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The US Navy sent a cruiser to challenge China in the South China Sea, and Beijing is not happy about it

A US guided-missile cruiser put China's claims in the South China Sea to the test Monday during a freedom-of-navigation operation.
Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers fly over the Pacific Ocean during a routine training mission Aug. 1, 2018

US Air Force B-52s ignore Beijing’s ‘great wall’ of missiles with South China Sea flights

China has a 'great wall of SAMs' in the South China Sea, a top US admiral argues, but the US Air Force and its heavy bombers aren't backing down.

China has another new development under construction in the disputed South China Sea just as Xi Jinping completes a friendly tour of the region

China's President Xi Jinping was in Manila, just as analysts pored over satellite images of unidentified new structures in the South China Sea.
A composite image showing Fan Bingbing before her disappearance, and the image she re-shared on social media, asserting Chinese dominance over the South China Sea and Taiwan.

Fan Bingbing is cheerleading for China over the South China Sea after the government disappeared her

China disappeared actress Fan Bingbing for three months when she was accused of tax evasion. She has since emerged as a pro-government voice.
Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy patrol at Woody Island, in the Paracel Archipelago, which is known in China as the Xisha Islands, January 29, 2016.

The US’s top commander in the Pacific is sounding the alarm over China’s ‘wall of SAMs’ in the South China Sea

China has militarized the South China Sea, turning what was once a "wall of sand" into a wall of surface-to-air missiles, a top US commander warns.
(Nov. 16, 2018) Ships with the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group transit the Philippine Sea.

US Navy flexes with 2 carriers near China as report warns that Beijing’s missiles could sink them

The US Navy has been checking China's dominance in the Pacific with aircraft carriers, but a new US report says they could be sitting ducks.
Demonstrators chant anti-China slogans during a rally over the South China Sea disputes by different activist groups, outside the Chinese Consulate in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines July 12, 2016.

The South China Sea is fabled for its hidden energy reserves and China wants to block outsiders like the US from finding them

Beijing wants to block outsiders from accessing oil reserves in the South China Sea
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the joint news announcement with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan

‘We are here to stay’ — Pence says he personally challenged China with a South China Sea flyby

Vice President Mike Pence is traveling through Asia with a strong message for China — that the US "will not be intimidated."

A Chinese warship reportedly threatened a US Navy destroyer in the South China Sea

New details and a video from China's September showdown with the US Navy in the South China Sea have emerged. Here's how it reportedly went down.

Weeks after a showdown in the South China Sea, the Navy’s top officer says the US and China will ‘meet more and more on high seas’

Adm. John Richardson, the chief of US naval operations, says China's navy is more active, and that means more encounters with the US are coming.