Do Taiwan War Games Spell Future Confrontation Over Taiwan?

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., defied White House signals that she not stop in Taiwan on her valedictory tour of Asian capitals, she ignited the worst diplomatic U.S.-China row in decades. And how did last week’s collision turn out for the United States? Writes The New York Times: Speaker Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan began with her “plane departing from Kuala Lumpur and heading southeast toward the Indonesian part of Borneo, then turning north to fly along the eastern part of the Philippines. A more direct — and shorter — route would…

Australia risks being dragged into South China Sea war as region ‘under threat’ from Xi | World | News

Australia has called for a calming of tensions in the South China Sea as fears continue to mount that China may spark a war over Taiwan. Along with the US and Japan, Australian foreign minister Penny Wong called on Beijing to “immediately cease” military exercises around Taiwan. Taiwan’s foreign minister has said the Chinese drills off his nation’s shores show Beijing is “preparing for the invasion of Taiwan”. Beijing, which views the democratic island nation as a Chinese province, sent warships and aircraft across the median line of the Taiwan…

Is Taiwan’s Independence Worth War?

When a man knows he is about to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully, said Dr. Samuel Johnson.  If there is any benefit to be realized from the collision between China and the U.S. over Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, it is this: America needs to reflect long and hard upon what it is we will fight China to defend in the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea. China, after all, is a nuclear-weapons nation with a manufacturing base larger than our own, an economy…

‘We won’t have a clue it’s coming’: Jim Molan’s chilling warning on China’s war with Taiwan, US

A former Australian army major general has warned China could attack US resources in a similar way to the infamous surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II. Liberal Senator Jim Molan believes it’s possible China could achieve its twofold objective of removing American influence from the western Pacific and bringing Taiwan into its control by attacking US resources in the region. ‘Having removed America from the Western Pacific they say to Taiwan, well, Taiwan, what are you going to do now? Are you going to fight on without the…

Probe on drug war killings ‘already part of justice system’ —Palace – Manila Bulletin

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. no longer has to issue an order to speed up the investigation on drug war-related killings as “it is already a part of the justice system.” President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. (Noel Pabalate) Press Secretary Trixi Cruz-Angeles stated this on Tuesday, Aug. 2 when asked whether the President has ordered a swifter investigation on the alleged crimes in the previous administration’s anti-illegal drugs campaign after he declared that the country has no intention in rejoining the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is looking to reopen…

NOW Corp.’s Newsnet takes next round vs. NTC in telco war – Manila Bulletin

So are we finally be seeing a new major telco player? It should be a most likely scenario after the Court of Appeals (CA) Special Eighth Division on July 20, 2022 ruled in favor of News and Entertainment Network Corp. on its long-running application for operation and frequency before the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC). NOW Telecom and Newsnet are affiliates of NOW Corporation, which has been vying for the next available slot in the telco market. The CA Eighth Division has just recently ruled on a Petition for Mandamus by…

China’s War Games in South China Sea Push Against World Order

China began five days of large-scale war games in the South China Sea on July 16 in response to an American aircraft carrier and a separate United States destroyer group sailing through the region. The Hainan Maritime Safety Administration published a navigation warning saying the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s exercises would occur in an area of around 38,600 square miles within the Paracel archipelago. The announcement came just one day after the U.S.’s Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group navigated through the South China Sea on its first deployment there in…

War Clouds over South China Sea- Will China attack Taiwan?

The conflict between Taiwan (Republic of China) & mainland China (Peoples Republic of China) is not new. It is almost three quarters century old but recent developments suggest that the situation is getting too worse with each passing day. On one hand the airspace & other territorial violation by China are increasing day by day, US is flexing its muscles in South China Sea in favour of Taiwan is increasing the tensions on the other hand.   Chinese territorial ambitions are endless which is visible from its historical claim…

SolGen Guevarra confirms PBBM’s meet with key Cabinet officials on ICC’s drugs war probe – Manila Bulletin

News / National / SolGen Guevarra confirms PBBM’s meet with key Cabinet officials on ICC’s drugs war probe SolGen Guevarra confirms PBBM’s meet with key Cabinet officials on ICC’s drugs war probe Solicitor General Menardo I. Guevarra President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has met with key Cabinet officials and discussed the investigation being insisted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on alleged crimes committed during illegal drugs operations by the previous administration. But Solicitor General Menardo I. Guevarra, who was present during Wednesday’s, July 27, meeting declined to give details.…