BEIJING: China will carry out military drills in the South China Sea+ all day on Thursday, the country's maritime safety administration said on Wednesday, ordering all other shipping to stay away.
China routinely holds drills in the disputed waterway, and the latest exercises come less than a week after a US navy destroyer sailed near the Paracel Islands+ , prompting a warning from Chinese warships to leave the area.
The maritime administration gave coordinates for an area south of the Chinese island province of Hainan and northwest of the Paracel Islands, which are also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan, but controlled by China.
The brief statement gave no other details, apart from prohibiting other ships from entering the area.
China's defence ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
UNSC seat was never offered to China, China''s name is recommended by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru as that time India rejected the UNSC membership offered by UN.
Modi Government should do " Surgical Strikes in the South China Sea
China always showing its military power to terrorise others.... it never think that other may be more powerful in some other form....
we should also occupy indian sea.....then china will set on pressure
USA - 8 hours ago
Many Indians claim or believe India was offered a permanent seat (with veto power) in UNSC by the US in the 1950’s, but Nehru turned it down and gave it to China instead. So all Indian are blaming Nehru for not accepting the offer to this day. What the Indians are saying and believing is absolutely untrue! Read the facts:
1. (Republic of) China (ROC, or Taiwan since 1949) became a permanent member of UNSC because it was a winner of WWII and one of the 5 founding members of UN in 1945. At that time, India did NOT even exist.
2. Nobody, then or now, can offer a UNSC seat to any one, let alone a permanent UNSC seat to India. In the 50’s, Nehru was the self-proclaimed leader of the 3rd world, opposing both the US and USSR whenever he could, and was regarded as a big-mouthed pest by the US. How could the US offer him a permanent seat in the UNSC? To say that the US offered it to India in 1955 is totally baseless. It only existed in the imagination of Indians. Besides, ROC (Taiwan) would have vetoed any such move, were it true.
3. Nehru died in 1964 after his ill-fated adventure with China in 1962.
4. China replaced ROC (Taiwan) as a permanent member of the UNSC in 1971 by the UN General Assembly Resolution 2758, which required two-thirds YES votes from all UN members. This occurred long after Nehru’s death. India did vote yes but it was only one of the hundreds yes votes. To say India gave the UNSC seat to China just does not make any sense.
Sober up! Indians. Build up India first, then try to secure a permanent seat in UNSC by deeds, not by words.
Even if China carries out a thousand military drills, the South China Sea will never belong to China! A country unworthy of respecting the UN maritime charter does not deserve to be on the UNSC!
Mumbai - 15 hours ago
Start boycotting Chinese goods. Jai Hind.