Category Asia/Pacific Pivot

‘Welcome To China Mr. President;’ Beijing Figures Out How To Play Trump

  http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2119249/chinese-have-figured-out-how-play-trump-asian-leaders-going ‘The Chinese have figured out how to play Trump’: Asian leaders go the extra mile to flatter US president All presidents get red-carpet treatment abroad, but Trump’s welcome receptions have been especially grandiose PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 November, 2017, 8:16am UPDATED : Friday, 10 November, 2017, 10:29am COMMENTS: 19  Associated Press 9 Nov 2017 […]

Is China Marching Towards The Worst World War In History? British Historian Max Hastings Examines How The New Superpower Became Emboldened And Embittered — And How Its Leaders’ Desire For Global Domination May Lead To A Conflict With America

Is China Marching Towards The Worst World War In History?  British Historian Max Hastings Examines How The New Superpower Became Emboldened And Embittered — And How Its Leaders’ Desire For Global Domination May Lead To A Conflict With America   http://www.fortunascorner.com      As POTUS Trump engages in perhaps his most important foreign trip of […]

U.S. Nuclear-Capable B-2 Stealth Bomber Flies To Pacific Ahead Of POTUS Trump’s Visit To Asia

US nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bomber flies mission to Pacific ahead of Trump’s visit to Asia Japan Times Published time: 30 Oct, 2017 03:01 Edited time: 30 Oct, 2017 07:46 Get short URL B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber © Lance Cheung / Reuters AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook272Share to TwitterShare to RedditShare to StumbleUponShare to Google+Share […]

Is The U.S. Navy Weak? The Chinese Seem To Think So

Is the U.S. Navy Weak? The Chinese Seem to Think So. COMMENT FROM AN ASTUTE OBSERVER:  Not surprisingly, our competitors remain serious about analyzing US capabilities. In one respect, whether they are accurate or not is irrelevant in that their conclusions drive their policies, either deterring them from or emboldening them to action. To the […]

China’s Plan For The Arctic – And A Shipping Center To Rival Singapore

http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/ business/article/2046117/ chinas-plan-arctic-and- shipping-centre-rival- singapore CHINA’S PLAN FOR THE ARCTIC – AND A SHIPPING CENTRE TO RIVAL SINGAPORE Beijing may be playing it cool, but it sees its current role in the contested High North as just the tip of the iceberg BY RYAN KILPATRICK 15 NOV 2016 / UPDATED ON 16 NOV 2016 · Chinese expendition team […]

Arctic Link Reveals The Full Scope & Strategic Significance Of China’s Belt And Road Ambitions

Comment below is from one of my followers.  And, Beijing is also building an ‘unhackable’ encrypted communications in space.  RCP RC:   “The strategic significance of the Chinese One-Belt-One-Road concept is almost entirely ignored by the DoD/USG.  At the 19th CPC Congress last week, the Chinese formalized the incorporation of the Arctic region in their OBOR concept […]

Top Chinese Officials ‘Plotted To Overthrow Xi Jinping’

Top Chinese officials ‘plotted to overthrow Xi Jinping’ www.bbc.com View Original October 20th, 2017 China A top Chinese official has claimed several high-ranking members of the Communist Party had plotted to seize power from President Xi Jinping. These party members have since been arrested or jailed in a wide-reaching corruption crackdown launched by Mr Xi. […]

Xi Offers Bold Vision For PLA At 19th Party Congress

http://www.iiss.org/en/iiss%20voices/blogsections/iiss-voices-2017-adeb/october-1537/19th-party-congress-05b1 Xi offers bold vision for PLA at 19th Party Congress This week’s policy announcements by Xi Jinping are part of a concerted effort by China to shape the PLA into a world-class force. Encompassing a modernisation drive, a major force restructure and an anti-corruption programme, the reforms are as wide-ranging as they are bold, […]

Thoughts On Strategy For The Korean Peninsula

David Maxwell’s remarks last week at the Institute for Korean-American Studies (ICAS) conference on The Korean Peninsula Issues and United States National Security.  His contact info is at the bottom of this article.   http://www.icasinc.org/2017/2017f/2017fdsm.html Thoughts on Strategy for the Korean PeninsulaDavid S.Maxwell Georgetown University Let me just begin with a few framing remarks: We have successfully […]

After 4000 Years, China Eyes Truly Global Role

After 4000 Years, China Eyes Truly Global Role By Colin Clark, breakingdefense.com View Original October 18th, 2017 Xi Jinping WASHINGTON: The president of China, seeming to cast aside the better part of four millennia of Chinese tradition, declared today that he sees “a new historic juncture in China’s development,” one that clearly calls for his country to flex its global muscles and change […]