Showing posts with label Spratly Islands. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spratly Islands. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Philippines sends troops, supplies to disputed island

The Philippines says it has started transporting troops and supplies to a disputed island in the South China Sea in preparation for construction work that includes reinforcing and lengthening an airstrip and building a dock.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Duterte orders troops to occupy South China Sea reefs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered troops to occupy and fortify all Philippine-held islands in the disputed South China Sea to assert its claims amid what he says is a race to control territory.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

China Conducts More Test Flights at New Airfield in South China Sea

China has conducted several successful test flights at a newly-built airfield in the South China Sea on Wednesday.

Two civilian aircraft took off from the Meilan Airport of Haikou, capital of Hainan Province and landed at the airfield on Yongshu Jiao in the Nansha Islands. They flew back to Haikou on Wednesday afternoon.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Test flight to S China Sea airport falls within sovereignty (Chinese FM)

China conducted a test flight to a new airport on Yongshu Jiao of Nansha Islands with a civil aircraft in order to test whether or not the facilities on it meet the standards for civil aviation, which falls completely within China’s sovereignty, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Saturday.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Japanese Plan for South China Sea Foray Meets With Chinese Warning

After Japan offered to dispatch its Self-Defense Forces to the South China Sea in a discussion with the US, China responded by warning that it will be on high alert for Japanese military intervention there.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

US actions in South China Sea may escalate tensions — (Indonesian defense minister)

The parties to the territorial dispute in the South China Sea should refrain from steps that escalate tensions, Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said on Tuesday.

China to respond toughly to provocations in South China Sea — (Foreign Ministry)

China will respond toughly to deliberate provocations by any country in the South China Sea, the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Tuesday. She thus commented on the statement of the Pentagon spokesman that the US Navy would be patrolling the area in the South China Sea near the disputed islands in spite of protests from Beijing.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

US Navy Will Continue Operations in South China Sea - (Ashton Carter)

The US Navy did send its destroyer within the 12-mile limit of a disputed island in the South China Sea and it will carry out more operations of the same kind in coming months, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday.

China lodges protest with US on warship patrol in South China Sea

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday expressed "strong discontent" and "resolute opposition" over a U.S. warship patrol near Zhubi Reef, which is part of China's Nansha Islands in the South China Sea.

China warns US against making trouble in South China Sea

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned the US not to "make trouble out of nothing" in the South China Sea on Tuesday.

US Sends Ship Near Chinese Artificial Islands

A U.S. Navy warship sailed near one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea Tuesday in a challenge to China's territorial claims in the area.

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