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Malaysia hardens stance against China; new naval base in South China Sea


The following is a repost of an article that appeared in China Daily Mail on March 1, 2014: The submerged reef would be easy to miss, under turquoise seas about 80 km (50 miles) off Malaysia’s Borneo island state of Sarawak. But two Chinese naval exercises in less than a year around the James Shoal … Continue reading

Malaysia joins forces with Philippines and Vietnam against China in sea dispute


The submerged reef would be easy to miss, under turquoise seas about 80 km (50 miles) off Malaysia’s Borneo island state of Sarawak. But two Chinese naval exercises in less than a year around the James Shoal have shocked Malaysia and led to a significant shift in its approach to China‘s claims to the disputed … Continue reading

China leads mission to explore South China Sea for oil – 1800 kms from China


China will lead an expedition into the South China Sea, 80 kilometres off the coast of Malaysia and 1,800 kilometres from the Chinese mainland – territory China claims as it’s own. The first scientific ocean drilling expedition led and sponsored by China sails from Hong Kong tomorrow into the South China Sea – the subject … Continue reading

South China Sea tension mounts near Filipino shipwreck


A wrecked navy transport ship perched on a remote coral reef could be the next flashpoint in the South China Sea, where China and five other claimants bitterly dispute territory. The Philippine government is accusing China of encroachment after three Chinese ships, including a naval frigate, converged just 5 nautical miles from an old transport … Continue reading

Restructuring China’s maritime law enforcement


China has restructured its unwieldy maritime law enforcement apparatus. It is a development that signals Beijing’s intention to push ahead with its heavy-handed approach to territorial disputes and maritime contentions with some of its neighboring countries. Its impact on regional security China deployed a naval task force that included four warships at James Shoal, near Brunei and East Malaysia, … Continue reading

China’s navy near Malaysia ‘to defend South China Sea’


A Chinese amphibious task force sparked jitters around the region by reaching the southernmost waters of its claimed domain A fully equipped PLA amphibious task force has reached China’s southernmost claimed possession in the South China Sea in an unprecedented show of force that is raising eyebrows across the region. The four-ship flotilla headed by … Continue reading

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