Monthly Archives: August 2020

South China Sea Beware of US ‘sabotage’, Beijing warns Southeast Asia Diplomatic spats in the Philippines and Myanmar show the two superpowers are jostling for influence in the region as ties deteriorate, experts say US diplomats raise eyebrows with use of the term ‘West Philippines Sea’ and for warning Myanmar of Chinese ‘exploitation’

Beware of US 'sabotage', Beijing 1

By Raissa Robles China’s Ambassador to the Philippines has urged Southeast Asian countries to be on guard against US attempts to “sabotage” the region’s stability by inserting itself into the South China Sea disputes. The comments by Huang Xilian follow

Ladakh face-off with China Let the military prove its worth

By Ajai Shukla The situation in Ladakh can best be described as one of “ugly stability”. There is no fighting but Indian and Chinese troops continue to confront each other in several places, despite limited withdrawals by both sides in

Two million troops are ready at any time? Foreign Minister Wang was furious & seriously warned the United States

Two million troops are ready at any time1

  At the press conference, a reporter asked Wang Yi, a spokesperson for the outreach ministry: US President Trump wanted to send his own investigator to China to investigate the epidemic-related situation. If China has deliberate responsibility for the spread

Chinese troops reject Hot Spring disengagement PLA refuses to pull back 1 km

Chinese troops reject Hot Spring disengagement3

  By Ajai Shukla In a blow to hopes of a Chinese withdrawal in the Hot Spring area of Ladakh, negotiators from China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have refused to withdraw after crossing several kilometres (km) into India’s side of

India’s United State – backed decoupling from China is a very dangerous development

India's United State - backed decoupling from 2

By Andrew Korybko For all intents and purposes, India seems to have unofficially decided to “decouple” itself from its “fellow” BRICS and SCO “partner” China, but this US-backed development is dangerous since the South Asian state might not be able

What does Afghanistan’s latest outreach to Pakistan mean for India?

What does Afghanistan's latest 1

Abdullah Abdullah, who is chairing Kabul’s peace efforts, is set to visit Pakistan soon. Should India be worried? By Aparna Pande & Vinay Kaura While Afghanistan recognizes that Pakistan cannot be the anchor of its post-U.S. exit foreign and strategic

Sixth generation warfare

Sixth generation warfare3

By Samson Simon Sharaf Fifth generation warfare is entering a phase beyond common understanding. It is a hybrid zone towards the sixth generation, beyond the six levels known a decade back. This development bypasses the balance imposed by nuclear deterrence,

Did a Chinese hack kill Canada’s greatest tech company?

Did a Chinese hack kill Canada's 3

Nortel was once a world leader in wireless technology – Then came a hack and the rise of Huawei By Natalie Obiko Pearson The documents began arriving in China at 8:48 a.m. on a Saturday in April 2004. There were

1962 War ‘Secret reports’ lost forever?

Indian Officers

By Claude Arpi ‘The Himmatsinghji Report is still ‘missing’.’ ‘It is a great loss for the knowledge of India’s borders.’ ‘It would have an immense value at a time China is bound to shift its attention to other border fronts

Real reason for ‘grave concern’ over Hong Kong security law

FILES-CHINA-HONG KONG-POLITICS-UNREST

For long, Hong Kong was used by foreign powers as a staging ground for anti-China intrigue; that will be much harder now By Ken Moak Before and since China passed the national-security law (NSL) for Hong Kong, many in the