Xinhua recently republished an article reporting the Chinese Navy’s visit to South America. The report briefly described the Navy mission to Chile, Peru and Ecuador. The report especially mentioned, “The Pacific has no pacification” – the fleet was under heavy surveillance by various countries. Starting the third day, the Chinese fleet was followed by the fleet from a “certain country.” After that, warships and reconnaissance planes from another country took over. And then a new warship from a “certain country” followed the Chinese fleet day and night even in five-meter waves. The report suggested that the close monitoring of the Chinese mission is proof that peace in the Pacific has a long way to go.
Source: Xinhua, January 22, 2010