South China Sea
China, Russia naval ships jointly sail through Japan strait
Ten vessels from China, Russia sailed through Tsugaru Strait, which separates Sea of Japan from the Pacific.
19 Oct 2021
US submarine hits ‘object’ while underwater in South China Sea
Navy says some members of the nuclear-powered USS Connecticut’s crew suffered minor injuries in collision.
8 Oct 2021
General Milley says Trump officials knew of calls to China
General. Milley made calls after US intelligence led Pentagon leaders to conclude China feared Trump-ordered US attack.
28 Sep 2021
EU backs France as Australia submarine deal strains alliance
European leaders call for cooperation and coordination for peaceful Indo-Pacific.
21 Sep 2021
China’s Xi warns of ‘interference’ as Australia brushes off anger
Beijing says Asia-Pacific region must ‘resist external forces’ but Australia points to China’s own nuclear capabilities.
18 Sep 2021
Indonesia adds patrols after detecting ships in South China Sea
Jakarta deploys navy vessels, assisted by an air patrol in North Natuna Sea after detecting China, US ships nearby.
17 Sep 2021
China’s Wang Yi tells Vietnam to avoid magnifying sea dispute
The foreign minister says the two countries should be vigilant to resist the intervention of extraterritorial forces.
11 Sep 2021
Philippines seeks US help as it vows to ignore China maritime law
Philippine defence chief presses for review of US mutual defence treaty, lobby for advance military equipment.
10 Sep 2021
From: Counting the Cost
Do China’s ambitions in Indian Ocean go beyond protecting trade?
China has built ports in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Can India counter Beijing’s economic diplomacy?
4 Sep 2021
China condemns US warship transit of Taiwan Strait
Beijing slams the move as provocative, saying it shows the US is the biggest threat to peace and stability.
28 Aug 2021
US Vice President Harris ends Asia tour with fresh jab at China
In visits to Singapore and Vietnam, Kamala Harris charged China with bullying its neighbours in the region.
27 Aug 2021
Biden offers Hong Kong people in US temporary ‘safe haven’
China has ‘fundamentally altered the bedrock’ of Hong Kong’s democratic institutions and ‘suppressed freedoms’, US says.
5 Aug 2021
Duterte restores Philippines’s key military agreement with US
Visiting Forces Agreement, which the Philippine president planned to cancel, is a key part of the two countries’ ties.
30 Jul 2021
China military ‘drove away’ US warship in South China Sea
US move comes on anniversary of a tribunal ruling that says Beijing has no claims over the South China Sea.
12 Jul 2021
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