Xi Jinping’s major Australia miscalculation

Chairman Xi Jinping is urging his nation onwards and upwards on a new Silk Road towards international dominance. But he’s hit an unexpected roadblock: Australia. Now he’s getting angry. And his “wolf-warrior” diplomats are leaping into the fray. “China is angry. If you make China the enemy, China will be the enemy,” a Chinese diplomat “leaked” to Nine Newspapers on Tuesday. And it’s all Australia’s fault. “Responsibility for causing this situation has nothing to do with China,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a conveniently timed address to state-controlled…

China news: Xi Jinping takes brutal swipe at Donald Trump and backs free trade | World | News

The president made the comment during a virtual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum, which has 21 member states from around the Pacific rim including the US and China. Mr Trump has heavily promoted protectionist policies as President slapping substantial new tariffs onto Chinese goods. Relations between Washington and Beijing have collapsed under his leadership with the two clashing over trade, coronavirus, human rights abuses, Hong Kong and the sovereignty of the South China Sea. Speaking to the forum Mr Jinping called for “openness” on trade and insisted there…

China news: Ex-Sea Lord warns Boris must stop Xi Jinping before it’s too late | World | News

Speaking to Express.co.uk, former First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy, Lord Alan West admitted his extreme concern over China’s pursuit to become the leading superpower in the world. Lord West served as Chief of the Naval Staff for four years from 2002 to 2006 before becoming parliamentary under-secretary of state for security and counter-terrorism under Gordon Brown. If no action is taken against Beijing in the South China Sea, Lord West warned the Communist Party’s aggressive land grabs in the region could lead to much worse consequences. The Labour peer…

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…