The group of ships led by the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and guided ...
Vietnam will take up South China Sea-related issues during the March 2-4 visit by President Tran Dai Quang. Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, the Ambassador of Vietnam said that Hanoi wished to fully utilise the comprehensive strategic partnership with India and was likely to sign a civil nuclear ...
Any potential deals between Manila and Beijing on energy exploration in the South China Sea should be agreed with a company and not the Chinese government, the Philippines' presidential spokesman said on Thursday. China claims most of the South China Sea, a key route in global trade and ...
British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson recently announced that the Royal Navy would be conducting a South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) after its visit to Australia later this year. His statement also contained a rare full-throated specific endorsement of U.S. FONOPs in the ...
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 ...
"They are one of the navies that operate in the South China Sea but I would tell you that we have seen nothing but professional work out of the ships we have ... The USS Theodore Roosevelt's presence in the South China Sea comes days after China's massive air and naval drills in the area, in what some ...


 

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