South China Sea crisis: Warship deployed as tensions erupt between US and China | World | News

Beijing said its military forces closely followed and monitored the USS Shiloh, a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, as it sailed through the sensitive waterway. The latest spat comes less than a week after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen won re-election by a landslide on a platform of standing up to China, which claims sovereignty over the island.  Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing urged the US to abide by its “one China” policy and deal with Taiwan-related matters in a way that did not undermine China-US relations or stability in…

South China Sea: China unleashes new colossal warship amid US naval row | World | News

China President Xi Jinping formally commissioned the colossal warship on Tuesday, yet another statement on Beijing’s unrelenting quest for military dominance in the South China Sea. The Shandong is the country’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, and will be based in Hainan, an island located south of mainland China and close to the contested Paracel Islands. The ship weighs 50,000 tonnes and will focus its mission on the South China Sea, much to the annoyance of smaller nations in the area who also have sovereignty claims over various island clusters.…

Russian warship ‘Marshal Ustinov’ arrives in Cape Town for first-ever joint drill with Chinese, South African navies — RT World News

The Slava-class missile cruiser ‘Marshal Ustinov’ of the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet has arrived at one of the world’s southernmost ports, South Africa’s Cape Town. It will take part in a joint exercise also involving China. The cruiser and two support ships reached South Africa’s co-capital after an almost five-month, 25,500-nautical mile (47,200 km) voyage from its home base in Severomorsk. The flotilla made stops in Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Cape Verde and Equatorial Guinea, and took part in several sea exercises before reaching its South African destination on…

US risks China’s wrath as US warship sails through Taiwan Strait in ‘routine’ operation | World | News

The USS Chancellorsville sailed through the disputed waters on Tuesday on what the US military has called a “routine” operation. Commander Reann Mommsen said the guided-missile cruiser travelled through the Strait to demonstrate “commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific”. This is the ninth-time a US vessel has sailed through the waters this year. Commander Mommsen, spokesman for the US 7th fleet said: “Guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit November 12 in accordance with international law. “The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates…

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…