China holds new naval drill as Xi steps up military rhetoric | China

Chinese president calls for speedier upgrade of military equipment as he urges soldiers to ‘focus on war preparedness’. China conducted new naval exercises on Wednesday, a report quoting maritime officials said, amid escalating tensions in the South China Sea and as President Xi Jinping urged the military to “focus on war preparedness and combat capabilities”. The state-owned Global Times quoted the country’s maritime safety agency as saying that drills were taking place in the Bohai Sea in China’s northeast from 6am to 5pm (22:00 GMT Tuesday – 09:00 GMT Wednesday).…

Pushback to Xi Jinping to reflect in US approach to ‘One China’ policy | Analysis – world news

Two of the biggest takeaways from the October 6, Quad security dialogue were that US confrontation with China over Taiwan has the potential of serious escalation and that Washington blames Beijing for not only the global pandemic but also for the economic hit on the American economy on the eve of Presidential elections. While India is legitimately worried about the on-going military stand-off with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in East Ladakh, the three other Quad powers were far more concerned about China’s bellicose moves on Taiwan. With US Navy…

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…

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…

china new world order us subordinate beijing xi jinping south china sea | UK | News

The October 2020 report from the National Bureau of Asian Research, conducted Nadège Rolland, warns China’s expansionism, “puts at risk not only the predominant US position in the current system but the fundamental principles underpinning the existing international order”. Ms Rolland, who has written several reports on China and served as an analyst and senior adviser on Asian and Chinese strategic issues to the French Ministry of Defense for a decade, is a senior fellow at the Washington-based research institution. In the report written as part of the NBR’s ‘China’s…

A new Cold War: Trump, Xi and the escalating US-China confrontation

“From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an ‘iron curtain’ has descended across the continent.” Winston Churchill’s speech in Fulton, Missouri, in March 1946 is remembered as a key moment in the outbreak of the cold war. If future historians are ever looking for a speech that marked the beginning of a second cold war — this time between America and China — they may point to an address by Mike Pence delivered at Washington’s Hudson Institute in October 2018. “China wants nothing less than to push…

State Department calls out Xi Jinping on S. China Sea militarization

The State Department on Sunday accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of failing to abide by a promise not to militarize disputed islands in the South China Sea. Mr. Xi said five years ago in a Rose Garden meeting with then-President Barack Obama that China would not “pursue militarization” of the Spratlys islands located in the southern part of the sea. He further promised that Chinese military facilities on disputed islands there would not “target or impact any country.” “China has instead pursued a reckless and provocative militarization of those disputed…

Amid China’s bumpy rise, Xi faces delicate moment at UN

TOKYO (AP) — The descriptions that China’s state media rolled out ahead of leader Xi Jinping’s speech Tuesday at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations were hardly unexpected. The Xinhua news agency lauded him as as a “champion of the U.N. ethos,” and commentaries laid out his expectations and plans as he prepared for virtual meetings with his colleagues at the U.N. General Assembly. All of the propaganda was peppered with assertions of China’s long history as a paragon of world cooperation, and of Xi as…

China-Taiwan news: XI unleashes fresh threat to Taiwan following US visit | World | News

Xi Jinping’s state has demanded Taiwan cease its ties with the US as it threatens the peace and stability in the region. China has constantly reminded Taiwan it will soon reclaim the state, which it considers it’s own due to historical claims. As tensions between the two escalate, the state-run Global Times, which acts as a mouthpiece for China, insisted the true evil nature of the Taiwanese government was now on show. While insisting China wants to create room for peaceful reunification, the paper warned the collusion between Washington and…

Ex-envoy: Case vs. Xi before ICC to proceed

The case filed by former Philippine government officials against Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Chinese officials before the International Criminal Court may now proceed after new evidence was submitted that could compel the ICC to reconsider their complaint, months after it was rejected. Former ambassador and Foreign Affairs secretary Albert del Rosario said the case would proceed as he and former Ombudsman Conchita Morales had submitted their response before the ICC in The Hague last week, demonstrating that Xi and other Chinese officials committed crimes against humanity. He said…