China kicks off military exercises in South China Sea, Indian Ocean

China kicks off military exercises in South China Sea, Indian Ocean

The drill aims to enhance combat readiness and practise coordination between ships and aircraft, and other forces, the Chinese Navy said.

China sends advanced warships to contested south China Sea

China sends advanced warships to contested south China Sea

China is sending some of its most advanced naval assets to the South China Sea for a scheduled exercise this month. Those include a new guided missile destroyer.

China sends advanced warships to contested S China Sea

China is sending some of its most advanced naval assets to the South China Sea for a scheduled exercise this month. Those include a new guided missile destroyer.

US challenged China, 12 others on navigation rights last year

US challenged China, 12 others on navigation rights last year

A US guided-missile destroyer conducted a freedom of navigation patrol near one of China`s man-made islands in the Spratly archipelago in October. 

China could build nuclear plants for South China Sea: Report

China could build nuclear plants for South China Sea: Report

China has rattled nerves with its military and construction activities on the islands it occupies in the South China Sea.
 

US protests against China landing its military jets in South China Sea

US protests against China landing its military jets in South China Sea

The US has expressed concern over China landing its military jets on a man-made island in South China Sea and asked Beijing to keep its prior commitments not to deploy military aircraft at its outposts.

China lands first military plane on disputed South China Sea reef​

China has for the first time landed a military plane on one of its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, upping the ante amidst a raging territorial row with countries like Vietnam and the Philippines.

Chinese military aircraft makes first public landing on disputed island

Chinese military aircraft makes first public landing on disputed island

A Chinese military aircraft has for the first time publicly landed at a new airport on an island China has built in the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Monday, raising the prospect that China could base fighter jets there.

US-Philippines joint patrols in SCS has poisoned ties: China

The remarks came as Chinese Defence Ministry said the country's second-ranking general recently visited China's man-made islands in South China Sea.

US defense secretary visits carrier in disputed South China Sea

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter flew to the nuclear-powered USS John C Stennis for a two-hour visit as it sailed 60 to 70 miles west of the Philippines island of Luzon.

US Defense Secretary Carter visits warship in South China Sea

US Defense Secretary Carter visits warship in South China Sea

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited a warship close to flashpoint waters of the South China Sea on Friday, as Beijing reacted defiantly to an American military build-up in the area.

US Defence Secretary Carter to visit warship in South China Sea

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said he would visit a warship close to flashpoint waters of the South China Sea on Friday, as Beijing reacted defiantly to an American military build-up in area.

US Defence Secretary to visit carrier in disputed South China Sea

US Defence Secretary to visit carrier in disputed South China Sea

Ash Carter made a similar visit to another US aircraft carrier in November as it was crossing the South China Sea.

US fires missiles in Philippines war games near South China Sea

Glowing projectiles lit up the Philippine sky from an advanced US long-range missile system on Thursday, in war games aimed at boosting their military alliance in the face of an increasingly assertive China.

US, Philippines launch joint South China Sea patrols: Ashton Carter

The US said Thursday it has launched joint South China Sea patrols with the Philippines, and will temporarily deploy 275 troops and five warplanes in the country which is locked in a territorial row with China.

US defence chief visits Philippines amid sea dispute with China

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in the Philippines on Wednesday to highlight strong and growing military relations with a crucial Southeast Asian ally as China assertively pursues its claims in the South China Sea.

Philippines, Vietnam may launch joint patrols in South China Sea: Report

Philippines, Vietnam may launch joint patrols in South China Sea: Report

Defence officials from the Philippines and Vietnam will meet this week to explore possible joint exercises and navy patrols, military sources said, shoring up a new alliance between states locked in maritime rows with China.

Kerry accuses China of unilaterally asserting claims in SCS

China is unilaterally trying to assert and act on territorial claims in the South China Sea, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said and called for resolving the disputes there through diplomacy and negotiation.

China expresses anger at G7 statement on East, South China Seas

China expresses anger at G7 statement on East, South China Seas

China claims almost the entire South China Sea, believed to have huge deposits of oil and gas, and is building islands on reefs to bolster its claims.

Communist Vietnam in leadership change ahead of Obama visit

Vietnam's rubber-stamp parliament approved 21 new minister positions on Saturday, state media reported, finishing off a leadership reshuffle among Communist top brass ahead of a visit by US President Barack Obama next month.