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Tag: South China Sea

India, US Jointly Challenge China On Expansionist Moves In South China Sea
India, US Jointly Challenge China On Expansionist Moves In South China Sea

New Delhi: India and the US on Tuesday reiterated their commitment to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific region, in a direct challenge to China’s expansionist moves in the South China Sea. The commitment was made in a joint statement issued by the two countries in their third annual India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue held in […]

US Imposes Visa Ban On Chinese People Behind Occupation Of South China Sea

Washington/New Delhi: The US has imposed a visa ban on members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and some state-owned businesses responsible for the occupation and militarization of the disputed South China Sea. In a statement issued by the State Department on Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that […]

US Says Chinese Claims In South China Sea ‘Completely Unlawful’

Washington: Asserting that the “Chinese predatory world view” has no place in the 21st century, the Trump administration, in a major policy decision on Monday, categorically rejected the territorial claims made by Beijing in South China Sea, stating that it has no legal grounds to unilaterally impose its will on the region. “The world will […]

US Navy chief to visit India next week

New York: In the trend of India and the US intensifying naval links to protect maritime freedom in the Indo-Pacific region, the US Navy chief will visit India next week, four days after the Indian Navy ships concluded exercises with the US and its allies in the South China Sea. During his visit scheduled from […]

Temper behaviour in South China Sea, Duterte tells China

Manila: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has urged China to temper its behaviour in the disputed areas of South China Sea. In a speech delivered on Tuesday night at the presidential palace, Duterte, who has sought improved ties with Beijing since taking office two years ago, called on China to respect countries’ right of passage through […]

US flies bombers over South China Sea

Washington: US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers flew over the South China Sea earlier this week on a training mission, according to the American military. The bombers took off on Tuesday from Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam, according to a statement from US Pacific Air Forces, which oversees air operations in […]

China's surveillance network can easily locate targets in Indian Ocean

Beijing: China has established an underwater surveillance network which will help its navy track target vessels more accurately and give it a cutting edge in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea, reports on Monday said. Experts believe the technology will “tip the scales in China’s favour” in the disputed South China Sea and […]

Indonesia renames part of South China Sea

Jakarta: Indonesia will now refer to the northern areas of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea as the “North Natuna Sea” in an act of defiance against Beijing’s territorial ambitions in the region, the media reported. At a press conference in Jakarta on Saturday, Deputy Minister for Marine Sovereignty Arif Havas Oegroseno […]

Beijing slams US, Japan's remarks on South China Sea

Beijing: China has slammed the “irresponsible remarks” made by top US and Japanese officials on the South China Sea and Taiwan issues during the Shangri-La Dialogue. Stressing that China has indisputable sovereignty over the Nansha islands and their adjacent waters, spokesperson Hua Chunying on Sunday said Beijing has always been committed to peacefully solving disputes […]

China slams G7 communique on East, South China Sea

Beijing: China on Sunday slammed the G7 communique, which had a mention of the disputed East and the South China Sea issue. Reacting to the communique released by the G7 countries on Saturday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said the bloc had “interfered in the East China Sea and South China Sea issues in […]

India-Singapore naval drill in South China Sea shouldn't hurt us: China

Beijing: China on Friday said it does not oppose the joint naval exercise by India and Singapore in the disputed South China Sea as long as it does not “hurt” its interest. Beijing said it was not opposed to such exchanges as long as regional peace was not disturbed. “If such exercises and cooperation are […]