Dr M: No problem with India, China wants peace in South China Sea | Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks at a press conference during the 22nd Asean-China Summit at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok November 3, 2019. — Bernama pic BANGKOK, Nov 3 — Malaysia remains friendly with India and is keen for both countries to enjoy better business relations, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today after fears of a trade backlash over his remarks about its restive Kashmir region previously. The prime minister had earlier participated in the 16th Asean-India Summit, which was among several related meetings held in conjunction…

Is China winning the South China Sea map war against the Philippines? – The Manila Times

YEN MAKABENTA First wordPhilippine foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. may have spoken too soon when he declared back in October 29 that China was not threatening to go to war with the Philippines over resources in the South China Sea. He said in a tweet, that China did not need the Philippines’ oil and gas reserves in the contested waters. Barely a week later, Panos Mourdoukoutas, a New York economics professor, contributed an article to Forbes magazine with the startling title, “China wins South China Sea map war against the…

Jackie Chan”s trip to Vietnam cancelled over China sea row

Hanoi, Nov 8 (AFP) Martial-arts film star Jackie Chan”s planned visit to Vietnam for a charity has been cancelled following an online backlash related to Beijing”s expansive claims in the disputed South China Sea. The Hong Kong-born actor was set to visit Hanoi on November 10 to support Operation Smile, a charity that gives free surgery to children with facial disfigurements. But the plans were scrapped after thousands of angry Facebook users flooded the charity”s official page when his visit was announced last week. Some of their comments claimed Chan…

Jackie Chan’s trip to Vietnam cancelled over China sea row

Martial-arts film star Jackie Chan’s planned visit to Vietnam for a charity has been cancelled following an online backlash related to Beijing’s expansive claims in the disputed South China Sea. The Hong Kong-born actor was set to visit Hanoi on November 10 to support Operation Smile, a charity that gives free surgery to children with facial disfigurements. But the plans were scrapped after thousands of angry Facebook users flooded the charity’s official page when his visit was announced last week. Some of their comments claimed Chan had spoken in support…

Viral videos of barge laden with red soil sinking at sea not from Malaysia | New Straits Times

KUANTAN: Two viral videos of a barge laden with red soil breaking in half in the middle of sea did not take place in Malaysian waters. Kuantan Port chief operating officer Mazlim Husin dismissed claims that the incident had taken place at the South China Sea near Kuantan as alleged on social media. “There is no such incident in the waters of Kuantan, and furthermore the mineral laden on the barge is not bauxite as claimed but nickel ore. The video which has gone viral on social media was recorded…

South China Sea: Top secret underwater drone tested in disputed waters by Beijing | World | News

The Chinese Academy of Sciences said the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) – dubbed Sea-Whale 2000 – has completed a non-stop 37-day sea trial covering a distance of 1,250 miles. Its mission path remains top-secret but defence analysts said the drone’s range means it could easily cover the Paracel and Spratly islands – claimed by China but also neighbouring Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines – and return to base in Sanya, Hainan. The new generation torpedo-shaped drone is three metres long and weighs 200kg. It is fitted with futuristic…