China's first aircraft carrier, purchased from the Ukraine, refitted and modernised. Click to enlarge

China’s first self-built aircraft carrier likely nuclear-powered

China’s second aircraft carrier reportedly close to completion

Why China Will Base an Aircraft Carrier Near the South China Sea

Soon to be launched second Chinese aircraft carrier will be based near the South China Sea, at a newly built port capable of supporting two carriers

China Shares Sink Again as Beijing Scrambles to Calm Markets

Chinese shares gyrated wildly on Tuesday, heightening fears about the financial stability of the world’s second biggest economy.

Australian soldiers move to higher ground_during_amphibious assault in exercise Talisman Sabre 2015

Marines Storm Aussie Beach Under China’s Gaze Amid Tensions

Sending a clear signal to China over its expansion in the South China Sea

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr., testifies during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing to become the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 9, 2015

Dunford Tells Congress Russia Poses Greatest Threat to US Security

At a confirmation hearing for his appointment as the next Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Dunford said Russia was the No. 1 threat to U.S. security. China was No. 2

Guess What Happened The Last Time The Chinese Stock Market Crashed Like This?

Guess What Happened The Last Time The Chinese Stock Market Crashed Like This?

Another sign that a U.S. stock market crash is imminent?

Threat of war with major power ‘low, but growing,’ military strategy report warns

Future conflicts for the U.S. will likely be fought with diminished resources, Gen. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote in a foreword to the report. With Iran, China and Russia prime contenders as future adversaries

U.S. - China -- "A War Without Limits"

U.S. – China — “A War Without Limits”

“War is inevitable.” — Quote in a Chinese newspaper last week

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters. Click to enlarge

China gives more details on South China Sea facilities

Military facilities under construction on the disputed islands include a 3,000-metre (10,000-foot) runway and airborne early warning radars, which could be operational by the year-end

Artists conception of Artists impression of Chinese hypersonic vehicle. Click to enlarge

China defence ministry confirms test of supersonic nuclear delivery vehicle Wu-14

China confirms 4th test of hypersonic glide vehicle thought to be capable of speeds up to Mach 10, or around 7,680 miles per hour

US defense chief Ash Carter says China’s island-building erodes security

U.S. Secretary of Defense calls for halt in construction on reclaimed land in disputed island chain

USS Fort Worth on patrol near the Spratly Islands. Click to enlarge

China warns of Spratly Islands counter-attack on ‘meddling’ rivals

Tensions mount over disputed islands in the South China Sea

A rocket carrying a lunar probe is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center

China’s Secret Space Weapons Have the Pentagon Worried

According to a recent Pentagon assessment: “China possesses the most rapidly maturing space program in the world.”

Pentagon: China Launches Mysterious Objects Into Space

Brian Weeden from the Secure World Foundation told Reuters. “The Pentagon is clearly increasingly alarmed about China’s growing space capabilities and counterspace capabilities.”

Chinese Yi Long drone. Click to enlarge

China Preparing for Drone Warfare

China plans to produce more than 40,000 drones for its military

Chinese warships to join Russian Navy in Black Sea, Mediterranean for historic drill

As NATO steps up its presence on Russia’s western borders, Russian and Chinese warships prepare for war games in the Mediterranean

China, Russia to hold first joint Mediterranean naval drills in May

The drills come as the U.S. ramps up military cooperation with its Asian allies in response to China’s growing naval profile

China's Shenyang J-11 fighter in flight

The Chinese Air Force’s Super Weapon: Beware the J-11D Fighter

Based on the Russian Su-27 but with upgraded radar, avionics and weapons. Includes video

Satellite images released by Jane’s Defense Weekly show that, between Feb. 6 and March 23, China built the first section of a concrete runway on Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands archipelago, which at least three other countries claim. Click to enlarge

China Building Aircraft Runway in Disputed Spratly Islands

China consolidates hold over disputed South China Sea islands

Israel applies to become founding member of China development bank

Following Britain, Tel Aviv joins 40 other countries in a move that is likely to widen its rift with Washington