Tag: China-Philippines

Vietnam Boats

Vietnam Strongly Oppose Fishing Banned Impose by China in the West Philippine Sea

Vietnam strongly opposed and firmly rejected China’s unilateral decision to ban fishing in the South China Sea where the prohibition of fishing covers the Exclusive Economic Zone of neighboring countries. The ban started on May 1 and will be ended on August 16, 2019. No fishing activities are allowed in parts of the sea under […]

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US Supply Ship

China Appeal the Philippines Not to Ban Chinese Companies

Two Chinese companies are reportedly interested in buying the Philippines’ largest shipyard, once an important US naval base in the Pacific region. Some Philippine politicians have expressed concern over a possible Chinese takeover, saying it will be a very significant national security issue. An unexpected choice is brewing in the Philippines. Since the start of […]

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Liaoning

China Officially Build Third Aircraft Carrier

China officially confirmed that it is building its third aircraft carrier which is stated to be bigger and more advanced than the other two current warships, a move by Beijing to bolster its blue-water navy capability to operate far from its borders. The aircraft carrier, Liaoning was launched in 2012, which was a refit of […]

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Close Emcounter

US Navy Sailed Johnson and Gaven Reefs in Spratly Islands and The Chinese Navy Response

The Decatur had sailed within 22 kilometers of Johnson and Gaven reefs in the Spratly chain as part of the United States’ FONOP program. The operations are intended to enforce the right of free passage in international waters under international law. Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines also claim the two islets. The photos, published on […]

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USS Decatur

Another US Warship Challenges China’s Expansive Claim in West Philippine Sea

The United States sent a guided-missile destroyer Sunday to challenge China’s expansive claims to the disputed South China Sea and sailing near Chinese-occupied territories. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation, sailing within 12 nautical miles of Chinese-held territories in the Spratly Islands. The US Navy’s freedom-of-navigation operations “challenge excessive maritime […]

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