China orders military to be ready for war ‘at any second’ as Brit aircraft carrier prepares to sail to South China Sea

CHINA has told its military to be ready to “act at any second” amid rising tensions over disputed territories in the South China Sea. It comes with the UK’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, expected to be deployed to the region in the coming months as part of its first operational mission. 3 Chinese premier Xi Jinping has told the country’s military to be ready to ‘act at any second’Credit: AP:Associated Press 3 It comes with the UK’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, expected to soon be deployed…

2 top AFP officials swap posts to address ‘big maritime concerns’

MANILA — Two three-star military generals have swapped positions, barely two months before the May 9 national and local elections. The Armed Forces of the Philippines vice chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Romeo Tanalgo, exchanged posts with his classmate, the Northern Luzon Command chief, Lt. Gen. Glorioso Miranda. Both officials are members of the Philippine Military Academy “Matikas” Class of 1983 and assumed their new posts on Thursday. The AFP public affairs chief, Col. Noel Detoyato, said the orders for the reassignment of the two officials were signed by President…