Xi, Trump hold phone conversation, agree to meet during G20 summit in Japan – UNTV News

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of China occupied Subi Reef at Spratly Islands in disputed South China Sea April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Francis Malasig/Pool MANILA, Philippines – The United States Defense Department in a report revealed that China has long been establishing its power and expanding its domain even as early as 2002. According to the US Defense Department’s 2018 Annual Report to Congress, the 21st century’s initial two decades are described as China’s “period of strategic opportunity”. “They assess that international conditions during this time will facilitate domestic development and…

South China Sea: Xi RAGES as Trump pursues new ARMS deal with Taiwan | World | News

The US, which is the main weapons dealer to Taiwan, would send over 100 tanks and almost 2,000 missiles to the island. There was outrage in China, who said they were seriously concerned after Taiwan’s defence ministry confirmed the sale. The move is believed to further heighten tensions between Beijing and Washington. It comes days after Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe said: “If anyone dares to split Taiwan from China, the Chinese military has no choice but to fight at all costs.” Though officially self-ruled since 1949, China has historically…

Trump to Sell 34 Surveillance Drones to South China Sea Allies

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration will sell 34 surveillance drones to four American allies in the South China Sea, Reuters reported Tuesday. The original announcement, made on Friday, came a few days before Gen. Wei Fenghe, China’s defense minister, warned during an annual security conference in Singapore that Beijing’s military will “resolutely take action” to defend Chinese claims over sovereign Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters. China claims control over all of Taiwan’s territory and waters, according to the Associated Press (AP). The Chinese defense chief did not explicitly…

Trump Is Headed on a Collision Course

Donald Trump is making political waves by deploying warships. But is the United States gambling with its credibility as an international force for order? Since 2002, the most important security conference in the Asia-Pacific region has been held annually at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore. Similar to the Munich Security Conference, presidents, top politicians, ambassadors, high-ranking military personnel and security experts from across the 28 Asia-Pacific states will convene from May 31 to June 2 to discuss security and defense policy. Scientists, mediators and defense-industry…

Trump says ‘Sea of Japan,’ not East Sea : The DONG-A ILBO

U.S. President Donald Trump called East Sea “Sea of Japan” on Tuesday during his meeting with the U.S. troops after inspecting the U.S. amphibious assault warship Wasp (LHD-1) docked at the neighboring U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. “You proudly patrol the Yellow Sea, the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea and the South China Sea… You defend your homeland and our allies against missile attack,” said President Trump according to The Associated Press. The maps and official documents of the U.S. government state East Sea as…