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Taiwan’s President Touts ‘Stronger than Ever’ U.S. Relationship amid Chinese Threat

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen in a video statement at a U.S. think tank event in Washington on Wednesday touted the strength of the U.S.-Taiwan relationship amid a growing threat from China. “As effective our military is, we cannot stand alone without support from the community of like-minded democracies. I am proud that the relationship between…

Is America Up for a Naval War with China?

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org: Is the U.S., preoccupied with a pandemic and a depression that medical crisis created, prepared for a collision with China over Beijing’s claims to the rocks, reefs and resources of the South China Sea? For that is what Mike Pompeo appeared to threaten this week. “The world will not…

South China Sea: Chinese Ship Sinks Vietnamese Boat, Detains Crew

A Chinese ship sunk a Vietnamese fishing boat near Vietnam’s Paracel Islands, local authorities said on Friday, endangering the lives of eight crew members. “This is the first time a Chinese ship has hit and sunk boats in our commune this year,” said Nguyen Van Hai, a local official from the Quang Ngai province, located…

Taiwanese Nationalists Seek Closer Relations with China

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies… In the the Kuomingtang (KMT), the Nationalist Party of Taiwan, election held on Saturday, Jiang Khai (commonly known in the West as Johnny Chiang) was selected as a new head of the political party. According to Taiwanese media, Jiang Kai will…

US losing its naval supremacy

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro…  The science of geopolitics commonly makes use of the geographical dualism “land and sea”. The great world powers are thus classified as land-based powers or sea-base powers, according to their attitudes. A country that chooses…

Chinese State-Backed Firm Weighing How to Explain Hunter Biden Ties

Bohai Harvest RST (BHR), a private equity firm bankrolled by the Chinese government, is weighing how and if it should explain its relationship with Hunter Biden, the youngest son of former Vice President Joe Biden. The company, which is one of China’s largest mutual fund management firms, told the South China Morning Post it was…

U.S. Accuses China of Blocking Access to Trillions in South China Sea Oil and...

On the eve of a major joint military exercise between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations, the U.S. State Department accused China of deliberately blocking access to trillions of dollars in oil and natural gas resources that rightly belong to other nations. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus referred primarily to Vietnam’s dispute with China in…
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