China rushes surveillance ships to islands claimed by Vietnam

Discussion in 'Indo Pacific & East Asia' started by LETHALFORCE, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    20,543
    Likes Received:
    6,545
    China rushes surveillance ships to islands claimed by Vietnam - The Times of India


    BEIJING: Amid rising tensions between China and its neighbours over the disputed territories in the South China Sea, Beijing today sent four surveillance ships to the area also claimed by Vietnam after spotting a foreign fishing vessel there.

    The ships reached the Nansha islands, at the centre of the disputed areas, this morning when radar suggested the presence of a foreign fishing vessel nearby.

    According to the team, Chinese patrol staff immediately broadcast a statement in Chinese, English and Vietnamese to proclaim sovereignty of the Xisha Islands and Nansha Islands also claimed by Vietnam, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

    Yesterday, the team conducted a formation practice near Yongshu Reef in the South China Sea. The two-hour practice session was fulfilled smoothly but a helicopter scheduled to take part did not do so, due to adverse weather.

    The ships reached Huayang Reef, a coral reef in the Nansha Islands, on Sunday and anchored northeast of Yongshu Reef on Sunday evening.

    Since taking off from south China's coastal city of Sanya on June 26, the team has sailed more than 2,000 nautical miles.

    China rushed the ships to the islands after Vietnam passed a new law in its parliament asserting the islands are part of its Exclusive Economic Zone, (EEZ).

    China immediately protested and summoned Vietnamese Ambassador here and conveyed its resentment over the move by Hanoi.

    Vietnam referred to the islands Spratly islands and sent two Russian-made Su-27 fighters to conduct a "patrol flight" over the disputed islands.

    China has a similar dispute going with Philippines on another island.

    The scores of islands in the South China Sea over which Beijing lays claim were also claimed by other countries.

    Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan assert many of them formed part of their Exclusive Economic Zone. Whereas China asserts that they were all inherent part of its maritime waters.
     
  2.  
  3. Sunder singh

    Sunder singh Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Messages:
    535
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    FROM NAINITAL NOW IN CHENNAI
    dadagiri apun ki dadagiri chinese thought of the day
     
  4. Ankit Purohit

    Ankit Purohit Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,051
    Likes Received:
    616
    Location:
    Mumbai
    China Sucks
     
  5. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,118
    Likes Received:
    23,545
    Location:
    Somewhere
    China should now start claiming the world!
     
  6. fzaq

    fzaq Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    123
    COMMUNISM suck big time
     
    maomao likes this.
  7. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    20,543
    Likes Received:
    6,545
    ASEAN needs to become more serious before China picks each country apart for it's hegemonic gain.
     
    fzaq and maomao like this.
  8. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    10,397
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Since taking off from China's Southern most point, this team has sailed more miles claiming fake EEZ than it takes to sail from Sanya to Australia. :laugh:

    France needs to get in on this action and start pumping weapons into SEA.
     
  9. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,118
    Likes Received:
    23,545
    Location:
    Somewhere
    What are they doing about the 22 Nation exercise headed by the US at Hawaii?
     
  10. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    10,397
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Why? Did they claim Hawaii... it wouldn't suprise me. :lol:
     
  11. no smoking

    no smoking Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,172
    Likes Received:
    422
    Watching, analysising and enjoying.
     
  12. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    14,140
    Likes Received:
    8,528
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    Somehow "surveillance ship diplomacy" doesn't project the image that the old "gunboat diplomacy" had. <sigh>
     
    indian_sukhoi likes this.

Share This Page