South China Sea: World War 3 fears as Malaysia launches anti-ship missiles | World | News

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) conducted the rare show in the disputed region following fresh tensions with China. China has been accused of harassing Malaysia and Vietnam’s oil and gas exploration ships for at least six weeks. The RMN’s last known firing of anti-ship missiles was conducted in 2014, Janes reported. Malaysian defence minister Mohamad Bin Sabu said in a statement: “The success of the missile firings is proof that the RMN is able to undertake operations in the South China Sea. “The execution of these exercises will assure the…

South China Sea threat: Beijing launches six anti-ship missiles in huge warning to West | World | News

The naval tests were conducted between June 29 and 30, just days after Chinese President Xi Jinping met with US President Donald Trump to try and ease relations at the G20 summit in Japan. It remains unclear if China tested these missiles against dummy vessels or other targets, however the move has been widely condemned by Washington. Pentagon spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Dave Eastburn, labelled the tests “disturbing” and stated it goes against the Chinese President’ss 2015 election pledge to de-militarise the waters. He said: “The Pentagon was aware of the launch…

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 urges US to ‘immediately cancel’ sale of tanks and missiles to Taiwan – Pacific

China urges US to ‘immediately cancel’ sale of tanks and missiles to Taiwan China is demanding that the United States scrap a plan to sell more than $2 billion worth of military hardware, including M1A2 Abrams tanks and Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, to Taiwan. Such a deal violates international law, norms of international relations, the “One China” policy and interferes in China’s internal affairs, undermining the nation’s sovereignty and security, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters Tuesday, according to the state-run Global Times newspaper. Under “One China,”…

Vietnam ‘deeply concerned’ about China’s missiles | Daily Express Online

Vietnam ‘deeply concerned’ about China’s missiles Published on: Saturday, July 06, 2019 MANILA: While the Department of Foreign Affairs is waiting for official military confirmation of China’s reported missile launch in the South China Sea, Vietnam’s foreign ministry had expressed concern over the matter.Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said Hanoi was “deeply concerned” about Beijing’s recent actions in the disputed waterway, according to a report from Ho Chi Minh-based newspaper Tuoi Tre News.  “Vietnam suggests that all activities in the East Sea (South China Sea)…

US: China test-fired missiles into South China Sea

A US military official has told NHK that China has test-fired missiles from the mainland into disputed waters in the South China Sea for the first time. The official said that the Chinese military launched a total of six missiles from the mainland on Sunday, US Pacific Time, and they landed in two separate areas in the South China Sea. The official said the US military is now analyzing the types of missiles that were fired. NBC News reported that China tested anti-ship ballistic missiles that are believed to possess…

Japan Holds Naval Drills in South China Sea as China Tests Missiles

Japan’s largest warship, the Izumo, completed joint drills with allies including the U.S., France, and Australia this week, demonstrating Japan’s improved ability to project power across the region – pointedly including ground actions on islands like the ones China has been militarizing. China just used those islands to conduct missile tests that a growing list of Asian powers found disturbing, as did the United States. The Izumo was designed as a helicopter carrier, but it will soon undergo renovations that will allow it to launch advanced F-35 fighters, which require…

Vietnam ‘deeply concerned’ about China’s test missiles

Vietnam ‘deeply concerned’ about China’s test missiles Patricia Lourdes Viray (Philstar.com) – July 5, 2019 – 2:38pm MANILA, Philippines — While the Department of Foreign Affairs is waiting for official military confirmation of China’s reported missile launch in the South China Sea, Vietnam’s foreign ministry had expressed concern over the matter. Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said Hanoi was “deeply concerned” about Beijing’s recent actions in the disputed waterway, according to a report from Ho Chi Minh-based newspaper Tuoi Tre News. “Vietnam suggests that…

‘No sighting’ of China testing missiles in West PH Sea, says WesCom

MANILA—The Western Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines said there is no sighting of anti-ship ballistic missile test in the South China Sea, following reports of a recent Chinese missile launch in the area. “WESCOM is continuously monitoring our area of responsibility, especially in the West Philippine Sea, and conducts regular maritime and sovereignty patrol missions incessantly to sustain our presence in the 9 PH-held island detachments,” the AFP said in a statement. The Pentagon on Tuesday said China’s missile launch near the Spratly (Kalayaan) Islands was “disturbing”…

China tests anti-ship missiles in South China Sea, Pentagon says

“The Pentagon was aware of the Chinese missile launch from the man-made structures in the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands,” spokesman Lt. Col. Dave Eastburn said. In a notice to mariners released on Saturday, China said it would be conducting military exercises until Wednesday in a large area of the South China Sea, north of the Spratly Islands. The missile test was part of those exercises, according to NBC News, which first reported the Chinese action. More tests were expected, NBC said, citing unnamed US officials. CNN has…