Tag Archives: Naval Patrols

Vietnam to Boost Support for Fishermen Caught up in Territorial Dispute with China

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung is pledging to create more favorable working conditions for more than 1 million fishermen who he said play a part in protecting the country’s sovereignty in the disputed South China Sea. In a speech this week, Dung asked relevant ministries to put forward concrete credit policies such as easier […]

Call them Chinese

As expected, President Benigno “Noy” Aquino III renewed his administration’s vow to modernize the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). At the same time, President Aquino reiterated his push for more improvements in the benefits being received by each and every man and woman in uniform. The twin promises were made during the latest change […]

US vows to defend Japan against China

Washington (AFP) – Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack including over islands claimed by China as tensions boil between the Asian powers. Kerry, who said he would visit China next week, met in Washington with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and reaffirmed the 1960 treaty […]

China building second aircraft carrier – reports

(Reuters) – China is building its second aircraft carrier, which is expected to take six years, and the country aims to have at least four such ships, Chinese and Hong Kong media reports said on Sunday. After two decades of double-digit increases in the military budget, China’s admirals plan to develop a full blue-water navy […]

Beijing’s grand vision of a blue-water Chinese lake

TOKYO — China’s assertive demarcation of the airspace over the East China Sea hints at an ambitious yet risky long-term strategy of maritime control. “I thought this would happen one day, but never that they would go ahead so soon,” said a Japanese national security source after China declared its new air defense identification zone last Saturday. Chinese national […]