Why China’s Coast Guard Spent 258 Days in Waters Claimed by Malaysia | Voice of America

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Chinese coast guard vessels spent 70% of the past year patrolling in a tract of the South China Sea claimed by Malaysia, an American think tank says. Malaysia did little to push back. The coast guard presence, especially long-term for a Chinese mission in the widely disputed South China Sea, followed by Malaysia’s muted response gives China an ever-stronger upper hand over the Southeast Asian country and more clout in a broader six-way maritime dispute that has grabbed attention as far away as Washington. China already has…

Malaysia film censors order removal of South China Sea map illustrating China’s territorial claims- Entertainment News, Firstpost

Malaysia’s film censors have ordered a scene to be removed from the animated movie Abominable which shows China’s nine-dash line in the South China Sea, an official has said, amid growing anger among countries with overlapping claims to the region. The U-shaped line is used on Chinese maps to illustrate its territorial claims over vast expanses of the resource-rich South China Sea, including areas claimed by other countries. A still from Abominable Vietnam pulled the movie from cinemas on Monday, while the Philippines’ foreign minister has called for the scene…

Navy Conducts ‘High-End Warfighting’ Exercises in South China Sea

The U.S. Navy recently sent an aircraft carrier strike group and an amphibious ready group consisting of two large deck warships, dozens of aircraft, and thousands of sailors and Marines into the South China Sea, apparently for the first time ever. Last week, the U.S. Navy sent the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group – consisting of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier and her accompanying ships, aircraft, and sailors – and the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group consisting of the USS Boxer amphibious assault ship and a Marine Expeditionary Unit of…

Vietnam Wants DreamWorks To Get The Map Of South China Sea Right

A photographer takes picture of a map showing the position of the Chinese oil rig in the disputed … [+] waters at the South China Sea during a press conference in Hanoi on June 5, 2014 held by Vietnamese Foreign Ministry accusing Chinese ships of attacking Vietnamese vessels near to the site of the oil rig off Vietnam’s central coast. China fired water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel and damaged another of Hanoi’s ships, Chinese state media said on June 3, in the latest confrontation over disputed waters in the…

Container ship capsized, sank, containers floating, South China sea – Maritime Bulletin

Post Views: 139 Container ship capsized and sank late at night local time Oct 18 off port in South China sea. Crew escaped, safe, many containers went overboard, floating around.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. 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 10 years. I’ve been involved in solving…

Warfare’s next frontier might be the ocean floor — here’s why

Posted October 19, 2019 06:02:24 Photo: Currently militaries of all stripes are vulnerable on the ocean floor, but that could soon change. (US Navy) The Earth’s resources have long been a trigger for armed conflict — be it over oil, water, or food. Key points: The ocean floor is rich in minerals prized by the modern world Only 9 per cent of the seabed is mapped in high resolution This has been a blind spot for military strategists in the past But in the coming decades, conflicts over resources may…

MTRCB: ‘Abominable’ off Philippine theaters since Tuesday

MTRCB: ‘Abominable’ off Philippine theaters since Tuesday MANILA, Philippines — Due to a controversial scene depicting China’s disproven territorial claim, DreamWorks film “Abominable” has been pulled out of Philippine cinemas since Tuesday, the Movie and Tele­vision Review and Classification Board said in a statement sent to Pilipino Star Ngayon Thursday. “MTRCB understands the situation brought about by the movie ‘Abominable. We wish to assure the public that the said movie is already off the Philippine market effective October 15, 2019,” chair Rachel Arenas said. The said map shown in…