Danh mục lưu trữ: Biển Đông

Trung Quốc xây 2 ‘trạm nghiên cứu’ trái phép ở Trường Sa giữa đại dịch: Có khác nào ‘ăn trộm’?

(VTC News) – Bắc Kinh xây dựng phi pháp 2 trạm nghiên cứu trên quần đảo Trường Sa là hành vi “trộm cướp”, vi phạm trắng trợn chủ quyền hợp pháp của Việt Nam.

Việt Nam không công nhận ‘đường 9 đoạn’ của Trung Quốc tại Biển Đông
Hội thảo tại Pháp về hợp tác vì an ninh và phát triển ở Biển Đông

Trung Quốc vừa thông tin việc xây dựng 2 trạm nghiên cứu trên đá Subi và đá Chữ thập (thuộc quần đảo Trường Sa của Việt Nam), trong bối cảnh cả thế giới đang vật lộn chống Covid-19.

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Trung Quốc vừa cho xây dựng phi pháp 2 trạm nghiên cứu trên đá Chữ Thập và Su Bi. (Ảnh: Getty Images)

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Three-way fray spells toil and trouble in South China Sea

Malaysia, Vietnam and China have been locked in secretive months-long naval standoff over energy resources

BY RICHARD JAVAD HEYDARIAN MARCH 8, 2020 ASIATIMES

A Malaysian naval officer looks out over the South China Sea. Photo: Facebook

HANOI – A new three-way dispute has broken into the open in the South China Sea, one that brings two Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) members into conflict along with China over coveted energy resources.

Malaysia, Vietnam and China have for weeks been locked in a quiet naval standoff in a disputed southwestern area of the sea, marking a new source of acrimony in ASEAN and Beijing’s latest bid to block Southeast Asian claimants from tapping the maritime area’s rich bounty of oil and gas.

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What Does a Second Aircraft Carrier Visit Mean for US-Vietnam Relations?

A closer look at the significance of a development that has long been in the works.

Prashanth Parameswaran

What Does a Second Aircraft Carrier Visit Mean for US-Vietnam Relations?

A previous photo of U.S. President Donald Trump in Vietnam. Credit: Flickr

This week, a U.S. aircraft carrier will make a port call in Vietnam’s coastal city of Da Nang – just the second visit of its kind since the end of the Vietnam War, following the first in early 2018. Though the move has long been in the works and is just a single engagement, it nonetheless bears noting given its significance for U.S.-Vietnam ties and Washington’s regional approach more generally.

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Gone fishing: Tracking China’s flotilla from Brunei to Indonesia

PUBLISHED: JANUARY 30, 2020

 

For several weeks starting in late December, Indonesian media was dominated by reports of a flotilla of Chinese fishing and coast guard vessels operating without permission in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The situation strained bilateral relations, presented President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo with the first foreign policy crisis of his second term, and forced Indonesia to confront the uncomfortable fact that it is a party to the South China Sea disputes even if it does not claim any contested islands or reefs. But the public reporting from Indonesian officials was also contradictory and incomplete, leaving the scale and timeline of the standoff unclear.

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When destroyers were too large for Vietnam, navy swift boats answered the call

Warfare History Network,

The National Interest

In addition to standard aircraft carrier and warship patrol operations in the open sea, naval action during the Vietnam War developed a character of its own. While the U.S. Navy maintained responsibility for more traditional functions, the interior waterways of Vietnam became an area of operations that required a different approach.

Since the early 20-century, the patrol workhorse of the U.S. Navy had been the destroyer, which rose to prominence during the two world wars. Destroyers provided perimeter security for formations of surface ships, anti-submarine and antiaircraft defenses, and search-and-rescue duties among others. These warships rendered invaluable service; however, during the Vietnam War the ocean-going vessels were unsuited for operations along the deltas, coastal areas, and rivers of the country.

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ASEAN Outlook to solve South China Sea dispute?

Aristyo Rizka Darmawan 1 January 2020

In this file photo, US coastguard ship Bertholf manoeuvres during a joint exercise with their Philippine counterpart near Scarborough shoal in the South China Sea. (AFP Photo)

This year marks one of the most important years for ASEAN’s geopolitical landscape. During the plenary session of the 34th ASEAN Summit in June, all member states agreed to adopt the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific. The brief five-page document emphasised the ASEAN led mechanism in dealing with strategic issues in the Indo-Pacific region. It could not be denied that one of the most important ongoing issues in the region is still the South China Sea dispute, so will the Outlook help to solve the ongoing dispute?

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South China Sea – Occupation and Island Building

OCCUPATION AND ISLAND BUILDING


Five claimants occupy nearly 70 disputed reefs and islets spread across the South China Sea. They have built more than 90 outposts on these contested features, many of which have seen expansion in recent years. AMTI has gathered satellite imagery of each outpost, along with other relevant information, to document their current status and any changes they have undergone in recent years. Explore the database below.

Click on the name of each country to see.

CHINA  – MALAYSIA – PHILIPPINES  –  TAIWAN – VIETNAM

VN sẽ thế nào nếu TQ đặt căn cứ ở Campuchia?

VN Youtuber – 24 thg 7, 2019

Tuần này, truyền thông loan tin rằng Campuchia có thể đã bí mật ký thỏa thuận cho phép Trung Quốc sử dụng căn cứ hải quân Ream, đồng thời một dự án quy mô khác ở Dara Sakor cũng bị nghi ngờ là nhằm phục vụ mục đích quân sự.

‘We are losing control’: China’s ‘dangerous’ South China Sea plan almost complete

It’s a mission that has existed in the shadows, seizing control little-by-little – and now China’s ultimate plan is almost complete.

news.com.au JANUARY 2, 20209:56AM
South China Sea conflict: Will Australia be forced into war?
  • Pressure is mounting for Australia to get involved in the South China Sea conflict.

The battle for the South China Sea is heating up. Vietnam. Malaysia. The Philippines. All have drawn lines in the sandbars against China. But it may already be too late.

This past year, Vietnam stood its ground over the right to deploy an oil rig within its UN-mandated waters. Malaysia complained publicly of interference by the Chinese coastguard. The Philippines moved to secure its Scarborough Shoal islands. And, all the while, new nations have been joining the Freedom of Navigation pushback over Beijing’s claims to the South China Sea.

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Update: China Risks Flare-up over Malaysian, Vietnamese Gas Resources

December 13, 2019  |  AMTI BriefUpdate: China Risks Flare-up over Malaysian, Vietnamese Gas Resources

The Chinese survey vessel Haiyang Dizhi 8 along with its coast guard and paramilitary escorts left Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone on October 23, ending a standoff with Vietnamese ships that began more than four months earlier. The de-escalation seems to have been in response to the departure a day earlier of the drilling rig Hakuryu 5 from Vietnam’s oil and gas Block 06-01, which is operated by Russia’s Rosneft.

 

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Vietnam and China promise to keep talking as they look to settle differences over South China Sea

  • Three-day meeting in Beijing ends with pledges to continue working towards a peaceful solution in the disputed waters
  • Talks follow prolonged stand-off in resource-rich waters

A Chinese coast guard ship photographed from a Vietnamese vessel in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters
A Chinese coast guard ship photographed from a Vietnamese vessel in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters

China and Vietnam said that they would continue to look for ways to peacefully resolve their conflict over the South China Sea at the end of a three-day meeting to discuss border issues.

Les Etats-Unis fourniront un navire au Vietnam pour “renforcer sa présence” en mer de Chine méridionale – The United States will provide a vessel to Vietnam to “strengthen its presence” in the South China Sea

Les Etats-Unis fourniront un navire au Vietnam pour “renforcer sa présence” en mer de Chine méridionale

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Publié le vendredi 22 novembre 2019, 7:42.

Les Etats-Unis fourniront un navire au Vietnam pour "renforcer sa présence" en mer de Chine méridionale

 Les États-Unis fourniront au Vietnam un autre navire pour renforcer sa capacité de patrouiller dans ses eaux territoriales, a annoncé mercredi le secrétaire d’Etat américain à la Défense, Mark Esper, en visite de travail dans le pays de l’Asie du Sud-Est.

Cette déclaration d’Esper intervient dans un contexte marqué par des tensions grandissantes entre Hanoï et Pékin sur fond de leur différend territorial en mer de l’Est (mer de Chine méridionale).

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