China & N. Korea ‘to boost military ties & provide security in Asia-Pacific’ amid tensions with US — RT World News

China and North Korea will boost military cooperation and work together to assure security in the Asia Pacific, a high-ranking Chinese commander has said. Both Beijing and Pyongyang view US activities in the region as a threat. Days after North Korea made headlines with fresh missile tests, a delegation from Pyongyang has met with Chinese officials in Beijing. It was headed by a high-ranking military official, Kim Su-gil, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army. Quoted by the media after the meeting, the Chinese general who…

South China Sea tensions resurface ahead of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s Beijing trip

Chinese warships spotted in waters south of the Philippines have brought maritime tensions to the surface again just weeks before an expected trip to China by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. At least five Chinese naval ships made an unannounced passage through the Sibutu Strait in July and August, according to Manila. The strait is considered an international sea route but because there was no prior notification of the trips and the ships turned off their automatic identification systems to avoid radar detection, they amounted to “deception”, the Philippine armed forces…

South China Sea tensions escalate amid Vietnam survey ship protest – South China Morning Post

South China Sea tensions escalate amid Vietnam survey ship protest  South China Morning Post Decoding Australia’s Strange Silence Over China’s Transgressions in the South China Sea  The Diplomat South China Sea bombshell: Philippines in crisis over presence of fleet of warships  Express.co.uk Washington Sleeps While China Makes Waves in South China Sea  Geopoliticalmonitor.com Philippines Protests China’s Flotilla Of Militia Ships In South China Sea  International Business Times View full coverage on Google News Source link

Kashmir issue: China treading dangerously

By invoking United Nations Security Council resolutions on Kashmir, China is treading dangerously in not only its bilateral relations with India but also on a host of issues such as Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, South China Sea and others. It appears that saner voices are getting drowned in Beijing. Soon after the Indian Parliament revoked the special status of Jammu & Kashmir under Article 370 and carved the state into the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, China’s foreign ministry spokeswoman made a caustic comment on the reorganisation.…

Generational clash emerges among U.S. experts in China policy debate

SAN DIEGO — An emerging generation of China policy experts is advocating a much sharper tone and approach toward Beijing, in contrast with a number of veteran China hands whose careers were shaped by the promise and tradition of engagement. The evolving debate over China strategy is taking place amid a generational shift, and the diverging views were on vivid display during a forum here this past week sponsored by the University of California at San Diego. “A more competitive United States would be a stabilizing force,” said Ely Ratner,…

China denies US accusations of South China Sea missile tests, East Asia News & Top Stories

BEIJING (REUTERS) – China’s Defence Ministry on Friday (July 5) denied US accusations that the Chinese military had recently carried out missile tests in the disputed South China Sea, saying instead that they had held routine drills that involved the firing of live ammunition. The Pentagon said on Tuesday the missile launch was “disturbing” and contrary to Chinese pledges that it would not militarise the strategic waterway. A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Friday that according to initial information, China appeared to have tested multiple anti-ship…

De Lima to Duterte: Stop Chinese plan on 3 PH isles

Sen. Leila de Lima. (File photo from the Philippine Daily Inquirer) MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Leila de Lima on Saturday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to cancel agreements with Chinese investors’ to turn three strategic islands in the Philippines into economic and tourism zones. De Lima, a staunch critic of the President, filed Senate Resolution No. 93, seeking the cancellation of the planned development on Fuga Island in Cagayan province and Grande and Chiquita Islands in Subic Bay, Zambales province. Last April, the Philippines secured $12.16 billion worth of investments as…

The Dangerous New US Consensus on China and the Future of US-China Relations

The trade war and technological competition with China are symptomatic of a much larger issue: a dangerous gridlock in US-China relations that may become permanent, with dire consequences not just for the two countries’ economies but also for the global economy and quite possibly East Asia’s and international security. Martin Wolf, Financial Times columnist, is right to conclude: “Across-the-board rivalry with China is becoming an organising principle of US economic, foreign and security policies.” The fact that this conflict has occurred at a time of trade, investment, and security disputes…

Vanguard Bank Tensions Show That China Remains Undeterred

Overlapping claims in the South China Sea: Vietnam’s EEZ in blue, China’s nine-dash line in red (file) By The Lowy Interpreter 2019-08-16 13:43:19 [By Trinh Le] For weeks, Chinese and Vietnamese coastguard vessels have been involved in a confrontation after the Chinese survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8 entered waters near the Vietnam-controlled Vanguard Bank on 3 July. The incident has upset both Hanoi’s leadership and the Vietnamese public, and led the U.S. to criticise Beijing for “bullying behavior” in the area. The ship briefly left the region to resupply, only…