Latest News:  
Beijing   Overcast/Moderate rain    9 / 12 ℃  City Forecast


Japan should treat blue water training of PLA navy rationally

(People's Daily Online)

08:17, October 24, 2012

A rescue helicopter is seen landing on the Peace Ark, a Chinese naval hospital ship, during a joint exercise on the East China Sea, on Oct. 19, 2012. China's Civilian maritime authorities and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy conducted the exercise in the East China Sea on Friday. A total of 11 vessels, eight aircraft and more than 1,000 personnel from the PLA Navy's Donghai Fleet, China's fishery administration and marine surveillance agency took part in the routine exercise, according to a statement from the fleet. (Xinhua/Sun Li)

Chinese naval fleets have recently passed through the international waters between Okinawa and Miyako and headed for the Pacific for an ocean-going exercise, which triggered speculations of Japanese media and politicians. Actually, every time the Chinese navy carries out the ocean-going exercise, the Japanese side will make a fuss. It is thought-provoking why Japan is so vigilant against the legitimate training and maritime activities of the Chinese navy.

As China has vast territorial waters, it is an objective requirement of safeguarding national maritime security to strengthen naval construction and carry out blue sea trainings. In 1986, Chinese navy sent fleets to the waters of Pacific Northwest for joint combat training. In recent years, Chinese warships have been patrolling and escorting ships in Gulf of Aden off the waters of Somalia. The blue water training has become routine training course of Chinese navy.

The Miyako Strait and Osumi Strait are the only routes for the Chinese navy to head for the Western Pacific, and it is in line with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and other international laws for the Chinese navy to pass through the Miyako-Osumi Strait. Therefore, the Japanese side has no reasons to stir up troubles.

【1】 【2】

Most viewed news

Most viewed news

Female reconnaissance team in training Guangzhou MAC organizes air-defense exercise Female pilots of FBC-1 fighters in training
PLA photography exhibition "General's feelings" PLA naval officers and men hold group wedding South China Sea Fleet in actual-combat training


Leave your comment1 comments

  1. Name

Mohamed Al Hashimi at 2012-10-25217.212.230.*
Japan should free their main land from United States Army before watching Chinese Army in the East China Sea

Selections for you

  1. Weekly review of military photos

  2. Astronomy pictures of the week

  3. Russian aerobatic team

  4. Sexy girls in China's national pole dancing team

  5. A glimpse of hard security guard training

  6. Wal-Mart to open 100 more stores in China

  7. Acrobatic Art Festival kicks off

  8. Stickers may cause road accidents

Most Popular


  1. Fears that yuan rise will hit exports unfounded
  2. Tax reform crucial to stable growth
  3. No sharp decline for property prices
  4. Japan to bear consequence of breaking promise
  5. How to hard sell China's soft power
  6. Commentary: China's top spot for global FDI
  7. Commentary: Remedies for economic challenges
  8. San Francisco treaty doesn't help Japan
  9. Public angered over Chinese 'forced kowtow'
  10. Environment anger shows need for reform

What’s happening in China

Last 12 hours before execution of female prisoners

  1. Beijing toughens road measures for CPC congress
  2. Exhibition on China's progress opens in Beijing
  3. Apple iPhone 5 on sale in China by December
  4. Panda habitat to be built in Sichuan
  5. Timekeeper jailed after ringing bell early at exam