South China Sea

US biased, always tries to create pawns: Jittery China on growing New Delhi-Washington ties

US biased, always tries to create pawns: Jittery China on growing New Delhi-Washington ties

Despite a series of problems with most of its neighbours, China says it is Asian solidarity - and not biased views of the United States - that is the way forward.

Oct 21, 2017, 08:40 AM IST
India welcomes Tillerson comments on cooperation to contain China

India welcomes Tillerson comments on cooperation to contain China

President Donald Trump`s top diplomat also said Beijing sometimes acted outside international conventions, citing the South China Sea dispute as an example.

Oct 20, 2017, 18:21 PM IST
Xi Jinping says Chinese armed forces to become world-class

Xi Jinping says Chinese armed forces to become world-class

Chinese armed forces will become world-class by mid-21st century, according to President Xi Jinping. With technology at its core, Xi said   his military is 'built to fight' and will enhance its strategic capabilities.

Oct 18, 2017, 13:48 PM IST
Beijing asks US to respect its sovereignty after American warship sails through South China Sea

Beijing asks US to respect its sovereignty after American warship sails through South China Sea

A US Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Tuesday.

Oct 11, 2017, 16:54 PM IST
Beijing hits back at Donald Trump over South China Sea remark, says US greater threat to sovereignty

Beijing hits back at Donald Trump over South China Sea remark, says US greater threat to sovereignty

In his maiden speech to the UNGA, Trump had said, "We must reject threats to sovereignty from the Ukraine to the South China Sea."

Sep 20, 2017, 20:46 PM IST
China jabs back at Trump's barb over South China Sea

China jabs back at Trump's barb over South China Sea

The United States has conducted three "freedom of navigation" operations near islands held by China to challenge Beijing`s maritime claims since Trump took office in January.

Sep 20, 2017, 18:50 PM IST
Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe to set 'future direction' of partnership this week: MEA

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe to set 'future direction' of partnership this week: MEA

Abe begins a two-day visit on Wednesday, during which he and Modi will hold the 12th India-Japan annual summit in Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

Sep 11, 2017, 13:46 PM IST

China military criticises wrong US moves on Taiwan, South China Sea

The wrong actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday.

Aug 17, 2017, 16:54 PM IST

China protests US warship approaching Meiji reef

Geng reiterated that the US provocation would force China to take further measures to strengthen homeland defense capacity.

Aug 11, 2017, 22:26 PM IST
US destroyer challenges China's claims in South China Sea

US destroyer challenges China's claims in South China Sea

A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation operation" on Thursday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters.

Aug 10, 2017, 16:21 PM IST
China accuses Japan of meddling in South China Sea dispute

China accuses Japan of meddling in South China Sea dispute

China claims almost all of South China Sea and also laid claims on the Senkaku islands under the control of Japan in East China Sea and resorted to aggressive patrols in the last two years.

Aug 09, 2017, 20:39 PM IST
Australia, Japan, US call for South China Sea code to be legally binding

Australia, Japan, US call for South China Sea code to be legally binding

Australia, Japan and the United States also "voiced their strong opposition to coercive unilateral actions that could alter the status quo and increase tensions".

 

Aug 07, 2017, 16:18 PM IST
China's PLA conducted live-fire confrontaion exercise in Gobi desert – See spectacular images

China's PLA conducted live-fire confrontaion exercise in Gobi desert – See spectacular images

China's People's Liberation Army soldiers of an artillery regiment conducted a live shell drill in the Gobi desert.

Aug 04, 2017, 11:43 AM IST

Taiwan protests Indonesia deportations of suspects to China

Taiwan issued a protest to Beijing Thursday over a decision by Indonesia to deport 22 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China, the latest such deportation to hit the island amid frosty cross-strait ties.

Aug 03, 2017, 22:57 PM IST

China helps search for missing US Navy sailor

China's Defence Ministry says a Chinese warship is assisting the US Navy in its search for a sailor who is missing and may have gone overboard during operations in the South China Sea.

Aug 03, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

US sailor missing during South China Sea joint naval drill

The incident comes weeks after seven American sailors were killed when their Navy destroyer collided with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship in a busy shipping channel off Japan`s coast.

Aug 02, 2017, 12:28 PM IST
Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing

Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing

 Britain`s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson did not specify where exactly the vessels would be sent once operational in 2020, though the presence of such firepower will likely heighten tensions in the region.

 

Jul 28, 2017, 15:14 PM IST

CIA brands China as long-term security challenge to US

United States pointed out that China cannot "unlawfully restrict the navigation rights, freedoms and lawful uses of the sea as all the states are entitled to exercise under international law."

Jul 27, 2017, 11:35 AM IST
China asks US to stop unfriendly dangerous military activities

China asks US to stop unfriendly dangerous military activities

China on tuesday defended the action of its fighter jets flying close to a US naval plane in the East China Sea, saying American aircraft coming near China's border and carrying out reconnaissance has threatened China's national security.

Jul 25, 2017, 20:42 PM IST

China backs joint energy development with Philippines in disputed sea

The Philippines relies overwhelmingly on imports to fuel its fast-growing economy and needs to develop indigenous energy resources. Its main source of natural gas, the Malampaya field near the disputed waters, will be depleted within a decade.

Jul 25, 2017, 15:17 PM IST