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China Expanding Air Defence Zone, Projecting Power in South and East China Seas

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https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/03/politics/us-navy-show-of-force-china/index.html
 

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https://freebeacon.com/national-security/bolton-warns-chinese-military-halt-dangerous-naval-encounters/
 

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https://freebeacon.com/national-security/mattis-chinas-island-militarization-continues/

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis this week voiced new U.S. opposition to China's continued militarization of islands in the South China Sea.

"We remain highly concerned with continued militarization of features in the South China Sea," Mattis told reporters on Monday as he traveled to Vietnam.

Mattis also said China is using predatory economics to seek control over other nations.

The Chinese are engaged in a global infrastructure development plan called the Belt and Road Initiative that U.S. officials have said is being used by Beijing to expand influence and control abroad, and expand Chinese military bases around the world.

Mattis said the predatory economic policies include loans "where massive debt is piled on countries that fiscal analysis would say they are going to have difficulty, at best, repaying in the smaller countries."
 

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https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/2174738/beijing-plans-ai-atlantis-south-china-sea-without-human-sight

Earlier story that may be related: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1049455/world-war-3-china-underwater-military-base-south-china-sea-united-states
 

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hmm, reads more like yet another 'bad Beijing' piece ? the laser aspect is no more than what is unfortunately becoming an increasing problem at UK. airports :/
 

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The government-owned vessels being sent by Beijing to waters around the Japan-controlled but China-claimed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands are China Coast Guard (CCG) ships, some of which include the service's 10,000-tonne Zhaotou-class cutters.

A Japan Coast Guard (JCG) official in Tokyo told Jane's on 28 January that the CCG usually intrudes into the islands' territorial waters - which extend 12 n miles (22.2 km) - up to three times a month, with the CCG usually deploying four vessels at a time during each intrusion in recent years.

Given that some of the CCG vessels are bigger than even the largest 7,000-tonne ships currently deployed by the JCG, the service usually despatches a higher number of vessels within Japanese territorial waters to respond to every intrusion and drive the Chinese ships away.

The JCG, however, does not normally attempt to drive the CCG ships out of the uninhabited islands' 24 n mile contiguous zone where both Chinese and Taiwanese fishing vessels have been allowed to operate as a result of agreements reached with Tokyo.

Besides Zhaotou-class cutters, two of which are currently in service, other CCG ships known to be used by China to assert territorial claims include Jiangwei I (Type 053 H2G), Tuzhong-, Shucha II-, and Zhaodai-class vessels.

However, no indication has emerged that China has been using part of its fishing fleet as a 'maritime militia' to assert territorial claims in the area, unlike in disputed parts of the South China Sea. Moreover, no People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ships have been seen entering the territorial waters of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.

PLAN assets have, however, been spotted in the contiguous zone. For instance, a PLAN Jiangkai II-class frigate and a Shang (Type 093)-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) were spotted sailing near the islands in January 2018.
Interesting timing there.
 

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All posts about COVID-19 deleted. There may be far fetched coherencies, but the discussion is getting
out of control.
Please limit this thread to news about changes in China's air defence zone !
 

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This whole affair is starting to look like an act of war.

 

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This whole affair is starting to look like an act of war.

No it doesn’t. Suggest any interested readers read the actual article.
 

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