Chinese vessel in South China Sea sets Malaysian navy on guard, says report

A file picture dated May 11, 2015 shows an aerial view of artificial islands built by China in disputed waters in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines. – EPA pic, April 16, 2020.

THE appearance of a Chinese government survey ship near Malaysia’s sea border in the South China Sea has fuelled suspicions that China is taking advantage of the pandemic to assert its presence in the territory, Reuters reports.

A Malaysian coastguard vessel is said to be trailing the Haiyang Dizhi 8, which appeared today to have started a mapping exercise in waters about 350km off the coasts of Malaysia and Brunei, according to data from the Marine Traffic shipping tracking website.

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  • "US responded by sending aircraft carrier to Danang"? Is it still news? Hope TMI will beef up its editorial standards.

    Posted 7 months ago by J Zhen