And so did the US at the same time according to the same article (last paragraph)
Yep, its always more fun when the neighbors come out to play!now noticed the tweet
Selon la presse japonaise Asahi Shimbun, le ravitaillement du porte-hélicoptères japonais JDS Kaga et du destroyer JDS Inazuma par un navire pétrolier américain, le 25 Octobre au sud du Vietnam et au-delà de la ligne en 9 traits, a été suivi par le destroyer chinois 170 Lanzhou.
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According to the Japanese press Asahi Shimbun, the supply of the Japanese helicopter carrier JDS Kaga and the destroyer JDS Inazuma by an American oil ship on 25 October in southern Vietnam and beyond the line in 9 lines, was followed by the Chinese destroyer 170 Lanzhou.
then used google to find the story (from yesterday)
SDF destroyers refueled by U.S. vessel as Chinese warship lurks
yeapp, 170 Lanzhou is the first original 052C back in 2002 ... since then China has developed 052C+ (6) and many 052D and now 055.Wait till the Type 055 starts stalking
NZ's 'Rocket Lab used 3D printing when making the Electron rocket which was used to make a private company second behind space X to launch an object into orbit.And so did the US at the same time according to the same article (last paragraph)
'Other militaries around the world —
China expects the U.S. Navy to send warships through the Taiwan Strait in November, an action Chinese officials say infringes on their national sovereignty but American military leaders say is in keeping with international law.
According to media reports, China expects U.S. Navy ships to soon sail through the narrow body of water separating mainland China from Taiwan, Senior Col. Wu Qian, the director general of the Information Office of China’s Ministry of National Defense, said according to
“We have noticed related reports. China’s position on Taiwan and the South China Sea remains unchanged. The Chinese military’s determination to safeguard national sovereignty and regional peace and stability is rock-solid,” Wu said.
Wu did not identify the source of this future ship movement information, and U.S. Navy officials would neither confirm nor deny such activity is planned for the near future.
When asked if there was a response to the statement from China, or if there had been any coordination or advance notice of a U.S. Navy ship passage through the region, a Navy spokesperson told USNI News, “we’re not going to talk about future ship movements.”
However, according to
“We will continue to progress this program of freedom of navigation operations,” Richardson said, according to an
“The Taiwan issue concerns the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China and is the most important and sensitive issue in the China-U.S. relationship,” Hua Chunying, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson,
Last week, when asked about a possible reaction to a U.S. Navy warship transit of the Taiwan Strait, Wu provided a somewhat cryptic answer, implying China was ready for any contingency.
“Your question reminds me of the recent CCTV special program called ‘Pingyu Jinren,’ which is about President Xi (Jinping)’s quotes in his speeches and reports,” Wu said, according to the briefing’s state-issued English translation. “In one episode, it says President Xi quoted many times the poem, ‘From whichever direction the winds leap, I remain strong, though dealt many a blow.’ I think this can be the answer to your question.”