British Navy angers Beijing with FONOP near Paracel Islands in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A British Navy vessel, the HMS Albion, recently sparked anger from the Chinese government by sailing in close proximity to the Paracel Islands chain in the South China Sea...

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...

Facebook sparks controversy in Vietnam over map of South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Social media giant Facebook caused an outrage among Vietnamese users after a map on its platform was found to have marked disputed South China Sea islands as parts of...

Beijing removes missile platforms from disputed S. China Sea island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China has reportedly removed some missile platforms from Woody Island, the largest island in the South China Sea’s Paracel Island chain. Last month when China ins...

Mattis warns China over 'militarization' of South China Sea

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday raised the prospect of additional American steps against China if its "militarization" of the South China Sea keeps apace. He said Beijin...

Mattis slams China on South China Sea island weaponization

SINGAPORE (AP) — China's placement of weapons systems on manmade islands in the South China Sea is designed to intimidate and coerce others in the region, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said S...

US to step up South China Sea operations, Beijing unable to control sea lanes

TAIPE (Taiwan News) – Tensions in the South China Sea continue to simmer, with the U.S. military to begin taking a tougher stance on protecting freedom of navigation in the region, according to ...

Mattis: US will confront China on militarization of islands

HONOLULU (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. will continue to confront China's militarization of manmade islands in the South China Sea. Mattis says Beijing hasn't abid...

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 criticizes China’s militarization of disputed waters

BEIJING (AP) — The Pentagon criticized what it called China’s “continued militarization” of island outposts in the disputed South China Sea, where the Chinese air force landed ...

Vietnam demands China withdraw missiles from South China Sea 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vietnam requested China to remove military equipment from outposts in the Spratly Islands and claimed such militarization activity was a serious violation of its sove...

The South China Sea Disputes: Will Taiwan’s Role Be Enhanced?

HAIKOU (IPP Review) -- For many years, Taiwan’s interests and role in the South China Sea disputes have essentially been officially ignored. But with the election of U.S. President Donald J. Tru...

Vietnam protests Taiwan naval drills around the Spratly Island group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vietnam has lodged an official protest with Taiwan’s government over ongoing live-fire drills near the Spratly Islands, it was reported on March 23. Vietnam has c...

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 carrier's visit to Vietnam puts China on notice

DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — For the first time since the Vietnam War, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is paying a visit to a Vietnamese port, seeking to bolster both countries' efforts to stem expan...