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Does China Pose Existential Threat to Taiwan?

Does China Pose Existential Threat to Taiwan?

Beijing continues to anger its neighbors as it builds militarized artificial islands in the contested South China Sea — a region China lays virtually all claim to. And despite an international court denying these claims and a recurring shows of force by the United States to uphold freedom of navigation in the area, Beijing continues […]

Pelosi Visits Dalai Lama

Pelosi Visits Dalai Lama

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi traveled to India with a bi-partisan delegation to visit the spiritual leader The Dalai Lama and to shed light on the alleged human rights abuse of Tibetans. “As we visit His Holiness the Dalai Lama, our bipartisan delegation comes in his spirit of faith and peace. We come on this […]

Has North Korea Gone too Far?

Has North Korea Gone too Far?

North Korean hackers are known for having a track record of such hits as crashing Sony Pictures’ computers and stealing millions from the central bank of Bangladesh. But a recent wave of malware attacks also delivered a rough hit to the player who seems to be giving the secluded nation the ability to hack: China. […]

China Installs Rocket Launchers on South China Sea

China Installs Rocket Launchers on South China Sea

Beijing continues to inflame tensions with its neighbors along the South China Sea after installing rocket launchers along the Fiery Cross Reef, according to state-run newspaper Defense Times. The publication reports China installed Norinco CS/AR-1 55mm anti-frogman rocket launcher defense systems to protect itself against military combat divers from Vietnam, a neighbor that also lays claims […]

The Philippines Looks to Ease Tensions Over South China Sea

The Philippines Looks to Ease Tensions Over South China Sea

After struggling with crippling relations tied to the South China Sea issue, the Philippines may be looking to back off on Beijing. The country’s acting Foreign Minister Enrique Manalo says the territorial issue will be raised during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila from Wednesday to Saturday, and carry on over into […]

China Turning on North Korea

China Turning on North Korea

Beijing may be at a turning point when it comes to North Korea’s nuclear and militaristic ambitions, several analysts say. Historically, the nation has been the sole ally and economic backer to the most isolated state on the planet. But things may be changing. “One thing we’re seeing is a tactical adjustment on Beijing’s part […]

China Threatens to Back Unprecedented Sanctions on North Korea

China Threatens to Back Unprecedented Sanctions on North Korea

In a rare move, the Chinese government is openly warning its ally North Korea to halt its testing of nuclear bombs and missiles or face retaliation from the United States under the command of President Donald Trump. An article in China’s state-run People’s Daily Newspaper read, “Not only [is] Washington brimming with confidence and arrogance […]

China Investing in U.S. AI with Military Implications

China Investing in U.S. AI with Military Implications

Chinese firms owned by the government and its leaders have been investing billions of dollars in United States startups producing products that could have military implications such as artificial intelligence for defense robots, a recent New York Times article reports. A CB Insights blog post reported that China pumped $9.9 billion into Silicon Valley firms […]

Why the U.S. Can’t Rely on China to turn on North Korea

Why the U.S. Can’t Rely on China to turn on North Korea

Ever since the 1990s, the United States has seen leaders come and go who have tried to bring an end to North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. Today, the U.S., and the rest of the world for that matter, are not much closer. After multiple nuclear weapons tests and long-range missile launches that have more than raised […]

U.S. Refuses to Recognize China’s Air Defense Zone

U.S. Refuses to Recognize China’s Air Defense Zone

The Pentagon has refused to acknowledge China’s proclaimed Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea after Beijing warned a U.S. B-1 bomber it had been flying there illegally this week. Washington maintained it would continue its operations in the region. China claimed that area in 2013, a statement the U.S. and Japan […]

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