Asia Pacific Jul 6, 2019

China denies U.S. accusations of South China Sea missile tests

China's Defense Ministry on Friday denied U.S. accusations that the Chinese military had recently carried out missile tests in the disputed South China Sea, saying instead that they had held routine drills that involved the firing of live ammunition. The Pentagon said on Tuesday the ...

Chinese aircraft carrier sails between Okinawan islands

National Jun 11, 2019

Chinese aircraft carrier sails between Okinawan islands

by Jesse Johnson

The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that China's sole operating aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, had passed through the Miyako Strait between the island of Miyako and Okinawa's main island as it ventured into the Pacific that morning. The Liaoning, which did not enter Japanese waters while ...