Trung Quốc xây 2 ‘trạm nghiên cứu’ trái phép ở Trường Sa giữa đại dịch: Có khác nào ‘ăn trộm’?

(VTC News) – Bắc Kinh xây dựng phi pháp 2 trạm nghiên cứu trên quần đảo Trường Sa là hành vi “trộm cướp”, vi phạm trắng trợn chủ quyền hợp pháp của Việt Nam.

Trung Quốc vừa thông tin việc xây dựng 2 trạm nghiên cứu trên đá Subi và đá Chữ thập (thuộc quần đảo Trường Sa của Việt Nam), trong bối cảnh cả thế giới đang vật lộn chống Covid-19.

Xung quanh vấn đề này, trả lời VTC News, GS-TS Nguyễn Quang Ngọc, Viện trưởng Viện Việt Nam học và Khoa học Phát triển, ĐHQGHN cho rằng, đây là hành động nằm trong âm mưu độc chiếm biển Đông của Trung Quốc.

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Trung Quốc vừa cho xây dựng phi pháp 2 trạm nghiên cứu trên đá Chữ Thập và Su Bi. (Ảnh: Getty Images)

– Khi mà cả thế giới cũng như Việt Nam đang gồng mình chống đại dịch Covid-19, vì sao Trung Quốc lại chọn thời điểm này để ra tay?

Cả thế giới đang dồn sức vào cuộc chiến chống đại dịch Covid-19. Việt Nam chúng ta cũng căng mình tập trung vào trận chiến này.

Bắc Kinh lợi dụng bối cảnh này để “ra tay” trên biển Đông. Đó là hành động có chủ đích, thể hiện bản chất thâm hiểm, cơ hội chủ nghĩa của chính quyền Bắc Kinh. Tiếp tục đọc “Trung Quốc xây 2 ‘trạm nghiên cứu’ trái phép ở Trường Sa giữa đại dịch: Có khác nào ‘ăn trộm’?”

Hydrogen and decarbonisation of gas: false dawn or silver bullet?

This Insight continues the OIES series considering the future of gas. The clear message from previous papers is that on the (increasingly certain) assumption that governments in major European gas markets remain committed to decarbonisation targets, the existing natural gas industry is under threat. It is therefore important to develop a decarbonisation narrative leading to a low- or zero-carbon gas implementation plan.

Previous papers have considered potential pathways for gas to decarbonise, specifically considering biogas and biomethane , and power-to-gas (electrolysis) . This paper goes on to consider the potential for production, transport and use of hydrogen in the decarbonising energy system. Previous papers predominately focused on Europe, which has been leading the way in decarbonisation. Hydrogen is now being considered more widely in various countries around the world, so this paper reflects that wider geographical coverage. Tiếp tục đọc “Hydrogen and decarbonisation of gas: false dawn or silver bullet?”

Three-way fray spells toil and trouble in South China Sea

Malaysia, Vietnam and China have been locked in secretive months-long naval standoff over energy resources
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A Malaysian naval officer looks out over the South China Sea. Photo: Facebook

What Does a Second Aircraft Carrier Visit Mean for US-Vietnam Relations?

A closer look at the significance of a development that has long been in the works.

Prashanth Parameswaran By Prashanth Parameswaran March 04, 2020 The Dilplomat
What Does a Second Aircraft Carrier Visit Mean for US-Vietnam Relations?
A previous photo of U.S. President Donald Trump in Vietnam. Credit: FlickrThis week, a U.S. aircraft carrier will make a port call in Vietnam’s coastal city of Da Nang – just the second visit of its kind since the end of the Vietnam War, following the first in early 2018. Though the move has long been in the works and is just a single engagement, it nonetheless bears noting given its significance for U.S.-Vietnam ties and Washington’s regional approach more generally. Tiếp tục đọc “What Does a Second Aircraft Carrier Visit Mean for US-Vietnam Relations?”

Is Vietnam Sending Its Maritime Militia to China’s Coast?

By Yan Yan
March 05, 2020

The Diplomat

Is Vietnam Sending Its Maritime Militia to China’s Coast?
Fishing boats take shelter in Da Nang city, Vietnam on Nov. 10, 2013.Credit: AP Photo/Hau Dinh

The South China Sea Probing Initiative (SCSPI) a project of the Peking University Institute of Ocean Research, recently released Automatic Identification System (AIS) data showing more than 300 Vietnamese fishing boats gathering in the near seas of China’s Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hainan provinces in February — while China is busy fighting the coronavirus. Tiếp tục đọc “Is Vietnam Sending Its Maritime Militia to China’s Coast?”

Environmental damage to coral reefs in South China Sea

Sciencedaily.com 

Date: February 27, 2020
Source: James Cook University
Summary: New research reveals the unseen environmental damage being done to coral reefs in the hotly contested South China Sea, as China and other nations jostle for control of the disputed sea lanes.

New research reveals the unseen environmental damage being done to coral reefs in the hotly contested South China Sea, as China and other nations jostle for control of the disputed sea lanes.

Professor Eric Wolanski and Dr Severine Chokroun from James Cook University in Australia are physical oceanographers, researching the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of water.

In a new scientific paper, they argue that the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea are in even more serious trouble than first believed.

“The Spratlys are the sites of a military build-up and gross overfishing, mainly by China. Reefs and islands have been destroyed to construct military outposts to further territorial claims,” said Professor Wolanski. Tiếp tục đọc “Environmental damage to coral reefs in South China Sea”

GONE FISHING: TRACKING CHINA’S FLOTILLA FROM BRUNEI TO INDONESIA


For several weeks starting in late December, Indonesian media was dominated by reports of a flotilla of Chinese fishing and coast guard vessels operating without permission in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The situation strained bilateral relations, presented President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo with the first foreign policy crisis of his second term, and forced Indonesia to confront the uncomfortable fact that it is a party to the South China Sea disputes even if it does not claim any contested islands or reefs. But the public reporting from Indonesian officials was also contradictory and incomplete, leaving the scale and timeline of the standoff unclear.
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When Destroyers Were Too Large For Vietnam, Navy Swift Boats Answered The Call

Warfare History Network

The National Interest

America, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Operate in the East China Sea

 

America, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Operate in the East China Sea

Photo By Petty Officer 3rd Class Vance Hand | 200113-N-ZS023-1045 EAST CHINA SEA (Jan. 13, 2020) Capt. Luke Frost, commanding… read more

USS AMERICA (LHA 6), EAST CHINA SEA

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South China Sea – Occupation and Island Building

CHINA  – MALAYSIAPHILIPPINES  –  TAIWAN – VIETNAM

Indonesia rejects China’s claims over South China Sea

JANUARY 1, 2020 / 7:02 AM / UPDATED 16 HOURS AGO Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia said on Wednesday it rejected China’s claims over a disputed part of the South China Sea as “having no legal basis”, after two days earlier protesting to Beijing over the presence of a Chinese coastguard vessel in its territorial waters.

FILE PHOTO: Indonesia’s Deputy Minister for Maritime Affairs Arif Havas Oegroseno points at the location of North Natuna Sea on a new map of Indonesia during talks with reporters in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta/File Photo

The boat trespassed into Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone off the coast of the northern islands of Natuna, leading Indonesians officials to issue a “strong protest” and summon the Chinese ambassador in Jakarta.

Speaking in Beijing on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang had said China had sovereignty over the Spratly Islands and their waters and that both China and Indonesia have “normal” fishing activities there. Tiếp tục đọc “Indonesia rejects China’s claims over South China Sea”

ASEAN Outlook to solve South China Sea dispute?

This year marks one of the most important years for ASEAN’s geopolitical landscape. During the plenary session of the 34th ASEAN Summit in June, all member states agreed to adopt the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific. The brief five-page document emphasised the ASEAN led mechanism in dealing with strategic issues in the Indo-Pacific region. It could not be denied that one of the most important ongoing issues in the region is still the South China Sea dispute, so will the Outlook help to solve the ongoing dispute? Tiếp tục đọc “ASEAN Outlook to solve South China Sea dispute?”

ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific

ASEAN

The AsiaPacific and Indian Ocean regions are amongst the most dynamic in the world as well as centers of economic growth for decadesAs a result, these regions continue to experience geopolitical and geostrategic shiftsThese shifts present opportunities as well as challengesOn the one hand, the economic growth of the region opens up possibilities of cooperation to alleviate poverty and elevate living standards of millions of peopleOn the other hand, the rise of material powers, i.eeconomic and military, requires avoiding the deepening of mistrust, miscalculation, and patterns of behavior based on a zerosum game.

Download the full statement here.