South China Sea

US, Indonesia, Australia hold drills amid China concerns 

The US Indo-Pacific commander, Admiral John C.Aquilino, said the 14 nations involved in the training are signalling their stronger ties as China grows increasingly assertive.

published on : 12th August 2022

As PLA intensifies military drills around South China Sea, Pelosi's Taiwan visit strains US-China ties further

Already, China is preparing new shows of force in the Taiwan Strait to make clear that its claims are non-negotiable on the island it regards as a renegade province.

published on : 4th August 2022

Beijing fumes as US sends destroyer near China-held South China Sea islands

Such operations are considered key to the US Navy maintaining its presence in the Indo-Pacific, where China has grown its presence through a massive ship building campaign.

published on : 13th July 2022

At least 24 missing in shipwreck during South China Sea typhoon

Three people had been rescued as of 3:00 pm local time (0700 GMT) and were taken to hospital for treatment.

published on : 2nd July 2022

Hong Kong's iconic three-story floating restaurant capsizes in South China Sea

The Restaurant, almost 80 meters in length, had been a landmark in Hong Kong for over four decades, serving Cantonese cuisine to over 3 million guests including Queen Elizabeth II and Tom Cruise.

published on : 21st June 2022

India to soon deploy underwater drones in Indian Ocean region, South China Sea

The MoD is learnt to have issued an expression of interest with the objective of inviting the Indian industry to design and develop an “underwater launched unmanned aerial vehicle”.

published on : 11th June 2022

Marcos Jr says Philippines to uphold South China Sea ruling

China claims almost all of the resource-rich waterway, through which trillions of dollars in trade passes annually, with competing claims from the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam.

published on : 26th May 2022

PM Narendra Modi, Vietnam's Communist Party general secretary discuss Ukraine, South China Sea situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested for greater facilitation of market access for India's pharma and agri-products in Vietnam.

published on : 15th April 2022

US military held over 100 drills near China in 2021 as it practices new war concepts to counter PLA: Report

Based on publicly available information, the US military conducted 95 exercises in and near the disputed South China Sea in 2021, with the actual number exceeding 100.

published on : 28th March 2022

Military development of South China Sea islands within our rights: Chinese Foreign Ministry

On Sunday, US Indo-Pacific Commander Adm John C Aquilino said China had armed the islands with anti-ship and anti-aircraft missile systems, laser and jamming equipment and fighter jets.

published on : 22nd March 2022

US admiral says China fully militarized isles

U.S. Indo-Pacific commander- the hostile actions were in stark contrast to Xi Jinping’s past assurances that Beijing would not transform the artificial islands in contested waters into military bases

published on : 21st March 2022

US Navy says crashed F-35C plane raised from South China Sea

The recovery alleviates concerns that China or Russia might reach it first and gain access to its advanced technology, whether to replicate it or learn how to defeat it.

published on : 4th March 2022

China, ASEAN hold joint naval drills as tensions ease

China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have held their largest- ever joint maritime rescue exercise, signalling a lull in South China Sea tensions.

published on : 1st November 2017

US President Trump decries threats to sovereignty in Ukraine, South China Sea at the UN General Assembly

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday decried threats to sovereignty in Ukraine and the South China Sea.

published on : 19th September 2017

China accuses Japan of meddling in South China Sea dispute

China today lodged a diplomatic protest with Japan over its defence white paper which criticised Beijing's aggressive policies in the South and East China seas.

published on : 9th August 2017

China scores diplomatic coup in South China Sea row

Southeast Asian nations issued a diluted statement on the dispute and agreed to Beijing's terms on talks over the decades-long dispute at ASEAN today.

published on : 7th August 2017

South China Sea, North Korea tensions at ASEAN security forum

Vietnam urged other Southeast Asian nations to take a stronger stand against Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea, as a tense regional security forum began Saturday.

published on : 5th August 2017

PM Modi’s Trump-hug worries China and Pakistan

The nationalist leaders addressing issues like the South China Sea dispute and terrorism emanating from Pakistan has evoked sharp reactions from India’s neighbours.

published on : 28th June 2017

US Navy ship sails near South China Sea reef claimed by Beijing: Official

The USS Dewey sailed "less than 12 nautical miles" from Mischief Reef, part of the the Spratly Islands, in a "freedom of navigation operation," an official said.

published on : 25th May 2017