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Thank America's Debt for China's Rise


China continues to make bold moves in the direction of fulfilling its ambitions of being the great global power. While China has certainly experienced economic fits—their stock market downturn in 2016 led many observers, … 1,661 more words


China accuses U.S. warship of entering territorial waters without permission

​China’s foreign ministry has accused a U.S. warship of entering its territorial waters without permission and said it would take necessary measures to ensure its sovereignty is protected. 200 more words

Winning the Historical Narrative: Zheng He Helps Beijing Claim the South China Sea

It seems as if the majority of the world has forgotten about the South China Sea dispute and China’s not-so-subtle programme of land reclamation and military installation around the disputed island chains that pockmark this critical waterway. 1,067 more words


China, Philippines agree to peaceful resolution of South China Sea differences

China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid force to resolve their differences over the South China Sea, according to a joint statement issued on Thursday by China at the end of a visit to Manila by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. 286 more words

Some Americans Are Deeply in Thucydides Trap and Want Trump in

On October 28, I had a post titled “China’s Wisdom Tested when the US Likely Falls into Thucydides Trap” on Daniel Kliman and Zack Cooper’s October-27 article “Washington Has a Bad Case of China ADHD” that reflects US security experts’ Thucydides Trap mentality. 948 more words

No Sea-Change as ASEAN Turns 50

by Lucio Pitlo III / Aug 22, 2017

Originally Posted at China-US Focus

ASEAN meetings almost always generate expectations of raising the South China Sea (SCS) disputes to the point where the success of the meeting boils down to how tough the adopted language is in the final official statements. 1,362 more words

International Relations

“Locked and loaded” for ship collisions: is the US Navy too arrogant to give way?

Not one, but two United States Navy maritime collisions have occurred in less than two months in the “freedom of navigation” sea lanes the US government proclaims of the seas in the Far East. 836 more words