Quake info: Mag. 4.8 earthquake – South China Sea, 10.9 km south of Calaca, Province of Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, on Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 6:48 am (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 185 km depth 15 Jan 23:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes. Update Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 23:06 Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake 11 km southwest of Calaca, Philippines 4.8 quake 16 Jan 6:48 am (GMT +8) An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred early morning on Saturday 16 January 2021 at 6:48 am local time near Calaca, Province of Batangas, Calabarzon, Philippines, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate to considerable…

DFA chief in Vietnam to discuss South China Sea issue

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario flew to Vietnam on Tuesday, to meet with Vietnam officials in Hanoi, a crucial step in the two countries’ partnership on maritime issues in the region amid the rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Del Rosario would lead the Philippine delegation in the October 21ministerial meeting of the 8th Philippines-Viet Nam Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) in Hanoi, Vietnam. “The meeting is an opportunity to discuss developments in our…

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…

South China Sea: US strategy makes ‘Biden look soft’ as Australia erupts at rival | World | News

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s willingness to infuriate China, particularly in his latest move to escalate the row over Taiwan, are part of a strategy to ensure that Mr Biden will be perceived as weak, Mr Rudd claimed. He argued that this could see already tense relations hit a new low, leaving many rivals – including Australia – upset at Mr Pompeo’s decisions ahead of Mr Biden’s inauguration later this month. Mr Rudd, leader of Australia in two spells between 2007 and 2013, argued that Mr Pompeo had created “strategic…

‘Japan’s Abe, Canada’s Trudeau discussed South China Sea issue in bilateral meeting’

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a reporters question during a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. AP MANILA, Philippines — The South China Sea disputes may not have been touched or even mentioned in the summit of leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation but it proved to be among the hot topics on the sidelines. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met for the first time the newly elected prime minister of Canada Justin…

Chinese Y-20 military cargo plane on South China Sea Fiery Cross Reef

The Chinese military was probably testing the capabilities of its transport aircraft, which satellite images showed on the militarized reef in the Spratly Islands on Christmas Day, one analyst said. Days after the plane appeared there, Chinese forces began three simultaneous drills in waters off Hainan, about 1,200 km north of the Spratlys. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. China flew its biggest warplane, the Y-20 transporter, to Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed South China Sea on December 25, satellite images show. The huge aircraft was seen on…

China orders military to be ready for war ‘at any second’ as Brit aircraft carrier prepares to sail to South China Sea

CHINA has told its military to be ready to “act at any second” amid rising tensions over disputed territories in the South China Sea. It comes with the UK’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, expected to be deployed to the region in the coming months as part of its first operational mission. 3 Chinese premier Xi Jinping has told the country’s military to be ready to ‘act at any second’Credit: AP:Associated Press 3 It comes with the UK’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, expected to soon be deployed…

South China Sea: Hainan is the ‘tip of the naval spear’

Photo from the air shows construction activities undertaken by China on Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross Reef), including an airstrip, in a disputed area in the South China Sea. The Philippines and China are among several countries disputing ownership of the reefs located on the Spratly Islands. PHOTO BY VICTOR ROBERT LEE AND DIGITALGLOBE SANYA, CHINA – Except for a few transient fishermen living in wooden huts, the tranquil shores of Woody Island were for decades largely devoid of inhabitants or civilian facilities. Then, in 2012, it all changed for the…