South China Sea

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Penny Wong issues emphatic plea to US and China to ‘prevent catastrophe’ of war
Australia’s foreign affairs minister to give speech in hope ‘nationalistic domestic posturing won’t sink efforts to build safeguards’

Daniel Hurst

07, Dec, 2022 @11:33 AM

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Joe Biden will seek to establish US-China red lines in Xi Jinping talks
US president expected to urge Beijing to do more to curb North Korea and raise carbon reduction targets

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

13, Nov, 2022 @2:03 PM

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Australia’s emergency fuel storage down to only 58 days as Labor looks at increasing reserves
Study reveals Australia last on list of energy program signatory nations, as defence minister says government ‘very much’ looking into issue

Tory Shepherd

23, Aug, 2022 @4:32 AM

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The Guardian view on Taiwan diplomacy: a delicate balance | Editorial
Editorial: The US policy of ‘strategic ambiguity’ might lack satisfying certainty but it has worked as a method for keeping the peace


03, Aug, 2022 @6:00 PM

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‘Abusing China’s restraint’: Beijing accuses Australia of provocation at sea
Global Times quotes comments by foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin on military encounters in the South China Sea

Tory Shepherd

18, Jul, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Chinese fighter jet’s actions near Australian aircraft ‘very dangerous’, deputy PM says
Defence reports J-16 jet released ‘chaff’ including aluminium shards in front of Australian flight in South China Sea region

Paul Karp

05, Jun, 2022 @2:27 AM

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What happened when a Chinese ship shone a laser at an Australian plane – and why does it matter?
With the stakes rising and an election looming, Beijing’s apparent escalation must be handled firmly but delicately

John Blaxland for the Conversation

21, Feb, 2022 @1:07 AM

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Race to salvage US F-35C fighter jet that crashed in hostile South China Sea
Fears that subs from China, which claims the area, could be first to reach wreckage that plunged from deck of aircraft carrier

Julian Borger in Washington

28, Jan, 2022 @4:56 AM

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China warns US after tracking warship in South China Sea
People’s Liberation Army says USS Benfold ‘illegally entered’ Chinese waters

Helen Davidson in Taipei, and agencies

20, Jan, 2022 @10:50 AM

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In China’s new age of imperialism, Xi Jinping gives thumbs down to democracy | Simon Tisdall
China is aiming for global ascendancy – but Xi Jinping’s vision of world dominion is centralised, oppressive and totalitarian

Simon Tisdall

12, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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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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