China has its own security concerns about violence in the region.
Joel Wuthnow, Phillip C. Saunders & more
Chinese Communist Party Secretary Xi Jinping kicked off the latest round of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) reforms at a September 3, 2015 military parade. The reforms could result in a leaner, more combat-effective PLA. This could create new...
“Wish Lanterns” follows the lives of six Chinese born between 1985 and 1990 as they grow up, go to school, and pursue their aspirations. Millennials are a transformational generation in China, heralding key societal and cultural shifts, and they are...
The Philippine Islands has a problem. It has international law on its side in its quarrel with China over maritime territory, but no policeman walking his beat to enforce the law. That means that, despite an international court’s findings, the...
The boat had collided with a 300m long Greece-flagged merchant ship, near a group of Japan-controlled islands.
The “Gaofen 3” satellite has a radar system that captures images from space down to 3 feet and can operate in all weather conditions.
Every evening, as regular and obstreperous as a rooster, the People’s Liberation Army (P.L.A.) soldiers sing from the barracks outside my Beijing home, a chorus of teenage troops reminding the neighborhood when it’s dinner time:“Unity is strength,...
Cris Larano and Jeremy Page
Wall Street Journal
Development comes as former Philippine leader heads to China for talks on resolving maritime dispute.
Paul Haenle & Dennis Wilder from Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
As tensions between the United States and China rise over security issues in the Asia-Pacific region, some are concerned about the possibility of conflict between the world’s two largest economies. Dennis Wilder, former Senior Director for East Asia...
China is still territorial under no ‘legal bias’.....
The announcement follows a ruling by an international tribunal earlier this month that rejected China’s claims in the region.
Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn & more from Sinica Podcast
Veteran China journalists Mary Kay Magistad and Gady Epstein discuss the increasingly complex “frenemyship” of China and the United States, the South China Sea, the role of “old China hands,” and how the Middle Kingdom is changing the world and...
Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
Around 2014, the Chinese began to shift their military engagement strategy in Africa to include the deployment of combat-ready infantry units to countries like Mali and South Sudan where the United Nations is being actively targeted by Islamist...
“China's ‘dual-track’ approach offers an excellent opportunity” for dialogue, a Xinhua commentary argues...
Wall Street Journal
ASEAN has long been divided on the South China Sea.
Paul Haenle & Elizabeth Economy from Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
International responses to the tribunal’s ruling in the South China Sea have raised questions about the stability of the Asia-Pacific region and what roles the United States and China have in it. In this podcast, Paul Haenle and Elizabeth Economy...
“We should attach great importance to the rule of law,” Japanese Prim Minister Shinzo Abe said.
The decision comes as several Chinese celebrities speak up against the The Hague’s ruling.
The new drills are the first since last week’s decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague.
By reiterating its policy of “no acceptance, no participation, no recognition, and no implementation,” China has painted itself into a difficult corner and diminished the chances of resolving the myriad maritime disputes—involving Vietnam, Brunei,...
Sim Chi Yin
Mounds of sand sit beneath a row of pile drivers on Dadeng Island, where the Chinese city of Xiamen is building a new airport on reclaimed land.Syril Hung sighs, awe-struck by this scene. The retired editor is looking through a pair of binoculars...
Anna Beth Keim
“Back when I was a soldier on Kinmen, around 1975, the water demons still sometimes killed people,” Xu Shifu (Master Xu) said. The laugh-lines at the corners of his eyes were not visible now, even in the white fluorescent light shining down from the...
Andrew S. Erickson, Peter Dutton & more
On Tuesday in the Hague, the Permanent Court of Arbitration rejected China’s claims that a scattering of rocks and reefs in the contested South China Sea qualify as Exclusive Economic Zones for China. The court found in favor of the Philippines’...
Tribunal in The Hague says China has violated the Philippines’ sovereign rights....
Okech Francis and William Davison
Heavy clashes continued early Monday near the UN’s two bases in the capital Juba.
A ruling from The Hague next week on maritime disputes in the South China Sea is likely to exacerbate frictions between China and the U.S. Both would be better off respecting the central role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...
U.S. is dangerously close to China’s “bottom line”......
Drills are expected to run a day before the UN-backed tribunal ruling is issued, July 11...
Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
Nowhere else in Africa do China’s financial, diplomatic, and geopolitical interests confront as much risk as they do in South Sudan. Beijing has invested billions of dollars in the country’s oil sector, deployed over a thousand troops to serve as U...
The Aviation Industry Corporation of China launches global campaigns and advances....
With the codename “Kunpeng,” and the nickname “Chubby Girl,” this aircraft is set to fly with supplies, tanks, and troops....
Southeast Asian nations deeply divided over how to respond to Beijing’s assertive approach.
U.S. tries to protect freedom of navigation, China challenges....
Jet goes missing 30-40 kilometers off the coast of Nghe An province....
Edward Friedman, Feng Zhang & more
Beginning earlier this year, four-star Admiral Harry Harris, the U.S. Navy’s top commander in the Pacific, has spoken out in speeches, interviews, private meetings, and testimony to Congress urging that the U.S. take more aggressive action against...
The 48-member NSG, set up after India conducted nuclear tests in 1974, regulates the trade of nuclear technology.
The Filipinos' move comes as the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague prepares to deliver a ruling...
Previously, China had only sent its coast guard into Japan’s territorial sea and contiguous zone.
Plans for deep-sea platform—used for mineral hunting and likely military purposes—have been accelerated....
China demands the U.S. to stop close-in survailance flights to avoid their “unsafe interceptions”....
Yidi Wu, Ding Feng & more
It’s graduation time, and Chinese graduates from American colleges are now pondering what to do next: return to China or stay in the U.S. We reached out to recent graduates to ask about their decision-making process and how they view their prospects...
International Business Times
China argued that the situation in the South China Sea had “nothing to do” with the G-7.
Julian G. Ku, M. Taylor Fravel & more
International tensions are rising over the shipping lanes and land formations in the South China Sea. Last week, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force scrambled fighter jets in response to a U.S. Navy ship sailing near the disputed Fiery Cross Reef...
Ostensibly civilian fishermen are ‘buzzing’ US navy ships and those of neighboring countries with rival territorial claims.
Beijing is setting itself up to be repeatedly provoked in the South China Sea. It might even be counting on it.
China says it is fully within its rights not to participate in a legal case lodged by the Philippines against Chinese claims.
Michael Martina, Greg Torode and Ben...
China denounced the U.S. patrol as an illegal threat to peace which only went to show its defense installations in the area were necessary.
Jeremy Page and Trefor Moss
Wall Street Journal
Davao City mayor’s proposal is at odds with U.S.’s multilateral response on maritime disputes.
China's military will carry out more military exercises in the South China Sea this month involving advanced warships and submarines...
Public Radio International
China signed an initial 10-year lease for their base, and will pay $20 million per year in rent.
China’s military has released a rap music video titled “Battle Declaration” as part of a campaign to lure young recruits.
Andrew J. Nathan & Tai Ming Cheung
Late last week, China’s news media were filled with images of President and Party General Secretary Xi Jinping touring the joint battle command center of the Central Military Commission, dressed for the occasion in combat fatigues. The occasion for...
China would safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea, meanwhile maintaining its sovereignty and rights there.
Signs that China might build more island ahead of a U.N. ruling have provoked the U.S. to step up its vigilance.
Wall Street Journal
The Chinese leader’s plan to revamp the armed forces, a milestone in the nation’s emergence from isolationism, faces hurdles at home.
Hrvoje Hranjski, Christopher Bodeen,...
Tensions in the South China Sea are rising, pitting China against smaller and weaker neighbors that all lay claim to islands.
China maintains that “technological research experiments ... within China’s boundaries are normal and are not aimed at any specific nations or targets.”
Correspondents say that the move will be interpreted by some as a propaganda message that he is now in absolute control.
China and Russia called for settlement of the dispute based on negotiation and consultation.
Jamie Crawford, Jim Sciutto and Tim...
China's landing of a military jet on a man-made island in the disputed waters drew a protest from the U.S. military Monday...