South China Sea
Michael D. Shear
“We have a treaty obligation, an ironclad commitment to the defense of our ally the Philippines, who can count on the United States.”
Shinzo Abe reported told Barack Obama that Tokyo would think about participating in operations in South China Sea.
Leaders stay quiet on territorial disputes in South China Sea.
MICHAEL D. SHEAR
President Obama addressed the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting in Manila, where he discussed China, trade and climate change.
Le Hong Hiep, Brian Eyler from ChinaFile Conversation
Ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit next week, we asked a group of experts from China’s neighboring countries what they thought the main thrust of discussion in Manila should be. If host, the Philippines, under pressure from...
MICHAEL D. SHEAR
“My visit here underscores our shared commitment to the security of the waters of this region and to the freedom of navigation.”
“They said they hope that contentious issues will not be raised during APEC.”
Yeganeh Torbati and Trinna Leong
“It’s a signal China sent to the US that it is serious about its claims.”
HELENE COOPER and JANE PERLEZ
Lawmakers and national security hawks have urged President Obama to stand up to China’s land reclamation of disputed islands.
Peter Dutton, Jessica Chen Weiss, Andrew S. Erickson, Elbridge Colby from ChinaFile Conversation
Challenging China’s newly assertive behavior in the South China Sea, this week the U.S. Navy sailed some of its biggest ships inside the nine-dash line, exercising its claim to freedom of movement in international waters plied by billions in trade...
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian from Tea Leaf Nation
On October 27, the high-stakes maritime game of chicken that has been playing out in the South China Sea came to a head. In a long-discussed freedom of navigation patrol, the United States sailed the USS Lassen, a guided missile destroyer, within 12...
Jim Sciutto and Katie Hunt
Chinese government: Don't push us...
China says its lighthouses on Cuarteron Reef and Johnson South Reef in the Spratly islands will assist navigational security.
China's Defence Minister Chang Wanquan has suggested drills for "maritime rescues and disaster relief"...