China harasses Malaysian oil and gas vessels on a ‘daily’ basis, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says

Moves by Chinese coastguard and maritime militia said to be focused on Luconia Shoals, where Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas company is exploring a gas field Washington-based AMTI says civilian vessels there have been targeted daily for the past two years, and similar tactics now being used against Indonesian drillers in Natuna Sea Chinese boats have beenContinue reading “China harasses Malaysian oil and gas vessels on a ‘daily’ basis, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says”

Fleets of fishing ships are going ‘dark’ in the South Atlantic, and China is the leading culprit

Hundreds of ships spent nearly a million hours off Argentina between January 2018 and April 2021. They appeared to be fishing, and many went “dark,” presumably to hide where they were doing it. A report from nonprofit Oceana found that Chinese-flagged fishing vessels were the biggest culprits. Since 2018, hundreds of ships have trawled theContinue reading “Fleets of fishing ships are going ‘dark’ in the South Atlantic, and China is the leading culprit”

Malaysia to lodge formal protest after Chinese military ‘intrusion’ in airspace over South China Sea

The Malaysian Foreign Ministry has said it will lodge a diplomatic protest over 16 Chinese military transport planes that violated Malaysia’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) while conducting “suspicious” activity over the contested South China Sea. Malaysia’s air force said it was forced to scramble jets on Monday to conduct visual confirmation after the planes flew within theContinue reading “Malaysia to lodge formal protest after Chinese military ‘intrusion’ in airspace over South China Sea”

At least 240 Chinese ships swarming in Philippines’ EEZ: NTF-WPS

At least 240 Chinese ships were found in various parts of the West Philippine Sea, the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) said Tuesday as it denounced the continuous swarming of Chinese Coast Guard and maritime militia vessels in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ). In a statement, the NTF-WPS said itsContinue reading “At least 240 Chinese ships swarming in Philippines’ EEZ: NTF-WPS”

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