‘Paper boat’ a tribute to kids, fishermen

DREAM BOAT: The “baroto,’’ built by Palawan artists, pays tribute to children’s innate ability to weave and chase their own dreams. —JONATHAN BENITEZ / CONTRIBUTED PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, Philippines — An art installation of a giant paper boat here pays tribute to children’s dreams and to fishermen voyaging safely toward the West Philippine Sea. “It is an offering to all [the] children who never ceased to pursue their dreams, and a tri­bute to [all] fishermen and [our] countrymen who never ceased dreaming [about] the West Philippine Sea without fear,”…

Chinese research vessel Xiang Yang Hong 01 tracked in waters near Christmas Island off Western Australia – Politics

Posted March 02, 2020 04:11:15 Infographic: Defence tracked a Chinese research vessel as it mapped crucial submarine routes off the Western Australian coast. (ABC News) A high-tech Chinese research vessel has been detected mapping strategically important waters off the Western Australian coast where submarines are known to regularly transit. Key points: A Defence official said the ship was mapping waters used by Australian submarines to get to the South China Sea A Border Force spokesperson said the Xiang Yang Hong 01 had stayed in international waters In 2018, the Xiang…

China’s Navy to be ‘world’s largest in 10 years’

China’s Navy to be ‘world’s largest in 10 years’ MANILA, Philippines — China is projected to have the world’s largest navy in the next 10 to 15 years, according to a United States-based military forum. An article written for the United States Naval Institute (USNI) by retired US Navy Rear Admiral Michael McDevit declared that the US Navy remains a dominant naval force on the global stage – but China is fast catching up. The article cited China’s current behavior in building up the blue water capability of its navy.…

JPT Least-Squares Migration Technique Improves Imaging and Inversion Offshore China

You have access to this full article to experience the outstanding content available to SPE members and JPT subscribers. To ensure continued access to JPT’s content, please Sign In, JOIN SPE, or Subscribe to JPT Least-squares migration (LSM) has become an increasingly important imaging tool. Recently, several case studies have shown that LSM provides greatly improved seismic imaging. However, only a few examples reveal its advantages in both imaging and amplitude-vs.-offset (AVO) inversion. In this paper, the authors propose a least-squares Q migration (LSQM) method that combines the benefits of…

China’s aggressive move brings region closer to war

There’s a three-way “dangerous, ongoing game of chicken” in the South China Sea. A maelstrom of warships, coastguard vessels, militia boats and oil rigs is pitting Malaysia, Vietnam and China against each other. Beijing has upped the ante on its claim over the entire South China Sea in recent months. And its relentless pressure has seen cracks emerge between otherwise friendly ASEAN nations such as Vietnam and Malaysia. Which may be why neither nation has been publicly vocal about China’s latest aggressive incursion. It’s in waters Hanoi and Kuala Lumpur…

Vietnam joins ASEAN effort to combat IUU fishing

Relations between the EU and some ASEAN member states have been tense in recent years because of the seafood trade, stemming from the European Commission’s (EC) sanctions related to the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. As Chair of ASEAN 2020, Vietnam hopes to promote cooperation among ASEAN member states and address this issue to actively contribute towards better ASEAN-EU trade relations. Yellow card For Southeast Asian countries, the EU is an important market which imports seafood with high profits – but the potential always comes with barriers that sometimes…

Temperatures to rise in the North, storms predicted

The TMD (Thailand Meteorological Department) says that another high-pressure system originating in China is covering Thailand’s north-east and affecting weather in the South China Sea, while weak easterly winds continue to prevail across the Gulf of Thailand. The forecast is that cool to cold conditions will prevails in the mornings across the North and the Northeast. Temperatures in the North are likely to fall up to 2-4 degrees C in the North and 1-2°C in the Northeast, the Central and the East regions. The southern areas of Thailand are likely…

Why Afghanistan Became an Invisible War

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