US Navy won't alter sail-bys at sea despite China maneuver

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. Navy won't alter its so-called "freedom of navigation" sail-bys in the disputed South China Sea and has pressed ahead with such operations despite a dangerous maneu...

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...

Mahathir: China should define claims in South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says China should define its "so-called ownership" in the disputed South China Sea so other claimant countries can start to gain be...

Pompeo: US to make sure China can’t blockade South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the United States is committed to ensuring the South China Sea remains open to all kinds of navigation and that &l...

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...

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...

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....

Japan, Philippines planning joint naval exercises in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday, Jan. 29, the Japanese destroyer JS Ikazuchi (DD-107), arrived for a port call in Manila, marking what may be the beginning of increased cooperation between the...

Japanese defense minister calls for peaceful talk and action between Taiwan and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Japan wants to see a peaceful resolution of cross-strait tensions in a press conference on Wednesday. The minister was aske...

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...

China plans to take Taiwan by 2025, Okinawa by 2045: Fmr Japan Air Force Commander

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a recent interview, former Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Air Support Commander, Orita Kunio (織田邦男), offers a warning and a bleak outlook for the Indo-Pacific regio...

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...

Top US Navy officer to visit China amid heightened tensions

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Navy’s top officer will visit China starting Sunday amid increasing frictions in the South China Sea and other tensions underscoring their rivalry for dominance in ...

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...