Tensions grow in the South China Sea between US and Chinese navy

The US Navy reminded China again, the South China Sea is open to navigation as it sent destroyer USS Barry 12 miles offshore of the disputed Paracel Islands. SEATTLE — Washington state hosts a lot of US Navy ships. Two are aircraft carriers and right now the Navy will only say the USS Nimitz is deployed, but won’t say where. Could it be in the disputed South China Sea?  Tensions grew this week as once again, the US Navy reminded China that the South China Sea is open to navigation…

Tensions Between China and India Could Lead to War

Tensions between India and China are not new. The two countries—which share the world’s longest unmarked border—fought a full-fledged war in 1962 and have since engaged in several small skirmishes. Not since 1975 has a bullet been fired across their shared border. As a result, the theory that Sino-Indian clashes are flashes in the pan and unlikely to lead to more extensive fighting has become a widely held consensus. Recent events, however, suggest that escalations are highly possible. Both sides have substantial—and growing—military deployments along a mostly disputed border. And…

US provoking India-China tensions, Delhi doesn’t want to be used as tool: Analysts

US diplomatic circles have supported India in its confrontation with China on the border and in the Indian Ocean. First Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Alice Wells, who is resigning in May, has accused China of using border clashes with India to change the status quo at the border. On 20 May, Alice Wells, a US ambassador, spoke at an online conference at the Atlantic Council, one of America’s leading think tanks, regarding the border standoff between India and China. Talking to Rish Verma, the US Ambassador…

Militaries of India and China on High Alert as Border Tensions Escalate

Talks between the Indian and Chinese military to end escalating tensions along their disputed border have ended in a deadlock as the fragile peace shows signs of breaking down. Border incidents are at their highest since 2015, senior Indian security officials said. The two sides held talks on Tuesday aimed at lowering the temperature between the nuclear-armed neighbors, however neither army was willing to compromise, the officials said, asking not to be identified citing rules on speaking to the media. Read More… Source link

Sino-US ties set to further deteriorate amid growing tensions over Taiwan, South China Sea

21 May 2020 00:00 GMT+0 Relations between the United States and China seem set to deteriorate further following a public statement of congratulations sent on 19 May by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to Tsai Ing-wen on the start of her second term as “Taiwan’s President”, following her election victory on 11 January. The reference prompted a strongly indignant response from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, which said that that the remarks seriously violated the ‘One-China Principle’ and interfered in China’s internal affairs. China’s Ministry of National…

The spread of Covid-19 pandemic has intensified India-China tensions

Behind all the hand-shakes and friendly gestures between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, the underlying feelings of competition for regional dominance mixed with nationalism were not difficult to decipher when the two leaders met last in Oct 2019 during the visit of the Chinese President to India. Little would Xi Jinping knew then, that a strange catastrophe was going to affect lives of people living in ‘All Under Heaven’, spreading further to the entire world, shaking geopolitical dynamics like never before. Relations between India and China…

US Navy Carrier Roosevelt Back At Sea Amid South China Sea Tensions

KEY POINTS During a scheduled deployment in March, USS Theodore Roosevelt was forced to dock in Guam due to a COVID-19 outbreak on board More than 1,000 sailors were infected during the outbreak Fifty five days after the March 27 docking, the USS Theodore Roosevelt left Guam and is in the Philippine Sea to conduct basic drills The United States often runs “freedom of navigations” operations in the South China Sea to ensure the international waterway remains open and to keep an eye on China’s activities in the same waters. Their…