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US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

Destroyer moved near Scarborough Reef to ‘challenge excessive maritime claims’, says commander of Seventh FleetA US warship has sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world’s two biggest economies.The destroyer USS Preble carried out the operation on Sunday, a US military spokesman said. The busy waterway is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the US-China relationship, which als...
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U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world's two biggest economies. The U.S. destroyer Preble carried out the operation, a U.S. military spokesman told Reuters. "Preble sailed within 12 nautical miles of Scarborough Reef in order to challenge excessive maritime claims and preserve access to the waterways as governed by internatio...


Admiral: US hasn’t stepped up sea patrols to confront China

SINGAPORE (AP) — A top U.S. admiral said Wednesday the Navy has not stepped up maritime patrols to challenge China’s sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea but is maintaining a “consistent” presence in the disputed waters. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, addressing an international security conference in Singapore, sought to reassure […]
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Trump-China Trade Fight Unfolds as Deeper Conflict Takes Shape

China and the U.S. ended talks in Washington on Friday with no deal after President Donald Trump raised tariffs on more than $200 billion in goods from the country and China vowed to retaliate. The moves create new barriers between the world’s largest economies and further complicates a relationship which is increasingly strained over flashpoints that include trade, technology, Taiwan and the South China Sea. On Monday, two U.S. warships sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea, cha...
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Amid tensions, US challenges Chinese claims in South China Sea

Amid ongoing trade tensions with Beijing, the US Navy sailed two warships within 12 miles of two Chinese-claimed islands in the South China Sea on Monday, the Navy's 7th Fleet said.
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US warns Beijing's Arctic activity risks creating 'new South China Sea'

Secretary of state chides China’s ‘aggressive behaviour’Pompeo also accuses Russia of ‘provocative actions’The US plans to beef up its Arctic presence to keep Russia’s and China’s “aggressive behaviour” in check in the resource-rich region, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has warned“The region has become an arena of global power and competition” owing to vast reserves of oil, gas, minerals and fish stocks, Pompeo said in a speech in northern Finland. Continue reading...
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Amid trade tensions, US warships challenge Chinese claims in South China Sea

Amid ongoing trade tensions with Beijing, the US Navy sailed two warships within 12 miles of two Chinese-claimed islands in the South China Sea on Monday, the Navy's 7th Fleet said.
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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
Tags: News, China, Ap, Beijing, South China Sea


Just How Bad a South China Sea War Could Get

Thus, China began its war for the South China Sea.China’s claims of South China Sea (SCS) ownership are illegal, but Beijing’s hyper-nationalistic officials increasingly encourage its forces to attack U.S. Navy ships operating lawfully there.The People’s Republic of China (PRC) appears to be calling for war—a war it may well get. But it is a war that will not stay confined to that body of water, and a war that could ultimately end with regime change in Beijing.(This first appeared last month.)On...
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Indonesia detains Vietnamese fishermen after high seas clash

Indonesia has accused the Vietnamese coastguard of ramming one of its vessels to block the interception of a boat fishing illegally, as a senior minister announced a return to sinking foreign trawlers. The clash in the South China Sea at the weekend saw Jakarta summon Vietnam's ambassador on Monday, after the navy detained a dozen Vietnamese fishermen. "The actions taken by the Vietnamese coast guard ship endangered the lives of officers from both countries and is not in accordance with intern...
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Two US Navy warships sail through strategic Taiwan Strait, risking tension with China

The US military sent two navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday in a move that risks adding to tensions between China and the international community over access to the strategic waterway.  The increasing frequency of US navy voyages through the 112-mile sea passage that separates Taiwan from China has raised objections from Beijing but been welcomed in Taipei as a sign of support from the Trump administration against Chinese attempts to undermine the self-ruled democracy.  China is s...
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Two U.S. Navy warships sail through strategic Taiwan Strait

The voyage risks further raising tensions with China but will likely be viewed by self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support from the Trump administration amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing. Taiwan is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.-China relationship, which also include a trade war, U.S. sanctions and China's increasingly muscular military posture in the South China Sea, where the United States also conducts freedom-of-navigation patrols. "The ships' transit throu...
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Two US warships sail through Taiwan Strait in challenge to China

Destroyers William P Lawrence and Stethem transited through the waterway on Sunday as Pentagon ups the ante with BeijingThe US military has sent two navy warships through the Taiwan Strait as the Pentagon increases the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.Sunday’s voyage risks further raising tensions with China but will likely be viewed by self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support from the Trump administration amid growing friction between Taipei and B...
Tags: China, US, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, US military, Pentagon, Taipei, Trump, South China Sea, Taiwan Strait, Beijing Continue, Stethem, William P Lawrence


Russian warships arrive in the Philippines amid rising South China Sea tensions

Two Russian destroyers and a tanker have docked in the Philippines for a "goodwill visit" amid escalating tensions in the disputed South China Sea.
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Russian warships arrive in the Philippines as South China Sea tensions rise

Two Russian destroyers and a tanker have docked in the Philippines for a "goodwill visit" amid escalating tensions in the disputed South China Sea.
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Russian warships arrive in the Philippines amid rising South China Sea tensions

Two Russian destroyers and a tanker have docked in the Philippines for a "goodwill visit" amid escalating tensions in the disputed South China Sea.
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ABLC 2019 Round-up

If you missed ABLC last week or were so busy networking with others in the industry, we’ve got a quick round-up of the biggest ABLC news you don’t want to miss. ABLC 2019 kicked off on Wednesday with about 540 delegates in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of Agriculture building complete with secret service protection and escorts for some big-name super star speakers, with a pretty exciting vibe in the room. In ABLC terms, nothing moved up so dramatically this year as much as the numbers...
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Duterte threatens 'suicide mission' if Beijing oversteps in South China Sea

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to send his troops on a "suicide mission" if Beijing doesn't "lay off" a Manila-occupied island in the South China Sea.
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Duterte: few options in territorial disputes with China

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described his dilemma in dealing with a more powerful China in territorial disputes in the South China Sea, saying he has few options other than to order troops to “prepare for suicide missions” if a Philippine-occupied island comes under threat. Duterte reminded China in a speech […]
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Duterte threatens 'suicide mission' if Beijing oversteps in South China Sea

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to send his troops on a "suicide mission" if Beijing doesn't "lay off" a Manila-occupied island in the South China Sea.
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South China Sea: Duterte warns China of 'suicide missions' to protect disputed island

Philippine military warns that hundreds of Chinese vessels have ‘swarmed’ the Manila-held Pag-asa islandPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned Beijing to back off from a disputed island in the South China Sea, warning of “suicide missions” if China touches it.Duterte, aiming to attract trade and investment from China, has mostly withheld his early criticism of Beijing’s expansive claims to the sea – a point of regional contention because trillions of dollars of goods pass through it. Co...
Tags: China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Manila, South China Sea, Rodrigo Duterte, Duterte


South China Sea: Duterte warns Beijing of 'suicide missions' to protect disputed island

Philippine military warns that hundreds of Chinese vessels have ‘swarmed’ the Manila-held Pag-asa islandPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned Beijing to back off from a disputed island in the South China Sea, warning of “suicide missions” if China touches it.Duterte, aiming to attract trade and investment from China, has mostly withheld his early criticism of Beijing’s expansive claims to the sea – a point of regional contention because trillions of dollars of goods pass through it. Co...
Tags: China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Manila, South China Sea, Rodrigo Duterte, Duterte


Philippines' Duterte warns China to back off disputed island

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned Beijing to back off from a disputed island in the South China Sea, warning of possible military action if China "touches" it amid rising tensions over the key waterway. Duterte, aiming to attract trade and investment from the Asian superpower, has mostly withheld his early criticism of Beijing's expansive claims to the sea -- a point of regional contention because trillions of dollars of goods pass through it. "I will not plead or beg, but I am j...
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Philippines calls Chinese ships 'illegal' near disputed island

The Philippines on Thursday branded as "illegal" the recent presence of hundreds of Chinese ships near a disputed island in the South China Sea -- a rare public rebuke of Beijing by Manila, which has backed off their once tense territorial standoff. Control over the South China Sea is a point of regional contention because trillions of dollars of goods pass through it, and rich petroleum reserves are thought to sit deep beneath its waters. Under President Rodrigo Duterte, however, Manila has l...
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Philippines issues strongly worded rebuke vs China flotillas

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has protested the swarming of Chinese flotillas near islands and islets occupied by Filipinos in the disputed South China Sea and vowed to confront such actions by China’s fishermen or military with “appropriate action.” The Department of Foreign Affairs issued its rare public rebuke against the Chinese presence Thursday […]
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Philippines protests ‘swarming’ of Chinese boats near island

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has protested the presence of more than 200 Chinese vessels that were sighted from January to March near a Philippine-occupied island in the disputed South China Sea, officials said Monday. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said the Department of Foreign Affairs lodged the protest after the military monitored about 275 […]
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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
Tags: News, China, Ap, Beijing, South China Sea


Best hiking and camping in Hong Kong

Fewer than 200 years ago, what is now the mega-metropolis of Hong Kong was little more than a couple handfuls of fishing villages scattered around the base of mountainous islands. Today, the average tourist can be forgiven for focusing their attention on the Special Administrative Region’s sun-reflecting, monumental glass structures. Yet the intrepid traveler who can look beyond this mesmerizing, skyscraper-clad facade will be surprised to find that less than one-quarter of the SAR’s land ha...
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Ex-Philippine officials accuse Xi of crimes against humanity

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two former Philippine officials have filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity over his government’s assertive actions in the disputed South China Sea, which they say deprived thousands of fishermen of their livelihoods and destroyed the environment. Former Foreign Secretary Albert […]
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