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Chinese Figher Jets Carried Out ‘Unsafe’ Intercept in East China Sea, U.S. Claims

Chinese Figher Jets Carried Out ‘Unsafe’ Intercept in East China Sea, U.S. Claims

While most of the headlines recently have been about the rising tensions between nations in the South China Sea (all who claim a set of islands and lagoons in the region), an incident between the United States and China has occurred in the other China Sea – the East China Sea, that is. The U.S. […]

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 […]

Chinese Fighter Jets Intercept US Plane: Is Beijing Provoking War?

Chinese Fighter Jets Intercept US Plane: Is Beijing Provoking War?

Two Chinese fighter jets got dangerously close to a US surveillance aircraft over the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, according to the Pentagon. Defense Department spokesperson Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza told NBC News on Wednesday that two J-11 Shenyang fighter jets came within 50 feet of a Navy EP-3 Orion aircraft. The latest incident […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Philippines-U.S. Military Alliance Could Shift Tensions in South China Sea

New Philippines-U.S. Military Alliance Could Shift Tensions in South China Sea

China currently stands as the lone power-head in the disputed region of the South China Sea. China, along with the surrounding weaker countries (including the Philippines) all lay claim to a set of islands, coral reefs, and lagoons sprawled in waters rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves. However, a promising new military […]

Laying Out the Rising Tensions Between Nations in the South China Sea

Laying Out the Rising Tensions Between Nations in the South China Sea

Tensions the South China Sea have not only remained a constant, but despite no recent urgent actions, those tensions keep on rising and rising and rising. China recently built artificial islands (which contain air-strips and radar stations), which has U.S. patrols challenging China’s arrogant claims. Because of this, concerns that the pressures regarding the highly-desirable […]

US War Ships to Test Chinese South Sea Sovereignty a Third Time

US War Ships to Test Chinese South Sea Sovereignty a Third Time

US Naval forces are planning to lead another contingent nearby the heavily disputed islands in the South China Sea early this month, a source acquainted with the arrangement said on Friday. This will be the third such effort which have drawn sharp rebukes from China. It was not immediately clear about the exact timing of […]

US and Chinese Presidents to Discuss North Korea Nuclear Crisis

US and Chinese Presidents to Discuss North Korea Nuclear Crisis

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will discuss how to handle North Korea, while on the sidelines of next week’s nuclear security summit in Washington, D.C., according to China’s Foreign Ministry. It would be the first time both leaders get so speak face-to-face following North Korea’s recent nuclear test and missile launches, […]

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