Home
Search results “East sea disputes”
South China Sea territorial dispute
 
02:32
Issues of maritime security and the territorial dispute in the South China Sea are expected to be discussed during the U.S.-ASEAN summit in California.
Views: 117779 CNN
Trouble in the East China Sea
 
04:46
The Wall Street Journal's John Bussey gives us the context behind the ongoing dispute between China and Japan over a group of islands administered by Japan in the East China Sea. Under a treaty the U.S. is obligated to defend Japan against any attack on a territory the country administers.
Views: 15226 PBS NewsHour
The South China Sea dispute explained
 
03:23
Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://sc.mp/2kAfuvJ China and several of its neighbours have been involved in a decades-long dispute over who controls the South China Sea. China claims most of the sea as its territory, but the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan say parts of the sea belong to them. Tensions have risen over the years and resulted in several confrontations as well as US involvement. The South China Morning Post looks at the origins of the dispute, what these countries are fighting over and what they’re doing to assert their territorial claims.
The East China Sea Dispute
 
03:33
Why are China, Japan, Taiwan and United States fighting it out in the East China Sea? Watch to find out more about the Senkaku Island dispute. Illustrating stories from around the world in 3 minutes. Do check out our other videos and SUBSCRIBE! This channel is for YOU! Follow us on: Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/spooksandooks/ Our Website: www.spooksandooks.com Get to know us on Instagram: @Spooksandooks
Views: 3648 Spooksandooks
10 South China Sea Dispute Facts - WMNews Ep. 54
 
08:21
It’s a territorial argument that’s been raging for centuries, but recent hostilities in 2015 have ramped up the tension between nations. Welcome to WatchMojo News, the weekly series from http://www.WatchMojo.com where we break down news stories that might be on your radar. In this instalment, we’re counting down 10 crucial facts you should know about the South China Sea dispute. Subscribe►►http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=watchmojo Facebook►►http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo. Twitter►►http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo Instagram►►http://instagram.com/watchmojo Suggestion Tool►►http://www.WatchMojo.com/suggest Channel Page►►http://www.youtube.com/watchmojo Want a WatchMojo cup, mug, t-shirts, pen, sticker and even a water bottle? Get them all when you order your MojoBox gift set here: http://watchmojo.com/store/ WatchMojo is a leading producer of reference online video content, covering the People, Places and Trends you care about. We update DAILY with 4-5 Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Versus clips on movies, video games, music, pop culture and more!
Views: 207414 WatchMojo.com
Why China is building islands in the South China Sea
 
07:26
China claims they aren't military bases, but their actions say otherwise. Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the Vox creators, a badge that levels up over time, and video extras bringing you closer to our work! Learn more at http://bit.ly/video-lab China is building islands in the South China sea and its causing disputes among the other nations in the region; Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The US has many allies in the region and uses its massive Navy to patrol international waters, keeping shipping lanes open for trade To truly understand the international conflicts and trends shaping our world you need a big-picture view. Video journalist Sam Ellis uses maps to tell these stories and chart their effects on foreign policy. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
Views: 6239469 Vox
China's Maritime Disputes in the South China Sea and East China Sea
 
07:26
-- This video is part of the Council on Foreign Relations "China's Maritime Disputes" InfoGuide Presentation: http://cfr.org/chinasea -- Video: Preventative Measures: http://on.cfr.org/17xUJXJ Video: Crisis Management: http://on.cfr.org/HteSC8 The East and South China Seas are the scene of escalating territorial disputes between China and its neighbors, including Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The tensions, shaped by China's growing assertiveness, have fueled concerns over armed conflict and raised questions about Washington's security commitments in its strategic rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region. "Maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas are a pressing issue for the United States, China, and much of the rest of the world," says Elizabeth Economy, CFR's Director for Asia Studies. The region is rich in natural resources, home to many of the world's most dynamic economies, and an important global trade route for energy supplies and other goods. It is also a region in which power politics are at play and defense budgets are rising rapidly. As China's economic ascent facilitates growing military capabilities and assertiveness in both the East and South China Seas, other regional players are also experiencing their own rise in nationalism and military capability, and have exhibited greater willingness to stake territorial claims. Meanwhile, the U.S. "pivot" to Asia, involving renewed diplomatic activity and military redeployment, could signal Washington's heightened role in the disputes. If not managed wisely, these disputes could turn part of Asia's maritime regions from thriving trade channels into arenas of conflict. "If there is a use of force between Japan and China, this could be a full-on, all -out conflict between these two Asian giants, and as a treaty ally of Japan, will automatically trigger or automatically involve the United States," cautions Sheila A. Smith, CFR's Senior Fellow for Japan Studies. These dynamics pose an "exquisite" dilemma for U.S. foreign policy, says CFR President Richard N. Haass. "The danger is that twenty-first-century Asia could begin to go the way of twentieth-century Europe."
Who owns the South China Sea? | CNBC Explains
 
03:31
The South China Sea is one of Asia's hottest commodities, with $5.3 trillion of trade cruising through its waters every year. CNBC's Uptin Saiidi explains which countries believe they have a stake in this valuable body of water. ----- Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://cnb.cx/2wuoARM Subscribe to CNBC Life on YouTube: http://cnb.cx/2wAkfMv Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cnbcinternational Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cnbcinternational/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CNBCi
Views: 219187 CNBC International
East China Sea Dispute: Why Should You Care?
 
01:18
Japan and China are feuding over a small archipelago in the East China Sea. During his visit to Japan this week, President Obama stirred up the pot. Simon Constable explains why you should care. Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy Visit the WSJ channel for more video: https://www.youtube.com/wsjdigitalnetwork More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://online.wsj.com/home-page Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjlive Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJLive Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Follow WSJ on Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/wall-street-journal Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
Views: 3292 Wall Street Journal
What does China want? | The Economist
 
04:07
An animated infographic depicting China’s territorial disputes. Is China trying to expand its territory? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 ONE reason China’s spectacular rise sometimes alarms its neighbours is that it is not a status quo power. From its inland, western borders to its eastern and southern seaboard, it claims territory it does not control. In the west, China’s border dispute with India is more than a minor cartographic tiff. China claims an area of India that is three times the size of Switzerland, the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Further west, China occupies Indian claimed territory next to Ladakh in Kashmir, an area called the Aksai Chin. China humiliated India in a brief, bloody war over the dispute in 1962. Since 1988, the two countries have put the dispute on the backburner and got on with developing commercial ties, despite occasional flare-ups. More immediately dangerous is the stand-off between China and Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea, known as the Senkakus in Japan and Diaoyu in Chinese. Japan says they have always been its territory and admits no dispute, claiming also that China only started expressing an interest when it began to seem the area might be rich in oil and gas. A new and much more dangerous phase of the dispute began in 2012 after Japan’s government nationalised three of the islands by buying them from their private owner. China accused Japan of breaking an understanding not to change the islands’ status. Ever since, it has been challenging not just Japan’s claim to sovereignty over the islands, but its claim to control them, sending Chinese ships and planes to patrol them. Raising the stakes is Japan’s alliance with America, which says that though it takes no position on who owns the islands, they are covered by its defence treaty with Japan, since it administers them. Especially provocative to America and Japan was China’s unilateral announcement in November 2013 of an Air-defence Identification Zone, covering the islands. The worry is less that big powers will deliberately go to war over these desolate little rocks, but that an accidental collision at sea or in the air might escalate unforeseeably. Similar fears cloud disputes in the South China Sea, where the maritime claims in South-East Asia are even more complex, and, again, competition is made more intense by speculation about vast potential wealth in hydrocarbon resources. Vietnam was incensed in May 2014 when China moved a massive oil-rig to drill for two months in what it claimed as its waters. This was near the Paracel Islands, controlled by China since it evicted the former South Vietnamese from them in 1974. To the south, China and Vietnam also claim the Spratly archipelago, as does Taiwan, whose claim in the sea mirrors China’s. But the Philippines also has a substantial claim. Malaysia and even tiny Brunei also have an interest. But it is with Vietnam and the Philippines that China’s disputes are most active. The Philippines accuses China of salami-slicing tactics, stealthily expanding its presence in disputed waters. In 1995 it evicted the Philippines from Mischief Reef, and in 2012 from Scarborough Shoal. This year it has tried to stop the Philippines from resupplying a small garrison it maintains on the Second Thomas Shoal, and appears to be building an airstrip on the Johnson South Reef. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea—UNCLOS—is one forum for tackling these disputes. But UNCLOS cannot rule over territorial disputes, just over the waters habitable islands are entitled to. And China and Taiwan point to a map published in the 1940s, showing a big U-shaped nine-dashed line around the edge of the sea. That, they say, is historically all China’s. This has no basis in international law, and the Philippines, to China’s fury, is challenging it at an UNCLOS tribunal. In fact China often fails to clarify whether its claims are based on the nine-dashed line, or on claims to islands, rocks and shoals. That lack of clarity alarms not just its neighbours and rival claimants, but the United States, which says it has its own national interest in the freedom of navigation in a sea through which a huge chunk of global trade passes Also alarming is that if these arguments over tiny specks in the sea become so unmanageable, what hope is there for resolving the really big issues? And the biggest of all is the status of Taiwan, still seen by China as part of its territory, but in practice independent since 1949. For now, Taiwan and China have a thriving commercial relationship. But polls suggest that few in Taiwan hanker after unification with the mainland. And China’s rulers still insist that one day they will have to accept just that.
Views: 867994 The Economist
South China Sea: 'Leave immediately and keep far off' - BBC News
 
02:08
A BBC team flew over the disputed South China Sea islands in a US military plane. Six countries have competing claims in the sea, but tensions have increased in recent years and China has backed its claim with island-building and patrols. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
Views: 3046939 BBC News
Indonesia "Attacks" China in South China Sea! | China Uncensored
 
05:37
China has been attacked in the South China Sea by Indonesia! Well, at least that's how the Chinese Foreign Ministry describes it. Indonesia has a different side to the story. China has angered most of its neighbors by building fake islands in disputed territorial waters, and acting generally aggressive. Indonesia had been one of the few neutral countries left. But after a Chinese fishing vessel was caught illegally fishing in Indonesian waters, that might have just changed... THUMBNAIL IMAGE: Indonesia blows up an impounded Chinese fishing vessel caught illegally fishing, 2015 (not the same boat featured in this episode). (Inayah Azmi Atifah/Getty Images) For more Polandball art, check out https://m.facebook.com/tangyuan8/ Join the China Uncensored 50-Cent Army! https://www.patreon.com/ChinaUncensored Subscribe for more episodes! https://www.youtube.com/NTDChinaUncensored Make sure to share with your friends! ______________________________ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChinaUncensored Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChinaUncensored Instagram: instagram.com/ChinaUncensored ______________________________ MOBILE LINKS: World War III Is Coming, Says Chinese Media https://youtu.be/iocMwxtUJlY China Just Won South China Sea https://youtu.be/rpGBXlbw1Co China Defends South China Sea from Japanese Aggression https://youtu.be/pg7BMwoz7uc China May Build Floating Islands in the South China Sea https://youtu.be/GLI8gZ3skmY US Sends Destroyer to South China Sea—Is War Next? https://youtu.be/nC8wRq6NR4A What Does China Think of Donald Trump? https://youtu.be/RJN33DJHo10 Why China's Slowing Economy Is Bad for America https://youtu.be/ucMiUMyoLeQ politics asean china vs indonesia
Views: 3681563 China Uncensored
The Fight To Control The South China Sea
 
03:24
On top of tension over the Ukraine-Russia conflict, the US has now accused Russia of violating an important arms control treaty. If this breach happened decades ago, a world ending war could be imminent. But Russia isn't the Soviet Union superpower it used to be...or is it? Learn More: Russia's Military Capabilities http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/research_papers/2009_RP12_kle_ks.pdf pg. 20 Military Strength Comparison Results http://www.globalfirepower.com/countries-comparison-detail.asp?form=form&country1=United-States-of-America&country2=Russia&Submit=Compare+Countries Comparison Of World Military Strengths Results What would a U.S.-Russia war look like? http://theweek.com/article/index/257406/what-would-a-us-russia-war-look-like The chances that the U.S. and Russia will clash militarily over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine are very, very slim. Watch More: Will Anyone Pay for the Malaysian Flight Disaster in Ukraine? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWGnEFqZ_eI&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA What Powers Does President Obama Legally Have? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=milg9b0rPLQ&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
Views: 393260 NowThis World
CHINA JAPAN ISLAND DISPUTE EXPLAINED - BBC NEWS
 
00:38
Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews Find out in less than a minute why China and Japan are in dispute over Diaoyu/Senkaku islands. Subscribe http://www.youtube.com/bbcnews Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
Views: 25969 BBC News
China's territorial claims | The Economist
 
03:08
Suspicions between the People's Republic of China and its neighbours bedevil its boundaries to the east, south and west. Added to www.audiovideo.economist.com in February 2010. Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Over the centuries China has grown and shrunk, and grown. It began as a unified state in a third century BC but became far larger by the time of Mongol rule in the 13th century, and again during the last imperial dynasty the Qing. In 1921 Mongolia's independence took out a huge chunk. Today's map is a legacy of empire building. Suspicions between the People's Republic of China and its neighbors still bedevil its borders. Even at the best of times China and Japan often treat each other as rivals. Their differences are sharpened by territorial feuds. A cluster of rocks called the Diaoyutai Islands, or Senkakus in Japanese, is the focus of much bickering. Japan controls them, but China says it should. And how to draw the line between their exclusive economic zones. Japan says it should be halfway between them, China claims the entire continental shelf up close to Okinawa. In 2008 both sides agreed to develop the area together but now Japan's are angry about the Chunxiao gas field, known as Shirakaba gas field in Japanese, where it thinks China is trying to suck natural gas from the Japanese economic zone. Other claims would stretch China's territory deep into Southeast Asia. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia all have competing claims with China here. In 2002 all parties agree to exercise self-restraint but tensions have been growing again recently. China said last year it wanted to develop tourism on the Paracel Islands which are also claimed by Vietnam. Again oil and gas are involved, and China wants a boat service from Hainan. Tensions are simmering again in the Himalayas too. Disagreements here with India led to a border war in 1962. China's recent worries about Tibet seem to be reviving them. China's stepped up its accusations that India is occupying what China calls South Tibet. India calls this region the state of Arunachal Pradesh. To the west India says China is occupying its territory in Aksai Chin. Talks between China and India have been getting nowhere. Finally there's Taiwan. China's long been fearful that the island might make a formal bid for independence. In the mid-1990s China made gestures that alarmed Taiwan and its backer America. America moved to aircraft carriers close to the island is warning to China to back off. Lately things have been smoother; in 2008 director rights between Taiwan and the mainland were launched along with direct sea transport and postal links. China's trying to persuade its neighbors that its rise is not to be feared but its border disputes and feud with Taiwan create widespread unease in the region. Many wonder whether a powerful China might one day try to take by force the land that it sees as its own. Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter.com/TheEconomist Like us: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist View photos: https://instagram.com/theeconomist/ The Economist videos give authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
Views: 818389 The Economist
SEA OF CONFLICT: Territorial dispute in South-east Asia
 
03:39
Although the gloves are off, leaders can still enable compromise in order to avoid conflict. Why is it some nations obey international law? And what would it take for other countries to follow suit? Why are some countries reluctant to seek third party mediation? We speak to ANTONIO A. MORALES, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines; DR OOI KEE BENG, Deputy Director, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore; BASIL C. BITAS, Associate Professor, School of Law, Singapore Management University; and Ridzwan Rahmat, Naval Analyst, IHS Jane's. Watch the live panel on June 3 at 8pm (GMT+8) SIN/HK/MNL on Channel NewsAsia. Or catch up on this episode http://bit.ly/1EY7x31 and others in the series here: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/tv/tvshows/perspectives/episode ABOUT PERSPECTIVES: Channel NewsAsia’s flagship discussion programme ‘Perspectives’, presents a panel of distinguished experts and leading thinkers from Singapore, Asia and beyond who will gather every week to dissect current events with in-depth analyses, engaging views and insightful comments.
Views: 1008 Channel NewsAsia
The South China Sea Explained
 
06:33
The only video you need to watch to understand why and how things got to be the way they are in the South China Sea. This story simplifies the complicated island and sea claims among several nations. In the end who will be victorious? If you like this video and do not want to miss out on upcoming releases, Do hit the SUBSCRIBE button. We at Spooksandooks illustrate stories from around the world, making it short, sweet and fun to watch. Do hit subscribe if you like our work. Follow us on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/spooksandooks/ And get to know us more on Instagram: @Spooksandooks
Views: 55008 Spooksandooks
The Philippines, Vietnam, and Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea
 
02:00:37
As Beijing continues to trumpet its “New Type of Great Power Relationship” with the United States, and the United States attempts to buttress its “Rebalance to Asia”, Asia-Pacific nations keep a close eye on relations between the two giants. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/the-philippines-vietnam-and-territorial-disputes-the-south-china-sea New questions about China’s intentions and America’s commitments in the region seem to arise every week of late. Tensions are flaring over the Philippines’ arrest of Chinese poachers in its exclusive economic zone, over Chinese reconstruction of a reef in the Spratley Islands, and over Chinese drilling near the disputed Paracel Islands and the protests that ensued in Hanoi. Dr. Aileen Baviera of the University of the Philippines and Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan of the Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam discussed their respective countries’ interests in the region and their perspectives on Sino-U.S. cooperation and competition in Asia-Pacific. This event was part of the Wilson Center’s Weighing the Rebalance Series, a joint effort of the Asia Program and the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. This three-year series brings regional experts to Washington to analyze Chinese and American roles in Asia-Pacific from the viewpoints of countries affected by Sino-U.S. competition and cooperation. The Series will conclude with a multilateral conference and publication of policy-briefs for policymakers in Washington and Beijing.
Views: 28036 WoodrowWilsonCenter
The South China Sea: Disputes, Risks and Diplomacy
 
09:46
Why is there maritime tension between China and its southeast Asian neighbours, and where is it heading? Lord Michael Williams and Christian Le Mière of International Institute for Strategic Studies discuss at Chatham House on 23 October 2012. Audio of the full speeches can be heard here: http://www.chathamhouse.org/events/view/186361
Views: 4451 Chatham House
South China Sea island building dispute: Philippines vs China, Vietnam vs China - compilation
 
20:56
1. China’s militarization of artificial islands in the South China Sea is worsening tensions in an already highly disputed region. 2. Vietnam signed a $2.6 billion contract with Russia in 2009 to modernize its submarine force, which included a deal for Moscow to provide Hanoi with six Kilo-class submarines. 3. Satellite imagery taken on March 23, 2015, shows that China has created enough space on Fiery Cross Reef for a runway that is about 3,000 metres long. 4. China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy has surpassed the US Navy in the size of its submarine fleet. Should we be worried? 5. China angered by Japan and the Philippines flying P-3C Orion reconnaissance aircraft near disputed waters. Be sure to subscribe to TomoNews for more of the craziest news stories from around the world. ------------------------------------------------------- For news that's fun and never boring, visit our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TomoNewsUS Subscribe to stay updated on all the top stories: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt-WqkTyKK1_70U4bb4k4lQ?sub_confirmation=1 Visit our website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.net Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 640908 TomoNews US
East and South China Seas Disputes
 
02:06
Richard Bush: Maritime rights have been a long-festering problem affecting several countries in the East Asian region.
On the Line "East China Sea Dispute"
 
10:39
EAST CHINA SEA DISPUTE A couple of uninhabited islands east of mainland China called Senkaku in Japan and Di-aa-yu in China are the source of tension between the two countries. Why this old dispute is flaring up again and what it can mean for the geo-strategic politics of the Asia Pacific region and the world? GUEST: Robert Manning : Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council.
Views: 690 VOA News
Maritime Dispute - China Vs East and Southeast Asia Nations
 
05:01
Discusses the destabilizing action of China regarding its claim in South China. From occupation of Philippines controlled shoal, blocking of supply ship in Second Thomas Shoal (Ayungin Shoal), declaring Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ ) in East China Sea,moving oil rig in disputed water and more. To keep updated and view all video feel free to visit this website @ http://www.bhugzzfire.com Cover Photo: USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 11, 2015) The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) conducts routine patrols in international waters of the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands as the People’s Liberation Army-Navy PLA Navy] guided-missile frigate Yancheng (FFG 546) sails close behind
Views: 2106 THEPHDEFENSE
BREAKING: China loses case in South China Sea dispute
 
05:25
A defiant China, which boycotted the hearings at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, vowed again to ignore the ruling and said its armed forces would defend its sovereignty and maritime interests. U.S. officials have previously said they feared China may respond to the ruling by declaring an air defense identification zone in the South China Sea, as it did in the East China Sea in 2013, or by stepping up its building and fortification of artificial islands. It said China had interfered with traditional Philippine fishing rights at Scarborough Shoal and had breached the Philippines’ sovereign rights by exploring for oil and gas near the Reed Bank. None of China’s reefs and holdings in the Spratly Islands entitled it to a 200-mile exclusive economic zone, it added. http://marygreeley.com/?page_id=32148
Views: 2625 Mary Greeley
China's territorial disputes explained
 
02:13
China is embroiled in multiple territorial disputes with its neighbours both over land sea. The country contests ownership of islands in the South China Sea against Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, and Vietnam. There is also a long-running fued between China and Japan over Senkaku/ Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. In the west of the country China and India fought a war over a swathe of disputed Himalayan border in 1962 and even in 2016 the spat continues to provoke fiery exchanges between Asia’s two biggest super-powers. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
Views: 45518 IBTimes UK
Japan, China, and Disputes in the East China Sea
 
54:43
Monday, November 6th, 2017 Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall The US-Asia Law Institute hosted its 23rd Annual Timothy A. Gelatt Memorial Dialogue on the Rule of Law in East Asia. This year’s theme, “China and International Law: Human Rights, Sovereignty, and Maritime Disputes,” focused on China's approach to international law during the Xi Jinping era as seen through the Communist Party's human rights record, Taiwan-Mainland cross-strait legal problems, China's maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas, and the erosion of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong. Panel 4: Japan, China, and Disputes in the East China Sea Panelists: Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Consul General of Japan in New York Ren Ito LLM ’04, Senior Fellow, US-Asia Law Institute, NYU School of Law
Views: 245 NYU School of Law
Tensions rise after China flies warplanes over disputed islands
 
02:20
Last week, China declared it would police the skies above a vast new territory that includes a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea. China and Japan have been at loggerheads for years over the islands. The dispute has mushroomed into a tense standoff with Japan and its U.S. ally on one side and China on the other. Seth Doane reports.
Views: 53718 CBS Evening News
South and East China Sea Disputes
 
08:15
School project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luTPMHC7zHY&t=264s
Views: 18 Ethotron
Will VIETNAM clash with CHINA over SOUTH CHINA SEA? - KJ Vids
 
14:00
Vietnam is modernising its military and fostering ties with the US and other countries. In a broader context of US-China competition, it seems that Vietnam will play an increasingly important role; but at the same time, this will put it in a collision course with the China, with potentially detrimental consequences for international security and for the regional stability of an area marked by territorial disputes. Only time will tell what will happen, but it seems that Sino-Vietnamese relations will follow a downgrading course in the coming years. Important links we want you to check out; Sponsor our next video - https://www.fundmyvideo.com/kjvids Keep us Independent - https://www.fundmypage.com/kjvids KJ Vids Book Store - http://kjvids.co.uk/books Patreon Perks - https://www.patreon.com/kjvids Amazon Shop - https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/kjvids Get $10 of Rev's Caption Service - https://www.rev.com/blog/coupon/?ref=kasimjaved All other enquiries - [email protected] Watch our other Playlists Geopolitics - https://goo.gl/haQTbJ Global Trends - https://goo.gl/9q2NHL International Relations - https://goo.gl/Jzvous Leaders - https://goo.gl/46fhwA Public Opinion - https://goo.gl/BvNicA Strategy - https://goo.gl/Z1NnqW Quick History - https://goo.gl/fnVkbA Africa - https://goo.gl/4MQ4Ts America - https://goo.gl/cTBuji East Asia - https://goo.gl/73hZsK Europe - https://goo.gl/TMq2cv Middle East & The Gulf - https://goo.gl/Vk9jYD UK - https://goo.gl/KSW9fz South Asia - https://goo.gl/Pd2nRf South America - https://goo.gl/BZH8Ch
Views: 41410 KJ Vids
Taiwan, China and Japan's Maritime Dispute (Dispatch)
 
03:31
Strator's Vice President of East Asia analysis Rodger Baker discusses the complexities in the regional maritime dispute between Taiwan, China and Japan in the South and East China seas. About Stratfor: Stratfor brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment. For individual and enterprise subscriptions to Stratfor Worldview, our online publication, visit us at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/ And make sure to connect with Stratfor on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stratfor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stratfor/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stratfor YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/stratfor Learn more about Stratfor here: https://www.Stratfor.com Get the latest company news here: https://marcom.stratfor.com/horizons Or review and purchase our longform reports on geopolitics here: https://store.stratfor.com And listen to the Stratfor podcast for free here: iTunes - http://bit.ly/Stratfor_Podcast_iTunes Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talks Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalks Libsyn - http://stratfor.libsyn.com/ Download the All New Mobile App for Stratfor. You can also access Stratfor Worldview Content in the App when you are offline. Free Download for iOS (from Apple App Store): http://bit.ly/Statfor_Mobile_App_for_Apple_Devices Free Download for Android (from Google Play Store): http://bit.ly/Stratfor_Mobile_App_for_Android_Devices To subscribe to Stratfor Worldview, click here: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribe Join Stratfor Worldview to cut through the noise and make sense of an increasingly complicated world. Membership to Stratfor Worldview includes: Unrestricted access to Stratfor Worldview's latest insights, podcasts, videos, and more. Members-only community forums. My Collections - your personal library of Stratfor insights saved for later reading. Discounts to our long-form reports on the Stratfor Store.
Views: 163655 Stratfor
South China Sea Issue
 
07:25
This video explains all the important aspects related to South China Sea issue and its impact on India and World. This is especially useful for all competitive examinations Download the VISION IAS app from the link below: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vision.visionias.app&hl=en
Views: 74442 Vision IAS
China slams US "spy flights" over East China Sea
 
04:55
China has demanded an immediate end to the US reconnaissance flights in "Chinese airspace". Beijing says such flights endanger its maritime security. The comments were made after American military officials said two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a US spy plane over the East China Sea. The incident happened amid high-level China-U.S. talks in Beijing. China and several regional countries seeking control of trade routes are locked in dispute over the South China Sea. The territorial dispute has become a source of tension between Beijing and Washington. Beijing accuses Washington of meddling in regional issues and militarizing the South China Sea. Mike Billington Executive Intelligence Review Watch Live: http://www.presstv.ir/live.html Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/videosptv
Views: 17281 PressTV
Videographic: East Asia's maritime disputes
 
02:56
Squabbles over little specks of land in the ocean threaten Asian peace A race for energy resources makes unresolved territorial disputes more dangerous in both North-East and South-East Asia
Views: 8481 The Economist
The South China Sea Dispute
 
01:00
The U. S. has said establishing a “rule-based order” for the South China Sea, which carries a large portion of the world's maritime freight traffic, is critical to regional security and economic prosperity, both cornerstones of U.S. policy on the Asia-Pacific. China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea have raised tensions with surrounding countries. Beijing has been conducting dredging projects on seven disputed formations for nearly two years, creating artificial mini islands. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/south-china-sea-/3095054.html
Views: 36351 VOA News
Vietnam's Essential Plan to Resolve East Sea Dispute
 
06:36
International Relation 1 Final Assignment.
Views: 90 Tùng Lâm
South China Sea Conflict -Burning topics for IAS / PCS
 
17:44
❗BIG HOLI Sale 💥Get FLAT 60% Discount on various Govt. Exams Pendrive Courses. Offer Valid till 23rd March '19 Only. Click here http://bit.ly/2QcdLOd OR Call 95-8004-8004 Start a LIVE chat for Any course related query - http://bit.ly/2qWhdOI StudyIQ's Top Selling Pendrive Courses - http://bit.ly/2BBcwQe UPSC/CSE 2019 - https://goo.gl/UrCD46 SSC & Bank - https://goo.gl/9LQ4Ai UPSC Optionals - https://goo.gl/rtmXRU State PSCs - https://goo.gl/FDB32q Defence Exams - https://goo.gl/UEmtRz SSC JE Exams - https://goo.gl/2WyU1Z RBI Grade B - https://goo.gl/PY32m6 NABARD Grade A - https://goo.gl/C6CzAL DMRC Exams - https://goo.gl/yDnvyf Insurance Exams - https://goo.gl/iLEFxf CLAT 2019 - https://goo.gl/Burjtj Railway Jobs - https://goo.gl/5KaL7h Teaching Jobs - https://goo.gl/q117TX UPSC Prelim 2019Test Series -https://goo.gl/zkCG51 #Big_HOLI_Sale #Pendrive_Courses #Call_9580048004 Videos PDFs - https://goo.gl/X8UMwF || Join StudyIQ on Telegram - https://goo.gl/xBR3g8 UPSCIQ - A Monthly Magazine for UPSC IAS http://bit.ly/2DH1ZWq We're HIRING, Apply Now - http://bit.ly/2PY1sVK Free PDFs - https://goo.gl/cJufZc || Free Quiz - https://goo.gl/wCxZsy || Free Video Courses - https://goo.gl/jtMKP9" Follow us on Facebook - https://goo.gl/iAhPDJ Telegram - https://t.me/Studyiqeducation The Hindu Editorial Analysis - https://goo.gl/vmvHjG Current Affairs by Dr Gaurav Garg - https://goo.gl/bqfkXe UPSC/IAS Burning Issues analysis- https://goo.gl/2NG7vP World History for UPSC - https://goo.gl/J7DLXv Indian History - https://goo.gl/kVwB79 Follow us on Facebook - https://goo.gl/iAhPDJ Follow Dr Gaurav Garg on Facebook - https://goo.gl/xqLaQm UPSC/IAS past papers questions - https://goo.gl/F5gyWH SSC CGL + IBPS Quantitative tricks - https://goo.gl/C6d9n8 English Vocabulary - https://goo.gl/G9e04H Reasoning tricks for Bank PO + SSC CGL- https://goo.gl/a68WRN Error spotting / Sentence correction https://goo.gl/6RbdjC Static GK complete- https://goo.gl/kB0uAo Complete GK + Current Affairs for all exams- https://goo.gl/MKEoLy World History - UPSC / IAS - https://goo.gl/kwU9jC Learn English for SSC CGL, Bank PO https://goo.gl/MoL2it Science and Technology for UPSC/IAS - https://goo.gl/Jm4h8j Philosophy for UPSC/IAS - https://goo.gl/FH9p3n Yojana Magazine analysis -https://goo.gl/8oK1gy History for SSC CGL + Railways NTPC - https://goo.gl/7939e
Views: 262180 Study IQ education
Analyzing China and Japan's recent dispute in the East China Sea
 
10:44
Why are Japan and China fighting over what is essentially a group of uninhabited islets and barren rocks in the East China Sea? Platts' Vandana Hari, Thomas Hogue, and Song Yen Ling investigate, as well as examine how the dispute is affecting the oil markets in the rest of Asia.
Views: 1042 S&P Global Platts
U.S. plays down tensions with China over East China Sea disputes
 
00:52
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_Index.asp Subscribe:http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=arirangnews
Views: 204 ARIRANG NEWS
Inside Story - Territorial tussles in the South China Sea
 
25:01
An international tribunal has ruled China has no 'historic rights' to resources in South China Sea. Presenter: Sami Zeidan Guests: Einar Tangen - Lawyer and political affairs analyst. Ashley Townshend - Research fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Richard Heydarian - Author of 'Asia's New Battlefield: US, China and the Struggle for the Western Pacific.' - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 119576 Al Jazeera English
Senkaku Islands Dispute: Conflict  Between China and Japan, Who is Right? [igeoNews]
 
02:22
Contribute to the Project: http://igeo.tv/contribuye-al-proyecto/ The Senkaku Islands dispute concerns a territorial dispute over a group of uninhabited islands known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, the Diaoyu in China, and Tiaoyutai Islands in Taiwan. Aside from a 1945 to 1972 period of administration by the United States, the archipelago has been controlled by Japan since 1895. The People's Republic of China (PRC) disputed the proposed US handover of authority to Japan in 1971 and has asserted its claims to the islands since that time. Taiwan (Republic of China) also claims the islands. The territory is close to key shipping lanes and rich fishing grounds, and there may be oil reserves in the area. Japan argues that it surveyed the islands in the late 19th century and found them to be Terra nullius (Latin: land belonging to no one); subsequently, China acquiesced to Japanese sovereignty until the 1970s. The PRC and the ROC argue that documentary evidence prior to the First Sino-Japanese War indicates Chinese possession and that the territory is accordingly a Japanese seizure that should be returned as the rest of Imperial Japan's conquests were returned in 1945. Although the United States does not have an official position on the merits of the competing sovereignty claims, the islands are included within the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan, meaning that a defense of the islands by Japan would require the United States to come to Japan's aid. In September 2012, the Japanese government purchased three of the disputed islands from their "private owner', prompting large-scale protests in China. As of early February 2013, the situation has been regarded as "the most serious for Sino-Japanese relations in the post-war period in terms of the risk of militarised conflict." On November 23, 2013, the PRC set up the "East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone" which includes the Senkaku Islands, and announced that it would require all aircraft entering the zone to file a flight plan and submit radio frequency or transponder information. Watch Related Video Territorial Dispute Spain-Portugal: Savage Islands Conflict: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARuPrlGssXw http://igeo.tv/ Igeo TV en español: ver videos, agencia de noticias y venta de metraje en: http://www.youtube.com/user/igeotv
Views: 16504 IgeoNews
China's Maritime Disputes: Crisis Management
 
03:08
In the event that military conflict erupts between claimants in the East and South China Seas, the U.S. and the international community must be prepared to take action. Policy experts outline a few immediate options facing the countries involved: • Diplomacy -- Escalatory actions would likely trigger ramped up diplomacy. The United States could initially serve in a mediation role in the event of crisis erupting in either sea. In the South China Sea, mediation could also come from ASEAN or a trusted, neutral actor within the region like Singapore. Parties could also call for an emergency session of the UN Security Council to negotiate a cease-fire, although China's seat on the council could limit the effectiveness of this option. In the East China Sea, bilateral management of the dispute is the likely first option, with Beijing and Tokyo sitting down to negotiate a common guideline for handling the conflict and preventing its escalation. • Economic Sanctions -- Despite extensive trade ties, the parties to the dispute could respond to a rise in tensions by imposing economic sanctions. In response to a Chinese action, for instance, Washington could sanction financial transactions, the movement of some goods and services, and even travel between China and the United States. In retaliation, Beijing could bar U.S. exports and cut back on its extensive purchases of U.S. Treasuries. Claimants could also manipulate exports and relaunch boycotts of goods. Some signals of such a response have already been seen: in 2012 Chinese protesters launched a wave of boycotts of Japanese-branded products. Japan also accused China of halting exports of rare earth minerals after a territorial spat in 2010—a charge Beijing denied—causing a commodities crisis for resource-dependent Japan. • Military Action -- If confrontation were to involve Japan in the East China Sea or the Philippines in the South China Sea, the United States would be obligated to consider military action under defense treaties. Experts note that Washington's defense commitments to Tokyo are stronger than those to Manila. Under its treaty obligations, the United States would have to defend Japan in the case of an armed attack; the U.S.-Philippine treaty holds both nations accountable for mutual support in the event of an "armed attack in the Pacific Area on either of the Parties." Military action would represent a last resort, and would depend on the scale and circumstances of the escalation. In the event of armed conflict breaking out between China and Japan, the United States could also use crisis communication mechanisms outlined in the U.S.-China Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (PDF) to encourage a stand-down of forces and facilitate communication between Tokyo and Beijing. Verbal declarations that communicate the seriousness of the dispute and convey support for an ally, as well as offers of military assistance, can also serve as essential "coercive de-escalation" measures during a crisis.
China takes island dispute to the UN
 
02:23
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe China has taken its dispute with Japan over a chain of islands in the East China Sea to the United Nations. But the move runs counter to China's previous position that the UN has no place in domestic affairs. Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from Hong Kong.
Views: 2667 Al Jazeera English
VN-CHINA EAST SEA DISPUTE
 
01:41
VN-CHINA EAST SEA DISPUTE
Views: 95 BYNTVNews
VN-USA EAST SEA DISPUTES
 
01:14
VN-USA EAST SEA DISPUTES
Views: 113 BYNTVNews
ARTS AND CULTURE: Dong-hae[East Sea] Shown through the Maps
 
03:56
And now it's time for our arts and culture segment. Yim Yoonhee is here to share this weeks latest. Good afternoon. Good afternoon. We're going to be a looking at a special exhibition today that centers on a collection of old maps, which provide evidence in a dispute that dates back decades. This is the argument over what to call the body of water between Korea and Japan. The map collector has spent the past 30 years of her life traveling around the world,... gathering these maps and she hopes they will help resolve the issue. Let's take a look. [PACKAGE START] It's human nature to be curious...in fact, curiousity is what drove people to the unknown...leading to the creation of the universal language of a map. The lines and shapes have come together over the years, drawn by many, used by many more. Early world maps date back to hundreds of centuries ago. And since, mapmakers also known as Cartographers have been blending art and science, creating these masterpieces. But as beautiful as maps are to look at, they're undeniably necessary in our lives, both in the present, as well as for the past. [KOREAN] "This exhibition is meant to be seen by many people. We want them to come and learn from these maps because maps have something to say. They're not just to look at. They're meant to be read and used to record history." KIM Hye-jeong has been actively studying and collecting maps since her 2nd year in college. She's been all over the world...studying cartography and how maps came to be. It all started when she realized that the body of water between Japan and Korea had originally been called "Sea of Joseon," referring to the ancient dynasty of Korea. These maps, also made in Japan, continue to show the body of water as "Sea of Joseon"...throughout the years. [KOREAN] "This map is called , made in 1810 in Japan. Here it's labeled Sea of Joseon. This map made by the Japanese shows that they called it "Sea of Joseon" and Koreans at that time also recognized it by that name as well. Now if you look here it says "The Great Sea of Japan." Since the 1700s, that's the way they had it but during the 1800s, when the Japanese Imperialism began to take hold, maps started changing, and the Sea of Joseon became Sea of Japan. It's not just with Japanese made maps. Maps from around the world show similar findings. Cartographers from various countries continually labelled the body of water as "Correan Sea" or "Gulf of Corea"...yet many people today fail to recognize this title. Kim is determined to correct this error and pass on the truth for the generations to come, because she believes yesterday's history is today and today is tomorrow. [STUDIO] The disputes we've seen erupt between Korea and Japan in recent years have pushed relations to new lows. That's resulted in many people harboring negative feelings. Does Kim fall in that category? You know, she doesn't. Kim Hye-jeong, the map collector, said she doesn't have any negative feelings about Japan. She actually spent the majority of her childhood in Japan and some of her closest friends are from there. She said she just wants to show people the truth and leave a present for not just future Korean generations, but for the world. You mentioned earlier that this exhibition has been to different countries. Where have they been, and where will they go next? So far she's already been to Mongolia, Italy, even Japan with these maps. She said her next target is the U.S.... Where the state of Virginia recently passed legislation that will require textbooks to use both the East Sea and Sea of Japan names... That's right, and Kim actually contributed to that. But she wants to visit the U.S. with her maps because she believes that it should be called Dong-hae, with East Sea put in brackets on the side. The reason being is that Dong-hae actually means the "sea of sunrise" and it has sacred meaning to Korea. Many early maps did use this title, including maps from China. So she hopes her findings can help end the arguments, and restore the rightful name to this body of water.
Views: 250 ARIRANG NEWS
China’s claim to disputed islands’ airspace ‘is wrong’ South China Sea
 
10:12
China’s claim to disputed islands’ airspace ‘is wrong’ South China Sea The Philippine president said on Tuesday that China’s claim to airspace above newly built islands and surrounding waters in the disputed South China Sea “is wrong” and that Beijing’s demands that others leave those areas could become a “flashpoint” for conflict. President Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks in a speech to an audience that included the American ambassador and other foreign guests were a rare public criticism of China, which he has refused to antagonise to nurture closer relations. Source; https://goo.gl/kzVpxV
Views: 13820 DOT COM US
South China Sea dispute main agenda at ASEAN meeting
 
01:56
Top diplomats from around South East Asia and beyond have gathered in Myanmar for the 49th ASEAN meeting. One of the key topics is the South China Sea territorial dispute between some ASEAN members and China.
Views: 223 CGTN
Philippines rejects China offer of conditional dialogue on S.China Sea dispute
 
03:15
Philippines Foreign Minister Yasay says no framework in place for China dialogue. The Philippines has turned down a Chinese proposal to start bilateral talks, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, because of Beijing's pre-condition of not discussing a court ruling that nullified most of its South China Sea (Vietnam's East Sea) claims. Perfecto Yasay said he had met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of a summit of Asian and European leaders on the weekend and after raising the topic of last week's ruling, it became clear that was a no-go area. China has angrily rejected the verdict by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and the initial case as illegal and farcical. It has repeatedly said it will not change its approach or its sovereignty claims in the South China Sea.
Views: 538 CTV VIET
Japan, China to discuss territorial issues related to East China Sea islands
 
00:42
시진핑•아베, 오늘 정상회담…센카쿠 분쟁 대립각 예상 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is also set to hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday. Japan's Kyodo News Agency says the talks will follow the official conclusion of the two-day G20 summit in China. The discussions will most likely center on the territorial dispute surrounding the Japan controlled-Senkaku/China claimed-Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. It'll be their first one-on-one meeting since April 2015. Relations between Tokyo and Beijing have been tense as around a dozen Chinese coastguard and government ships have sailed near the islands over the last month. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
Views: 463 ARIRANG NEWS
U.S. would welcome Japan air patrols in South China Sea Territorial disputes in the South China Sea
 
04:28
The U.S. Defense Department said Friday it would “welcome” future air patrols by Japan over the South China Sea, where China is involved in territorial disputes with some Southeast Asian countries. But the U.S. State Department did not appear to be in step with the Pentagon in encouraging Japanese involvement in such operations, which would create a potential diplomatic issue all but certain to provoke China. The two departments were commenting on a recent report that a senior U.S. naval officer favored air patrols by the Maritime Self-Defense Force over the waters. Such an operation by the MSDF “in the South China Sea makes sense in the future,” Adm. Robert Thomas, top commander of the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet, was quoted as saying in a recent interview with Reuters. The 7th fleet operates from the western Pacific to the Indian Ocean and is based in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon’s press secretary, told reporters Friday, “We would agree with Adm. Thomas that those kinds of patrols and activity is welcome and will help contribute to stability in the region.” “There’s no reason for China or any other nation to look at it any differently,” Kirby said. But State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki stopped short of endorsing the reported remark. “We’re not aware of any plans or proposals for Japan to patrol the South China Sea,” Psaki told a press briefing. “I believe they were comments made” by a Defense Department official. The United States welcomes “a more active role for Japan in ensuring stability and security in Asia” Psaki said, adding, “But we’re not aware of plans or proposals for new patrols.” She said, “It sounds like reports aren’t accurate.” China has already expressed displeasure at the admiral’s reported remarks. Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman at the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said Friday that countries outside the region should “refrain from sowing discord among other countries and creating tensions.” Ties between Japan and China have been strained due mainly to disputes over the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, called Diaoyu in China and Tiaoyutai in Taiwan, which also claims them. The isles are uninhabited but believed to be located in areas rich in fishing and energy resources. The U.S. government has repeatedly asked Tokyo and Beijing to settle the issue through dialogue. U.S. would welcome Japan air patrols in South China Sea Territorial disputes in the South China Sea,for more information about china world news visit site at http://youtube.com/user/cosmeticmachines as well as business website at http://penglaichina.com