Undersea arms race: Seizure of US drone shines spotlight on China's nuclear submarine strategy - The Japan Times

With its controversial seizure and return of a U.S. underwater drone, Beijing may have inadvertently thrust into the spotlight one of the main motivations behind its ramped-up moves in the South China Sea: the quest to create a safe-haven for its sea ...

China returns seized submarine drone to US - Financial Times

China's armed forces have returned to the US Navy an underwater drone that they had seized on Friday in the South China Sea, bringing a swift denouement to a crisis that raised tensions between Washington and Beijing. Sample the FT's top stories for a ...

Underwater drones were hot even before China seized one from the US Navy - Los Angeles Times

The capture of an underwater drone belonging to the U.S. Navy by a Chinese military vessel last week cast a spotlight on the military's growing interest in using such drones. Here's a look at the incident, what underwater drones do and the challenges ...

Chinese Takeout - Sputnik International

On Saturday, the Chinese Defense Ministry announced that China had decided to return a US underwater drone it captured in the South China Sea to the United States. Chinese Takeout. The move comes after reports of a Chinese warship seizing a US ...

China responds to Trump tweets on drone seizure - CBS News

December 19, 2016, 7:35 AM | China is preparing to return a U.S. underwater drone it seized last week. The U.S. publicly demanded it back, but China blamed the U.S. for dramatizing the event. After both countries agreed the drone would be returned, ...

Why America Is Losing Asia - TIME

In 2015, a satellite spied barges owned by one of the world's biggest dredging companies, China Communications Construction Co. (CCCC), working at disputed reefs in the South China Sea. The Chinese were busy converting bits of contested rock into ...

Trump tells China: Go ahead, keep that US military drone you seized - Los Angeles Times

President-elect Donald Trump says the Chinese government should be told “we don't want the drone they stole back” and “let them keep it!” Trump's tweet Saturday evening came after U.S. officials confirmed that they “secured an understanding” for the ...