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Chinese jets intercept US aircraft over East China Sea, US says


Two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 jets have conducted an “unprofessional” intercept of a US aircraft, the US military said. One of the Chinese jets came as close as 150ft (45m) to the US WC-135 plane and flew upside down above it, according to US officials cited by CNN. The US says the plane was on a … Continue reading

China have fished their waters dry, so now raiding other nations’ seas


The growth of China’s middle class over the past 15 years or so has driven up demand for all sorts of luxury goods in the country. For example, there’s been a growing interest in high-quality seafood—which comes at a most inopportune time. Efforts to boost China’s marine economy in recent decades, including offshore drilling and … Continue reading

China flies nuclear-capable bomber in South China Sea after Trump Taiwan call


China flew a long-range nuclear-capable bomber outside China for the first time since President-elect Donald Trump spoke with the president of Taiwan, two US officials told Fox News. The dramatic show of force was meant to send a message to the new administration, according to the officials. It marks the second time Beijing flew bombers … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, August 8, 2016


China, China, China. That’s what we see in headlines and it’s what we see in the Pacific. Japan objects to 230 Chinese vessels swarming disputed islands. Chinese jets swarm over its man-made islands. And none of the actions of China come accidentally. CNBC reports a closed and undisclosed meeting of top Communist Party officials. Beijing … Continue reading

Philippines rules out talks with China over international tribunal ruling


Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte assured US lawmakers Wednesday that he has no plans to negotiate with China over their territorial dispute in the South China Sea even as former President Fidel Ramos said he will meet with the President over the weekend to discuss his role as presidential troubleshooter for talks with Beijing. Connecticut Senator … Continue reading

China plans massive sea lab 10,000 feet underwater in South China Sea


China is speeding up efforts to design and build a manned deep-sea platform to help it hunt for minerals in the South China Sea, one that may also serve a military purpose in the disputed waters. Such an oceanic “space station” would be located as much as 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) below the surface, according … Continue reading

Cadence of Conflict: Asia, June 6, 2016


This week we see a new classroom game called “China Says”. China wants everyone to say that the South Sea is theirs. Manila wants Japan to say that Pacific nations should say otherwise. China says that no one else should say otherwise. The US says that China should be careful about what it says and … Continue reading

China threatens to impose air defence identification zone in South China Sea


China is preparing an air defence identification zone (ADIZ) in the South China Sea, two years after it announced a similar one in the East China Sea, according to sources close to the People’s Liberation Army and a defence report. But one source said the timing of any declaration would ­depend on security conditions in … Continue reading

Japan’s master plan to destroy the Chinese navy in battle


It seems that Japan is developing plans to craft its own Anti-Access/Area-Denial (A2/AD) strategy—or what one former Japanese official describes as “maritime supremacy and air superiority”—against the Chinese Navy. The plan itself, detailed by Reuters, makes a tremendous amount of good sense: “Tokyo is responding by stringing a line of anti-ship, anti-aircraft missile batteries along … Continue reading

Japan signs off biggest ever defence budget as tensions rise with China over Senkaku Islands


Tokyo approves 5.05tn yen on defence spending to counter growing Chinese influence in the region. Japan has approved its biggest ever defence budget, as it attempts to counter an increasingly assertive China and push through an unpopular move to relocate a US military base on Okinawa. The cabinet on Thursday approved plans to spend 5.05tn … Continue reading

China conducts training of H-6K bombers 1,000 km outside first island chain


The following is based on a translation of a report in Chinese media: Beijing Morning Post says in its report that Shen Jinke, spokesman of the Chinese air force, announced the news that China’s H-6K bombers and various types of fighter/bombers and early warning aircraft conducted training more than 1,000 km outside the first island … Continue reading

China and Japan report fighter jet confrontations in East China Sea ADIZ


The following is based in part on a translation of a report in Chinese Media: China’s PLA Daily says in a report on China’s East Sea Fleet, “A foreign fighter jet entered China’s East China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ). “A fighter jet of a certain Chinese east air division took off urgently, flew … Continue reading

US navy will challenge Chinese territorial claims in South China Sea


The US navy is preparing to send a surface ship inside the 12-nautical-mile territorial limit China claims for its man-made island chain, an action that could take place within days but awaits final approval from the Obama administration, according to military officials who spoke to Navy Times. Plans to send a warship through the contested space … Continue reading

Nerves on edge as Chinese authorities probe market mayhem


The head of hedge fund manager Man Group Plc’s (EMG.L) China business has been taken into custody to help authorities in a probe into recent market volatility, Bloomberg reported on Monday, while separately a local financial reporter confessed on national TV to having spread false information that caused “panic and disorder”. Both are likely to … Continue reading

Japan-China relations boosted by Abe’s WWII statement and self-defence bill


By reiterating Japan’s “unshakable” apology for World War II and legalising the necessary enhancements to operate its Self-Defence Forces like a normal national armed force of a state, Shinzo Abe (Prime Minister 2006-7, 2012-present) has done a meritorious job to consummate Japan’s statehood, thus enabling the Japan-China relation to move on to another stage of … Continue reading

This is what could start a war between India and China


While everyone’s anxiously watching and analysing the events unravelling in the South China Sea, there’s another resource conflict involving China that also deserves attention. In the Himalayas, China and India are competing for valuable hydropower and water resources on the Yarlung Tsangpo–Brahmaputra River. The dispute offers some important lessons for regional cooperation (on more than … Continue reading

Cadence of Conflict: Asia, June 15, 2015


Tension and thought. China plans to dispatch drones to watch disputed islands in the Pacific. The US is set to introduce a new war ship. Oliver Stone says viewing China’s activity as dangerous is dangerous. A co-founder of Qunar (Chinese travel agency giant) says it’s never been a better time to start a company in … Continue reading

Cadence of Conflict: Asia, May 18, 2015


It all happened in a week. Man-made land isn’t sovereign land says UN. 12 nautical miles is “sovereign”. US Navy to park inside 12 miles of China’s man-made islets in the making; a volatile military standoff is inevitable. A US invitation to Beijing for annual Navy practice must also invite Taiwan! Beijing rebukes. Taiwan’s controlling, … Continue reading

U.S. proposes military challenge to China over South China Sea claims


The U.S. military is considering using aircraft and Navy ships to directly contest Chinese territorial claims to a chain of rapidly expanding artificial islands, U.S. officials said, in a move that would raise the stakes in a regional showdown over who controls disputed waters in the South China Sea. Defence Secretary Ash Carter has asked … Continue reading

China changes its strategy towards Japan: unrelenting pressure has produced far greater costs than benefits for China


Over the past several months a gradual but significant shift has taken place in China’s policy toward Japan. The change is a result of Beijing’s recognition that its unrelenting pressure on Tokyo since the Japanese Government purchased several of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands from a private owner in September 2012 has produced far greater costs than … Continue reading

U.S. wary of possible China island fortresses in South China Sea


U.S. Secretary of Defence Ash Carter said the U.S. was concerned by China’s land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea and by the possibility that construction there has a military dimension. Speaking to reporters after meeting Japanese Defence Minister Gen Nakatani on Wednesday, Mr. Carter said the U.S. prioritises stability in the Asia-Pacific and … Continue reading

Japanese fighter jets have to scramble daily to ward off Chinese incursions


Fighter pilot Jun Fukuda sits edgily on the couch in his flight suit, waiting for the call that sends him sprinting to his jet. On any given day, he will chase and warn off Chinese military planes nearing Japanese airspace. The 35-year-old motorbike enthusiast and soon-to-be father is a captain in the fighter squadron based … Continue reading

China threatens restricted flight zone over entire South China Sea, giving them the right to shoot down unauthorised planes


A recent U.S. suggestion for Japanese patrols in the South China Sea has elicited a sharp rebuttal by the Chinese government and reignited Chinese media discussion of a South China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ). An ADIZ would require all air traffic to obtain China’s permission before flying over the South China Sea, or … Continue reading

Japan’s master plan to defeat China in a war


In recent years, significant attention has been paid to the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). China’s defense budget, which has increased ten fold in the last twenty five years, has funded the construction of a modern, ocean-going navy. This includes the recently fielded aircraft carrier, Liaoning, as well as fleets of destroyers, frigates, corvettes, replenishment … Continue reading

The real winner of the Ukraine crisis could be China


The crisis in Ukraine has plunged U.S.-Russian relations to their lowest point since the Cold War. Crimea is now Russian territory. Although prisoners of war have been exchanged and both sides have agreed to pull back heavy weapons, the accord signed on Feb. 12 in Minsk, Belarus, has failed so far to stop the fighting in … Continue reading

US to base four warships in Singapore as China flexes military muscles


Four US warships designed to fight in coastal areas similar to south-east Asian waters will operate out of Singapore by 2018, a senior US Navy official said Tuesday, further underscoring Washington’s military tilt to Asia. The “rotational deployment” of the vessels, called littoral combat ships (LCS), comes as China continues to flex its muscles in … Continue reading

China’s grand military parade ‘meant to deter Japan and corrupt officials’


Hong Kong’s SCMP says in its report “Xi Jinping‘s first grand military parade ‘meant to deter Japan and corrupt officials’” today that China will hold a huge military parade in Beijing later this year, probably on September 3, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. China’s last such parade in … Continue reading

Confirmed: China is building a military base near Japan


New satellite images have largely confirmed earlier reports that China is building a military base near the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands that Japan also claims and administers. Last week IHS Jane’s reported that satellite images from October 2014 show that China is building a heliport with 10 landing pads and wind turbines on Nanji Island, which is … Continue reading

How to deal with Chinese assertiveness: it’s time to impose costs


China’s reemergence as a wealthy and powerful nation is a fact. In recent decades its rise has been unprecedented, moving from the tenth-largest economy in 1990, to the sixth-largest economy in 2001, to the second-largest economy in 2010. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), China now surpasses the United States in terms of purchasing … Continue reading

Here’s China’s latest tactic in its attempts at taking a disputed island chain from Japan


China has seemingly shifted gears in a bid to bring the disputed Senkaku Islands under its control, Hiroyuki Akita reports for the Nikkei Asian Review. The Senkaku Islands are an uninhabited island chain administered by Japan in the East China Sea. Despite the islands’ lack of a human population, it is believed that vast undersea … Continue reading

Japan caves to China on Senkaku Island dispute


In order to secure a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe agreed to a significant concession in Tokyo’s ongoing dispute with China over the Senkaku Islands, according to Japanese media outlets. As Shannon noted earlier today on China Power, Japanese officials now expect there to be a brief meeting between Chinese … Continue reading

China’s Dangerous Game


China‘s intensifying efforts to redraw maritime borders have its neighbours, and the U.S., fearing war. But does the aggression reflect a government growing in power – or one facing a crisis of legitimacy? In the tranquil harbours that dot the coastline of Palawan, a sword-shaped island in the western Philippines, the ferry boats are crowded … Continue reading

China’s neighbours are going on a military shopping spree – in Japan


It’s no secret that China’s rise as an economic power has been miraculous. Over the past few decades, hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of poverty, BMWs have replaced many bicycles on the streets of Beijing, and China’s is now the second-largest economy in the world. This economic explosion has in turn boosted … Continue reading

China plans nuclear submarines near US coast, miltary bases in South China Sea


The following is based on translations from Chinese media: So far there has been no news about Chinese nuclear submarine cruising near the US. There has been official confirmation from China that a Chinese nuclear submarine operated in the Indian Ocean for a short period of time. US nuclear submarine commander Benjamin Person (transliteration from … Continue reading

China sends warships to escort oil rig to waters claimed by Japan near Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands


The following is a translation from Chinese media: China’s qianzhan.com says in its report today that China’s Kaixuan-1 oil rig is on its way to the area near the disputed Diaoyu Islands (known as Senkakus in Japan), accompanied by quite a few Chinese warships. Chinese people are excited at the news. They are happy that … Continue reading

Japan and India pledge to strengthen ties as China rises


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged an upgrade of economic and security ties with India, saying Japan would double investment and expand defense cooperation amid concerns about China’s growing influence in the region. Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at a summit meeting in Tokyo yesterday agreed to elevate ties to a special strategic and … Continue reading

China planes ‘violated Taiwanese airspace’


Two Chinese military aircraft violated Taiwan’s airspace on Monday, officials said, causing Taiwan to scramble jets. Taiwan said Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol planes entered the island’s ADIZ (air defence identification zone) in both the morning and the afternoon. Taiwan scrambled planes which “followed them closely to make sure they left”, an air force spokesman said. … Continue reading

Chinese jet’s aggressive intercept of US jet in international waters


A Chinese fighter came perilously close to a US military patrol plane over international waters east of China’s Hainan Island, the Pentagon has said. Spokesman John Kirby said that the US had protested to the Chinese military over the mid-air intercept, calling the fighter pilot’s actions “unsafe and unprofessional”. He said that the Chinese aircraft … Continue reading

China to build lighthouses on five South China Sea islands, in defiance of U.S. call to stop provocations


China plans to build lighthouses on five islands in the South China Sea, state media reported on Thursday, in defiance of calls from the United States and the Philippines for a freeze on such activity to ease tension over rival claims. At least two of the islands upon which China said it will put up … Continue reading

China’s war games don’t bother Japan but disrupt civilian air traffic


China is holding some of its most extensive military exercises this week off its eastern seaboard, and although rival Japan is unperturbed, they are causing massive disruptions in civilian air traffic in Shanghai and other cities. Live-fire drills will be held for the next five days off China’s coast in the East China Sea opposite … Continue reading

India, Japan and U.S. conduct naval drills; seen as a signal to China


Traffic at the Maritime Self-Defence Force base at Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, is typically dominated by Japanese and U.S. warships, but in July it saw an unusual variety of vessel. An Indian frigate and destroyer docked en route to joint exercises in the Western Pacific. The INS Shivalik and INS Ranvijay’s appearance at the port near … Continue reading

China’s young military leaders are destroying China


China is on the verge of destroying a geopolitical miracle. In 1980, its economy was less than one-tenth that of the United States. In 30 years, China rose to become No. 2 in the world, without disrupting the world order. Suddenly, with little warning, three decades of careful management of its external challenges have been … Continue reading

Stop spreading hatred between Chinese and Japanese people!


I described the prospects of a thaw in Sino-Japanese relations in a previous post due to Japanese Prime Minister’s verbal message to Chinese President Xi Jinping expressing his hope for a summit meeting with Xi in Beijing in the period of the APEC meeting. I regard it as a very good piece of news though … Continue reading

Australia joins Japan, Vietnam, Philippines in opposing China


Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines have been forming an alliance against China, as China has been moving to annex other countries’ territories in the South and East China Seas. Relations between Vietnam and China have become particularly hostile since China deployed an oil rig in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). (See “China’s neighbours react to … Continue reading

China’s South China Sea strategy: Win the perception battle by changing facts


With the United States once again preoccupied with events in the Middle East China has made another strategic adjustment to its claims in the South China Sea. It seems clear by now that Beijing has found a new way to bolster its position in what Stratfor analyst Robert D. Kaplan has dubbed Asia’s Cauldron. China’s … Continue reading

China is committed to making territorial disputes worse


A leading Chinese analyst says political leaders in Beijing are committed to a strategy that will cause territorial disputes to get worse. His comments are significant because Chinese officials have repeatedly absolved themselves from responsibility for dangerous territorial disputes that have flared with Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam and India. China has blamed the United States … Continue reading

China denounces Japan’s protest over military jets close brush


China said on Thursday that Japan‘s accusations of Chinese fighter jets flying “abnormally close” to Japanese military aircraft over the East China Sea were aimed at deceiving the international community. Japan protested after Chinese warplanes flew “abnormally close” to Japanese military aircraft over the East China Sea on Wednesday. China’s Defence Ministry said Japan’s repeated … Continue reading

Are China and Russia moving toward a formal alliance?


During Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China last week, China and Russia signed a huge natural gas deal that is worth about $400 billion. The natural gas deal is a win-win for China and Russia, as China secures a long-term (30 years) provision of natural gas from Russia and Russia can reduce its dependence on the … Continue reading

Japan aims to rearrange region’s power balance by confronting China; hopes to offer military aid to Vietnam


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid out an assertive foreign policy agenda, saying he hoped to accelerate maritime aid to Vietnam amid its territorial standoff with China and host Vladimir Putin this year despite the Russian president’s isolation from the West. Beijing‘s “unilateral drilling activities” for oil in waters claimed also by Hanoi have led … Continue reading

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, May 26


Prelude To Conflict China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently… Taiwan, Vietnam in discussions over protecting investors …Taiwan-Vietnam relations continue to change and develop, either toward friendship or separation. Either direction will increase the likelihood … Continue reading

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