CHINA launched a massive navy drill in the South China Sea with 40 warships in an overt display of military muscle

Chinese state media says the exercises are centred on the aircraft carrier Liaoning, with warships combining from the North, East and South Sea fleets.  This is the first time China’s refurbished Soviet-era aircraft carrier, Liaoning, has engaged in large-scale live-fire drills. It comes as the United States has three aircraft carrier battle groups converging on the... Continue Reading →

The South China Sea is now a ‘core interest’ of Beijing — and that’s a problem for its neighbors

China’s aggressive posture toward the South China Sea has been stirring tensions in the region, and a new national security law suggests that Beijing is just getting started. The new law calls for security to be maintained in all fields, including culture, education, and cyberspace. Moreover, as reported by The New York Times, the law’s passage indicates... Continue Reading →

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