VE – Từ một tiền đồn chỉ rộng hơn 1.000 m2, hiện nay diện tích đất mà Trung Quốc cải tạo phi pháp trên Đá Chữ Thập đã lên tới 900.000 m2, đủ lớn để Bắc Kinh xây dựng trên đó đường băng, bến cảng cùng nhiều công trình quân sự và dân sự khác.
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
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TTO – Trung Quốc đang ráo riết xây dựng và mở rộng trái phép ở quần đảo Hoàng Sa thuộc chủ quyền Việt Nam, theo các hình ảnh chụp qua vệ tinh trang The Diplomat đưa tin ngày 14-4.
|Hình ảnh Trung Quốc mở rộng đường băng và lấn biển ở đảo Phú Lâm, quần đảo Hoàng Sa – Ảnh: thediplomat.com|
|Trung Quốc lấn biển trái phép ở đảo Nam, quần đảo Hoàng Sa – Ảnh: AFP|
TN – Với những hành động phi pháp trên biển Đông, Trung Quốc đã khiến chính trường vốn đầy chia rẽ của Mỹ có cùng tiếng nói chung.
Hình ảnh chụp từ vệ tinh ngày 1.2.2015 cho thấy tàu nạo vét Trung Quốc hoạt động phi pháp
tại đá Vành Khăn thuộc Trường Sa – Ảnh: Reuters
Ngày 27.2, trong buổi điều trần đặc biệt về các điểm nóng an ninh toàn cầu, Chủ tịch Ủy ban Quân vụ Thượng viện Mỹ John McCain nhận định các hoạt động mở rộng, bồi đắp phi pháp của Trung Quốc trên biển Đông đã gây ra sự thay đổi đột ngột và bất thường trong khu vực. Continue reading Mọi lực lượng chính trị Mỹ đều lo ngại về biển Đông
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
japantimes – THLOK, TASEK CAMBODIA – When Defense Minister Tea Banh addressed graduates last month at Cambodia’s prestigious Army Institute, he directed his thanks to the guests who made it all possible: a group of crisply dressed officers from China’s People’s Liberation Army. Continue reading In bid to ‘split ASEAN,’ China pours money, arms into Cambodian military
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)
By RALPH JENNINGS Asia World News China United Nations Crime Fishing
latimes.com – China’s moves to explore for oil and undertake land reclamation projects on contested islets in the South China Sea have upset a number of its neighbors, including Vietnam. But none has taken a tougher stance against Beijing’s moves than the Philippines. Continue reading Philippines making waves over China’s moves in disputed waters Philippines Disputed Reef
A corner of Truong Sa Lon Island in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands. Photo: Cong Nguyen
TNN – Ho Chi Minh City has instructed tourism companies to plan for new tour services to Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands, after a Hai Phong company became the first to bring tourists there last December. Continue reading Vietnam plans to bring more tourists to Truong Sa Islands