Australia Speaks Up About The Trade War and Defends The Principle of International Law

Australia’s prime minister yesterday urged nations in Asia to stand up for their ‘independence and sovereignty, with tensions high in the disputed South China Sea where Beijing is under fire for increasingly bullish behaviour. Scott Morrison’s comments came after the United States slammed China for its ‘escalation in the waterway, a key global shipping route where Beijing is accused of deploying warships, arming outposts and ramming fishing vessels. Morrison was speaking during a trip to Vietnam, one of China’s most vocal critics over competing claims in the resource-rich sea. A…

South China Sea latest World War 3 news: Philippine Defence Secretary sparks spy row | World | News

Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana had called for online casinos operating near Philippine military camps to be relocated due to fears they may be used as spies by Beijing. When Beijing’s ambassador in Manila Zhao Jianhua suggested Philippine workers in China could do the same, Mr Lorenzana rejected the statement. According to South China Morning Post, he explained: “That’s the most preposterous statement I’ve heard in a long while. “There are no POGO-like (Philippines offshore gaming operations) centres in China that can be operated purely by Filipinos near Chinese military camps.” A…

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…

US and Australia at war with China over the South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, speaks with a staff member at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.(Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP) INTERNATIONAL – Cambodia and China have struck an agreement for the increase of purchases within the arms trade. China has agreed to invest $290 million to expand its military presence in Cambodia.  The MOU signed, will give China access to the Cambodian naval base, and the rights to the infrastructure investment of a base located on the Gulf of Thailand.  According to documents obtained…

US and Australia at war with Beijing over South China Sea

INTERNATIONAL – Cambodia and China have struck an agreement for the increase of purchases within the arms trade. China has agreed to invest $290 million to expand its military presence in Cambodia. The MOU signed, will give China access to the Cambodian naval base, and the rights to the infrastructure investment of a base located on the Gulf of Thailand.  According to documents obtained by the US government, the agreement stipulates that China would be able to use the base for 30 years, and be able to deploy “military personnel,…

South China Sea crisis: Shock video shows US patrols as tensions rise – World War 3 alert | World | News

The footage was revealed as China suggested they would hit back with “countermeasures” if the US deployed mussels in the region. Tensions in the South China Sea have risen in recent months, particularly amid an ongoing trade war between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. And Washington’s suggestion of placing missiles in Asia to counter any perceived Chinese threat was last week met with fury. Arms control official Fu Cong said: “We call on the US to exercise restraint. “China will not stand idly by and will…

Why China will not wage war against us

President Duterte’s oft-repeated assertion that we risk war if we push back China’s aggressive encroachments on our waters is a phantom fear. Given China’s deep-seated sense of self-identity as Zhong Guo — the center of the world — and its current thrusting on the world’s stage as a superpower, it is not likely that it will wage war on a country whose leadership has shown itself malleable, like putty in its hands. Constructivist studies have resurfaced the importance of beliefs and values that shape a people’s interstate relations. In contrast…

South China Sea crisis: Australia ramps up Beijing war fears after Nazi comparison | World | News

Andrew Hastie drew ire from Beijing and some of the opposition benches last week after suggesting that Australia were in a similar situation to France in World War 2. However, claiming that Australia had failed “to see how mobile our authoritarian neighbour” China had become, the Liberal MP also received praise from all sides of parliament. The controversy comes as Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged another $500million (£300million) on development in the Pacific – a move believed to be aimed at limiting China’s influence in the region. Mr Hastie –…

Unmanned Military Craft Raise Risk of War

The U.S. Navy’s Sea Hunter (or ACTUV) autonomous vessel prototype (USN) By Lt. Cmdr. Evan Karlik 2019-08-12 15:58:00 The immediate danger from militarized artificial intelligence isn’t hordes of killer robots, nor the exponential pace of a new arms race. As recent events in the Strait of Hormuz indicate, the bigger risk is the fact that autonomous military craft make for temping targets – and increase the potential for miscalculation on and above the high seas. While less provocative than planes, vehicles, or ships with human crew or troops aboard, unmanned systems…