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Taiwan President Sends Naval Warship to Defend Island in South China Sea

Taiwan President Sends Naval Warship to Defend Island in South China Sea

In the wake of yesterday’s international tribunal ruling at the Hague over territorial disputes in the South China Sea, countries in the region are speaking up and taking action to protect their claims. The Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled in favor of the Philippines in the case brought by the island nation against Asian powerhouse […]

South China Sea Ruling Is In: Philippines Win, China Loses

South China Sea Ruling Is In: Philippines Win, China Loses

The contentious situation in the South China Sea reached a turning point Tuesday when the long-awaited and much-publicized international tribunal hearing at the Hague came back with its ruling. The Permanent Court of Arbitration backed the Philippines, who brought the case forward, overwhelmingly ruling against Chinese claims to rights in the South China Sea. Nations […]

As South China Sea Ruling Nears, China Ramps Up Propaganda

As South China Sea Ruling Nears, China Ramps Up Propaganda

There are just days before the world hears the ruling by an international tribunal on the Philippine’s case against power-nation China over the hot-button issue of the South China Sea. China, in the past, has made blatant – and often belligerent –  statements saying it does not care about the results of the hearing and […]

China Increases Economic Ties With UK in Aftermath of Brexit

China Increases Economic Ties With UK in Aftermath of Brexit

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union last week has left things, well, complicated – not only domestically, but for the world as a whole. On the global front, the Brexit result will profoundly affect the United Kingdom’s relations with foreign nations, including economic partnerships and affairs. In fact, the shifting of attitudes has already […]

China Prepares Air Defense Identification Zone in South China Sea, Sources Say

China Prepares Air Defense Identification Zone in South China Sea, Sources Say

Conflict in the South China Sea continues to rise as China prepares an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the region, sources close to the People’s Liberation Army say. Some of you – definitely including myself – may be wondering “what the heck is an air defense identification zone??”  Well, here it is: ADIZ is […]

Obama Lifts Embargo on Vietnam Arms, Sparks Fury from China

Obama Lifts Embargo on Vietnam Arms, Sparks Fury from China

President Obama made a high-profile trip this week, visiting Vietnam for the first time. During his visit, he announced that the U.S. will be lifting a long-standing embargo on lethal arms sales in the country. The president’s announcement Monday sparked fury from another communist nation, China. In fact, China warned Obama Tuesday “not to start […]

China Continues to Pressure Taiwan as New President Assumes Office Tomorrow

China Continues to Pressure Taiwan as New President Assumes Office Tomorrow

Taiwan’s momentous shift in governance will occur tomorrow when pro-independence President-elect Tsai Ing-wen and her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will take over office. However, mainland China will not let this happen without a fight – this time, in the form of mounting pressure on Tsai to acknowledge the “One-China” policy before assuming office. Tsai won […]

Bi-Annual U.S.-China Talks Likely to be Overshadowed by South China Sea Ruling

Bi-Annual U.S.-China Talks Likely to be Overshadowed by South China Sea Ruling

One of the most crucial meetings in international relations will take place this June: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, along with U.S. Treasury Chief Jack Lew, and other top officials will meet with State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Vice-Premier Wang Yang in Beijing for the Sino-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (SED). The SED, which […]

China’s Military Goes Global, Establishes First Base in Africa

China’s Military Goes Global, Establishes First Base in Africa

China is set to introduce “a few thousand” troops and other military personnel at its first permanent military installation abroad. The base will be stationed on the strategic Horn of Africa. The location is also the site America’s own sprawling African military base camp in Djibouti, a 4,500 member base responsible for counter-terrorism operations in […]

The Falling Economy and Failing Economical Management of China

The Falling Economy and Failing Economical Management of China

Questions are rising everywhere as the world is witnessing the second largest economy falling to the verge of wrecking and China still stays quiet and passive on the matter. This descend is not only causing trouble to the populace of the country alone, but also a worldwide economical stir is evident. The silent take of the […]

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