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

China accuses U.S. warship of entering territorial waters without permission

​China’s foreign ministry has accused a U.S. warship of entering its territorial waters without permission and said it would take necessary measures to ensure its sovereignty is protected. On the evening of January 17, the missile destroyer USS Hopper came within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island in the South China Sea, the ministry said… Read More China accuses U.S. warship of entering territorial waters without permission

Drilling suspended at Vietnamese oil block in disputed South China Sea

The drilling ship at the center of a row between Vietnam and China over oil prospecting in disputed waters in the South China Sea has arrived in waters off the Malaysian port of Labuan. Drilling by the Deepsea Metro I ship was suspended in Vietnam’s Block 136/3 last month after pressure from China, which says… Read More Drilling suspended at Vietnamese oil block in disputed South China Sea

China urges halt of oil drilling in South China Sea

China’s Foreign Ministry has urged a halt to oil drilling in a disputed part of the South China Sea, where Spanish oil company Repsol had been operating in cooperation with Vietnam. Drilling began in mid-June in Vietnam’s Block 136/3, which is licensed to Vietnam’s state oil firm, Spain’s Repsol and Mubadala Development Co of the… Read More China urges halt of oil drilling in South China Sea