Asia Times | China’s contradictory words and deeds

Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) on Sunday, Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe made many bold, controversial remarks. One such statement was his assertion that since its founding in 1949, the People’s Republic of China “has never provoked a war or conflict, nor has it ever invaded another country or taken an inch of land from others.” To portray the Asian behemoth as a benign, peace-loving country in his speech at the Singapore-based security conference, Wei also said: “History has proven and will continue to prove that China will not follow…

South China Sea is the real global flashpoint

Over the past few years, the US administration, establishment and the media have collectively fussed about the national security threats from Iran. Every time the commotion has fizzled out. Although the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group has arrived in the Persian Gulf, the hype is likely to wane soon. The US will soon go back to once again focusing its attention on South China Sea where its important interests lie. They do not lie in Iran or the Arabian Sea. The indications are clear. Last week, Senator Marco…

China claims naming South China Sea islands with English names

China claims naming South China Sea islands with English names Patricia Lourdes Viray (Philstar.com) – June 4, 2019 – 12:40pm MANILA, Philippines (Update 2, 3:01 p.m.) — Distancing itself from the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), Beijing insisted that artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea have been named a long time ago. Speaking at the 2019 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Chinese Ministry of Defense Security Cooperation Center director Senior Colonel Zhou Bo, talked about the artificial islands in the South China Sea. Collin Koh, maritime…

South China Sea: Chinese warships arrive in Sydney Harbour after World War 3 threat | World | News

Much to the surprise of the public, three warships entered the harbour on Monday morning following a bold threat from Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe. The People’s Liberation Army-Navy forced arrived in the harbour for a four-day stay following a speech where Mr Fenghe issued a warning to other world powers. During a speech at Asia’s defence summit at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Mr Fenghe warned that if any country interfered in China’s relations with other countries, that it would “fight at all costs”. Adding to his inflammatory…

South China Sea: Australian ships tailed by Chinese military in contested region | World | News

The Australian Navy was on a three month tour of seven Asian nations with four warships, aircraft and more than 1,200 members of crew when the incident happened, Australia’s ABC News revealed today. Air Commodore Richard Owen said the Australian Group made two journeys through the South China Sea, where the Chinese military keeps a close watch over the contested waters. He said: “It is controversial, we were quite aware of that. “We transited north and south through the South China Sea in international waters and we were engaged, as we normally…

In the South China sea found Keith cluburile and rare striped dolphins

In the waters South of Hainan province, scientists found several rare species of whales and dolphins. About the Agency As noted, this opening professionals have done during the past last month a two-week scientific expedition in the South China sea. Scientists investigated water area measuring 40 km in length and 200 km in width. The participants of the expedition were able to observe in natural conditions, several females of the sperm whale and a baby whale of cluburile and rare striped dolphins. An unexpected encounter with mammals suggests that this…

Ca Voi Xanh Field, South China Sea, Offshore Vietnam

Ca Voi Xanh is a natural gas field situated in block 118 of the South China Sea. Also known as the Blue Whale field, it is the biggest gas field discovered offshore Vietnam. The Ca Voi Xanh gas field is being developed by a joint venture of PetroVietnam, PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation (PVEP) and ExxonMobil, which will also serve as the operator. Announced in 2017, the project is planned to be developed with an estimated investment of $10bn, the final decision on which will be taken in 2020. First oil…

Philippines backs U.S. moves vs China buildup in South China Sea

‘The Philippine position is that every country has a right to use the waters in the South China Sea as well as the airspace. And we want peace and quiet in that area. So anything that will provide such kind of atmosphere, we are for it,’ says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo Published 3:04 PM, June 04, 2019 Updated 4:49 PM, June 04, 2019 PALACE SPOKESMAN. In this file photo, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo conducts his regular briefing for Palace reporters. Photo from Panelo’s Facebook page MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines…

PH approves of US presence in South China Sea if only to keep peace in the area » Manila Bulletin News

Published June 4, 2019, 5:21 PM By Genalyn Kabiling  The Philippine government is amenable to any presence of the United States in the South China Sea if it could help keep peace and stability in the disputed territory. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo(OPS / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said the country wants “peace and quiet” in the region while its supports freedom of navigation in the waterway. “The Philippines’ position is that every country has the right to use the waters in the South China Sea as well as…