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Yuan Wang 5

No political involvement in Chinese research ship docking decision: Sri Lankan envoy

The Chinese ballistic missile and satellite tracking ship was berthed at the Chinese-run Hambantota port from August 16 till August 22.

published on : 19th September 2022

Tiger can’t slouch in face of menacing dragon

It is useful to recall the trajectory of the Doraleh Base at Djibouti, which started as a commercial and logistics base in 2017.

published on : 28th August 2022

Chinese high-tech 'research' ship leaves Sri Lanka after controversial visit

The Chinese ship arrived in the southern Sri Lankan port of Hambantota on August 16 at 8:20 am local time.

published on : 22nd August 2022

In Sri Lanka on 'mission of peace, friendship', says Captain of Chinese 'spy' ship 

Chinese ballistic missile and satellite tracking ship 'Yuan Wang 5' has berthed at Sri Lanka's strategic southern port of Hambantota since Tuesday.

published on : 17th August 2022

Captain of Chinese 'spy' ship snubs Sri Lankan politician who lobbied for them to dock vessel

"... Our foreign policy is 'neutral’ and any foreign war/logistic/miscellaneous ship can enter our harbour provided she is on a peaceful mission," Sarath Weerasekera had said a few days back.

published on : 16th August 2022

Chinese research vessel docks at Sri Lanka's Hambantota port despite India, US concerns; Beijing plays down the row

Yuan Wang 5 was welcomed by Sri Lankan port officials and Chinese officials from the ship company at the Hambantota port.

published on : 16th August 2022

Sri Lanka gives nod for docking of Chinese 'research' ship at Hambantota port on August 16

According to Indian reports, the Yuan Wang 5 could be employed for space and satellite tracking and has specific uses in intercontinental ballistic missile launches.

published on : 13th August 2022

'Colombo makes its own decisions': India rejects Beijing's 'insinuations' on Chinese ship's proposed visit to Sri Lanka

Chinese ballistic missile and satellite tracking ship Yuan Wang 5 was scheduled to dock at Hambantota port from August 11 to 17, but reports from Sri Lanka said it has not berthed as planned.

published on : 12th August 2022

'India's security concern', Chinese ship awaits clearance at Sri Lanka's Hambantota port: Official

Sri Lanka's opposition political parties have blamed the government for what they termed mishandling of the issue of the docking of the Chinese ship.

published on : 12th August 2022

Days after Chinese ship's suspended visit, Pakistan warship arrives in Lanka

Further, PNS Taimur is expected to conduct a naval exercise with the Sri Lanka Navy on western seas before its departure on August 15.

published on : 12th August 2022

Chinese research ship won't dock at Hambantota Port as scheduled, say Sri Lankan authorities

The Harbour Master for the Hambantota Port says no vessel can enter the port without his permission, the newsfirst.lk website reported.

published on : 11th August 2022

Sri Lanka opposition urges government to clear its stand on delaying Chinese ship's arrival

Sri Lanka reportedly told China to defer the arrival of its space and satellite tracking research vessel 'Yuan Wang 5' which was scheduled to dock at the Hambantota Port from August 11 to 17.

published on : 8th August 2022

'Senseless to pressure' Sri Lanka: China says to India over security concerns issue

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena recently said Sri Lanka was looking forward to settling the issue of the vessel's visit with an "approach of friendship".

published on : 8th August 2022

China seeks meeting with Sri Lanka as Colombo seeks postponement of research ship's visit

The Chinese space and satellite tracking research vessel 'Yuan Wang 5' was scheduled to dock at the Hambantota Port from August 11 to 17.

published on : 7th August 2022