FONOPSFreedom of Navigation Operations
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Welcome and encourage freedom of navigation and overflight operations (FONOPS) of naval powers - US, UK, France, Australia, Japan, and Canada - in the South China Sea, including the West Philippine Sea.
The FONOPS powerfully refute China's claim that there are no high seas or EEZs within its nine-dashed line.
How can it be "indisputable"?Secondly, Wei conveniently got his timeline wrong too, because China was planning and building its weapon-laced artificial islands before the tempo of FONOPs by the USA and allies began increasing.
Traditionally, FONOPs are operationally minimal and diplomatically low-key.
Would it mean a more muscular set of freedom of navigation operations (FONOPS) in the South China Sea?
For a start, it could help provide legitimacy to US Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPs) in the South China Sea.
Claims its "Freedom Of Navigation Operations" (FONOPS) in the south China sea are intended to preserve and protect freedom of commercial navigation for itself and others that is threatened by China's claims and actions.
naval vessels through international waters (freedom of navigation operations, or FONOPS), there is no requirement for routine presence by U.S.
The Philippine Navy should join the freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) to enforce the arbitral ruling that invalidated China's claims to most of the South China Sea.
A top-ranking United States naval officer on Thursday assured that the US will be "consistent" in its presence in the South China Sea despite Beijing's opposition to its conduct of freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs) in the area where a third of the world's trade passes through.
The US Navy alone makes up to 28 "freedom of navigation operations" (Fonops) in the SCS each year -- once every two weeks.
He said Japan is interested that the COC should not hinder the Fonops exercise.