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China’s radar ship finally docks in Sri Lanka

Despite objections by India and an initial refusal by the Sri Lanka government to allow a Chinese military communications/radar ship to dock at one of Sri Lanka’s ports, the ship was finally allowed to dock yesterday.

Sri Lanka, which needs the support of both India and China as it struggles with its worst economic crisis in decades, initially granted the ship permission for a five-day replenishment stay in Hambantota, from Aug. 11.

It later asked China to delay the vessel’s arrival, citing the need for more consultations.

Yuan Wang 5 will now berth for only three days to stock up on fuel, food and other essentials, said an official at the port who declined to be identified as he is not authorised to speak to the media.

The ship is used by China to track satellites, rockets, and missiles, both its own and other nations.

Sri Lanka is caught between a rock and a hard place. The country is bankrupt, its citizens facing starvation due to the previous government’s imposition of numerous green environmental policies that destroyed its agriculture industry. It has also taken aid from both India (providing military hardware) and China (which built the port and holds a 99-year lease to operate it), and neither looks kindly at the other.

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  • Phill O

    What does this say about the WEF’s push to reduce farming outputs?

  • Edward

    Robert wrote: “The country is bankrupt, its citizens facing starvation due to the previous government’s imposition of numerous green environmental policies that destroyed its agriculture industry.

    Look at that. Green environmental policies are destroying agriculture around the world. The Dutch are doing this same thing with its bogus “nitrogen crisis.” The U.S. is doing something similar with fertilizer regulations. What other countries are also destroying their own agricultural industries? Fortunately, it is not as though we need food to eat.

    Oh, wait …

    Of course, the Chinese are exempt from going green, so they will end up feeding the world, rewarding friends and punishing enemies.

  • The BBC reported that Yuan Wang 5 (Internet translation ‘ to accuse wrongly; to treat unjustly’) was a ‘research ship’.

    And British aircraft carriers are ‘through-deck cruisers’ (that’s a real thing, folks).

    The ship’s name gives the game away.

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