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…

2 Bullies warring in S. Asia, USA and China, will wreck the world –

Context is important when listening to the American propaganda oozed by all its media with some rare exceptions. China tends to be a propagandist, but it does not have the media control and therefore has lost the propaganda fight and become a global media pariah even though it most certainly is not. According to a Harvard University study group, “The term “spin” is inadequate to describe how information is distorted in American politics. Increasingly, much of the public believe they are being deliberately misinformed, deceived and manipulated by the information…

Geje Eustaquio picks Rodtang in ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix  – Manila Bulletin

Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio isn’t just keeping tabs on the world of mixed martial arts, he’s also a big fan of the striking sports.   That’s why he’ll keep his eyes glued to the screen during ONE 160: Ok vs. Lee II and ONE Fight Night 1: Moraes vs. Johnson II on August 26 and 27, respectively, when the events play host to the two ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix semifinal bouts.   ONE 160 will see Walter Goncalves take on Superlek Kiatmoo9 in one of the semis clashes, while ONE Fight Night…

World News | ASEAN Raises Concern over China’s Land Reclamations in South China Sea

Phnom Penh [Cambodia], August 5 (ANI): The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has raised concern over China’s land reclamations activities in the South China Sea. “We discussed the situation in the South China Sea, during which concerns were expressed by some Ministers on the land reclamations, activities, serious incidents in the area, including damage to the marine environment, which have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions, and may undermine peace, security, and stability in the region,” ASEAN joint statement said. Also Read | Israel Strikes on Gaza Kill 4,…

Where in the World Is China’s Military?

News Analysis The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is developing infrastructure and access all around the world. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) created a unique process to get countries to agree to give the PLA access to key ports and bases via several methods, including the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). For example, this process can be seen in the first official overseas base—the Doraleh Naval Base in Djibouti, which opened in August 2017. What else has the PLA been up to? This article gathers and highlights some details on PLA…

Chinese Army Begins Drills in South China Sea – World news

“From 00:00 on August 2 (7:00 p.m. on Monday Moscow time) until 24:00 on August 6 (7:00 p.m. Moscow time), military exercises will be conducted in part of the South China Sea,” the agency said in a statement. Entry into the specified area, the coordinates of which are listed on the website, is prohibited, the document says. As the agency notes, the People’s Liberation Army is also holding drills in Dalian (Liaoning Province, Northeast China), in the northern part of the Bohai Bay with live firing. The entrance to the…

South China Sea tensions ERUPT as Xi Jinping scrambles fighter jets over Nancy Pelosi trip | World | News

The US politician landed on the island at approximately 10.45pm local time. The PLA claimed to have scrambled an unknown number of SU-35 multi-role fighter jets as the plane she is believed to have been in approached the island. The Chinese broadcaster CGTN said that a number of Chinese aircraft crossed the Taiwan Strait as the US Speaker of the House landed on the island. However, Taiwan’s Taiwan’s Defence Ministry claimed that the reports by Chinese state media were false and that no jets had crossed the Taiwan Strait. Taipei…

South China Sea disaster as ship breaks in two with 27 feared dead – updates | World | News

Government rescue authorities have said on Sunday the chances of finding the 27 outstanding crew members is “very slim”. The search for those missing is continuing, however, the site of the incident was surrounded by about 100 wind turbines which when combined with wind gusts reaching up to 140 km per hour, had caused a struggle for rescuers. West Wu, controller of the Government Flying Service of Hong Kong, said on Sunday the search area had been widened but the chance of finding survivors was “very slim”. The origin or…

SBP gets full support for World Cup hosting, formation of best Gilas team – Manila Bulletin

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas got the full commitment from the country’s major basketball stakeholders for the hosting of the FIBA 2023 World Cup and the formation of the best Gilas Pilipinas team for the global showpiece during a board meeting at the PLDT office in Makati City on Monday, Aug. 1. Major basketball stakeholders attend the SBP meeting on Monday, August 1. In the meeting led by SBP Chairman Senator Sonny Angara and was attended by board members from the PBA, UAAP, NCAA and other major basketball organizations in…

INTERVIEW | PM Kishida: Serious Work Needed for a ‘World Without Nuclear Arms’

The Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons will be held at the United Nations from August 1 to 26.  Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will be the first Japanese prime minister to attend the conference. Ahead of his departure for the meeting, on July 29, Mr Kishida sat down for an exclusive interview with reporters of The Sankei Shimbun to discuss his thoughts and goals for Japan. Excerpts follow. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida leaves from Haneda Airport for the United States to…