About: South China Sea

EU-China 26-04-2021

EU blames China for endangering peace in South China Sea

The European Union called out China on Saturday (24 April) for endangering peace in the South China Sea and urged all parties to abide by a 2016 tribunal ruling which rejected most of China's claim to sovereignty in the sea, but which Beijing has rejected.
China 19-04-2021

Beijing huddles with autocratic friends, seeks to fracture US-led ‘clique’

China is shoring up ties with autocratic partners like Russia and Iran, as well as economically dependent regional countries, while using sanctions and threats to try to fracture the alliances the United States is building against it.
China 19-03-2021

Top US, Chinese diplomats clash at start of first talks of Biden presidency

The first high-level US-China talks of the Biden administration got off to a fiery start on Thursday (18 March), with both sides leveling sharp rebukes of the others’ policies in a rare display that underscored the level of bilateral tension.
China 17-03-2021

Blinken says China is acting aggressively and repressively in Asia

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday (17 March) that China was acting aggressively and repressively, citing its actions in the East and South China Seas where it has territorial disputes with Japan and other Asian nations.
Global Europe 11-03-2021

Biden aides to hold first talks with ‘top threat’ China in Alaska

US President Joe Biden's top aides will hold their first talks with China next week in Alaska, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowing to seek "tangible" action on concerns with the nation he calls the top threat.
China 04-03-2021

US hails German plan to send warship in China Sea

The United States on Wednesday (3 March) hailed plans by NATO ally Germany to sail a warship across the contested South China Sea, calling it welcome support for a "rules-based international order" in the region.
China 02-02-2021

Top Chinese diplomat calls for China, US to mend relations

China’s top diplomat called on Tuesday (2 February) for Beijing and Washington to put relations back on a predictable and constructive path, saying the United States should stop meddling in China’s internal affairs, like Hong Kong and Tibet.
Global Europe 25-01-2021

South China Sea tension flares again as Biden takes charge

A US aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the South China Sea over the weekend to promote “freedom of the seas” at a time of US concern about China-Taiwan tensions and Beijing asserting its maritime agenda.
Global Europe 23-10-2020

Xi invokes Chinese military might with US in mind

President Xi Jinping issued a sharp warning Friday (23 October) to potential "invaders" of Beijing's military resolve, speaking on the 70th anniversary of his nation's entry into the Korean War, the only time Chinese forces have fought US rivals.
China 20-10-2020

Sources: Indonesia rejected US request to host spy planes

Indonesia rejected this year a proposal by the United States to allow its P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance planes to land and refuel there, according to four senior Indonesian officials familiar with the matter.
China 04-11-2019

Macron to raise ‘taboo’ topics in China

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in China on Monday (4 November) to drum up new business deals, but under warning from his hosts to keep off thorny issues such as the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
China 28-07-2017

UK plans to send warship to S. China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing

Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said on Thursday (27 July), a move likely to anger Beijing.
Global Europe 25-07-2016

South-east Asia deadlocked as South China Sea split deepens

Southeast Asian nations were deadlocked Sunday (24 July) about how to confront China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, as pressure from Beijing again drove a wedge between countries on the region's  toughest security challenge.
Global Europe 16-06-2016

Beijing seeks EU neutrality on South China Sea dispute

The European Union should refrain from taking any action that constitutes interference in the South China Sea issue, Yang Yanyi, China's ambassador to the EU, told EURACTIV.com.