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  • Chinese navy begins US economic zone patrols

    06/03/2013 9:06:56 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 8 replies
    Financial Times ^ | June 2, 2013 | Kathrin Hille
    The Chinese military has started operating within the US’s exclusive economic zone, a move that could transform the dynamic between the dominant Pacific naval power and its main challenger. Admiral Samuel Locklear, commander of US forces in the Pacific, on Sunday confirmed the revelation from a Chinese military delegate at the Shangri-La Dialogue, a high-level defence forum in Singapore, that the People’s Liberation Army navy had started “reciprocating” the US navy’s habit of sending ships and aircraft into the 200-nautical-mile zone off China’s coast. Under international law, each country has the exclusive right to the economic resources inside a 200-nautical-mile...
  • China: Don't take peaceful approach for granted (Chicom state propaganda)

    11/09/2011 2:41:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Global Times ^ | 10/25/11
    Don't take peaceful approach for granted Global Times | October 25, 2011 01:22 By Global Times Recently, both the Philippines and South Korean authorities have detained fishing boats from China, and some of those boats haven't been returned. China has been increasingly confronted with sea disputes and challenged by tough stances from the countries involved. These events have been promoting hawkish responses within China, asking the government to take action. China has emphasized its reluctance in solving disputes at sea via military means on many occasions. Peace is vital for its own economic development. But some of China's neighboring countries...
  • Stakes Rise in Japan-S. Korea Island Flap

    04/19/2006 8:41:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 711+ views
    AP ^ | 04/19/06 | JOSEPH COLEMAN
    Stakes Rise in Japan-S. Korea Island Flap By JOSEPH COLEMAN, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 55 minutes ago Japan defied South Korean protests Wednesday and dispatched two ships to begin a maritime survey near disputed islets between the two nations, raising the stakes in the territorial standoff. South Korea earlier had dispatched a flotilla of patrol boats to guard the territory, held by Seoul but claimed by Tokyo. Two Japanese survey vessels left Sakaiminato on Wednesday, headed for the islands, said Yuzuru Kubota, a coast guard official in the port city on Japan's west coast. But he said the ships...
  • 3RD LD: Seoul demands Tokyo cancel survey near disputed islets (ominous prelude)

    04/14/2006 6:10:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 319+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 04/14/06
    Friday April 14, 8:23 PM 3RD LD: Seoul demands Tokyo cancel survey near disputed islets (Kyodo) _ (EDS: ADDING QUOTES FROM S. KOREAN FOREIGN AND TRADE MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, VICE MINISTER) South Korea on Friday demanded that Japan cancel a planned maritime survey near South Korean-administered islets called Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan. "Japan will have to immediately retract its illicit plan masquerading as a survey," Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry spokesman Choo Kyu Ho said in a statement, according to Yonhap News Agency. Choo said South Korea will take all necessary measures against a premeditated provocation by...
  • Russian trawler captain ups stakes in scandal with Norway [Elektron may ram Norwegian Coast Guard]

    10/18/2005 1:21:00 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 32 replies · 1,337+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | October 18, 2005
    MURMANSK, October 18 (RIA Novosti, Yekaterina Kozlova) - The captain of a Russian trawler at the center of a scandal in the Barents Sea said Tuesday that he could not rule out a collision with a Norwegian Coast Guard patrol boat. "I reserve the right to set on a collision course since I no longer hope for any help," the captain of the trawler, the Elektron, said. "The crew will be rescued, if necessary, by the Grigory Arloshkin, that is moving on a parallel course." Norwegian Coast Guards detained the Elektron on Saturday off the Spitsbergen archipelago for allegedly...
  • China extends sea control 200 miles: US fears enforcement will lead to military confrontations

    04/02/2004 1:14:17 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 21 replies · 213+ views ^ | Friday, March 2, 2004
    China has "intensified" monitoring of foreign vessels in areas it considers Chinese waters, but which internationally are regarded as open ocean, reports Geostrategy-Direct, the global intelligence information service. The effort is part of China's announced goal of extending its sea control further from Chinese shores. The stepped-up surveillance was announced in a 2003 China Maritime Administrative Law Enforcement Bulletin recently published by the State Bureau of Oceanic Administration. The U.S. government last year challenged China's new decree claiming control over a 200-mile economic zone from its coast. The bulletin said its surveillance ships tracked two U.S. Navy vessels that entered...