Chinese ships patrol area contested by Malaysia

BEIJING (Reuters): Three Chinese ships on Sunday patrolled the James Shoal, an area also claimed by Malaysia, and soldiers and officers on board swore to safeguard its sovereignty, in the latest sign of Beijing’s territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea.

The group was made up of an amphibious landing craft, the Changbaishan, and two destroyers, state news agency Xinhua said.

“During the ceremony held in the Zengmu Reef area, soldiers and officers aboard swore an oath of determination to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and maritime interests,” Xinhua said. Zengmu Reef is the Chinese term for James Shoal.

Xinhua said the fleet commander Jiang Weilie “urged soldiers and officers to always be prepared to fight, improve combat capabilities and lead the forces to help build the country into a maritime power”.

China is in an increasingly angry dispute with its neighbours over claims to parts of the potentially oil and gas-rich South China Sea. China lays claim to almost the whole of the sea, which is criss-crossed by crucial shipping lanes.

Beijing regards the James Shoal as the southernmost part of the country’s territory.

Last March, Malaysia protested against the incursion of four Chinese ships in James Shoal, about 80km off Sarawak on Borneo island. Chinese sailors fired guns in the air during the visit to the shoal.

In April, a Chinese maritime surveillance ship returned to James Shoal to leave behind steel markers to assert its claim.

China upset the Philippines and the United States this month when rules went into force demanding fishing boats seek permission to enter waters under the jurisdiction of China’s southern province of Hainan, an area the provincial government says covers much of the South China Sea.

Vietnam, Taiwan, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines also claim other parts of the South China Sea. China has a separate dispute with Japan in the East China Sea.

(Reporting by Sui-Lee Wee; Editing by Ron Popeski)

Source : http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2 … ames-Shoal

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just cause it’s called South China Sea, doesn’t mean the whole sea belong to them… greedy bunch :?

Well prep for Battlefield 4 bros…this time its China incursion

Alang-alang … why not China claim Sarawak as their land ? Staying in Malaya is totally useless, too much racist from UMNO trying to spread. And asking for Independent Sarawak seems far fetch as people are brainwashed and also got BN magic ballot box. I doubt Malaysian Army can stop China Naval Army. Beside as a plus, becoming China land will boost our economy compare to our money going to Semenanjung and not to our development.

Becoming china land would also result in money going to mainland Chine. Just so you know, China is more corrupted than Malaysia.

last time they in E11 vicinity, stopped a survey vessel from doing job…

Becoming china land would also result in money going to mainland Chine. Just so you know, China is more corrupted than Malaysia.[/quote]

No different than our money going to Semenanjung. But from China portfolio, their economy increase while Malaysia is going down. So if China do claim Sarawak … they will ensure Sarawak economy is strong. More things and development will come. Why are you afraid ?? We already join Malaya for 50 years and still get nuts in return and pek moh take all Sarawak timber cash to overseas.
China from last time till now … they are the No.1 economy giants. So force changes is a must if needed. I don’t have any hope for Independent Sarawak if BN keep giving them petty cash to sell their freedom to vote.

Lol some people should really think before typing.

Becoming china land would also result in money going to mainland Chine. Just so you know, China is more corrupted than Malaysia.[/quote]

No different than our money going to Semenanjung. But from China portfolio, their economy increase while Malaysia is going down. So if China do claim Sarawak … they will ensure Sarawak economy is strong. More things and development will come. Why are you afraid ?? We already join Malaya for 50 years and still get nuts in return and pek moh take all Sarawak timber cash to overseas.
China from last time till now … they are the No.1 economy giants. So force changes is a must if needed. I don’t have any hope for Independent Sarawak if BN keep giving them petty cash to sell their freedom to vote.[/quote]

Yes, chine economy is growing rapidly but you should also aware that Chine has a huge gap income and their poverty ratio is higher…way higher than our malaysia. China only consist of 2 group of people, The Rich and The Poor. There’s no so called medium family there. Do you know why most of china girl choose to become prostitute and china man choose to become manual labour? Answer = Money (most of them). The poor will always stays poor, with no chance to grow into medium, while in malaysia, you can definitely upgrade from poor family to medium family.

If you would truly research about china and its condition, you would definitely won’t say China is better than Malaysia.

I know this is out of the topic, but here’s some reference for those who thinks China is a great country to live in.

As the world look upon China as an emerging economy, with quarterly GDP growth rates averaging 9.31% for the past two decades, powered mainly by strong exports, it is a strong indicator that China will continue to enjoy sustainable growth in the long run. However, despite being the largest exporter for worlds demands, China is still far from being a developed country. The country is plagued by many problems and one of the most pressing issues is the increasing income disparity between different groups of citizens.

The unequal distribution of growth dividends among the people is one of the factors contributing to the differences in the income. To date, approximately 150 million people in China live below the United Nations poverty line of 1 US dollar per day. China continues to be a developing country despite the rapid growth in GDP. A Gini coefficient of 0.447[3] as recorded in 2005 also suggests that China has a relatively high inequality population. Furthermore, the average urban to rural household per capita income ratio is 3.2 times in year 2004.

In addition, increasing rural-urban migration fuelled the wage and social disparity. With the existence of better health care, education and life opportunities, large flow of rural migrants are attracted to the cities in hope of elevating their social status. However, the lack of relevant skills required in the ever-changing urban industries limits the jobs that rural migrants can take up, hence they are stuck in the lower end jobs. To make the situation worse, the rural labourers are subjected to selection by employers, which further reduces the chances of getting a job. Lastly, due to the overwhelming supply of rural labor, it made low-end jobs very competitive, hence keeping wages low.

The widening of income disparity has become a major concern as it is recognised as one of the important results driven by Chinas dramatic economic growth and large labour mobility within the country. The government fear that the vicious circle of poverty may lead to serious social problems such as higher crime rates. Increasing tensions between the top and bottom income group may soon result in social conflict if the problem is left ignored. These problems are foreseen to worsen in the future, hindering the economic development of China.

Some other source : http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archiv … ty/279637/

Another Awesome sources is google.

As you can see, China are trying to tackle the poverty issue unlike Malaysia who loves to donate to other country by the millions while left their own people to suffer even though Malaysia is not a very big country like China. Why China have poverty … cause some of them don’t have access to trade route by sea. As you have put it up … Sarawak however can be like China success since Sarawak is facing the sea anyway with fuel and Timber as product. Also our land is fertile enough for replant tree.

poverty source: http://www.ecns.cn/2014/01-27/98867.shtml

Well, they have been doing that for ages already and i honestly did not sees the effect.
Not to mentioned the “tight” control over the media just like north korea, that only let ppl sees the so called “good side”.

you won’t see any post online, from China country, bad mouth its own country, since its all filtered out.
Unlike malaysia, we still can bad mouth in FB. (if at china, you might be sentence to death)

Well, that’s enough of my sharing, each human has their own opinion.

i dont really like the idea to have communist control sarawak though…

They have been here since last year…Various of sightings in our waters.

Our vessel just stay far and observe, do not dare to go closer.

[quote=“gameaddict”]
Yes, chine economy is growing rapidly but you should also aware that Chine has a huge gap income and their poverty ratio is higher…way higher than our malaysia. China only consist of 2 group of people, The Rich and The Poor. There’s no so called medium family there. Do you know why most of china girl choose to become prostitute and china man choose to become manual labour? Answer = Money (most of them). The poor will always stays poor, with no chance to grow into medium, while in malaysia, you can definitely upgrade from poor family to medium family.

If you would truly research about china and its condition, you would definitely won’t say China is better than Malaysia.[/quote]

China is not a good place to live, only a good place to do business. Due to decades of communist cultural indoctrination, there is this huge problem of civic lapse in China. If you live in the West then live in China, you will see that the Westerners are far more cultured. China needs at least another 1.5 generation or 30-35 years to catch up, and that is not guaranteed. if you really must go to a Chinese-majority place, Taiwan and perhaps Macau may be the best fit, or if you are rich, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The biggest problem is still the communist. The regime must fall first before China can be a truly good place to live. But how should the change of government be in a way the country doesn’t plunge into turmoil? That is the question. It would be a waste if China comes so far then again sink into chaos.

Send our unsinkable submarine. KD Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Becoming china land would also result in money going to mainland Chine. Just so you know, China is more corrupted than Malaysia.[/quote]

No different than our money going to Semenanjung. But from China portfolio, their economy increase while Malaysia is going down. So if China do claim Sarawak … they will ensure Sarawak economy is strong. More things and development will come. Why are you afraid ?? We already join Malaya for 50 years and still get nuts in return and pek moh take all Sarawak timber cash to overseas.
China from last time till now … they are the No.1 economy giants. So force changes is a must if needed. I don’t have any hope for Independent Sarawak if BN keep giving them petty cash to sell their freedom to vote.[/quote]

Yes, chine economy is growing rapidly but you should also aware that Chine has a huge gap income and their poverty ratio is higher…way higher than our malaysia. China only consist of 2 group of people, The Rich and The Poor. There’s no so called medium family there. Do you know why most of china girl choose to become prostitute and china man choose to become manual labour? Answer = Money (most of them). The poor will always stays poor, with no chance to grow into medium, while in malaysia, you can definitely upgrade from poor family to medium family.

If you would truly research about china and its condition, you would definitely won’t say China is better than Malaysia.[/quote]

hahahahaha… out frm malaysia join china mcm lepas dari harimau masok mulut naga…

I cant accept communist and china doll…hehehee

Topic is about chinese vessels off the coast of malaysia.

why suddenly become a topic about sarawak joining china … china a bad place to live… racism … love of china dolls? :lol:

Their vessels has been seen passing by our platform in Central Luconia since two years ago. However, they were marked as Research vessel but I guessed they have been building up their presence by putting up structures in the shoal. I have heard of the Spratly Islands dispute in the early eighties but it was still not known by most Malaysian except for those in our military.

Guys, dont fight. Dont involve race here. Our chinese friends in Malaysia have nothing to do with the incursion by China.

China seems to be like what Japan use to be during World War 2. War maniac.