US a Security Risk Maker in South China Sea: PLA Spokesperson

According to a written statement by Air Force Senior Colonel Tian Junli, spokesperson for the Chinese PLA Southern Theater Command, the US guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold trespassed into China's territorial waters of the Xisha Islands on July 12 without Chinese government’s permission. As a response, the naval and air forces of the PLA Southern Theater

Xi, Kim Exchange Congratulations on 60th Anniversary of China-DPRK Treaty of Friendship

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Xi Jinping, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, exchanged congratulatory messages on Sunday with Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), also chairman of the State Affairs Commission and commander-in-chief of the armed forces of

China to Conduct Military Exercises in the Yellow Sea between 9-13 July

According to a notice released by China’s Shandong Maritime Safety Administration on July 8, military exercises will be carried out in waters of the Yellow Sea from July 9 to July 13, 2021, local time. MILITARY EXERCISES FROM 090000UTC TO 131000UTC JUL IN AREA FROM RONGCHENG TO LIANYUNGANG BOUNDED BY THE LINES JIONING: (1) 36-06N/120-47E;

Chinese Naval Escort Task Forces Conduct Mission-Handover in Gulf of Aden

The 37th and the 38th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a mission-handover ceremony in waters west of the Gulf of Aden on the morning of June 7, local time, on the commanding ship Destroyer Changsha (Hull 173) of the 37th escort task force. Officers assigned to the 37th escort taskforce introduced the basic information about

By |2021-06-10T15:49:44+03:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: PLA|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

European Union and Japan hold Consultations on Security and Defence

On 15 April, the EU and Japan held consultations on security and defence by video conference. In particular, they discussed operational cooperation for maritime security, following joint naval exercises in the Gulf of Aden in October 2020 and in the Arabian Sea in February 2021, as well as a joint port call on Djibouti in

By |2021-04-15T16:06:26+03:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific Strategy, Military Affairs, Security|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

China and Russia sign a Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Cooperation for the Construction of the International Lunar Research Station

On March 9, Zhang Kejian, the administrator of China National Space Administration (CNSA), and Rogozin, the General Manager of State Space Corporation “Roscosmos” (ROSCOSMOS), signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Russian Federation Regarding Cooperation for the Construction of the International Lunar Research

Japan believes the Merchant Ship that Collided with the Submarine Soryu is to be the Hong Kong Registered Cargo Ship

The Maritime Self-Defense Force's submarine "Soryu" collided with a private commercial ship off the coast of Ashizurimisaki, Kochi Prefecture. The antenna was damaged and communication with the outside was temporarily disabled, resulting in more than 3 hours before the accident could be reported. The JMSDF set up an accident investigation committee on the 8th to

By |2021-02-09T11:28:37+03:00February 9th, 2021|Categories: East China Sea|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Conducted Dual Carrier Operations with Nimitz Carrier Strike Group

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group conducted dual-carrier operations with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in the South China Sea Feb. 9. The ships and aircraft of the two strike groups coordinated operations in a highly trafficked area to demonstrate the U.S. Navy's ability to operate in challenging environments. As a part of dual-carrier operations,

USS Rafael Peralta Arrives in Japan

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) arrived Feb. 4, to its new forward deployed location in Yokosuka, Japan. The forward presence of Rafael Peralta enhances the national security of the United States and allies and partners, and improves its ability to protect strategic interests. It will directly support the Defense Strategic

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Enters South China Sea amid Taiwan Tensions

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) entered the South China Sea January 23 to conduct routine operations. The TRCSG is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet to ensure freedom of the seas, build partnerships that foster maritime security, and conduct a wide range of operations. “After sailing through these waters throughout

By |2021-01-24T11:47:18+03:00January 24th, 2021|Categories: South China Sea|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments
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