South China Sea

How Asia’s leaders triggered the world’s most rapid arms race
A 2015 military parade in Beijing, China
In Depth

How Asia’s leaders triggered the world’s most rapid arms race

North Korea dominates headlines but neighbouring nations are also stockpiling arms
16 Sep 2021
US-Iran crisis: are we heading towards World War Three?
Major General Qasem Soleimani, Iran
In Depth

US-Iran crisis: are we heading towards World War Three?

Police in Tehran firing live rounds at anti-government protests over plane deaths, say witnesses
13 Jan 2020
Did China just threaten the UK with military action?
HMS Queen Elizabeth
In Depth

Did China just threaten the UK with military action?

Beijing says deployment of new British aircraft carrier to the South China Sea could be interpreted as a ‘hostile action’
10 Sep 2019
What is China doing in the South China Sea?
Subi Reef, South China Sea
In Depth

What is China doing in the South China Sea?

US goads Beijing by sailing a ship through the Taiwan Strait, prompting 'deep concern'
26 Jul 2019
US Navy planning ‘show of force’ to warn China
041018-wd-uss-decatur.jpg
In Brief

US Navy planning ‘show of force’ to warn China

Pacific Fleet readies for war games as tensions boil over in South China Sea
4 Oct 2018
US and China in ‘unsafe encounter’ at sea
The USS Decatur has had a very close call with a Chinese warship in the South China Sea
In Brief

US and China in ‘unsafe encounter’ at sea

Chinese warship comes ‘within 45 yards’ of US destroyer in South China Sea
2 Oct 2018
China announces live-fire drill in Taiwan Strait
China has announced plans to hold live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait
In Brief

China announces live-fire drill in Taiwan Strait

Exercise a ‘show of geopolitical support for Russia’ as regional tensions rise
13 Apr 2018

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British warship to sail through South China Sea
HMS Sutherland will sail through the disputed South China Sea next month
In Brief

British warship to sail through South China Sea

Passage through the disputed waters is likely to anger Beijing
13 Feb 2018
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