Why China Is Unlikely to Dominate the Globe

(Naohiko Hatta/Pool via Reuters) “While the United States offers a conception of universal human rights and democracy—and while the Soviet Union offered the idea of achieving global communism—China lacks a universalist narrative or imperial mission.” After a century of American predominance on the global scene, claims that China will supplant the United States and become the world’s leading superpower are becoming far more common, such as have been articulated by Senator Mitt Romney. While this claim can be disputed, it cannot be denied that we are witnessing, as historian Niall…

The 2 Chinas of Deng and Xi

The 2 Chinas of Deng and Xi China is not a superpower, nor will she ever seek to be one. What is a supewpower? A superpower is an imperialist country which everywhere subjects other countries to its aggression,  interference, control, subversion or plunder and strives for world hegemony. If capitalism is restored in a big socialist country, it will inevitably become a superpower. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution which has been carried out in China in recent years, and the campaign criticizing Lin Piao and Confucius now underway throughout…

Arif Wazir – The Defender Of Pashtun Rights Assassinated; Amnesty Demands Investigation

In the latest incident in the ongoing dispute over the control of the South China Sea (SCS), two United States airforce B-1 Lancer bombers conducted a 32- hour round-trip sortie over the SCS. Chinese Military Base In The Pacific Near Australia Could Be A Nightmare For The US & Allies The latest move by the US follows the earlier naval destroyer, USS Barry, sailing through waters near the Chinese claimed Islands in the Sout China Sea challenging China’s claim to the area. Using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse, the…

Minister for Defence – HMAS Parramatta completes South and South East Asia deployment

Department of Defence SENATOR THE HON LINDA REYNOLDS CSC Minister for Defence Senator for Western Australia HMAS PARRAMATTA COMPLETES SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST ASIA DEPLOYMENT Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Parramatta has returned to Australia after completing a three-month deployment, which included South and South East Asia. In late February and early March, prior to COVID-19 restrictions, HMAS Parramatta visited Phuket, Thailand and Colombo, Sri Lanka. In April, Parramatta also exercised with the United States Navy USS America Expeditionary Strike Group in the South China Sea during the deployment.…

Human Security amid Thucydides Trap in a Post Covid-19 World

It is generally known that the modern world has a great interest in the East Asia region, were some of the greatest super powers in terms of economy, strength, population, and military capabilities, are focused.  For instance, Japan is a technological and economic giant, and at the same time it is a close ally to the United States since the end of World War II. It may not be a nuclear power, but no analyst can seriously underestimate the ability of the country’s Self-Defense Forces. Across the Chinese Sea, lies…

South China Sea warning: Beijing vows to arrest ‘illegal’ Vietnam and Philippines fishers | World | News

The three-and-a-half-month ban has meant that China has demanded foreign fishing vessels to refrain from any activities in or around the Paracel Islands and Scarborough Shoal. In previous years, both Vietnam and the Philippines have rejected China’s enforcement of a fishing ban over the area. China has previously abstained from arresting any fishermen from Vietnam and the Philippines, but have arrested Chinese fishing vessels for violating the ban. This year, the China Coast Guard (CCG) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs have announced a campaign to crack down…

The South China Sea Monument – Architecture

The South China Sea is a semi-enclosed sea. It is located south of China and Taiwan; east of Vietnam; and west and north of the archipelago composed by the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The South China Sea encompasses an area of around 1.4 million square miles. Ten countries border the South China Sea, namely (clockwise from the west): Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia. Six of these states have overlapping claims on the South China Sea and its riches, namely: China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines,…

India Rejects Dubious Chinese COVID-19 Testing Kits; Focuses On ‘Make In India’

In the latest incident in the ongoing dispute over the control of the South China Sea (SCS), two United States airforce B-1 Lancer bombers conducted a 32- hour round-trip sortie over the SCS. Chinese Military Base In The Pacific Near Australia Could Be A Nightmare For The US & Allies The latest move by the US follows the earlier naval destroyer, USS Barry, sailing through waters near the Chinese claimed Islands in the Sout China Sea challenging China’s claim to the area. Using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse, the…

This is why China is set to become next superpower

Jumel Gabilan Estrañero/Maria Kristina Decena Siuagan, RN | The current Sars-CoV-2 (COVID-19) has been challenging the global security order in unintended negotiation whether to maintain or revamp the status quo of global security order along with parameters of negotiation which have remained fairly constant through the transition. China’s strategic orientation has transformed from inward-looking and self-sufficient to outward-looking and coordination-oriented that is based on interaction between key actors. This is the key to China’s national security strategy which is hardly anchored on Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. Chinese strategic thinking across the board causes China to…

WATCH: Is China exploiting coronavirus to dominate South China Sea?

The following is a transcript of an investigative report on Full Measure News. Click on the link at the end of the transcript to watch the video story. The coronavirus pandemic has upended much of daily life around the world, but that doesn’t mean geopolitics and regional rivalries have stopped. In fact, China may be using the crisis to boost its position in the hotly contested South China Sea. Lisa Fletcher has that story. Lisa Fletcher: When it pulled into port in Guam in the Western Pacific, the USS Theodore…