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Beijing claims nearly all of the waterway and has been turning reefs and islets into islands and installing military facilities such as runways and equipment on them, such as this radome on Panganiban Reef. Click to enlarge

China’s aggressive militarization of disputed South China Sea

Beijing transforms seven reefs in the disputed Spratly Islands into military island fortresses

Vinh Chau Chinese at the Seven Wonders Restaurant, Saigon, 2018. Click to enlarge

The Chinese in Southern Vietnam

Linh Dinh on the lessons of history and why there is no Chinese version of Howard Stern or Jerry Springer

Nuclear capable Agni-IV. Click to enlarge

China Is Starting to See India as a Major Threat

More and more, scholars in China see India replacing Japan as the second biggest threat to Beijing, following the U.S.

Mad Dogs of War

According to U.S. Defence Secretary Mattis, terrorism is no longer the primary threat to America’s security. Russia and China are. Brother Nathanael explains

"Homophobia" Means China Will Eclipse the West

“Homophobia” Means China Will Eclipse the West

It’s a historical fact that homosexuality flourishes amid social and cultural decline. So it’s no surprise to find that the worst place for LGBT right now is China

‘Tiananmen protest toll was 10,000’

“Minimum estimate of civilian dead 10,000,” the then British Ambassador Alan Donald wrote in a secret telegram to London seen by AFP

South Korean-U.S. military drills. Click to enlarge

‘North Korea is a time bomb’: government advisers urge China to prepare for war

The South China Morning Post reports that a former Nanjing Region deputy commander has warned that war could break out on the Korean peninsula any time

US would likely lose war with Russia, China: RAND

US would likely lose war with Russia, China: RAND

Despite its military spending far outstripping Russia’s and China, a Rand Corporation study concludes that the U.S. would likely lose a war with either one

China To Deploy Elite Troops In Syria To Fight Alongside Assad's Army

China To Deploy Elite Troops In Syria To Fight Alongside Assad’s Army

It is estimated that up to 5,000 Chinese Uighurs and their families are currently in Syria, mostly now settled in al-Qaeda controlled Idlib province

China Will Have Ballistic Missile That Can STRIKE ANYWHERE On Earth Ready In Months

China Will Have Ballistic Missile That Can STRIKE ANYWHERE On Earth Ready In Months

China to deploy new missile with a range of 7,500 miles and capable of travelling at ten times the speed of sound

A review of Godfree Roberts’ yin-yang Xi-Trump crystal ball predictions.

People of influence who speak truth to power usually end up in the morgue. That’s why Trump has his own, loyal security team. Whether he will deliver on his promises remains to be seen, however. An analysis of his recent trip to the Far East

Even without nukes, war on the Korean Peninsula could kill up to 300,000 in days, U.S. report says

The U.S. also “runs the risk of a direct military clash with China,” as occurred during the Korean War of 1950-1953, the report said

The Anti-New York Times: Letter to the Editor

The Anti-New York Times: Letter to the Editor

An expatriate Englishman on the joys and benefits of living in China

China’s ‘plot to deploy huge army against North Korea’ amid World War 3 fears

China building six-lane highway in remote, sparsely populated region; thought to be as a route for an invasion force to move quickly into North Korea

More Thoughts on Trump’s UN Declaration of War Against Iran and North Korea

To be frank, writes Paul Craig Roberts, Unless Russia and China can take out the US, the US will take out Russia and China. The only question is who strikes first

China Warns Trump: “We Will Back North Korea If The US Strikes First”

Senior advisor warns Trump, if the U.S. strikes North Korea first China will back its isolated neighbour

Xi’s show of force declares China’s battle readiness to the world

Xi’s show of force declares China’s battle readiness to the world

Parade in Inner Mongolia was markedly different from parades in Tian’anmen Square and underlined the ongoing modernisation of China’s military. Include video

Britain’s new aircraft carriers to test Beijing in South China Sea

As soon as they’ve finished their sea trails Britain’s new aircraft carriers will be deployed to the South China Sea.

For China’s Global Ambitions, ‘Iran Is at the Center of Everything’

Iran was once home to the ‘silk road’ linking east with West. Now China plans to revive that as it builds bridges and high speed rail lines

South China Sea: US bombers challenge China territorial claim with bombers flight

Two U.S. bombers fly over South China Sea in defiance of China’s claim to the waterway