fiery cross reef
defense & security
China Scrambles Fighter Jets, Sends Warships to Shadow US Destroyer in South China Sea
The destroyer sailed close to a disputed reef on an operation that the US said was undertaken to "challenge excessive maritime claims" in the region.
Reuters News Agency
asia & pacific
With a Few Words, Japan Escalates Its Standoff With China in the South China Sea
In the wake of China's decision to build the foundations of a military base in the contested South China Sea, Japan is telling its neighbor to back off.