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Read previewJapan's defense ministry is investigating officers of a naval destroyer that entered Chinese territorial waters for about 20 minutes on July 4, according to local reports. Kyodo News reported on Thursday that the Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Suzutsuki was monitoring Chinese live-fire drills on the coast of China's Zhejiang province when it pushed into Chinese territory. Related storiesHowever, Kyodo News cited Chinese diplomatic officials saying that Beijing believes the Suzutsuki broke Chinese laws by failing to request entry. Tokyo has also often noted China's incursions into its own waters, Chong said. AdvertisementChinese naval ships have also entered Japanese waters before, including in February 2023, when a survey vessel encroached into Japan's territorial waters near Kagoshima prefecture.
Persons: , Suzutsuki, Lin Jian, Ian Ja Chong, Chong, China's Organizations: Service, Kyodo, Self, Defense Force, Business, Kyodo News, Sankei, Reuters, Chinese Foreign Ministry, Sankei Shimbun, National University of Singapore, Kagoshima prefecture . Press Locations: China's Zhejiang, Zhejiang's, Zhejiang, China's, Taiwan, Beijing, Akita, Hachinohe, Aomori, Tokyo, China, Kagoshima prefecture
Tokyo CNN —A beachgoer who was swept 80 kilometers (50 miles) out to sea in a floating ring has been rescued off Japan’s east coast some 36 hours after she went missing, authorities said. She had been spotted earlier by a cargo ship crew, which radioed the tanker for help, the coast guard added. The coast guard flew the woman by helicopter to the city of Yokohama, where she was taken to the hospital for assessment following her overnight ordeal. There is no need for hospitalization,” the coast guard said. Authorities said the woman was likely swept away by currents and moderately strong winds, NHK reported.
Organizations: Tokyo CNN, Japan Coast Guard, CNN, NHK, Authorities Locations: Tokyo, Yokohama, Shimoda, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
A Japanese maritime self-defense force destroyer entered Chinese territorial waters recently in spite of warnings by Chinese vessels, Kyodo News reported Thursday. The Suzutsuki temporarily ventured into waters off China's eastern province of Zhejiang on July 4, according to Kyodo. Instead, the vessel "sped up and navigated" into the Chinese waters for about 20 minutes before leaving. Japan is holding the position that the destroyer's entry into Chinese waters was not illegal, Kyodo News reported. China often sends its coast guard and military vessels into Japanese territorial waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.
Organizations: Self, Defense Force, Kyodo, China's, Safety Administration, United Nations Convention Locations: Japan, Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia, Zhejiang, East, Beijing, China
But the program has since moved to another station, and its legacy in San Diego is a faint, fond memory. AdvertisementWith such a rich history of aerial dynamism, it's no surprise that San Diego has become a major hub of this technology. Defense, AI, and a warming reception from VCsLong before AI became a household buzzword, Shield AI launched in San Diego. AdvertisementBut San Diego seemed to be a better fit with its access to open land and proximity to the ocean. That pipeline continues to feed into the San Diego tech ecosystem, feeding and driving the aerial innovation it has become known for over a century.
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Galveston Mayor Craig Brown speaks at a press conference on July 7. KPRCGalveston Mayor Craig Brown says the city is prepared for Tropical Storm Beryl as it makes its way to the Texas coastline. They could see six to seven feet of storm surge if the storm moves a little more north. “That would cause a lot of flooding on the west end and in downtown Galveston,” Brown said. Businesses use sand bags to protect windows and entrances from Beryl in Galveston, Texas, on July 7.
Persons: Craig Brown, Storm Beryl, ” Brown, , , Raquel Natalicchio, Brown, we’ve Organizations: Galveston, Houston Chronicle, Coast Guard Locations: Texas, Galveston, Beryl, Galveston , Texas, , Port, Houston
“It’s an intimidation on the part of the China Coast Guard,” Tarriela said during a forum on Saturday, according to a Reuters report. Powell and other analysts say intimidation is one of the main jobs of the CCG-5901, which is larger than any regular coast guard ship in the world (a specialty US Coast Guard icebreaker is bigger) and even outsizes US Navy destroyers. The US Coast Guard, for instance, is part of the US Department of Homeland Security, not the Defense Department, although US Coast Guard vessels can come under US Navy control in certain scenarios. The China Coast Guard is part of the country’s People’s Armed Police, which is under the command of the Central Military Commission. The China Coast Guard “doesn’t want to be outdone thus this monster came along to show who’s got a bigger set of muscles,” Koh said.
Persons: , Jay Tarriela, Sabina Shoal, Tarriela, BRP Teresa Magbanua, , ” Tarriela, “ We’re, we’re, Shoal, wasn’t, Ray Powell, SeaLight, ” Powell, Powell, Arleigh Burke, , ” Carl Schuster, Collin Koh, Teresa Magbanua, who’s, ” Koh Organizations: CNN, Philippine, Philippine Coast Guard, China Coast Guard, United, Coast, National Security, BRP, Stanford University, Coast Guard, US, Guard’s National Security Cutters, Chinese Coast Guard, CNN Coast, US Coast Guard, US Department of Homeland Security, Defense Department, Armed Police, Central Military Commission, Analysts, Pacific Command’s Joint Intelligence Center, Guard, Rajaratnam, of International Studies Locations: China, Philippines, Beijing, Manila, South China, Sabina, Spratly, Philippine, Palawan, The Hague, Singapore
Read previewThe world's largest coastguard ship dropped anchor in Manila's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea earlier this week, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said. "On July 1st, the ship departed from Hainan and entered the Philippines' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on the following day," he wrote. AdvertisementAn exclusive economic zone is an area of the ocean "beyond a nation's territorial sea, within which a coastal nation has jurisdiction over both living and nonliving resources." Tarriela later told a news forum that the Chinese vessel's moves were "an intimidation on the part of the China Coast Guard." China claims sovereignty over the reef and most of the South China Sea, but an international tribunal ruled in 2016 that China's claims to waters within its "nine-dash line" had no legal basis.
Persons: , Jay Tarriela, Tarriela, We're, we're, Thomas Organizations: Service, coastguard, South China, Philippine Coast Guard, Business, China Coast Guard, BRP, BRP Sierra Madre, Crisis Group, US Naval Institute, Defense, Officials, Department of Foreign Affairs, ICG Locations: South, China, Hainan, Philippines, South China, BRP Sierra, Brussels
Read previewAmid rising tensions with China, the Philippines is planning to buy its first submarine. AdvertisementChina and its neighbors have been at loggerheads for the past decade, after Beijing claimed sovereignty over most of the South China Sea, including islands and resource-rich waters. AdvertisementBut that leaves the question of how readily the Philippines Navy can operate a submarine. Chinese Coast Guard holding knives and machetes as they approach Philippine troops in the disputed South China Sea on June 17, 2024. Armed Forces of the Philippines via AP, FileA single submarine would do little to change the power imbalance between the Philippines and China.
Persons: , Greg Poling, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, Thomas Shoal, Poling, Rodrigo Duterte, You've, Mark Manantan, Manantan, Michael Peck Organizations: Service, Business, Philippine Navy, Washington -, Strategic, International Studies, Diesel, Philippines Navy, Malaysia, Forum, Islamic, Philippine Communist Party, Coast Guard, Armed Forces, AP, Defense, Foreign Policy, Rutgers Univ, Twitter, LinkedIn Locations: China, Philippines, Philippine, South China, Asia, Washington, loggerheads, Beijing, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sierra Madre, American, France, Spain, South Korea, Italy, Indonesia, Hawaii, Mindanao, Manila, Asian, Forbes
Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Romeo Brawner speaks during a press conference after a command conference with Philippines' President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (not pictured) at the military headquarters in Manila on July 4, 2024. Filipino soldiers will "respond appropriately" and defend themselves against "harassment" from Chinese coast guards at the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, chief of Philippines armed forces, Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. said Thursday. The warning comes after Chinese Coast Guards last month seized and damaged two Philippine ships and injured military personnel on a resupply run to an outpost on the Shoal, according to Philippine officials. Manila asserts that China has been attempting to disrupt resupply runs to a Philippine ship parked on the Shoal since 1999. The latest flare-up had involved an escalation of violence, with the Chinese Coast Guard brandishing knives and axes against their Filipino counterparts.
Persons: Romeo Brawner, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, Thomas Shoal, Romeo Brawner Jr, Brawner, Ferdinand R, Marcos Jr Organizations: Forces, Coast Guards, Chinese Coast Guard Locations: Philippines, Manila, Philippine, China
The only US carrier in the area is on its way to the Middle East following a series of military drills in the Pacific. Sailors conduct flight operations on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt near Indonesia. The Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is anchored in Busan, South Korea. The aircraft carrier Shandong and a Chinese amphibious assault ship conducted an exercise in the South China Sea earlier this week. AdvertisementLately, China has also ramped up altercations with the Philippines in contested waters in the South China Sea.
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CNN —At least 89 migrants died when their boat capsized off the coast of Mauritania on Monday, the Mauritanian state-run news agency reported on Thursday. The Mauritanian Coast Guard’s officers recovered the migrants’ bodies who were aboard a large traditional fishing boat when it capsized, the agency said. The boat capsized off the coast, in the Atlantic Ocean, about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the country’s southwest city of Ndiago, the state-run news organization said. The boat, which left the Gambia–Senegal border six days ago, was bound for Europe and had at least 170 migrants on board, the agency said, citing survivors. Thousands of West African migrants take on perilous crossings on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe in search of jobs and opportunities every year.
Organizations: CNN, Mauritanian Coast, International Organization for Migration Locations: Mauritania, Mauritanian, Ndiago, Gambia – Senegal, Europe
Taipei, Taiwan CNN —China’s coast guard detained a Taiwanese fishing vessel and its five-member crew near the mainland’s southeast coast on Tuesday night, according to Taiwan authorities, in the latest flare-up of tensions in waters around a group of frontline islands controlled by Taipei. In a statement, Taiwan’s coast guard said the fishing boat, Tachinman 88, was intercepted by two Chinese coast guard vessels near the Kinmen islands, which lie just miles from the Chinese city of Xiamen. China coast guard officers boarded the fishing boat and then escorted it to a nearby Chinese port, the statement said, adding that three Taiwan coast guard vessels answered a call for help but retreated to avoid conflict when they were outnumbered by their Chinese counterparts. The Taiwan coast guard demanded the immediate release of the boat and crew members. In late February, Chinese coast guard officers intercepted and boarded a Taiwanese tourist boat for inspection, an unprecedented move that startled Taiwanese passengers.
Persons: Hsieh Ching, China’s, Lai Ching, , Chen Yu, jen Organizations: Taiwan CNN, Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration, Coast Guard Administration, Communist Party, Democratic Progressive Party, Kuomintang, CNN, Taiwan’s Ministry, Agriculture Locations: Taipei, Taiwan, Xiamen, China, Beijing, Kinmen, China’s
China seized a Taiwanese fishing boat it says was trespassing in its waters. Taiwan's Coast Guard rushed its patrol boats to the scene, but stood down to avoid conflict. Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . It said that after about an hour, Taiwan's Coast Guard boats stood down to avoid an escalation.
Persons: Organizations: Coast Guard, Service, Taiwan's Coast Guard, Business Locations: China, Taiwan
The Marines named the rebuilt landing strip the “Sledge” runway in honor of a veteran of the Peleliu battle, Pfc. The United States must recapitalize islands gained during World War II to form a Second Island Chain of strategic expeditionary points,” Georgulis wrote. For Washington, establishing strong ties to Pacific island states is also seen as a way to keep China from gaining footholds in the region. Along with the runway, US Marines are helping make improvements to the Peleliu Civic Center Museum, to house artifacts from the World War II battle. At an event last month marking the landing of the Marine aircraft on Peleliu, island Gov.
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Read previewChina could take control of Taiwan without ever having to invade, a prominent think tank has said. China has already begun carrying out certain elements of such a campaign, launching increasing military exercises around the island. AdvertisementHowever, a "law enforcement-led gray zone operation" would complicate any third-party intervention, per the CSIS report. Tensions between China and Taiwan are increasing by the dayRelations between Taiwan and China remain on a knife edge. Chinese military exercises off Taiwan.
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An aerial view shows a Philippines Navy vessel that has been grounded since 1999 to assert the nation's sovereignty over the Second Thomas Shoal, a remote South China Sea reef also claimed by China. Experts say the latest incident represents an escalation and shows the limitations of the U.S.-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty signed in 1951. Ezra Acayan | Getty Images News | Getty Images"The Philippines will continue to resupply the Sierra Madre, and hopefully invest in more outposts in their Exclusive Economic Zone in the South China Sea ... The Philippines defense chief has reiterated that the military would not announce its resupply missions to the shoal in advance. The country has also been working to bolster its own defense capabilities in the South China Sea with the support of the U.S.What's at stake?
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Chinese state media shared a video of what it characterized as a submarine detection device dropped by a US Navy aircraft. The apparent sonobuoy was discovered in the South China Sea near the Second Thomas Shoal. AdvertisementChina's coast guard found a submarine detection device dropped by a US Navy aircraft somewhere in the South China Sea, a state broadcaster reported. Maritime patrol aircraft often use them and other detectors in open waters to track submarine movements and locations. Video footage shared by Chinese state media on Wednesday showed a US Navy aircraft, what appears to be a P-8 Poseidon, dropping an object resembling a sonobuoy into the South China Sea.
Persons: Thomas Shoal, Organizations: US Navy, Military, Service, Business Locations: South China, China
Filipino soldiers involved in a clash last week with Chinese coast guard have been awarded medals. Their vessels came under attack last week while delivering supplies in the disputed South China Sea. The award ceremony is unlikely to ease tensions with China in the contested region. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementFilipino soldiers who reportedly used their bare hands to fight off Chinese coast guards armed with swords and knives were awarded medals by the Philippines for de-escalating tensions, according to the Manila Bulletin.
Persons: , Ferdinand Marcos Jr Organizations: Service, Manila Bulletin, Philippines, Business Locations: China, Philippines, of Lapu, Lapu
Chinese Coast Guard vessels fire water cannons towards a Philippine resupply vessel Unaizah May 4 on its way to a resupply mission at Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea, March 5, 2024. China said the United States must refrain from "stirring up trouble" or taking sides on the South China Sea issue, after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said a security deal with the Manila extended to attacks on the Philippine coast guard. China is employing "gray zone tactics" against the Philippines at the contested Second Thomas Shoal reef, a move likely aimed at avoiding U.S. intervention in the region, according to Lowy Institute's Rahman Yaacob. Last week, Philippine officials said Chinese forces damaged the country's boats and injured several sailors near the Second Thomas Shoal — claimed by both Beijing and Manila — in the Spratly Islands of the South China Sea. Gray zone tactics refer to "coercive actions that are shy of armed conflict but beyond normal diplomatic, economic, and other activities," according to Rand Corporation.
Persons: Shoal, Antony Blinken, Lowy Institute's Rahman Yaacob, Thomas Shoal —, Yaacob Organizations: Guard, U.S, Manila —, Asia Program, Lowy Institute, Rand Corporation, Philippine Locations: Philippine, South China, China, United States, Manila, Philippines, Beijing, Spratly Islands, Yaacob, Asia, India
This US Navy warship, at well over 200 years old, is not like the sea service's other ships, though. When it sets sail, the tall ship moves slowly, escorted by police boats and the Coast Guard and helicopters circling overhead. Today, it consists of three officers and around 80 enlisted Navy sailors — a mix of fleet returnees, meaning they've done previous tours, and individuals straight from boot camp. Jake Epstein/Business InsiderThe Constitution underway in the Boston Harbor on June 14. Flamini has worked as a medic during his three years with the old warship, but he also does pretty much anything else needed.
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"There are hybrid threats. NATO has also cautioned against intensifying Russian hybrid warfare in the region and in the rest of Europe that could include "disinformation, sabotage, acts of violence, cyber and electronic interference, and other hybrid operations." The murky nature of hybrid warfare can make it hard to identify and address potential threats. Yet, the Baltic countries are prioritizing hybrid threats and fortifying their institutions in response. And last week, writing alongside his Polish and Czech colleagues, Latvian President Edgars Rinkēvičs expressed "deep concern" over Russian hybrid threats.
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Two teenagers were reported missing in the waters off Jacob Riis Park in Queens on Friday evening, setting off an hourslong search into the night along a shoreline notorious for rip currents that prove deadly year after year. The authorities received reports of a possible drowning around 6:30 p.m. The officers responding to the scene were told that two teenage boys, ages 16 and 17, had been seen struggling in the water before they disappeared from view, according to the New York Police Department. Emergency responders with the police, New York City Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard, including rescue swimmers and divers, searched the churning waters, but as of about 11 p.m. Friday no one had been found, according to the police. Kaz Daughtry, the Police Department’s deputy commissioner of operations, told news crews at the beach that witnesses said the teenagers had been overtaken by a large wave that they tried to avoid by jumping, but it appeared to suck them under.
Persons: Jacob Riis, Kaz Daughtry Organizations: New York Police Department, New York City Fire Department, U.S . Coast Guard, Police Locations: Queens, New York City
How China could take Taiwan without even needing to invade
  + stars: | 2024-06-21 | by ( Brad Lendon | )   time to read: +12 min
“China has significantly increased pressure on Taiwan in recent years, stoking fears that tensions could erupt into outright conflict. China’s escalating gray zone tactics were on stark display this week as China Coast Guard vessels clashed with Philippine Navy boats in the South China Sea. In the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m. Friday, 36 Chinese military aircraft crossed into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry says. Meanwhile, a quarantine, rather than a blockade, would not require China to close or restrict access to the Taiwan Strait, the CSIS report notes. Under its claims that Taiwan is Chinese territory, Beijing could require customs declarations to be filed before vessels can call in Taiwan.
Persons: CNN —, Beijing’s, Xi Jinping’s, Bonny Lin, Brian Hart, Matthew Funaiole, Samantha Lu, Tinsley, stoking, Adm, Dong Jun, , Dong, China’s, , Joe Biden, Rong Xu, Carl Schuster, ” Schuster, Alessio Patalano, Sidharth Kaushal, Patalano Organizations: CNN, Communist Party, Center for Strategic, International Studies, China Coast Guard, CSIS, TAIWAN, GUARD, People’s Liberation Army, PLA, Chinese Defense, Philippine Navy, Taiwan Relations, White, PLA Navy, Maritime Safety Agency, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry, Bloomberg, Getty, , Pacific Command’s Joint Intelligence Center, Taipei, King’s College, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, Imports, Royal United Services Institute Locations: Taiwan, Ukraine, China, Washington, United States, Pengjia, Beijing, Singapore, South China, Manila, Second, Philippines, Taiwan’s, Taiwan Strait, Port, Taichung, Kaohsiung, London, Covid
"Only pirates do this," General Romeo Brawner Jr. said in a social media post regarding the recent actions of the Chinese coast guard. This is how barbaric the Chinese Coast Guard is in the recent RoRe mission of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The Chinese coast guard might have used pirate-like tactics, but it's not legally piracy. This photo taken on February 15, 2024, shows an aerial view of Scarborough Shoal in the disputed South China Sea. The nine-dash line is a map marking designating China's sweeping and controversial claims to the South China Sea.
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The incident on Monday is the latest "gray-zone" skirmish in the South China Sea, where China has increasingly used nonlethal but highly provocative measures to harass other countries there. China has claimed sovereignty over the South China Sea for decades, a claim that was roundly rejected in the Hague in 2016. On Saturday, it enacted a law allowing its Coast Guard to seize foreign ships suspected of trespassing, CNN reported. It comes after several other aggressive acts from Beijing in the South China Sea in recent months, involving lasers, water cannons, maritime militias, and even the alleged poisoning of fishing waters. A screen grab from a video provided by the Philippine Coast Guard showing Chinese vessels shooting water cannons at a ship in the South China Sea, on April 30, 2024.
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