China concerned over India-US closer ties: Subramanian Swamy | India News

BEIJING: India’s concern on terrorism emanating from Pakistan and China’s apprehensions on the close ties between the US and India could figure in the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their upcoming informal summit, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has said. Swamy, a Rajya Sabha MP, was in Beijing on a five-day visit on the invitation of the Tsinghua University, where he addressed a meeting on the progress made by China in the last 70 years. He also took part in the interactive meetings…

India, US, Japan set for Malabar exercise; Quad to meet in New York | India News

NEW DELHI: As the first-ever “Quad” meeting at the foreign minister-level takes place on the sidelines of the UN general assembly in New York this week, warships and aircraft from three of the countries are amassing over 7,100 miles away in the Western Pacific for high-voltage wargames that have often irked China. The 23rd edition of the top-notch “Malabar” naval exercise among India, the US and Japan kicks off Sasebo in Japan on Wednesday, with Australia being the sole “Quad” member not involved in the 10-day wargames. Indian defence establishment…

China militarizes coast guard with navy officers in charge

BEIJING — China has packed its coast guard command with naval personnel in an apparent attempt to shore up the armed presence in contested waters. When China integrated various maritime law enforcement units into the China Coast Guard in 2013, the leadership was a mix of civilian and military staff. Now the top spots in all regional divisions are filled with naval figures. This comes as China has become more active in nearby waters to secure natural resources and other interests. The coast guard’s management reshuffle appears strategic in nature.…

CNOOC To Begin Deepwater Gas Production In South China Sea In 2021

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) targets its deepwater natural gas project Lingshui 17-2 in the South China Sea to begin producing natural gas at the end of 2021, a company official told Reuters on Tuesday. CNOOC and other major state-owned oil and gas firms in China have pledged to boost their natural gas production. As per government policy, China is looking to increase its natural gas production, especially shale gas output, to reduce its import dependence while demand continues to grow in the foreseeable future. Lingshui 17-2 in the…

Commander leads Chinese expedition team to forefront of deep-sea research

Manned deep-sea research submersible Jiaolong goes on its first dive trial after upgrading in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong Province, on February 28. Photo: VCG ○ Chinese scientists achieved world-leading progress in deep-sea manned submersible programs, even though they had to rely on themselves and made the achievements from scratch ○ China fights global stigma against Chinese deep-sea exploration by giving support and free training to other countries China’s first manned deep-sea research submersible Jiaolong will commence a new round of deep-sea voyages in October together with its newly developed mothership…

Intelligence Suggests Imminent Launch Of China’s New Amphibious Assault Carrier

While recent events have focused military thinking on the Persian Gulf, a small corner of the defense community have been looking in an entirely different direction: towards China. The country’s first amphibious assault carrier, a 35,000-ton behemoth, is about to be launched from an innocuous-looking shipyard in Shanghai. When the new warship enters the water it will, in a near-instant, transform the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The new Type-075 Amphibious Assault Carrier is nearly as large as the US Navy’s America Class vessel H I Sutton Termed a Landing…

CNOOC to Start Lingshui Production in 2021

China’s national offshore producer CNOOC Ltd expects its major deepwater gas field Lingshui 17-2 in the South China Sea to start its first gas production at the end of 2021, a company executive said on Tuesday. Chinese state-run energy producers are raising spending on domestic oil and gas drilling to multi-year highs this year, with a focus on cleaner-burning natural gas in a response to Beijing’s call to boost energy supply security. The Lingshui field, with an average water depth of 1,450 meters at a distance of about 150 kilometers…