The US Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transits the Sunda Strait between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra as the carrier strike group is on a scheduled western Pacific deployment. The US said it has ongoing freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea. Photo: US Navy via AP

US patrols challenging Beijing in South China Sea will continue, says US Navy commander

Freedom of navigation operations in the disputed waters still ongoing, says US Navy commander

Topic |   South China Sea

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The US Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transits the Sunda Strait between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra as the carrier strike group is on a scheduled western Pacific deployment. The US said it has ongoing freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea. Photo: US Navy via AP
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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.

Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu joined the Post in 2017 as US correspondent covering US-China relations on diplomacy, security and trade. After six years' working overseas in Brussels and Washington DC, he is now based in Hong Kong and writes about China foreign policy. He has master's in international journalism.