A 9-year-old girl has been found dead after a week of desperate searching in China. The disappearance of Zhang Zixin gripped the country, sparking theories about trafficking and cults. Zhang disappeared while she was staying with her grandparents and was last seen with a couple who had been renting rooms […]
The US and Russia are blaming each other for a close encounter in the Philippine Sea on Friday, when a Russian destroyer nearly collided with a US Navy cruiser. The US Navy has backed up its version of events with photos and videos. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. The […]
US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers flew over the South and East China Seas on Monday. China has previously bristled at US bomber flights in the region, calling them “provocative.” Beijing has lashed out multiple times in recent months over US freedom-of-navigation operations in the South China Sea and Taiwan […]
Japan launched its latest Soryu-class diesel-electric attack sub this month, the Oryu. The sub was the first to feature lithium-ion batteries, which store about double the power as previous batteries. The new batteries may help Japan’s own defence industry and give Japan an edge in the increasingly crowded waters of […]
Tensions between between Washington and Beijing in the South China Sea appear to have spiked in recent days. The situation there is already fraught, as many countries have challenged China over its expansive claims and its construction on contested territory. The US, China, and the Philippines have already had a […]
Tensions between Washington and Beijing have been on the rise in recent weeks as the two sides battle it out over a wide range of issues. China has reportedly called off security talks with the US, the latest in a string of warning signs that the bilateral relationship is deteriorating. […]
Chinese fighter and bomber aircraft carried out live-fire drills in the South China Sea this weekend, state media said. The exercises come days after US bombers flew through the area with Japanese fighter jets – one of several recent overflights by US planes. Activity over the South China Sea has […]
US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress heavy long-range bombers, powerful weapons of war, have made multiple flights through the East and South China Seas this month. These flights are part of US Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission, which aims to strengthen America’s deterrence in the face of emerging threats. News […]
Japan has been beefing up its military in recent years, diverging from the pacifist stance adopted after World War II. That shift has included the activation of an elite amphibious unit for the first time since that war. That unit is now slated for its first naval exercise before the […]
Following drills in the Yellow Sea and South China Sea, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy conducted anti-missile drills in the East China Sea over the weekend. The drills were reportedly designed to counter potential missile threats from US, Japan, and other potential combatants. The exercises come on the heels […]
Pilots of US military aircraft operating in the Pacific Ocean have reportedly been targeted by lasers more than 20 times in recent months, US officials told The Wall Street Journal. This report comes not long after the Pentagon accused the Chinese military of using lasers against US pilots in Djibouti. […]
The Pentagon is considering sending Marine Expeditionary Units to Asia to deter Chinese influence in the region. Marine Expeditionary Units are capable of fighting in the land, air, and sea because they sail around in amphibious assault ships that act as small aircraft carriers. The possible deployments are also intended […]
On Saturday, a Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Tu-154MD electronic-intelligence aircraft flew between the Japanese islands of Okinawa and Miyako – an area known as the Miyako Strait. The following day, four Xian H-6K long-range bombers and one Shaanxi Y-8 electronic-warfare aircraft also flew through the strait. The […]
China became the first foreign buyer of Russia’s advanced S-400 air-defence system in late 2014. The components of Beijing’s first S-400 regiment arrived in China this month. The system could give the Chinese military broader coverage of the South China Sea, where it has made a number of disputed territorial […]
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