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America’s South China Sea operation a sign of support to Philippines


The move of the US Navy to sail near Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands shows Washington’s support for the Philippines‘ claims over the South China Sea. US officials earlier confirmed that guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey sailed within six nautical miles of Mischief Reef, one of China‘s artificial islands in the disputed waters. Beijing has … Continue reading

Chinese paper calls Trump ‘as ignorant as a child’ after Taiwan comment


President-elect Trump is talking about Taiwan again — and China is not pleased. In an interview broadcast Sunday on Fox News, Trump said the United States was not bound by the “One China” policy, the decades-old diplomatic understanding that underpins ties between Washington and Beijing. “I don’t know why we have to be bound by … Continue reading

U.S. says it is open to patrols with Philippines in waters disputed with China


The United States is open to the possibility of joint naval patrols with the Philippines in the South China Sea, a U.S. diplomat said Wednesday, stressing it would continue to exercise “freedom of navigation” in the disputed waters. China claims most of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion of world trade … Continue reading

China’s DF-21D missiles ‘can to kill an entire aircraft carrier battle group’


The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site: War.163.com says in its report that according to the 82nd issue of the The Observer magazine, a certain DF-21D brigade has recently conducted an unprecedented live ammunition drill of a volley of dozens DF-21D missiles. The DF-21D reportedly can to … 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

China now has more submarines than the U.S., and are expanding global operations


China now has a larger submarine fleet than that of the United States, U.S. Vice Admiral Joseph Mulloy told lawmakers on Wednesday. Testifying before a congressional committee on Wednesday, Vice Admiral Mulloy, the deputy chief of naval operations for capabilities and resources, told the House Armed Services Committee’s seapower subcommittee that China is building “some … 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 thinks it can defeat America in battle


First the bad news: The People’s Republic of China now believes it can successfully prevent the United States from intervening in the event of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan or some other military assault by Beijing. Now the good news: China is wrong — and for one major reason. It apparently disregards the decisive power … Continue reading

Hong Kong: Wartime bomb forces mass evacuations


Authorities in Hong Kong ordered 2,260 people to temporarily relocate as bomb disposal teams spent the better of portion of Friday removing a live World War II bomb from a construction site in the city. A police spokesperson told AFP that the one-ton bomb was the largest such ordnance found in Hong Kong. Technicians spent 15 hours … Continue reading

China developing drone fleet against U.S.


This is an interesting report from ‘World Bulletin’ which is both scary and yet comforting. Without getting too political, whether China wishes to provide evidence of military superiority in order to bluff the Western powers, or to be a real adversary in case of an outbreak of war [Heaven forbid], it seems to me to … Continue reading

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