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China’s Third Sea Force, The People’s Armed Forces Maritime Militia: Tethered to the PLA

Authors: Conor M. Kennedy and Andrew S. Erickson China Maritime Report 1 (Newport, RI: Naval War College China Maritime Studies Institute, March 2017) Summary Amid growing awareness that China’s Maritime Militia acts as a Third Sea Force which has been involved in international sea incidents, it is necessary for decision-makers who may face such contingencies to … Continue reading

Unprecedented Swarm of 230 Chinese Vessels Enter Waters Near Senkakus

By Kyodo 6 August 2016 Tokyo lodged a protest with China on Saturday after spotting an unprecedented 230 Chinese vessels swarming waters near the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, the Foreign Ministry said. The roughly 230 fishing boats and six China Coast Guard vessels were confirmed in a contiguous zone near the … Continue reading

China Opens Large Fishing Port to ‘Safeguard’ South China Sea Claims

By J. Michael Cole The News Lens International, 2 August 2016 A new port facility in Hainan could serve as a base for China’s ‘maritime militias’ in the disputed South China Sea. China on Monday officially opened a new fishing port at Yazhou, Hainan Province, to host fishing vessels operating in the disputed South China Sea. … Continue reading

Becoming a Great “Maritime Power”: A Chinese Dream

Rear Admiral Michael McDevitt, USN (retired) The Center for Naval Analyses, June 2016 Abstract In November 2012, then president Hu Jintao declared that China’s objective was to become a strong or great maritime power. This report, based on papers written by China experts for this CNA project, explores that decision and the implications it has … Continue reading

Increased Chinese Activities Seen in the Spratly Waters: Vietnamese Fishermen

Vietnamese fishermen said the number of Chinese vessels off Spratly Islands has increased significantly since late 2013, according to a report by Vietnam’s state media Thanh Nien. Tran Quang Pho, the 43-year-old captain of a fishing boat in Binh Thuan told Thanh Nien that the number of Chinese vessels, especially armored fishing boats, increased dramatically … Continue reading

China Using Fishing Fleets to Expand Maritime Claims: US Official

By Today Online, AFP 23 June 2016 China is using its fishing fleets with armed escorts to bolster maritime claims in disputed territory, a senior United States’ State Department official warned yesterday, calling China’s behaviour “disturbing”. “I think it’s a disturbing trend to see Chinese fishing vessels accompanied by coast guard vessels, used in a … Continue reading

Fishermen: Beijing’s Front Line in the South China Sea

By Stratfor, 17 June 2016 Over the past four decades, China has gradually abandoned its self-imposed isolation in favor of deep ties with global markets. Though the approach has pushed the Chinese economy to new heights, it has also made the country’s supply lines more vulnerable, a reality to which the Chinese military has had to … Continue reading

China’s Evolving Strategy

The following is an excerpt of book chapter by Andrew S. Erickson, “Doctrinal Sea Change, Making Real Waves: Examining the Naval Dimension of Strategy,” in Joe McReynolds, ed., China’s Evolving Military Strategy (Washington, DC: Jamestown Foundation, 2016), 99-132. Naval and broader maritime security development, the subject of this chapter, represents the forefront of Chinese military development … Continue reading

Shepherds of the South Seas

Shepherds of the South Seas Ryan D. Martinson Survival 24 May 2016 Citation: Ryan D. Martinson (2016) Shepherds of the South Seas, Survival, 58:3, 187-212, DOI: 10.1080/00396338.2016.1186987   On 21 July 2014, a Chinese law-enforcement ship, YZ 32501, arrived at its home port in Nantong, Jiangsu. As its crew disembarked, they were received by a … Continue reading

China Daily Confirmed Role of China’s Maritime Militia in “Rights Protection”

Maritime militia increases drills, expands in scope Source: China Daily Editor: Yao Jianing 2016-02-02 As the People’s Liberation Army upgrades its navy, commissioning dozens of new ships under a watchful global eye, a less noticed force, China’s maritime militia, is also improving its operational capability. Despite a history that can be traced back to as early … Continue reading

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