Ministry positive about US-Japan security meeting

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday said it would keep a close eye on the regional situation after the US and Japan agreed at a security meeting on Friday to oppose any unilateral action aimed at altering the “status quo” in the East China Sea. In a statement, the ministry said that it was positive about the US-Japan Security Consultative Committee’s latest session in Washington, because the two countries had focused heavily on regional issues. The ministry said it would continue to monitor developments in the region after Washington and…

In first, Japan and U.S. say security treaty could cover cyberattacks

WASHINGTON – The foreign and defense ministers of Japan and the United States confirmed on Friday for the first time that Article 5 of the two countries’ security treaty, which sets out Washington’s obligations to defend territories under Japanese jurisdiction, could apply to cyberattacks against Japan. This was clarified in a joint statement adopted at so-called two-plus-two security talks held among the ministers in Washington the same day. The officials affirmed that “a cyberattack could, in certain circumstances, constitute an armed attack for the purpose of Article 5” of the…

Opinion | China’s 5G tech may do more than revolutionise communications – it may redraw global security alliances – South China Morning Post

Opinion | China’s 5G tech may do more than revolutionise communications – it may redraw global security alliances  South China Morning Post The US has been clear that it will reconsider its partnerships with countries that use crucial Chinese technology. However, ultimately, the appeal of 5G may lure … Source link

China’s Arctic Policy and its Potential Impact on Canada’s Arctic Security

This article originally featured in The Canadian Naval Review and is republished with permission. Read it in its original form here. By Sherman Xiaogang Lai The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is not an Arctic country but it was admitted into the Arctic Council in 2013, making the total at that time 12. (Today there are eight member states, plus 13 observer states as well as 13 inter-governmental organizations, and 13 non-governmental organizations.) The PRC is, nevertheless, not content with its current status and is determined to increase its voice…

The US and Philippines discuss deploying missile system in South China Sea | April 2019 Global Defense Security army news industry | Defense Security global news industry army 2019

The US and the Philippines discussed the placement of an upgraded missile system in the South China Sea to defend against Chinese expansion in the disputed territory, the South China Morning Post reported, echoed by Rosie Perper, Business Insider US. The Philippine defense department was allocated P188.2 billion ($3.6 billion) in 2019, a 34% increase from the previous year. The Philippines is angry about the presence of a Chinese fleet close to Thitu Island in the South China Sea (Photo: CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe) Regional security experts told the…

Spy chief Nick Warner on the security threats facing Australia, from terrorism to North Korea – RN

Posted April 06, 2019 06:00:00 Photo: Spy chief Nick Warner says there’s a “delicate balance” between civil liberties and security. (AAP: Alan Porritt) The list of security threats to Australia is “almost endless” and greater than ever before. That’s the view of spy chief Nick Warner, who says a rapidly evolving security environment is creating a unique set of challenges. “Australia is facing some of the most challenging strategic circumstances that it has for decades,” Mr Warner told RN’s Geraldine Doogue in a rare interview. “The world is more complex…

Vietnam Gets Six Patrol Boats from U.S. Signaling Closer Security Ties

The Vietnamese coast guard Sunday received six patrol boats from the United States, in a move that indicates a renewed desire for cooperation between the former enemies. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi handed over the six Metal Shark patrol boats, estimated to be worth about $12 million, at Van Phong bay, Khanh Hoa province, situated in Vietnam’s Coast Guard Region III in the southeast of the country. “[This transfer] is another milestone and evidence of the continued friendship between the U.S. and Vietnam,” said Colonel Nguyen Minh Khanh, the coast…

Huawei and regional security top talking points for PM’s China trip | 1 NEWS NOW

It’s been a long time coming but the prime minister has arrived in Beijing for whirlwind meetings with the most senior figures in the Chinese administration. And there’s a lot to talk about. Huawei, trade, cyber security and regional defence and security are just some of the delicate issues Jacinda Ardern is likely to broach with Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping. The stakes are high as New Zealand looks to put to rest any speculation about the state of its relationship with a key trading partner and a global…