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Chinese Claimed Airspace Outrages Far East Neighbours

What began two weeks ago as a unilateral declaration of an ‘Air Defense Identification Zone’ (ADIZ) east of the Chinese mainland coast, developed into...

China Rejects US Warning About South China Sea Disputes

Territorial disputes in the South China Sea escalate into US-China Rebut. Until now, the United States has adopted a public stance of relative neutrality in the disputes.

Singapore navy Tests Barak Missiles at the South China Sea

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) conducted a live-firing of the Rafael Barak anti-missile missile in the South China Sea yesterday, as part of the 18th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise which Singapore is conducting with the United States.

Pacific Isle Disputes Continue Unabated

China and the Philippines have engaged in several face-to-face encounters in the South China Sea, most recently in the Scarborough Shoals some 500 nautical miles north of Half Moon Shoal. The Chinese frigate grounded at the shoal since last friday has been linked to previous attempts to use intimidation to prevent Filipino fishing boats from entering the fishing grounds in the area.

Japan and China at Odds Over Disputed Islands Again

Last week, three Chinese naval vessels were sighted patrolling the waters around the Senkaku islands on two separate occasions, provocative events that drew two strongly-worded complaints from Tokyo. The three Chinese patrol ships were met by a Japanese Coast Guard vessel mirroring a Chinese/Philippine standoff over the Scarborough Shoals in the South China Sea

Philippines Seeks US Assistance in Strengthening its Military

The Philippines is asking the United States to assist in upgrading the Filipino military in light of the South China Sea standoff with China at Scarborough Shoal. Specifically, the Philippines needed naval patrol vessels, aircraft, advanced radar systems, and coastal surveillance facilities.