China develops killer ROBOT WARSHIPS in fresh threat to US – tensions escalate | World | News

The race is on to control the western Pacific, with China and the US keen to rule the strategically-vital trading routes. China already holds the upper hand in terms of navy numbers in the disputed area. And with the Chinese fleet about to acquire large numbers of killer robotic warship, this advantage over the US is about to grow. The Chinese has revealed a design for an autonomous robot warship that could finally tip the balance of geopolitical power in their favour. The unmanned surface vessel, known as JARI, will…

Ep. 38: Beyond South China Sea tensions, part two: The CCP vision and the future of Chinese history

How the world’s greatest 15th-century navy is linked to the game-playing robot that put Beijing’s AI visions into overdrive. Google Play Apple Podcasts This week on the program, we’re going to continue our exploration of the U.S.-China relationship, which we began last week with our investigation into the history of tensions between the U.S. and Chinese navies in and around the South China Sea.  This week we turn our attention to the future. Specifically the how the Chinese Communist Party views its future. Because the more we spoke with analysts and observers…

Tensions continue to simmer in the South China Sea

BEIJING — This is our weekly look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: U.S. TO MAINTAIN FREEDOM OF NAVIGATION OPERATIONS PACE The top American military commander in the Indo-Pacific region says the U.S. will maintain the recent pace of freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea aimed at challenging China’s territorial claims. Adm. Phil…

World War 3 news: South China Sea tensions ERUPT as US Navy sends two warships there | World | News

The two guided-missile destroyers sailed near the Chinese manmade islands of Mischief Reef. Tensions in the region have soared recently as the US has continued to show its military presence while Beijing has tried to increase its territory in the area. The two warships completed their passage in a move that China has constantly objected to. Commander Clay Doss said: “US Forces operate in the Indo-Pacific region on a daily basis, including in the South China Sea. “All operations are designed in accordance with international law and demonstrate that the…

Why the South China Sea Fuels U.S.-China Tensions

By David Tweed | Bloomberg February 13 at 4:00 PM For decades, the U.S. has guaranteed freedom of navigation in Asia’s waters, patrolling the seas with a view to maintaining the principle that no sovereign state shall suffer interference from another. China’s growing military prowess, combined with a dogged assertiveness over its territorial claims, is testing the old ways and providing a potential flashpoint for the two powers. That tension is felt most keenly in the South China Sea. 1. Where is the South China Sea? Stretching from China in…

U.S., China upbeat on trade talks, but South China Sea tensions weigh

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and Chinese officials expressed hopes on Monday that a new round of talks would bring them closer to easing their seven-month trade war, but a U.S. Navy mission through the disputed South China Sea cast a shadow over the negotiations in Beijing. The world’s two largest economies are trying to hammer out a deal before a March 1 deadline, after which U.S. tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports are scheduled to increase to 25 percent from 10 percent. Washington is expected to keep pressing…

US, China upbeat on trade talks, but South China Sea tensions weigh

Business China struck an upbeat note on Monday as trade talks resumed with the United States, but also expressed anger at a U.S. Navy mission through the disputed South China Sea, casting a shadow over the prospect for improved Beijing-Washington ties. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, China April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song 11 Feb 2019 04:25PM(Updated: 12 Feb 2019 05:35AM) Bookmark BEIJING/WASHINGTON: U.S. and Chinese officials expressed hopes on Monday that a new round of talks would bring them closer to easing…

China strikes upbeat tone on U.S. trade talks, but South China Sea tensions weigh

China struck an upbeat note on Monday as trade talks resumed with the United States, but also expressed anger at a U.S. Navy mission through the disputed South China Sea, casting a shadow over the prospect for improved Beijing-Washington ties. White House senior counsellor Kellyanne Conway on Monday also expressed confidence in a possible deal. Asked if the two countries were getting close to a trade agreement, she told Fox News in an interview, “It looks that way, absolutely.” The United States is expected to keep pressing China on long-standing…

US destroyers sail near disputed Spratly Islands in South China Sea amid trade tensions

WASHINGTON: Two US warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Monday (Feb 11), a US official told Reuters, in a move that is likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense relations between the world’s two biggest economies. Beijing and Washington are locked in a trade war and the two sides are trying to hammer out a deal ahead of a Mar 1 deadline when US tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports are scheduled to increase to 25 per cent from 10…