Biển Đông sắp thành căn cứ quân sự:Những nguy cơ với cả khu vực

  • DANH ĐỨC
  • 13.07.2019, 07:00

TTCT – 3 năm sau ngày Tòa trọng tài ra phán quyết xác định “không thực thể nào tại Trường Sa có khả năng tạo ra những vùng biển mở rộng…”, vào cuối tháng 6 và đầu tháng 7-2019, Trung Quốc đã tập trận quy mô lớn ở phía bắc quần đảo Trường Sa và bắn thử tên lửa từ những thực thể nhân tạo họ bồi đắp trái phép.

Biển Đông sắp thành căn cứ quân sự:Những nguy cơ với cả khu vực
Những động thái quân sự hóa lâu dài các đảo chiếm trái phép trên Biển Đông của Trung Quốc là mối đe dọa với an ninh khu vực. Ảnh: The Economist

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Hai chiến hạm Mỹ áp sát phạm vi 12 hải lý Đá Gạc Ma, Đá Ga Ven trên biển Đông

Hải Võ | 06/05/2019 14:15 soha

Hai chiến hạm Mỹ áp sát phạm vi 12 hải lý Đá Gạc Ma, Đá Ga Ven trên biển Đông
Tàu khu trục USS Chung Hoon của Mỹ

Hãng Reuters đưa tin, hai tàu khu trục mang tên lửa dẫn đường của Mỹ ngày 6/5 đã thực hiện chiến dịch bảo đảm tự do hàng hải trên biển Đông.

Theo đó, hai khu trục hạm USS Preble và USS Chung Hoon của hải quân Mỹ đã lưu thông vào khu vực 12 hải lý quanh Đá Gạc Ma và Đá Ga Ven, thuộc quần đảo Trường Sa của Việt Nam, hiện bị Trung Quốc chiếm đóng và cải tạo trái phép.

Reuters dẫn lời phát ngôn viên Hạm đội 7 (Mỹ), ông Clay Doss cho biết việc tàu thuyền Mỹ “di chuyển vô hại” qua các vùng nước quốc tế “tuân thủ quy định của luật pháp quốc tế về bảo vệ lưu thông đường thủy”. Tiếp tục đọc “Hai chiến hạm Mỹ áp sát phạm vi 12 hải lý Đá Gạc Ma, Đá Ga Ven trên biển Đông”

Reading Between the Lines: The Next Spratly Legal Dispute

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Reading Between the Lines: The Next Spratly Legal Dispute

In August 2018, the HMS Albion sailed through the Paracel Islands to assert freedom of navigation and challenge China’s claim to straight baselines around the island group. The United Kingdom’s challenge was the first operation by a non-U.S. vessel in the South China Sea that was analogous to the United States’ now well-publicized freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs). Three months later, the USS Chancellorsville undertook an identical challenge to Beijing’s baselines around the Paracels. Similar operations had been undertaken by the USS Decatur in October 2016 and the USS Chafee in October 2017. Tiếp tục đọc “Reading Between the Lines: The Next Spratly Legal Dispute”

US sends B-52 bombers over South China Sea for second time in a week


A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, soars over Victoria, Australia, March 1, 2019. SERGIO GAMBOA/U.S. AIR FORCE

By CAITLIN DOORNBOS | STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 15, 2019

The Air Force flew a pair of strategic bombers over the South China Sea on Wednesday, marking the second time it has sent the nuclear-capable aircraft to the region in just over a week.

“Two B-52H Stratofortress bombers took off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and conducted routine training in the vicinity of the South China Sea on March 13, 2019 [Hawaii Standard Time], before returning to base,” Pacific Air Forces said in a statement Friday.

On March 4, one B-52 flew over the South China Sea while another circumnavigated Japan in a joint military exercise with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, PACAF said at the time.

That mission was the first reported B-52 flight over the South China Sea since November; however, not all are made public. In the past, Beijing has deemed such flights “provocative,” blaming the U.S. for the tensions between the two countries.

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U.S. destroyer sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade talks

Reuters JANUARY 7, 2019 / 1:26 AM / 19 DAYS AGO

BEIJING (Reuters) – A U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea in what China called a “provocation” as U.S. officials joined talks in Beijing during a truce in a bitter trade war.

Photograph of guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell, dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez and aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan during a replenishment-at-sea exercise in waters off the coast of Japan, May 15, 2018

The USS McCampbell carried out a “freedom of navigation” operation, sailing within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Island chain, “to challenge excessive maritime claims”, Pacific Fleet spokeswoman Rachel McMarr said in an emailed statement.

The operation was not about any one country or to make a political statement, McMarr said.

The statement came as trade talks between China and the United States were under way in Beijing, the first round of face-to-face discussions since both sides agreed to a 90-day truce in a trade war that has roiled international markets.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the conduct of the U.S. ship had violated China’s and international law, and China had lodged “stern representations”.

“We urge the United States to immediately cease this kind of provocation,” he said, adding that China had sent military ships and aircraft to identify and warn off the ship. Tiếp tục đọc “U.S. destroyer sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade talks”

Từ biển Đông đến RIMPAC

  • DANH ĐỨC
  • 02.06.2018, 16:04

TTCT – Tình hình Biển Đông đang thay đổi chóng vánh và dồn dập, kèm theo những “bình luận” trích từ nhiều nguồn dễ gây ngộ nhận tương quan “nhân quả”. Các sự kiện trên Biển Đông liên quan gì tới cuộc tập trận RIMPAC và những động thái mới của Mỹ? Các dữ kiện sẽ cho phép nhận chân tình hình.

Từ biển Đông đến RIMPAC
Tàu chiến Trung Quốc tham gia cuộc tập trận RIMPAC 2016. Ảnh: Asia News

“Chúng tôi có bằng chứng mạnh mẽ rằng Trung Quốc đã triển khai các tên lửa đối hạm, đối không, cùng các thiết bị nhiễu sóng tại các thực thể tranh chấp ở khu vực Trường Sa của Biển Đông. Việc Trung Quốc vừa cho hạ cánh máy bay ném bom trên đảo Phú Lâm cũng đã làm căng thẳng nổi lên” – người phát ngôn Bộ Quốc phòng Mỹ loan báo hôm 23-5. Tiếp tục đọc “Từ biển Đông đến RIMPAC”

A Brief History of U.S. Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea

Over the past three years, the U.S. and China have been at odds over the status of Chinese artificial islands in the South China Sea and U.S. Freedom of Navigation Operations. 

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The Origin of FON Ops
1979

The U.S. government initiated a Freedom of Navigation Program to contest “unilateral acts of other states designed to restrict the rights and freedom of the international community.” The program includes both maneuvers designed exclusively to challenge maritime claims the U.S. considers excessive, and operations with other purposes that incidentally challenge territorial claims. Tiếp tục đọc “A Brief History of U.S. Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea”

China Claims to have Challenged US Warships in FOP Exercise

Two U.S. Warships Conduct South China Sea Freedom Of Navigation Operation

Guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG-76), guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54). US Navy Photos

Over the weekend, a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54) and Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Higgins (DDG-76) sailed in a two-ship freedom of navigation operation past islands claimed by China, according to media reports first reported by Reuters.

The FON operation in the Paracel Island chain was called a “serious infringement on China’s sovereignty,” Wu Qian, a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense, said in a Sunday statement.

In response, Navy officials told USNI News on Tuesday FON operations are a routine part of their mission to ensuring all nations have freedom of navigation and lawful use of the sea. Tiếp tục đọc “China Claims to have Challenged US Warships in FOP Exercise”

China Uninvited From Major US Military Exercise By Pentagon

The Pentagon on Wednesday uninvited China from a major United States-hosted naval drill in response to what it sees as Beijing’s militarization of islands in the South China Sea, a decision the Asian country called unconstructive.

“As an initial response to China’s continued militarization of the South China Sea we have disinvited the PLA Navy from the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise,” said Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan, a Pentagon spokesman. Tiếp tục đọc “China Uninvited From Major US Military Exercise By Pentagon”

US Ships Sail Near South China Sea Islands Claimed by Beijing

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  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) transits the Mediterranean Sea in this August 31, 2012 handout photo.

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) transits the Mediterranean Sea in this August 31, 2012 handout photo. | Photo: Reuters

China’s Foreign Ministry urged the United States to stop such actions.

Two U.S. Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China Sunday, two U.S. officials told Reuters, in a move that drew condemnation from Beijing as President Donald Trump seeks its continued cooperation on North Korea.

The operation was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters. Tiếp tục đọc “US Ships Sail Near South China Sea Islands Claimed by Beijing”

Mỹ đánh tín hiệu trở lại Biển Đông trong năm 2018

26/01/2018 15:22 GMT+7   PHÚC LONG
TTOTrong bối cảnh “nhiệt độ” trên bán đảo Triều Tiên hạ một cách đột ngột, Mỹ bắt đầu bắn đi các tín hiệu không thể nhầm lẫn về sự trở lại ở Biển Đông.

Động thái của Mỹ được giới quan sát mô tả là loạt pháo đầu tiên mở màn chiến lược quốc phòng mới của Tổng thống Donald Trump, trong đó xác định Trung Quốc là “đối thủ chiến lược”.

Điểm qua thời sự, sự kiện thu hút nhiều quan tâm trong tuần này là chuyến công du của Bộ trưởng Quốc phòng Mỹ James Mattis đến hai quốc gia Đông Nam Á là Indonesia và Việt Nam. Tiếp tục đọc “Mỹ đánh tín hiệu trở lại Biển Đông trong năm 2018”

China protests to US over sail-by in disputed waters

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The US Navy regularly carries out such operations to challenge China’s vast claims to the South China Sea, where Beijing has turned reefs into militarised artificial islands. AFP/Ted ALJIBE

BEIJING: China said Wednesday (Oct 11) it has lodged a protest with the United States after an American warship sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea.

The US Navy missile destroyer Chafee entered into China’s territorial waters near the Sansha islands on Tuesday, according to Beijing’s foreign ministry. Tiếp tục đọc “China protests to US over sail-by in disputed waters”

US warship sails near islands claimed by Beijing in South China Sea

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Filre photo of USS Chafee, a US Navy destroyer which operates 100 per cent on biofuel, sailing about 241 kilometres north of the island of Oahu during the RIMPAC Naval exercises off Hawaii. (REUTERS/Hugh Gentry)

WASHINGTON: A US Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Tuesday (Oct 10), three US officials told Reuters, even as President Donald Trump’s administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing with North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs. Tiếp tục đọc “US warship sails near islands claimed by Beijing in South China Sea”

US planning more regular South China Sea patrols: Report

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The US has conducted three “freedom of navigation” operations in the South China Sea since January — the last one by the USS John S. McCain, a destroyer that collided with a cargo ship days later off Singapore, killing 10 sailors AFP/James Vazquez

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon is planning to conduct more regular patrols in the South China Sea – as many as two to three a month – to assert freedom of navigation in disputed waters claimed by China, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday (Sep 1).

The newspaper said the aim is to create a more consistent posture to counter China’s maritime claims, rather than a more ad hoc approach favored during Barack Obama’s administration. Tiếp tục đọc “US planning more regular South China Sea patrols: Report”

Naval accidents no setback to South China Sea operations: US Pacific Air chief

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Recent US naval accidents in the Asia Pacific region will not interrupt “freedom of navigation” movements in the disputed South China Sea, the US Pacific Air Forces commander said on Friday.

 
The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain. (Photo: Reuters/Ahmad Masood)

KUALA LUMPUR: Recent US naval accidents in the Asia Pacific region will not interrupt “freedom of navigation” movements in the disputed South China Sea, the US Pacific Air Forces commander said on Friday.

USS John S McCain collided with a merchant vessel in Singapore waters this week, the fourth major accident in the US Pacific fleet this year, prompting a fleet-wide investigation and plans for temporary halts in operations to focus on safety. Tiếp tục đọc “Naval accidents no setback to South China Sea operations: US Pacific Air chief”