China news: Beijing unveils amphibious warship amid South China Sea disputes | World | News

The ship is the first in a new model of Type 075 class of amphibious assault ships as described on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s English language website. Analysts said the launch is yet another indication of the growing power of the Chinese fleet. Carl Schuster, a former United States Navy captain and Hawaii Pacific University instructor said: “It highlights China’s growing maritime power projection and the expansion of its amphibious warfare ambitions and forces.” Amphibious assault ships, sometimes called helicopter landing docks, can be described as small aircraft carriers…

Battleship Battle for the South China Sea: China vs. the Ultimate Warship in 2026

You May Also Like: 5 Best Submarines of All Time, 5 Best Aircraft Carriers of All Time, 5 Best Battleships of All Time and Worst Submarine of All Time.  Imagine This: It’s July 2026, and the United States and China are on the brink of war in the South China Sea. Despite years of negotiations and what amounts to a ‘frozen conflict’ on the water, China, the Philippines and Vietnam are more deadlocked than ever before when it comes to various claims and counterclaims in this hotly contested sea. Tensions…

This Lousy Warship Is Why China Beat the Navy in a South China Sea ‘War’

Key point: The Littoral Combat Ship did not perform as expected. The U.S. Navy in late 2019 or 2020 expects to select a shipyard to build the fleet’s new guided-missile frigate. The 20 heavily-armed frigates will replace roughly half of the 50 or so Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) that the Navy had planned to buy before realizing that the lightly-armed LCS likely couldn’t survive in a major shooting war. Just how vulnerable is the LCS? In 2013 journalist Kyle Mizokami put the speedy, 3,000-ton-displacement vessel to the test. Booting up Command:…

US warship runs another FONOP near Paracel Islands

BEIJING — This is your weekly look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. U.S. DESTROYER CHALLENGES CHINESE CLAIM A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near the Paracel Islands last week in a challenge to China’s claim to the waters around them. The operation by the guided-missile destroyer Wayne E. Meyer on Friday…

South China Sea: US Navy Warship Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Paracel Islands

A U.S. Navy warship sailed near China-held features in the Paracel Islands. On Friday, a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer conducted a freedom of navigation operation near islands claimed by China and Vietnam in the South China Sea. According to the U.S. Navy, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer sailed near unspecified Chinese-held islands in the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. China said the U.S. warship had entered its territorial waters without permission. Beijing maintains straight baselines around the Paracel Islands, which the U.S. sees as not valid under…

U.S. warship challenges Chinese claims in disputed South China Sea

China sent military vessels and aircraft in an attempt to expel a U.S. warship asserting international freedom of navigation rights in the Paracel Islands of the disputed South China Sea on Friday. The U.S. Navy said in a statement that guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer had conducted a “freedom of navigation operation” (FONOP) without requesting permission from Beijing — or from Hanoi or Taipei, which also claim the archipelago. The FONOP “challenged the restrictions on innocent passage imposed by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam and also contested China’s claim to…

US Navy warship challenges Chinese claims in South China Sea

(CNN) – The US Navy sailed a warship near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea Friday as part of an operation aimed at challenging Chinese claims to the area, a move that drew an immediate protest from Beijing which accused the US of practicing “navigational hegemony.” The guided-missile destroyer “USS Wayne E. Meyer challenged the restrictions on innocent passage imposed by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, and also contested China’s claim to straight baselines enclosing the Paracel Islands,” Cdr. Reann Mommsen, a spokesperson for the US Navy’s 7th fleet…

US Navy warship challenges Chinese claims in the South China Sea

The guided-missile destroyer “USS Wayne E. Meyer challenged the restrictions on innocent passage imposed by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, and also contested China’s claim to straight baselines enclosing the Paracel Islands,” Cdr. Reann Mommsen, a spokesperson for the US Navy’s 7th fleet said in a statement. “China, Taiwan, and Vietnam each claim sovereignty over the Paracel Islands. All three claimants require either permission or advance notification before a foreign military vessel engages in ‘innocent passage’ through territorial seas,” Mommsen said, adding “the unilateral imposition of any authorization or notification requirement…