No, China Did Not Secretly Detonate A Nuke In The South China Sea To Signal The Start Of WWIII

The Chinese government has almost certainly not secretly detonated a tactical nuclear weapon in the South China Sea to send a warning signal to the United States, experts told Gizmodo, regardless of widespread claims to the contrary on social media. The source of this particular rumour appears to be Hal Turner, a far-right New Jersey radio host and former FBI informant considered a white supremacist by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Centre (and who once was sentenced to over nearly three years in prison for calling for…

China protests against US warships sailing in South China Sea

Beijing [China], Nov 22 (ANI): China on Friday vigorously protested the passage of American naval vessels through the South China Sea, claiming that the United States’ actions have damaged China’s sovereignty and security considerably. “The combat vessel USS Gabrielle Giffords of the US Navy, on November 20, illegally entered the waters near the Nanshan Islands [also known as the Spratly Islands]. On November 21, the missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer arbitrarily invaded the waters of the Xisha archipelago [also known as the Paracel Islands],” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng…

US warships conduct back-to-back freedom-of-navigation passes in South China Sea

US warships conduct back-to-back freedom-of-navigation passes in South China Sea TOKYO — The U.S. Navy twice over two days sent warships steaming into disputed areas claimed by China in the South China Sea, according to the 7th Fleet at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. Both demonstrations, one each on Wednesday and Thursday, were meant to assert freedom of navigation, “consistent with international law,” according to an email statement Friday from 7th Fleet spokeswoman Cmdr. Reann Mommsen. On Thursday, the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer cruised past the…

First Igorot officer graduates from US Coastguard Academy – UNTV News

A Philippine flag flutters in front of the BRB Tubbataha, a coast guard ship, one of 10 multi-role vessel the Philippines is acquiring from Japan under a 8.8 billion pesos (US$ 190million) agreement, as it arrives in south harbor, metro Manila, Philippines August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco   Japan on Thursday delivered to the Philippines the first of 10 coastguard vessels to help it improve its maritime security and law enforcement in the South China Sea where tension has been rising over a territorial dispute with China. China claims almost…

Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea Critical to Prosperity, Says Indo-Pacific Commander > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Story

Navy Adm. Philip S. Davidson, commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, spoke today at the Halifax International Security Forum, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Freedom of navigation by air and by sea is important globally, including in the South China Sea, where trillions of dollars in commerce transit each year, he said. However, over the years, China has been militarizing islands in the South China Sea and has increased its capability there, he said. Now, China wants to come up with a code of conduct between it and the Association of…

China Protests US Sending Combat Ships To Disputed Islands In South China Sea – Beijing

Beijing has vigorously protested the passage of US naval vessels through the South China Sea, claiming that the United States’ actions have damaged China’s sovereignty and security considerably, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Friday BEIJING (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 22nd November, 2019) Beijing has vigorously protested the passage of US naval vessels through the South China Sea, claiming that the United States‘ actions have damaged China‘s sovereignty and security considerably, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Friday. Earlier in the week, two US ships…

China’s Military urges US to stop provocative acts in South China Sea

Amidst ongoing US-China trade and political chaos, we have fresh headlines on the geopolitical front after Reuters reported earlier today that two US Navy ships carried out operations in the South China Sea this week. Responding to the reports, China’s military came out with a statement, urging the US to stop provocative acts. The Chinese military said Chinese ships tracked the US navy ships that sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea. The risk recovery is seen stalling on the above headlines, as markets already remain…

Rude display | Philstar.com

(The Philippine Star) – November 23, 2019 – 12:00am What will be your reaction if you are a “Pinoy” having vacation on Boracay, then all of a sudden you see China’s flag being displayed? At least two photos went viral on social media after a Chinese tourist exposed the Chinese flag at the beach front. Natividad Bernardino of Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group stated that they have yet to determine the purpose behind the display of the Chinese flag. She also said that if it was done as a sort of…

US warships sail in disputed South China Sea

The US Navy has sailed warships in disputed waters of the South China Sea twice, challenging China’s unilateral sovereignty claim over the area. The navy’s Seventh Fleet told NHK about the latest of what it calls “Freedom of Navigation operations.” It said the littoral combat ship Gabrielle Giffords traveled within 12 nautical miles of the Spratly Islands’ Mischief Reef on Wednesday. It added that on Thursday, the destroyer Wayne E. Meyer sailed near the Paracel Islands. The navy rarely conducts such operations for two straight days. The fleet said China’s…