US Navy admiral praises Chinese ‘professionalism’ in disputed South China Sea

United States Navy Rear Admiral George Wikoff praised the “professionalism” of the Chinese navy while encountering them in disputed regions of the South China Sea. Wikoff described encounters with the Chinese navy as “cordial” while the Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan led the U.S. Navy’s Task Force 70 through the “nine-dash line” region of contested territories. The USS Ronald Reagan, one destroyer and two cruisers passed through the region China has claimed control of in a “freedom of navigation” exercise meant to contest the communist China’s encroachment, according to Bloomberg.…

Chinese Nuclear Submarine Involved In Incident In South China Sea

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Vietnamese fishermen got a big surprise when a 11,000 ton submarine surfaced among their boats. The incident reportedly occurred in September but has only recently come to light via social media. The Chinese Navy Jin Class ballistic missile submarine was operating near the Paracel Islands. The islands, known as Xisha in Chinese, are in a strategic location in the South China Sea. They are controlled by China but also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan. The Jin Class is the newest missile…

Chinese escalating tensions in South China Sea: Vietnam

Vietnam has accused a Chinese oil-surveying vessel and its coast guard escorts of territorial breaches by widening their activities after entering its exclusive economic zone and operating within offshore blocks for three months. As of Friday last week, the Haiyang Dizhi 8 has made several passes through the foreign-owned blocks off the coast of central Vietnam after departing from Chinese-controlled Fiery Cross Reef (Yongshu Reef, 永暑島) on Sept. 28, Marine Traffic satellite tracking data showed. At least two Chinese Coast Guard ships further south maneuvered around a Singaporean-flagged support vessel…

ESPN airs map showing Chinese dominion over South China Sea

Mind you, they’ve already taken to describing Hong Kong human-rights demonstrators as “anti-government” protesters, the most value-neutral phrase they could conceivably use to please their Chinese patrons. Every liberty movement is “anti-government,” after all. If you’ve been to Philadelphia, chances are you’ve visited its most popular historical attraction, the Anti-Government Bell. I shouldn’t joke about that, actually. The way things are going in Philly, they really might start calling it the Anti-Government Bell if Xi Jinping insists. Use of the word “anti-government” to describe Hong Kong’s motives is no longer…

American Basketball vs. Chinese Hardball. Guess Who Won.

BEIJING — Back in the Cold War, the sclerotic Soviet system proved no match for the lure of American soft power: bluejeans, jazz, rock ’n’ roll, Coca-Cola, Hollywood. All became symbols of American freedom and prosperity that no amount of communist prohibitions could stop. Today, China poses a far more formidable yet lucrative challenge for some of the most famous icons of American culture — Apple, Disney, Lady Gaga, and lately the National Basketball Association. Selling the best of American creativity and talent increasingly demands submission to the views of…

Australian Minister Slams Chinese Communist Party | Voice of America

SYDNEY – One of Australia’s most senior government ministers has accused the Chinese Communist Party of behaving in ways that are “inconsistent” with his country’s values. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton warned Canberra would work to counter foreign interference in Australian universities, as well as cyber espionage. Peter Dutton’s comments are some of the most uncompromising language yet from an Australian government minister on the perceived threat posed by China. Tensions between Canberra and Beijing have risen in recent times because of allegations of cyber attacks by China, and that…

Chinese Ship Aims to Spread Goodwill, Show Strength

A Chinese military ship is traveling in the disputed South China Sea to train its sailors and visit other countries. China hopes to spread goodwill, strengthen its claim to the disputed sea and reduce Australia’s influence in the area. China has upset many Asian countries since 2010 by using small islands in the South China Sea for military purposes. Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines all claim part of the 3.5 million-square-kilometer body of water. China claims about 90% of the sea. The naval ship Qi Jiguang left port…