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The U.S. Navy said later on Thursday the USS Curtis Wilbur "asserted navigational rights and freedoms" near the Paracel Islands, over which China, Taiwan and Vietnam all claim sovereignty.

“The unilateral imposition of any authorization or advance-notification requirement for innocent passage is not permitted by international law,” the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement.

 

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Malaysia's air force said it scrambled jets on Monday to conduct visual confirmation after the planes flew within 60 nautical miles off Sarawak state of Malaysian Borneo.

It described the incident as a "serious threat to national sovereignty and flight safety".
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Malaysia's air force said the planes, comprising Ilyushin il-76 and Xian Y-20 strategic transporters, had traveled in an "in-trail" tactical formation at between 23,000 and 27,000 feet.
 

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Malaysia also released a map showing that the PLAAF jets flew past Luconia Shoals before turning back 60 nautical miles from the Malaysian coast in the vicinity of James Shoal. Both of these maritime features are claimed by Malaysia, and they are inside its exclusive economic zone. However, China also claims ownership of the shoals, with both located within China’s so-called nine-dash line, which it uses to lay claim to parts of the South China Sea. Luconia Shoals, which is known to Malaysia as Beting Petinggi Ali, has seen an almost constant presence by ships belonging to the Chinese Coast Guard, according to the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, which bases its research on ship-tracking data.

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Alas, New Caledonia is in full "Brexit" mode those days. In November yet another referendum over independance (or not) will happen and the YES is now leading.
Too many scars of the past left unhealed... they want independance and will probably get it.
As a consequence France will lose a major "bridgehead" in the Pacific... (the navy however has long been overstretched with too few escorts, frigates and MARPAT aircraft, so maybe it is not that bad... )
 

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Tokyo is donating more than one million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines to Taiwan, Japan's foreign minister announced Friday, as Taipei struggles to secure jabs, accusing China of interference.
The move is likely to stir controversy with Beijing, which views democratic and self-ruled Taiwan as its own territory and works to keep the island diplomatically isolated.
 

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View: https://twitter.com/new27brigade/status/1401338607437185024
 
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