Tag: Spratly

  • USN transit upsets China

    Freedom of navigation still disputed. U.S. Navy ship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade talks with Beijing BEIJING (Reuters) – A U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed near disputed islands […]

  • China concern over Indo-India deal

    Shoe appears to be on the other foot. China warns of ‘military race’ over India’s islands deal AMANDA HODGE A deal between India and Indo­nesia to develop strategically located ports […]

  • PH China worries

    Concerns about China could see spending boost. Philippines upgrades navy amid Chinese maritime threat The Philippine Navy is one of the weakest maritime defence forces in Southeast Asia, leaving the sprawling […]

  • RN and South China Sea

    Freedom of navigation patrolsare not about power projection, presence, or deterrence. Joint Freedom of Navigation Patrols in the South China Sea BY THE LOWY INTERPRETER [By Shashank Joshi and Euan Graham] […]

  • China eyes build up

    Regional concerns over potential military build up. Asia starts to worry as China aims for ‘world-class army’ Ludovic Ehret BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s pledge to build a “world-class army” […]

  • Keeping Asian oceans open

    ASEAN nations and China need to improve relations at sea. Rule of law needs to be respected in the South China Sea: experts Despite the shortcomings of the international legal […]

  • PLAN drills in S. China Sea

    Sending a message to the US… China’s new PLA Navy battleships to conduct far-sea training exercise The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLA Navy) three new battleships have set sail […]

  • Asean avoids mention of China ruling

    Cautious words from ASEAN. South China Sea: Asean avoids mention of China ruling After days of discord, South East Asian nations have released a watered down joint statement on the […]

  • China’s island defences

    Tribunal ruling dismissed. South China Sea: China ‘has right to set up air defence zone’ A senior Chinese official has said China has the right to set up an air […]

  • China loses tribunal case

    Decision legally-binding, but tribunal has no powers of enforcement. South China Sea: Tribunal backs case against China brought by Philippines An international tribunal has ruled against Chinese claims to rights […]