Vietnam resolute in resolving South China sea dispute

Vietnam and China are two neighboring countries, which are continuing through diplomatic channels to resolve disputes in the East Sea to reduce tensions in relations between the two countries and in the region. As an active member in ASEAN, Vietnam wants ASEAN to play a role in ensuring a region of peace and stability, especially in the first six months of 2019, China has conducted activities what are contrary to the spirit of resolving disputes in the East Sea area. To improve and promote bilateral relations, Vietnam National Assembly Chairwoman…

America’s Gray-Zone Offensive Against Iran Could Turn Into War

Getting into a fight may not be wise, but some sort of military clash between the United States and Iran appears increasingly likely. The latest milestone on the route to war: a combined drone and missile strike on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil facility and Khurais oilfield. Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed credit for the September 14-15 attack, while Saudi officials contended that it came from the north—not from Yemen, in other words. Either way, Riyadh fingered Tehran for the assault, observing that the perpetrators carried it out using Iranian…

Silcox: MARTA could adopt some of Tokyo’s mass transit policies | News

A local state legislator recently returned from a business trip to Japan, where she brought back some ideas that could help expand and/or improve the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). District 52 State Rep. Deb Silcox, R-Sandy Springs, along with District 115 State Rep. Bruce Williamson, R-Monroe, visited the cities of Tokyo, Hiroshima and Kyoto Sept. 7 through 14 on an economic development journey paid for by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. “It was amazing,” Silcox, who represents parts of Buckhead and Sandy Springs, said of her…

New Photos Point To Chinese Bomber Being Able To Carry Huge Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles

Last year, state-owned China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) showed off a new short-range ballistic missile specifically for the anti-ship role, known as the CM-401, at the biennial Zhuhai Airshow, as well. All told, it could turn out that the H-6N may eventually be able to use its large, semi-recessed mounting arrangement to carry a number of different air-launched ballistic weapons, and potentially future hypersonic weapons, in the coming years.  The bomber’s ability to carry over-sized payloads may ensure it remains a useful tool in the PLAAF arsenal even…

Battleship Battle for the South China Sea: China vs. the Ultimate Warship in 2026

You May Also Like: 5 Best Submarines of All Time, 5 Best Aircraft Carriers of All Time, 5 Best Battleships of All Time and Worst Submarine of All Time.  Imagine This: It’s July 2026, and the United States and China are on the brink of war in the South China Sea. Despite years of negotiations and what amounts to a ‘frozen conflict’ on the water, China, the Philippines and Vietnam are more deadlocked than ever before when it comes to various claims and counterclaims in this hotly contested sea. Tensions…

US, China must find ‘settling point’: Wong

Australia and Indonesia must push the United States and China to find an end to their trade war and build an international system that isn’t about choosing between them, Penny Wong says. The Labor frontbencher will use a speech in Jakarta to urge the US to find a “settling point” in its trade war with China, to end the uncertainty for smaller nations. “Over the next decades neither the United States nor China will be able to exert undisputed primacy. They must be prepared to live with each other as…

Penny Wong says Australia must not be a spectator in US-China contest

“It is legitimate that these concerns are aired and addressed. Such behaviour is not consistent with the region we want.” Senator Wong will also be critical of aspects of the Trump administration’s foreign policy.  She will say the US withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership, the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Iran nuclear deal – and the imposition of quotas and tariffs on US allies – “indicates a rejection, at least in part, of the rules and norms to which we have become accustomed”. What is needed, Senator…