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;

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,

Challenges awaiting Biden Administration in Asia and Pacific

One of the biggest challenges faced by the Biden administration in the Asia and Pacific Region is unquestionably the rapidly increasing PRC's influence in the entirety of East Asia and Pacific. Bloody border conflicts initiated with India in Ladakh, the militarization of the islands in the South China Sea, the tension over Senkaku/Diaoyu rocks with

What is the Chinese Dongfeng-21 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile?

Dongfeng-21 ballistic missile (DF-21, NATO code name: CSS5) is a mobile medium-range ballistic missile developed by the People’s Republic of China. It is the People’s Liberation Army’s first solid-fuel propelled and maneuverable missile, and it is also the world’s first. This anti-ship ballistic missile has the significance of a missile milestone. At present, it belongs

Japan Complaints China to United Nations Over Its Activities in the South China Sea

The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations presents its compliments to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and, with regard to the Note Verbale No. CML63/2020, has the honour to state Japan’s position asfollows. Japan, as a State Partv to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), rejects China’s

By |2021-01-20T16:05:01+03:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Pacific, South China Sea|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

China, Russia Military to Maintain Relationship Cooperation

China and Russia will maintain close communication, enhance pragmatic cooperation, promote military-to-military relations to new heights, and contribute more to world peace and stability in the new year, the Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday. The year 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation between the two countries.

China and Japan to Build Direct Telephone Line Under Maritime and Air Liaison Mechanism

Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, a spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense (MND), briefly introduced the latest progress of the China-Japan maritime and air liaison mechanism on Thursday, when answering the reporter’ s question about the construction of maritime and air liaison mechanism mentioned in a recent video call between the Chinese and Japanese defense

By |2020-12-31T14:16:46+03:00December 31st, 2020|Categories: Diplomacy|Tags: , |5 Comments

Interview with Professor Swaran SINGH on Asia and Pacific Affairs

This interview was conducted with Professor Swaran SINGH for Sinosphere on developments in the Asia-Pacific region. The main topics of the interview include India-China relations, Indo-Pacific Concept, East and South China Seas, ASEAN, and Quad Alliance System. How much can the Quad Alliance limit China's regional expansion moves? Considering that the Quad members have different

Japan Defence Minister Kishi Held a VTC with Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe

On December 14, 2020, Minister KISHI held a video teleconference with Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe for approximately 95 minutes. State Councilor Wei congratulated Minister Kishi on his appointment as Minister of Defense. Minister Kishi expressed his appreciation. The two Ministers exchanged views on the Japan-China relationship and the regional security issues.

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