Agents from Homeland Security sneaked into a tiny office in Oakland’s Chinatown before sunrise on December 4, 2011. They tread carefully, quickly snapping digital pictures so they could put everything back in place. They didn’t want Philip Chaohui He, the businessman who rented the space, to learn they had been there.
Seven months had passed [...]
Thucydides’ purpose in his great epic was to account for “what led to this great war falling upon the Hellenes.” He acknowledged that what we know as the Peloponnesian War was produced by many different disputes and depicted them masterfully, laying bare their specificities. But, in the opening pages, he warns us that dwelling on [...]
China is hurtling headlong towards a major conflict in the Pacific – but that course can change, one of America’s most creative strategists says.
Just four years ago, Beijing welcomed a delegation of 600 Japanese lawmakers and other influentials led by political kingmaker Ichiro Ozawa, and China-Japan relations were warming up [...]
What if China and the U.S. were a hair’s-breadth away from war—and Americans didn’t notice? Why pundits on both sides of the aisle are ignoring the scary reality.
‘China is gradually losing interest in soft power. … That argument surprised me: I had expected a bland procedural defense—this was a blunt expression of fear.’
The Chinese government is threatening to expel nearly two dozen foreign correspondents, working for the Times and Bloomberg News, in retaliation for investigations that
China defended its new defense zone by asserting that its actions are consistent with international law. Beijing’s arguments are unconvincing, however, because they don’t address the reasons why this particular air defense zone is so troubling.
In contrast with the usual defense zone — which helps build stability by reducing the chances of [...]
But Dean Cheng of the Heritage Foundation said that the latest incident was part of a trend that goes back to 2011 and that there was little doubt that it was intentional, coming after the air defense zone was set up and just before the Biden visit.
“All of this is consistent,” he said. “It [...]
China is testing a new small multirole support ship along with its tests of the Zubr-class hovercraft, in anticipation of a potential amphibious warfare against Japan over the disputed Diaoyutai (called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China) Islands over the East China Sea, according to an article written by Richard D. Fisher for the [...]
It is tempting — and sobering — to compare today’s relationship between China and America to that between Germany and England a century ago. Lulling ourselves into a false sense of safety, we say that countries that have McDonald’s will never fight one another. Yet the extraordinary growth in trade and investment between China and [...]
It forms part of a broader picture of sharpening military competition between China and the US in the western Pacific, an area that has been largely dominated by the US navy since the end of the second world war.