//
archives

Mischief Reef

This tag is associated with 18 posts

Cadence Column: Asia, January 14, 2019


China is preparing for war. It has said so in public. It has demonstrated so with militarization of “Made in China” islands that didn’t exist a decade ago. It has shown intent by showing no sense of limits in cyber-warfare, technology acquisition, and oppression of the press. Facebook and Twitter users are only a “security … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, March 26, 2018


China has out-shined. In the game of power, that’s an execution wish. With an aging population, an irritated neighborhood, a loudly whining generation of kids in Hong Kong drawing media attention, and the taste of freedom provided by trade with the outside world, China’s Communist party is trouble where the West is concerned. China’s ruling … Continue reading

Vietnam is moving rocket launchers into the disputed South China Sea


Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China’s runways and military installations across the vital trade route, according to Western officials. Diplomats and military officers told Reuters that intelligence shows Hanoi has shipped the launchers from the Vietnamese mainland into … Continue reading

U.S. says it is open to patrols with Philippines in waters disputed with China


The United States is open to the possibility of joint naval patrols with the Philippines in the South China Sea, a U.S. diplomat said Wednesday, stressing it would continue to exercise “freedom of navigation” in the disputed waters. China claims most of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion of world trade … Continue reading

Cadence of Conflict: Asia, January 6, 2016


No one is happier today than Beijing. More hoops for law-abiding gun owners to hop through means an easier cakewalk if China invaded it’s number one enemy. Without the logistic ability to invade the US, all of China’s antics in the Pacific, including landing the first plane on their man-made military islands, are dead in … Continue reading

China is conducting air-sea patrols for Chinese oil rigs in waters disputed with Vietnam


The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news website: Major Chinese military site mil.huanqiu.com has published photos of Chinese oil rigs to the southwest of China’s Hainan Island and the patrol amphibious aircraft and ship that protect the oil rigs. The waters to the southwest of China’s Hainan Island … Continue reading

China to turn Mischief Reef into ‘Pearl Harbor of the South China Sea’


The following is based on a translation of a report in Chinese media: The “On Military and War” column of news.ifeng.com published an article titled “Turning Mischief Reef into the Pearl Harbor of the South China Sea is of vital importance” on the advantages of the artificial island reclaimed there in serving as China’s forefront … Continue reading

Calls to punish China grow


Following a year of China’s flagrant and aggressive activities in contested waters, some in Washington are calling for President Obama to cancel China’s invitation to the largest maritime military exercise in the world. Some leaders in Congress and the military want to exclude China, warning about its military buildup in the East China Sea and … Continue reading

South China Sea: China reclaims land on yet another reef, to show disregard to US, Vietnam and Philippines


The following is a translation from Chinese media: In addition to the artificial islands China has been building on Johnson South Reef, Cuarteron Reef, Hughes Reef, Mckennan Reef, Gaven Reef, Eldad Reef, Fiery Cross Reef and Mischief Reef, China has also been building artificial islands on one more reef – the Subi Reef in the … Continue reading

With J-20 fighters on artificial islands, China plans to dominate the South China Sea


In my article “Chinese Troops to Seize Zhongye Island Back from the Philippines in 2014” on January 11, 2014, I said, Chinese troops were planning to seize Zhongye Island back from the Philippines in 2014”. In my article two days later, I said, “The world’s largest aircraft carrier, the Ford costs $12.8 billion to build … Continue reading

China building military base in the Spratly Islands to control entire South China Sea; drops plans to invade Philippines’ Zhongye Island


The following is based on translations from Chinese media: On February 12, I said in my post “China to Build US$5 Billion South China Sea Military Base at Fiery Cross Reef” that according to an informed source, China would spend US$5 billion to build a military base and a fishery/fish farming base respectively on Fiery … Continue reading

China to build 200,000-ton fish farming ship at Mischief Reef, territory claimed by Philippines


The following is translated from Chinese media: Chinese scientists are planning to intensify China’s exploitation of fish resources in the South China Sea. Lei Jilin, a research fellow at Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, repeatedly stressed in an interview with China Science Daily, “We will not merely guard our territories while neglecting exploiting our deep-sea … Continue reading

China to build South China Sea military base in waters claimed by Philippines and Vietnam


The following article was translated from Chinese media. Sources say due to changes in the international situation and the need to resolve South China Sea issues, Chinese military have recently drawn up a plan to conduct reclamation at Mischief and Fiery Cross Reefs. The construction of the two artificial islands will serve the same purpose … Continue reading

Philippines UN case means China may quit maritime pact to avoid submitting to judgement


A prominent Chinese academic says Beijing could withdraw from the UN’s maritime treaty rather than submit to judgement on its disputed sovereignty claims in the South China Sea. Regional security expert Professor Shen Dingli said the decision by the Philippines to refer its territorial disputes with China to UN arbitration demonstrated that it was “a … Continue reading

China boasts of strategy to “recover” islands occupied by Philippines


The following is a translation of an interview on Chinese State TV. It does not necessarily represent the views of China Daily Mail, but is provided so readers can form their own views. Recently, well-known military expert Major General Zhang Zhaozhong talked in a TV interview in Beijing about the current situation of dispute between … Continue reading

China’s stealth wars of acquisition


In the way China made land grabs across the Himalayas in the 1950s by launching furtive encroachments, it is now waging stealth wars – without firing a single shot – to change the status quo in the South and East China seas, on the line of control with India, and on international-river flows. Although China … Continue reading

China rejects U.N. Law of the Sea


On January 22, Ma Keqing, the Chinese ambassador to the Philippines, was summoned to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila and handed a note verbale informing her that the Philippines was initiating a legal challenge to bring China before an arbitral tribunal under the terms of the U.N. Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The note … Continue reading

China steps up building military facilities on Nansha Islands


Ming Pao says, according to Philippine Daily Inquirer, China is stepping up the construction and development on Mischief Reef and Subi Reef. The radar on Mischief Reef has been completed; while a radar and helipad are being built on Subi Reef, where buoys are being installed. The Philippine government and military claim that they have … Continue reading

China News Stories

China News Stories is not affiliated in any way with any publication in China or anywhere else.

Enter your email address to receive an email each time an article is published, or join our RSS feed. 100% FREE.

Follow us on Twitter

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Want to write for China News Stories?

Read “Contributor Guidelines” above to join our team of 76 contributors. Write news or opinion about issues in China, or post photos and video. Promote your own site.

Recent Posts

China News Stories Have Been Featured In: