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China Installs Rocket Launchers on South China Sea

China Installs Rocket Launchers on South China Sea

Beijing continues to inflame tensions with its neighbors along the South China Sea after installing rocket launchers along the Fiery Cross Reef, according to state-run newspaper Defense Times. The publication reports China installed Norinco CS/AR-1 55mm anti-frogman rocket launcher defense systems to protect itself against military combat divers from Vietnam, a neighbor that also lays claims […]

The Philippines Looks to Ease Tensions Over South China Sea

The Philippines Looks to Ease Tensions Over South China Sea

After struggling with crippling relations tied to the South China Sea issue, the Philippines may be looking to back off on Beijing. The country’s acting Foreign Minister Enrique Manalo says the territorial issue will be raised during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila from Wednesday to Saturday, and carry on over into […]

U.S. Refuses to Recognize China’s Air Defense Zone

U.S. Refuses to Recognize China’s Air Defense Zone

The Pentagon has refused to acknowledge China’s proclaimed Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea after Beijing warned a U.S. B-1 bomber it had been flying there illegally this week. Washington maintained it would continue its operations in the region. China claimed that area in 2013, a statement the U.S. and Japan […]

China Denies Plans to Build Monitoring Station

China Denies Plans to Build Monitoring Station

Beijing has denied reports that it is preparing to construct an environmental monitoring station on disputed waters in the South China Sea claimed by Manila. The initial report by the state-run Hianan Daily quoted Sansha mayor Xiao Jie as saying China would start preparatory operations for various monitoring stations on numerous islands including the Scarborough […]

Japan Sends Largest Warship into South China Sea

Japan Sends Largest Warship into South China Sea

The Izumo helicopter carrier, Japan’s largest warship, is set to navigate the disputed South China Sea in a move that has been dubbed the largest show of naval force the region has seen since the end of World War II. According to three sources familiar with the matter, who spoke with Reuters on condition of […]

Trump Strategist: “We’re going to war in the South China Sea”

Trump Strategist: “We’re going to war in the South China Sea”

It’s no doubt that United States President Donald Trump has been vehemently critical of China’s economic and militaristic policies. But is the commander-in-chief ready to rain American fire power in the East? One man in his inner circle seems to think so. Or at least he did. Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist and former […]

Tillerson to China: Island Building Stops Here

Tillerson to China: Island Building Stops Here

For years, China has been enraging its neighbors by building and militarizing artificial islands across disputed waters. Now, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state says it’s time for the U.S. to draw a hard line. “We’re going to have to send China a clear signal that first, the island-building stops and second, your […]

China Sends First Aircraft Carrier into the Western Pacific

China Sends First Aircraft Carrier into the Western Pacific

Amid rising tensions with Taiwan, China appears to be mobilizing further. Recently, Beijing deployed its first aircraft carrier into the Western Pacific, according to the United States NAVY. “A Chinese navy formation, including the aircraft carrier Liaoning, headed towards the West Pacific on Saturday for scheduled blue-water training,” said navy spokesperson Liang Yang as quoted […]

China Vows to Return US Navy Drone

China Vows to Return US Navy Drone

On Friday, the US Pentagon announced that the USNS Bowditch, an oceanographic survey ship stationed in the disputed international waters of the South China Sea, had seen a Chinese warship use a small boat to entrap an “ocean glider” – technically known as an unmanned underwater vehicle, or UUV. On Saturday, China made its response. […]

Trump Expected to “Flex American Muscle” in South China Sea

Trump Expected to “Flex American Muscle” in South China Sea

Only a little over a week ago billionaire and New York real-estate mogul Donald Trump was elected to be the next President of the United States. Just a few days ago President-elect Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a congratulatory call that President Xi made to Trump. According to CNN, “President-elect Trump stated […]

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