Trump v China: Beijing could win Indo-Pacific conflict before US even responds – report | World | News

The University of Sydney’s United States Study Centre has warned the US has lost its military presence in the Indian Ocean, the western and central Pacific Ocean, and the seas connecting the two in the general area of Indonesia, also known more commonly as the Indo-Pacific. In a report called “Averting Crisis: American strategy, military spending and collective defence in the Indo-Pacific”, the document claims “America no longer enjoys military primacy in the Indo-Pacific and its capacity to uphold a favourable balance of power is increasingly uncertain”. The report warns…

Nobel Peace Prize for Trump at stake with Xi …

The United States and China have become entangled in a number of disputes of late, ranging from trade and development of the global economy, to fundamental values and human rights. Five particularly urgent issues now at stake include U.S-China trade tensions, Hong Kong’s anti-extradition bill protests, territorial disputes in the South China Sea, human rights concerns, as well as religious freedom. US-China trade war In August 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. trade representative (USTR) to investigate China’s technology transfer practices. Based…

South China Sea: Donald Trump agrees $8 billion deal with taiwan in blow to China | World | News

Under Chinese President Xi Jinping’s nine-dash line, Beijing has looked to increase its control over the region. In order to halt that strategy, Trump has sanctioned patrols to pass through the waters and has now agreed a new warplane deal with Taiwan. The deal for the F-16 fighter jet is likely to increase tensions between Beijing and Washington as the two continue their trade war. In light of the current crisis in Hong Kong, the deal has been praised by US Republican Senator, Marco Rubio. Mr Rubio insisted that the…

World War 3: Trump surrounded as states hostile to US mapped in Cold War 2 | World | News

The US President promised to put his own country first as a priority when running for office in 2016. He claimed that Washington’s overreaching involvement in many countries put the US at a disadvantage, and has subsequently severed aid to a host of nations and entered a trade war with China worth hundreds of billions. This has led to former allies, such as Mexico and Turkey, publicly disavowing or rebuffing the Trump administration. This has stoked fears within the White House that Trump’s ‘America first’ policy has not served US…

Waning of American Power? Trump Struggles With an Asia in Crisis

WASHINGTON — For two and a half years, President Trump has said he is finally doing in Asia what he asserts his predecessor, Barack Obama, failed to achieve with a strategic pivot: strengthen American influence and rally partners to push back against China. But as violence escalates and old animosities are rekindled across Asia, Washington has chosen inaction, and governments are ignoring the Trump administration’s mild admonitions and calls for calm. Whether it is the internal battles in India and Hong Kong or the rivalry between two American allies, Japan…

Trump ignores Hong Kong protesters and focuses on China’s money

President Donald Trump has no problem walking the walk on taking tough action on China over economic issues, as he labeled China a currency manipulator and sent the stock market reeling. But when it comes to sustaining America’s most powerful asset in the broader competition with China — democratic moral authority — the president seems reluctant to even talk the talk. Beijing is signaling that a military invasion is possible against ongoing Hong Kong protests, which are expected to grow Friday with a demonstration planned at the international airport. Trump’s…

South China Sea crisis MAPPED as Beijing warns Trump over missile positions in region | World | News

The South China Sea has been at the centre of an ongoing diplomatic and military battle between Beijing and Washington – as well as their allies in the region. Perceived aggression by Chinese forces towards smaller nations such as Vietnam and the Philippines has led US officials to believe that Beijing is actively seeking a much stronger presence in the area. Amid an ongoing trade war between Trump and Xi Jinping, the South China Sea crisis presents a complex conflict in a volatile region. Washington’s proposal to place missiles in…