Malaysia film censors order removal of South China Sea map illustrating China’s territorial claims- Entertainment News, Firstpost

Malaysia’s film censors have ordered a scene to be removed from the animated movie Abominable which shows China’s nine-dash line in the South China Sea, an official has said, amid growing anger among countries with overlapping claims to the region. The U-shaped line is used on Chinese maps to illustrate its territorial claims over vast expanses of the resource-rich South China Sea, including areas claimed by other countries. A still from Abominable Vietnam pulled the movie from cinemas on Monday, while the Philippines’ foreign minister has called for the scene…

Navy Conducts ‘High-End Warfighting’ Exercises in South China Sea

The U.S. Navy recently sent an aircraft carrier strike group and an amphibious ready group consisting of two large deck warships, dozens of aircraft, and thousands of sailors and Marines into the South China Sea, apparently for the first time ever. Last week, the U.S. Navy sent the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group – consisting of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier and her accompanying ships, aircraft, and sailors – and the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group consisting of the USS Boxer amphibious assault ship and a Marine Expeditionary Unit of…

Vietnam Wants DreamWorks To Get The Map Of South China Sea Right

A photographer takes picture of a map showing the position of the Chinese oil rig in the disputed … [+] waters at the South China Sea during a press conference in Hanoi on June 5, 2014 held by Vietnamese Foreign Ministry accusing Chinese ships of attacking Vietnamese vessels near to the site of the oil rig off Vietnam’s central coast. China fired water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel and damaged another of Hanoi’s ships, Chinese state media said on June 3, in the latest confrontation over disputed waters in the…

Container ship capsized, sank, containers floating, South China sea – Maritime Bulletin

Post Views: 139 Container ship capsized and sank late at night local time Oct 18 off port in South China sea. Crew escaped, safe, many containers went overboard, floating around.Details only for subscribers.Annual subscription $750. For annual subscription, contact vmd@odin.tcSubscribe if you want to receive accidents news ASAP and in full. Comments comments Author // Mikhail Voytenko My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I’ve been involved in solving…

Carpio vows to continue fighting over South China Sea despite retirement

Last updated Oct 18, 2019 Supreme Court (SC) Justice Antonio Carpio on Friday (Oct. 18) has vowed to continue to fight China’s claims over the West Philippine Sea. Though he will miss being in the SC, Carpio said the issue will take up his time once he retires this October 26. “I will miss that but we have a bigger foe, we have China,” he told reporters. “So I think that will consume my time and I don’t think I will be longing to do other things,” he added. Once…

South China Sea news: Beijing’s secret deal sparks military fears | World | News

China has secured the rights to develop Tualagi commercially, leaving residents shocked and concerned about future use of the island. An agreement between a Chinese company and the Solomon Islands government has been reported to have been reached secretly by the New York Times. The company in question The China Sam Enterprise Group, is a state-owned enterprise with strong ties to the ruling Communist Party. The company is said to have secured a renewable 75-year lease with a focus on commercial development. However, the move has raised fears among residents…

Foreign Minister: More security funding needed to protect South China Sea from superpowers | Malaysia

Saifuddin said Malaysia lacks sufficient maritime assets to patrol its waters and watch out for incursions by foreign powers. — Bernama pic KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) needs more funds to protect the country’s marine interests from encroachment in light of escalating tensions between the US and China, the foreign minister said in Parliament today. Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said Malaysia lacks sufficient maritime assets to patrol its waters and watch out for incursions by foreign powers. “We have always called upon Asean countries to…

Malaysia considers boosting navy amid tensions in South China Sea

Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says his country needs to boost its naval capabilities to prepare for possible conflict in the South China Sea. ANDREA VERDELLI/AFP/Getty Images Malaysia needs to boost its naval capabilities to prepare for possible conflict in the South China Sea, its foreign minister said on Thursday, even as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy pursues non-militarisation of the disputed waterway. Tensions have escalated in recent weeks, especially after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China last month as a challenge to what the U.S. Navy…

We need bigger ships to face ‘giants’ in South China Sea, says Saifuddin

Foreign Affairs Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says Malaysian warships are ‘fewer and smaller in size’ compared to others patrolling the South China Sea. (Reuters pic) KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Affairs Minister Saifuddin Abdullah conceded today that Malaysia needs more naval assets to face the “giants” involved in disputes over the South China Sea. He said Malaysia has placed boats to safeguard its waters but they are “fewer and smaller in size” compared to those of other nations. “Our warships are a lot smaller than those from China’s Coast Guard,” he told Ismail…

Nuclear submarine surfaces in ’embarrassing’ South China Sea incident

An enormous Chinese nuclear submarine has been involved in an “embarrassing” incident in the South China Sea. The 11,000-tonne Type 094 Jin Class sub emerged suddenly among a Vietnamese fishing fleet operating off the Paracel Islands, around 300km from its home base at Sanya on the Chinese island of Hainan. It is a highly unusual event that has sparked speculation over whether it was a deliberate act of intimidation or an accident. The ballistic-missile carrying nuclear submarine is designed to remain underwater for months on end without detection, and deter…