FONOPSFreedom of Navigation Operations
References in periodicals archive ?
China has called previous FONOPS by the US provocative.
Yin described the FONOPS missions as "gunboat diplomacy" and "unreasonable and arrogant.
However, he said the revelation of the deployment at this moment may have been designed as "propaganda warfare against the FONOPS developments," and as "a show of force to scare the ASEAN members, who are dependent on China economically, [at a time] when the U.