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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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