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World 19 Jul 2016 | 12:09 AM

China admiral warns freedom of navigation patrols could end "in disaster"

BEIJING (Reuters) - Freedom of navigation patrols carried out by foreign navies in the South China Sea could end "in disaster", a senior Chinese admiral has said, a warning to the United States after last week's ruling against Beijing's claims in the area.

Business 07 Mar 2014 | 7:54 AM

US Freedom of Navigation Ops in 2013 targeted China, Iran, M'sia, others

WASHINGTON: The US military carried out freedom of navigation operations challenging the maritime claims of China, Iran and 10 other nations, including Malaysia, last year, asserting its right to use the seas in defiance of their restrictions, a Pentagon report said Thursday.

World 07 Mar 2014 | 8:00 AM

U.S. freedom of navigation operations in 2013 targeted China, Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military carried out freedom of navigation operations challenging the maritime claims of China, Iran and 10 other nations last year, asserting its right to use the seas in defiance of their restrictions, a Pentagon report said Thursday.

World 12 Aug 2015 | 8:20 PM

Britain calls for freedom of navigation in South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - Britain's top diplomat called for freedom of navigation and overflights in the disputed South China Sea on Wednesday but stopped short of criticising China, whose assertive territorial claims have unnerved some of its neighbours and the United States.

World 08 May 2017 | 7:47 PM

No change to U.S. Navy freedom of navigation patrols - commander

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - There has been no policy change with regard to U.S. Navy freedom of navigation operations under the administration of President Donald Trump, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift said on Monday.

World 14 Jul 2016 | 11:30 PM

China protests Australia's South China Sea freedom of navigation comment

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it had issued a formal protest after Australia announced it would continue to exercise its right to freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea following a court ruling against China's claims.

World 10 Oct 2015 | 2:40 AM

U.S. commander says U.S. must exercise freedom of navigation in Asia-Pacific

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said on Friday the United States must carry out freedom of navigation patrols throughout the Asia Pacific, but declined to say whether it planned go within 12 nautical miles of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea.

AseanPlus News 25 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Navy chief takes dig at US freedom of navigation patrols

QINGDAO: Freedom of navigation should not be used to infringe upon the rights of other countries, China’s navy chief Shen Jinlong said, taking a dig at the United States and its allies who have sailed close to disputed South China Sea islets.

World 24 Apr 2019 | 10:58 AM

China navy chief takes dig at U.S. freedom of navigation patrols

QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Freedom of navigation should not be used to infringe upon the rights of other countries, China's navy chief Shen Jinlong said on Wednesday, taking a dig at the United States and its allies who have sailed close to disputed South China Sea islets.

World 14 Nov 2017 | 7:03 PM

China premier says will protect South China Sea freedom of navigation

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will firmly safeguard freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday at a regional summit in Manila, state news agency Xinhua reported.