Tag Archives: China’s Navy

China | The Domestic Consequences of China’s ‘One Belt One Road Initiative’

by Qian Benli

Currently, the prospects of China’s ‘One Belt One Road Initiative’ (hereinafter referred to as OBOR) are dim. An article published in the Financial Times in July this year pointed out that 234 out of 1,674 Chinese-invested infrastructure projects announced in 66 Belt and Road countries since 2013 have encountered difficulties. The most recent and striking problem occurred in Malaysia——newly elected prime minister Mahathir Mohamad canceled the US$20 billion East Coast Rail Link projectright after his official visit to Beijing.

China | The End of U.S. Naval Dominance in Asia

by Robert Ross

The rapid rise of the Chinese Navy has challenged U.S. maritime dominance throughout East Asian waters. The United States, though, has not been able to fund a robust shipbuilding plan that could maintain the regional security order and compete effectively with China’s naval build-up. The resulting transformation of the balance of power has led to fundamental changes in U.S. acquisitions and defense strategy. Nonetheless, the United States has yet to come to terms with its diminished influence in East Asia.

China | China drives off US destroyer intruding into Xisha Islands waters

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The People’s Liberation Army sent warnings and drove away a US navy destroyer intruding into Chinese territorial waters of Xisha Islands in the South China Sea, the Ministry of National Defense said on Saturday.

Earlier on Saturday, the USS Curtis Wilbur guided missile destroyer violated China’s laws by intruding into Chinese territorial waters, the ministry’s spokesman Yang Yujun said in a written statement issued on Saturday night.

China | China’s navy commander warns US provocative acts in South China Sea could spark accidental conflicts

China’s navy Commander Wu Shengli warned his U.S. counterpart there could be “seriously pressing situation between the frontline forces from both sides on the sea and in the air, or even accidental conflits” if the United States continues with its provocative acts in the South China Sea at a video teleconference on Thursday night.
The teleconference between the Chinese Admiral and U.S. navy’s Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson was called after the U.S. destroyer USS Lassen entered waters near Zhubi Reef, part of China’s Nansha Islands, without the permission of the Chinese government on Tuesday.
“Such dangerous and provocative acts have threatened China’s sovereignty and security and harmed regional peace and stability,” Admiral Wu said.
He warned that China will “have to take all necessary measures to safeguard sovereignty and security” if the United States persists going its own way and ignoring China’s concern.
“(I) hope the U.S. side cherishes the good situation between the Chinese and U.S. navies that has not come easily and avoids these kinds of incidents from happening again,” Wu added at the teleconference.
The naval chiefs agreed to maintain dialogue and follow protocols to avoid clashes at the teleconference. The scheduled port visits by U.S. and Chinese ships and planned visits to China by senior U.S. navy officers will also remained on track, Reuters reported earlier today.