China’s Robot Submarines Could Be the Ultimate Underwater Spy

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. China as part of its Oct. 1, 2019 national anniversary celebration revealed a new class of large robotic submarine. The unmanned underwater vehicle apparently is in the same class as UUVs that the United States and the United Kingdom also are developing — and could help the Chinese fleet to match the U.S. and U.K. fleets in undersea warfare. At least…

Vietnam Reasserts South China Sea Claims Amid Chinese Ship Onslaught

Amid renewed tensions with China in the South China Sea, Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry asserted the country’s claim to the disputed Vanguard Bank Thursday, saying there should be no dispute at all over the westernmost reef in the resource-rich Spratly Islands. During a press conference, ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang invoked international law to remind the global community that Vietnam claims the area. “Vietnam considers that all activities on the East Sea [the Vietnamese name for the South China Sea] must abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law…

EDITORIAL: China’s sinister anniversary parade

Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) on Tuesday held a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Redolent of Cold War-era mass parades, a tightly choreographed procession of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s latest hardware — including tanks, intercontinental ballistic missiles and deep-sea drones — rumbled through Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, followed by rank after rank of goose-stepping soldiers in immaculately pressed uniforms and a float with a gigantic portrait of China’s dear leader. The man himself, accompanied by generals, surveyed the proceedings…

Hunter Biden’s China adventure is a problem for Joe Biden

President Trump’s phone conversation with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine is deeply problematic. But Joe Biden’s decision to allow his son, Hunter, to travel with him on a 2013 trip to China is a problem for the former vice president. As NBC News reports, Hunter joined his father’s official visit while seeking Chinese investment for a new equity fund he was forming. While NBC says there are no indications Hunter met with Chinese government officials during the visit, it notes that Hunter attended some formal events with his father. NBC…

‘Region on the brink’: Map exposes China’s ‘menacing’ true mission in South China Sea

President Putin may have become the unwitting meat in a South China Sea sandwich. His cash-strapped oil company is drilling there for Vietnam. But Beijing’s getting pushy. Chinese Coast Guard vessels have been harassing the Russian-owned oil rig near Vanguard Bank, part of the South China Sea just off the coast of Vietnam. READ MORE:• Tensions flare over ‘hit and run’ in South China Sea• Chinese navy sent to confront USS Chancellorsville in South China Sea• US island invasion: Marines demonstrate rapid raid as South China Sea tensions rise• Philippines…

How China Finally ‘Woke’ America

In these times of near civil war, Americans agree on almost nothing. Yet sometime in 2019, almost all of America finally got “woke” on China. For years, our leaders had yawned about Silk Road neo-imperialism in Africa and Asia, and gross abuses of human rights against Chinese religious minorities and political dissidents. Almost every assumption Washington made, both by Democratic and Republican administrations, was logically flawed at best. And at worst, these calculations were a weird mix of conservative commercial greed, liberal political correctness, and shared screwball naivete. American trade…

Chinese ships reveal truth about Xi’s mission

President Putin may have become the unwitting meat in a South China Sea sandwich. His cash-strapped oil company is drilling there for Vietnam. But Beijing’s getting pushy. Chinese Coast Guard vessels have been harassing the Russian-owned oil rig near Vanguard Bank, part of the South China Sea just off the coast of Vietnam. It’s been there since June. It’s been contracted by Seoul. Now it could be the first significant test of the “bromance” between President Putin and Chairman Xi. Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has warned the United…

Vietnam demands China withdraw her oil exploration ship

Haiyang Dizhi 8, China’s seismic survey ship. Image via South China Morning Post Vietnam demanded that China withdraw an oil exploration ship that has expanded its operation to another area of Vietnam’s continental shelf in the disputed South China Sea. Foreign affairs ministry spokeswoman Le Hang said: “According to Vietnamese authorities, the group of ships has expanded their operation range within Vietnam’s EEZ and continental shelf.” The seismic survey ship, Haiyang Dizhi 8, first entered Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on July 3. It stayed in the southern area of the…