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China is conducting air-sea patrols for Chinese oil rigs in waters disputed with Vietnam


Yacheng 13-1 drill platform as seen from the amphibious patrol aircraft. Photo by Xinhua reporter Zhao Yingquan

Yacheng 13-1 drill platform as seen from the amphibious patrol aircraft. Photo by Xinhua reporter Zhao Yingquan

The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news website:

Major Chinese military site mil.huanqiu.com has published photos of Chinese oil rigs to the southwest of China’s Hainan Island and the patrol amphibious aircraft and ship that protect the oil rigs.

The waters to the southwest of China’s Hainan Island are close to Vietnam where there was a serious standoff between China and Vietnam when a Chinese oil rig operated there last year.

Mil.huanqiu.com says in the report that publishes the photos that China conducted its first air-sea three dimensional patrol on September 25 with the goal “to ensure navigation safety and protect the ocean environment.”

The total mileage of the patrol is 300 nautical miles covering the usual shipping routes and the areas around Chinese drill platforms Yacheng 13-1 and Dongfang 1-1.

The shipping route is near Vietnam and the distance between Hainan and Vietnam is only 140 nautical miles; therefore the 300 nautical mile patrol covers most of the disputed waters between China and Vietnam.

Dongfang 1-1 drill platform as seen from the amphibious patrol aircraft. Photo by Xinhua reporter Zhao Yingquan

Dongfang 1-1 drill platform as seen from the amphibious patrol aircraft. Photo by Xinhua reporter Zhao Yingquan

Inside the patrol aircraft. Photo by Xinhua reporter Zhao Yingquan

Inside the patrol aircraft. Photo by Xinhua reporter Zhao Yingquan

Contributed by “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” – Author of “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” and “Space Era Strategy” – Also English/Chinese translation service

Source: mil.huanqiu.com “Aerial photos of drill platforms in the sea area to the southwest of Hainan Island” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)

 

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Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee

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