Monthly Archives: May 2020

China Announces $178.2 Billion Military Budget

China announces $178.2 billion military budget By: Mike Yeo   3 days ago Defense News AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook 805Share to TwitterShare to EmailShare to More 43 China’s Communist Party leaders and delegates, including President Xi Jinping, sit at the opening of the National People’s Congress on May 22, 2020, in Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) […]

VPN Demand In Hong Kong Reveals A New Fear: China Weaponizing The Internet

VPN demand in Hong Kong reveals a new fear: China weaponizing the Internet BY GRADY MCGREGOR May 26, 2020 6:05 AM EDT   Tear gas was still fresh in the air as Lee, a 33-year-old demonstrator, watched a line of protesters trade insults with riot police in downtown Hong Kong on Sunday during a lull […]

How To Avoid A China-Led World Order

Excerpt: The pandemic looks set to accelerate China’s changing role. Much as the U.S. came to dominate the world relatively quickly, becoming one of the world’s two superpowers in the aftermath of the Great Depression and the devastation of world war, economic upheaval today could enhance China’s position. The pandemic may set in motion a […]

By Air And Sea, Mercenaries Landed In Libya. Then The Plan Went South.

By Air and Sea, Mercenaries Landed in Libya. Then the Plan Went South. The New York Times · by Declan Walsh · May 25, 2020 A short-lived mission uncovered by U.N. investigators offers a glimpse into the world of those who have thrived off Libya’s chaos. Years of conflict have left the center of Benghazi in ruins. In […]

Hong Kong’s Moment Of Truth — And China’s

Excerpt The U.S. response that would really send shockwaves through the Chinese government would be the curtailment of Hong Kong’s special economic, financial and visa status under U.S. law and the end of its role as a “cash cow” conduit to the West. Such a Draconian action, however, would have serious consequences for U.S. businesses […]

New Heavily-Armed Submarine Enters Service In North Korea

David Maxwell Comment:  “If this is accurate reporting there is only one reason for developing this submarine – a second strike nuclear capability.  While we cannot know Kim Jong-un’s intentions for sure, he does provide us many indicators for assessment.  Note the comment “non-nuclear missile submarine” refers to the submarine not being nuclear powered not […]

China Builds Massive Spying Capacity In Africa

China Builds Massive Spying Capacity in Africa State-linked firms have built almost 200 government buildings on the continent Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa / Getty Images Yuichiro Kakutani – May 26, 2020 5:00 AM The Chinese government has established an unparalleled spying capacity in Africa by encouraging Chinese companies such as […]

Hong Kong Is Becoming Ground Zero In The New Cold War

Hong Kong Is Becoming Ground Zero in the New Cold War If Hong Kong falls, the long arm of the Chinese Communist Party will expand further. · by Brian C.H. Fong · May 25, 2020 AdvertisementChina’s decision to introduce a national security law into Hong Kong through the National People’s Congress is like dropping nuclear bomb on the territory. […]

Trump Administration Confirms U.S. Is Leaving Open Skies Surveillance Treaty

Trump Administration Confirms U.S. Is Leaving Open Skies Surveillance Treaty May 21, 20204:42 PM ET Bill Chappell Twitter Open Skies would be the third major international military pact Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from. This photo from 2007 shows Czech soldiers inspecting cameras on a U.S. Boeing plane at a military airbase in Pardubice, Czech […]

Coronavirus: Experts Warn Of Bioterrorism After Pandemic

Coronavirus: Experts warn of bioterrorism after pandemic | DW | 25.05.2020 DW · by Deutsche Welle ( The Council of Europe has warned of a potential increase in the use of biological weapons, like viruses or bacterias, in a post-coronavirus world. Terrorists would not forget “lessons learned” during the pandemic. Security experts from the Council of Europe […]