South China Sea

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Chinese planes fly over Taiwan defence zone in second day of record show of force
Taipei says 39 Chinese fighter jets crossed into its defence zone in two sorties, following a 38-plane incursion on Friday

Staff and agencies

03, Oct, 2021 @4:44 AM

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Kamala Harris accuses Beijing of ‘coercion’ and ‘intimidation’ in South China Sea
In major speech delivered in Singapore, US vice president says America stands with its allies in the Indo Pacific in the face of threats from China

Staff and agencies

24, Aug, 2021 @4:40 AM

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UK says it has no plans for South China Sea confrontation after Beijing warning
Naval strike group is sailing through waters heavily contested between China and neighbouring countries

Dan Sabbagh, and Helen Davidson in Taipei

30, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Marise Payne says net zero is government’s ‘broad position’ as she plays down Nationals’ climate revolt
Foreign affairs minister says net zero emissions target preferable by 2050 even as Liberals’ coalition partner shoots down idea

Paul Karp

20, Jun, 2021 @2:37 AM

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Morrison says Indo-Pacific must remain ‘secure and resilient’ in veiled swipe at China
Macron backs prime minister, saying Australia is at the forefront of threats in the region and France is committed to ‘defending the balance’

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

16, Jun, 2021 @8:06 PM

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Australia to discuss travel bubble with Singapore as leaders meet ahead of G7
Scott Morrison and Lee Hsien Loong also expected to talk about South China Sea and how to handle Beijing’s actions in the region

Paul Karp and Daniel Hurst

10, Jun, 2021 @7:42 AM

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Biden and Xi talk of a clash of civilisations. But the real shared goal is dominance | Richard McGregor
The US president has challenged the idea that the ‘east is rising, the west declining’. Instead, he insists that America’s day is far from done

Richard McGregor

02, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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US has 'enormous respect' for how Australia is standing up to China's 'economic coercion'
Washington’s top diplomat in Canberra says the countries are discussing how they would respond to a range of scenarios including conflict in the Taiwan Strait

Daniel Hurst

31, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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China could invade Taiwan in next six years, top US admiral warns
Asia Pacific commander Philip Davidson says Beijing wants to take Washington’s world leadership role by 2050

Helen Davidson in Taipei, and agencies

10, Mar, 2021 @3:51 AM

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Australian military to continue patrolling South China Sea as Beijing warns Taiwan independence ‘means war’
Australia ‘monitoring developments as Taiwan reports an increase in Chinese aircraft in its defence zone

Daniel Hurst

29, Jan, 2021 @7:05 AM

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US Navy to adopt 'more assertive posture' against China and Russia
Major new report describes Beijing and Moscow as ‘determined rivals’ with China presenting ‘most pressing’ strategic threat

Helen Davidson in Taipei, and agencies

18, Dec, 2020 @5:37 AM

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Australia joins global condemnation of China over Xinjiang amid deteriorating ties
The UN statement comes as a Pew poll finds 81% of Australians now view China unfavourably

Daniel Hurst

07, Oct, 2020 @4:26 AM

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