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China continues scientific “research” with new bases in Antarctica


China will expand its presence in Antarctica by building a fourth research base and finding a site for a fifth, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday, as the country steps up its increasingly far-flung scientific efforts. Chinese scientists are increasingly looking beyond China for their research, including sending submersibles to explore the bottom of the … Continue reading

China races foreign rivals to mine seabed for valuable minerals


China can now explore the seabed for up to three valuable minerals but it faces a major challenge to close the mining technology gap with the West With China recently achieving its long-held desire to exploit untapped underwater resources, a new method of sustaining its rapid economic development appeared to be secure. The award of … 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 may survey and set marks on disputed Senkaku Islands


In an interview with The Beijing Times reporter yesterday, CPPCC (China People’s Political Consultative Conference, a consultative organisation to the party) member Li Mingde, deputy chief of National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, said that the map of the Diaoyu (known as Senkaku in Japan) and its affiliated islands published last September was made … Continue reading

Tremendous increase in China’s military spending amid territorial rows


Reuters says in its report today titled China defence spending seen rising as territorial rows deepen: “A series of territorial disputes with its neighbours will ensure China boosts defence spending when it reveals this year’s military budget ahead of the annual parliamentary sitting next week, security experts say.” It proves foreign media’s ignorance about China. … Continue reading

One step short of war between China and Japan


According to Kyoto News, Japan’s Ministry of Defence published a piece of news on December 22 that at noon that day, an aircraft under China’s State Oceanic Administration was found 100 km away from the Diaoyu Island (called Senkau by Japan). Japan Air Self-Defence Force responded with emergency despatch of its fighters to deal with … Continue reading

4-5 years for China’s aircraft carrier to be combat ready


In my post yesterday, I provided official Chinese media Xinhua’s photos of a J-15 fighter taking off from and landing on China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier. China’s official television station CCTV gave footage of the taking-off and landing yesterday which can be seen at: http://news.cntv.cn/program/xwlb/20121125/104305.shtml According to mil.huanqiu.com, five pilots have smoothly landed J-15s and taken … Continue reading

The mystery of China’s homegrown aircraft carriers


Recently, we had quite an interesting story about China’s homegrown aircraft carrier. On September 27 when a reporter asked Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun about the report that China was building its second aircraft carrier in Shanghai, Yang replied that the report was not accurate. However, Yang did not mention where the report was … Continue reading

China expands its ocean surveillance fleet


Ming Pao: ChinaNews Service: Today, the Xiangyanghong 06, a new 4,900 ton ocean surveillance ship, joins China’s No. 1 Ocean Surveillance Fleet and sets out on its virgin right-protection patrol for 10 days in the Yellow Sea The commissioning ceremony was held at Tuandao Dock,Qingdao under the North Sea Branch of the State Oceanic Administration. … Continue reading

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