China has decided to establish a military garrison in Sansha municipality of Yongxing island, which is 220 miles away from the southernmost part of mainland China. The South China Sea is an area of intense conflict where, China and five of its neighbors – Vietnam, Taiwan, The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia claim various territories. They all … Continue reading
China has declared its establishment of a municipal settlement on a disputed island chain in the South China Sea. The move, combined with an earlier announcement about the islands’ militarization, further raises tensions in this geopolitical hot spot Sansha, China’s newest city, would seem to be a paradise. It has tropical waters, about 2 million … Continue reading
(Reuters) – China’s powerful Central Military Commission has approved the formal establishment of a military garrison for the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Sunday, in a move which could further boost tensions in already fractious region. China has a substantial military presence in the South China Sea and the move is essentially … Continue reading
Vietnam has defended the passage of a maritime law claiming sovereignty over contested islands in the South China Sea after criticism from China. The adoption of the Law on the Sea by the National Assembly on Thursday was “a normal law-making activity”, Foreign Ministry spokesman Luong Thanh Nghi said in a statement on Friday.