Chinese underwater spy drones found in Indonesian waters

An unexpected Christmas catch has revealed Beijing is actively surveying critical shipping choke-points to Australia’s north. And that could have dire implications if our trade-spat worsens. Three undersea spy drones have been caught in Indonesian waters. They appear to be a Chinese design, and they were in shipping lanes crucial for Australia’s security. They look like simple tubes with wings. But they’re packed full of sensors and a long-range transmitter to send their discoveries back to headquarters. RELATED: Secret sub reveals China’s chilling plan ‘on our doorstep’ RELATED: The 34-kilometre…

South China Sea: one man’s vision to save life in troubled waters – South China Morning Post

South China Sea: one man’s vision to save life in troubled waters  South China Morning Post Japan had plans to sail MSDF ship near Chinese-held islet in South China Sea  The Japan Times US move to police illegal fishing in South China Sea leaves allies wary  Daily Express Study: China Could Likely Afford to Shut Down S. China Sea Traffic  The Maritime Executive Biden’s US to remain active in South China Sea, but confront China less: analysts  VnExpress International View Full Coverage on Google News Source link

Indian Navy monitors Chinese research vessels in Sri Lankan waters over security concerns

Two Chinese research and survey vessels sailing in Sri Lankan waters have caught the eye of Indian Navy, which can be a possible threat on data vital for the conduct of naval operations. The two vessels have been sailing in Colombo owned waters since the past one month claiming to probe into shipwrecks, sources from the Indian defence ministry speaking to The Print revealed. Since 2012, Beijing owned navy vessels are a regular sight in the Indian Ocean, despite critics claiming that it may increase the threat to the Indian subcontinent.…

Japan Could Face The Brunt Of Chinese Navy As Beijing Drafts Another Powerful Law Over Contested Waters

China’s National People’s Congress has proposed a new law that would authorize the Coast Guard to use weapons against foreign ships involved in illegal activities in its waters. After Saudi, Trump Endorses ‘Independent Kashmir’; Why Are Key Allies Turning Against India? The coast guard would be authorized to use weapons “in the case of unlawful infringement by a national organization or individual,” as per the document released by the NCP to seek public comments on the draft law. The law will allow the use of handheld weapons against vessels deemed…

Chinese law would allow coast guard to fire on foreign vessels in its waters – Pacific

Chinese law would allow coast guard to fire on foreign vessels in its waters The China Coast Guard would be allowed to use weapons against foreign ships in its waters under a proposed revision to its maritime police law, according to a translated version of the document. China’s National People’s Congress last month drafted the revised law, which has yet to be enacted, according to a Wednesday report by the Chinese legislation blog NPC Observer. The coast guard would be authorized to use weapons “in the case…

South China Sea news: Super Typhoon on track to hit disputed waters as tensions escalate | World | News

The Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) warned residents to brace for the incoming thunderstorms. The South China Sea region has been subject to territorial disputes and conflict for years. Dr Herizal, BMKG’s deputy for climatology, said Indonesia could be hit with strong winds and thunderstorms in the coming days. He warned that the typhoon has developed into a Category 5 tropical cyclone, which is the highest classification on the scale. According to the Jakarta Post, on Monday Dr Herizal said: “Typhoon Goni, which has developed into a Category 5 tropical…

Beijing doubles down after US sails through waters

Beijing is doubling-down on its assertion of total control over the South China Sea, swarming warships and aircraft around a US destroyer as it sailed through international waters at the weekend. “We urge the US side to immediately stop such kind of provocative actions, strictly manage and control its maritime and air military operations so as not to cause any eventuality,” warns a Chinese military spokesman. The guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain crossed through the South China Sea, passing near the disputed Paracel Islands on Friday. It’s the third such…

South China Sea news: Fishing on ‘verge of collapse’ as tensions soar in the waters | World | News

The South China Sea is now believed to be the highest biodiversity place on earth, according to marine biologist John McManus. He said there is about 570 species of coral in the region and this high level brings thousands of species of fish. Professor McManus is urging local governments to establish a regulatory authority to stop the destruction of offshore reefs and clamp down on overfishing. It comes as an army chief warned that China is creating a “potential flash point” in the disputed waters with its military force. Last week,…

Malaysia detains Chinese vessels for trespassing in territorial waters as Japan warns of same

According to a statement, 60 Chinese nationals were detained during an operation off the eastern coast of Johor, the southern Malaysian state which borders Singapore. Their vessels, all of which were registered in Qinhuangdao, a port in northern China, were en route to Mauritania, West Africa, when they trespassed in Malaysian waters, the country’s maritime authorities said. Malaysia reported 89 intrusions by Chinese coastguard and navy ships between 2016 and 2019, as tensions continue to escalate between the United States and China over Beijing’s claims to most of the resource-rich…