Beating China: The New Cold War

Far too often, pundits and politicians alike make the case that America should avoid another cold war, this time with China.  There is a problem with this argument. America doesn’t get to choose whether or not to start another cold war.  Just as it was not America that initiated a coup in Czechoslovakia in 1948 and it was not America that brutally put down a rebellion in Hungary in 1956, it is not America that is stealing intellectual property and obstructing international waters in 2019.  China chose to start this cold…

South China Sea: World War 3 fears as Philippines diplomat snubs international support | World | News

Mr Locsin hit out at calls for support as he called the dispute “our fight”. His comments come after a Chinese vessel reportedly rammed a fishing boat in Reed Bank. A total of 22 crew members on the boat were rescued by a nearby Vietnamese vessel. Philippine politicians have claimed the alleged incident was a “hit and run”, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported. Mr Locsin wrote on Twitter afterwards: “F**k the international community. “It can be bought. “This is our fight and in the end ours alone.”  READ…

World War 3 fears as Beijing vessels spotted in Philippines territory in South China Sea | World | News

As reported by The Diplomat, Philippine Coast Guard spokesman Commander Armand Balilo confirmed the sighting on Monday. The vessel was joined by two ships grin the China Coast Guard and two ships with the wartime militia, usually fishing vessels carrying irregular forces. The shoal is covered by both Philippine and Chinese claims on the South China Sea, with the Taiwanese claims also encompassing it. Since 2012, Beijing and Manila have been at a standoff with Chinese forces regular sending vessels to patrol the water. The former refers to the shoal…

World War 3 fears as Duterte begs nations to ‘come together’ amid South China Sea tensions | World | News

China has continued to increase its gains in the region and has come into minor conflicts with several states including the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. Speaking recently, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio called for a “truth movement” to go against China. In a bold speech to the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication, Mr Carpio called on the surrounding nations to come together against China as he called Beijing’s propaganda claims to territory as the “fake news of the century”. Mr Carpio added: “This true history is clear,…

The Navy’s War Versus Bolton’s War – Consortiumnews

Michael T. Klare says the Pentagon is spoiling for a fight, but with China, not Iran. By Michael T. Klare TomDispatch.com The recent White House decision to speed the deployment of an aircraft carrier battle group and other military assets to the Persian Gulf has led many in Washington and elsewhere to assume that the U.S. is gearing up for war with Iran. As in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. officials have cited suspect intelligence data to justify elaborate war preparations. On May 13, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan presented top…

South China Sea: World War 3 fears as Beijing deploys troops and weapons on islands | World | News

China has vowed to protect what they see as their territory following accusations of aggressive militarisation in the area. General Wei Fenghe, China’s minister of national defence said the county is within its right to build defence facilities. Other countries have fiercely contested China’s hold over the seas. General Wei told the Shangri-La Dialogue: “It is the legitimate rights of a sovereign state to carry out construction on its own territory. “Where there are threats, there is defence. “In the face of heavily armed warships and military aircraft, how can…