About 10 – 15 hours after, news of USA opening its Embassy in Cuba, in sign of normalizing relations, and perhaps friendship, China’s state news unit, China.org, published a report of a joint naval exercise, between China & Russia, north of the Sea of Japan.
China is in dispute with many countries, not only in the Sea of Japan area, but also in the South China Sea, on territory. And for example, at the last ASEAN (Southeast Asia grouping of 10 countries) meeting, several members expressed criticism of China’s activity in South China Sea, with the Philippines, calling China “Aggressive.”
Seven Chinese warships on Saturday left east China’s port city of Qingdao for the Sea of Japan where they will join Russian counterparts for a nine-day naval exercise. Earlier reports said navies of the two countries will join forces to simulate anti-submarine combat, air defense and other relevant missions. A joint beach landing of troops is also planned. The drills, codenamed Joint Sea-2015 (II), will take place from Aug. 20 to 28 in the Peter the Great Gulf, waters off the Clerk Cape, and in and above the Sea of Japan. The previous China-Russia naval drills, Joint Sea-2015 (I), were held in the Mediterranean Sea in May (source)
The following are some news on encroachment between USA & Cuba:
Kerry Hails New Dawn in US Relations With Cuba
What is behind the US-Cuba thaw?
3 Marines who took down U.S. flag in Cuba returned to Havana to raise it again
A FESTIVE FLAG-RAISING, THEN TOUGH TALK ON US-CUBA RELATIONS
Wayne County man part of American history in Cuba
Saint Anselm professor: ‘The time has come’ for Cuba reconnection
Kerry calls for democracy as US flag is raised in Cuba
US and Cuba spar over human rights after flag ceremony
Reopening of US Embassy in Cuba Sparks Passions
Kerry urges “genuine democracy” in Cuba as U.S. raises its flag
Kerry reopens US embassy in Cuba
US flag raised over Cuba embassy after 54 years