China’s next aircraft carrier likely nuclear powered, says report | South China Sea News

China is building its fourth aircraft carrier as it seeks to boost its naval power in the Asia-Pacific region, and the vessel is “likely to be nuclear powered”, a new report revealed on Saturday, citing sources close to the country’s military. The South China Morning Post quoted a person close to the Chinese navy as saying that shipbuilders “are keen on making a significant breakthrough” with the construction of the fourth carrier. “It will be a technological leap for the shipbuilding industry,” the source told the Post. Another unnamed source…

China’s three warfares strategy for the South China Sea: Inquirer columnist, East Asia News & Top Stories

MANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – In 2003, China adopted the Three Warfares strategy to seize the South China Sea for economic and military purposes without triggering a war. The Chinese Communist Party, the Central Committee, and the Central Military Commission approved the strategy. China’s actions in the South China Sea must be viewed in light of its Three Warfares strategy. The First Warfare is a propaganda campaign, declaring to the world that the South China Sea belonged to China since antiquity. In the Position Paper it submitted to…

China’s military expansionism in South China Sea

Beijing [China], March 10 (ANI): China’s military expansionism in the South China Sea (SCS) through island construction, drilling activities, and overfishing has pushed the marine ecosystem of the region to the brink of collapse, and the destruction of coral reefs and the marine life they support is threatening the food and energy security of the littorals, reported Observer Research Foundation (ORF). Pratnashree Basu and Aadya Chaturvedi in a policy brief analysed the environmental impact of China’s activities in the South China Sea and highlighted its implications for the entire region.…

The parlous state of China’s coral reefs

What is the significance of the 2019 China Coral Report? It’s hugely significant for coral research in China. It’s the first broad and systematic look at the state of the country’s coral reefs. There have been several English-language reports on the subject. In 2004, a coral research team from SCSIO joined the Global Coral Research and Monitoring Network (GCRMN), and it publishes a report every four years. But those reports are in English, and the sections on China just look at a few representative regions, such as Dongshan in Fujian;…

Suga expresses concern over China’s assertiveness in East and South China Sea in G7 talks

ANI | Updated: Feb 20, 2021 15:43 IST Tokyo [Japan], February 20 (ANI): Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday has expressed concern about China‘s unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East and South China seas in G7 talks, reported NHK World.He said Japan will say what needs to be said, and demand action from Beijing.The leaders held a teleconference on Friday just after 11 pm Japan time. It was the first G7 meeting that included Suga, US President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.On…

China’s Move to Empower Coast Guard Stirs Tensions | Voice of America

China’s new law allowing its coast guard to “open fire” on foreign vessels is causing serious anxiety in the Philippines, Vietnam and Japan. The move may help China to create a quasi-military presence even in sea areas where its navy is absent, analysts say. The Philippines, one of several countries with competing claims to portions of the South China Sea, has lodged a formal protest describing the law as “a verbal threat of war.” Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi has said that Japan holds “major doubts” about the law and…

China’s Sea of Conflict

President Joseph Biden’s administration faces a host of difficult problems, but in foreign policy, its thorniest will be its relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). How it handles issues of trade, security, and human rights will either allow both countries to hammer out a working relationship or pull the U.S. into an expensive–and unwinnable–cold war that will shelve existential threats like climate change and nuclear war. The stakes could not be higher and Washington may be off on the wrong foot. The first hurdle will be the toxic…

Philippines files protest over China’s new coastguard laws in South China Sea

The Philippines Foreign Minister said a diplomatic protest had been filed over China’s passing of a law allowing its coastguard to open fire on foreign vessels, describing it as a “threat of war”. Key points: The Phillipines said the law was “a verbal threat of war” The law permits China’s coastguard to use “all necessary means” against foreign ships China has competing territorial claims with its neighbours in the South China Sea China passed legislation on Friday allowing its coastguard to use “all necessary means” to stop or prevent threats…

Could US-Indonesia Cooperation End China’s Growing Aggression In The South China Sea? – Latest Asian, Middle-East, EurAsian, Indian News

The entire world is aware of China’s rising aggression and unilateral claims in the South China Sea region. While all countries are busy tackling the Covid-19 problem, China is continuing its military aggression in the disputed territory.  What Was The Russian Angle In Former Indian PM Lal Bahadur Shastri’s ‘Mysterious’ Death In Tashkent And it’s clear that China’s actions and unilateral claims are only to control the resources in the region. China has deliberately violated the existing law by carrying out many illegal acts. It tends to overlook the fact…