Category Taiwan

Beijing Flexes Its Muscles – And Washington Better Get Ready

Beijing Flexes Its Muscles – And Washington Better Get Ready | RealClearDefense realcleardefense.com · 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 […]

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. https://www.nationalreview.com/photos/uss-mustin-navy-guided-missile-destroyer/#slide-1 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 thestrategybridge.org · 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 […]

Why Taiwan Needs Nuclear Weapons

Why Taiwan Needs Nuclear Weapons The National Interest · by Michael Rubin · May 31, 2020 Chinese President Xi Jinping is on the warpath. He has abrogated the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration which guaranteed Hong Kong’s special status more than a quarter-century early. He has precipitated the worst military crisis with India since the 1962 Sino-India War. His repression and incarceration of the Uighur […]

Win Without Fighting: China Waging A Maritime Insurgency – Could Beat U.S. Without Firing A Shot

Win Without Fighting The United States is devoting significant energy to preparing for great power war, but China is waging a maritime insurgency—and could win without firing a shot. By Hunter Stires June 2020 Proceedings Vol. 146/6/1,408 usni.org · June 1, 2020 The prioritization of China as the Department of Defense’s pacing threat and the renewed […]

Is China’s Move Against Hong Kong — Czeckoslovakia 1968 All Over Again? In Addition To A Free Trade Agreement With Taiwan, It Is Time For A NATO-Like U.S./Pacific Defense Alliance — To Deter And Stand Firm Against Further Chinese Aggression. 

Is China’s Move Against Hong Kong — Czeckoslovakia 1968 All Over Again? In Addition To A Free Trade Agreement With Taiwan, It Is Time For A NATO-Like U.S./Pacific Defense Alliance — To Deter And Stand Firm Against Further Chinese Aggression.    www.fortunascorner.com    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) posted a May 27, 2020 […]

Beyond Hong Kong, An Emboldened Xi Jinping Pushes The Boundaries

Beyond Hong Kong, an Emboldened Xi Jinping Pushes the Boundaries China’s leader has taken bold steps on issues where he’s often faced international pushback https://www.wsj.com/articles/beyond-hong-kong-an-emboldened-xi-jinping-pushes-the-boundaries-11590774190 By Jeremy Page and Chun Han Wong Updated May 29, 2020 6:29 pm ET BEIJING—Less than four months ago, Xi Jinping faced the biggest crisis of his leadership, as it […]

Xi Jinping To Chinese Military: ‘It Is Necessary To Prepare For War’

Xi Jinping to Chinese Military: ‘It Is Necessary to Prepare for War’ 77 Kevin Frayer/Getty Images John Hayward 28 May 2020394 4:32 In an address to Chinese military officers at the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress (NPC), Communist China’s rubber-stamp legislature, dictator Xi Jinping said it was important to “step up preparations for armed […]

China’s Largest Base Has Replicas Of Taiwan’s Presidential Building, Eiffel Tower

China’s Largest Base Has Replicas Of Taiwan’s Presidential Building, Eiffel Tower thedrive.com · by Joseph Trevithick · May 27, 2020 Chinese State Media/Chinese Internet SHARE China has made massive investments in modernizing its military over the better part of the past three decades and has established new and improved research and development and training bases to support those efforts. The People’s […]

Last Chance For U.S. To Counter China’s Rise

Last chance for US to counter China’s rise China has leveraged the Covid-19 crisis to assert its power across Asia while traditional US allies feel increasingly left in the lurch asiatimes.com · by Grant Newsham · May 27, 2020 When you’ve got a house full of sick people you don’t usually go out looking for a fight. But […]