War – Asia

War – Asia

India to Unveil Warship to Deter Chinese Submarines Near Coast

India to Unveil Warship to Deter Chinese Submarines Near Coast

By N.C Bipindra Aug 21, 2014 India will unveil its first home-built anti-submarine warship tomorrow in a move to deter China from conducting underwater patrols near its shores. Defense Minister Arun Jaitley will commission the 3,300-ton INS Kamorta at the southeastern Vishakapatnam port. The move comes a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the […]

How China’s Enormous Fishing Fleet Is Being Used As a Surrogate Navy

How China’s Enormous Fishing Fleet Is Being Used As a Surrogate Navy

Adam Pasick Quartz July 28, 2014 China has a lot of fishermen—with 695,555 vessels, its commercial fishing fleet is more than double the size (pdf, pg. 36) of the next biggest, from Japan. That’s primarily because China eats a lot of fish per capita, and catches more fish than any other country in the world by a huge margin. But […]

Chinese Missile Forces Pose Threat to U.S. in Future Conflict

Chinese Missile Forces Pose Threat to U.S. in Future Conflict

BY: Bill Gertz July 28, 2014 ASPEN, Colo.—China’s advanced cruise and ballistic missiles pose a significant threat in future conflict with the United States, the chief of naval operations (CNO) warned last week. Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the CNO, also said during a security conference Friday that China is building a second aircraft carrier that could […]

China moves Vietnam row oil rig

China moves Vietnam row oil rig

16 July 2014 BBC News The BBC’s Nga Pham reports from on board a Vietnamese coastguard vessel China says the oil rig that sparked a major diplomatic row with Vietnam by drilling in disputed waters has finished work and is being removed. In a statement, China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) said it would now assess […]

China’s Leader, Seeking to Build Its Muscle, Pushes Overhaul of the Military

China’s Leader, Seeking to Build Its Muscle, Pushes Overhaul of the Military

By JANE PERLEZ and CHRIS BUCKLEY MAY 24, 2014 BEIJING — Driven by ambitions to make China a great power, President Xi Jinping is staking his political authority on a huge task: overhauling the Chinese military, which is still largely organized as it was when a million peasant soldiers mustered under Mao Zedong. Mr. Xi […]

Here’s Your Pocket Guide to the South China Sea Tensions

Here’s Your Pocket Guide to the South China Sea Tensions

Beina Xu May 15, 2014 Territorial spats over the waters and islands of the South China Sea have roiled relations between China and countries like Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Brunei in recent years, and tensions continue to escalate in the wake of U.S. President Barack Obama’s announced “pivot” of focus to the region. A handful […]

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