Tag Archives: South China Sea

  • China fires missiles into South China Sea in warning to US

    China launched two missiles, including an “aircraft-carrier killer”, into the South China Sea on Wednesday morning, a source close to the Chinese military said, sending a clear warning to the United States. ...

  • Australia rejects Beijing’s South China Sea claims, backing US

    Australia has rejected Beijing's territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea in a formal declaration to the United Nations, aligning itself more closely with Washington in the escalating row. ...

  • US aircraft carriers return to South China Sea amid rising tensions

    For the second time in two weeks, the United States has deployed two aircraft carriers to the South China Sea, the US Navy said on Friday, as China and the United States accuse each other of stoking tensions in the region. ...

  • US to back nations that say China violated their South China Sea claims

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the US will support countries that believe China has violated their maritime claims in the South China Sea but suggested it would do so through diplomatic rather than military means. ...

  • US hardens stance against China’s South China Sea resource claims

    The United States on Monday hardened its rejection of China’s disputed claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, calling them “completely unlawful,” in a statement that will further sour the already-fraught ties. ...

  • US military to stand strongly with India in clash with China

    The US military “will continue to stand strong” in relationship to a conflict between India and China or anywhere else, a top White House official has said, after the Navy deployed two aircraft carriers to the strategic South China Sea. ...

  • US sends aircraft carriers to South China Sea during Chinese drills

    Two US aircraft carriers were conducting exercises in the disputed South China Sea on Saturday, the US navy said, as China also carried out military drills that have been criticised by the Pentagon and neighbouring states. ...

  • US warns India of China ‘aggression’ at border

    The United States on Wednesday accused China of employing border clashes with India to try to shift the status quo, and encouraged New Delhi to resist. Indian and Chinese troops have engaged in a growing number of brawls at their border. ...

  • US says China should stop ‘bullying behaviour’ in South China Sea

    The US called on China on Saturday to stop “bullying behaviour” in the South China Sea and said it was concerned by reports of Beijing’s “provocative actions” aimed at offshore oil and gas developments in the disputed waters. ...

  • US raps China for ‘escalation’ in South China Sea

    The United States on Thursday sharpened its criticism of China's activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea, slamming an "escalation" in efforts to intimidate other claimants". ...