South East Asia

Battle Of Legacies In China As Xi Consolidates Position – Analysis

China has one of the most hide-bound rituals for its political events that overawe its audience with pageantry, but with a definite intention of such proceedings. The November plenary session, in which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) elite gathered, in the run-up to the 2022 National Congress was no different. …

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China’s Growing Influence In The South Caucasus – Analysis

While the United States is adapting to the challenges of a multipolar world and a global geopolitical recalibration, the People’s Republic of China is employing its geo-economic tools to identify power vacuums in the international landscape and to fill the void of American leadership. The combination of former President Donald …

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Russia, China sign roadmap for closer military cooperation

Russia’s defense chief on Tuesday signed a roadmap for closer military ties with China, pointing to increasingly frequent U.S. strategic bomber flights near both countries’ borders. During a video call, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe “expressed a shared interest in stepping up strategic military exercises …

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Predicting Allies’ Choices In An Era Of US-China Competition – Analysis

In today’s environment of growing US-China competition, America’s allies are increasingly faced with a series of what international relations authority Dr. Victor Cha calls “binary choices” between the two powers. “Open competition in relations between the United States and China has dramatically changed the environment in which the US must …

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US Political Outreach To China Imperiously ReBuffed -Analysis

Manifesting Communist China’s current supercharged aggressive mood US President Joe Biden’s well-intentioned political outreach in November 2021 to Communist China to defuse highly surcharged strategic environment over Taiwan was imperiously rebuffed by President Xi Jinping. Perceptional analysis of this Virtual Meet TV Visuals clearly indicates that not only the body-language …

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China’s Geo-Strategic Expansion In The Levant: A Case Study Of Lebanon – Analysis

As soon as the People’s Republic of China was established in 1949, China and the Middle East faced a series of challenges. In recent years, China’s influence in the region has expanded due to its economic interests in energy, trade, infrastructure construction, and diplomatic contacts with the region’s countries. This …

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Defense chief reports to Putin on successful patrol of Russian, Chinese strategic bombers

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu informed President of Russia Vladimir Putin that Russian and Chinese strategic bombers successfully coped with the assigned tasks during their joint air patrol over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea in the Asia-Pacific region, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. The defense …

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Pentagon Says China Remains ‘Pacing Challenge’ For US

The secretary of defense believes that China is a pacing challenge for the Defense Department, the Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said during a news conference Tuesday. Although China is developing capabilities that could potentially threaten the security and stability of neighboring nations in the region and globally, the …

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China’s New Border Law: A Concern For India – Analysis

On 23rd October 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress adopted the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) first dedicated law titled “Land Borders Law” which lays down provisions for border protection and integration of border areas. China currently has a 22,000-kilometre land border with 14 countries which is …

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China’s Maritime Militia Threatens South China Sea Order – Analysis

Hundreds of Chinese maritime militia ships are operating in contested areas of the South China Sea on a consistent basis, according to a new U.S. think tank report that says this poses a significant challenge to “maritime order rooted in international law.” The Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies …

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