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Cadence Column: Asia, March 4, 2019


Buffoons became naysayers this week, arguing that tit-for-tat military drill concessions would be the path to peace and that progress without finality in Hanoi surmounted to failure. Trump knows exactly what he is doing. Progress without “too much too fast”, passing up the invitation to stop in China while visiting Kim Jong-Un in Vietnam, replacing … Continue reading

Kim Jong-un’s through-China self-armored train trip to Vietnam is a breakthrough


The California-based ‘The Drive – War Zone’ has this description of Kim Jong-un’s armored train: “…These trains also pack critical communications gear, spaces for a small army of heavily armed guards, as well plenty of room for support staff and the VVIP’s aids. Cargo cars can carry armored vehicles and other outsized loads … “… … Continue reading

Cadence of Conflict: Asia, June 29, 2015


China’s economy is tanking if you look at sales reports, or, no, wait, it’s going up if you ask the Chinese. China is also losing the in the battle for Vietnam’s alliance: Moscow is now buddy-buddy with Hanoi. Taiwan’s internal politics are all over the map with a presidential election schedule running near-parallel to the … Continue reading

Chinese oil rig leaves disputed waters near Vietnam


A Chinese oil rig has left disputed waters near the Paracel islands in the South China Sea, a month earlier than scheduled, and more than two months after its deployment to waters also claimed by Vietnam. China claims to have found signs of oil and gas, the official Chinese Xinhua news agency said. Vietnam’s coastguard … Continue reading

China’s aggression could see formation of a powerful anti-China alliance


The China–Vietnam confrontation in the South China Sea continues to roil Asia. Gun battles have yet to erupt in the disputed Paracel Island maritime zone where, in early May, China deployed a very large oil exploration and drilling ship. In lieu of anti-ship missiles and fighter-bombers, the antagonists are using media, political and legal-judicial weapons. … Continue reading

China takes dispute with Vietnam to UN


China took its dispute with Vietnam over its deployment of an oil rig in contested waters to the United Nations on Monday, accusing Hanoi of infringing on its sovereignty and illegally disrupting a Chinese company’s drilling operation. China’s deputy ambassador Wang Min sent a “position paper” on the rig’s operation in the South China Sea … Continue reading

Vietnam boat sinks after collision with Chinese vessel in South China Sea


A Vietnamese boat has sunk after it collided with a Chinese vessel near a controversial oil rig in the South China Sea, amid tensions between the two nations. Both countries are blaming the other for the incident. Vietnam‘s coast guard said the boat was encircled by 40 Chinese vessels before it was rammed, reports said. … Continue reading

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, May 19


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… Amid tensions in S. China Sea, US hosts China army chief Schriver urges US to stay out of 2016 Taiwan polls …Sideways way of saying the US will … Continue reading

China tells Vietnam it wants peace in South China Sea


Chinese President Xi Jinping told his visiting Vietnamese counterpart on Wednesday that maintaining peace and stability in the contested South China Sea was vital for both countries, who should remember their traditional friendship. Beijing‘s assertion of sovereignty over a vast stretch of the South China Sea has set it directly against Vietnam and the Philippines, … Continue reading

Vietnam accuses China of firing on fishing boat


Vietnam has accused a Chinese vessel of firing on a Vietnamese fishing boat in the disputed South China Sea and setting its cabin alight, exposing tensions in the region over rival claims to the gas-rich waters. The government described the incident as “very serious” and lodged a formal complaint with the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi. … Continue reading

Vietnam and US boost defence ties


The third Vietnam-US Defence Policy Dialogue at deputy ministerial level took place in Hanoi last week. During the meeting, the two sides focused on ideas and information about issues related to defence cooperation and bilateral ties between Vietnam and the US and exchanged information about security matters in the Asia-Pacific region and the world. The … Continue reading

China declares Vietnam’s claim over islands “illegal and invalid”


China said it summoned Vietnam‘s ambassador Thursday and strongly protested a law adopted by the Vietnamese parliament that places the disputed Spratly and Paracel islands under Hanoi‘s sovereignty. China and Vietnam, as well as other neighbouring nations, are locked in long-standing territorial disputes over the South China Sea, including the mineral-rich Spratly and Paracel islands. … Continue reading

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