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China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight
December 29, 2017
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight
China’s first homegrown large amphibious aircraft conducted its first flight test on December 24.
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft ‘Ready for Flight’
December 06, 2017
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft ‘Ready for Flight’
The maiden flight of the new aircraft will is expected to take place in the coming months.
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft ‘Ready for Flight’
How America Can Keep From Losing in the South China Sea
September 04, 2017
How America Can Keep From Losing in the South China Sea
Washington is losing ground in the South China Sea, and risks making the situation lasting unless America imposes “real” strategic costs to China.
How America Can Keep From Losing in the South China Sea
The United States Has Not Lost the South China Sea
September 01, 2017
The United States Has Not Lost the South China Sea
Despite some setbacks, the United States has not lost influence in the vital waterway.
The United States Has Not Lost the South China Sea
Rocket System on Fiery Cross Reef Highlights Problem of Defining 'Militarization'
May 22, 2017
Rocket System on Fiery Cross Reef Highlights Problem of Defining 'Militarization'
Lack of a useful U.S. definition helps China deflect criticism.
Rocket System on Fiery Cross Reef Highlights Problem of Defining 'Militarization'
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Gears Up for Maiden Flight
May 03, 2017
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Gears Up for Maiden Flight
China’s enormous amphibious aircraft completed crucial ground tests over the weekend.
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Gears Up for Maiden Flight
Maiden Flight of China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Set for May
March 31, 2017
Maiden Flight of China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Set for May
China's new aircraft will be capable of quickly moving cargo and personnel to contested islands in the South China Sea.
Maiden Flight of China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Set for May
New Chinese Missile Installations in Spratlys?
February 28, 2017
New Chinese Missile Installations in Spratlys?
Structures might house long-range SAMs as China inches closer to "militarization" of islands.
New Chinese Missile Installations in Spratlys?
Perpetual Stalemate: China Can Neither Be Dislodged From the South China Sea Nor Control It
February 06, 2017
Perpetual Stalemate: China Can Neither Be Dislodged From the South China Sea Nor Control It
Former U.S., Australian officials say it’s “too late” and PLA assessment says China “cannot be optimistic”.
Perpetual Stalemate: China Can Neither Be Dislodged From the South China Sea Nor Control It
New Weapons on China’s Artificial Islands Don’t Violate 'Non-Militarization' of South China Sea
December 30, 2016
New Weapons on China’s Artificial Islands Don’t Violate 'Non-Militarization' of South China Sea
Installation may raise tensions, but China has long excluded “necessary defense” from its pledge.
New Weapons on China’s Artificial Islands Don’t Violate 'Non-Militarization' of South China Sea
China and US Navies Conduct Joint Search and Rescue Drill
August 18, 2016
China and US Navies Conduct Joint Search and Rescue Drill
The Chinese and U.S. navies also held a Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea exercise.
China and US Navies Conduct Joint Search and Rescue Drill
Top US Naval Officer in Asia Calls for Military Transparency in China Visit
August 11, 2016
Top US Naval Officer in Asia Calls for Military Transparency in China Visit
The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet urged the Chinese military to be more transparent about its intentions.
Top US Naval Officer in Asia Calls for Military Transparency in China Visit
US Navy Warship Makes 1st China Visit Since South China Sea Arbitration Ruling
August 08, 2016
US Navy Warship Makes 1st China Visit Since South China Sea Arbitration Ruling
A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer arrived in the Chinese port of Qingdao on Monday.
US Navy Warship Makes 1st China Visit Since South China Sea Arbitration Ruling
Next Stop Spratly Islands? China Rolls Out World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft
July 24, 2016
Next Stop Spratly Islands? China Rolls Out World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft
China has completed production of one of the world’s largest seaplanes for use in the South China Sea.
Next Stop Spratly Islands? China Rolls Out World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft
South China Sea Tit-for-Tat? China Refuses US Aircraft Carrier Port Call
May 03, 2016
South China Sea Tit-for-Tat? China Refuses US Aircraft Carrier Port Call
The Hong Kong port visit of a U.S. Navy command ship, however, appears to be unaffected by the recent announcement.
South China Sea Tit-for-Tat? China Refuses US Aircraft Carrier Port Call
Cuarteron Reef’s New Radar: The China Coast Guard’s Best New Toy?
March 29, 2016
Cuarteron Reef’s New Radar: The China Coast Guard’s Best New Toy?
Worry over the radar’s military implications should take a backseat to its civil uses.
Cuarteron Reef’s New Radar: The China Coast Guard’s Best New Toy?
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