US Navy cruiser sails near Scarborough Shoal in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Navy issued a statement on Monday (May 20) declaring that the USS Preble of the 7th Fleet conducted a Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea. ...

US, Japan, India, Philippines conduct joint naval patrol through South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Thursday, May 9, the U.S. Navy announced that it just completed a series of joint freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea along with naval vessels from ...

Two U.S. Destroyers conduct FONOP in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. military confirmed that two of its warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Monday, May 6. A U.S. military spokesman told Reuter...

US warships pass through Taiwan Strait for third time this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite complaints from Beijing, two U.S. naval warships passed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday (March 24), continuing pattern of increased activity in the strategic waterw...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

US Navy vessels conduct second transit of Taiwan Strait in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Monday, Feb. 25, the U.S. Navy dispatched two vessels to transit the Taiwan Strait, in an operation that was monitored by Chinese PLAN forces. The U.S. Naval vessels...

South China Sea: US Navy conducts FONOP near Mischief Reef of Spratly Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Monday, Feb. 11, the United States conducted another Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea, sending two naval vessels near the Spratly Islands....

US and British Navies conduct joint drills in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. military released a public statement on Jan. 16 declaring that the U.S. Navy and the British Navy successfully completed six days of joint drills in the South Chi...

South China Sea: US Navy angers Beijing with first FONOP of 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Navy Destroyer, the USS McCampbell, conducted a freedom of Navigation operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea on Monday, Jan. 7, which quickly drew an angry response...

Britain considering a new military base in South China Sea post-Brexit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United Kingdom is reportedly preparing to flex some of its military muscle in the coming years, with at least two new overseas military bases being planned by the Brit...

Admiral claims China would own South China Sea if it sunk 2 US aircraft carriers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Late last month, a high-ranking Chinese admiral claimed that America's Achilles heel is its aircraft carriers, and China need only sink two of them to achieve complete domi...

Senior Chinese military official urges PLAN to attack US naval vessels in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a conference held in Beijing on Saturday, Chinese government and military officials discussed issues in the South China Sea and the current state of relations between t...

US Navy draws plan for show of force in Taiwan Strait, SCS: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet has proposed a series of exercises in the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea (SCS) in demonstration of U.S. commitment to the rules-base...

South China Sea: Chinese warship nearly collides with US Navy destroyer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sept. 30, it was reported that the U.S. Navy sailed the destroyer class USS Decatur (DDG-73) through the South China Sea near the Spratly Island chain in a Freedom of N...

US Navy destroyer cruises through South China Sea on eve of China national day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Navy sailed destroyer USS Decatur close to the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Sept. 30 in a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP). The FO...