China will give an another threat. They will keep giving threats till aircraft carrier on its own decides to go back after completion of its mission.South China Sea row: British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth ignores Chinese threats
BRITISH aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has ignored warnings from the Chinese and entered the South China Sea, leading to fears of reprisals from Beijing.
One of the UK's advanced flagship aircraft carriers, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, has sailed into the contested maritime region heedless of the vocal threats from China. Referring to the passage of the British ships Chinese defence spokesman Tan Kefei spoke to the South China Morning Post and said: “The Chinese side believes that the South China Sea should not become a sea of great power rivalry dominated by weapons and warships. The real source of militarisation in the South China Sea comes from countries outside this region sending their warships thousands of kilometres from home to flex muscles.
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"It will also take measures to promote peace and stability in the South China Sea.”
The ship is leading a carrier strike group and has entered the South China Sea region which has been largely claimed by China, within their 'nine-dash line'.
The British carrier recently left Singapore along with escort vessels.
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China has warned British ships not enter the South China Sea (Image: GETTY)
Beijing's 'nine-dash line' claim encompasses almost all of the South China Sea.
This territory measures 1.3 million-square-miles and Bejing has denounced the presence of foreign warships there, stating they are the cause of tensions in the region.
China's 'nine-dash line' extends southward for over 2,000 kilometres from the Chinese mainland.
However, in a historic decision in 2016, an international tribunal met at The Hague and ruled against China’s claim to the maritime territory.
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President of China Xi Jinping (Image: Express)
Frequently, the US will conduct freedom of navigation operations through the South China Sea to challenge what Washington calls “attempts by coastal states to unlawfully restrict access to the seas”.
In 1935 the Chinese government produced a map of this contested maritime region called; "Map of Chinese Islands in the South China Sea".
The map had eleven dashes on it marking Beijing's claim.
However, in 1949 the Chinese government dropped their claim of the Gulf of Tonkin off Vietnam, taking the dashes down to nine.
China is building artificial fortified islands within the South China Sea territory.
The state that these constructions are in accordance with article 56 of the United Nations Conventions and Laws of the Sea.
Beijing states that only they have the exclusive right to exploit the resources and build artificial islands within the South China Sea.
BRITISH aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has ignored warnings from the Chinese and entered the South China Sea, leading to fears of reprisals from Beijing.www.express.co.uk
i suppose we can start floating the ships around the South China Sea then... it'll be costly, we'll end up paying the Chinese government taxes for transit rights, but you got a valid point.No Chinese claims South China Sea is Chinese territory. Chinese official value of China area is 9 million square kilometers, not 13 million square kilometers.
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i suppose that's a valid viewpoint too, although i believe they're just fighting muslim terrorism and seperatism, like they did with Tibet.2aguy said:
China is committing genocide against chinese muslims and forces millions of Chinese into slave labor......they do not deserve or have any claim to anything.....they are the Germans of the 1930s all over again, but with better technology and more resources....but with the same racism and genocidal beliefs...
things will quiet down eventually, like they did in Tibet.
but i'll rest my case here then.
prolonged wars of words are never a very wise occupation
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Not really. China will pump more and more carriers, cruisers, destroyers, frigates and corvettes into the seas around her. That's real impact not a false reliving of the Brit Empire's "glory days" like the QE trip.Sail in the waters between Ireland and mainland UK
China economically and Russia militarily together are too big for the US and its allies now. The writing is on the wall. Pakistan has chosen it's side wisely. Same cannot be said for India.
yes Qing dynasties also built a 1,000 ship navyNot really. China will pump more and more carriers, cruisers, destroyers, frigates and corvettes into the seas around her. That's real impact not a false reliving of the Brit Empire's "glory days" like the QE trip.
The Chinese ships will be there permanently. It will mean Chinese jurisdiction. At the end of the day, FONOPS means little unless there is persistence. Parading in the English Channel means nothing. Holding the seas around China is everything.
please don't troll the Pakistanis on their own forum. :pYou chose the Americans too wisely too . Chinese are not going to take that long to dump you.
shhh! we don't want the arrogant Chinese to grow too smart or strong!yes Qing dynasties also built a 1,000 ship navy
tiny Royal Navy wiped them out
its quality not quantity