Sources indicate China’s ADIZ could be part of its larger anti-access/area-denial strategy designed to force the US military to operate farther from China’s shorelines.
China might also be planning additional identification zones in the South China Sea and near contested areas along India’s border, US and local sources say.
China’s ADIZ might be an attempt [...]
The announcement on the East China Sea ADIZ was approved by top Chinese leader Xi Jinping in August after long deliberations among members of China’s Central Military Commission, Chinese-language Asia Week magazine reported in its latest edition.
It quoted unidentified military commission sources as saying that China’s next move will be to set up an [...]
Beijing has turned control of the air space around the Senkaku Islands into a test of the US
At first glance, Beijing’s designation of an air defence zone in the East China Sea marks a calibrated escalation of its longstanding dispute with Japan about sovereignty of the Senkaku or, in Chinese, Diaoyu islands. A more [...]
The new ADIZ has brought added tension to one of China’s several current territorial disputes. As pointed out in Shanghai-based news-blog, The Shanghaiist.com, earlier this summer, a particularly strident pro-government local newspaper, Weweipo, published a war-mongering article describing the “Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years.” [...]
The Pentagon is fortifying bases in the Pacific and looking to revive World War II-era air bases as part of an effort to survive a Chinese missile attack that could wipe out critical installations on Okinawa and elsewhere, military records, interviews and congressional testimony show.
The strategy indicates the evolution of the administration’s shift toward [...]
… The fundamental goal is to increase the efficiency and battle-readiness of the military. According to Xu, there is still a large gap between China’s military and the world’s leading military (presumably a reference to the United States). Major goals of the reforms include fully bringing China’s military into the information age, revamping the command [...]
Prime Minister Shinz? Abe is the first Japanese premier to visit all 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. In late November, Emperor Akihito will make the first visit by a Japanese monarch to India. Not on either dignitary’s itinerary—China. And that’s no accident.
Abe, a foreign-policy hawk who’s clashed with the Chinese [...]
While inspecting shipments from China, Russian customs agents found something odd. Inside several of the kettles and irons they found WiFi chips and microprocessors. If the devices were plugged in, the chips would search for unsecured WiFi networks up to 650 feet away, then “call home” to grant access to cybercriminals.
While the unusual form [...]
But in fact these perceptions are wrong. China is on the edge of a major crisis, and the reforms announced are in fact quite modest and will be unable to deal with the most pressing needs for change.
China’s rapid growth from 1980 to 2010 was built on a convergence of several factors: [...]
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe‘s visits to ASEAN countries were meant to counter China’s rising presence in the region, Chinese experts say.
The official China Daily Monday quoted them as saying Abe’s visits were meant to shore up Tokyo’s ties within the region to counter China’s growing influence.
Abe, seen [...]