Hong Kong as a Key Battlefield in the New Cold War

The increasingly aggressive US posture toward China has led to sanctions against Hong Kong officials for their roles in the recent crackdown, as well as the growing rejection of Chinese technology giants like Huawei from US markets. But its primary target is Hong Kong’s role as an international financial center. What is the next American step on this battlefield of the new cold war? Hong Kong as China’s Golden Goose As a center for international finance, Hong Kong is the main battlefield for the new cold war between the United…

How to Avoid Hot War With Ruthless China

“I have not spoken to him in a while because I don’t want to speak to him,” President Trump told the Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney on October 15, referring to Xi Jinping, the Chinese ruler. Trump spoke as national security professionals have been urging him to enter into long-term discussions with China. Among them is the architect of modern American China policy. Washington and Beijing, Henry Kissinger said this month, must talk to each other to establish “the limits beyond which they will not push threats.” “You can say…

Will Trump’s October surprise be a hot war with China?

On Oct. 7, Donald Trump, fresh out of a multi-day hospital stay with COVID-19 and after multiple reports had described the White House as a coronavirus hotspot, said he will “make China pay.” “This is China’s fault. Just remember that,” he said. Just a day earlier, China told the United States to end its “Cold War mentality.” Since COVID-19 emerged in China in November 2019, senior officials in both countries have increasingly upped the ante with their words of war, alongside military moves and countermoves. The epicenter of those tensions…

Pat Buchanan: Is war with China becoming inevitable? | Nvdaily

“The Indians are seeing 60,000 Chinese soldiers on their northern border,” Secretary of State Michael Pompeo ominously warned on Friday. He spelled out what he meant to commentator Larry O’Connor: “The Chinese have now begun to amass huge forces against India in the north. … They absolutely need the United States to be their ally and partner in this fight.” Pompeo had just returned from a Tokyo gathering of foreign ministers from the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or “Quad,” the group of four democracies – U.S., Japan, Australia, India – whose…

Xi stresses war preparedness during PLA Navy Marine Corps visit

President Xi Jinping on Tuesday inspects the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Marine Corps in Chaozhou, South China’s Guangdong Province. Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, said the Marine Corps is an elite combat force for amphibious operations, and it shoulders the important duties of safeguarding the country’s sovereignty security, territorial integrity, maritime interests, and overseas interests. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping inspected the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Marine Corps in Chaozhou on Tuesday amid his ongoing…

Pat Buchanan: Is war with China becoming inevitable?

TribLIVE’s Daily and Weekly email newsletters deliver the news you want and information you need, right to your inbox. 12 minutes ago “The Indians are seeing 60,000 Chinese soldiers on their northern border,” Secretary of State Michael Pompeo ominously warned Friday. He spelled out what he meant to commentator Larry O’Connor: “The Chinese have now begun to amass huge forces against India in the north. … They absolutely need the United States to be their ally and partner in this fight.” Pompeo had just returned from a Tokyo gathering of…

South China Sea news: World War 3 alert as Beijing using pandemic to ‘step up’ control | World | News

China Analyst, Imogen Page-Jarrett, explained China has taken advantage of the pandemic to increase its hold on the South China Sea and step up nefarious activity in the Himalayan region with India sparking World War 3 fears as the Communist regime aggressively asserts its global dominance. President Xi Jinping claims China has a historic right of ownership to almost the entire South China Sea, despite a 2016 international arbitration ruling saying Beijing’s claim had no legal basis under international law. But the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei also have overlapping…

South China Sea outrage: Terrifying warning Beijing is ‘preparing for World War 3’ | World | News

Described by many as “island fortresses”, China has engulfed the South China Sea with man-made island bases and has been accused of forming them specifically for military purposes. The key issue for other Asian neighbours is the placement of these bases in archipelagos that are under sovereignty claims by multiple countries. The Spratly Islands are claimed by China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei – and have become the cornerstone of China’s quest for dominance in the region. Some photographs showed cargo ships and supply vessels, which The Philippine…

Australia-China news: Senator admits ‘economic war’ now at hand with Xi Jinping | World | News

With tensions between the countries at a low point, an Australian senator claimed the relationship was now worse than at any point since Tiananmen Square. Joel Fitzgibbon, the Shadow Minister for Agriculture, also criticised the current Australian government for not attempting to restore relations with the emerging power. Mr Fitzgibbon hit out at the crippling 80 percent tariffs placed on Australian barley growers by China. He also pointed to the suspension of five red meat processing plants and China’s trade investigation into wine. Mr Fitzgibbon said: “We are in an…

Duterte on alleged rights abuses linked to drug war: I did not kill anyone, or order the killing of a person

Under fire for alleged rights abuses linked to his drug war, President Duterte insisted that he has neither killed anyone nor ordered the murder of a person.  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO) The President however admitted that he could not stop the killing of criminals since there is a raging war against illegal drugs and other crimes in the country. “At maraming sinasabi ‘Rule of law, hindi ka naman sumusunod, marami kang pinapatay.” Wala ho akong pinatay na tao (Many say, ‘Rule of law but you don’t…