US Intel report reveals a mysterious Chinese stealth bomber project

China made history as the only nation other than the US to ever field a stealth fighter jet, and a new report on China’s military power from the Defense Intelligence Agency just revealed yet another batch of stealth combat aircraft projects. China “is developing new medium- and long-range stealth bombers to strike regional and global targets,” the report reads. “Stealth technology continues to play a key role in the development of these new bombers, which probably will reach initial operational capability no sooner than 2025,” it continued. Today, China holds…

US intelligence report reveals another mysterious Chinese stealth bomber project, Business Insider

caption Unofficial concept art for a Chinese stealth bomber. source Chinese social media A new report on China’s military power from the Defense Intelligence Agency just revealed yet another Chinese stealth bomber project. China is known to be working on a long-range stealth bomber that’s most likely a match to the US’s B-2 Spirit bomber, but the intelligence report suggested a new fighter/bomber. The fighter/bomber concept makes a lot of sense for China in the Pacific, where a war with the US or Japan is a rising possibility to prepare…

China’s dominance in shipping | WorkBoat

It was old news that China had been investing heavily in Africa, even before President Xi Jinping, announced last fall that the country would invest another $60 billion in Africa in the next three years. China has been quietly buying up infrastructure — factories, power plants, even roads — around the world for some time, so Xi’s announcement last week that China will establish its first wholly-owned port in the Americas, Chancay Terminal in Peru, is merely a confirmation of China’s ambitions. What China hasn’t trumpeted is its hegemony throughout…

Navy SEALs shift to prepare for great power fight with Russia, China

Having spent 17 years conducting counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations in the deserts and mountains of the Middle East, the Naval Special Warfare community is shifting its focus to threats from China, Russia and aspiring adversaries. Navy operations planners are including Navy SEALs in all aspects of planning and training, such as war games, exercises and tabletop scenarios, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran told reporters Jan. 16 at the Surface Navy Association’s annual conference. The shift began in 2013 when Rear Adm. Brian Losey, then-commander of Naval Special…

Air Force sends two B-52 bombers over East China Sea

Jan. 31 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force flew two B-52 bombers over the East China Sea and Sea of Japan in what it described as a “routine training” amid trade tensions with China. Two nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress aircraft departed Andersen Air Force Base on the U.S. territory of Guam on Monday, U.S. Pacific Air Force spokeswoman Capt. Victoria Hight Aircraft told the Japan Times. Spots, a Twitter account tracking movements of military aircraft, showed that the exercise took the bombers over the East China Sea and Sea of Japan…

Migrants land in Sicily as ship crew faces uncertain fate

A charity ship carrying 47 rescued migrants docked in the Sicilian port of Catania Thursday, where the crew feared legal action as Italy’s far-right interior minister tries to stop new arrivals. The Dutch-flagged Sea Watch 3, which had been waiting off the coast of Sicily with people it pulled to safety in the Mediterranean on January 19, was finally given permission to anchor in Catania after six other countries agreed to take them in. The exhausted migrants, including 15 minors, cheered and hugged the crew as the ship sailed into…

Next stop Myanmar in China-Japan rivalry as frontier market opens doors to yuan and yen payments

Myanmar has officially permitted the use of the Chinese and Japanese currencies in cross-border payments, as the Asian giants vie for dominance in one of the region’s last frontier markets. The directive means that the yuan and yen join the euro, the greenback and the Singaporean dollar as designated currencies for settling international trade in Myanmar, where the central bank is desperate for foreign investment after years of economic sanctions and financial mismanagement. China, which shares a 2,200km (1,360-mile) border with Myanmar, has been keen to draw its southern neighbour…

World War 3: Chinese preparing for conflict over South China Sea with US warns James Inhof | World | News

The Republican Congressman made the comments during a Tuesday committee hearing on security threats to the US. China claims ownership of the oil-rich South China Sea. This claim is contested by the US and several of the country’s neighbours. According to US military newspaper Navy Times Mr Inhofe commented: “It’s like China is preparing for World War 3. “You’re talking to our allies over there and you wonder whose side they’re going to be on.” China has been fortifying and building bases on islands and artificial reefs in the contested…

Hanjin shipyard bankruptcy poses dilemma for Duterte

CASTILLEJOS, Philippines — In the good times, when the giant Hanjin shipyard in Subic Bay was humming with orders, workers would gather in the nearby Hanjin village housing project to sing and drink into the night. The celebrations took place twice a month on pay day, the fifth and the 20th. But this month, says Arnel Casta, a shipyard worker laid off in what is believed to be the Philippines biggest ever corporate default, “it has been quiet.” Casta, 51, is one of the 7,000 workers let go in December…

The White House’s map showing Taiwan and China as separate countries rattled some nerves from behind China’s Great Firewall

Christian Edwards, provided by Published 2:12 am EST, Thursday, January 31, 2019 The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images A White House map that showed Taiwan as a separate country from China is likely to draw as sharp a rebuke from mainland social media hawks even as it excited pro-independence supporters in Taipei. At a White House press conference on Monday dealing with the current crisis in Venezuela, viewers in Asia quickly homed in on a background map that highlighted China but displayed Taiwan as a separate country. China claims Taiwan as…