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South China Sea
March 2, 2017
OPINION COLUMN: Is Beijing outflanking the United States in the South China Sea?
March 1 (Reuters) - For much of the last week, the U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson has been patrolling the South China Sea. It is just the kind of display of Washington’s power and global reach that the U.S. Navy excels at – both to reassure allies and, in this case, send a...
March 2, 2017 - 11:43am
December 27, 2016
Taiwan warns of increasing threat as Chinese warships conduct drill
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan warned on Tuesday that "the threat of our enemies is growing day by day", as Chinese warships led by the country's...
December 27, 2016 - 10:19am
December 8, 2016
Risking Beijing's ire, Vietnam begins dredging on South China Sea reef
SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Vietnam has begun dredging work on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, satellite imagery shows, the latest move...
December 8, 2016 - 11:45am
July 28, 2016
Chinese, Russia navies to hold drills in South China Sea
BEIJING, July 28 (Reuters) - China and Russia will hold "routine" naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China's Defence Ministry...
July 28, 2016 - 2:21pm
July 27, 2016
U.S. diplomatic strategy on South China Sea appears to founder
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the lead-up to an international court ruling on China's claims in the South China Sea this month, United States officials...
July 27, 2016 - 10:54pm
July 26, 2016
U.S. says it backs resumption of China-Philippines talks on South China Sea
VIENTIANE, July 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he supported the resumption of talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following an international court ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month. China did...
July 26, 2016 - 2:08pm
July 18, 2016
China admiral warns freedom of navigation patrols could end 'in disaster'
BEIJING (Reuters) - Freedom of navigation patrols carried out by foreign navies in the South China Sea could end "in disaster", a senior Chinese...
July 18, 2016 - 10:41am
July 15, 2016
Caught between a reef and a hard place, Philippines' South China Sea victory runs aground
HONG KONG/MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines may have won an emphatic legal victory over China in the South China Sea, but the aptly named Mischief...
July 15, 2016 - 10:55am
July 12, 2016
Tribunal overwhelmingly rejects Beijing's South China Sea claims
AMSTERDAM/BEIJING (Reuters) - An arbitration court ruled on Tuesday that China has no historic title over the waters of the South China Sea and...
July 12, 2016 - 11:07am
July 5, 2016
China says wants peace after newspaper warns on South China Sea clash
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's government sought to downplay fears of conflict in the South China Sea after an influential state-run newspaper said...
July 5, 2016 - 9:45am
June 6, 2016
Taiwan 'won't recognize' any Chinese air defense zone over South China Sea
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's new defense minister said on Monday the island would not recognize any air defense zone declared by China over the...
June 6, 2016 - 11:10am
June 3, 2016
NATO's top soldier says Trump comments play into hands of Putin
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - NATO's top military officer, General Petr Pavel, denounced U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing...
June 3, 2016 - 12:01pm
May 31, 2016
China to 'pressure' U.S. on maritime issues, paper says
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will "pressure" the United States on maritime issues at talks in Beijing next week because of Chinese concern about...
May 31, 2016 - 11:12am
May 19, 2016
Pentagon: Chinese jets intercept U.S. military plane over South China Sea
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the...
May 19, 2016 - 11:51am
May 10, 2016
China scrambles fighters as U.S. warship sails near Chinese-claimed reef
BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China scrambled fighter jets on Tuesday as a U.S. navy ship sailed close to a disputed reef in the South China...
May 10, 2016 - 3:15pm