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China intrudes into Vietnam's exclusive economic zone, third time in 2019

 China has again intruded in Vietnam's exclusive economic zone, the third major intrusion in 2019. The intrusion, according to Vietnamese government sources began on September 7 and is underway with Chinese ships along with coast guard still present. 

Sep 16, 2019, 21:17 PM IST

Watch dramatic video of near collision between US and Russian warships in South China Sea

Both the Russian warship and US Carrier Strike Group 5 were reportedly heading in parallel directions when the incident took place.

Jun 08, 2019, 11:52 AM IST

US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid increasing trade tensions

The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, angering Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world`s two biggest economies. The busy waterway is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.-China relationship, which include a trade war, U.S. sanctions and Taiwan.

May 20, 2019, 15:06 PM IST

US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

The busy waterway is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the US-China relationship.

May 20, 2019, 08:52 AM IST

US says China's focus on its South China Sea operations unwarranted

The US military said two of its warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Monday last week, a move that angered Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world`s two biggest economies.

May 15, 2019, 13:09 PM IST

Two US warships sail in disputed South China Sea

The US guided-missile destroyers Preble and Chung Hoon traveled within 12 nautical miles of Gaven and Johnson Reefs in the Spratly Islands, a US military spokesman told Reuters.

May 06, 2019, 14:45 PM IST

US navy ship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade talks with Beijing

It isn't China who claims almost all of the strategic waters, many countries like vietnam, Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan also claims for the same.


Jan 07, 2019, 12:46 PM IST

Xi Jinping asks Chinese Army to be battle-ready, nurture new types of combat forces

Xi, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission, said the armed forces must devise strategies for the new era and take on responsibilities for preparing and waging war.

Jan 05, 2019, 10:35 AM IST

More civilian focus, less military, in South China Sea would ease fears: Report

The disputed, strategic waterway is claimed almost in its entirety by China, whose continued building of military installations on artificial islands and reefs there has unnerved the region and angered Washington.

Nov 21, 2018, 09:52 AM IST

After China's show of aggression in South China Sea, US prepares to hit back

US Navy's Pacific Fleet's draft has proposed that a series of operations should be conducted in a single week in November, CNN reported quoting several US defence officials.

Oct 05, 2018, 12:42 PM IST

China hopes Britain doesn't take sides, respects South China Sea sovereignty

Beijing expressed anger after a British Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands claimed by China in the South China Sea late last month, saying Britain was engaged in "provocation" and that it had lodged a strong complaint.

Sep 25, 2018, 06:59 AM IST

China fumes as British warship sails near South China Sea islands

Sources say HMS Albion, a 22,000 ton amphibious warship carrying a contingent of Royal Marines, passed by the Paracel Islands recently.

Sep 06, 2018, 10:03 AM IST

China quietly resumes activities in Doklam, neither Bhutan nor India sought to dissuade it: US official

China is engaged in hotly contested territorial disputes in both the South China Sea and the East China Sea. 

Jul 26, 2018, 16:23 PM IST

Remove warships to reduce tensions in South China Sea: Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad

He called for a multi-nation anti-piracy force to keep the South China Sea safe.

Jun 20, 2018, 11:38 AM IST

China says not scared after reported US bomber trip over South China Sea

Two aircraft reportedly flew within the vicinity of the Spratly Islands, where China has reclaimed land and built runways and other facilities on disputed reefs and small islands.

Jun 06, 2018, 15:08 PM IST

Mattis warns of Chinese 'intimidation'; says US seeks 'results-oriented' ties

The United States is willing to work with China on a "results- oriented" relationship, but Beijing`s actions in the South China Sea were coercive and the Pentagon would "compete vigorously" if needed, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday.

Jun 02, 2018, 11:36 AM IST

China begins large-scale mining operations near Arunachal Pradesh border

The first ever informal summit between PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in April 2018 was aimed at cooling tensions.

May 20, 2018, 20:28 PM IST

China's first indigenously built aircraft carrier leaves for sea trials

China launched the second aircraft carrier in April 2017 after it commissioned the first carrier, the Liaoning, a refitted Soviet Union-made vessel, in 2012.

May 13, 2018, 07:03 AM IST

China installs cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts: Reports

CNBC quoted unnamed sources as saying that according to U.S. intelligence assessments, the missiles were moved to Fiery Cross Reef, Subi Reef and Mischief Reef within the past 30 days.

May 03, 2018, 22:44 PM IST

In show of strength, Xi Jinping presides over China's massive naval drill in South China Sea

Chinese state media reports that over 10,000 naval officers, 76 fighter jets and as many as 48 warships and submarines participated in the largest-ever naval drill conducted by the country.

Apr 13, 2018, 23:34 PM IST