Tag: South China Sea

Taiwan scrambles jets, navy as China aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait | Reuters

Taiwan scrambled jets and navy ships on Wednesday as a group of Chinese warships led by China’s sole aircraft carrier sailed north through the Taiwan Strait, the latest sign of heightened tensions between Beijing and the self-ruled Taiwan.The Soviet-built Liaoning aircraft carrier, returning from exercises in the South China Sea, was not trespassing in Taiwan’s […]

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CHINESE CARRIER CARRIES OUT FIGHTER DRILLS ON OPEN SEAS – Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — China’s military says its first aircraft carrier group has carried out a series of fighter launch, recovery and air combat exercises in the Yellow Sea ahead of a scheduled voyage farther afield. The Defense Ministry announced late Friday that the Liaoning carrier group conducted the drills in the Yellow Sea in recent […]

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US, China plan joint military drills – CNNPolitics.com

(CNN)China and the US will hold joint military drills in November, officials from both countries announced Thursday.The drills, focusing on disaster relief, will take place in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, and include 134 military personnel from China’s People’s Liberation Army and 89 members of the US military, China’s military spokesperson, Wu Qian, said at a […]

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U.S. warship challenges China’s claims in South China Sea – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. navy warship sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, U.S. officials said. The guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur challenged “excessive maritime claims” near the Paracel […]

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China, Russia set to stage military drills in S. China Sea

China and Russia were to start war games in the South China Sea on Monday, Beijing’s defence ministry said, in a show of force after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant’s extensive claims in the area. The eight-day joint drills will include exercises on “seizing and controlling” islands and shoals, Chinese navy spokesman Liang […]

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