Stuck between China and the US

Stuck between China and the US During a recent closed-door seminar endorsed by Washington-based Hudson Institute and New Delhi-based Vivekananda International Foundation, scholars from both countries said cooperation between India, the United States and Japan is necessary to …

Myanmar Times

China Hopes Japan’s Biggest Warship Has Good Reason for Going to South China Sea

China announced Tuesday that it was expecting an official message from Japan regarding its intention to deploy its largest naval vessel on a three-month cruise around the South China Sea, while hoping that the reason was sensible. Beijing lays claim to …


China next US threat? Beijing beefs up military to protect trade

With a laser-like focus on protecting its lifeblood – trade – China is dramatically altering its military operations, creating specialized teams that can protect its maritime resources, routes and territorial expansion plans. China will boost its

Fox News

Japan is sending their largest warship to the South China Sea in their biggest show of naval force since WWII

Japan is planning to send their largest warship, the Izumo helicopter carrier, to the hotly contested South China Sea in what will be the nation’s largest demonstration of naval force since World War II. The South China Sea is among the most traveled …

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How to Push Back Against China in the South China Sea

We were in Washington recently for the latest annual track-2 ‘Quad Plus’ dialogue. The meeting brings together participants from think tanks in Australia, India, Japan and the United States, as well as invited “plus” nations—this year we had

The National Interest Online (blog)

China urges Japan not to stir up troubles on South China Sea issue

BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) — A Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday urged Japan to respect related countries’ efforts to maintain peace and stability on the South China Sea, and to refrain from causing trouble in the region. At a routine press


China promises ‘firm response’ if Japan interferes in South China Sea

China pledged to have a “firm response” if Japan further fans regional tensions and “threatens China’s sovereignty and security.” The statement comes after a Reuters report that Japan will send its largest warship to the disputed South China Sea


Australia reasserts stance vs South China Sea militarization

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop answers questions from members of the press during a lunch event at The Manila Peninsula in Makati City. Asuncion. MANILA, Philippines — Australia’s top diplomat on Thursday stressed that …

Philippine Star

Japan’s largest warship to tour South China Sea, train with Indian, US naval vessels

Sources say Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship, the helicopter-carrier Izumo, on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May. Reuters | Posted by Ganesh Kumar Radha Udayakumar. Tokyo, March 13 …

India Today

Japan Plans To Sail ‘Izuma’ Warship In South China Sea

Japan has plans to send its ‘Izumo’ helicopter carrier on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May. The country’s largest warship will make stops in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka before joining the Malabar

Beijing is less interested in South-east Asia than you think

Tokyo’s decision to send a warship to the South China Sea is a clear response to China’s growing influence in South-east Asia. The vessel will continue on to the Indian Ocean to conduct joint naval exercises with two other countries that are critical

The Straits Times

Expert Concerned about Canada’s Mission through Increasingly Tense South China Sea

Jeremy J. Nuttall is The Tyee’s reader-funded Parliament Hill reporter in Ottawa. Find his previous stories here. 0 SHARES; Join · No Comments yet. US-Defense-Boat.jpg UBC’s Michael Byers is concerned there’s no back-up plan for the HMCS Winnipeg, …

Japan plans to send largest warship to South China Sea

Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, in its biggest show of naval force in the region since World War Two. The Izumo helicopter carrier, commissioned only two years ago, will

The Indian Awaaz

China weighs in as Julie Bishop backs Japanese right to sail through troubled South China Sea

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has backed “the right of all nations” to sail through international waters after Japan reportedly decided to send its biggest naval warship through the politically-sensitive South China Sea. The move by Japan to send its

The Sydney Morning Herald

Japan to send its largest warship to South China Sea in its biggest show of military power

In its biggest show of naval force since World War II, Japan is planning to send its largest warship, JS Izumo on a 3-month tour through the South China Sea, starting from May 2017. JS Izumo. The main aim is to test the capability of the warship by

Jagran Josh

Pacific News Minute: Japan Announces Plans To Send Its Largest Warship Through The S. China Sea

Earlier this week, Japan announced plans to send its largest warship on a three month cruise through the disputed waters of the South China Sea and on to the Indian Ocean. According to Reuters, the trip will include exercises with the U.S. Navy in the


China begins new work on disputed South China Sea island

A file picture shows an areal view of alleged artificial islands built by China in disputed waters in the South China Sea. China has started fresh construction work in the disputed South China Sea, new satellite images show, a sign that Beijing is

Daily Sabah

Australia urges South China Sea ruling as basis for ‘code of conduct’

MANILA: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations should use an international court’s rejection of China’s claims to almost all the South China Sea as basis for a code of conduct, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Thursday. Australia

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