South China Sea

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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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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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