Category Taiwan

Does China Now Regret Having Defended, Nourished North Korea?

David Maxwell:  A thought experiment:  What would the status of Taiwan be right now if China had not intervened in the Korean War? Does China Now Regret Having Defended, Nourished North Korea? By Xuan Loc Doan, www.atimes.com View Original April 29th, 2017 In 2010, when the People’s Republic of China marked the 60thanniversary of its participation in […]

How Russian Fleet Copes With US-NATO Military Challenge In Asia-Pacific

How Russian Fleet Copes With US-NATO Military Challenge In Asia-Pacific © Sputnik/ Vitaliy Ankov Politics 17:59 21.04.2017 (updated 18:00 21.04.2017) Get short URL 97648614 While the US Navy continues to beef up its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, the Russian Pacific Fleet is by no means sitting on its hands, Russian military expert Viktor Murakhovsky told […]

Thinking Through a North Korean “Downfall” – Modern War Institute

The comments below, highlighted in blue are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell. David Maxwell:  I would like policymakers and strategists to think about the answer to one question:  What if you learned today that Kim Jong-un was dead (by whatever method, from natural causes to assassination), what  immediate and subsequent actions would you take?  What […]

China Threatens To Bomb North Korea’s Nuclear Facilities If It Crosses Beijing’s “Bottom Line”

Comments highlighted below in blue are by David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP David Maxwell:  It would be something if China had a “bottom line” on the north Korea situation.   Disinformation?  Someone China get out ahead of themselves?  Note that the editorial has been taken down […]

Phishing In Troubled Waters: Confronting Cyber Espionage Across The Pacific & The Strait Of Taiwan

The 20 page report can be downloaded at this link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.cnas.org/documents/CNASReport-Taiwan-Cyber-Final.pdf Phishing In Troubled Waters Confronting Cyber Espionage Across the Pacific and the Strait of Taiwan By Harry Krejsa and Hannah Suh, www.cnas.org View Original April 10th, 2017 Because China’s two chief targets of strategic attention are the United States and Taiwan, they are understandably also Beijing’s chief […]

Chinese Shipping Giants Seek Control Of ‘Maritime Silk Road;’ Investing Billions In Foreign Ports To Give Priority To Chinese Vessels

Following Mahan’s playbook?  RCP https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-shipping-giants-seek-control-of-maritime-silk-road-1491557405 Chinese Shipping Giants Seek Control of ‘Maritime Silk Road’ Companies Investing Billions In Ports To Give Priority To Chinese Vessels     Chinese President Xi Jinping (L, front) and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa at a 2014 ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the inauguration of the Colombo Port City Project. PHOTO: LI TAO/ZUMA […]

Duterte Orders Philippine Troops To South China Sea Reefs

Duterte Orders Philippine Troops To South China Sea Reefs  https://www.yahoo.com/news/duterte-orders-philippine-troops-south-china-sea-reefs-083018974.html   AFPApril 6, 2017 View photos Duterte has previously sought to improve his nation’s relations with China by adopting a non-confrontational approach over their competing claims in the strategically vital waters (AFP Photo/TED ALJIBE) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he has ordered troops to […]

What Does Xi Jinping Want From Mar-a-Lago?

Excerpts: Many believe the Trump administration is particularly vulnerable to deals proposed by Xi, the master strategist, such as an utterly cynical Taiwan-for-North Korea trade or a North Korea-for-South China Sea arrangement. Even if Trump were amenable to a bargain of this sort—and there is no hard evidence that he is—it is hard to see […]

Will America Help The Philippines In Scarborough Shoal?

      Perhaps; but, what would Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, and most of all,,,,,,China take away from a U.S. that is agnostic on the Shoal?  Beijing is already feeling emboldened no doubt by their successful establishment and subsequent militarization of their artificial islands in the South China Sea.  RCP, www.fortunascorner.com Excerpts: Nonetheless, one […]

High Hopes For Clearer U.S. Stand On Hi-Tech Investment In China Ahead Of Xi-Trump Summit

http://m.s/diarticle/2083909/high-hopes-clearer-us-stand-hi-tech-istment-china?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=edm&utm_content=20170401&utm_campaign=scmp_today High Hopes For Clearer U.S. Stand On Hi-Tech Investment In China Ahead Of Xi-Trump Summit Washington might ease limits on American investment in China as part of quest for bilateral trade Robert Delaney, US correspondentUPDATED :  Saturday, 1 Apr 2017, 12:09AM  4 The US might agree to clear up some grey areas over which […]