War - Asia

War – Asia

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 […]

China Defies Obama’s Slow Asia Pivot With Rapid Military Buildup

China Defies Obama’s Slow Asia Pivot With Rapid Military Buildup

By David J. Lynch Apr 22, 2014 President Barack Obama’s trip to Asia this week will be dominated by a country he’s not even visiting: China. Each of the four nations on the president’s itinerary is involved in territorial disputes with an increasingly assertive China. And years of military spending gains have boosted the capabilities […]

Japan expands army footprint for first time in 40 years, risks angering China

Japan expands army footprint for first time in 40 years, risks angering China

By Nobuhiro Kubo April 19, 2014 YONAGUNI, Japan (Reuters) – Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan. The move risks angering China, locked in a dispute with Japan over […]

Russian Ballistic Missile Threat

Russian Ballistic Missile Threat

April 15, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin During April-2014 the Russian military successfully launched and tested a new (mobile launched) multi-warhead ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) to validate it’s reliability. An unmentioned number of simulated nuclear warheads landed at an impact range in the Russian Far East of the SS-27 Mod 2 missile (NATO reporting name SS-29) […]

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