My Turn: Mackubin Thomas Owens: U.S. confronts China’s provocations at sea – Opinion – providencejournal.com

As I argued in my April 16 Commentary piece (“China vs. a liberal world order”), the Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC) seeks to displace the United States as the leading power of the liberal international security order or to change the global system to its own benefit. It has sought to do so in a number of mutually reinforcing ways, employing all available tools: from trade to technology to military means. China has made it clear that it sees the United States as an adversary, if not an enemy. In…

China’s expansionist designs – Northlines

Omkar Dattatray As is the history of China, it has expansionist designs and wants to expand its territorial limits but India which is a peace loving and tolerant nation does not believe in expansionist designs. From the times immemorial she has never nursed the designs of expanding its boundaries unlike its neighbor china which has expansionist designs on its sleeves. Imperialism or expansionist designs of china as it has eight borders but eighteen issues. We should know the countries that have territorial and border disputes with China. Japan is one…

[ANALYSIS] China’s new Great Wall

China has not stopped building imaginary walls to protect its maritime Silk Road, and the Philippines will soon be a part of the defense line Published 9:14 AM, June 18, 2019 Updated 9:19 AM, June 18, 2019 China’s first emperor in the 200 BCE built an extensive fortification, known now as the Great Wall, which was continuously expanded, improved, and strengthened until the Ming dynasty in the 14th century, when Western Europe was just starting to explore and discover distant lands, driven by trade and spices in Asia. The stone…

China’s Aircraft Carrier Battle Group Emerges

Commentary It’s been a long time coming, but Japanese reports on June 11 revealed that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have realized a long-held ambition—to build and deploy an aircraft carrier battle group. That means that China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) isn’t just able to deploy an aircraft carrier with a working air-wing of combat aircraft, but this carrier is also protected by escort combat ships, and is sustained by large, fast replenishment ships. This allows the carrier to undertake offensive missions against…

South China Sea Showdown: One of China’s Neighbors Is Getting New Patrol Planes

In a move that won’t please China, the Philippines is planning to acquire U.S. P-3 long-range maritime patrol planes. “It will be good if we acquire even one P-3 Orion,” said Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. “Provided it has all its original equipment. Otherwise it will just be another transport plane. We will find out if we can get one or two.” Lorenzana said the patrol aircraft would enhance the Philippines to monitor the region. The Orions would be “very important as our domain awareness will be greatly…

Could China’s rise to power really be ‘peaceful’ and different to anything we’ve ever seen before? – China power

Posted June 15, 2019 05:07:35 China has developed at an unprecedented rate since opening up 40 years ago, lifting some 850 million people out of poverty and has becoming one of the largest contributors to global economic growth. Key points: China’s “peaceful rise” policy was initially introduced to counter perceptions of a “China threat” Huawei and the South China Sea have raised concerns about a “peaceful” rise Analysts say a power shift from the US to China in the Asia-Pacific is “inevitable” Beijing has long maintained its rise will be…

What Are China’s Intentions in Antarctica?

In 2019, the world is celebrating 60 years of the Antarctic Treaty, which was signed by 12 countries on December 1, 1959. For six decades, the Antarctic Treaty and its related agreements, known as the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS), have successfully ensured peace and devoted the whole continent to science. The ATS proved to be resilient, but also has not seen any significant development since the 1990s, when the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (Madrid Protocol) was adopted to ban mining in Antarctica. The ATS is now…

Glowing ‘Blue Tears’ in China’s Seas Are Incredibly Toxic — And They’re Growing

On summer nights, the waters surrounding Taiwan’s Matsu Islands cast an eerie blue glow. The phenomenon, known as China’s “blue tears,” is actually caused by a bloom of tiny, bioluminescent creatures called dinoflagellates. Tourists from all over China come to view the twinkling seascape. The bloom in the East China Sea may be beautiful, but it’s also toxic. And it’s growing bigger every year, a recent study finds. [Gallery: Eye-Catching Bioluminescent Wonders] “People think this is romantic and beautiful to watch at night,” Chanmin Hu, an oceanographer at the University…