Solve South China Sea Dispute By Sinking Navy Aircraft Carriers

Dario Leone Security, That means war?  Chinese Admiral: Solve South China Sea Dispute By Sinking Navy Aircraft Carriers Rear Admiral Lou Yuan, deputy head of the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences, has told an audience in Shenzhen that the ongoing disputes over the ownership of the East and South China Seas could be resolved by sinking two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. Admiral Lou gave a wide-ranging speech on the state of Sino-U.S. relations. As reported by New Zealand Herald, the high-profile, hawkish military commentator reportedly declared the current trade spat was…

China’s Aircraft Carrier Killer Missiles Splashdown in the South China Sea

When lobbing gigantic rockets into the stratosphere traveling at many times the speed of sound, it’s both a basic courtesy and common sense to forewarn pilots in the area to stay out of the way. Therefore, late in June 2019, China issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) warning of ballistic missile tests into distinct areas in the South China Sea: one zone stretching from Hainan island to the disputed Paracel islands, and a second box-shaped sector north of the Spratly islands. On July 1, two U.S. officials informed NBC News…

China’s aircraft carrier passes near Guam | Guam News

China deployed its aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, to an area in the Philippine Sea close to Guam last week, according to various reports in both Taiwan and Chinese media. Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post reports that “the Liaoning strike group’s latest voyage began earlier this month, when the ships sailed through Japan’s Miyako Strait, then passed the U.S. territory of Guam and the Philippines before entering the disputed South China Sea.” The Taiwan News newspaper reports the Liaoning passed through the Taiwan Strait Tuesday on its way back to…

South China Sea latest news: Beijing aircraft carriers seen in Taiwan Strait | World | News

The group of vessels passed through the waters which divide Taiwan and mainland China. According to the South China Morning Post, the Taiwanese Defence Ministry advice the ships were heading towards the port of Qingdao, eastern China. The group was made up of China’s Liaoning aircraft and five escorts. The ministry’s website read: “Please be reassured that the military is able to exercise joint intelligence to get hold of the strike group’s entire movements and deal with any emergency to ensure national security and regional stability.” Earlier in June, the…

China’s aircraft carrier sailed near Guam, accessed Taiwan Strait

June 25 (UPI) — China deployed an aircraft carrier to an area of the Pacific Ocean near the U.S. territory of Guam this month, according to Taiwanese press reports. China Times and Liberty Times reported Tuesday the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, for the first time navigated toward an area near the island of Guam, home to Andersen Air Force Base. Beijing’s Type 001 aircraft carrier and a Chinese fleet that included the Shijiazhuang, a Type 051C or Luzhou-class destroyer, the Xining, a Type 052D guided missile…

Why Taiwan is tracking aircraft carrier as it sails into disputed waters

A Chinese aircraft carrier battle group is being closely monitored by Taiwan’s military as it sails into the hotly contested South China Sea. Taiwan’s defence ministry said it had detailed information on the movements of the Liaoning – China’s only serving aircraft carrier – and its escort of warships, reports the South China Morning Post. The vessels were last officially reported close to Japanese waters on June 11. A file photo of two J-15 fighter jets of the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) Navy preparing to take off from China’s aircraft…

China’s Aircraft Carrier Battle Group Emerges

Commentary It’s been a long time coming, but Japanese reports on June 11 revealed that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have realized a long-held ambition—to build and deploy an aircraft carrier battle group. That means that China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) isn’t just able to deploy an aircraft carrier with a working air-wing of combat aircraft, but this carrier is also protected by escort combat ships, and is sustained by large, fast replenishment ships. This allows the carrier to undertake offensive missions against…