Report to Congress on Chinese Naval Modernization

The following is the May 21, 2020 Congressional Research Service Report, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress. In an era of renewed great power competition, China’s military modernization effort, including its naval modernization effort, has become the top focus of U.S. defense planning and budgeting. China’s navy, which China has been steadily modernizing for more than 25 years, since the early to mid-1990s, has become a formidable military force within China’s near-seas region, and it is conducting a growing number of operations in more-distant…

Why Zee News hails Sonu Sood, Republic’s Modi report card & India Today’s China questions

Sonu Sood organises buses for stranded migrants and students | @imranirampal | Twitter Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: Prime time debates were all over the place Sunday. Zee News celebrated actor Sonu Sood’s philanthropy, Republic assessed the Modi government’s first year report card and India Today had far too many questions on the India-China ‘standoff’. China was also on the mind of News18 India’s Gayatri Sharma who spoke about the ‘kadwahat’ (bitterness) between China and the US, “Dono mahashakityon mein tanaav iss kadar badd chuke hai…

China’s already beleaguered position on LAC presents India with opportunities: Report

ANI | Updated: May 23, 2020 15:31 IST Amsterdam [Netherlands], May 23 (ANI): Beijing’s escalating confrontations with the U.S. and other Western countries amid Covid-19 outbreak, the Taiwan and Hong Kong underbellies, the South China Sea issue and standoff with India over the border issue has put China on beleaguered position. However, it has presented India with opportunities, says Amsterdam based European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS).It said in its research, “India, in recent years, appears to have woken up to the need for improving military deterrence along the…

China engaged in provocative, coercive military activities with neighbours, including India: White House report

By Lalit K Jha Washington, May 22 (PTI) China is engaged in provocative and coercive military and paramilitary activities with neighbouring countries including India, the White House said on Thursday, a day after a top American diplomat backed India”s move to strongly resist Chinese aggression into its territory. “Beijing contradicts its rhetoric and flouts its commitments to its neighbours by engaging in provocative and coercive military and paramilitary activities in the Yellow Sea, the East and South China Seas, the Taiwan Strait, and Sino-Indian border areas,” the White House said…

White House China report calls Beijing’s lack of transparency threat to U.S. interests, officials say

WASHINGTON — The White House is expected to make its China Strategy public as early as Wednesday, laying out various actions by Beijing that the Trump administration argues threaten American economic interests, security and values. The strategy report was delivered to Congress on Wednesday after President Donald Trump signed it Tuesday, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the report. Let our news meet your inbox. The news and stories that matters, delivered weekday mornings. The China Strategy is not focused on COVID-19, but the officials say it cites the…

Filipinos urged to mass report ‘offensive’ geotag on Facebook and Instagram

Screenshot via Iris Quintana/Facebook; Image by Nesa Makers via Unsplash Filipinos called on their fellow citizens to mass report the “offensive” geotag on Facebook and Instagram that identified the Philippines and some parts of the country as “Province of China” amid the continuous aggression of Beijing in the West Philippine Sea. Geotags such as “Philippines, Province of China” appeared as an option for users as they try to “check in” or pin the “location” of their posts on social networking services. As of this writing, the certain geotag option is…

China deploys AEW, anti-submarine aircraft on South China Sea’s Yongshu Reef: report

A Y-8 aircraft for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) patrol mission attached to a naval aviation regiment under the PLA Southern Theater Command roars towards designated sea area during a real-combat flight training exercise on such subjects as target detection and positioning,ASW operation, patrolling and monitoring tasks on April 4, 2020. Photo: eng.chinamil.com.cn   Recent foreign satellite images suggest that China has deployed early warning aircraft and anti-submarine aircraft on the Yongshu Reef in the South China Sea amid increased US military activities in the region, as Chinese experts said on Thursday…

China Uses Pandemic to Boost Military Pressure on Taiwan, U.S. Congressional Report Says

China has intensified a campaign of military and diplomatic pressure against Taiwan as the spread of the coronavirus pandemic has intensified around the world, according to a congressional report provided to Foreign Policy, as Republicans are pushing the Trump administration to support a closer alliance with the island nation.  The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a two-decade-old board made up of members appointed by both Democrats and Republicans, is warning that Chinese military forces are engaging in repeated aggressive actions, buzzing the median line of the Taiwan Strait, and…

Chinese Choppers Spotted Near Ladakh LAC Prompt Alert, IAF Fighters Rushed In: Report

Air Force frequently flies its Sukhoi 30MKI fighter aircraft fleet from Leh air base in Ladakh (File) After the scuffle between the Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops and Indian troops along the LAC in North Sikkim which led to injuries on both sides, China appears to be continuing on the path of belligerence towards India, this time along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. In what appears to be a multi-front deliberate ploy by China to keep India on its toes the Indian Air Force was forced to rush…

Chinese choppers spotted near Ladakh LAC prompt alert, IAF fighters rushed in: Report – india news

After the scuffle between the Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops and Indian troops along the LAC in North Sikkim which led to injuries on both sides, China appears to be continuing on the path of belligerence towards India, this time along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. In what appears to be a multi-front deliberate ploy by China to keep India on its toes the Indian Air Force was forced to rush its fighter jet patrols in Ladakh after Chinese military choppers were found to be flying close to…