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  • US-China tensions rooted in deep, long-term shift

    The recent decline in US-China relations has many contributing factors that arise from the domestic politics of both countries.  The single most important trigger, however, is a key structural change: China becoming nearly as strong an economic and military power as the US.  The growth…
  • Mission accomplished for China’s secret space plane

    After flying in orbit for two days, China’s reusable spacecraft landed safely to its designated site, marking a major breakthrough in the nation’s quest for dominance in space exploration, Xinhua News Agency reported. So far, Chinese space authorities have been virtually silent on details of…
  • Taiwan report claims China not yet ready to invade

    Despite its overwhelming numbers and fast-improving capabilities, China’s military still apparently lacks the landing craft and logistical support needed to carry out a full-scale sea and air invasion of Taiwan. At least that’s the conclusion drawn by Taiwan’s Defense Ministry in a research report released…
  • China ups ante as US support bolsters Taiwan

    Rising US support for Taiwan, seen in this week’s finalization of a US$62 billion F-16 fighter jet deal, is driving China to ramp up its military intimidation tactics against the self-governed island. Last week, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) started “massive” and “unprecedented” military drills…