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...

Vietnam says fishing boat rammed and sunk by Chinese ship

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese government official says a Vietnamese fishing boat in the South China Sea's contested Paracel Islands capsized after being rammed by a Chinese vessel. ...

Sea Turtles’ Beauty Only Belongs in Ocean

(WildAid) - Chinese actor Eddie Peng (Peng Yuyan) is reminding the public that beautiful souvenirs are often made from poached Hawksbill sea turtles, contributing to their critically endangered status...

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...

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...

Vietnam protests against Taiwan live-fire drills near South China Sea island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Vietnam protested Thursday against live-fire drills by the Taiwanese Coast Guard near the disputed South China Sea island of Taiping, also known as Itu Aba. In addition to Ta...

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...

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...