Atienza asks DOTr to submit progress report on P450M Pag-asa Island seaport project

By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN An official of the House of Representatives is seeking a progress report from the Department of Transportation over the supposed construction of the P450-million seaport project along Pag-asa Island. “What happened to the Philippine government’s plan to build a P450-million seaport on Pag-asa Island?” Senior Deputy Minority Floor Leader Lito Atienza said. Atienza raised this question amid the growing presence of Chinese maritime vessels around Pag-asa, which has been occupied by the Philippines since 1970. Pag-asa Island is one of the disputed territories in the…

Pentagon Report on China’s Military Expansion Hypocrisy: Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

SHARMINI PERIES It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. On Sunday morning, the Pentagon announced that it is sending two guided missile destroyers near the disputed islands claimed by China in the South China Sea. This move comes shortly after the Pentagon released a report in which it warns about China’s new military capabilities and its militarization of the South China Sea. The Pentagon report, which was released to Congress last week, is titled Chinese Military Development and it discusses how China is engaged…

China slams Pentagon report on military prowess

ANKARA China on Monday slammed the latest Pentagon report which claimed Beijing’s military modernization has the “potential to erode core U.S. advantages in technology and operations”. Addressing a news conference in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that the Pentagon report has “made many untrue remarks on Chinese policy and also deliberately distorted China’s strategic intention and spread the China threat theory,” Press Trust of India (PTI) reported. The Pentagon had also claimed that the Chinese army was mulling construction of an army base in Pakistan. “We firmly…

Special Report: China’s furtive underwater nukes test the Pentagon

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Recent visitors to the bay surrounding a submarine base on the southern coast of China’s Hainan Island describe a curious nocturnal phenomenon. Powerful spotlights are sometimes trained directly on the ocean frontages of neighboring hotels at night, making visibility out to sea virtually impossible. Some of the lights are mounted on land and others on passing naval patrol boats. “The effect is incredible,” said one recent visitor. “The glare is so great you can hardly stand it on the balcony. You go inside and draw the…

Report: China Can’t Execute Major Amphibious Operations, Direct Assault on Taiwan

Landing craft deploy PLA Marines during Joint Sea 2015 II. Chinese MoD Photo THE PENTAGON – The Chinese military is reorganizing its land forces, but its moves do not increase its ability to mount a large-scale beach assault across the Taiwan Strait, according to a new Department of Defense report. Taiwan is the primary focus of amphibious assault and sea-based missile launch capability improvements made in 2018 by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the PLA Navy and PLA Marine Corps, according to the Pentagon’s Annual Report to Congress: Military and…

New DOD report on Chinese military details nation’s power projection, espionage – News

New DOD report on Chinese military details nation’s power projection, espionage China is increasingly willing to project its military power, grow its armed forces and develop military technology, all with growing negative perceptions of the United States, according to a report on Chinese military power released Thursday by the Defense Department. The report, mandated by Congress, highlights Chinese military advancements in power projection, stating that “ground, naval, air, and missile forces are increasingly able to project power through peacetime operations.” China, the report states, is expanding its…

China stealing foreign military technology in race to become world power: Report

China continues building up its military to transform from regional power to “world-class,” investing heavily in modernization and expanding its global influence, according to a new Pentagon report that was released on Thursday. Interested in Technology? Add Technology as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Technology news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The report highlights how China is rushing towards that goal by using covert techniques to steal foreign military technologies and “leapfrogging” the development phases of complex weapons systems. China uses various means to…

US to unveil new Indo-Pacific strategy this month in Singapore, report says – Pacific

US to unveil new Indo-Pacific strategy this month in Singapore, report says The Department of Defense will reveal a new Indo-Pacific strategy at an international conference on defense in Singapore this month, according to a Tuesday report by U.S. Naval Institute News. Acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan will discuss details of the new Indo-Pacific strategy at the upcoming Shangri-La Dialogue from May 31 through June 2, the report said. “Our National Defense Strategy and National Security Strategy identify the Indo-Pacific as the priority theater, and I…

US to unveil new Indo-Pacific strategy this month in Singapore, report says – News

US to unveil new Indo-Pacific strategy this month in Singapore, report says The Department of Defense will reveal a new Indo-Pacific strategy at an international conference on defense in Singapore this month, according to a Tuesday report by U.S. Naval Institute News. Acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan will discuss details of the new Indo-Pacific strategy at the upcoming Shangri-La Dialogue from May 31 through June 2, the report said. “Our National Defense Strategy and National Security Strategy identify the Indo-Pacific as the priority theater, and I…