Category China

The End Of Europe’s Chinese Dream

The End of Europe’s Chinese Dream | by Mark Leonard – Project Syndicate · by Mark Leonard · May 26, 2020 The COVID-19 crisis has pushed Europeans’ strategic thinking about China – already shifting because of three developments – past the tipping point. After years of pursuing closer bilateral economic ties, Europeans suddenly realize that they have […]

Washington Looks To Five Eyes To Build Anti-China Coalition

Washington looks to Five Eyes to build anti-China coalition Financial Times · by Katrina Manson · June 3, 2020 When the US looked for allies to issue an international rebuke to Beijing’s decision to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong, it did not turn to the G7 but instead to English-speaking members of an intelligence alliance dating back to […]

Viruses: Biological Versus Computer

Viruses: Biological versus computer There are remarkable similarities between how the two kinds of viruses behave, and how they are fought · by More by Mark Webb-Johnson · June 3, 2020 During this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, those of us working with computer viruses continue to be amazed at the similarities between the techniques used by […]

Philippines Suspends Abrogation Of Defense Pact With U.S.

Philippines suspends abrogation of defense pact with US The Washington Post · by Jim Gomez | AP MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has suspended his decision to terminate a key defense pact with the United States, at least temporarily avoiding a major blow to one of America’s oldest alliances in Asia. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. […]

Beijing Flexes Its Muscles – And Washington Better Get Ready

Beijing Flexes Its Muscles – And Washington Better Get Ready | RealClearDefense · by Bradley Bowman and Craig Singleton Eager to consolidate and extend its authoritarian control, Beijing brushed aside its international obligations last week and advanced plans to crush dissent in Hong Kong. Following the nearly unanimous approval of Beijing’s rubber-stamp faux-parliament, a standing committee will now draft the law that […]

The Lancet: Most Comprehensive Study To Date Provides Evidence On Optimal Physical Distancing, Face Masks, And Eye Protection To Prevent Spread Of The Wuhan Flu

News Release 1-Jun-2020 The Lancet: Most comprehensive study to date provides evidence on optimal physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent spread ofthe Wuhan Flu First review of all available evidence including 172 observational studies looking at how physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection affect the spread of COVID-19, SARS, and MERS in […]

USS Mustin Guided Missile Destroyer Conducts Freedom-Of-Navigation Ops In South China Sea

USS Mustin The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation in the South China Sea this week, challenging claims by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam over access to the waters near the Paracel Islands. Here’s a look at USS Mustin (DDG-89) on recent deployments and training exercises. Pictured: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin transits the Philippine Sea, March […]

Don’t Bring A Knife To A Gunfight With China

Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight with China · June 2, 2020 Even after two frustrating decades of counterinsurgency campaigns, some American military thinkers want more of the same. Their argument typically goes something like this: high-intensity warfare with China or Russia is impossible because of the persistence of nuclear weapons.[1] Instead, our adversaries […]

Russia And China (And Iran) Target U.S. Protests On Social Media

Russia and China (And Iran) target US protests on social media Politico · by Mark Scott · June 1, 2020 Russia and China are flooding social media with content targeting the ongoing unrest and violence in the United States, according to an analysis of recent Twitter posts by POLITICO. Since May 30, government officials, state-backed media outlets and […]

Pompeo Says U.S. Considers Welcoming Hong Kong People, Entrepreneurs

Pompeo says U.S. considers welcoming Hong Kong people, entrepreneurs Reuters · by Humeyra Pamuk, David Brunnstrom3 Min Read · June 1, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is considering the option of welcoming people from Hong Kong in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony, U.S. Secretary of State Mike […]