Saturday, April 14, 2018
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech as he reviews a military display of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the South China Sea

Xi Presides Over China’s Largest-Ever Naval Operation

by Philip Wen (Reuters) – In full military uniform President Xi Jinping presided over the Chinese Navy’s largest-ever military display on Thursday, state media reported, the country’s latest show of...

April 14, 2018
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
HMS Sutherland

British Warship to Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in South China Sea – Media

SYDNEY, Feb 13 (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...

February 13, 2018
Total Views: 14

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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China Accuses U.S. Warship of Violating Its Sovereignty

SHANGHAI, Jan 20 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near a disputed territory claimed by China in the South China Sea earlier in the week, U.S. officials said on...

January 20, 2018
Total Views: 18

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Trump Offers to Play South China Sea Peacemaker

By Jennifer Jacobs and Andreo Calonzo (Bloomberg) U.S. President Donald Trump offered to help resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea as he entered the final leg of his...

November 12, 2017
Total Views: 10

Friday, November 3, 2017
Liaoning aircraft carrier

China Hopes U.S. Can “Help, Not Cause Problems” in South China Sea

By Michael Martina BEIJING, Nov 3 (Reuters) – China hopes the United States can “help and not cause problems” in the disputed South China Sea, a senior Chinese diplomat said...

November 3, 2017
Total Views: 20

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

China Urges Halt to Oil Drilling in Disputed South China Sea

BEIJING, July 25 (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry has urged a halt to oil drilling in a disputed part of the South China Sea, where Spanish oil company Repsol had...

July 25, 2017
Total Views: 21

Sunday, July 2, 2017
US Navy warship USS Stethem visits Okinawa, Japan.

US Navy Destroyer Challenges Territorial Claims In South China Sea

by Yeganeh Torbati (Reuters) A U.S. Navy warship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam on Sunday in an operation meant...

July 2, 2017
Total Views: 31

Friday, March 3, 2017

Chinese Cruise Ship Embarks on South China Sea Voyage

BEIJING, March 3 (Reuters) – A new Chinese cruise ship has embarked on its maiden voyage to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state news agency Xinhua...

March 3, 2017
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Liaoning aircraft carrier
Maritime News

Is Beijing outflanking the United States in the South China Sea?

By Peter Apps March 1 (Reuters) – For much of the last week, the U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson has been patrolling the South China Sea. It is just the...

March 1, 2017
Total Views: 33

Monday, February 27, 2017
FILE PHOTO: China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea

Wary of Trump Unpredictability, China Ramps Up Naval Abilities

By Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina BEIJING, Feb 26 (Reuters) – The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China’s upcoming defense budget as Beijing seeks to...

February 27, 2017
Total Views: 15

Monday, January 23, 2017
Maritime News

Trump White House Vows to Stop China Taking South China Sea Islands

By David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from...

January 23, 2017
Total Views: 28

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Maritime News

China Pushes Back After Tillerson Warns on South China Sea

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China said it had the right to act in its own territory in the disputed South China Sea, pushing back after President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for...

January 12, 2017
Total Views: 0

Friday, December 16, 2016

China Snatches Underwater Drone from Military Sealift Command Ship ‘Bowditch’ in South China Sea

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) – A Chinese warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by a U.S. oceanographic vessel in the South China Sea, triggering a formal...

December 16, 2016
Total Views: 25

Friday, November 25, 2016
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China Warns That U.S. Naval Patrols Threaten Sovereignty

(Bloomberg) American military vessels and aircraft carried out more than 700 patrols in the South China Sea region during 2015, making China the U.S.’s No. 1 surveillance target, according to...

November 25, 2016
Total Views: 11

Friday, October 21, 2016

U.S. Carries Out Freedom-of-Navigation Operation in South China Sea

By Idrees Ali and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – A U.S. navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, drawing a...

October 21, 2016
Total Views: 3

Monday, October 3, 2016
Maritime News

Fishermen, Coast Guards Worry Singapore Most in South China Sea

By Rosalind Mathieson (Bloomberg) — The risk of a clash in the South China Sea lies with non-military ships, Singapore’s defense minister said, as China deploys more heavily armed coast...

October 3, 2016
Total Views: 5

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Shinzo Abe and Barack Obama

Beijing Warns US: Stay Out Of South China Sea Dispute

by Martin Farrer (TheGuardian) China has sent a coded warning to the United States to stay out of the South China Sea dispute after Beijing was again accused of building permanent structures...

September 8, 2016
Total Views: 3

Saturday, September 3, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama listens during a joint ratification of the Paris climate change agreement ahead of the G20 Summit at the West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou

Obama Presses China On Maritime Treaty

By Roberta Rampton (Reuters) U.S. President Barack Obama pressed his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Saturday on territorial disputes in the South China Sea, urging Beijing to uphold its legal obligations and stressing...

September 3, 2016
Total Views: 20

John Kerry on the bridge of a US Navy Ship

Kerry’s Soft Words Blunt U.S. Naval Power in South China Sea

By Eli Lake (Bloomberg) There are times when I want President Barack Obama to invent a global crisis for John Kerry to solve, just to keep his secretary of state...

September 3, 2016
Total Views: 17

Friday, September 2, 2016
A fisherman repairs his boat overlooking fishing boats that fish in the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, at Masinloc, Zambales, in the Philippines
Maritime News

ASEAN, China To Adopt Code for ‘Unplanned Encounters At Sea’

By Manuel Mogato (Reuters) Southeast Asian countries and China will establish hotlines and adopt communications protocols to avoid potential naval clashes in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, a...

September 2, 2016
Total Views: 9