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Updated 2:12 PM EST, Wed, Jan 29, 2020

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FONOPS

USS Carl Vinson Sails Close to Hainan on FONOPS Mission, Reveals US Navy

"We have operated here in the past, we're going to operate here in the future, we're going to continue to reassure our allies," he said.

International Ice Patrol Searches Atlantic For Icebergs

China Puts World's Biggest Offshore Oil Exploration Platform Into Service

China's Bluewhale I, dubbed as the world's largest and deepest-operating offshore oil exploration platform, has officially been put into service, China Central Television reported on Saturday.

On patrol

Duterte Declines Invitation to Visit US Aircraft Carrier; Sends Cabinet Members Instead

"We have a strong relationship with the U.S. on account of our Mutual Defense Treaty," said Lorenzana.

Waiting for more

China Promises to Build More Manmade Islands in South China Sea with Highest Ever Defense Budget

"This is a requirement for the defense of our national sovereignty and security."

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."

 The best

China Launches Snap Air and Sea Drills in Response to Taiwan’s Planned Drills

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said it monitored the joint drills, which took place outside the country's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).

Anti-China

Indonesian President Widodo Wants Joint Patrols of South China Sea with Australia

Widodo later said he would like to see joint patrols between the Indonesian navy and the Royal Australian Navy in the South China Sea.

Protected by SAMs

China Claims South China Sea is ‘Peaceful and Stable’

It is the first patrol of the South China Sea by a U.S. aircraft carrier since Donald Trump took office as U.S. president.

  Closer to war

Obama’s ‘Pivot to Asia’ Strategy Still Alive under Trump, Contends China

It did, however, note that Trump's security advisers are conservative, hawkish and lack experience in dealing with Asian affairs.

U.S. Navy Trains At Sea

China Conducts 'Counter Attack' Drills as US Aircraft Carrier Starts Routine Patrol

China carried out some "counter attack" exercises shortly after US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson began its 'routing' patrol operations in the South China Sea on Saturday.

Chinese warships conduct military exercises in east Indian Ocean.

Chinese Warship Flotilla Conduct Military Drill in Indian Ocean

A flotilla of Chinese warships carried out a drill in the Indian Ocean, a few days after the country finished its training exercise in the disputed South China Sea, state-run Xinhua News reported.

Coast guard officials from Philippines and China meet in Subic, Zambles for the second organizational meeting of the Joint Coast Guard Committee between Feb. 20 and 23, 2017.

China, Philippine Coast Guards to Establish Hotline Soon

China and the Philippines have agreed to establish a direct communication line between the two nations' coast guards, Commander Armand Balilo, spokesperson of the Philippine Coast Guard, said.

On patrol

US Aircraft Carrier Starts South China Sea 'Routine' Patrol Amid Beijing's Warning

US aircraft carrier strike USS Carl Vinson, with a fleet of supporting warships, started patrolling in the South China Sea despite growing tension with China over the disputed waterway.

Stealthy

H-20 Nuclear Strategic Bomber will Solve Maritime Crises Preventing China’s Ascent

The H-20 is "also of great realistic significance for countering nuclear blackmail from superpowers."

Replica missiles from the Akash Weapon System are displayed during the Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2009 in New Delhi, India.

India, Vietnam in Advanced Talks for Surface-to-Air Akash Missile Sale Amid China's Warning

India is in advanced talks to sell its short range surface-to-air missiles Akash to Vietnam, the head of a defense research agency said on Wednesday. The move, which would mark the first transfer of such weapon to the Southeast Asian nation, comes despite stern warning from China.

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