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Making Sense of China’s Latest Bid to Administer Sovereignty in the South China Sea
April 21, 2020

Making Sense of China’s Latest Bid to Administer Sovereignty in the South China Sea

By Ankit Panda
New additions to ‘Sansha’ City and a naming exercise for submerged features are the latest in Beijing’s sovereignty-seeking toolkit.

Decoding Australia’s Strange Silence Over China’s Transgressions in the South China Sea
August 15, 2019

Decoding Australia’s Strange Silence Over China’s Transgressions in the South China Sea

By Tuan Anh Luc
What will it take for Canberra to pipe up?
China’s South China Sea Anti-Ship Missile Tests Up the Stakes
July 15, 2019

China’s South China Sea Anti-Ship Missile Tests Up the Stakes

By Ankit Panda
The tests send a sharp message to the United States Navy.

The PLARF’s New Hainan Island Base and China’s Recent Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Tests
July 03, 2019

The PLARF’s New Hainan Island Base and China’s Recent Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Tests

By Ankit Panda
The first-known Chinese tests of an anti-ship ballistic missile into the South China Sea may have inaugurated a new PLARF base.

Did China Start Testing Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles Into the South China Sea?
July 02, 2019

Did China Start Testing Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles Into the South China Sea?

By Ankit Panda
The tests would mark the first activity of their kind in the South China Sea.

South China Sea: Philippine Coast Guard Spots PLAN Warship Off Scarborough Shoal
June 10, 2019

South China Sea: Philippine Coast Guard Spots PLAN Warship Off Scarborough Shoal

By Ankit Panda
The warship was accompanied by China Coast Guard and maritime militia vessels.

South China Sea: 2 US Navy Destroyers Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Spratlys
May 06, 2019

South China Sea: 2 US Navy Destroyers Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Spratlys

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. Navy's latest freedom of navigation operation challenged excessive Chinese claims in the Spratlys.
Philippines Slams China's South China Sea Flotilla
April 08, 2019

Philippines Slams China's South China Sea Flotilla

By Jim Gomez
Manila protested against the presence of hundreds of Chinese vessels near Philippine-controlled islets.

US Warships Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Mischief Reef
February 12, 2019

US Warships Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Mischief Reef

By Ankit Panda
The operation is the second to take place in the South China Sea in 2019.

From a Slow Simmer to a Boil: Managing Tensions in a Heating South China Sea
October 16, 2018

From a Slow Simmer to a Boil: Managing Tensions in a Heating South China Sea

By Tuan Anh Luc
Tensions are rising in the South China Sea.

US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Gaven, Johnson Reefs
October 01, 2018

US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Gaven, Johnson Reefs

By Ankit Panda
The latest U.S. FONOP testing Chinese maritime claims comes at a time of heightened U.S.-China bilateral tensions.
South China Sea: Philippine Navy Flagship Runs Aground at Half-Moon Shoal
September 01, 2018

South China Sea: Philippine Navy Flagship Runs Aground at Half-Moon Shoal

By Ankit Panda
BRP Gregorio del Pilar is being recovered after suffering damage.

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