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  • 2 October 2018

    US Navy destroyer USS Decatur had a close encounter with a Chinese destroyer during a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea on Sunday. The unidentified Chinese destroyer came as close as 45 ft to USS Decatur in what was described as an “unsafe and unprofessional maneuver” by US Pacific Fleet Spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Tim […]

  • 1 July 2016

    A Taiwan Navy vessel fired a “carrier-killer” anti-ship missile towards China during an exercise on Friday morning. A Chin Chiang-class Taiwan Navy patrol boat fired the Hsiung Feng III missile which did not reach China but instead killed one fisherman and injured three more as it struck a fishing boat on its way down. The […]

  • 26 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence unveiled the long-awaited 2016 Australian Defence White Paper February 25. The plan is set to increase defence spending by AUS $29.9 billion (approx. US $21.5 billion) over the following ten years. A Defence Industry Policy Statement (DIPS) and a Defence Integrated Investment Program (IIP) were also released on the […]

  • 17 July 2017

    China has urged the U.S. to abide by the One-China after the U.S. Congress passed a bill which could see the U.S. Navy reestablish port calls between the US and Taiwanese navies. The $696 billion defense policy bill, passed on Friday, allows the US Defense Secretary to look into the feasibility of a renewed U.S. cooperation […]

  • 19 May 2016

    Two Chinese warplanes have forced a U.S. Navy maritime patrol airplane to descend a couple hundred feet to avoid collision on Tuesday, May 17, the Pentagon said. The J-11 jets performed “unsafe” maneuvers to intercept a U.S. EP-3 Aries aircraft flying over the contested South China Sea. The incident is the latest in a series of […]

  • 20 December 2016

    Pentagon’s press secretary confirmed that the People’s Liberation Army-Navy returned the U.S. Navy’s glider unmanned underwater vehicle near the location where it had been unlawfully seized on December 15. Chinese Navy vessel 510 returned returned the glider to USS Mustin (DDG 89) in international waters approximately 50 nautical miles northwest of Subic Bay. The seized UUV was deployed […]

  • 1 November 2016

    Australia is considering an Indonesian invitation for joint maritime patrols in the South China Sea, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Tuesday. According to Bishop, the option was discussed during last week’s meeting between her, Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne and Indonesian officials including Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu in Jakarta. “We have agreed to explore options to […]

  • 11 October 2017

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Chafee has become the latest US warship to carry out a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea. US defense officials said that the destroyer operated near the Paracel Islands on Tuesday. Known as Xisha in Chinese, the group of islands is also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam. […]

  • 11 May 2016

    China has blasted this week’s sail-by a U.S. Navy warship in the South China Sea, deeming it provocative and illegal. To remind, the USS William P. Lawrence destroyer on Tuesday, May 10, performed a freedom of navigation operation near the Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands. Responding to the operation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters during […]

  • 12 April 2017

    Filipino fishermen are once again allowed to fish in the contested waters off Scarborough Shoal under Chinese Coast Guard supervision, China’s foreign ministry spokeswoman confirmed during a regular press conference on Monday. China has given Filipino fishermen access to the waters, based on the “friendliness between China and the Philippines,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters. Another […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The People’s Liberation Army Navy announced it would hold gun-firing drills in the Bohai Strait and the Yellow Sea from September 10 – 13. As a result of this, commercial vessels will be prohibited from entering areas where the exercises are to be held, according to the Wilhelmsen Ships Service. More specifically, ships calling to Qingdao, […]

  • 4 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    China’s maritime safety administration on Sunday said it would hold military drills in and around the disputed South China Sea territories. Beijing plans to carry out exercises from July 5 to 11 in an area that stretches from the east of China’s Hainan Island all the way to the Paracels. Chinese naval vessels will thereby prohibit all […]

  • 23 May 2013

    The United States and China, by increasing their dialogue and engagement, can build a foundation of trust while fostering regional security and prosperity, the top U.S. commander in the region said yesterday.  “While competition between the United States and China is inevitable, conflict is not,” Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific […]

  • 15 January 2018

    Japan’s defense minister Itsunori Onodera has condemned China’s deployment of a PLA Navy submarine to the disputed Senkaku Islands. Onodera’s reaction came after a submarine of the Chinese Navy was detected by Japanese warships and aircraft as it sailed near the disputed islands on January 11. According to media reports, the submarine in question was […]

  • 27 August 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    China has reached a major milestone in development of inter-continental and Submarine launched missiles, New York Times said citing U.S. military and intelligence officials. Based on the statements of the said officials, the new generation of missiles is capable of carrying as many as 10 nuclear warheads and has advanced its range. The Dongfeng-41 ICBM, […]

  • 23 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) sailed close to an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, Reuters reported citing US officials. On March 23, 2018, the destroyer reportedly approached Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, a disputed area. The operation, called by the US Navy the freedom of navigation […]

  • 11 January 2017

    South Korea, Japan and Taiwan have all scrambled jets in the past 36 hours to intercept China’s military aircraft and the Liaoning aircraft carrier and its strike group as they returned from a training deployment to the South China Sea. Taiwan’s ministry of defense on Wednesday said that China’s aircraft carrier sailed through the Taiwan Strait […]

  • 24 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US defense department has decided to withdraw its invitation for China to take part in the upcoming large-scale exercise Rim of the Pacific in Hawaii. This was announced by Pentagon spokesman Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Logan who said the decision was part of the US response to China’s actions in the South China Sea […]

  • 5 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction works on China’s third aircraft carrier started at a Shangai shipyard in 2017, the South China Morning Post reported citing sources. The construction start closely follows the launch of the country’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A Shandong, which took place in Dalian in April 2017. Unlike the Type 001A, which draws upon […]

  • 19 July 2016

    China will not halt construction activities on the Nansha islands, Chinese PLA Navy Commander Wu Shengli said Monday during a meeting with his U.S. counterpart Admiral John Richardson. “We will never stop our construction on the Nansha Islands halfway… the Nansha Islands are China’s inherent territory, and our necessary construction on the islands is reasonable, justified and […]

  • 28 May 2018

    A US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and a Ticonderoga-class cruiser sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China in a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) on May 27. USS Higgins (DDG-76) and USS Antietam (CG-54) sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Islands, which are controlled by China. Referred to as Xisha Islands in Chinese, the […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, started blue water drills on Saturday, heading towards the West Pacific with a carrier task group. Chinese state media reported that this was the carrier’s first “distant seas” deployment. According to China’s Xinhua news agency, the Liaoning and other ships from the formation held a live-fire drill in the Bohai […]

  • 18 August 2011

      Japan’s defense ministry addressed to Chinese counterparts with request to explain the Chinese Navy’s need for aircraft carriers, reports Defense News. “As an aircraft carrier, it is of a highly maneuverable and offensive nature. We want China to explain the reasons why it needs it”, said Japanese defense minister Toshimi Kitazawa. As for Tokyo, […]

  • 3 May 2016

    Australia and China have joined 16 other ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) nations participating in an ASEAN-hosted exercise. The regional maritime security and counter-terrorism exercise is being held in Brunei and Singapore from May 2 – 12, 2016. Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne said Australian Special Forces; Navy ships HMAS Anzac and HMAS Bathurst; and headquarters […]

  • 25 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Chinese Navy has received a new-generation indigenously-built guided missile frigate, the People’s Liberation Army official news site said yesterday, February 24. The new 140-meter long and 16-meter wide vessel was named Xiangtan, after a city in the Chinese Hunan Province. The report further said said that the new ship has strong remote surveillance and anti-aircraft […]

  • 1 June 2016

    Maps discovered at Yale University are posing a new challenge to China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. Dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries the maps show that neither Spratly nor Paracel islands, both claimed by Vietnam, belonged to China, Vietnamese Tuoi Tree News reported on Sunday. According to the news site, Vietnamese historian Dr. […]

  • 28 March 2013

    Last week, Vietnam accused China of opening fire on a fishing boat, burning down its cabin, in the disputed South China Sea on March 20, Reuters reports. The Vietnamese Government characterized the incident as “very serious”, urging China to reprimand those responsible. On the other hand, the Chinese navy said that the attack on Vietnamese […]

  • 30 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Launching of China’s largest state of the art patrol vessel, Haixun 01, was held on July 28, in Hubei province, marking the country’s push forward to modernization of its surveillance fleet, China daily reports. The 128.6 meter long vessel weighs 5,418 tons and it can develop 37 km per hour speed. It was built by […]

  • 11 August 2017

    The sail-by of a US Navy destroyer near one of China’s artificial islands built in the South China Sea “violated Chinese laws and international law and severely undermined China’s sovereignty and security”, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson told media during a press conference on August 11. Spokesperson Geng Shuang was responding to questions related to […]