CHINA TOPIX

Updated 4:59 PM EDT, Fri, Oct 11, 2019

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Freedom of Navigation

Wang underscored that China values the importance of freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.

China Vows to Ensure Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea

There is no need to gloss over the issue of freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, as there is "much ado about nothing."

China Remains Top US Surveillance Target in Asia-Pacific

China is Top US Surveillance Target in Asia-Pacific

The US military conducted more than 700 naval patrols in the South China Sea region in 2015, threatening China's sovereignty and making it the most "targeted" nation by Washington in terms of surveillance activities, Chinese government analysts said on Friday.

Australia, Indonesia Conduct Joint Patrols in Contested South China Sea

Australia, Indonesia Conduct Joint Patrols in Contested South China Sea

Invoking the 'freedom of navigation' principle. Australia has accepted Indonesia's request for joint naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea.

Japan and the US

Japan to Increase South China Sea Patrols with US and Asian Allies

Japan will conduct bilateral and multilateral exercises with regional navies such as the Vietnam People's Navy and the Philippine Navy.

US Military Forces to Stay in Disputed South China Sea--President Barack Obama

US Military Forces to Stay in Disputed South China Sea: US President Obama

United States President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the US is not about to leave the disputed South China Sea despite warnings from China. Obama said the presence of the US military in the area is aimed at upholding the navigation rights of other nations in the disputed area, adding that they would be there for as long as international law allows.

China Warns US to Stay Out of South China Sea or Face 'Disaster'

China Warns US Navy to Stay out of South China Sea or Face 'Disaster'

China warned foreign navies, specifically the United States', on Monday against conducting freedom of navigation operations in the disputed South China Sea saying such patrols could end in "disaster."

Hague Court Ruling: China to Sever Bilateral Ties with Australia Over Freedom of Navigation Patrols in the South China Sea

China to Sever Bilateral Ties With Australia Over Freedom of Navigation Patrols in the South China Sea

China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday warned Australia that Beijing would sever bilateral relations with Canberra if it continues to conduct freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea.

France Criticizes China, Calls on European Navies to Conduct Patrols in the Disputed South China Sea

France Criticizes China, Calls on European Navies to Conduct Patrols in the Disputed South China Sea

European countries have jumped into the South China Sea fray as France called for more European naval patrols in the international waterway, invoking the international principle of freedom of navigation and upholding the law of the seas.

International Community Awaits China's Response to Arbitration Court Ruling on South China Sea

International Community Awaits China's Response to Arbitration Court Ruling on South China Sea

All eyes are on China as the ruling on the South China Sea by The Hague's arbitration court is expected in the coming weeks. The Philippines filed the territorial case against Beijing in the international court.

South China Sea

China Angry Over U.S. 'Freedom of Navigation' Operations in South China Sea

China slammed a Pentagon report on Tuesday that said the United States military conducted freedom of navigation operations against 13 countries last year including China.

US to be Upfront With China At Nuclear Security Summit

US to be Upfront With China at Nuclear Security Summit

The Obama administration has said that it will not hide differences with China on maritime and cybersecurity issues saying it will be upfront when discussing these raging matters at the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit

Beijing Questions US-Philippine Military Bases Deal

Beijing Questions US-Philippine Military Bases Deal

"I also want to point out that recently, the US military likes to talk about the so-called militarization of the South China Sea."

US General Urges Other Nations to Exercise the Right to Fly and Sail in South China Sea Despite China's Protests

US General Urges Other Nations to Exercise the Right to Fly and Sail in South China Sea Despite China's Protests

A top US General has urged other countries to exercise their right to fly over and sail in the disputed South China Sea, or stand to lose these rights in the region altogether.

US Navy Dispatches Carrier Strike Group in the Disputed South China Sea

US Navy Dispatches Carrier Strike Group to Disputed South China Sea

In a show of military force in the disputed South China Sea, the US Navy has dispatched a carrier strike group (CSG) to the disputed international waterway amid rising tensions in the region as Beijing and Washington exchange accusations of militarizing the region.

Joint Naval Exercises

Japan to Join US-India Naval Drills in Philippine Sea

The naval forces of the United States, Japan and India will conduct joint exercises this year in waters just north of the Philippines, a move which analysts say is likely to draw China's muted but watchful attention amid tensions over competing claims in the region.

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