Quad will launch real-time tracking of Chinese ships in the Indo-Pacific: The DONG-A ILBO
Real-time monitoring by Quad, the US-led Indo-Pacific security framework, of maritime activities in the South China Sea, which was determined at the US-Japan summit on Tuesday, is seen as a way to counterbalance China’s growing dominance over the seas. The United States aims to erect a siege near the China Seas, including the Taiwan Strait, the Senkaku (Diaoyudao) Islands of the East China Sea and the South China Sea in conflict between China and the countries of Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. Quad will put an end to Chinese activities of sending civil maritime organizations to areas of territorial dispute. Experts expect the move to increase military tensions between the United States and China.
Quad also agreed to strengthen cooperation in the 5G mobile telecommunications equipment market, led by Huawei, to exclude China. In addition to initiating the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, the United States leveraged Quad to create a counterbalancing framework in trade, technology, and maritime security. China has taken steps to send the highest-level missions to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an emerging point of dispute between the United States and China.
The satellite-based real-time marine tracking system is endorsed by Quad Heads of State to track illegal fishing activities of Chinese vessels that disable automatic identification systems as well as civilian maritime organizations supporting Chinese maritime activities.
The Biden administration announced the use of base stations installed in Singapore in the South China Sea, India in the Indian Ocean, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu in the South Pacific, to build the marine tracking system by satellite. This will enable real-time tracking and monitoring of Chinese civilian maritime organizations and the movement of Chinese warships.