Thursday, March 4, 2021
German Frigate FGS_Sachsen_Anhalt

German Warship To Depart On Freedom Of Navigation Patrol Of The South China Sea

(Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday hailed plans by NATO ally Germany to sail a warship across the contested South China Sea, calling it welcome support for a “rules-based...

March 4, 2021
Total Views: 2518

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

USS Russell Challenges Beijing’s Claims To Spratly Island Navigation

by Se Young Lee (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy warship USS Russell sailed by islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday in a freedom of navigation operation,...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 7197

Friday, February 5, 2021

USS John McCain Patrols Disputed Paracel Islands

by Ben Blanchard (Reuters) – A U.S. warship sailed near the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea on Friday in a freedom of navigation operation, the U.S. Navy...

February 5, 2021
Total Views: 2364

Monday, January 25, 2021
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China Admonishes US Navy For South China Sea Carrier Patrol

By Cate Cadell (Reuters) – The United States often sends ships and aircraft into the South China Sea to “flex its muscles” and this is not good for peace, China’s...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 7317

Sunday, January 24, 2021

US Carrier Group Enters The South China Sea

by Ben Blanchard (Reuters) – A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea to promote “freedom of the seas,” the U.S....

January 24, 2021
Total Views: 5535

Friday, January 15, 2021

Why South China Sea Is Key to Blacklisted Oil Giant CNOOC

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s biggest offshore driller is being targeted in the final days of President Donald Trump’s administration for its activity in the South China Sea. China National Offshore Oil...

January 15, 2021
Total Views: 2577

Monday, November 30, 2020

U.S. Blacklists China’s CNOOC After Years of South China Sea Tension -Report

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s third-biggest oil company faces a U.S. blacklist, which could spur major outflows from its Hong Kong-listed unit, after years of involvement in offshore drilling in...

November 30, 2020
Total Views: 2407

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Japan and Australia Reach Breakthrough Security Pact Over Disputed South China Sea

By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Ju-min Park TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Japan and Australia agreed on a breakthrough defense pact on Tuesday allowing reciprocal visits for training and operations, and...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 2906

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Maritime News

U.S. and China Trade Jibes as Military Tensions Worsen

By Ben Blanchard Aug 27 (Reuters) – The United States and China traded jibes as military tensions grow between the world’s two largest economies, with the U.S. defense chief vowing...

August 27, 2020
Total Views: 17

Friday, July 17, 2020

U.S. Aircraft Carriers Return to South China Sea Amid Rising Tensions

By James Pearson HANOI, July 17 (Reuters) – For the second time in two weeks, the United States has deployed two aircraft carriers to the South China Sea, the U.S....

July 17, 2020
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Maritime News

U.S. Says Room for Sanctions in Response to China in South China Sea

By Humeyra Pamuk and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) – The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia warned on Tuesday that Washington could respond with sanctions against Chinese officials...

July 14, 2020
Total Views: 6

FILE PHOTO: China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea
Maritime News

U.S. Shift in South China Sea Raises Risk of Clash on the Water

By Philip J. Heijmans and Andreo Calonzo (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration’s move to brand most of Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea a violation of international law doesn’t...

July 14, 2020
Total Views: 18

Monday, July 13, 2020
Maritime News

U.S. Hardens Stance Against China’s ‘Completely Unlawful’ South China Sea Claims

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) – The United States on Monday hardened its rejection of China’s disputed claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, calling them “completely...

July 13, 2020
Total Views: 20

Friday, July 5, 2019
china new destroyer Nanchang

China Denies South China Sea Missile Tests

by Ben Blanchard (Reuters) China’s Defense Ministry on Friday denied U.S. accusations that the Chinese military had recently carried out missile tests in the disputed South China Sea, saying instead that...

July 5, 2019
Total Views: 14

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
uss decatur south china sea incident
Maritime News

Inside the Close Naval Encounters in the South China Sea

By Derek Wallbank (Bloomberg) — The voice on the radio in the middle of the South China Sea follows a familiar script for Captain Eric Anduze, who helms the USS Blue Ridge....

May 14, 2019
Total Views: 2

Monday, April 29, 2019
guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110)

U.S. Navy Warships Patrol Taiwan Strait

by Idrees Ali (Reuters) – The U.S. military said it sent two Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday as the Pentagon increases the frequency of movement through the...

April 29, 2019
Total Views: 27

Friday, April 12, 2019
Liaoning aircraft carrier
Maritime News

Opinion: China Goes Unconventional in Escalating South China Sea Face-Off

By Peter Apps LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) – In early December, a flotilla of two dozen Chinese fishing boats and escort warships sailed to the disputed Filipino-occupied reef of Thitu....

April 12, 2019
Total Views: 10

Thursday, March 21, 2019
uss decatur south china sea incident
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: China’s Claims in South China Sea Could Impact Commercial Shipping

By Ira Breskin – The maritime territorial dispute between China and many of its neighbors, as well as the United States, has major negative, long-term policy implications for shipping, a...

March 21, 2019
Total Views: 14

Friday, October 19, 2018
FILE PHOTO: China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea
Maritime News

UK Reminds China of Importance of Maritime Law

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May stressed the importance of international maritime law in a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday, May’s office said...

October 19, 2018
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Photos Show Confrontation Between USS Decatur and a Chinese Navy Warship in South China Sea

gCaptain has just obtained photos showing a confrontation involving the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Decatur and a Chinese Navy warship in the disputed South China Sea over the weekend.  The...

October 2, 2018
Total Views: 113