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The Maritime Safety Administration of China posted a notice on it's official web site yesterday warning that China will hold military exercises in the South China Sea this week from Tuesday July 5th to Monday July 11th and that all civilian vessels will be prohibited from entering those area.
The timing is suspicious as it comes as the The Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague is preparing it's decision on the South China Sea in the case initiated by the Philippines against China. Analysts are saying the drills are meant for peacekeeping while showing that China is capable of defending its territorial sovereignty. The exercises will end just one day before the UN arbitration c ...
Across China, citizens have grown increasingly frustrated with what many have called a public nuisance. Some have taken it upon themselves to try to stop what Global Times has reported as 100 million people engaging in public square dancing.
In 2013, one man in Beijing fired a shotgun into the air and set dogs after these dancers; Wuhan residents have thown faeces at them; and most recently, a man from Guangxi shot a granny in the leg using a makeshift air gun.
Apparently, the government has had enough. Last week, the China Daily reported on the new five-year fitness plan that will set specific guidelines for these public dancing rituals. "Chinese square dancing, known for ...
According to NBC News, a Taiwanese naval ship accidentally fired a supersonic missile towards China on Friday afternoon local time. A state-run news agency said that the captain of a nearby Taiwanese fishing boat was killed.
Taiwan's Central News Agency reports that the missle was launched during a training exercise while docked at a harbor in the southern port city of Kaohsiung and landed in waters around 46 miles to the northwest. The missile had a range of 200 miles but did not cross the Taiwan Strait's median line, which separates the two countries.
China's Central News Agency released a navy statement: "The mishap was likely caused by human error and that those respons ...