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China Denies Plans to Build Monitoring Station

China Denies Plans to Build Monitoring Station

Beijing has denied reports that it is preparing to construct an environmental monitoring station on disputed waters in the South China Sea claimed by Manila. The initial report by the state-run Hianan Daily quoted Sansha mayor Xiao Jie as saying China would start preparatory operations for various monitoring stations on numerous islands including the Scarborough […]

Japan Sends Largest Warship into South China Sea

Japan Sends Largest Warship into South China Sea

The Izumo helicopter carrier, Japan’s largest warship, is set to navigate the disputed South China Sea in a move that has been dubbed the largest show of naval force the region has seen since the end of World War II. According to three sources familiar with the matter, who spoke with Reuters on condition of […]

Chinese Rage Over South Korean Missile THAAD

Chinese Rage Over South Korean Missile THAAD

In the midst of North Korean aggression and provocation, South Korea has deployed its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system. More than 1,300 miles away, citizens of one country are shaking their fists: China. People all over the country have organized protests and even boycotts of products manufactured by South Korean companies […]

China Ready to Destroy South Korean Missile System: Former PLA General

China Ready to Destroy South Korean Missile System: Former PLA General

Following South Korea’s deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, one retired People’s Liberation Army (PLA) general says the Chinese military was preparing to mobilize its own defense system even before South Korean leadership confirmed the battery’s deployment. Wang Hongguang says China can compromise THAAD by hampering with its radar system […]

Trump Strategist: “We’re going to war in the South China Sea”

Trump Strategist: “We’re going to war in the South China Sea”

It’s no doubt that United States President Donald Trump has been vehemently critical of China’s economic and militaristic policies. But is the commander-in-chief ready to rain American fire power in the East? One man in his inner circle seems to think so. Or at least he did. Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist and former […]

Tillerson to China: Island Building Stops Here

Tillerson to China: Island Building Stops Here

For years, China has been enraging its neighbors by building and militarizing artificial islands across disputed waters. Now, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state says it’s time for the U.S. to draw a hard line. “We’re going to have to send China a clear signal that first, the island-building stops and second, your […]

China Sends First Aircraft Carrier into the Western Pacific

China Sends First Aircraft Carrier into the Western Pacific

Amid rising tensions with Taiwan, China appears to be mobilizing further. Recently, Beijing deployed its first aircraft carrier into the Western Pacific, according to the United States NAVY. “A Chinese navy formation, including the aircraft carrier Liaoning, headed towards the West Pacific on Saturday for scheduled blue-water training,” said navy spokesperson Liang Yang as quoted […]

China’s People’s Liberation Army Reveals New Weapons on State Television

China’s People’s Liberation Army Reveals New Weapons on State Television

In this tension-filled period following an international tribunal hearing in the Hague, which ruled that China has no rightful claim to almost all of the South China Sea, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) unveiled a series of weapons for air and sea combat during a visit by prominent officers. It is uncharacteristic and rare for […]

China Gets Hit with a 522% Tax Increase on Steel Imports to U.S.

China Gets Hit with a 522% Tax Increase on Steel Imports to U.S.

As accusations against China for its “unfair trading practices” are increasingly making a presence in U.S. political discourse (especially in this election year), the United States has raised its import duties tax on Chinese steelmakers by an astronomical 522%. The fivefold tax increase applies specifically to Chinese-made cold-rolled flat steel, the material used in car […]

US Admiral Takes Tough Stance on China

US Admiral Takes Tough Stance on China

China continues to claim most of the disputed South China Sea, where it has built several artificial islands including some with military capabilities. One man is not too happy about that move. He happens to be in charge of US military operations in the Asia-Pacific region. Meet Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., the US military […]

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