This big statement by the US commander on the bullying of China in the South China Sea – Research Writeups

The commander of the US Pacific Fleet said on Tuesday that Beijing’s aggression in the controversial South China Sea has not declined and continues to bully other countries in the strategic area. Admiral John Aquilino is on a visit to India. He met Naval Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and other senior defense officers. Aquilino said that he and Singh discussed ways to enhance cooperation and information sharing. Admiral John Aquilino told reporters here that many countries are threatened by China’s military deployment in the disputed watershed. Many of them are…

Manila, Beijing Establish Joint Body for Energy Exploration in South China Sea

Manila and Beijing have formed a joint inter-governmental body to coordinate an exploration deal for tapping energy resources in the South China Sea, Philippine officials announced Wednesday, in a move that President Rodrigo Duterte earlier had said could ease tensions in the disputed waters. Enrique Manalo, the Philippine undersecretary for policy at the Department of Foreign Affairs, and Chinese vice foreign minister Luo Zhaohui convened in Beijing on Monday for the first official meeting of the “Oil and Gas Development Inter-Governmental Joint Steering Committee” for exploring and developing energy projects…

6 cargo ships distressed in South China sea, 1 sinking. – Maritime Bulletin

Post Views: 197 6 cargo ships are distressed in South China sea in the evening Oct 30. General cargo ship issued distress signal, reporting flooding engine room, in northern South China sea. Details only for subscribers.Annual subscription $750. For annual subscription, contact vmd@odin.tcSubscribe if you want to receive accidents news ASAP and in full.FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/ Comments comments Author // Mikhail Voytenko My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than…

‘China may deploy aircraft carrier in Indian ocean’: US navy commander | india news

The US Pacific Fleet Commander on Tuesday said there has been no reduction in Beijing’s assertiveness in the disputed South China Sea, a vital trade route in the global supply chain, and it continues to bully other nations in the strategic region. Admiral John Aquilino, who is in India, met Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh and other senior defence officials. He said he and Singh discussed ways to enhance cooperation and increase information-sharing and better integration between the two navies. “The US and India have common values. We understand that…

ASEAN Leaders Must Condemn Illegal Acts In South China Sea – OpEd

For the last four decades, the whole of Southeast Asia has been enjoying an unprecedented peace. Now that peace is under serious threat because of one country’s illegal and provocative actions and maritime ambitions. That country is none other than China, which is not even a Southeast Asian country. China claims more than 90 percent of the South China Sea (SCS) based on a controversial nine-dash line and historical grounds. The SCS is one of the busiest waterways through which around US$5 trillion worth of goods pass through annually. As…

Asymmetric warfare key against PRC

China has bolstered its naval forces to assert its claim to disputed islets in the South China Sea, so Taiwan has to focus more on asymmetric warfare to defend against Beijing’s military activities in the region, reports delivered at a cross-strait forum in Taipei yesterday said. Over the past decade, China has been upgrading and expanding its naval forces, and increased its military activities around disputed islets near Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands, Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) deputy executive director Ou Si-fu (歐錫富) said. “The [Chinese]…

NASA finds Tropical Storm Matmo consolidating off Vietnam coast

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Tropical Storm Matmo as it developed in the South China Sea, off the coast of Vietnam. The storm is expected to make a landfall in central southeastern Vietnam later on Oct. 30. Visible imagery from NASA satellites help forecasters understand if a storm is organizing or weakening. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard Suomi NPP provided a visible image of Matmo on Oct. 30 and found the storm taking on a much more rounded shape than the previous day.…

No need for China recognition of PH ownership in joint exploration

WEST PHILIPPINE SEA. Retired Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio says the Philippines is safe with the memorandum of understanding with China on oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Retired Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio disagreed with Vice President Leni Robredo’s demand that the Philippine government must require China to recognize Philippine ownership and sovereign rights over the West Philippine Sea before pursuing a contract for oil and gas exploration. Carpio took this position as he…