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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 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 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 »

Beijing Hits Out at US Navy Exercises in South China Sea in a Sign of Turbulent Relations Ahead - TIME

The honeymoon, it appears, is over. On Sunday, Beijing warned the U.S. government that sending an American naval vessel into territorial waters it claims around the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea was a “serious political and military ...and more »

'Provocative operations': US Navy sends warship into South China Sea - The Sydney Morning Herald

Washington: The Trump administration has sent a guided-missile destroyer near Triton Island in the South China Sea, according to a US official, possibly complicating President Donald Trump's meeting with his Chinese counterpart this week. The US Navy ...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 »

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 warship near South China Sea island a 'serious political and military provocation', China says - Hong Kong Free Press

The passage of a US warship close to a disputed island in the South China Sea was a “serious political and military provocation”, Beijing said, one that could further strain relations between the superpowers. The destroyer, the USS Stethem, sailed less ...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 »