Foreign Ministers address NATO 2030, Afghanistan, Russia, security in the Black Sea region, and the rise of China

December 2, 2020 – NATO foreign ministers concluded two days of virtual meetings on Wednesday (2 December 2020) to discuss key issues, including NATO’s adaptation, Russia’s military build-up, the rise of China, and Afghanistan. Addressing the situation in Afghanistan, Allies underlined their commitment to the NATO training mission and to supporting the Afghan security forces in the fight against terrorism.…

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Vietnam Calls for Humane Treatment of Fishermen by China

November 4, 2020 (VNA) – Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyễn Quốc Dũng stressed the need to promote “dialogue and cooperation between ASEAN and China in ensuring just and humane treatment of fishermen,” especially those who are in danger, as a priority area of cooperation between the two sides. He made the statement at the “Workshop on Promoting Cooperation…

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While Pillaging South American Fish Stocks, Chine Cries Foul Over US Destroyer

October 9, 2020 – A People’s Liberation Army (PLA) spokesman on Friday said a U.S. destroyer sailed past the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea “without permission”, calling the sailing “dangerous” and “provocative.” The Chinese navy is aware of the U.S. navigation and sent naval and aerial forces to monitor the sailing. Hilariously, China calls international waters as their…

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China Conducts Second Seaborne Space Launch

September 15, 2020 (Global Times) – China conducted its second seaborne space launch early Tuesday morning, with a Long March-11 solid propellant light launch vehicle lifting off from a mobile floating platform in the Yellow Sea, in waters off the coast of East China’s Shandong Province. Compared with the first launch, developers have further optimized and streamlined its sea launch…

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Taiwan Holds Han Kuang Exercise 36 Computer War Game

September 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Ministry of National Defense stated today (21) that the “Han Kuang Exercise No. 36 Computer War Game Game” has been executed last week. The latest regional situation and new enemy threats have been incorporated into the exercise process, and the needs of Taiwan and Penghu defense operations will be the main training axis.…

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Jacksonville Woman Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Illegally Exporting Maritime Raiding Craft and Engines to China

September 16, 2020 – Yang Yang (34, Jacksonville) has pleaded guilty to conspiring to submit false export information through the federal government’s Automated Export System and to fraudulently export to China maritime raiding craft and engines in violation of United States (U.S.) law, and also to attempting to fraudulently export that equipment in violation of U.S. law. Yang faces a…

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China Retires Last Two Type 051 Destroyers

September 1, 2020 – A naval flotilla under the PLA Southern Theater Command last Friday held a decommissioning ceremony for two destroyers, the Zhanjiang (Hull 165) and the Zhuhai (Hull 166), both of which had served in the PLA Navy (PLAN) for nearly 30 years. The ceremony marked the final retirement of all the Type-051 destroyers, as China’s first-generation guided-missile…

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Taiwan Denies US Aircraft Operating From Their Territory

September 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “US military planes are suspected to be flying from Taiwan to Japan?” Yiqing, the Air Force Command solemnly refuted this (31) day. This is false information and completely inconsistent with the facts. The Air Force Command pointed out that the false information released by the Chinese Communist Party’s…

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China, Russia Nearing Status as U.S. Nuclear Peers, Stratcom Commander Says

July 30, 2020 – For the first time, the United States will face two peer competitors with nuclear capabilities — China and Russia — by the end of this decade, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said. Speaking today at the Nuclear Deterrence Forum sponsored by the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute, Navy Adm. Charles A. Richard discussed the rapid…

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