Panel: New U.S. South China Sea Report Designed to Push Back Against Beijing’s Claim

March 27, 2020 image of a Chinese Installation on Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea. Maxar Image

The State Department’s “Limits in the Seas” is the legal underpinning for Washington to debunk China’s extensive maritime claims in the South China Sea, department officials said.

Speaking Monday at an online briefing, Constance Arvis, State Department’s deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Scientific Affairs, said, the report issued this month “can provide...

https://news.usni.org/2022/01/25/panel-new-u-s-south-china-sea-report-designed-to-push-back-against-beijings-claim

Cargo capacity takes hit from US retaliation against Chinese airlines

A bright blue Xiamen Airlines plane, front half-view, landing on runway in Los Angeles.

The U.S. government’s suspension of more than three dozen passenger flights operated by Chinese passenger airlines in retaliation against China’s COVID policies restricting U.S. carrier operations will also remove widebody belly capacity for cargo, further stressing supply chains straining to keep up with international trade demand.

Ramifications for shippers extend beyond the U.S., with the Department of Transportation saying the governments of France and Germany have taken similar action...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/cargo-capacity-takes-hit-from-us-retaliation-against-chinese-airlines

2 U.S. Aircraft Carriers Now in South China Sea as Chinese Air Force Flies 39 Aircraft Near Taiwan

Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), left, and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) transit the Philippine Sea on Jan. 22, 2022. US Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Two U.S. Navy carrier strike groups are currently drilling in the South China Sea amid the latest show of force of Chinese aircraft into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone on Sunday.

The Carl Vinson CSG and Abraham Lincoln CSG began dual-carrier operations in the South China on Sunday, the same day Taiwan said the...

https://news.usni.org/2022/01/24/2-u-s-aircraft-carriers-now-in-south-china-sea-as-chinese-air-force-flies-39-aircraft-near-taiwan

COLUMN | TotalEnergies and Chevron quit Myanmar (kind of) [Offshore Accounts]

In our end of year review (here) we covered Myanmar’s misery following the military coup of February 2021. Since General Min Aung Hlaing seized power as Chairman of the ..

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https://www.bairdmaritime.com/work-boat-world/offshore-world/column-totalenergies-and-chevron-quit-myanmar-kind-of-offshore-accounts/

VIDEO: 2 U.S. Carrier Groups, 2 Amphibious Ready Groups Drill with F-35s, Japanese Ships in the Philippine Sea

Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and CVW 9 fly over the Philippine Sea on Jan. 22, 2022. Operating as part of U.S. Pacific Fleet, units assigned to Carl Vinson and Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups, Essex and America Amphibious Ready Groups, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. US Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two U.S carriers and two amphibious ships, along with their escorts and 26 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters drilled with a Japanese large deck warship last...

https://news.usni.org/2022/01/23/2-u-s-carrier-groups-2-amphibious-ready-groups-drill-with-f-35s-japanese-ships-in-the-philippine-sea

Russian Navy Announces More Major Fleet Exercises as Drills End with China, Iran

Russian Navy guided-missile destroyer Admiral Tributs in the Indian Ocean. Russian Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Russian Navy will conduct a series of exercises in the next few months with all of its fleet commands throughout their respective areas of operations, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Thursday.

Russian Navy Chief Admiral Nikolai Evmenov will oversee the effort, which is in accordance with the Russian Armed Forces’ 2022 training plan.

The series of exercises is meant...

https://news.usni.org/2022/01/21/russian-navy-announces-more-major-fleet-exercises-as-drills-end-with-china-iran

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