Chinese survey ship re-enters disputed South China Sea waters

Chinese research vessel Haiyang Dizhi 8 entered waters surrounding the Spratly islands, which are claimed by Vietnam. Xinhua A Chinese survey vessel has re-entered disputed waters in the South China Sea, according to ship tracking analysis, after a tense month-long standoff in the same area that inflamed tensions between Hanoi and Beijing. China has been accused of deploying warships, arming outposts and ramming fishing vessels in the waters, stoking ire from other claimants on the key global shipping route. The resource-rich sea is also a flashpoint issue between Beijing and…

South China Sea tensions soar as Beijing re-enters disputed Vietnamese Spratly Islands | World | News

A survey vessel from Beijing has been spotted gliding through parts of the disputed waters causing further outrage from Vietnam and inflamed aggression. Vietnam said the ship left the area last week, but had returned again yesterday in a move that came after a month-long standoff between Beijing and Hanoi. The US-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS) confirmed the vessel was still there today. To make matters worse, the ship was accompanied by at least two Chinese coastguard vessels, resembling more of a fleet. This prompted several Vietnamese ships…

Chinese survey ship returns to disputed waters claimed by Vietnam | China News

A Chinese survey vessel has re-entered disputed waters in the South China Sea, according to ship tracking analysis, after a tense month-long standoff in the same area that inflamed tensions between Vietnam and China. Vietnam said last week the ship had left the area, but on Tuesday it had returned, according to the US-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS), and has remained in the area early on Wednesday.  The ship was accompanied by at least two Chinese coastguard ships, and several Vietnamese ships closely followed the Chinese fleet. China…

Vietnam demands ‘immediate withdrawal’ of China ship in disputed sea, SE Asia News & Top Stories

HANOI (AFP) – Vietnam on Thursday (July 25) called for the “immediate withdrawal” of a Chinese ship in the South China Sea, as the stand-off over the disputed waters intensified. Beijing last week issued a new call for Hanoi to respect its claims to the resource-rich region – which have historically been contested by Vietnam as well as Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei. Hanoi responded by saying it had sent several messages to Beijing insisting that a Chinese survey ship vacate its waters, and doubled down on Thursday with…

Vietnam demands ‘immediate withdrawal’ of China ship in disputed sea » Manila Bulletin News

Published July 26, 2019, 7:47 AM By Agence France-Presse Vietnam on Thursday called for the “immediate withdrawal” of a Chinese ship in the South China Sea, as the standoff over the disputed waters intensified. Mischief reef sits among the Spratly islands, in the disputed South China Sea (AFP Photo/TED ALJIBE/MANILA BULLETIN) Beijing last week issued a new call for Hanoi to respect its claims to the resource-rich region — which have historically been contested by Vietnam as well as Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei. Hanoi responded by saying it…

Chinese ships have left disputed sea, says Hanoi | World | thenews.com.pk

Chinese ships have left disputed sea, says Hanoi HANOI: A fleet of Chinese ships has left Vietnam´s exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea, Hanoi said on Thursday, ending a tense month-long stand off in the resource-rich waterway claimed by both sides and others. A Chinese survey vessel and several accompanying ships entered the waters around the Spratly Islands early last month, drawing ire from Hanoi, the US and the EU over Chinese increasing aggression in the resource-rich seas. Hanoi on Thursday confirmed the vessels had left its exclusive…

South China Sea chaos: Chinese vacates the disputed waters | World | News

In a tense month-long stalemate, Vietnamese ships have been keeping a close watch on a Chinese vessel lurking in the waters of the most disputed shipping lane. The Chinese survey ship appeared to be conducting a survey of Vietnam’s offshore oil blocks. The surprising update that the Chinese ship has vacated the area came from a Washington-based think tank.  The ship left the contested waters amid increasing tensions between Beijing and Hanoi which erupted into protest earlier this month. Last week, a Vietnamese fishermen’s group urged the government to take stronger measures…

Hanoi says China ships have left disputed sea after month-long standoff

Anti-China protesters hold placards during a demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Kham, Reuters A fleet of Chinese ships has left Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea, Hanoi said Thursday, ending a tense month-long stand off in the resource-rich waterway claimed by both sides and others. A Chinese survey vessel and several accompanying ships entered the waters around the Spratly Islands early last month, drawing ire from Hanoi, the US and the EU over Chinese increasing aggression in the…

US Carrier Drills in Disputed South China Sea as Beijing Closes Waters for Own Exercises

(MENAFN – Daily Outlook Afghanistan) WASHINGTON – USSRonald Reagan has conducted demonstrative flight operations training to promote‘peace through strength’ in the South China Sea, next to disputed strategicatolls where China has been holding its own military drills.To showcase thestrike group’s capabilities, the US Navy has airlifted a small group ofPhilippine officers to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier on Tuesday. Themilitary brass of the island nation, which has been reluctant to side with USin any open confrontation with China, were treated to maneuvers by the Reagan’sair wing, comprised of about 70 F/A-18…

US carrier sails into disputed waters amid new flare-ups – Lowell Sun

By JIM GOMEZ ABOARD THE USS RONALD REAGAN, South China Sea (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier sailed through the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday in the latest show of America’s military might amid new territorial flare-ups involving China and three rival claimant states. The U.S. Navy flew a small group of Philippine generals, officials and journalists to the USS Ronald Reagan, where they watched fighter jets landing and taking off by catapult with thunderous blasts. The nuclear-powered carrier, carrying about 70 supersonic F/A-18 jets, spy planes and helicopters,…