Another China conflict with India, US bombers to S. China Sea — RT The News with Rick Sanchez

Clashes between Chinese and Indian soldiers have been reported on the border between the two nuclear-armed countries. They fought with fists and stones, but no shots were fired. Former UK MP George Galloway joins Rick Sanchez to share his insights. They also discuss the heightened scrutiny toward China on the world stage, from the South China Sea to the US-China trade war to White House conspiracy theories about the origins of COVID-19. Russia solemnly observed the 75th anniversary of its victory over the Third Reich on Sunday with a massive…

Photos: Amid Rising South China Sea Tensions, US Dispatches Lancer Bombers on Surprise Flyover

Asia & Pacific 19:04 GMT 01.05.2020(updated 03:26 GMT 02.05.2020) Get short URL In its second such deployment in nearly a week, the US Air Force sent two B-1B Lancer supersonic bombers halfway around the globe to the South China Sea, where US and Chinese forces have increasingly rubbed shoulders in recent days, including the ejection of a US warship from contested waters. A Second Trans-Pacific Trip Earlier this week, two US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers made a 32-hour round-trip flight from South Dakota “to conduct operations over the South…

China state media calls for one thousand more nuclear warheads to smash US dominance | World | News

The editor of the Beijing backed Global Times said China should also procure at least 100 DF-41 strategic missiles, which would be longer in range than any other missile on the planet. The editor wants China to increase its nuclear deterrent in order to “curb US government’s strategic ambitions and bullying impulse against China”. The editor called, Hu Xijin wrote: “Today, the US government has identified China as its largest strategic competitor, and Washington is more likely to exert all its power at its disposal to suppress and intimidate China.…

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning conducts exercises in South China Sea: PLA Navy spokesperson

A naval formation consisting of aircraft carrier Liaoning has conducted take-off and landing drills in the South China Sea on Jan. 1, 2017. The formation, which is on a “cross-sea area” training exercise, involved J-15 fighter jets, as well as several ship-borne helicopters. (Photo source: Navy.81.cn) The Chinese Navy recently organized the Liaoning aircraft carrier group in a cross-regional mobilization, which saw the flotilla led by the aircraft carrier crossing through the Miyako Strait, Bashi Channel and entering the South China Sea for exercises, the PLA Navy announced on Monday.…

China Expected to Ignore Philippine Protest over Upgrade of a Disputed Islet | Voice of America

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – China is expected to ignore a Philippine protest against creation of an “administrative center” on a disputed islet because Manila has few means to follow up, but the outcry could throttle Beijing’s eventual pursuit of more legal control over  Asia’s most hotly disputed sea.    The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs on April 30 rejected China’s “illegal designation” of Fiery Cross Reef as an administrative center, according to the department’s website. Chinese officials point to historical usage records as support for their claims to numerous features in the…

Sea bridge undulations in South China not cause by corrosion: company

The Humen Bridge in Dongguan, Guangdong Province Photo: IC The management company of a suspension bridge in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province, which was seen in viral videos undulating on May 5 and 6, says the bridge’s abnormal swaying was not caused by corrosion of some parts.  According to online photos and posts on Sunday, some main cables of the bridge appear to be seriously corroded and even broken.  An unnamed employee of Humen Bridge told thepaper.cn on Monday that photos circulating online on Sunday were taken in 2019, not…

China’s East Sea fishing ban invalid: agriculture ministry

The ministry directed provinces and cities to encourage fishermen to continue with their activities within Vietnam’s territorial waters. They should also guide groups and teams to support fishermen at sea, it said in a statement. The East Sea is internationally known as the South China Sea. The ministry said fishing vessels with licenses valid until the end of this year can fish in the Tonkin Gulf common fishing area, but asked them to avoid the area east of the Tonkin Gulf delimitation line. The ministry has also requested local authorities…

Rally cry for more Chinese nuclear warheads

China should more than triple its nuclear warhead stockpile, according to the editor of a leading newspaper, a rally cry that has put Beijing’s opaque nuclear arsenal into an unusual spotlight. Hu Xijin, editor of the nationalist Global Times tabloid, sister publication of the leading Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily, openly called on China’s military to more than triple its nuclear bomb and warhead stockpile to 1,000 in Weibo social media posts that went viral over the weekend. Hu opined China should quickly boost its nuclear deterrence, including through a…

Antagonism between China and US entering its most dangerous phase yet

From the outset, Donald Trump’s great cause was a continuation of Rambo’s quest – to “Make America Great Again”. Trump’s 2016 campaign strategist, Steve Bannon, explained to me the essence of Trumpism was the angry rejection of America’s “managed decline” by cosmopolitan elites.And, since the collapse of Trump’s claim to economic success, America’s return to greatness increasingly is measured by its successes against China. Rambo was once described as a “cinematic Joe McCarthy”, the US senator who led the political scaremongering against Soviet communism. The brand of communism may have…

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian’s Regular Press Conference on May 11, 2020

  To support African countries in their response to COVID-19, the Chinese government has decided to send medical teams to Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Algeria. The teams are organized by the National Health Commission and members selected by the Health Commissions of Hunan Province, Hebei Province and Chongqing Municipality respectively. Among them, the team to Zimbabwe has already left China this morning, and those to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Algeria will set off very soon. China and Africa are good brothers and good…