Lưu trữ theo thẻ: Biển Đông

France, Japan back free navigation in Asia-Pacific, Abe says

Reuters | Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 5:54pm EDT

French President Francois Hollande and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a joint declaration at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojaze

France and Japan support a “free and open maritime order” in the Asia-Pacific region, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said after talks with French President Francois Hollande on Monday.

The message seemed aimed at China, which claims almost all the South China Sea and which has fueled concern in Japan and the West with its growing military presence in the waterway.

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China begins new work on disputed South China Sea island


A combination of satellite photos shows Chinese-controlled North Island, part of the Paracel group in the South China Sea, on Feb. 15 (top) and on March 6. Reuters

JAPAN TIMES Reuters Mar 15, 2017

China has started fresh construction work in the disputed South China Sea, new satellite images show, a sign that Beijing is continuing to strengthen its military reach across the vital trade waterway.

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Thái bình dưới trướng thiên triều?

DANH ĐỨC 20.05.2012, 17:27

TTCT – Pax Sinica – thái bình dưới trướng Trung Quốc – là một khái niệm từ mấy năm nay được những nhà nghiên cứu về các vấn đề của Đông Á sử dụng để chỉ sự bành trướng của Bắc Kinh hiện nay.

Thực tế đang ngày càng khẳng định những lý giải ấy.

Thái bình dưới trướng thiên triều?
Một ngư dân Philippines ngồi trên chiếc tàu đến từ Masinloc, vùng đất gần nhất cách khu vực bãi cạn Scarborough đang tranh chấp với Trung Quốc 128 hải lý – Ảnh: Reuters

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Việt Nam accuses China of violating its sovereignty

VIETNAMNEWS Update: March, 14/2017 – 10:01

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lê Hải Bình yesterday accused China of infringing on Việt Nam’s sovereignty and urged it to respect international law. — VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Kiên

HÀ NỘI – Foreign Ministry spokesman Lê Hải Bình yesterday accused China of infringing on Việt Nam’s sovereignty and urged it to respect international law.

He spoke in response to reports that China had opened an illegal tourism route to Hoàng Sa (Paracel) Archipelago and that a Chinese coast guard vessel had pursued a Vietnamese fishing ship, coded QNg 95215 TS, in the area of Bạch Quy (Passu Keah) Island in Hoàng Sa.

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Marine Corps to Protect China’s Growing Interest in Asia-Pacific Region

Sputnik © AFP 2017/ STR Asia & Pacific

20:24 13.03.2017(updated 21:51 13.03.2017)

China plans to increase the number of its Marine Corps units from 20,000 to 100,000 in order to protect its vital marine communications and growing interests abroad, according to Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post citing military sources and experts.

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Việt Nam phản đối quy chế nghỉ đánh bắt cá của Trung Quốc ở Biển Đông

VE – Thứ ba, 28/2/2017 | 18:18 GMT+7

Hà Nội khẳng định quy chế mới về nghỉ đánh bắt cá trên biển của Trung Quốc xâm phạm nghiêm trọng chủ quyền của Việt Nam và vi phạm luật pháp quốc tế.

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Người phát ngôn Bộ Ngoại giao Việt Nam Lê Hải Bình. Ảnh: Quý Đoàn

Bộ Nông nghiệp Trung Quốc ngày 27/2 đơn phương thông báo lệnh cấm đánh bắt cá ở Biển Đông từ 12h ngày 1/5 đến 12h ngày 16/8. Phạm vi cấm đánh bắt cá do Trung Quốc đơn phương vạch ra trên Biển Đông là từ 12 độ vĩ Bắc đến Vịnh Bắc Bộ và “giao tuyến hải vực Mân Áo”, tức vùng biển từ Phúc Kiến đến Quảng Đông, tọa độ từ 117º31’37.40″E,23º09’42.60″N đến 120º50’43″E,21º54’15″N). Lệnh cấm này cũng được áp dụng ở Vịnh Bắc Bộ, vùng biển Bột Hải, Hoàng Hải và Đông Hải.

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Asia-Pacific freedom tested: US admiral

news.com.au February 23, 20178:00am

By Peter Mitchell, AAP US Correspondent Australian Associated Press

One of America’s top military commanders has painted a bleak picture of the Asia-Pacific, declaring freedom, justice and the rules-based international order hang in the balance.

Admiral Harry Harris, head of the US Pacific Command, told a conference in San Diego the path to stability in the region faces four considerable challenges: North Korea, China, Russia and Islamic State.

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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

Forbes
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

ChannelNewsAsia


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

 ChannelNewsAsia

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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