American and Chinese Carrier Groups Clustering in the South China Sea: Geopolitics


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Introduction

Drive, a site dedicated to cars, published a recent article titled American and Chinese carrier groups have gathered in the South China Sea (4/10/2021). The article talks about several separate military actions / incidents in Taiwan and the South China Sea. By covering several incidents in one article, one gets an overview of what is going on. Here are the events

  • The Liaoning Carrier Strike is sailing west across the Luzon Strait for the southern Chinese seas. Class 055 Renhai Nanchang Class and Type 052D Luyang III Head North to Taiwan Strait (4/10/2021)

  • Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group and McCain Island Ready Amphibious Group in China’s South Seas (9/4/2021)

  • Taiwan strengthens its defense in Pratas, an island they control in the northern part of the South China Sea. The region has also recently seen an increase in drone strikes. On Wednesday, the official Taiwan Ocean Affairs Council Chairman Li Chongwei spoke about the drone issue, describing it as Revolves around the island (4/7/2021)

  • Meanwhile, the week saw an almost continuous flow of Chinese overflights over the Taiwanese air defense limitation zone. to me Taiwan Ministry of National DefenseThere were 46 overflights over the southwestern part of the Taiwan Strait. These excursions included Up to fifteen PLA aircraft simultaneously, including 8J-10 and 4J-16 Fighter Plane in One Incident (4/7/2021)

  • China and the Philippines also appear to have deepened their dispute over the more than 200 Chinese ships occupying an area in the western Philippine Sea known as the Whitsun Reef. (3/27/2021)

  • To make matters worse, a news team from ABS-CBN in the Philippines described Chinese coast guard ships “Pursuing” Filipino fishing vessels Friday (4/09/2021). After the Coast Guard withdrew, they followed Two raft missiles

Although International Relations / Military Affairs is a little unusual for auto publications, I think this article provides a broader view of what’s going on. Most of the other posts focus on a specific incident.

Map overview

I think you can only appreciate what is happening in the Asia Pacific region, when you look at the region as a whole from Seoul to Jakarta. This is a map with a legend at the bottom showing important events and events over the past two weeks.

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Military / militia activity

  1. A continuous stream of Chinese overflights in the Taiwan air defense zone (4/7/2021)

  2. Taiwan strengthens its defense in Pratas, an island they control in the northern part of the South China Sea. The region has also recently witnessed an increase in drone strikes (4/7/2021).

  3. The Liaoning Carrier Strike is sailing west across the Luzon Strait for the southern Chinese seas. (4/10/2021)

  4. Class 055 Renhai Nanchang Class and Type 052D Luyang III Head North to Taiwan Strait (4/10/2021)

  5. Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group and McCain Island Ready Amphibious Group in China’s South Seas (9/4/2021)

  6. Two hundred Chinese ships occupy an area in the western Philippine Sea known as the Whitsun Reef (3/27/2021)

  7. A news team from the Philippines ABS-CBN described the Chinese Coast Guard vessels as “chasing” Filipino fishing vessels on Friday (4/09/2021). After the Coast Guard withdrew, two flood missiles followed.

  8. Indonesia began building the submarine base in Natuna and its naval headquarters to lead its Western Fleet 7/7/2021)

Diplomatic activity

a. Signing of an agreement between Malaysia and Vietnam on maritime security: A step forward in attempts to settle distracting bilateral disputes between Southeast Asian countries in the South China Sea (4/07/2021)

B. Indonesia and Japan close to a record warboat deal: Jakarta prepares to buy eight Mugami frigates to bolster its naval defenses amid increasing Chinese raids (2/4/2021)

Blinken Visits Japan and South Korea (3/27/2021)

Dr.. Meet the new South Korean KF-21 “Hawk” fighter (4/9/2021)

E. The Philippines warns that it may seek US help amid a dispute with China 4/8/2021)

F. The United States issues guidelines for deepening ties with Taiwan (4/9/2021)

Japanese Prime Minister Suga is planning a trip to the Philippines and India in May / June (4/8/2021).After his trip to Indonesia and Vietnam in October 2020His first foreign trip as Prime Minister


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