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Tag: East China Sea

  • Wednesday, April 24th 2013 - 23:20 UTC

    China plans more carriers as it extends naval influence and anticipates conflicts in the region

    ‘Liaoning’ is China’s first carrier and was built around a Soviet-era hull; it began trials at sea last year.

    China unveiled plans to build more aircraft carriers after commissioning its first last year, as the country extends its influence amid territorial disputes with neighbours including Japan and Vietnam. China already has the world’s second-biggest military budget after the US.

  • Monday, March 4th 2013 - 05:43 UTC

    Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands: Another Falklands?

    Chinese patrol vessels challenging the Japanese

    By Gwynne Dyer - Chinese survey vessels go into the waters around the disputed islands and Japanese patrol ships tail them much too closely. Twice last month Chinese maritime surveillance aircraft flew into the airspace around the Japanese-controlled islands and Tokyo scrambled F-15 fighters to meet them. On the second occasion, China then sent fighters too. Can these people be serious?