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US and Philippine Forces Stage Combat Drills Near Strategic Bashi Channel off Southern Taiwan

US and Philippine Forces Stage Combat Drills Near Strategic Bashi Channel off Southern Taiwan

By Jim Gomez and Aaron Favila
This year’s Balikatan exercises focus on territorial defense in two of the most sensitive fault lines in the China-U.S. rivalry: the disputed South China Sea and the Bashi Channel.

Why China's Military Wants to Control These 2 Waterways in East Asia

Why China's Military Wants to Control These 2 Waterways in East Asia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait constitute critical chokepoints for Chinese military operations both along and beyond the so-called first island chain.
China Conducts Military Drills Involving Long-Range Bombers Near Taiwan, Japan

China Conducts Military Drills Involving Long-Range Bombers Near Taiwan, Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Chinese military aircraft flew over the Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait on April 15 as part of a military exercise.

China Holds Long-Range Air Combat Drill Near Taiwan

China Holds Long-Range Air Combat Drill Near Taiwan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Taiwan scrambled fighter jets to intercept Chinese bombers, fighter jets, and an electronic intelligence aircraft flying over the Bashi Strait.

China Flies Su-35 Fighters Over Bashi Channel for First Time

China Flies Su-35 Fighters Over Bashi Channel for First Time

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Chinese Su-35 fighter jets and H-6K bombers circled Taiwan during a long-range patrol.

Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets

Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets

By Ankit Panda
China returns to the Miyako Strait.

East China Sea: Japan Reacts as Chinese Air Force Conducts Miyako Strait Drill

East China Sea: Japan Reacts as Chinese Air Force Conducts Miyako Strait Drill

By Ankit Panda
Several types of Chinese military aircraft transited the strategically important strait.
China's Air Force Revisits the Bashi Channel. Here's Why That Matters

China's Air Force Revisits the Bashi Channel. Here's Why That Matters

By Ankit Panda
The Bashi Channel is seldom discussed, but bears great strategic relevance for the People's Liberation Army.

How China Practices the Invasion of Taiwan

How China Practices the Invasion of Taiwan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Recent Chinese military maneuvers in the Bashi Channel had only one purpose.

China Holds Naval Drills Near Taiwan and Philippines

China Holds Naval Drills Near Taiwan and Philippines

By Franz-Stefan Gady
'Similar drills and exercises will keep taking place,' a People's Liberation Army Navy spokesperson said this morning.

China's Air Force Conducts Exercise Between Taiwan and the Philippines

China's Air Force Conducts Exercise Between Taiwan and the Philippines

By Ankit Panda
The People's Liberation Army Air Force carried out a one-day exercise over the Bashi Channel.
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