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After Talks, India Still Wary of China

During a visit to India last week by Chinese defence minister General Liang Guanglie, the two countries agreed to resume joint military exercises. But India remains wary of China’s growing presence in South Asia and the...

Chinese Admiral Floats Idea Of Overseas Naval Bases

From Reuters: A Chinese rear admiral has urged the nation to set up navy supply bases overseas in an interview posted on the Ministry of Defense website after China paid ransom to free a ship held for nine weeks by Somali...

Hijacked Chinese Bulk Carrier Rescued

From Xinhua: A hijacked Chinese bulk carrier and 25 Chinese crew members aboard were successfully rescued at 3 a.m. on Dec. 28, according to Chinese Marine Search and Rescue Center. After the rescue mission, Chinese Foreign...

China Reports Dolphins Foiled Pirate Attack

The New York Times blog reports on the Chinese government’s assertion that a school of dolphins helped prevent an attack by pirates on a Chinese merchant ships in the Gulf of Aden: It has to be said that none of the...

China Begins Somalia Piracy Patrols (Updated)

Al Jazeera covers the Chinese Navy’s arrival in the Gulf of Aden: Two destroyers escorted their first four Chinese vessels in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The agency said the...

Chinese Navy Off On Historic Anti-piracy Mission

From AFP: An anti-piracy task force of the Chinese navy set sail Friday for Africa, state media said, in the nation’s first potential combat mission beyond its territorial waters in centuries. The three vessels, decorated...

China to Deploy Ships off Somalia

China has announced definite plans to send warships to the Gulf of Aden to protect the country’s vessels from pirates: The three Chinese ships, part of the country’s South Sea Fleet, will leave Sanya on Friday for...

China May Send Warships to Somalia Coast

In an uncharacteristic move, the Chinese government is considering sending navy warships off the coast of Somalia in an effort to combat pirate attacks against ships, including some of their own. From the Los Angeles Times:...

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