Updates from the South China Sea: Philippine vessel rammed, Chinese fighters deployed and Code of Conduct making “good progress.”
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U.S. and China exchange criticism over the South China Sea at Shangri-La Dialogue, U.S. to sell surveillance drones to four allies and Japan to purchase F-35s.
The U.S. and partners conduct repeated exercises in the South China Sea, the Philippines high court demands that Rodrigo Duterte protect Philippine reef claims and Singapore hosts the Asia-Pacific’s largest maritime defense conference.
Chronic tensions flare in the South China Sea, the Chinese Navy hosts a parade and a Chinese captain presents his fix to FONOPs.
Japan is taking steps to modernize its military in the face of an increasingly unpredictable security environment.
Water Wars: Pence Accuses China of Domestic Interference and Warships Have Close-Call in South China Sea
Relations between the U.S. and China chill as VP Pence accuses China of domestic interference, as tensions in the South China Sea remain high following a near-collision of warships.
The United States announces new funding for its partners in Asia, while China keeps an eye on the South China Sea and the U.S. Department of Defense keeps an eye on China.
Meanwhile, live-fire missile exercises loudly crash target vessels to the bottom of the sea.
For the first time, China publicly lands strategic bombers on a base in the South China Sea, representing a significant escalation of its force-projection capabilities.
Last week, ASEAN and China took a step forward in their long quest for a Code of Conduct on the South China Sea, while the People’s Liberation Army flexed its muscles on its 90th anniversary.