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Editor’s note: 21 years ago, in order to defend the Nansha Islands, the Chinese navy has in the red melon Reef bloody battle with the Vietnamese Navy. Today, when we look south again, we see 60 Nansha reefs, Vietnam has made off with half of Malaysia, the Philippines each had nine, even the little one occupied Brunei. Together with these reefs are divided not only China’s sovereignty, to send more to China’s economic future look of the oil and gas resources. Coveted by the South China Sea, not just neighboring countries, more rules and layout of its Asia strategy of the United States who intends to return to Southeast Asia. Reached into the South China Sea is not only a submarine oil pipeline, more Brzezinski called the “offshore balancing hand.”
2010, the Vietnamese leader visited Bailongwei Island, vowed to defend its “territorial sovereignty”, China was Malaysia’s naval boat fishery harassment. The Western media are clamoring so-called “South China Sea must be a war.” Other special correspondent Zha Chunming follow the South China Sea Fleet, “Jingbo” comprehensive depot ship, the southernmost tip of the Nansha Islands to the motherland, my sailors stationed on board one by one all the reef. South China Sea for each concern, concerned about China’s national defense construction, concerned about China’s territorial sovereignty over the Nansha of readers – the forefront of China’s live coverage of Haiphong.
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our great motherland, there is a beautiful and rich blue territory – Nansha Islands. She is located in the vast South China Sea, more than 1400 km away from the mainland by more than 200 reefs, sandbars and shoal composition of sea area of ??823,000 square kilometers, equivalent to eight of the area in Jiangsu Province, is rich in mineral resources and marine resources, oil reserves amounted to only 100 tons, called the “second Persian Gulf.”
If Zu Guodong, West, North and South “quadrupole”, then the southernmost tip of the Nansha in the territory of the Republic, is the motherland, “Antarctica.” Nansha only 3 degrees of latitude from the equator, known as “the sun the sea”, the hottest time of noon, the surface temperature of 60 degrees Celsius.
Earlier this year, I go north along the boundary of Sino-Russian border in Heilongjiang River, the northernmost reaches of the territory of the motherland Mohe, in the depth of the “North Pole” post spent New Year’s Day, to experience and enjoy minus 45 degrees Celsius the extreme cold. Three months later, I take the South China Sea Fleet, “Jingbo” comprehensive depot ship, the southernmost tip of the Nansha Islands came to the motherland, my sailors stationed on board one by one all the reef, with respectful and pious mood , visited the Chinese navy stationed guards at the ends of the earth’s Nansha, completed from the motherland, “North Pole” to “South Pole” of thousands of miles across the two great.
3 31, Nansha flight departure
2010 年 3 月 31 日 11:00 am, charged with the task of the supply shift Nansha Sea Fleet. ” Jingpohu “comprehensive depot ship, a naval port in Zhanjiang, untwisting set sail, ride, drove to the South China Sea. From March 1988, officially People’s Republic of troops from the Nansha Islands, reef life and work on the officers and men more than the required materials by the transport ship supplies, South China Sea Fleet detachment of a combat support ship “Jingbo” ship, is a shift specifically for the Nansha The construction of an integrated supply ship. From June 1993 since the implementation of the first shift task, fighting the wind and waves for 17 years, gone through hardships, has 44 successfully completed supply mission shift Nansha, the millions of tons of fresh water, fuel, food and household items transported on the reefs. Erect between the mainland and the Nansha never interrupt the “lifeline”, “Jingbo” garrison troops ship was affectionately known as “Nansha flight.”
9 30 pm, my car came to the Nansha garrison camp, saw more than 200 07-style garrison troops dressed in camouflage sea, the body carrying a camouflage backpack, filled with energy and morale high-spirited, a collection of ready to deploy in the square. 10 am sharp, Nansha reefs off shift ceremony began. Off ceremony was officiated by Liu Jianjun, deputy chief of staff presided over the Nansha garrison, the first for the flag-raising ceremony. In the solemn national anthem, the two sailors will be bright side of the flag rising, all officers and soldiers set off for the flag salute. Subsequently, the soldiers swearing-in ceremony was held, everyone raised his right hand for the flag solemn oath “I am a guardian of glorious Nansha, in order to complete the party and the people to the sacred mission, I swear: to obey orders, obey, … , determined to do: in reef flag, oath and reefs live and die! “the voice of the officers and men from the heart, over the long resounded in the camp.
10 15PM Nansha political commissar Lu Yonghua colonel ordered off the garrison command: No. 93, Nansha shift troops, go! 11, the sail of a naval port in Zhanjiang, the ceremony was held. Set sail to attend the ceremony were leaders at all levels and Nansha garrison soldiers, armed with their “warm farewell Nansha” Guardian of the banner, neatly lined up at the pier. Farewell to the crowd, there is a special group, is to participate in their garrison of soldiers’ families and loved ones. They are affectionate with cheerful eyes, watching the ship about to set off their loved ones.
“reef Sao” Lin Wenting-year-old son also came to hold off the pier to see off her husband, her husband, Lei Liandi Nansha as the political director of the garrison, which was his ninth on the Nansha . Young sensible Ray Cheung in his father’s arms and kissed his father’s cheek, and my father would wear a camouflage cap in his son’s head, Ray Cheung raised his right hand to the father of a solemn line of “salute “Mom Lin Wenting kept rubbing the side tears of excitement, parting with her husband. As a result of cold air north of the effects of load displacement of 6,000 tons of “Jingpohu” comprehensive depot ship, means having surge Sea waters, there swinging, some men appear sick phenomenon. I feel so weak, stomach discomfort, no appetite, but to not move in bed, in bed with the hull of the swing over and over again, “pancakes.” Many years of sailing experience tells me: “I do not move moving boat,” which is the best way to avoid seasickness.
ships sailed south, cell phone signal gradually disappeared, gradually heat wave hit, the deeper the color of water, stirred bow flying fish, dolphins leaping side edge, make us excited. Group from the East Sea island of boobies, but also ships with a flight, when the children dive to the sea, when cheerful children cry issued. “Jingbo” comprehensive depot ship through the waves, night and day, sailing to the Nansha Islands.
4 2, “Nansha capital” – John Reef
4 月 2 evening, after more than 50 hours of continuous sailing, “Jingbo” comprehensive depot ship in the vicinity of Anchorage Yongshu reef anchor, ready for the first 93 shifts of the first reef supplies. Anchorage Wing Reef from only three chains, with the visual can be clearly seen. Wing Reef at this time, like a sea castle, stand tall, illuminated by the sunset is particularly magnificent. I telescope in advance, the flag fluttering in the wind in the south China sea border demonstrates to the world the sanctity of the sovereignty of the People’s Republic.
Wing Reef is a typical tropical maritime climate, seasonal hot weather, a real “forever summer.” Because it is located in the Nansha Islands in the central area of ??China stationed in the Nansha area of ??the largest reef plate, the longest reef construction, facilities and most complete, so garrison troops were hailed as the “Nansha capital.”
4 3, John Reef Sea sunny, 9 am, I sailed with the tug loaded with supplies never Reef. Closer, closer! I stood on the highest point of the tug, indescribable excitement, with with telephoto, wide angle and fish eye three different focal lengths of digital cameras constantly changing composition, took turns shooting. Today, the Wing Reef garrison troops deliberately hanging from the full flag, like the general holiday. The flag pole on the roof, under the blue sky and reflected extraordinarily bright, that stands the highest point in the building, “Long live the motherland,” the four characters so that each of us will be heart. Wing Reef garrison officers and soldiers dressed in camouflage uniforms new marine, armed neatly lined up at the pier. Wing Reef set foot pier, the first into my line of sight is the sovereignty of a white tablet, marked with “Wing Reef” three red characters. Beiqian sovereignty, Nansha garrison troops, said Senior Colonel Liu Tong: Nansha garrison troops well-designed and built this monument of sovereignty, the monument area 8.2 m2, a symbol of forever Reef is located in the motherland 820,000 square kilometers of maritime territory on 1.988 meters high monument, a sign of our garrison troops stationed in the Spratlys in 1988, the top of the monument carved a heart, painted above the territory of the People’s Republic, representing the voice of Nansha garrison troops: “motherland my heart. ”
Next, I went to hydro-meteorological unit, the Wing Reef Ocean Observing Station conducted a special interview. John Reef in the main building, Li Wenbo engineers are leading the intense work, the Shandong Province of the “old Nansha” has 20 times the implementation of Nansha reefs task is never Reef marine meteorological observing stations of the living archive. He said: Wing Reef weather unit by the Navy and the State Oceanic Administration’s weather professionals together constitute the majority of staff Nansha reefs in 10 years time, some of the garrison had reached 20 times.
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