South China Sea: World War 3 FEARS as Vietnam secretly builds ten islands in disputed sea | World | News

The country has placed its construction in the Spratly Islands near its mainland coast to prevent criticism, the New Delhi Times reported. They have slowly added buildings on 10 major islets since 2017, according to the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative. The US Centre for Strategic and International Studies also tracked new communications equipment, a sports field and the extension of a runway from 750 metres to 1,300 metres. Vietnam’s construction is widely seen as defensive, the New Delhi Times reported. The country, which belongs to the Association of Southeast Asian…

South China Sea: Philippines Duterte SUES China for harvesting clams near Thitu island | World | News

The government plans to take legal action against China for harvesting giant clams in Scarborough or Panatag Shoal, the Philippine Star reported. Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said on Twitter: “We just caught them doing that recently, filed a diplomatic note, and will be taking legal action. With our legal department now.” The action follows Chinese ships reportedly swarming Pag-asa island, also known as Thitu. Mr Duterte had previously warned Beijing to “lay off” the island or he will tell his soldiers to “prepare for suicide missions”. He…

The Admiral Gorshkov frigate entered the South China Sea

The Admiral Gorshkov frigate, which is leading a squadron of Northern Fleet warships and vessels in a long-distance voyage, has crossed the Strait of Malacca and the Singapore Strait and has entered the South China Sea, the Northern Fleet said. The Russian Admiral Gorshkov frigate (417) of Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov-class during Russian Navy Day 2018, Saint Petersburg (Picture Source: Vitaly Kuzmin) “The Russian sailors are heading for Qingdao, a seaport on the Yellow Sea. It will host the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army Navy…