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Cadence Column: Asia, March 11, 2019


China doesn’t get the message, likely because China is too self-absorbed in its own culture. Detaining Canadians will provoke Canadians to support action against China to have the detained Canadians released—even supporting military action. When the US and China finally officiate their conflict, Canada may join the fray, all thanks to Beijing belligerence. The Western … Continue reading

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, and Russia: potentially a new strategic and economic bloc


Saudi Arabia has been one of the closest US ally for years but some recent tiffs have seemingly impaired the bilateral relations – particularly after US excessive regulations on nuclear technology transfer, apparently to protect the interests of its peerless partner, Israel. Riyadh does not have nuclear bombs and it is also a signatory to … Continue reading

US-India hybrid war against China-Pakistan


When it comes to economic breadth and technology innovation, the Unites States is clearly the winner. The incredible US historical credentials across all disciplines have allowed it to dominate the world. It is instilled in the Americans’ DNA that they are a nation, which is hard to match and impossible to beat. If there is … Continue reading

Pakistan and Nepal tell China win-win deals don’t come easy


After Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority Chairman said on Nov 12 Tuesday that they had “withdrawn its request to include the $14-billion Diamer-Bhasha Dam in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor framework”, “Nepal scrapped a $2.5 billion deal with China Gezhouba Group Corporation to build the country’s biggest hydropower plant” on Nov 13, China gained splendid … Continue reading

China is setting up military bases in Pakistan


China is set to expand its military capabilities across the globe, with new overseas bases in countries like Pakistan, as the world’s largest army seeks an increased role in defending China’s interests abroad, a report by the Pentagon has said. China spent $180bn on the People’s Liberation Army last year, according to the annual report … Continue reading

Chinese navy silently obtains access to important ports around the world


The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site: Chinese news site mil.news.sina.com.cn reports that the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) navy has been making great efforts to obtain access to ports abroad so that it may become a true blue water navy. Its most important recent achievement is the … Continue reading

China sells eight submarines to Pakistan following France’s sale of submarines to India


The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site: A report in huanqiu.com quoted a report in the Pakistani Tribune News Network that China and Pakistan concluded a contract this week with China to export eight conventional submarines, worth several billion US dollars, to Pakistan. Pakistan is reported to … Continue reading

China says its new aircraft engine is better than the Russian one it was copied from


The following is based on a translation of a report in Chinese media: Chinese website huanqiu.com says that, according to an unspecified report by the news website of Russian Military Industrial Complex, China announced at the Paris Airshow that it would develop a new turbofan engine to be installed in the FC-1/JF-17 light fighter jet … Continue reading

China’s new silk road could change global economics forever


Beginning with the marvellous tales of Marco Polo’s travels across Eurasia to China, the Silk Road has never ceased to entrance the world. Now, the ancient cities of Samarkand, Baku, Tashkent, and Bukhara are once again firing the world’s imagination. China is building the world’s greatest economic development and construction project ever undertaken: The New … Continue reading

India plays soft power game in China’s backyard


To those who wonder why Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, was in distant Mongolia this week trying his hand at archery, playing a traditional fiddle and receiving the gift of a racehorse called Kanthaka (after Buddha’s mount), the short answer is: China. Just as a resurgent China fears containment and encirclement by the US and … Continue reading

Pakistan commits 10,000 military to protect Chinese workers, as China seeks to build direct path to Indian Ocean


The following is based on a translation of a report in Chinese media: Pakistan is regarded as a violent, lawless and run-down place with great risk of infiltration by Islamic extremists. It is in economic difficulties as few are willing to take a risk by investing in it. However, according to quanzhan.com’s report on April … Continue reading

The Domino Theory: Asia’s growing China problem


Asia has a China problem. Beijing has just initiated its biggest cut in bank reserve requirements since 2008, a move that underscores just how worried it is about its economy. But the cut is also a stark wake-up call for neighbours that have gotten used to riding China’s boom. For years, China’s steady growth served as a welcome antidote … Continue reading

China builds nuclear reactors in earthquake-prone Pakistan, in defiance of international ban


China has decided to defy international norms and build new nuclear reactors in Pakistan. While the U.S. and Europe see stagnant growth for commercial nuclear power, the same is not true in Asia. China is not only building nuclear reactors at home, but it is exporting its technology abroad. Of particular concern is its construction … Continue reading

Pakistan is sort-of happy with Chinese aircraft, bought under pressure from China


US Defence Weekly website says in its report “Pakistan Re-equips Squadron With AEW&C Planes” that China delivered in late February the last of the four ZDK-03 Karakorum Eagle AEW&C planes ordered by Pakistan. The head of Pakistan’s Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafiq Butt, and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the ceremony on … Continue reading

Sri Lanka’s new president bids farewell to China’s dominance in Sri Lanka; thwarts China’s plans in Indian Ocean


Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa just conceded defeat to his one-time ally, Maithripala Sirisena, in an upset that will have an impact far beyond the teardrop-shaped island and its 20 million residents. Sri Lanka currently has a limited impact on global affairs, thanks in part to an economy crushed by years of civil war. Nevertheless, it … Continue reading

China seeks to expand free trade area to South Asia in quest to dominate all Asia


Geologically, the Himalayas are regarded as the boundary of South Asia. As China lies to the north of the Himalayas, it is certainly not a part of South Asia and it has never claimed that in history. However, a Reuter’s report says that China is very interested in having its status raised from “observer” in … Continue reading

China building two aircraft carriers before 2017, as part of plan to infiltrate Indian Ocean


The following is based on reports in Chinese media: China’s qianzhan.com quoted a Russian military industry news website as saying that in early October, the Chinese shipyard at Changxing Island installed radar, electronic system and weapons on the aircraft carrier it is making. The ship is scheduled to be launched before 2017, according to China’s … Continue reading

China to build 18 naval bases in Indian Ocean


The following is based on reports in Chinese media: Sri Lankan website Colombo Page quoted a namibian.com.na report that China planned to build 18 naval bases in areas of the Indian Ocean including Sri Lanka, where China has built Hambantota Port as its naval base. China also plans to build naval bases in Pakistan and … Continue reading

Mao: A Chinese madman’s legacy of enmity


India and China are both peace-loving nations. They do not like the use of force and have never had the ambition to conquer the world. According to well-known scholars, that is the reason why, unlike Egypt, Babylon and others, their old civilisations have been able to survive for thousands of years. Now, there is constant … Continue reading

China working hard to woo India; Russia sees chance for new cold war with America


Chinese President Xi Jinping is showing China’s goodwill in India, especially China’s desire to resolve its border dispute with India peacefully and maintain peace along the disputed border so the dispute can be solved. Russia wants a Russia-China-India alliance to counter the U.S. It seems that there is no way to form such an alliance … Continue reading

A Chinese blogger’s view: China is too sensitive about other countries’ actions


For many years, the Chinese government has been unstable about its diplomatic direction. A slight change from another country will make a huge difference about the attitude of the Chinese government toward that country. The same  slight action will also cause huge movement amongst the Chinese people and politicians. Thus, though many years have passed, … Continue reading

From his Pakistan hideout, Uighur leader vows revenge on China


Entrenched in secret mountain bases on Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, Uighur fighters are gearing up for retribution against China to avenge the deaths of comrades in Beijing’s crackdown on a separatist movement, their leader told Reuters. China, Pakistan’s only major ally in the region, has long urged Islamabad to weed out what it says are … Continue reading

China to subdue India by building up a strong Pakistan


Subduing your enemy by stratagem is the best; subduing by diplomacy is second best; subduing by battles in the field is the third alternative; subduing by attacking enemy cities is the last alternative.–The Art of War by Sun Tze Fighting and winning each and every battle is not the best of the best; subduing the … Continue reading

China’s latest discount product: drones


Want to buy a military-grade drone? That won’t be easy, unless you’ve got a good relationship with Beijing. A new market has emerged for inexpensive Chinese weapons, changing the regulatory calculus. The recent Paris air show highlighted the trouble with the burgeoning drone economy: While the technology is better than ever, there still aren’t many people … Continue reading

China to lend $580 million to Sri Lanka


China Development Bank Corporation (CDB) will lend $580 million to Sri Lanka to help carry out key infrastructure projects. The loan will bring CDB’s total lending to Sri Lanka to more than $1.4 billion. China‘s increasing influence in the island nation has stoked concerns in neighboring India. According to the document, $300 million of the loan … Continue reading

China confirms nuclear deal with Pakistan


China confirmed it will sell a new 1,000-megawatt nuclear reactor to Pakistan that the United States says would violate Beijing’s obligations under a nuclear supplier control group. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei was asked Monday about a report in the Free Beacon March 22 that first disclosed the secret agreement for the reactor reached last month in Beijing … Continue reading

India concerned by China’s management of Pakistan port


China’s role in operating a strategically important port in Pakistan is a matter of concern for India, its defence minister said on Wednesday, as New Delhi and Beijing jostle for influence in the region. Indian policy-makers have long been wary of a string of strategically located ports being built by Chinese companies in its neighbourhood, … Continue reading

A few questions to China from India


It was very welcome to read in China’s official news agency Xinhua (Jan. 11) some parts of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping’s letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The letter was carried by state Councillor Dai Bingguo who was in New Delhi to attend a BRICS meeting of Senior Representatives of National … Continue reading

United States, China, and India: Unintended consequences of great power politics


October 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Sino-Indian War. Communist China launched a surprise attack across the Himalayas to “teach India a lesson”, according to the Chinese Premier, Zhou Enlai.  After 32 days of fighting and embarrassing Indian defeats, the Chinese announced a unilateral ceasefire and withdrew behind the McMahon Line (the de-facto … Continue reading

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