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Xi Offers Bold Vision For PLA At 19th Party Congress 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, […]

The Confession Of The Commander Of China’s Aircraft Carrier Liaoning [[ [Machine translation from the French] The confession of the commander of aircraft carrier Liaoning [[ BY HENRI KENHMANN  14 OCTOBER 2017 · · · “I am waiting for you on board our aircraft carrier …”, it is with this simple sentence that Rear Admiral LIU Zhe (刘 喆), commander of aircraft carrier Liaoning , closed a television broadcast aired in […]

If North Korea Attacks Guam, U.S. May Push For NATO Mutual Defense

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page. My guess is that Amb. Hutchinson meant a NATO-like mutual defense pact Asian version.  RCP David Maxwell’s Comments:  Does Ambassador Hutchinson envision deploying the Supreme Commander of NATO and his forces to […]

Chuck Hagel: Lessons In Ken Burns’ Vietnam War Documentary Apply Today

Chuck Hagel: Lessons in Ken Burns’ Vietnam War documentary apply today · by Joseph Morton / World-Herald Bureau WASHINGTON — Americans can find lessons that apply today in filmmaker Ken Burns’ new project “The Vietnam War,” former Defense Secretary and Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel said after seeing much of it. “We’re at a point in our […]

The Rise Of China’s ‘Blue Water’ Navy: Will The Pacific Turn Red?

The Rise Of China’s ‘Blue Water’ Navy: Will The Pacific Turn Red? By Guest Contributor – September 5, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter The rise of China as a maritime power was further enhanced by the news that China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier will be transferred from the dry dock of the Dalian shipyard, and […]

How China Plans To Win A War In The South China Sea

How China Plans To Win A War In The South China Sea By James Holmes August 27, 2017 U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Shannon Renfroe Last year China’s defense minister, General Chang Wanquan, implored the nation to ready itself for a “people’s war at sea.” The purpose of such a campaign? To “safeguard sovereignty” after an adverse ruling from […]

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 · 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 · 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 […]