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Taiwan president-elect calls for freedom of navigation in South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan president-elect Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday called for freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea and for a peaceful resolution of the dispute.


Philippines says stands with U.S. on freedom of navigation at sea

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Benigno Aquino said on Wednesday that he agreed with U.S. President Barack that laws on the freedom of navigation at sea should be upheld, a reference to the dispute with China over claims to the South China Sea.


U.S. conducts freedom of navigation operation in South China Sea

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China scrambled fighter jets on Tuesday as a U.S. navy ship sailed close to a disputed reef in the South China Sea, a patrol China denounced as an illegal threat to peace which only went to show its defence installations in the area were necessary.


U.S. plans more freedom of navigation moves in South China Sea - admiral

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This February 24, 2016 story was refiled to remove the reference to the Navy in the second paragraph to make clear Pacific Command is not a Navy component)


China condemns U.S. for South China Sea freedom of navigation operation

BEIJING (Reuters) - China expressed anger on Tuesday after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea, saying it resolutely opposed an operation that it called a threat to its sovereignty.


China says U.S. has gone beyond freedom of navigation to 'test' Beijing

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - China said on Sunday that the United States is making political provocations with its patrols in the South China Sea, as tensions around the waterways mount.


Exclusive - U.S. runs freedom-of-navigation operation in South China Sea: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, drawing a warning from Chinese warships to leave the area.


U.S. challenged China, 12 others on navigation rights last year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military conducted "freedom of navigation" operations against 13 countries last year, including several to challenge China's claims in the South and East China seas, according to an annual Pentagon report released on Monday.


China opposes U.S. naval patrols in South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it opposed action by other countries under the pretext of freedom of navigation that undermined its sovereignty, after a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group began patrols in the contested South China Sea.


China says U.S. seeks 'hegemony' after South China Sea sailing

BEIJING (Reuters) - China accused the United States on Monday of seeking maritime hegemony in the name of freedom of navigation after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of a disputed island in the South China Sea.