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Why China is building islands in the South China Sea
 
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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
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South China Sea: 'Leave immediately and keep far off' - BBC News
 
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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
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South China Sea territorial dispute
 
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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.
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The South China Sea dispute explained
 
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Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube 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.
Life on a disputed island in the South China Sea
 
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China is building brand new islands and air strips in the South China Sea along some of the world's most vital trade routes. One tiny island claimed by a U.S. ally is being surrounded. CBS News correspondent Seth Doane takes a look at what it's like living near disputed territory.
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Who owns the South China Sea? | CNBC Explains
 
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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
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The South China Sea Explained
 
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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
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South China Sea island building dispute: Philippines vs China, Vietnam vs China - compilation
 
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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 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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War of words over islands in South China Sea
 
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Secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson's remarks on the South China Sea islands have sparked war talk from the Chinese. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
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(May 19, 2019) South China Sea High Tension - US / UK / China - WW3 News Update Today
 
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UK to send new aircraft carrier loaded with F35 jets into South China Sea The United Kingdom will deploy its new aircraft carrier, loaded with two squadrons of F-35 aircraft into the politically-fraught South China Sea. British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson confirmed in a speech that the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth will sail into waters that are the subject of dispute between China and other nations. At an address given to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, Williamson said Britain was the second largest investor in the region and it must display “hard power” and “lethality” to help protect interests. The £3 billion ($3.9 billion) carrier’s outing will also sail into the Middle East and Mediterranean and will be officially a mixed U.K./U.S. deployment. “Significantly British and American F-35s will be embedded in the carrier’s air wing. Enhancing the reach and lethality of our forces (and) reinforcing the fact that United States remains the very closest of partners,” Williamson said. The U.K. defense minister did not confirm exact dates for the mission. China has laid claim to almost all of the strategic South China Sea which is viewed as important for shipping lanes and potential resources. United States destroyers USS Spruance and USS Preble sailed close to the Spratly Islands, territory disputed by China and the Philippines. China claimed that the ships entered without official permission but a spokesman for the US Navy’s 7th Fleet told CNN that the operation was to “challenge excessive maritime claims and preserve access to the waterways as governed by international law.” China is in the process of developing its own aircraft carrier capability, with currently only one considered combat-ready. According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) the country could have as many as 6 carriers by the 2030s. Source www.cnbc.com
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Is China building on disputed Spratly Islands reefs? BBC News
 
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Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports on China's unusual tactic to secure ownership of disputed territory in the South China Sea. Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog 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
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China’s claim to disputed islands’ airspace ‘is wrong’ South China Sea
 
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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
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🇵🇭 Pictures show China militarisation of Spratly islands
 
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Photos released by the Philippine Daily Inquirer show China has built several multi-story concrete buildings on one of the artificial islands, adding to several, already completed facilities. China has previously said the construction is intended to improve peace and maritime security. Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila. - 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: 115288 Al Jazeera English
Satellite images show military buildup in South China Sea
 
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Photos appear to dispute assurances given by the Chinese president to President Obama
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Beijing to build another base in the South China Sea despite threats from American
 
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Beijing to build another base in the South China Sea despite threats from American CHINA plans to build another base in the South China Sea despite the Trump administration accusing the country of “illegal island-building”. The country will develop an “island city” in the disputed waters. However, the Trump administration criticized their move to transform three islands into a “national key strategic service and logistics base,” the South China Morning Post reported. Senior policy analyst Jeffrey Engstrom revealed to Newsweek the project could raise tensions between China and the US. Read More: https://goo.gl/FkdU9L
Views: 41016 U.S. Daily Military
US Destroyer Ship Sails 12 Miles Near Disputed South China Sea Islands in Challenge to Beijing
 
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U.S. Destroyer Ship Sails 12 Miles Near Paracel Islands Disputed South China Sea Islands in Challenge to Beijing - A U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell patrolled near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, challenging Beijing’s maritime claims there, U.S. military officials said. The USS McCampbell conducted what the military calls a freedom of navigation operation in the Paracel Islands chain, sailing within 12 nautical miles of three islands: Tree, Lincoln and Woody, according to a Navy official. The ship patrol was meant to challenge excessive maritime claims by Beijing and to “preserve access to the waterways as governed by international law,” according to a statement from Lt. j.g. Rachel McMarr, a spokeswoman for U.S. Pacific Fleet. China sent a vessel to warn off the American ship and has lodged a complaint with the U.S., Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Monday at a regular press briefing in Beijing. Mr. Lu urged the U.S. to stop taking provocative action in the region and avoid disrupting trade talks under way in Beijing. “It is imperative for the two sides and I believe we have a responsibility to create an enabling atmosphere for these talks at this time,” he said. The Paracels are claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan but have been controlled by China since it seized them from Vietnamese forces in 1974. The U.S. Navy has conducted such patrols in the South China Sea for years but tensions with Beijing over the operations have escalated in recent years as China has sought to assert its extensive maritime claims in one of the world’s busiest waterways. The U.S. and its Asian allies and partners have been alarmed in particular by China’s construction of seven fortified artificial islands—including three with large airstrips—in the Spratly Islands chain. China’s claims in the Spratlys overlap with those of Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines—a U.S. treaty ally. Beijing has also upgraded several military outposts in the Paracels and deployed jet fighters to at least one, according to satellite images and U.S. officials. The U.S. has responded by stepping up its patrols in the area—often sailing close to China’s new artificial islands—and encouraging allies to exercise their right to freedom of navigation in the area. China’s reclamation activities in the Paracels are less extensive than in the Spratlys and are considered by the U.S. and others as less threatening to the status quo in the region, but Beijing typically takes a dim view of Washington’s patrols through the area. China says it has “indisputable” sovereignty over all South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters, and has often accused the U.S. of destabilizing the region with its naval patrols. The USS Decatur conducted a patrol in the Spratlys in September, sailing past Gaven and Johnson reefs over the course of a 10-hour patrol and sailing within 12 nautical miles of both features. The two outposts have been fortified militarily and have reinforced fears among the U.S., Asian nations and others that China could use such islands to base ships, planes, weaponry and other material to enforce its claims across the South China Sea. “U.S. forces operate in the Indo-Pacific region on a daily basis, including in the South China Sea,” according to a statement from the U.S. Pacific Fleet. “All operations are designed in accordance with international law and demonstrate that the United States will fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows. That is true in the South China Sea as in other places around the globe.” Last month, the McCampbell conducted a freedom of navigation operation against Russia in Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
CHINESE ACTIVITIES IN SOUTH CHINA SEA COULD START A MAJOR CONFLICT
 
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Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma raised serious apprehension about Chinese activities in the South China Sea during a Senate hearing. Inhofe said, “It’s like you’re preparing for World War III. You’re talking to our allies over there and you wonder whose side they’re going to be on.” He stated that he was "concerned" that the message was not coming across, after China used a media blitz to present a host of illegal, artificial islands as "search and rescue centers". It is to be noted that last year Chinese state media circulated images of 2.8 km square island fortress for the first time after its completion. On 29th Jan this year, Beijing’s state run media mouthpiece Xinhua says China’s Ministry of Transport has officially opened a ‘maritime rescue center’ on Fiery Cross Reef. Xinhua quotes the ministry as saying. “The center will offer better support to maritime rescue operations in the southern part of the South China Sea,” As per the latest estimates, the Fiery Cross Reef is third largest of China’s artificial island fortresses having more than 100 building. The news article provided no explanation why gun and missile and hardened aircraft hangars were needed on an island meant for maritime rescue. As per Inhofe, the US sat back and watched as China staked its claim on the contested reefs. He emphasized that because the U.S did nothing, the islands are now equipped with weapons and fortifications. In this video Defense Updates analyses why U.S Senator is saying that China is preparing for World War III because of its activities in the South China Sea? Let's get into the details CHANNEL LINK: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DefenseUpdates SUPPORT US: Patron: https://www.patreon.com/defenseupdates AUDIO: scottleffler.com BACKGROUND MUSIC https://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/music.html "Giant Wyrm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ #DefeneUpdates #USvsCHINA #SouthChinaSea IMAGES USED https://cretoniatimes.com/2015/01/23/oklahoma-senator-james-inhofe-unable-to-locate-his-own-ass/ https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/01/04/1774601/fiery-cross-reef-transformed-chinese-airbase-says-report https://www.google.com/maps/ https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8324967/south-china-sea-world-war-military-senator/ https://nationalpost.com/news/world/china-angers-vietnam-with-test-flight-on-manmade-island-in-disputed-south-china-sea https://danielmarin.naukas.com/2016/08/10/lanzamiento-del-gaofen-3-larga-marcha-cz-4c/ http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2018/may-2018-navy-naval-defense-news/6190-china-deploys-yj-12b-and-hq-9b-missiles-on-south-china-sea-islands.html https://www.dw.com/en/what-is-chinas-hq-9-air-defense-system-capable-of/a-19053690 http://fortune.com/2017/10/26/trump-china-xi-jinping-cpc/
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The World Tonight: Duterte says China should tell South China Sea claimants how to avoid dispute
 
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At the second day of the 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore, President Rodrigo Duterte said China should instruct fellow claimant-countries on how to best avoid dispute in the contested waters. This, amid Beijing's occupation of artificial islands in the South China Sea. Subscribe to the ABS-CBN News channel! - http://bit.ly/TheABSCBNNews Visit our website at http://news.abs-cbn.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abscbnNEWS Twitter: https://twitter.com/abscbnnews Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abscbnnews #NewsPatrol #ANCNews
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"It's an island!" says Taiwan. Taipei rejects South China Sea ruling
 
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Taiping Island is the biggest naturally formed island in the disputed Spratly Islands chain in the South China Sea. Taiwan strongly insists it can independently support human life, and therefore meets the definition of an island according to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. It has taken journalists, including those from CNN, there to prove its point. But many Taiwanese people believe that in a struggle over influence and power between the U.S. and China in this region, Taiwan's rights and interests have been violated. On July 12, the Court of Final Arbitration in the Hague handed down its ruling on the U.S.-backed arbitration the Philippines brought against China, declaring that none of the islands in the Spratlys, including Taiping Island, are islands. This denies Taiwan a 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone and seriously harms its fishermen's rights to fish in these waters, as well as any hope it has of exploring for oil and natural gas. Taipei believes this is unfair, especially because the Court never invited it to participate in the proceedings or asked its advice, even though Taiwan has controlled the biggest island in the disputed chain since 1946. Unlike other claimants, Taiwan has not been building artificial islands in the sea and has been advocating a peaceful solution. This dispute basically boils down to one party arguing the islands, reefs and surrounding waters are theirs because it claimed them first, another saying they're theirs because it's been using it for the longest time, and another saying they're theirs because they're closest to its country - everyone's got a legitimate claim in their opinion. Taiwan's proposal was something many people learned in kindergarten - sharing. It has repeated advocated setting aside the territorial dispute and jointly exploring and sharing the area's resources. But no one has backed its proposal, not even the U.S., even though it says it wants a peaceful solution. Local media are widely reporting that Washington is more interested in ensuring China does not control these waters and sacrificed Taiwan's interest to do so. If each party only looks out for their own interest that can lead to serious consequences for all parties concerned.
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What does China want? | The Economist
 
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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.
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China vs US: US Navy send warships into the South China Sea - tensions escalate
 
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Pentagon officials said two guided-missiIe destroyers had travelled within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef in the fiercely disputed Spratly Islands. The deployment is seen as the latest attempt by Washington to stand up to what it believes are attempts by Beijing to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, where Chinese, Japanese and other Southeast Asian navies operate. China claims almost all of the South China Sea and frequently criticises the US and its allies over naval operations near Chinese-occupied islands. Britain today announced it was sending its new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth to the volatile region on its first operational mission. Beijing and Washington remain at loggerheads over US allegations for China’s militarization of the South China Sea by building military installations on artificial islands and reefs. Read More: http://bit.ly/us-china-south-china-sea-us-warships
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Dispute Over South China Sea Explained
 
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A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, a direct challenge to Beijing that raises the stakes in disputed waters. Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ 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
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Tourists taken to disputed South China Sea islands
 
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China has refused to recognise the decision of the UN backed court. Beijing says nearly 90 percent of the South China Sea belongs to it. In recent years, it’s bolstered its claims through various means, from building artificial islands to running tourist cruises in disputed waters. Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports. - 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/
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Hundreds of Chinese Ships Around the Disputed Island in South China Sea
 
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Hundreds of Chinese Ships Around the Disputed Island in the South China Sea The Philippines government has filed a diplomatic protest with China over the presence of hundreds of Chinese vessels near a Philippines-administered island in the South China Sea. As many as 275 Chinese ships and boats have been spotted this year around Thitu island, also known as Pag-Asa island in the Philippines, said Jason Ramon, chief of public affairs for the Philippine military's western command Read More: https://cnn.it/2uHTMdV Music Credit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://audionautix.com/
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Here's why so many nations want to control the South China Sea — and what China wants to do
 
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The South China Sea plays an outsized role in international commerce and politics. A litany of regional and global powers crave its natural resources as well as the benefits that come with controlling on of the world's most important shipping lanes. China has aggressively pursued control over the Spratley Islands — an archipelago of rocks, reefs and cays that sit in the middle of the sea. Malaysia, Brunei, The Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan have staked their own claims to the area, but it's really the United States Navy that stands in the way of China. The Seventh Fleet, however, cannot keep China from reclaiming land on the islands it controls. Professor Dave Denoon, director of the NYU Center on US-China Relations explains how the situation arose and how it will likely play out in upcoming years. -------------------------------------------------- Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ -------------------------------------------------- Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the US. Our mission: to tell you all you need to know about the big world around you. The BI Video team focuses on technology, strategy and science with an emphasis on unique storytelling and data that appeals to the next generation of leaders – the digital generation.
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US Navy and Philippines Navy sail alongside in the South China Sea to protect a disputed island
 
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US Navy and Philippines Navy sail alongside in the South China Sea to protect a disputed island The Philippine Navy showcased its assets as part of the annual Balikatan exercises by sailing through the South China Sea, alongside the United States Navy. Photos released by the US Navy show the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp sailing alongside the Philippine Navy's landing platform dock BRP Tarlac and offshore patrol vessel BRP Ramon Alcaraz in the contested waterway. Read more: http://bit.ly/2UdVvCg Music Credit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://audionautix.com/
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Philippines clings to disputed island in South China Sea
 
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Thitu Island is at the centre of one of the biggest territorial disputes in the world. It is part of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, which are believed to be sitting on billions of dollars' worth of oil and gas reserves. Six countries claim ownership of the tiny archipelago, including the Philippines, which has people living on Thitu Island as a means to strengthen its claim on the Spratlys. Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from the Spratlys in the South China Sea.
Views: 8777 Al Jazeera English
Vietnam Sinks Chinese ships in the South China Sea war
 
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Vietnam Sinks Chinese ships in the South China Sea war Vietnam has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing vessel in the contested South China Sea, the foreign ministry said late on Thursday. The two countries have long been embroiled in a dispute over the potentially energy-rich stretch of waters, called the East Sea by Vietnam. The fishing vessel was moored near Da Loi island in the Paracel archipelago on March 6 when a China Maritime Surveillance Vessel chased it and fired a water cannon at it, the ministry said in a statement. Source; https://goo.gl/UGd2Ty
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US Warships muling naglayag sa South China Sea, China nagreklamo!
 
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BEIJING, China - China said two US warships sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea without permission on Monday in the latest US challenge to Beijing's territorial claims in the region. The Chinese navy asked the US vessels to leave after they entered waters adjacent to Gaven and Chigua reefs in the Spratly Islands, which Beijing calls Nansha, the foreign ministry said. The move comes on top of trade tensions as President Donald Trump said Sunday he would raise tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods on Friday because talks were moving "too slowly". "The relevant actions of the US warships violated China's sovereignty and undermined peace, security and good order in the relevant sea areas," ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a press briefing. "The Chinese side expresses strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition" to the operation, Geng added, noting that the ships had entered "without permission". The US Navy regularly conducts "freedom of navigation operations" to challenge Beijing's vast claims in the sea. The People's Liberation Army identified the two US ships as the USS Preble and the USS Chung-Hoon, both guided-missile destroyers. Air and sea forces were deployed to identify and ask the ships to leave, a spokesman for the PLA's Southern Theatre Command said on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform. "The (Southern) Theatre troops will maintain a high degree of alert and take all necessary measures to resolutely defend the sovereignty of the country and resolutely safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea," said the spokesman, Li Huamin. Beijing has built artificial islands and military installations in the sea, including on the Spratlys. China claims nearly all of the sea, though Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam all claim parts of it. "China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and its adjacent waters. No matter how provocative foreign warships are, this fact cannot be changed," Li said. Geng said the situation in the sea was "constantly stabilizing" due to the "joint efforts" of Beijing and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. "Under such circumstances, China urges the US to stop such provocative acts, to respect China's sovereignty and security interests, and respect the efforts of regional countries to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea," he said. "At the same time, China will continue to take all necessary measures to safeguard national sovereignty and safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea. Source: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/world/693528/beijing-slams-us-warship-sail-by-in-south-china-sea/story/ That's All! Thanks for Watching. Don't miss every videos! Subscribe Now! to PH UNCENSORED.
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US Destroyers Slams China Sail in South China Sea
 
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US Destroyers Slams China Sail in South China Sea China said two U.S. warships sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea without permission on Monday in the latest US challenge to Beijing's territorial claims in the region. The Chinese navy asked the U.S. vessels to leave after they entered waters adjacent to Gaven and Chigua reefs in the Spratly Islands, which Beijing calls Nansha, the foreign ministry said. The move comes on top of trade tensions as President Donald Trump said Sunday he would raise tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods on Friday because talks were moving "too slowly". "The relevant actions of the US warships violated China's sovereignty and undermined peace, security and good order in the relevant sea areas," ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a press briefing. "The Chinese side expresses strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition" to the operation, Geng added, noting that the ships had entered "without permission". Source: http://bit.ly/2VMi9WT Rear Music: http://bit.ly/2UNAnYs
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Philippines threatens war with China over South China Sea
 
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Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://sc.mp/2kAfuvJ The Philippines has warned China that it will go to war over natural resources in the South China Sea, as well as identifying other “red lines” Manila would find unacceptable, including construction activities on a disputed shoal.
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China and Indonesia set to CLASH as tensions over South China Sea ESCALATE
 
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INDONESIA plans to assert its authority over the South China Sea in a move that is likely to antagonise china and escalate the dispute over the hotly contested area of the Pacific Ocean. Indonesia is set to clash with China after the Republic plans to assert its authority over the South China Sea by developing lucrative fishing grounds in the waters. China claims almost all of the South China Sea and frequently criticises the US and its allies over naval operations near Chinese-occupied islands. Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan all have competing claims for territory in the region. On Friday, Luhut Pandjaitan, Indonesia’s Coordination Minister for Maritime Affairs said the Natuna Islands on the edge of the South China Sea would be developed into a fishing hub, the Jakarta Post reports. Thank you for watching. If you liked this video, please thumbs up and subscribe to the channel down below. THANK YOU FOR TRACKING - BnTV https://www.youtube.com/c/BreakingNewsBnTV?sub_confirmation=1 SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE PLEASE, FOR UPDATING THANKS #ww3 #worldwar3 #putin #trump #us #china #russia #BreakingNews | #NewsAlert | #HighAlert | #RedAlert #WW3Alert | #USAnews | #WorldNews #TodayNews | #BreakingAlert #WarningNews
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China Navy Shocked: US destroyers sail in the disputed South China Sea as trade tensions simmer
 
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The U.S. sent two warships close by islands claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea on Monday, the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said, as American negotiators arrived in the Chinese capital for talks aimed at resolving a trade spat between the two powers. A spokesman for the 7th Fleet told The Japan Times that the guided-missiIe destroyers USS Spruance and USS Preble had “conducted freedom of navigation operations (FONOPS) in the South China Sea,” with the two vessels sailing “within 12 nautical miles” (22 km) of the Spratly Islands. Read More: http://bit.ly/disputed-south-china-sea
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Beijing plans to build island city in the South China Sea - TomoNews
 
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SOUTH CHINA SEA — The Chinese government has announced plans to build up a strategic island in the Paracels, despite strong opposition from the U.S. SOURCES: South China Morning Post, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3002229/beijing-plans-strategic-service-and-logistics-base-woody https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/3001655/us-b-52-bombers-fly-over-disputed-south-china-sea-second-time https://amti.csis.org/paracels-beijings-other-buildup/ Our favorite VPN: Private Internet Access ►►http://bit.ly/TomoNewsVPN Stuff we use to make TomoNews ►►https://www.amazon.com/shop/tomonewsus TomoNews is your best source for real news. We cover the funniest, craziest and most talked-about stories on the internet. If you’re laughing, we’re laughing. If you’re outraged, we’re outraged. We tell it like it is. And because we can animate stories, TomoNews brings you news like you’ve never seen before. Top TomoNews Stories - The most popular videos on TomoNews! http://bit.ly/Top_TomoNews_Stories You Idiot! - People doing stupid things http://bit.ly/You-Idiot Recent Uploads - The latest stories brought to you by TomoNews http://bit.ly/Latest-TomoNews Ultimate TomoNews Compilations - Can't get enough of TomoNews? This playlist is for you! New videos every day http://bit.ly/Ulitmate_TomoNews_Compi... Thanks for watching TomoNews! Like TomoNews on Facebook ►► http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Follow us on Twitter ►► @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Follow us on Instagram ►► @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus Subscribe to TomoNews ►► http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-TomoNews Watch more TomoNews ►► http://bit.ly/MoreTomoNews Visit our website for all the latest videos: http://us.tomonews.com Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox every day: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter
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Chinese missile crisis? Escalation over disputed China Sea islands (part 1)
 
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Subscribe to France 24 now : http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Reports have emerged that China has set up a missile launch base on Woody Island, part of an archipelago disputed with Taiwan and Vietnam. This comes just as the US President was wrapping up an ASEAN summit to strengthen ties after the recent Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. How will this shape policy not only among Washington's traditional allies in the region but also in countries like Vietnam? Once again, a war-weary US is being called upon and has to look at the broader picture. Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Laura BURLOUX. Visit our website : http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel : http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter : https://twitter.com/France24_en
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US destroyer sails near disputed island in S. China Sea
 
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A US Navy destroyer sailed within 12 miles of a disputed island in the South China Sea.
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The China-Philippines Disputes in the South China Sea
 
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CHINA PANIC: Two US B-52 Bomber flies over disputed islands in the South China Sea & East China Sea
 
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CHINA PANIC: Two US B-52 Bomber flies over disputed islands in the South China Sea & East China Sea - The U.S. has flown a B-52 bomber mission near disputed islands in the South China Sea, according to U.S. Pacific Air Forces. The last reported B-52 mission in the vicinity of the South China Sea was in November. “Two B-52H Stratofortress bombers took off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and participated in routine training missions, March 4, 2019,” said a statement from the U.S. Pacific Air Forces. “One bomber conducted training in the vicinity of the South China Sea before returning to Guam, while the other conducted training in the vicinity of Japan in coordination with the U.S. Navy and alongside our Japanese air force counterparts before returning to Guam,” it continued. The B-52 aircraft involved in the mission are part of the U.S. Air Force’s Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) based in Guam. Since 2004, the U.S. has rotated B-1, B-52 and B-2 long-range bombers out Andersen AFB in Guam to conduct training missions in Asia. Much like the U.S. Navy's freedom of navigation operations when it sails past two disputed island chains claimed by China in the South China Sea, the Air Force missions are intended to assert that the area is international airspace as well, much to China's chagrin. In the South China Sea, China claims as its own territory the Paracel Islands as well as seven artificial islands in the Spratly Islands chain. It has militarized both chains and claims sovereignty over the waters and airspace surrounding the islands. U.S. Pacific Air Forces last confirmed a B-52 mission in the South China Sea on Nov. 20 of last year. That mission was one of a series of B-52 flights in the region that had taken place in the vicinity of the South China Sea last fall. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
South China Sea conflict explained
 
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Tensions in the South China Sea are growing as China rapidly develops man-made islands in the critical waterway. Fox News explains the conflict in the region and why the U.S. is paying close attention
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China ramps up island-building in South China Sea
 
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CBS News correspondent Seth Doane takes a look at China's increased building of islands in the disputed terrirtory of the South China Sea.
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South China Sea Documentary
 
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A short documentary on the South China Sea dispute made for school. This documentary is intended to capture many diverse views and is made for personal learning. It is by no means meant to criticize any country, party, political or ideological affiliation.
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Is The South China Sea On The Brink Of War?
 
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Reef Madness: The insignificant island chain pushing the south china sea to the brink of war Subscribe to Journeyman: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=JourneymanPictures For more on this escalating situation visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlGSlkijht5gc6AwNdNCKra10gSLaxae6 For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=67224 The Spratly Islands are an unremarkable scattering of reefs and sandbars in the South China Sea. But, rich in resources and claimed by six countries, could they be the trigger for the world's next major conflict? "We call our Kalayaan Island group the submerged Saudi Arabia of the Philippines." Eugenio Bito-Onon is mayor of a seemingly innocuous islet municipality, home to just 150 residents. But with the region crosshatched by important shipping lanes, the undersea bed replete with oil and gas, and the marine life furnishing vast fishing grounds, the surrounding waters are simmering with tension. China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei all lay claim to a portion of the territory, in a little-known diplomatic contest that for decades has regularly brought the area to the brink of war, and put it firmly off-limits to Western media. "China is doing a lot of things besides bullying our fishermen and small navies", explains the mayor as he points out a Chinese development on a small atoll known as 'Mischief Reef'. Here, the only way to secure the land is to occupy it. So as competing claimants continue to build, could this high-stakes game of island Monopoly erupt into a fully fledged conflict? ABC Australia - Ref. 6144 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Breaking News: Japan and Vietnam join hands over disputed South China Sea
 
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Japan and Vietnam join hands over disputed South China Sea Prime ministers agree to work together for peace, security and free trade in the Indo-Pacific region Japan and Vietnam have agreed to work together to maintain peace and security in the South China Sea, where Hanoi and other countries are engaged in a territorial dispute with Beijing. Japan does not face the South China Sea but views the vital shipping lane, where Beijing has built artificial islands with military infrastructure, as strategically important. The Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc met in Abe’s Tokyo office on Monday where they also confirmed their readiness to promote free and fair trade through regional trade agreements, including the 11-member Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite the spreading trend of protectionism. Abe said, “going hand-in-hand with Prime Minister Phuc”, he was “determined to realise the free and open Indo-Pacific region”, which covers the South China Sea. Phuc refrained from naming China, but said he and Abe had confirmed the need to ensure peace, maritime security and freedom of navigation in, and flying above, the South China Sea. “I welcome and support Japan’s efforts and initiative to secure economic prosperity, freedom of trade and safety of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region,” he said. Phuc is in Tokyo for the Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting, which will also bring together the leaders of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand on Tuesday. With this year marking the 45th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties between Japan and Vietnam, Abe pledged to promote people-to-people exchanges between the two countries. Japan is preparing to boost foreign workers through the introduction of a new residence status from April next year. Japan also promised up to 1.2 billion yen (US$11 million) in grant aid to procure equipment to check food safety in Vietnam in an attempt to help expand the country’s food exports. Abe expressed Japan’s condolences for the deaths of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in September and former Vietnamese Communist Party general secretary Do Muoi earlier this month. Source: www.scmp.com That's All! Thanks for Watching. Don't miss every videos! Subscribe Now! to PH UNCENSORED.
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Russian warships arrive in the Philippines amid rising South China Sea tensions
 
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Russian warships arrive in the Philippines amid rising South China Sea tensions - Two Russian destroyers and a tanker have docked in the Philippines for a "goodwill visit" amid escalating tensions in the disputed South China Sea. The destroyers Admiral Tributs and Vinogradov -- classified as "large, anti-submarine ships" -- docked in Manila early Monday, along with the Admiral Irkut, a "large sea tanker," according to the Philippine News Agency. It is the second time this year Russian vessels have docked in the Philippines. In early January, three Russian naval ships docked in the Philippine capital for what was described as a visit to "further enhance and sustain the promotion of peace, stability and maritime cooperation." The most recent arrival comes just months before the two countries are due to sign a naval cooperation agreement, likely in July, which will reportedly involve more joint training exercises and reciprocal port visits. Russia and China have also been moving closer together in recent years, conducting joint military drills and signing economic deals, with both sides claiming relations are at their "best level in history." Monday's Russia visit also comes amid the annual Balikatan joint exercises between the Philippines and US, which finish April 12. The Balikatan drills feature more than 7,500 troops, F-35B stealth fighters and include live-fire training and amphibious operations among other events. While the Russian ship visit is not to that scale, Moscow's growing ties with the Philippines and presence in the region come at a time of increased tensions in the South China Sea. The Philippines government said hundreds of Chinese vessels, including some military ships, had been spotted around Thitu Island in the Spratly chain, which is controlled by Manila but claimed by Beijing. The Chinese flotilla began appearing around Thitu in December and January, about the time Manila began construction on the contested maritime feature. In a speech Thursday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte warned Beijing to leave Thitu Island alone, threatening military action in response to any Chinese aggression. "Let us be friends, but do not touch Pagasa Island and the rest," Duterte said, according to CNN Philippines, using the Philippine word Pagasa for Thitu. "If you make moves there, that's a different story. I will tell my soldiers, 'Prepare for suicide mission'." China and the Philippines are just two of the many countries who lay claim to large portions of the South China Sea, along with Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei. In a bid to reinforce their claim on the territory, China has built and militarized artificial islands across the important shipping lane. Tensions cooled after Duterte pursued a closer economic relationship with Beijing. Manila also turned to Moscow for support, with Duterte shifting his country's previously close ties to Washington. Subscribe Now : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0IlEuu4TA9wq1u60tLMqBw?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://facebook.com/USMilitaryNewsVideos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/militaryvideos_ Twitter:
Two U.S. ships sail near disputed island in South China Sea
 
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Duterte sends troops to disputed South China Sea
 
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'친중' 두테르테 변심했나…"남중국해 섬•암초에 병력 배치" The controversial leader of the Philippines has ordered troops to occupy uninhabited islands and reefs the country claims in the disputed South China Sea. The move is expected to anger China, which claims almost all of the territory and has been building artificial islands in the area. For more on this and other news in East Asia...let's turn to Ro Aram... Aram... this is a bold move by Rodrigo Duterte, especially after relations between the Philippines and China seemed to be improving... Well Jihye, Duterte has once joked during his campaign that he would jet ski to one of China's artificial islands to assert Manila's claim to the region. But, after taking office, as you said, he has tried to mend strained ties with Beijing in recent months. During his visit to China his rhetoric was very anti-U.S. and pro-Beijing. He's even previously said he would set aside a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration that ruled in favor of the Philippines' claims against China's so-called "nine dash line" in the South China Sea in order for closer bilateral ties. But, Thursday's order to send his troops to occupy uninhabited islands will likely anger China and his efforts for closer ties will face hurdles. Duterte also said he might visit the Philippine-controlled island of Thitu to raise the national flag there on the country's Independence Day, which falls on June 12th. Speaking to reporters during a visit to a military base in Palawan, near the disputed waters, Duterte said everyone was making a grab for the islands, so his country should live there to claim what's already the country's territory. Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan also claim sovereignty in the strategic area. The Philippine leader's order also comes ahead of the U.S.-China summit, during which the South China issue will also likely be discussed. 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
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U.S. sails massive, F-35-laden warship in disputed South China Sea
 
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U.S. sails massive, F-35-laden warship in disputed South China Sea In the latest show of military muscle in the South China Sea, the U.S. has apparently sailed its USS Wasp amphibious assault ship near a strategic reef claimed by Beijing and Manila that lies just 230 km (140 miles) from the Philippine coast. Filipino fishermen near the site known as the Scarborough Shoal initially spotted what appeared to be the massive U.S. vessel on Tuesday, according to ABS-CBN News. It said planes were seen landing and taking off from the ship, some 5 km (3 miles) away from the fishermen’s boat. A video clip shown by the news network appeared to corroborate their account. Contacted by The Japan Times, a U.S. military spokeswoman would not confirm or deny the Wasp’s presence near the collection of outcroppings that barely jut out above water at high tide, citing “force protection and security.” However, the spokeswoman did confirm that the Wasp “has been training with Philippine Navy ships in Subic Bay and in international waters of the South China Sea … for several days.” Scarborough Shoal, which is also claimed by Taiwan, is regarded as a potential powder keg in the strategic waterway. It was seized by Beijing in 2012 after an extended standoff with Manila. China later effectively blockaded the lagoon, which is rich in fish stocks, and routinely dispatches scores of fishing vessels and government-backed “maritime militia” ships to the area to continue its de facto blockade. The Wasp was taking part in the annual Balikatan U.S.-Philippine military training exercise “that focuses on maritime security and amphibious capabilities, as well as multinational interoperability through military exchanges,” said U.S. Marine Corps Second Lt. Tori Sharpe, a spokeswoman for the exercises, adding that the exercises were “unrelated to current events.” Still, beyond the location of the exercises, the Wasp’s presence alone in the South China Sea was likely to draw Beijing’s attention since this year’s Balikatan exercise was the first to incorporate the Wasp paired with the U.S. Marines Corps’ cutting-edge F-35B Lightning II stealth aircraft. The F-35B is the short takeoff and vertical landing variant of the aircraft. “Together they represent an increase in military capability committed to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” Sharpe said. China covets Scarborough Shoal for its strategic significance, experts say, as it would be the crowning jewel in a bid to solidify Beijing’s iron grip over the South China Sea. They say building at Scarborough would create a large “strategic triangle” comprising Woody Island in the Paracel Islands to the northwest and its Spratly islet outposts to the south, giving Beijing the ability to police an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the South China Sea. Source: http://bit.ly/2OYthub
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South China Sea: Vietnam secretly building TEN islands risking infuriating China - DAILY NEWS
 
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South China Sea: Vietnam secretly building TEN islands risking infuriating China VIETNAM have been building small islands in the disputed South China Sea sparking fears of potential conflict with China, it has been revealed. Souce: Express.co.uk ----------======😍❣️😍======---------- Thanks For Watching 💝 Please like, Share, support & subscribe to my channel 🗽 DAILY NEWS 🗽 Confirm Your Subscribe :⏩ https://goo.gl/CGMEVd ----------======😍❣️😍======---------- ✅ The content of my videos is the purpose of entertainment. My video does not contain nudity or sexually explicit, harmless or dangerous content, is not violent or bloody, does not provoke hatred. I love everyone! © My video is in accordance with the Fair Use Law of Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/yt/copyright/) ----------======😍❣️😍======---------- Thank you for watching and God bless you!
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South China Sea dispute: China's oil company Sinopec to build gas station on Woody Island - TomoNews
 
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WOODY ISLAND, SOUTH CHINA SEA — Chinese oil company Sinopec is building a service station in the disputed Paracels Islands in the South China Sea, Reuters reported. The station, along with a storage tank, is being built on Woody Island and will be completed in one year. The facilities will provide fuel to all Chinese-controlled islands and reefs in the South China Sea over the next few years, Sinopec said in a post on its microblog. Woody island has a population of about 1,000 people. China has also been expanding infrastructure on it by building a new airport facility and extending the runway. China claims nearly all of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion worth of maritime trade passes every year. That claim is not recognized by the United States and its allies, which conduct freedom of navigation exercises in waters claimed by China. Other countries have claims in the South China Sea such as Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan. On November 25, the BBC recorded a Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion surveillance plane conducting one such patrol. The plane tried to inform the Chinese navy, which did not respond. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, by stepping up military surveillance flights over the region, Australia is showing China it does not intend to stop operations in the disputed areas. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official 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 Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter 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 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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UK warship sails near South China Sea islands | Money Talks
 
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Beijing accused a British warship of 'provocative actions' for sailing too close to the disputed Paracel islands in the South China Sea. China threatened to hit back at the UK, but not militarily. For more on this, TRT World's Editor-at-large, Craig Copetas joins us from Paris. #MoneyTalks #China #warship
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