U.S. naval ship sails by China-claimed islands in disputed South China Sea

A U.S. Navy warship sailed by islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday in a freedom of navigation operation, marking the latest move by Washington to challenge Beijing’s territorial claims in the contested waters. The U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said destroyer USS Russell “asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the Spratly… Read More U.S. naval ship sails by China-claimed islands in disputed South China Sea

China to conduct military drills in disputed South China Sea

China said on Tuesday it will conduct military exercises in the South China Sea this week, just days after Beijing bristled at a U.S. aircraft carrier group’s entry into the disputed waters. A notice issued by the country’s Maritime Safety Administration prohibited entry into a portion of waters in the Gulf of Tonkin to the… Read More China to conduct military drills in disputed South China Sea

U.S. rejects China’s claims to offshore resources in South China Sea

The United States on Monday rejected China’s claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, drawing criticism from China which said the U.S. position raised tension in the region, highlighting an increasingly testy relationship. China has offered no coherent legal basis for its ambitions in the South China Sea and for years… Read More U.S. rejects China’s claims to offshore resources in South China Sea

Chinese air force lands bombers for training drill on South China Sea island 

China’s air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement. “A division of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recently organized multiple bombers such as the H-6K to conduct take-off and landing training on… Read More Chinese air force lands bombers for training drill on South China Sea island 

China installs anti-ship cruise missiles on outposts of South China Sea

​China has installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three of its outposts in the South China Sea, U.S. news network CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing sources with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence reports. The installations, if confirmed, would mark the first Chinese missile deployments in the Spratly Islands, where several Asian countries… Read More China installs anti-ship cruise missiles on outposts of South China Sea