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US destroyer sails near disputed island in South China Sea - Washington Post

An American guided-missile destroyer sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea on Sunday, a U.S. defense official said, marking the second such operation since President Trump took office. The Japan-based USS Stethem, an Arleigh Burke-class ...and more »

China: US warship near island a 'serious provocation' -

China denounced a US warship sailing close to a disputed island in the South China Sea occupied by Beijing as a "serious political and military provocation", a move that could further strain relations between the superpowers. Beijing dispatched ...and more »

US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Island - The Diplomat

On Sunday, a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Stethem, sailed within 12 nautical miles of a China-occupied island in the South China Sea. Specifically, the U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near Triton Island, a China-held island in the disputed ...and more »

China Condemns US South China Sea Action - U.S. News & World Report

The Chinese government has accused the United States of "serious political and military provocation" after a U.S. destroyer sailed close on Sunday to a disputed South China Sea island. This is the second time since Donald Trump took office that a U.S ...and more »

Two Asia Hands Clash Over the Future of US Strategy in the Region - War on the Rocks

Editor's Note: A recent article in Foreign Affairs by Ely Ratner has sparked a debate among Asia-watchers. Part of this debate has played out in The Interpreter, the online magazine of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, an independent ...and more »

US warship in operation near disputed island in South China Sea - The Independent

A US warship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam on Sunday in an operation meant to challenge the competing claims of all three nations, a US Defense Department official said. The USS Stethem, a ...and more »

US ship sails close to disputed island claimed by China in South China Sea - ABC News

A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed within 12 miles of a disputed island claimed by China in the South China Sea, the second such operation in the past few months. Interested in China? Add China as an interest to stay up to date on the latest China news ...and more »

China Reacts Angrily to Latest US South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation - The Diplomat

China has reacted forcefully and negatively to the United States' latest freedom of navigation operation near one of its island possessions in the Paracel Islands group in the South China Sea. On Monday, following the USS Stethem's operation within 12 ...and more »

Bollywood offers China lessons on soft power - South China Morning Post

President Xi Jinping recently told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he watched the Bollywood film, Dangal, and liked it. Their conversation took place on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, on ...and more »

China vows to step up air, sea patrols after US warship sails near disputed island - Washington Post

BEIJING — China's military vowed Monday to step up air and sea patrols after an American warship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea in what Beijing called a “serious political and military provocation.” The spat is the latest in a ...and more »