Australia risks being dragged into South China Sea war as region ‘under threat’ from Xi | World | News

Australia has called for a calming of tensions in the South China Sea as fears continue to mount that China may spark a war over Taiwan. Along with the US and Japan, Australian foreign minister Penny Wong called on Beijing to “immediately cease” military exercises around Taiwan. Taiwan’s foreign minister has said the Chinese drills off his nation’s shores show Beijing is “preparing for the invasion of Taiwan”. Beijing, which views the democratic island nation as a Chinese province, sent warships and aircraft across the median line of the Taiwan…

China-Taiwan news: Taiwan says China used 66 planes and 14 warships in Sunday’s drills – live | Taiwan

Taiwan says China used 66 planes and 14 warships in Sunday’s drills Taiwan’s defence ministry said it had detected 66 Chinese air force planes and 14 Chinese warships conducting activities in and around the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, Reuters reports. Thursday’s drills involved the live firing of 11 missiles. On Friday, 68 Chinese planes were reported making approaches, with 49 entering what Taiwan’s considers it air defence identification zone. Taiwan’s defence ministry said 14 ships and 20 planes were active on Saturday, with 14 crossing the “median line” which has…

ASEAN News LIVE Updates: ASEAN raises concern over China’s land reclamations in South China Sea

ASEAN News Updates: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has raised concern over China’s land reclamations activities in the South China Sea. “We discussed the situation in the South China Sea, during which concerns were expressed by some Ministers on the land reclamations, activities, serious incidents in the area, including damage to the marine environment, which have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions, and may undermine peace, security, and stability in the region,” ASEAN joint statement said. Show more Show less !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Delhi…

World News | ASEAN Raises Concern over China’s Land Reclamations in South China Sea

Phnom Penh [Cambodia], August 5 (ANI): The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has raised concern over China’s land reclamations activities in the South China Sea. “We discussed the situation in the South China Sea, during which concerns were expressed by some Ministers on the land reclamations, activities, serious incidents in the area, including damage to the marine environment, which have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions, and may undermine peace, security, and stability in the region,” ASEAN joint statement said. Also Read | Israel Strikes on Gaza Kill 4,…

DVIDS – News – Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Native serves aboard USS Chancellorsville while conducting operations in the South China Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA – A Rio Rancho, New Mexico., native and 2020 Cleveland High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62). Seaman Fernando LopezAvalos is a Master-at-Arms, or MA, serving aboard Chancellorsville, forward-deployed to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. Master-at-Arms are usually appointed to carry out or supervise police duties on a ship or naval base. However, LopezAvalos wasn’t always a MA aboard Chancellorsville. He started off as an undesignated seaman and worked with the Chancellorsville Electrician Mate’s…

Moment to take India’s stand against Beijing in US-China face-off over TaiwanSEXI News

New Delhi: China’s response has been dominated by talks surrounding United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, but the region itself has been marred by the two powers and their struggle for dominance. India, which wants to be a serious player in the Indo-Pacific region, should take a stand, says Harsh V Pant, professor of international relations at King’s College. What matters, as Pant points out, is that India is “waging a war on the border with China… (so) how can you be non-aligned? The options…

US, Indonesia hold joint military drills amid China’s concerns | Military News

More than 5,000 soldiers from Indonesia, the United States and other countries have begun joint combat exercises on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, signalling stronger ties amid growing maritime activity by China in the Indo-Pacific region. The annual military training, known as Garuda Shield, has been taking place since 2009. But this year sees the participation of several other countries, including Australia and Japan, making it the largest ever. The joint exercises, which began on Wednesday, are designed to strengthen interoperability, capability, trust and cooperation in support of a free…

In graphics: The Taiwan-China conflict | News | DW

China and Taiwan were trading stark warnings about potential military action ahead of the visit of United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taipei on Tuesday. Beijing has threatened to respond to Pelosi’s visit, which it sees as undermining the official US “One China” policy, which recognizes the People’s Republic of China as the sole Chinese government, but allows informal relations and defense support for Taiwan. Deep divisions between the two date back to the Chinese civil war, and Beijing still regards Taiwan as part of its territory. In terms of military strength, Taiwan…

Chinese Army Begins Drills in South China Sea – World news

“From 00:00 on August 2 (7:00 p.m. on Monday Moscow time) until 24:00 on August 6 (7:00 p.m. Moscow time), military exercises will be conducted in part of the South China Sea,” the agency said in a statement. Entry into the specified area, the coordinates of which are listed on the website, is prohibited, the document says. As the agency notes, the People’s Liberation Army is also holding drills in Dalian (Liaoning Province, Northeast China), in the northern part of the Bohai Bay with live firing. The entrance to the…

China’s Aircraft Carriers Are Sailing Through East China Sea | News

The possible visit to Taiwan this Tuesday by US Congress President Nancy Pelosi has generated a notorious military deployment in the Strait of Formosa. Two Chinese Navy aircraft carriers are off their bases and sailing through the East China Sea. RELATED: China Assumes UN Security Council Presidency for August The aircraft carrier Liaoning left its base in the port of Qingdao on Sunday, while the Shandong set sail from the port of Sanya on Monday accompanied by an amphibious assault ship. One of the Shandong officers said the carrier was conducting…