Category Hong Kong

Assassination Of North Korean Dictator’s Half Brother In Malaysia — Resembles Bond Film Use Of Fast-Acting Liquid Poison In — ‘You Only Live Twice’   www.fortunascorner.com        Richard Shears and Darren Boyle write in the February 19, 2017 online edition of the Daily Mail Online, that Malaysian authorities have detained/arrested Ri Jong-chol, a […]

CBS News Is Reporting That Secretary Of The Navy Nominee, Philip Bilden Is Likely To Withdraw His Nomination

CBS News Is Reporting That Secretary Of The Navy Nominee, Philip Bilden Is Likely To Withdraw His Nomination   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Major Garrett writes on CBS News’s website this evening, February 17, 2017, that Navy Secretary nominee, Philip Bilden is set to withdraw his nomination, perhaps as early as this weekend, according to […]

Edward Snowden To Stay In Russia: Has His Residency Permit ‘Extended By A Couple Of Years;’ Never Applied For A Pardon From POTUS Obama

;http://www.fortunascorner.com      The Daily Mail Online’s Darren Boyle writes in the January 18, 2017 edition that former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor and U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden, “has been granted permission to stay in Russia for another couple of years.”  Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry confirmed the extension in a public […]

Golden Oldie On China Missiles, North Korea & Iran By The Late William Safire

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/23/opinion/essay-those-chinese-missiles.html ESSAY ESSAY; Those Chinese Missiles By William Safire Published: February 23, 1989 WASHINGTON— If you keep tugging on a loose thread, the Hong Kong tailors warn, your whole suit could fall apart. Here’s a loose thread: In Chicago, consular representatives of the People’s Republic of China are now forbidden to travel in their consular cars […]

U.S. May Put Weapons In South China Sea

U.S. May Put Weapons in South China Sea Kris Osborn Yesterday at 12:18 PM / Originally published onWarrior Tactics would involve a new use for artillery weapons which have historically been offensive land-attack weapons Senior Army and Pentagon strategists and planners are considering ways to fire existing weapons platforms in new ways around the globe […]

Donald Trump’s Pivot Through Asia

Excerpts: There are other signs that East Asian states are gravitating toward the Middle Kingdom and away from Uncle Sam. In early November, Malaysian Prime Minister Nijab Razak journeyed to Beijing for a high-profile summit that resulted in the signing of trade deals worth $34 billion. This included Malaysia’s first-ever agreement to purchase weaponry from […]

Taiwan Warns Of Increasing Threat As Chinese Warships Conduct Drill

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-defence-taiwan-idUKKBN14G058?feedType=nl&feedName=uktopnewsmid&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=UK%20Evening%20News%202016-12-27&utm_term=UK%20Evening%20News Taiwan Warns Of Increasing Threat As Chinese Warships Conduct Drill Taiwan Sounds Alarm Over China Drills 02:08 · · · · By J.R. Wu | TAIPEI Taiwan warned on Tuesday that “the threat of our enemies is growing day by day”, as Chinese warships led by the country’s sole aircraft carrier sailed towards the island province of […]

China Offers $14 Million Arms Package To Philippines For Free

Surprise, surprise……..and, its ‘free’ http://m.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2056027/china-offers-14-million-arms-package-philippines-free?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=edm&utm_content=20161221&utm_campaign=scmp_today WED Dec 21, 2016 Sections You are here Home News Asia Diplomacy ‎ Rodrigo Duterte China Offers $14 Million Arms Package To Philippines For Free Beijing also made available $500 million long-term soft loan for other equipment, Manila says REUTERS IN MANILA PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 December, 2016, 3:21pm UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 […]

Beijing Commits Act of War, Obama Does Nothing

Excerpts: This brazen act suggests two things. First, China has become completely lawless. That means Washington’s efforts of more than four decades to “enmesh” that country into the international system’s network of treaties, laws, rules, and conventions has completely failed. Second, Beijing now thinks it can, with impunity, do whatever it wants wherever it wants. […]

Countering China’s Adventurism In The South China Sea: Strategy Options For The Incoming Trump National Security Team

counteringchinainsourhchinaseawww.forrtunascorner.com      Ross Babbage, who is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Australia’s Center For Strategic & Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Forum Ltd.has just had his paper (88 pages) with the title above published by his organization — CSBA , and, is attached at the link above.      Mr. […]