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China’s South China Seas patrols discover over 30 foreign oil platforms
March 20th, China’s State Oceanic Administration South China Seas sub-bureau issued information saying that the ships deployed by the China Maritime Surveillance Force South China Seas Fleet discovered over 30 illegal foreign oil and gas platforms. During the patrol, the ships broadcasted towards the foreign oil platforms requesting that the other party report the oil platform’s information and oil and gas extraction situation.
Six surveillance ships inspected oil fields in the East China Sea and the Chunxiao and Pinghu gas fields close to the Diaoyu islands on March 16, Xinhua said. The Diaoyu islands, known as Senkaku in Japanese, are the subject of a boundary dispute between Japan and China.
Guangzhou (CNS) -- A China Marine Surveillance (CMS) patrol team recently discovered more than 30 foreign oil and gas exploration platforms illegally operating in the South China Sea. An official announcement of the discovery was made on Tuesday following the team's third mission which concluded just days ago.
According to South China Sea branch of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA), during the search of Chinese-administered waters, the CMS team spoke to people on the foreign platforms via loudspeaker, requiring them to report basic information about their rigs.
In the meantime, a series of aggressive moves since the beginning of this year by China's neighbors having maritime territorial disputes with China underscore the country's concerns and need to respond to the actions.
While Chinese media have applauded the latest efforts of China's Marine Surveillance authorities to dispatch two patrol teams simultaneously to the East China Sea and the South China Sea, a way to declare China's sovereignty over them, the question is whether there is a systematic national ocean strategy to make China more assertive in terms of sea power.
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
i know its not a laugthing matter but 30 dilling platforms did not appear overnight
Originally posted by Cassius666
Per intenational agreement they own 12 miles beyond their coast. They are free to plant their own plattforms.
Originally posted by AlwaysWary
They hate each other with a passion