Việt Nam resolutely rejects China’s unilateral fishing ban

April 30, 2021 – Vice Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Đoàn Khắc Việt underlined Việt Nam’s objection to China’s recent fishing ban while detailing Việt Nam’s viewpoints on several issues related to the East Sea (South China Sea) at the ministry’s regular press conference on Thursday. Replying to a question about reports the Chinese coastguard declared it will…

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Communist China Slams European Naval Deployments to the South China Sea

April 26, 2021 – Concerning the EU’s statement on the South China Sea, a spokesperson of the Chinese Mission to the European Union (EU) said on April 24 that the destabilizing factors and security risks in the South China Sea mainly come from outside the region, and the South China Sea should not become a tool for certain countries to…

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PLA Navy improves water supply for remote radar stations

March 3, 2021 – A naval radar brigade under the PLA Eastern Theater Command has successively solved water supply problems for its seven radar companies stationed in mountains and islands through such ways as seawater desalination, accessing to municipal water supply, and installation of water purification systems since last year. “The purified fresh water is really sweet!” said Master Sergeant…

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USS Russell Conducts FONOP in Spratly Islands

February 17, 2021 – Today, USS Russell (DDG 59) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the Spratly Islands, consistent with international law. This freedom of navigation operation (“FONOP”) upheld the rights, freedoms and lawful uses of the sea recognized in international law by challenging unlawful restrictions on innocent passage imposed by China, Vietnam and Taiwan. Unlawful and sweeping maritime claims…

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USS Ralph Johnson Tours Spratly Islands

July 14, 2020 – USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) operated in the Spratly Islands, July 14. This freedom of navigation operation upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea, recognized in international law, by challenging restrictions on innocent passage imposed by China, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Unlawful and sweeping maritime claims in the South China Sea threaten the freedom…

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