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CIA Analyst: Beijing Poses A Greater Threat Than Russia

The naivete and clueless Obama White House has left a terrible strategic mess.  While the Obama administration concentrated on global climate change and sold its soul to Tehran for a nuclear deal — China and Russia were concentrating on geographic change.  And both China and Russia took full advantage of the weakness of the U.S. […]

China’s Strategy In Asia Is Simple: Kick America Out

Excerpts:   Six Concerns Complicating Accommodation   Behavior: China is a republic but not a democracy, and its government’s behavior toward its own citizens and toward foreigners and neighboring states, including Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, reminds Americans that bilateral relations cannot yet be normal and cooperation cannot yet be close.   Collision: The […]

Sounding The Warning: DoD Report Examines The Growing Security Challenge From China

Sounding The Warning: DoD Report Examines The Growing Security Challenge From China heritage.org · by Dean Cheng Report Defense June 21, 2017 4 min read Download Report Dean Cheng Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center Dean brings knowledge of China’s military and space capabilities as a research fellow on Chinese political and security affairs. Summary The annual Department of Defense […]

Xi Jinping’s Marco Polo Strategy: By Joseph S. Nye

Xi Jinping’s Marco Polo Strategy project-syndicate.org · by Joseph S. Nye · June 12, 2017 CAMBRIDGE – Last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a heavily orchestrated “Belt and Road” forum in Beijing. The two-day event attracted 29 heads of state, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and 1,200 delegates from over 100 countries. Xi called China’s Belt and […]

How Big A Threat Is Extremism In Southeast Asia?

How Big A Threat Is Extremism In Southeast Asia? By Ashley Westerman, www.npr.org View Original June 11th, 2017 A recent string of violent episodes in Southeast Asian countries sheds some light on the challenges facing this region as it grapples with extremism. In Indonesia last month, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a Jakarta bus station. […]

Pentagon: China Militarizing Disputed Islands In Bid To Control Asian Seas

Pentagon: China Militarizing Disputed Islands In Bid To Control Asian Seas Latest report on Chinese military outlines Beijing’s use of information warfare short of armed conflict Share Tweet Email A Chinese carrier group in the South China Sea / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertz June 7, 2017 5:00 am China is militarizing disputed […]

SECDEF Mattis Criticizes China For Creation Of Artificial Islands; Outrages Beijing With Explicit Commitment To Defend Taiwan

     As I have written before, while the Obama White House and Democrats obsessed over climate change, gun control, closing Guantanamo, refusing to call out militant Islam and preach ‘strategic patience,’ — our adversaries focused on geographic change, and hard power politics.  Want to know who ‘won’ that debate? RCP, fortunascorner.com http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2096784/beijing-criticised-altering-status-quo-east-and-south?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=edm&utm_content=20170604&utm_campaign=scmp_today Beijing Criticised […]

U.S. War Ship Nears Chinese Island In First Navigation Challenge Under Trump

U.S. War Ship Nears Chinese Island In First Navigation Challenge Under Trump: report By Max Greenwood, thehill.com View Original May 24th, 2017 A United States Navy war ship neared an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday in the first U.S. freedom of navigation operation under the Trump administration, the Wall Street Journal reported. […]

Chinese Cyber-Spies Target Asian Neighbors

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/tech/chinese-cyber-spies-target-asian-neighbors-1092?utm_source=Join+the+Community+Subscribers&utm_campaign=bda0940b6a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02cbee778d-bda0940b6a-122500693 EXPERT COMMENTARY Chinese Cyber-Spies Target Asian Neighbors MAY 21, 2017 | JOHN HULTQUIST The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. SUBSCRIBE NOW JOHN HULTQUIST MANAGER OF ANALYSIS, FIREEYE It has been three years since the Obama Administration publically indicted five Chinese military officials for hacking U.S. companies, a move that prompted negotiations to […]

Chinese Defense Adviser Says Djibouti Naval Facility Is A Much-Needed ‘Military Base’

Chinese Defense Adviser Says Djibouti Naval Facility Is A Much-Needed ‘Military Base’ By Minnie Chan, www.scmp.com View Original May 13th, 2017 An influential Chinese defence adviser explicitly called the navy installation China is establishing in the East African country of Djibouti a “military base” and said China will need more facilities like it to protect the nation’s […]