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U.S. Navy conducts operation near disputed South China islands

U.S. Navy conducts operation near disputed South China islands

A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Tuesday, three U.S. officials told Reuters, prompting anger in Beijing, even as...

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China military criticises ‘wrong’ U.S. moves on Taiwan, South China Sea

The “wrong” actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large,...

U.S. Navy destroyer

U.S. Destroyer challenges China’s claims in South China Sea

A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a “freedom of navigation operation” on Thursday, within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South...

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang

China asks Vietnam, Repsol to halt oil drilling South China Sea

China’s Foreign Ministry has called for a halt to oil drilling in a disputed part of the South China Sea, where Spanish oil company Repsol had been operating in...

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US Navy destroyer challenges territorial claims in South China Sea

A U.S. Navy warship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam on Sunday in an operation meant to challenge the...

U.S. to test Beijing’s South China Sea claims

U.S. to test Beijing’s South China Sea claims

The U.S. Navy will still challenge claims by nations like China to exclusive access in the South China Sea, Pacific Fleet Commander Scott Swift said, insisting a hiatus...

Is Beijing outflanking United States in South China Sea?

By Peter Apps For much of the last week, the U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson has been patrolling the South China Sea. It is just the kind of display of Washington’s...