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Keeping tabs on China’s murky maritime manoeuvres

America and its allies are using whizzy new tools to track China’s military activity and illegal fishing. IN JANUARY 2021 a fleet of Chinese fishing vessels approached the coast of Oman, apparently..

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China’s naval presence in Indian Ocean raises concerns for Indo-Pacific security

China's expansion of its naval power and the aggressive posture it has adopted in the Indo-Pacific region will be a significant topic of discussion at the upcoming G-7 and QUAD summits.

'Trojan Horse': Why US officials have raised alarm over giant Chinese cargo canes

Ever since US shot down a giant Chinese surveillance balloon over its airspace last month, there has been heightened global scrutiny on the scale of Beijing's spying operations.

How a new Vietnam-Indonesia deal will affect South China Sea disputes

A recent agreement between Indonesia and Vietnam over maritime boundaries in the South China Sea will likely smooth over the occasionally tense relationship between the two South East Asian nations.

[OPINION] A trilateral option for maritime security: Can the Philippines and Japan make it work?

The region’s geopolitical landscape is about to change, after President Marcos and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced the possible formation of a security triad involving the Philippines, Japan,..

China tries to charm Southeast Asia

The South China Sea is a treasure trove for the seven states with territorial claims in the area – Brunei, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Why the SDF is still patrolling the Gulf of Aden for pirates

When a light suddenly flashed across the radar screen, the crew inside a Maritime Self-Defense Force P-3C patrol aircraft stationed in East Africa alerted the pilots to a potential situation at sea.

China: Sea ports renege quarantine, promote marine trade

Chinese sea ports removed nucleic acid tests or centralized quarantines for incoming crew members who change shifts, starting on Sunday, as part of the latest moves to optimize COVID-19 response.

Philippines, China Agree on Measures to Manage Maritime Disputes

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Xi Jinping agreed to restart joint oil and gas exploration and set up a direct channel of communication on South China Sea issues.

Liberia Investigates Alleged Stowaway Deaths on Chinese Bulker

Liberia's maritime administration is investigating an incident aboard a Panama-flagged bulker in which two stowaways were allegedly killed.