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  • US becoming driver of militarization in South China Sea: Senior China diplomat Sep 09, 2020 09:57 PM IST

    US becoming driver of militarization in South China Sea: Senior China diplomat

    Wang said China is willing to communicate and have dialogue with the United States in order to achieve cooperation.

  • Disregarding Chinese objection, Indian Navy stealthily deploys warship in South China Sea Aug 30, 2020 10:57 PM IST

    Disregarding Chinese objection, Indian Navy stealthily deploys warship in South China Sea

    The Chinese have been objecting to the presence of the Indian Navy ships in the South China Sea, where it has significantly expanded its fleet since 2009 by building artificial islands and increasing military presence

  • US blacklists Chinese individuals, firms for South China Sea work Aug 26, 2020 07:04 PM IST

    US blacklists Chinese individuals, firms for South China Sea work

    "Since 2013, the PRC has used its state-owned enterprises to dredge and reclaim more than 3,000 acres on disputed features in the South China Sea, destabilizing the region, trampling on the sovereign rights of its neighbors, and causing untold environmental devastation," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

  • China says US accusations on South China Sea are 'unjustified' Jul 14, 2020 07:16 AM IST

    China says US accusations on South China Sea are 'unjustified'

    "The United States is not a country directly involved in the disputes. However, it has kept interfering in the issue," the Chinese Embassy in the United States said in statement published on its website.

  • US rejects China's claims in South China Sea, adding to tensions Jul 14, 2020 06:58 AM IST

    US rejects China's claims in South China Sea, adding to tensions

    China has offered no coherent legal basis for its ambitions in the South China Sea and for years has been using intimidation against other Southeast Asian coastal states, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

  • US military to stand with India in conflict with China, indicates White House official Jul 07, 2020 12:00 PM IST

    US military to stand with India in conflict with China, indicates White House official

    "The message is clear. We're not going to stand by and let China or anyone else take the reins in terms of being the most powerful, dominant force, whether it's in that region or over here,” White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told Fox News on Monday.

  • China says US sent ships to South China Sea to flex its muscles Jul 06, 2020 01:45 PM IST

    China says US sent ships to South China Sea to flex its muscles

    Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the comments during a daily press briefing in Beijing in response to a question about two US aircraft carriers conducting operations and exercises in South China Sea.

  • US sends carriers to South China Sea during Chinese drills Jul 04, 2020 12:31 PM IST

    US sends carriers to South China Sea during Chinese drills

    China and the United States have accused each other of stoking tension in the strategic waterway at a time of strained relations over everything from the new coronavirus to trade to Hong Kong.

  • Philippines warns China of 'severest response' over drills Jul 03, 2020 05:40 PM IST

    Philippines warns China of 'severest response' over drills

    Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr said China's People's Liberation Army has been staging exercises off the Paracel Islands since July 1 and Chinese maritime officials have prohibited all vessels from navigating within the area of the maneuvers.

  • How prepared is India to strike and wound China where it hurts the most? Jun 09, 2020 09:55 AM IST

    How prepared is India to strike and wound China where it hurts the most?

    China’s aggression in 1962, leading to war, is only notionally over; it continues by other means, most notably repeated incursions across the Line of Actual Control

  • India-Nepal ties | New Delhi must rejig and strengthen its neighbourhood first policy May 22, 2020 12:50 PM IST

    India-Nepal ties | New Delhi must rejig and strengthen its neighbourhood first policy

    The current Kalapani border dispute is only incidental in a greater design to destabilise New Delhi's ties with its neighbours

  • China urges US to “stop flexing muscles” in South China Sea Nov 18, 2019 09:12 AM IST

    China urges US to “stop flexing muscles” in South China Sea

    A spokesman for the Chinese ministry of defense told reporters in Bangkok that Beijing wants the US to halt what he called “provocations” in the South China Sea.

  • South China Sea | India’s short-sighted stand will damage its credibility in Southeast Asia Aug 08, 2019 01:09 PM IST

    South China Sea | India’s short-sighted stand will damage its credibility in Southeast Asia

    India’s silence on developments in the South China Sea is highly unlikely to win it a lasting friendship with China but has the potential to do it some lasting damage.

  • US carrier sails into disputed waters amid new flare-ups Aug 06, 2019 09:10 PM IST

    US carrier sails into disputed waters amid new flare-ups

    he nuclear-powered carrier, carrying about 70 supersonic F/A-18 jets, spy planes and helicopters, was en route Manila for a port visit.

  • US, Japan, India and Philippines challenge Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea May 09, 2019 09:16 PM IST

    US, Japan, India and Philippines challenge Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea

    Japan sent one of its two big aircraft carriers, the Izumo, while India deployed a destroyer, the INS Kolkata, and a tanker, the INS Shakti.

  • US, Britain conduct first joint naval drills in contested South China Sea Jan 16, 2019 02:04 PM IST

    US, Britain conduct first joint naval drills in contested South China Sea

    The exercise comes after another British warship, the 22,000 ton HMS Albion, sailed close to the Paracel island chain claimed by China in the South China Sea in August.

  • Mike Pence says South China Sea doesn't belong to any one nation Nov 16, 2018 09:57 AM IST

    Mike Pence says South China Sea doesn't belong to any one nation

    The United States has conducted a series of "freedom of navigation" exercises in the contested South China Sea, angering Beijing, which says the moves threaten its sovereignty.

  • US remains highly concerned with continued militarisation of South China Sea: Jim Mattis Oct 16, 2018 01:20 PM IST

    US remains highly concerned with continued militarisation of South China Sea: Jim Mattis

    China is engaged in hotly contested territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and with Japan in the East China Sea.

  • Japan conducts first submarine drill in disputed South China Sea: Report Sep 17, 2018 03:50 PM IST

    Japan conducts first submarine drill in disputed South China Sea: Report

    Submarine Kuroshio on Thursday joined three Japanese warships in waters just southwest of the China-controlled Scarborough Shoal, the Asahi Shimbun said.

  • ASEAN, China agree 'milestone' text as basis for South China Sea talks Aug 02, 2018 02:36 PM IST

    ASEAN, China agree 'milestone' text as basis for South China Sea talks

    A number of the members of the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) and China have overlapping claims to islands in the sea, one of the world's busiest waterways. For years they have been discussing an agreement to prevent escalation.

  • Using satellites to count buildings in South China Sea Jun 01, 2018 09:44 AM IST

    Using satellites to count buildings in South China Sea

    During a six-week period, Earthrise digitally scrutinized hundreds of images dating back to 2014 when China started rapidly building up those islands.

  • US to keep confronting Beijing in South China Sea: Jim Mattis May 30, 2018 08:14 AM IST

    US to keep confronting Beijing in South China Sea: Jim Mattis

    "You'll notice there's only one country that seems to take active steps to rebuff (such operations) or state their resentment of them, but it's international waters and a lot of nations want to see freedom of navigation, so we will continue that," Mattis told reporters as he flew to Hawaii.

  • ASEAN leaders want India to be more pro-active in Indo-Pacific region Jan 27, 2018 09:56 AM IST

    ASEAN leaders want India to be more pro-active in Indo-Pacific region

    The desire by the ASEAN countries for a greater role by India in the Indo-Pacific region assumes significance in the wake of rising tensions between China and a number of countries of the grouping over the South China Sea dispute.

  • China objects to Vietnam's call for Indian investment in SCS Jan 11, 2018 02:20 PM IST

    China objects to Vietnam's call for Indian investment in SCS

    Vietnam's Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh on Tuesday had told an Indian news channel that his country would welcome Indian investments in the South China Sea.

  • China, Philippines agree to avoid force in South China Sea dispute Nov 16, 2017 12:32 PM IST

    China, Philippines agree to avoid force in South China Sea dispute

    China and the Philippines have long sparred over the South China Sea, but relations have improved considerably under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

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