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The Paracels: Beijing’s Other South China Sea Buildup

AMTI Published: February 8, 2017

While China’s expansion of its seven outposts in the Spratly Islands has dominated headlines since large-scale dredging began at the end of 2013, efforts to upgrade its capabilities in the Paracels farther north have received relatively little attention. But the island chain plays a key role in China’s goal of establishing surveillance and power projection capabilities throughout the South China Sea. To this end, Beijing has undertaken substantial upgrades of its military infrastructure in the Paracels.


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Vietnam is getting closer to its rival China because neither side trusts Trump

Ralph Jennings, Contributor
I cover under-reported stories from Taiwan and Asia.

An anti-China activist holds a poster saying ’74 (Vietnamese) martyrs live forever’ during a rally marking an anniversary of the 1974 naval battle between China and then-South Vietnamese troops over the Paracel Islands, in Hanoi on January 19, 2017. (HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Less than a year ago Vietnam was counting on U.S. support in building up a defense against China. Vietnam and China have clashed over land for centuries. Now the Asian neighbors bitterly dispute much of the sea closest to their shores, with China taking more control as the world’s No. 2 economy and No. 3 military power. U.S. ex-president Barack Obama, probably hoping to contain China, lifted a decades-old ban on arms sales to Vietnam last year and from 2014 to 2016 his government spent $46 million on upgrading Vietnam’s military.

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ASEAN unsettled by China weapon systems, tension in South China Sea


Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers link arms during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat in Boracay, central Philippines February 21, 2017. Malacanang Photo/Handout via Reuters

BORACAY, Philippines: Southeast Asian countries see China’s installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as “very unsettling” and have urged dialogue to stop an escalation of “recent developments”, the Philippines said on Tuesday.

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China plans to block foreign ships from waters it claims as its own

e.VnExpress   February 17, 2017 | 09:19 pm GMT+7

Foreign submarines passing through these waters would be required to surface and fly national flags.

China has announced plans to revise a 34-year-old maritime safety law and start banning some foreign ships from its territorial waters in 2020.

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U.S., Chinese military planes in ‘unsafe’ encounter over disputed South China Sea

Japan Times

A Chinese H-6K bomber patrols islands and reefs in the South China Sea in this undated photo. | XINHUA NEWS AGENCY / VIA AP

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China likely to build on reef near Philippines: Minister


File photo of Chinese navy in the South China Sea. (Photo: AFP)

MANILA: Manila expects China to try to build on a reef off the coast of the Philippines, the country’s defence secretary said on Tuesday (Feb 7), adding this would be “unacceptable” in the flashpoint waterway.

In an interview with AFP, Delfin Lorenzana said he believed China would eventually reclaim Scarborough Shoal, just 230 kilometres from the main Philippine island of Luzon.

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No Extra Forces Needed in Gulf [and South China Sea] Now, [US] Defense Chief Says

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday in Tokyo. “We stand firmly, 100 percent, shoulder to shoulder with you and the Japanese people,” he told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. CreditPool photo by David Mareuil

By and FEB. 4, 2017

TOKYO — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis described Iran as the world’s greatest sponsor of terrorism on Saturday, but he emphasized that there was no pressing need for the United States to beef up its military presence in the Persian Gulf region.

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Southeast Asia not a ‘proxy’ for superpower rivalry: Philippines


SINGAPORE: The Philippines Monday (Jan 23) told major global powers that Southeast Asia was not a “proxy” for superpower rivalries, as Washington and Beijing compete for influence in the region.

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Full text: China’s Policies on Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation


Source: Xinhua | 2017-01-11 16:29:58 | Editor: Lu Hui

BEIJING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — China’s State Council Information Office on Wednesday issued a white paper on China’s policies on Asia-Pacific security cooperation.

Following is the full text:

China’s Policies on Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation

The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China January 2017

First Edition 2017

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White House warns China on trade, South China Sea

ChannelNewsAsia Posted 24 Jan 2017 04:49

A Chinese navy formation, including the aircraft carrier Liaoning (C), during military drills in the South China Sea on Jan 2, 2017. (AFP Photo)

WASHINGTON: The White House warned China on Monday (Jan 23) that the United States will defend “international interests” in the South China Sea and that trade must be a “two-way street.”

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Turbulence in South China Sea: India Offers Missile to Vietnam


India's mobile surface-to-air missile defense system Akash is displayed during a press day of the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition in Goyang, north of Seoul, on October 28, 2013

India is an old friend of Vietnam and both don’t subscribe to China’s claim in the South China Sea. That is the reason for raised eyebrows over India’s offer to supply missiles to Vietnam. 

(Sputnik) — India has offered to supply indigenously developed Akash missile to Vietnam at a time when both countries are talking of China’s growing assertiveness in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Bắc Kinh “đón” ông Trump sớm!

  • 01.01.2017, 06:39

TTCT – Những phản ứng gần đây của Bắc Kinh với ông Donald Trump, cũng như những động thái mới trên Biển Đông cho thấy Trung Quốc không muốn đợi tới khi ông Trump đã chính thức làm chủ Nhà Trắng mới bộc lộ thái độ.

Bắc Kinh "đón" ông Trump sớm!
Một tạp chí Trung Quốc với ông Trump lên bìa -wsj.com

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