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…

Joe Biden to ‘cooperate with China’ and offer ‘more stable approach’ to Trump trade war | World | News

President Trump has long accused China of unfair trading practices and the theft of intellectual property, while in China, the view exists of the US seeing the country as a threat and so, tries to curb its rise as an economic global superpower. Negotiations are ongoing but have proven very difficult between President Trump and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping. Mr Trump’s tariffs policy is aimed at encouraging American consumers to buy home-grown goods by making imported items from China much more expensive. President Trump has…

China slaps Australia with eye-watering 200% tax on wine exports as trade war erupts | World | News

Beijing has slapped a 200 percent tax on Australian wine as tensions rise between the two nations. Australia has drawn the wrath of Beijing by calling for an international investigation into China’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. A strain in relations has also been amplified by China detaining Australian journalist Cheng Lei without charge. Canberra has also attacked China’s expansionist ambitions in the South China Sea that has seen Australia sign a mutual defence agreement with Japan, a traditional rival to Beijing. All of the contentions between both…

China’s First Homemade Aircraft Carrier Is Nearly Ready for War

China’s first home-built carrier will soon fire weapons, launch fighter jets and coordinate with other surface warships in the South China Sea on a high-profile deployment, a moving signaling the rapid growth of the countries’ expansionist Naval ambition to project greater amounts of global power.  The Shandong, China’s first indigenous carrier, has deployed on its “third voyage” of the year, according to a Chinese government-backed Global Times newspaper, which is reporting that the carrier “could return to the South China Sea, where its homeport is located.”  “For its latest sortie,…

Manish Tewari | Theatres of the New Cold War

The next theatre of the Cold War would be Africa where the Chinese have invested resources much before the formal commencement of the BRI What would the new Cold War look like as China attempts to achieve its misconceived tryst with the destiny of becoming the world’s pre-eminent power by 2049, completing one hundred years as a modern communist state albeit with capitalist characters? Where then would China’s push points lie? The first and obvious one — is the Western Pacific. China has been now for decades trying to break…

World War 3 fears as China’s army steps up war prep with civilian mobilisation drills | World | News

Over the weekend, workers in Chinese car factories were mobilised by the People’s Liberation Army as the Communist nation conducted strategic military-civil “deep fusion” exercises in southwestern China amid growing global tensions. According to Beijing’s official military news site JS7tv, the protocols simulated was a requisition order for large platform trailers. Car factories also temporarily repurposed their equipment and staff to convert 20-ton semi-trailer trucks into larger, sturdier vehicles. These vehicles will be capable of transporting a 40-ton Type 59 main battle tank across China’s integrated network of highways. It…

Why US Army That Stands One Step Away From War With China Is Training With The Chinese PLA?

After months of warning each other with a military confrontation, the US Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have taken a U-turn and held a joint training on humanitarian disaster response. F-35 vs F-15: Why Qatari F-15 Eagles ‘Stand No Chance’ Against Israeli / Emirati F-35 Stealth Jets? The Disaster Management Exchange (DME) is an annual training event held every year alternating between the US and China as hosts. The exercise started in 2005 when militaries began talking about a cooperated response in an event of a major…

South China Sea: Biden to give China cold war ‘buffering period’ with ‘moderate approach’ | World | News

However, Mr Biden’s approach may not be too far from Donald Trump’s experts have warned. In addition, some observers warn Donald Trump could use his final months of presidency to worsen US-China relations. It follows Mr Biden’s presidential election victory over the weekend, when he secured enough electoral votes to beat Donald Trump. The Democrat will become president when following an inauguration ceremony in January next year. Mr Biden has already addressed the US in a victory speech in which he stressed the importance of “unity” within the nation. Now,…

Australia joining Malabar war games called ‘hollow bluff’ by China

It’s a “hollow bluff”. It’s “irrational”. It’s “interference”. Beijing is upset India has invited Australia to join it, Japan and the United States to play war games in its own backyard. But China only has itself to blame. For the first time in more than a decade, the warships of all four major Indo-Pacific democracies are manoeuvring together in the Malabar naval exercises. It marks an evolution of an informal ‘Quad’ partnership into a potential strategic alliance. It also represents a seismic shift in the regional power balance. “In essence,…

Lest they forget – The changing legacy of the second world war in China | Books & arts

Nov 7th 2020 China’s Good War. By Rana Mitter. Belknap Press; 336 pages; $27.95 and £22.95 THE WAY the second world war is remembered—and used—is always changing. In Britain, the Blitz is invoked in every new crisis. In America, the attack on Pearl Harbour resonated anew after 9/11. Yet, as Rana Mitter of Oxford University shows in “China’s Good War”, nowhere have successive generations thought more differently about the conflict than in China, where it is seen through the prism of the Japanese invasion that began in 1931. In his…