US Navy Captain Eric Anduze, Commander of the USS Blue Ridge. Photo: AP

US Navy flagship visits Manila after sailing in contested South China Sea

  • Captain Eric Anduze, the commander of the USS Blue Ridge, said the visit to Manila reaffirmed strong US-Philippine military ties
  • ‘We sail, fly and operate wherever the law allows us to,’ he told reporters
Topic |   The Philippines

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US Navy Captain Eric Anduze, Commander of the USS Blue Ridge. Photo: AP
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Admiral Philip Davidson. Photo: AP

Philip Davidson, the top US officer in Asia, warns Beijing’s military activity in South China Sea is ‘not reducing in any sense of the word’

  • Davidson also sought to reassure allies in Southeast Asia of American commitment to the region
  • He described China as ‘paranoid’ and criticised the ‘desire to supplant rules-based international order’
Topic |   South China Sea

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Admiral Philip Davidson. Photo: AP
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