Analyst on Chinese expansionism — BenarNews

Senior U.S. officials are traveling to India this week for talks among the so-called Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or “Quad” comprised of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. It is widely viewed as a move by like-minded democracies to contend with an increasingly assertive China and its rising military power.  Radio Free Asia (RFA), an online news affiliate of BenarNews, recently conducted an email interview with Satoru Nagao, an analyst on U.S.-Japan-India security cooperation who is a non-resident fellow at the Hudson Institute, a Washington-based think tank. He discussed China’s…

Taiwan warns China threat may escalate after Xi wins 3rd term

TAIPEI — China’s threats toward Taiwan could escalate, especially after Chinese leader Xi Jinping consolidates power by gaining a third term during the Communist Party’s national congress next month, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Wednesday. Taiwan’s top diplomat told Nikkei Asia in an exclusive interview in Taipei that Beijing’s increasing aggression is a global threat. Source link

Strong quake shakes Mexico days after deadly tremor – Manila Bulletin

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — A strong earthquake jolted Mexico on Thursday, sending people rushing out into the streets of the capital in the middle of the night, days after a powerful tremor left at least two people dead. Soldiers and members of civil defence work to unblock access to three houses that collapsed after yesterday’s earthquake in Colima, state of Colima, Mexico, on September 20, 2022. Two people were killed and dozens of buildings were damaged by a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on the anniversary of two…

Chinese troops drive away fishing vessels from disputed waters — Radio Free Asia

A newly emerged Chinese military video shows how People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops on China-occupied islands in the South China Sea have been driving away fishing vessels from neighboring countries despite a tribunal ruling against Chinese claims. State-run national military channel CCTV-7 reported on Monday that during last weekend’s Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, soldiers stationed on Mischief Reef, an artificial island that China has occupied since 1994, “successfully” warned away an unidentified foreign fishing boat from surrounding waters. In 2016, an international tribunal in the Hague ruled that Mischief Reef, located…

Japan, Philippines vow to beef up security cooperation

The leaders of Japan and the Philippines agreed Wednesday their countries will further strengthen cooperation in sectors such as security, energy and infrastructure, according to the Japanese government. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. also discussed regional issues including those related to the East and South China seas in their talks in New York, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said, amid China’s growing maritime assertiveness. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (R) and Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. shake hands as they meet on Sept. 21, 2022,…

TESDA to further improve tech-voc programs in 2023 – Manila Bulletin

Expect the technical vocational programs of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to further improve next year. TESDA This, as the agency implements more innovative programs to respond to the needs, demands, and expectations of the industry and learners. In a statement, TESDA Director General Danilo P. Cruz said that the country’s technical vocational education and training (TVET) needs to be rebranded to improve its image or perception among young people, parents, and employers. “TESDA needs to intensify the promotion of TVET as a viable path for post-secondary…

[Mission 2023] SECURE SYNOPSIS: 14 September 2022

  NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same time gives you extra points in the form of background information.   General Studies – 1   Topic: Indian Society 1. “Modern slavery occurs in almost every society, and cuts across ethnic, cultural and religious lines”. Elaborate on the reason behind it and suggest solutions. (250 Words) Reference: Indian Express…

Not Impressive! Top US Commander ‘Rubbishes’ China’s J-20 Threat; Says ‘Not Anything To Lose Sleep Over’

China’s J-20 stealth fighter jet is touted as the answer to the United States’ fifth-generation fighter platforms. However, a top US Air Force commander appears unimpressed with the aircraft, saying, “it [J-20] seems okay. It’s not anything to lose a lot of sleep over.”  Merhaba UAE! Turkey Sells 20 Bayraktar TB2 Drones To Abu Dhabi; Could Acquire Upto 120 UAVs To Counter Iranian Threat – Reuters Ukraine ‘Shot Down’ 55 Russian Warplanes Mostly Using ‘SA Series’ Surface-To-Air Missiles – USAF General The J-20 is the first stealth combat aircraft designed…

SHDA bats for equal access to property ownership – Manila Bulletin

The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA) will highlight “equal access to property ownership” in the upcoming housing expo as part of its strategy for inclusiveness and to help he industry bounce back. Joy de Joya, SHDA governor and housing Expo committee chair, said the 7TH Housing Expo is slated on October 7-9 will feature an extensive selection of property offerings, construction supplies, and housing and financial services for home buyers and owners. The event runs back-to-back with the 30th Annual National Developers Convention. Citing data based on DHSUD’s study,…

China Loses $11B Philipines Deal; Korean, European Firms Win Contract To Develop A Strategic Airport In ASEAN Nation

A consortium composed of Philippine, European, and South Korean companies has secured a contract for a US$11 billion airport project in the Philippines that China previously eyed, the group announced on September 15. Aliens Hovering Over Ukraine? Kyiv’s Main Observatory Says County’s Airspace Visited By Numerous UFOs With No Military Link US Army Takes US Navy’s Tomahawk Cruise Missile, SM-6 Missile To Hit ‘Russia & China’ At Medium Ranges Lockheed ‘ReWins’ $5.5B Swiss Fighter Deal; Lawmakers Clear Way For Procurement Of 36 F-35 Aircraft The Cavite provincial government in the…