‘Bully of Asia’ author warns vs faulty test kits, med supplies from China

Steven Mosher The Department of Health (DOH) may have been bullied by Beijing to recant its statement that new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test kits sent by China are only 40-percent accurate, but “Bully of Asia” author Steven Mosher has warned that medical supplies coming from China are “junk” and “will not heal” but “kill people.” Interviewed on Fox News on April 1, the US China expert said Communist China had been sending defective medical equipment to European countries battling the coronavirus. But the recipients have found out that that “the…

Mother Nature Is Trying To Reclaim China’s Man-Made Islands

Key point: The island bases’ uncertain future hasn’t deterred China from heaping additional capabilities on their potentially fragile infrastructure. China’s island outposts in the China Seas might have a major weakness. Since 2013 the Chinese government has dredged and mostly destroyed ecologically delicate reefs in disputed waters in order to build seven major military bases complete with ports, airstrips and radar and missile installations. The islands function as unsinkable aircraft carriers and help to cement Beijing’s claims on waters rich with fish and minerals, waters that neighboring countries also claim. “If…

China’s Outrage To America’s THAAD Deployment In South Korea Is Based On A Lie

Key point: The Trump administration will do well to avoid focusing narrowly on specific events and responding to them, and instead consider the larger regional “architecture” and prioritize shoring up America’s formal and informal alliances in the Indo-Pacific. Chinese opposition to South Korea’s deployment of the THAAD missile defense system is less about missiles than about an ongoing effort to weaken—and ideally demolish—the United States’ network of formal and informal alliances in Asia that has underpinned the regional order for the last seventy years. The THAAD controversy that heated up in…

#SpaceWatchGL Feature: Secure World Foundation’s Global Counterspace Capabilities Report – An Excerpt

Dr. Brian Weeden and Ms. Victoria Samson, Editors SpaceWatch.Global is proud to republish this excerpt from the 2020 edition of Secure World Foundation’s Global Counterspace Capabilities: An Open Source Assessment, edited by Dr. Brian Weeden and Ms. Victoria Samson. The space domain is undergoing a significant set of changes. A growing number of countries and commercial actors are getting involved in space, resulting in more innovation and benefits on Earth, but also more congestion and competition in space. From a security perspective, an increasing number of countries are looking to…

Time to Bring Back the Pocket Battleship

Last week, the 8500-ton cruise ship RCGS Resolute was harassed by a Venezuelan patrol boat while sailing in international waters off the island of La Tortuga in the Caribbean Sea. The Venezuelans ordered the Resolute to change course, fired on her, and then rammed the ship in an apparent attempt to force it into territorial waters. If those tactics sound familiar, it’s probably because the Venezuelans are following the Chinese game plan from the East and South China Seas. In fact, on the very same day, a Chinese fishing boat…

Five stories you may have missed this week amid COVID-19 coverage | News

The global coronavirus outbreak continued to dominate the news coverage this week as the total number of infections passed the million mark, while nearly 65,000 have been killed so far. As media outlets continue to track the chaos and crisis created by the pandemic, there were other newsworthy developments as well that were drowned in the wall-to-wall coverage.  More: We compile five non-COVID-19 stories you might have missed this week: Knife attack in France A man wielding a knife attacked residents of a town in southeastern France while they had…

DFA welcomes Chinese donations, medical experts on COVID-19

DFA welcomes Chinese donations, medical experts on COVID-19 MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. and Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III on Sunday morning welcomed a team of medical experts sent by the Chinese government to share best practices amid the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The team, comprised of 10 medical experts in the fields of infectious disease prevention and control, clinic treatment, and laboratory testing, is set to work closely with the Department of Health for 15 days and are set to…