I Ran a Simulated War in the South China Sea—and America Lost

Key Point: Simulations are useful for seeing how a war might unfold, and it turns out China’s navy just keeps getting better. The year is 2016, and two of the U.S. Navy’s latest ships are backing a key ally in the tinderbox of the South China Sea. They’re facing down the Chinese navy halfway across the world with the latest weapons and systems the United States can get its hands on. But is it enough? For more than a hundred years, the U.S. Navy has been using naval wargames to test…

Ben Sasse: China is waging war with U.S. businesses. And it’s winning.

On Oct. 4, Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests. Of course, almost no one in China saw this tweet given that the country’s ban on Twitter keeps Chinese citizens in dark. Nevertheless, this small, symbolic gesture of solidarity with human rights-seekers landed the NBA in the middle of the war between Chinese techno-authoritarianism and U.S. democracy. The Chinese Communist Party mobilized immediately. The Chinese Basketball Association severed ties with the Houston Rockets, Chinese corporations canceled lucrative deals, and CCTV (Beijing’s state-run…

Deal making, IPOs set to slump in China and Hong Kong as trade war, civil unrest rage, says Baker McKenzie report

Visitors view a scale model of the East Coast Rail Link during the launching of the train project in Kuantan, Malaysia, in 2017. Malaysia’s government, in July 2019, announced the resumption of the China-backed project, which it had suspended the year before, after the Chinese contractor involved agreed to cut construction costs by one-third. Photo: AP Source link

When World War III Happens, It Will Start In One Of These 5 Places

You May Also Like: 5 Best Submarines of All Time, 5 Best Aircraft Carriers of All Time, 5 Best Battleships of All Time and Worst Submarine of All Time. Key point: The flashpoints for future conflict already exist. The world has avoided war between major power war since 1945, even if the United States and the Soviet Union came quite close on several occasions during the Cold War. In the first two decades following the fall of the Berlin Wall, great power war seemed virtually unimaginable. Today, with China’s power still increasing and Russia’s rejection of the international order apparently…

China Building Leverage Over Duterte By Ignoring His Bloody Drug War

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and China’s leader Xi Jinping are like two people in a romantic relationship who will often overlook certain flaws in each other and only see the attractive features. Both countries could benefit from Duterte’s willingness to ignore Beijing’s aggressive actions in the South China Sea while Xi is gaining some leverage by ignoring the international response to Duterte’s bloody and deadly war on drugs. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company of The Economist newspaper, said, “The Chinese government, which Mr. Duterte has embraced warmly, has…

World War 3 news: China unveils groundbreaking UFO-like aircraft | World | News

This new piece of military hardware is, in fact, a circular helicopter. Its futuristic design makes it look lime a UFO and would not be out of place in a Hollywood sci-fi film. The prototype was on display at the fifth China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin, on Thursday. At the display, a placard of the craft said: “The Super Great White Shark armed helicopter is a composite wing-body fusion high-speed helicopter configuration designed for the future digital information battlefield. “In the initial stage of its design, it refers to the…

New Philippine Military Chief Expects No ‘Shooting War’ Over South China Sea

The Philippine military backs diplomatic efforts to resolve tensions with Beijing over the South China Sea, the new commander of the armed forces said Thursday, casting doubt that war would break out despite Chinese forays into contested waters. While troops are expected to secure or defend Philippine sovereignty, “war is not a primary instrument in resolving international conflict,” Lt. Gen. Noel Clement told the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) in Manila. “We support the government’s strategy in resolving this conflict through peaceful and diplomatic means, so as to…