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SOUTH CHINA SEA — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in the South China Sea for multinational training which concluded March 15. The training was designed to address common maritime security priorities and concerns, enhance interoperability and communication, and develop mutually-beneficial relationships, as well as promote navigational freedom in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. The operations were designed to increase collective ability to maintain maritime security and readiness and respond to any…

Pacific powers show unity on Russia, China at NATO meeting: a sign of things to come?

SYDNEY: The results of China’s bullying and unwillingness to accept international law — except when it suits the PRC’s interests — came into sharp focus last week as NATO and four of the most powerful Indo-Pacific countries joined hands at the alliance’s Madrid summit. And yet, a growing Pacific focus did not come out of nowhere for the European alliance. While it was the first time the alliance included President Xi Jinping’s country in its Strategic Concept, China has been mentioned as a major strategic factor for the European alliance…

US-led Pacific naval drill launched amid rising China tensions – Asia and Pacific

Kyodo News Tokyo, Japan   ●   Sun, July 3, 2022 2022-07-03 16:55 0 53ea05b5fe2e13733519dbf4e3374de3 2 Asia and Pacific China,US,geopolitics,Joe-Biden,Xi-Jinping,military-excercise,Japan,Asia-Pacific Free A major multinational naval exercise led by the US Navy has been launched in the Pacific with 25 other nations participating amid growing US-China tensions. US allies in the Indo-Pacific region including Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines are participating in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise, regarded as the world’s biggest naval training starting from Wednesday, according to the US Navy. The exercise, known…

Dozens missing in shipwreck during South China Sea typhoon – Asia and Pacific

AFP Hong Kong, China   ●   Sun, July 3, 2022 2022-07-03 13:10 0 76b99ae81be4b2e052851b8c969ee02d 2 Asia and Pacific China,South-China-Sea,typhoon,natural-disaster,evacuation Free More than two dozen crew members are unaccounted for after their ship broke into two during a typhoon in the South China Sea on Saturday, with rescuers scrambling to find them, officials say. An engineering vessel that was 160 nautical miles southwest of Hong Kong “suffered substantial damage and broke into two pieces” and the 30-member crew abandoned ship, according to the Hong Kong Government Flying Service. Three people…

Why China Is Trying to Gain Control in the Pacific

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has toured the Pacific islands seeking security deals with them. His aim was to boost Beijing’s presence in the region, says foreign policy expert Alexander Görlach. In this op-ed, Görlach analyzes why China’s moves are worrying so many different nations. Loading Something is loading. This is an edited, translated version of an op-ed that originally appeared on May 31, 2022. Under President Xi Jinping, evidence of the Uighur genocide has brought China heavy criticism. In Hong Kong, China has deployed an extreme hard-liner who, as one…

China in the South Pacific – Latest News – The Nation

The US compulsion to contain and manage the phenomenal rise of China is getting starker, grimmer and more urgent by the day. US efforts to circumscribe its sphere of influence and concomitant strategic reach across the globe appear to be floundering. China, on the other hand, riding high on its rampaging BRI, has effectively moved across Eurasia into Western Europe, is well established in the SCAR (BRI-CPEC) and is making substantial ingresses into the GMER and Africa. Now, it seems to be out-maneuvering US efforts to encircle and confine it…

China to further increase tensions in Pacific: reports

ASEAN BATTLEGROUND: Japan and Australia could be drawn into Pacific tensions as China sets its sights on the Diaoyutai Islands and further beyond the first island chain By Wu Su-wei and Kayleigh Madjar / Staff reporter, with staff writer Tensions between China and the US in the Indo-Pacific region are expected to intensify, the National Security Bureau and Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, recommending that Taiwan continue to emphasize its shared values and interests to encourage resistance to Chinese aggression. US commitments in the Indo-Pacific region are expected to continue…

China Scores a Victory In the New Battle of the South Pacific

My first command as a US Navy captain was leading a squadron of warships in the western Pacific in the late 1990s. It included a flagship cruiser, the Valley Forge, a Spruance-class destroyer, two frigates (one Canadian) and three brand-new Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers. Destroyer Squadron 21 had been formed in 1943 and nicknamed “The Rampant Lions” (as commodore, I was jocularly called the “Lion King”). It had a strong combat record, and was honored with the motto “Solomons Onward,” recognizing the desperate fighting near Guadalcanal in the British protectorate…

Pompeo: China continues to roll Biden’s America, as CCP reaches deal with key Pacific archipelago

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! China continues to ignore the United States as it militarizes its geographic zone, while continuing to treat Biden personnel as subjects to be lectured, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday. On “The Ingraham Angle,” host Laura Ingraham pointed out how Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin appeared to get nothing out of his communication with Chinese defense officials Thursday. Reading between the lines, Ingraham said, it appeared Austin’s call was the latest example of China hectoring the Biden administration and ignoring its…