Saturday, 2 July 2016

HWW:Pacific Sentinel: News Story: Beijing makes new “threat”

Pacific Sentinel: News Story: Beijing makes new “threat”: By Tuan Tran VietNamNet Bridge – China's statement to withdraw from the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNC..."HANOI -- Vietnam is looking to beef up its defense capabilities, particularly now that the U.S. has fully lifted its arms embargo against the country.

It is especially keen to enhance its air patrols to counter China, which has been building military facilities on artificial islands in the South China Sea. The problem is the hefty price tag of U.S. gear. As an alternative, Vietnam is apparently looking to buy cheaper secondhand aircraft from Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force."