The South China Sea Crisis

Philippines not to join wargames in the South China Sea

By Joseph Santolan, 11 August 2020

Duterte’s announcement that the Philippines will not participate in US naval exercises in the disputed waters comes amid a dramatic escalation of Washington’s preparations for war with China.

Australian government echoes aggressive US shift on South China Sea

By Mike Head, 28 July 2020

Australia suddenly abandoned its previous policy of formal neutrality on the competing territorial claims, just 10 days after a similar declaration by the US.

Two US aircraft carriers in war games in South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 6 July 2020

The “high-end” exercises sought to test US naval capabilities in a conflict with China involving both offensive operations using war planes and the defence of the ships from any counter-attack.

080 Concerns over US-Australian alliance

22 October 2016

140 Philippines ends joint South China Sea patrols with US

11 October 2016

020 France and South China Sea

4 October 2016

070 China-South Korea tensions over THAAD deployment

12 August 2016