TĐH: This declaration of G7 is a very well coordinated global maritime strategy to deal with all issues related to maritime security of the world. And it contains the strength of a dominant group of naval powers of the world: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the European Union (which is very much the entire Europe, not just one country).
In this long document East and South China Sea is the first item of concern. So we need to understand that China’s aggressive behavior has the benefit of bringing the world together to deal with China, with laws and naval powers. China will see its undoing eventually. The world will slowly squeeze China in so many ways, on so many fronts, one step at a time.
date of issue15.04.2015
The maritime domain is a cornerstone of the livelihood of humanity, habitat, resources and transport routes for up to 90 per cent of intercontinental trade. It connects states and regions and makes otherwise distant nations neighbours. Humankind depends on a safe, sound and secure maritime domain in order to preserve peace, enhance international security and stability, feed billions of people, foster human development, generate economic growth and prosperity, secure the energy supply and preserve ecological diversity and coastal livelihoods. As the world’s population grows, our reliance on the oceans as a highway for commerce and a source of food and resources will increase even more. The free and unimpeded use of the world’s oceans undergirds every nation’s journey into the future. Continue reading G7 Foreign Ministers’ Declaration on Maritime Security in Lübeck, 15 April 2015→
Từ ngày 14/4 đến 28/4/1975, quân đội nhân dân Việt Nam mà nòng cốt là Đoàn 126 đặc công hải quân tiến hành giải phóng 6 đảo: Song Tử Tây, Sơn Ca, Nam Yết, Sinh Tồn, Trường Sa Lớn và An Bang thuộc quần đảo Trường Sa do quân lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa đóng giữ.
VE – “Nếu là lực lượng nước ngoài chiếm đảo, chúng tôi sẽ chiến đấu đến cùng, nhưng khi nghe tiếng miền Bắc kêu gọi đầu hàng, chúng tôi đã buông súng”, Thiếu tướng Mai Năng nhắc lại lời một viên chỉ huy Việt Nam Cộng hòa bị bắt làm tù binh ở Trường Sa năm 1975.
Mỗi độ tháng tư về, trong ký ức trung tá Đào Mạnh Hồng (hiện sống ở TP Hải Phòng, nguyên lính đặc công Đội 1, Đoàn 126), Trường Sa lại hiện lên rất gần và trận đánh giải phóng đảo Song Tử Tây như mới xảy ra ngày hôm qua.
Lá cờ bộ đội hải quân cắm trên đảo Song Tử Tây (quần đảo Trường Sa) ngày 14/4/1975. Ảnh: Hoàng Phương.
AMTI – The military services responsible for American seapower (Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) recently released their new maritime strategy, entitled“Forward, Engaged, Ready: A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower.” The reviews thus far have been positive, with most analysts praising the specificity of the document, as compared to its 2007 predecessor, as well as its harder, more combat-oriented edge. One set of reviewers have yet to be heard from, however, and that is the large and garrulous community of Chinese military analysts. This analysis attempts to anticipate what that reaction will be.
One of indication of how the Chinese military community will react is its past history. The 2007 strategy did not name China as a challenge or threat, nor did it particularly focus on Chinese strategies already being discussed in navalist circles for denying U.S. freedom of action. As the Team Lead for the production of that document, I was privy to high level conversations about the degree to which the document should “name names.” Continue reading How will China view the new maritime strategy?→
AMTI – Since 2014, China has attracted tremendous regional and international attention through its land reclamation activities in some features of the Spratlys which it controls, namely Gaven Reef, Cuarteron Reef, Johnson South Reef and Fiery Cross. While many have criticisms and concerns, China feels this reclamation is necessary in order to keep up with others in the Spratlys who have earlier occupied features in the disputed Spratlys and built up military and civil facilities since.
AMTI – With revelations of China’s systematic and rapid reclamation or “island-building” of various features throughout the South China Sea, long-simmering dispute in the South China Sea seem closer to boiling over.Terriclaims, short for territorial reclamation, is a term that is useful for describing a nation’s reclamation activities when it seeks to preserve or expand territory as part of a broader geopolitical ambition. Continue reading Terriclaims: The new geopolitical reality in the South China Sea→
A Chinese vessel works on a building project in the Spratly Islands in 2014. New satellite images show that China has rapidly expanded its artificial islands in the South China Sea. (Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs)
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