VietNamNet Bridge – Chinese plan to set up an underwater observation system under the East Sea, according to experts, with the aim of showing that it is becoming an ocean power.
The Global Times reported that China is planning to build a large-scale underwater observation system, compared with an underwater Great Wall, across disputed areas in the East China Sea and East Sea, which serves ‘scientific research’.
According to Hoang Viet, a lecturer at HCMC Law University, a member of the Foundation for East Sea Studies, the plan was first mentioned in February 2017, while the Chinese press has recently reported that the plan was approved by the Chinese administration.
The system, as affirmed by the Chinese side, will serve civil purposes. It will help warn tsunamis and seafloor seismic activity and will serve natural resource exploration and exploitation.
|Chinese plan to set up an underwater observation system under the East Sea, according to experts, with the aim of showing that it is becoming an ocean power.|
The Global Times also quoted Chinese political circles as saying that it will also be used for security and navigation safety purposes.
As China has not said clearly how it would set up an observatory system, it is still early to comment about it.
On the other hand, setting up and implementing the plan are quite different. China has many times drawn up plans, but it has failed to implement them. Tiếp tục đọc