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In a tweet, Sun took objection to the Australian diplomat's remarks and said they were made "disregarding facts". The second high-level US envoy to visit Taiwan in two months began a day of closed-door meetings as China conducted military drills near the Taiwan Strait after threatening retaliation. The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement will allow the US to share top-secret satellite and sensor data with India. In early July 1944, on a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean, the US clinched a devastating defeat over Japan in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Pentagon says use of missiles, military exercises in disputed sea are destabilising and violate 2002 Code of Conduct. 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A 2019 report says that China has capabilities to mount sophisticated cyber-attacks directed at ground stations with the intent of either corrupting or hijacking the systems used to control spacecraft/satellite. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has scaled back its presence in the Philippines, two years after Islamic State affiliated rebels executed a bloody siege of Marawi that left 1100 dead. August 26, 2020, 23:07 IST explore: Tech Australia's Defence Minister has issued an unusually strong statement against China's actions in the South China Sea, without once mentioning the country's name. The US military may be stepping up missions over the disputed South China Sea, a Beijing think tank said. Watch brand new episodes of The Spanish Princess now on Stan. Australia has joined the United States in stating that China's claims in the South China Sea do not comply with international law. Japan and the US are staging massive war games amid reports the two allies are preparing a combined military response to Chinese threats. Cambodia’s government denied that its demolition of a U.S.-funded facility at one of its naval bases is a signal that China will be granted basing privileges there. The South China Sea, enclosed by China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines and Taiwan, is a hotbed of disputes that range frommilitarisation of parts of … The cruise was undoubtedly part of Australia's push-back against growing Chinese influence in the Pacific and the construction of artificial islands. "By conducting this operation, the United States demonstrated that these waters are beyond what China can lawfully claim as its territorial sea," the statement added. Pompeo said from the Taiwan Strait to the Himalayas and beyond, the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in a clear and intensifying pattern of bullying its neighbours. Both sides have held a series of diplomatic and military talks to resolve the row. Philippine president says Manila ‘firmly rejects’ attempts to undermine 2016 ruling declaring China’s claim illegal. South China Sea PANIC: Europe sends warning to China as tensions reach breaking point THE UK, France and Germany have blasted China over their actions in the disputed South China Sea… Rodrigo Duterte said China was in possession of territory that his country did not have the capability to challenge militarily, adding "we cannot go to war".. Consulate closures in Houston and Chengdu have escalated a sharp deterioration in ties between the world's two biggest economies, which were already their worst in decades amid disputes over trade and technology. China's military has reportedly fired two powerful missiles - including one known as the 'aircraft carrier killer' - in a stark warning to the US over the South China Sea dispute. Analysis: How hot could US-China ‘Cold War’ get? The US on Tuesday gave China 72 hours to close its consulate in Houston amid allegations of widespread spying. The US Navy sailed a warship near two contested islands in the South China Sea, part of what it calls a "freedom of navigation operation". A document issued last week by the State Department cited Chinas record on issues from greenhouse gas emissions to air and water and soil pollution, illegal logging and wildlife trafficking. The United States appears to have ramped up military flyovers in the South and East China Seas near China, in a show of might amid growing coronavirus tensions.