etvfutures.com
etvfutures.com December 15, 2017


China still building islands in disputed South China Sea: security think tank

13 August 2017, 11:06 | Opal Carroll

US Navy destroyer sails within reach of disputed Chinese territory: Reuters

Chinese military lodges stern representations to Japan over latter's Defence White Paper

"Chinese Navy stated that it identified the USA warship, warned and expelled it as some parties from outside continue to meddle in the region under the guise of "free navigation", Geng said".

The South China Sea issues are important in themselves but one should always be aware of the context in which they are embedded - the contest between China and the United States for dominance in the region.

The Trump administration is dependent on Beijing to rein in the belligerent North Korea and have been pressing China to exert more economic and diplomatic pressure on the Kim Jong-un regime to prevent tensions from escalating further in the Korean peninsula.

China's defense ministry said two Chinese warships "jumped into action" and warned the US ship to leave, labeling the move a "provocation" that seriously harms mutual trust.

US President Donald Trump in a tweet had lashed out against China last month over its inability to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions, saying,"I am very disappointed in China".

It continued that the U.S. sailing had violated both worldwide and Chinese law and, at the same time, had posed a threat to Beijing's security and sovereignty.

China has indisputable sovereignty over the Nansha Islands and their adjacent waters, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang reiterated on Thursday.

The construction of necessary and appropriate facilities by the Chinese side in some reefs and islands of the Nansha Islands is a legitimate right granted to sovereign states by global law, which has nothing to do with militarisation and does not pose a threat to regional security, said Geng.

North Korea: Millions Are Signing Up to Fight
North Korea responded by detailing a plan to fire ballistic missiles toward the US territory of Guam, home to USA military bases. The post France's Macron speaks to Trump, warns over N Korea escalation appeared first on Vanguard News .


China today expressed its "strong dissatisfaction" with the USA over the sail-by.

Chinese defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian said the situation in the South China Sea has "stabilised" because of "joint efforts" of China and neighbouring countries, but the U.S. operation threatened "peace and stability in the region". "So why don't some of you here ask them, could you give us the pictures or can you tell us what's happening in the whole West Philippine Sea, in the whole South China Sea, because if they show that, everyone will be protesting against each other".

Party bosses in Beijing lay claim to huge swathes of the disputed South China Sea.

It claims as its border in the South China Sea the so called Nine-Dash Line (also referred to as the Ten-Dash Line or the Eleven-Dash Line), a demarcation line, with the claimed territories including the Paracel Islands, the Spratly Islands, the Scarborough Shoal, the Pratas Islands, and the Macclesfield Bank, among others.

He also voiced resentment at a call by Australia, Japan and the United States to enforce the arbitral ruling and for a legally binding code of conduct in the vital sea lanes, saying: "The problem of territorial dispute is between Philippines and China".

China has been ambiguous about its precise territorial claims around such artificial islands.

Wang's claim "is false" and China's reclamation work "did not end in mid-2015 with the completion of its artificial islands in the Spratlys", said the report.

In the wake of the ruling, United States businesses in China like KFC and Apple found themselves targeted by angry protestors.



Other News

Trending Now

Trent Murphy Reportedly out for Season with Torn ACL
He was injured with 4:59 left in the first quarter of Thursday's 23-3 preseason opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens . He was helped off the field by members of Washington's medical staff and didn't speak to the media after the game.

Nitish Kumar ousts Sharad as JD-U RS leader
During his Jan Samvad programme in Bihar earlier this week, Yadav criticised Nitish for his decision to join hands with the BJP. He said that they will now decide whether to attend the JD (U)'s National Council meeting on 19 August.

Police investigating deadly Charlottesville auto crash as homicide
The victim of the deadly crash was a 32-year-old woman who was crossing the street, according to law-enforcement officials. Police said only that the crash is under investigation and have not commented on specific aspects of the crash.

Brighton boss Hughton positive despite Manchester City defeat
Manchester United to win by two goals or more against West Ham is being priced at 5/2 odds with Irish bookmaker Paddy Power. Kyle Walker (£50m) is the most expensive defender in the world, while Benjamin Mendy (£49.2m) is close behind.

Dutchman Haase tops Schwartzman to reach Rogers Cup semifinals
Shapovalov's magical run in Montreal came to an end against the fourth-seeded Alexander Zverdev (6-4, 7-5) in the semifinal round. Earlier on Friday, unseeded Haase recovered from going a set down to beat Argentine Diego Schwartzman 4-6 6-3 6-3.

Total solar eclipse to be captured by UC Berkeley researchers, Google
What is a solar eclipse? The telescopes will be spread evenly along the 14 states that will experience a full solar eclipse. This is the first total solar eclipse in the lower 48 states since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast eclipse since 1918.

What Does the US Military Do on the Island of Guam?
However, Guamanians are still not allowed to vote in the USA presidential election. Life on the streets of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, also remained calm.

Trump will speak to Venezuela's Maduro when 'democracy is restored': White House
Trump said Friday that a military option against Venezuela was on the table, describing the situation there as a "dangerous mess". Protests have rocked the streets of Caracas and other Venezuelan cities in response to Maduro's move.

Dow winning streak snapped as stocks drift lower
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index lost 0.77 percent and MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe shed 0.37 percent. Meanwhile, gold stocks are bucking the downtrend, driving the NYSE Arca Gold Bugs Index up by 1.2 percent.

Nike NBA Jerseys: Photos & Leaks of New 2017-18 Uniforms
In addition, there will be two jerseys, one "inspired by the athlete's mindset" and one "inspired by the community". However, you can reserve your new threads now , whether you opt for the Association Edition or Icon Edition.