China threatens to enter Hawaii waters with navy as US and Australia announce defense pact

China today threatened to send its navy to Hawaiian waters in the latest round of saber rattling in the Pacific after Australia, the US and Britain announced a new naval alliance in the region.

Four Chinese ships have already been spotted off the coast of Alaska this week in a display of naval power amid mounting tensions as a global pact for nuclear submarines was signed to take over Beijing.

A Chinese guided-missile cruiser, guided-missile destroyer, general intelligence vessel and an auxiliary vessel were spotted off the coast of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska during surveillance operations in the Bering Sea.

The provocation came when the Chinese state newspaper threatened to send warships to Hawaii and Guam in response to US actions in the South China Sea.

Four Chinese ships sailed off Alaska coast in a display of naval power amid mounting tensions

Four Chinese ships sailed off Alaska coast in a display of naval power amid mounting tensions

A guided-missile cruiser, guided-missile destroyer (pictured), a general intelligence vessel and a relief vessel were spotted off the coast of Alaska's Aleutian Islands

A guided-missile cruiser, guided-missile destroyer (pictured), a general intelligence vessel and a relief vessel were spotted off the coast of Alaska's Aleutian Islands

A guided-missile cruiser, guided-missile destroyer (pictured), a general intelligence vessel and a relief vessel were spotted off the coast of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

Global Times editor-in-chief Hu Xijin tweeted: “Hopefully, when Chinese warships pass through the Caribbean Sea or appear near Hawaii and Guam one day, the US will maintain the same standard of freedom of navigation. That day will come soon.’

The US Navy responded to the tweet, saying they have “maintained the standards of freedom of navigation longer than the PLA Navy has existed.”

They also pointed out that Chinese spy ships have frequently sailed past Hawaii and Guam in recent years.

They said, ‘The US Navy sails around the world in accordance with international law.

“All countries benefit from freedom of navigation in accordance with international law.

“Unfortunately, not everyone who takes advantage of freedom of navigation would extend that same freedom to others.”

The four warships, believed to contain the Nanchang destroyer 055, were overshadowed by the US Coast Guard

The four warships, believed to contain the Nanchang destroyer 055, were overshadowed by the US Coast Guard

The four warships, believed to contain the Nanchang destroyer 055, were overshadowed by the US Coast Guard

While the Chinese ships sailing in the Alaskan Bering Sea were close to US waters, they followed international laws, US officials said.

The four warships, believed to contain the Nanchang Destroyer 055, were overshadowed by the US Coast Guard cutters Bertholf and Kimball, featured in a series of images released Monday of the incident.

The Bertholf crew made radio contact with the Chinese fleet sailing 46 miles offshore and said all interactions were in line with international standards.

Guard Pacific Area Commander Vice Admiral Michael McAllister said in a statement: “Security in the Bering Sea and the Arctic is homeland security.

“The US Coast Guard maintains a continuous presence in this important region to defend US interests and protect US economic prosperity.”

The state-run Global Times quoted Chinese analysts as saying the move could be a “countermeasure against US military provocations on China’s doorstep in the name of freedom of navigation.”

US Coast Guard cutters Bertholf (pictured) and Kimball were patrolling the seas as the Chinese fleet came within 46 miles of the coast

US Coast Guard cutters Bertholf (pictured) and Kimball were patrolling the seas as the Chinese fleet came within 46 miles of the coast

US Coast Guard cutters Bertholf (pictured) and Kimball were patrolling the seas as the Chinese fleet came within 46 miles of the coast

The provocation came when the Chinese state newspaper threatened to send warships to Hawaii and Guam in response to US actions in the South China Sea.

The provocation came when the Chinese state newspaper threatened to send warships to Hawaii and Guam in response to US actions in the South China Sea.

The provocation came when the Chinese state newspaper threatened to send warships to Hawaii and Guam in response to US actions in the South China Sea.

The US Navy responded to the tweet, citing a number of times Chinese spy ships have sailed near US waters.

The US Navy responded to the tweet, citing a number of times Chinese spy ships have sailed near US waters.

The US Navy responded to the tweet, citing a number of times Chinese spy ships have sailed near US waters.

The escalating tensions come amid a war of words over a new nuclear submarine pact between the UK, US and Australia aimed at fighting China – with Beijing exposing its ‘Cold War mentality’.

The new alliance – called AUKUS – will see the US and UK work together to build Australia’s first-ever nuclear submarine fleet, which will consist of at least eight ships. The trio will also share other military technologies such as artificial intelligence, cyber defense, quantum computing and long-range attacks.

Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and Scott Morrison made sure not to mention Beijing when they announced the new deal last night, but there’s little doubt that the alliance’s goal is to counter China’s growing aggression, especially in the South. China Sea, crisscrossed by valuable trade routes and fertile fishing grounds.

Britain and America will help Australia build a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines as part of an unprecedented alliance known as the AUKUS Pact to fight Chinese naval dominance and will likely feature the same design as this submarine from the Astute-class HMS Ambush (photo)

Britain and America will help Australia build a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines as part of an unprecedented alliance known as the AUKUS Pact to fight Chinese naval dominance and will likely feature the same design as this submarine from the Astute-class HMS Ambush (photo)

Britain and America will help Australia build a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines as part of an unprecedented alliance known as the AUKUS Pact to fight Chinese naval dominance and will likely feature the same design as this submarine from the Astute-class HMS Ambush (photo)

China has in recent years ignited tensions in the South China Sea by expanding its claimed territory, over objections from its Asia-Pacific neighbors

China has in recent years ignited tensions in the South China Sea by expanding its claimed territory, over objections from its Asia-Pacific neighbors

China has in recent years ignited tensions in the South China Sea by expanding its claimed territory, over objections from its Asia-Pacific neighbors

China wasted little time in responding to the deal, with Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian denouncing the “exclusionary bloc” it says “seriously undermines regional peace and stability and intensifies the arms race.” .

But Beijing is far from the only party disturbed. Paris also reacted quickly, with Foreign Minister Yves Le-Drian complaining that it is a “stab in the back” after a $90 billion deal for France to supply Australia with 12 conventionally powered submarines was torn apart. The French submarines would not be ready until mid 2030, while the new pact aims for a much faster delivery time.

The deal also sidelines New Zealand and Canada, which along with the UK, US and Australia make up the Five Eyes Cold War intelligence alliance. While AUKUS is not a direct replacement for Five Eyes, it is almost certain that it will diminish its importance and isolate Wellington and Ottawa from the group.

It appears the duo has been punished for failing to take a stronger stance against Beijing just four months after New Zealand refused to sign a joint Five Eyes statement detailing Chinese aggression in the South China Sea, the crackdown on Hong Kong and the threats to Taiwan were criticized. and the treatment of Uyghur Muslims.

New Zealand’s left-wing Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has since admitted she hasn’t even been consulted on the new pact — adding that Australia’s new submarines will be barred from accessing New Zealand waters under the long-standing ” the country’s nuclear free policy.

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