South China Sea

'Will stand with partners': US says China’s behaviour can be 'destabilising' for region, world

The remarks of the US Press secretary came ahead of the military level talks between India and China which aims to resolve the stand-off at the remaining points along the LAC in Ladakh. 

published on : 11th January 2022

Death toll rises to 375, 56 missing after Typhoon Rai slams Philippines

At its strongest, Typhoon Rai packed sustained winds of 195 kilometres (121 miles) per hour with gusts of up to 270 kph (168 mph) before blowing out into the South China Sea on Friday.

published on : 20th December 2021

Stop military activities in South China Sea immediately: Chinese military to US

"We urge the US side to stop such activities immediately, so as to avoid beating its head against the wall," China's Col Wu Qian said.

published on : 25th November 2021

China coast guard uses water cannon against Philippine boats

The incident is the latest flare-up in the long-simmering territorial disputes in South China Sea, where China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan have overlapping claims. 

published on : 18th November 2021

Stuck in South China Sea, damaged US Navy nuclear submarine strikes uncharted underwater seamount

The US 7th Fleet, which operates in the western Pacific, said an investigation had concluded that the USS Connecticut smashed into a geological formation and not another vessel on October 2.

published on : 2nd November 2021

China military still in dark over what damaged US nuclear submarine in SCS: Report

Earlier this month, media reports said that the US nuclear-powered submarine, USS Connecticut, was damaged after it struck an object underwater in the South China Sea.

published on : 30th October 2021

Australia, UK defend AUKUS pact, say fears overhyped

The AUKUS pact drew mixed reactions in the region, with Malaysia and Indonesia expressing concern it could escalate tensions in hotspots such as the South China Sea.

published on : 21st October 2021

Uncommon perils of Xi’s quest for common prosperity

Underlying the theme song of new China, stability and common prosperity is an existential fear.

published on : 10th October 2021

China's Xi Jinping says reunification with Taiwan 'will be realised'

Self-governed Taiwan, which has never formally declared independence, lives under the constant threat of invasion by China, which views the island as its territory and has vowed to one day seize it.

published on : 9th October 2021

US special forces quietly training Taiwanese: Pentagon official

The official largely confirmed a Wall Street Journal report which said the training has been going on for at least a year, amid China's rising verbal threats against the island ally of the US.

published on : 8th October 2021

'Alliance with Australia, Britain not against any country': White House tells China

The US, Britain and Australia on Wednesday announced the AUKUS alliance for the Indo-Pacific to take on the threats of the 21st century and allow for greater sharing of defence capabilities.

published on : 17th September 2021

UK, US, Australia launch new trilateral Indo-Pacific alliance amid growing China threat

Under the first major initiative of AUKUS, Australia would build a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines with the help of the US and the UK.

published on : 16th September 2021

Japan, Vietnam sign defence transfer deal amid China worries

The agreement comes two weeks after the U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris travelled to Vietnam to strengthen ties with the Southeast Asian nation.

published on : 12th September 2021

US instigating confrontation with naval exercises: Chinese military

US military recently held the Large-Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021 with the UK, Australia and Japan with the aim to strengthen the rules-based regional order and maintain a "free and open Indo-Pacific".

published on : 26th August 2021

UN Security Council not 'suitable place' to discuss South China Sea issue: China

China took exception to Blinken’s sharp criticism of China’s claims of the South China Sea (SCS) and "provocative actions" to advance unlawful maritime claims.

published on : 11th August 2021
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