Details of new Chinese aircraft carrier revealed in sea trial footage – Asean+

China’s state broadcaster has aired footage of the country’s new aircraft carrier, revealing details for the first time of the home-grown warship’s interior. While the new aircraft carrier is not expected to take part in a fleet review marking the PLA Navy’s 70th anniversary on Tuesday, a CCTV report has offered a rare glimpse of the vessel in footage taken during its most recent sea trial. The naval parade will include 32 Chinese warships – including its first and only operational aircraft carrier the Liaoning – and 20 foreign vessels…

Details of new Chinese aircraft carrier revealed in sea trial footage aired on state TV

China’s state broadcaster has aired footage of the country’s new aircraft carrier, revealing details for the first time of the home-grown warship’s interior. While the new aircraft carrier is not expected to take part in a fleet review marking the PLA Navy’s 70th anniversary on Tuesday, a CCTV report has offered a rare glimpse of the vessel in footage taken during its most recent sea trial. The naval parade will include 32 Chinese warships – including its first and only operational aircraft carrier the Liaoning – and 20 foreign vessels…

Chinese surveillance near PNG expanding as Australia and US begin Manus Island naval upgrades – China power

Updated April 21, 2019 11:48:14 External Link: Chinese scientific ships have been sent to waters near Papua New Guinea High-tech Chinese ships are mapping waters close to Papua New Guinea just as the United States and Australia begin upgrading a naval base on Manus Island. Key points: Chinese ships deployed to waters near Manus Island as Australia and US announce naval base upgrades The vessels are among a fleet increasing its surveys around the Philippines, Palau, Guam and Japan Experts believe the information could be crucial in any future maritime…

Philippines can’t do anything drastic vs Chinese provocations

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines cannot do anything “drastic” against Chinese provocations in the West Philippine Sea, Malacañang stressed yesterday after the official organization of Filipino lawyers and some fishermen asked the Supreme Court to compel the government to do something about Chinese environmental depredation in Philippine waters. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) and fishermen from Palawan and Zambales have asked the high court to issue a Writ of Kalikasan directing the government to enforce Philippine environmental laws, including fisheries laws, in the West Philippine Sea. Respondents in…

Chinese clam poachers making ‘thousands of dollars’ while destroying entire reef — expert

Chinese clam poachers making ‘thousands of dollars’ while destroying entire reef — expert (Philstar.com) – April 20, 2019 – 10:01am MANILA, Philippines — Chinese poachers are making “thousands of dollars” by extracting clams in the Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea and selling them, a US think tank expert said. But such a lucrative business has also destroyed the resource-rich waters’ marine environment and could cost coastal communities their livelihoods. According to an ABS-CBN News report, the Chinese continue to harvest giant clams at Scarborough, locally known as “Panatag” and is considered…

Satellite photos show Chinese maritime militia near Kota, Panata Islands

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) — Photos released by a U.S. based think tank showed vessels believed to be part of China’s maritime militia in the vicinity of Philippine-occupied island features in the South China Sea. A report by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) on Tuesday showed the vessels drawing as close as less than a kilometer (km) away from Kota and Panata Islands, which are part of the hotly-contested Spratly Island group. The two features are around 44 km away from Pag-asa Island, where a Chinese flotilla…

Some screenings of Avengers: Endgame will have Chinese subtitles

“Avengers: Endgame” to be released in April 2019 is expected to be the last installment of the 11-year story that started with “Ironman” in 2008. Some cinemas will be offering Chinese subtitles to the screening of the much-anticipated “Avengers: Endgame” movie starting on April 24. Megaworld Lifestyle Malls announced on Facebook that several of its cinemas will show the Marvel sequel with Chinese subtitles, much to the dismay of Filipino fans. Watch the most awaited next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, #AvengersEndgame, with Chinese subtitles…. Posted by Southwoods Mall…