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US expects China’s marine corps to grow to more than 30,000 personnel

US expects China’s marine corps to grow to more than 30,000 personnel

As its overseas ambitions grow, China is to add tens of thousands more to its marine corps. With a view to eventually expanding to seven brigades of 100,000 marines

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Beijing Responds with Their Own Tariffs. US-China Trade

A trade dispute between China and the U.S. is turning into a trade war. Will it escalate still further into a military confrontation?

Chinese Muslim woman pass through checkpoint in Xinjiang province

UN Accuses China of Holding 1 Million Uighur Muslims In “Massive Internment Camps”

UN accuses China of holding nearly a million ethnic Uighurs in a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy”

Type 052D Luyang-III Class destroyer. Click to enlarge

China Has Just Launched a New Guided-Missile Destroyer. Here’s Why the Navy Should Worry.

Chinese naval expansion continues as it launches the 14th of its Aegis-type destroyers

‘We shall not fail!’ — The US Navy’s new submarine fleet commander vows to take on Russia and China

Commander of the U.S. submarine fleet warns that facing up to the challenge posed by Russia and China is now the U.S. Navy’s prime task

China’s hypersonic aircraft, Starry Sky-2, could be used to carry nuclear missiles at six times the speed of sound

China’s hypersonic aircraft, Starry Sky-2, could be used to carry nuclear missiles at six times the speed of sound

First test flight deemed a “hug success”

President Xi Jinping with Russian President Putin at G20 summit in St Petersburg. Click to enlarge

Two Knockout Blows to US Imperialism: De-Dollarization and Hypersonic Weapons

Russia and China’s shared mission now seems to be to contain the US’s declining imperial power. Federico Peiraccini explains

In blow to Trump, China rejects US request to cut Iran oil imports

In blow to Trump, China rejects US request to cut Iran oil imports

Not only has China rejected U.S. calls to cut oil imports but India, the second biggest purchaser of Iranian crude, has just increased its imports by 30 percent

RIMPAC-2018: What Makes it So Special This Year?

More than just a military exercise, RIMPAC-2018 is also about forging new alliances that the U.S. hopes one day will help contain China and Russia too

Big Brother is watching: China’s AI CCTV can recognise ‘anyone, anywhere’

The technology may have been pioneered in China but it is only a matter of time before it is duplicated in the West. If it hasn’t already been duplicated

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Threaded screw found embedded inside 300-million-year-old rock

So how does a threaded screw end up in a 300-million-year-old rock?

The Pentagon Expands Its Provocative Encirclement of China

The Pentagon Expands Its Provocative Encirclement of China

Just as it is doing with Russia, there are ominous signs that the U.S. is preparing for military confrontation with China. Michael T. Klare explains

China just showed it has a new ‘Dark Sword’ fighter jet — and it’s a nightmare for the US

Newly released images of a hitherto unknown UAV reveal China is fast closing the gap in military technology with the West

China Uses Facial Recognition to Fence In Villagers in Far West

China Uses Facial Recognition to Fence In Villagers in Far West

China using the restive, Muslim dominated region of Xinjiang as a test-bed for new facial recognition technology

China Has Dispatched Warships to Challenge U.S. Vessels Sailing Near Disputed Islands

US Navy in a “freedom of navigation” exercise near disputed islands in the South China Sea

Russia, China Would Destroy U.S. Command Aircraft on ‘Day 1′ of War, Air Force Warns

Russian air defence systems would down U.S. command and control aircraft from the outset if war broke out, says U.S. Air Force Secretary

China lands nuclear strike-capable bombers on South China Sea islands

China begins what it describes as preparation for “the west Pacific and the battle for the South China Sea”.

A still from a Russian government video shows the Kinzhal missile detaching from a MiG-31 aircraft. Click to enlarge

Hypersonic Weapons: The Perfect Tool for Asymmetrical Warfare

Federico Pieraccini looks at a range of weapons being developed that will become increasingly important in the future, where America is now lagging far behind

First China-made aircraft carrier starts sea trials: state media

China’s second aircraft carrier set sail Sunday to test its engines, propulsion and navigation systems

Chinese laser system: the Low Altitude Guard II. Click to enlarge

Pentagon Confirms Chinese Fired Lasers at U.S. Pilots

Several U.S. pilots injured by laser weapons fired from China’s military base in Djibouti