Malaysia Urges Nations to Stand Down from ‘Military Posturing’

Sandra Loyd

Malaysia on Wednesday required countries to refrain from “military posturing” amidst stress in the South China Sea, 2 days after Washington revealed a harder position on Beijing’s territorial claims in the objected to waterway. Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein required cooperation amongst Southeast Asian nations in fixing stress in the maritime area as he made […]

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Oil Company Pulls Out of Vietnamese Oil Field as China Puts the Squeeze on Vietnam

Sandra Loyd

Vietnam has actually cancelled its agreement with an oil well initially indicated to start checking out at an oil field near Lead Bank, off Vietnam’s southeastern coast, the owner of the rig has actually validated. The cancellation comes as China applies pressure on Southeast Asian countries that wish to make use of resources in the […]

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China’s Coast Guard Shows Up at Vanguard Bank Again

Sandra Loyd

Less than a week after China sent out a study vessel into Vietnamese waters, vessel-tracking software application shows that the China Coast Guard has actually appeared at Vanguard Bank, an understood South China Sea flashpoint in between Vietnam and China. The coastguard ship came within 30 nautical miles of a Vietnamese oil well, and its […]

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US Again Patrols Near Chinese Survey Ship In South China Sea

Sandra Loyd

An American Navy combat ship today carried out “routine operations” near a Chinese geological survey ship in the South China Sea, U.S. authorities stated, after the Chinese vessel in June went into a location where Vietnam has actually revealed interest in checking out for oil. The maneuvers in waters around the Spratly Islands echoed occasions […]

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China Resumes Dredging at Woody Island in the Paracels

Sandra Loyd

China is dredging in a bay at Woody Island, its greatest settlement in the South China Sea, most likely to broaden the synthetic island’s northwest corner, satellite images shows. This advancement in the contested Paracel island chain, in the northern part of the South China Sea, comes amidst installing issue in Southeast Asia over China’s […]

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China Building Its Biggest Search and Rescue Ship Yet For South China Sea

Sandra Loyd

China states it is nearing conclusion of a 450- foot-long search and rescue ship, the biggest such vessel in its fleet, that will get in service with the Ministry of Transportation’s South China Sea Rescue Bureau. The ship will overshadow coastguard vessels from other countries in those contested waters, where mishaps at sea are progressively […]

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Chinese Survey Ship Leaves Malaysian Waters After Pressure Campaign

Sandra Loyd

On the exact same day as a call in between the defense ministers of Malaysia and China, a Chinese survey ship Friday left the website of a questionable pressure campaign in Malaysian waters that at one point drew Malaysian, Australian, and U.S. warships into the South China Sea. The Hai Yang Di Zhi 8 survey […]

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Vietnamese, Philippine Fishermen Protest China’s Fishing Ban in SCS

Sandra Loyd

Fishermen’s associations in Vietnam and the Philippines objected Monday China’s yearly summer season fishing ban in the South China Sea and required their national federal governments to oppose it, amidst the danger of rigorous enforcement by the China Coast Guard. ” Vietnamese fishermen have total rights to fish in waters under their sovereignty,” the Vietnam […]

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China Announces Summer Fishing Ban in the South China Sea

Sandra Loyd

China is swearing stringent enforcement of its yearly summer fishing ban in parts of the objected to South ChinaSea The ban started Friday and is most likely to be opposed by other claimant countries. The three-and-a-half- month ban, focused on saving fish stocks, extends into a location of the South China Sea as much as […]

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