Category Taiwan

Aerial Photos’ Point To New Chinese Signals Hub’In The Heart Of The South China Sea

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2133678/aerial-photos-point-new-chinese-signals-hub-heart-south Aerial photos ‘point to new Chinese signals hub’ in the heart of the South China Sea Washington-based think tank says flurry of activity on Fiery Cross Reef suggests the artificial island is becoming a communications centre for Beijing to put its stamp on the area PUBLISHED : Saturday, 17 February, 2018, 9:33pm UPDATED : […]

The U.S. Faces An Innovator’s Dilemma In Its Relationship With China

The U.S. Faces an Innovator’s Dilemma in Its Relationship With China | RealClearDefense realcleardefense.com · by Norton A. Schwartz February 05, 2018 The new U.S. national security strategy refocuses America’s relationship with China, referencing “geopolitical competition between free and repressive visions of the world order.” Regaining the U.S. competitive edge with China dominates the U.S. national defense strategy, released in […]

U.S. Invites China To Take Part In Major Naval Exercise Despite Tensions At Sea

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2130626/us-invites-china-take-part-major-naval-exercise-despite-tensions?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180126&utm_campaign=scmp_today&aid=190131336&sc_src=email_2137139&sc_llid=53662&sc_lid=148709660&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email US invites China to take part in major naval exercise despite tensions at sea Last weekend Beijing said it had dispatched a warship to drive away a US missile destroyer which had “violated” its sovereignty in the South China Sea PUBLISHED : Thursday, 25 January, 2018, 11:37pm UPDATED : Thursday, 25 January, 2018, 11:36pm […]

As Trump Focuses On North Korea, China Pushes Into West Pacific

Excerpt: China is employing a “cabbage strategy” in which it gradually surrounds a disputed area with multiple layers of security, according to June Teufel Dreyer, a University of Miami political science professor and author of “Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun” — a 2016 book on China-Japan ties.   “To the extent Taiwan and […]

Make China Great Again: Communist Party Seeks To Seize ‘Historic’ Moment To Reshape World Order

Make China great again: Communist Party seeks to seize ‘historic’ moment to reshape world order High-profile comment piece urges country to rally around Xi and realise nation’s global aspirations PUBLISHED : Thursday, 18 January, 2018, 7:16am UPDATED : Thursday, 18 January, 2018, 8:19am COMMENTS: 73  Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com http://twitter.com/Nectar_Gan 1407SHARE 73‎ PrintEmail‎ RELATED TOPICS China’s Communist PartyXi Jinping Related Articles […]

The U.S. Navy Lowers Its Sights

Seth Cropsey is always worth reading.  RCP, fortunascorner.com   https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-u-s-navy-lowers-its-sights-1516234039 The U.S. Navy Lowers Its Sights Has Trump given up on expanding the size of the fleet? If so, there’s still time to reverse course. The future USS Gerald R. Ford at Newport News, Va., Apr. 8, 2017. PHOTO: MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS RIDGE LEONI/U.S. NAVY […]

Secretary Of Defense Mattis Set To Visit China In Spring

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2128153/us-defence-chief-jim-mattis-set-visit-china-spring?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180115&utm_campaign=scmp_china&emarsys=1&sc_src=email_2127414&sc_llid=12596&sc_lid=148428138&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE US defence chief Jim Mattis set to visit China in spring, Pentagon spokeswoman says Mattis likely to ask Beijing to step up efforts towards achieving a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue PUBLISHED : Sunday, 14 January, 2018, 11:31am UPDATED : Sunday, 14 January, 2018, 10:51pm 5  Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Chinese military […]

China’s Hybrid Warfare And Taiwan

Excerpts: A book entitled Unrestricted Warfare, written by two senior colonels of the PLA, caught much attention after its release in 1999. Nowadays, under the assistance of technology, there are new variations to this unrestricted warfare, which could be used together with the “three warfares” that China unveiled in 2003 to gain an advantage in […]

The Taiwan Strait After A Second Korean War

The Diplomat FEATURES Soldiers from Taiwan’s special forces move past colored smoke during a helicopter landing training and all-out defense demonstration in Taipei, Taiwan (Dec. 14, 2017). Image Credit: AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying The Taiwan Strait After a Second Korean War The end of the Kim regime would spell trouble for the Taiwan Strait. By Eric Chan […]

Beijing Vows To Tackle Violators Of UN Sanctions On North Korea After Report Of Regular Oil Deliveries At Sea

We’ll see…….. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2127044/beijing-vows-tackle-violators-un-sanctions-north-korea Beijing vows to tackle violators of UN sanctions on North Korea after report of regular oil deliveries at sea South Korean newspaper says Chinese-owned ships making regular transfers of fuel to North Korean vessels PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 January, 2018, 7:45pm UPDATED : Friday, 05 January, 2018, 8:00pm 4 Jan 2018 China […]