South China sea news: Beijing cuts deal with Cambodia to secure more territory in waters | World | News

Reports that China cut a deal with Cambodia to use part of a naval base is raising concerns that Beijing could extend its territory in the South China Sea which includes the Malacca Strait. A deal signed earlier this year between Cambodia and China would give Beijing exclusive rights to a 62-acre zone of the 190-acre Ream naval base near Sihanoukville, according to The Wall Street Journal. The naval base is also close to a large airport that a Chinese company is building. US officials allegedly saw an early draft…

US sends carrier through the South China Sea and this time shows off air prowess – Talk Media News

viation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Dallas Donnelly, from Simi Valley, California, directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyra M. Campbell) WASHINGTON — The Pentagon sent a carrier through the South China Sea in a high-profile maneuver that sent China complaining and reacting. The USS Ronald Reagan, sailing with a group of dignitaries from the Philippines, sailed through…

Washington-Beijing affairs: All about the economy – Kılıç Buğra Kanat

In the last few years, the use of “trade wars” has become increasingly common in international relations. Once considered a rather marginal concept, after the beginning of the tenure of President Donald Trump it has been constantly utilized in describing one of the tenets of U.S. relations with China. The adoption of tariffs on Chinese exports to the U.S. and China’s retaliation in the last two years have made trade disputes a more significant part of the equation between the two countries. Especially after last week’s escalation in trade disputes,…

US and Australia at war with China over the South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, speaks with a staff member at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.(Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP) INTERNATIONAL – Cambodia and China have struck an agreement for the increase of purchases within the arms trade. China has agreed to invest $290 million to expand its military presence in Cambodia.  The MOU signed, will give China access to the Cambodian naval base, and the rights to the infrastructure investment of a base located on the Gulf of Thailand.  According to documents obtained…

China denies two US Navy ships request to visit Hong Kong port

China has denied a request on Tuesday for two U.S. Navy ships to make a port call to Hong Kong. The USS Green Bay had planned to make a port call to Hong Kong on Aug. 17, while the USS Lake Erie planned for a port call in September, but both visits were denied by the Chinese government on Tuesday, according to a CNN report on Tuesday. “The Chinese Government denied requests for port visits to Hong Kong by the USS Green Bay and USS Lake Erie, which were scheduled…

Our rights  in  territorial sea  vs our rights in EEZ » Manila Bulletin News

EDITORIAL Published August 15, 2019, 12:51 AM The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)  established  the concept of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ),  an area in the sea measuring 200 miles (370 kilometers) from  a country’s  coast. It established special rights on the exploration and use of marine resources,  such as energy from  any  petroleum deposits in the land under the sea. But the EEZ waters themselves are  international waters. Distinct  from the EEZ is the concept of territorial waters. In earlier times, territorial waters  extended …

China’s Future Naval Base in Cambodia and the Implications for India

Introduction At the 2019 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, People’s Republic of China (PRC) Defense Minister Wei Fenghe dismissed a question on whether the PRC is seeking a future military presence in Cambodia (VOA Cambodia, June 3). This question arose following an assessment by the U.S. intelligence community that autocratic developments in Cambodia—particularly the single-party dominance of Cambodia’s legislature, which has extended Prime Minister Hu Sen’s tenure and made possible a constitutional amendment permitting a foreign military presence in the country—had increased the possibility of a Chinese military presence on Cambodian…

South China Sea tensions soar as Beijing re-enters disputed Vietnamese Spratly Islands | World | News

A survey vessel from Beijing has been spotted gliding through parts of the disputed waters causing further outrage from Vietnam and inflamed aggression. Vietnam said the ship left the area last week, but had returned again yesterday in a move that came after a month-long standoff between Beijing and Hanoi. The US-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS) confirmed the vessel was still there today. To make matters worse, the ship was accompanied by at least two Chinese coastguard vessels, resembling more of a fleet. This prompted several Vietnamese ships…

China’s growing threat to national security and the nation’s health

The existential threat that China has become to the United States is well documented in recent national security strategic documents. China’s occupation of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, their research and development of hypersonic weapons, and modernization of their military all clearly demonstrate the growing menace to America’s way of life. Less articulated, but no less important a threat to national security — especially given the current trade war with China — is China’s production of poor quality and tainted drugs. China has become the world’s…