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United Kingdom to permanently deploy warships in Asian waters to counter China’s growing influence

The United Kingdom announced that it will permanently deploy two warships in Asian waters after its Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and escort ships sail to Japan in September through seas where China is contending with the United States and Japan. Plans for the high-profile visit by the carrier strike group come as the UK deepens […]

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Philippines deploys fighter aircrafts to look over 200 Chinese vessels in disputed Whitsun Reef

The Philippines deployed light fighter aircraft to fly over hundreds of Chinese vessels in disputed waters in the South China Sea, its defence minister said, as he repeated his demand immediate withdrawal. International concern is growing over what the Philippines has described as a “swarming and threatening presence” of more than 200 Chinese vessels that […]

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Philippines asks China to recall its 220 boat fleet floating off disputed reef in South China Sea

The Philippines have asked China to recall more than 200 boats that were spotted at a disputed reef claimed by both Manila and Beijing, describing their presence as a “clear provocative action.” Philippine government officials on Saturday said 220 Chinese vessels moored at the boomerang-shaped Whitsun Reef, which Manila calls the Julian Felipe Reef, close […]

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Philippines spots 220 Chinese military vessels at disputed reef in the South China Sea

Philippines has expressed concern after spotting hundreds of Chinese military vessels at a reef claimed by both countries in the South China Sea. A government task force overseeing the disputed region said late on Saturday that about 220 vessels, believed to be crewed by Chinese maritime militia personnel, were seen moored at the Whitsun Reef […]

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China test fires ‘aircraft carrier killer’ ballistic missiles into the South China Sea

China launched a series of ballistic missiles into the South China Sea this week, according to United States defense officials, part of a flurry of military exercises extending thousands of miles along the country’s coastline, escalating tensions over waterways. Beijing claims almost all of the vast South China Sea as its sovereign territory and has […]

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United States rejects China’s claims in South China Sea, escalating tensions

United States rejected China’s claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, drawing criticism from China which said the U.S. position raised tension in the region, highlighting an increasingly testy relationship. China offered no coherent legal basis for its ambitions in the South China Sea and for years has been using intimidation […]

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China’s indigenously built aircraft carrier deployed in South China Sea

China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier has entered into service following a commissioning ceremony at a South China Sea naval base. Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the ceremony in the southern island province of Hainan, inspecting equipment and guards onboard the new carrier, state media agency Xinhua reported. The new carrier, which has been named […]