Post Tagged with: "Chinese Navy"

Securing the Energy Supply: China’s “Malacca Dilemma”

Securing the Energy Supply: China’s “Malacca Dilemma”

For China to ensure the future security of its energy supply, it must balance the protection of its critical sea lanes with the seeking of alternative energy sources.

Factors Fuelling China’s Expanding Maritime Operations

Factors Fuelling China’s Expanding Maritime Operations

China’s traditional inward-looking nature is gradually giving way to a more expansive maritime presence, as demonstrated in both Beijing’s rhetoric and actions. Despite myriad regional maritime disputes, naval cooperation in the Asia-Pacific remains both possible and desirable.

South China Sea – Old Worries on The Rise

South China Sea – Old Worries on The Rise

The territorial disputes concerning the Spratly and Paracel Islands and adjacent waters are still unresolved. Recently, incidents between Vietnamese seismic survey ships and Chinese coast patrols are a reminder of the conflict potential these border disputes inherit. After a phase of relative easiness among the claimants to the South China Sea islands, these newly heightened tensions cause rising worries in the region and abroad.

One Man’s Casino, Another Man’s Aircraft Carrier

One Man’s Casino, Another Man’s Aircraft Carrier

There have been several reports that the Chinese may have been the winners to purchase the British HMS Ark Royal. If this is the case, we could see the old flagship of the Royal Navy serving in the PLA navy. Western and Russian military planners should think long and hard on whom they sell their old wares to. It just might come back to haunt them.

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