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Pressure mounts on Beijing in the South China Sea

The US and its allies are toughening their stance and sending warships into waters claimed by China

In the latest sign of continuity in US policy in Asia, the newly-inaugurated Biden administration is toughening its stance on Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea.

  • Richard Javad Heydarian
  • Asia Times

In its latest Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea, the Pentagon deployed the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell well into the 12 nautical mile zone…

Only weeks earlier, another US warship, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John McCain, conducted a…

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