CCP Naval Academy grads to join Navy’s carrier fighter jet force

November 27, 2020 – The first flight students-turned-pilots for the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s aircraft carrier-based fighter jet force have gained initial operational capability, said a spokesman for the Defense Ministry. Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang said at a news conference on Thursday afternoon in Beijing that these young aviators, who are in their 20s, have recently carried out landing and…

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Vietnam Calls for Humane Treatment of Fishermen by China

November 4, 2020 (VNA) – Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyễn Quốc Dũng stressed the need to promote “dialogue and cooperation between ASEAN and China in ensuring just and humane treatment of fishermen,” especially those who are in danger, as a priority area of cooperation between the two sides. He made the statement at the “Workshop on Promoting Cooperation…

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Việt Nam protests illegal Chinese military drill on Paracel Islands

July 2, 2020 – Việt Nam has issued a note to China to protest an illegal military drill conducted on islands that rightfully belong to Việt Nam. Foreign ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng informed the media of the action on Thursday during a press briefing held in Hà Nội. “Việt Nam has had exchanges with the Chinese side and…

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JMSDF Shadows Liaoning Task Group

April 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – On April 28th (Tuesday), around 9 am, “Kongo” belonging to the JMSDF 5th Guard (Sase Tamotsu), 12th Escort Corps “Umigiri” (Kure) and 5th Aviation Group Affiliation “P-3C” (Na (Hachi) is the Kuznetsov-class air of the Chinese Navy moving northwest in an area about 80 km southeast of Miyakojima. Mother “Liaoning” 1 ship, Lu Yang…

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