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China’s quiet space warfare launch poses threat to military satellites

China’s quiet space warfare launch poses threat to military satellites

Without fanfare and the usual media hype, China on June 29 quietly launched a sophisticated military spy satellite into outer space, marking a significant step in Beijing’s anti-satellite development. (FULL…

U.S. warns Xi: Unless China reigns in Kim, Japan may go nuclear

U.S. warns Xi: Unless China reigns in Kim, Japan may go nuclear

U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden has sternly warned Xi Jinping, China’s president, that Beijing’s continued failure to pressure Pyongyang to end its dangerous nuclear program would leave Japan no recourse…

Forced to host summit with its neighbors, Beijing loses face yet again

Forced to host summit with its neighbors, Beijing loses face yet again

After the United States and Russia have hosted separate solidarity summits with the ASEAN leaders on the crisis in the South China Sea, the Chinese communist government has been forced…

Largest-ever paramilitary games tied to unemployment, crackdown

Largest-ever paramilitary games tied to unemployment, crackdown

By Dr. Willy Lam President and Commander-in-Chief Xi Jinping launched the largest-ever war game involving the nation’s People’s Armed Police late last month. (FULL STORY) Follow…

Russia-China tensions rise in Vladivostok as smuggling trade booms

Russia-China tensions rise in Vladivostok as smuggling trade booms

A Russian court in the Far East city of Vladivostok on May 20 sentenced two Chinese businessmen to three years each in jail for bribing Russian police officers. The court…

Off the record on China’s bottom line: Growth rate is non-negotiable

Off the record on China’s bottom line: Growth rate is non-negotiable

Who is in charge of China’s macro-level financial and economic policy? Most observers will say President Xi Jinping, who is head of the two highest-level decision-making bodies: the Central Leading…

Nuclear Kim: Leader launches ‘Byongjin’ doctrine to mark his era

Nuclear Kim: Leader launches ‘Byongjin’ doctrine to mark his era

By Dr. Jong-Heon Lee On the heels of the Party Congress in which North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un presented a five-year economic plan, North Korea has kicked off tougher “work-harder…

Tit for tat: China blocks U.S. aircraft carrier’s port call in Hong Kong

Tit for tat: China blocks U.S. aircraft carrier’s port call in Hong Kong

Bilateral military tensions spiked this week after China unceremoniously denied an American request to allow the USS John Stennis, and its four accompanying warships to make a port call to…

N. Korea plans extended SLBM range, large subs for nuclear attacks

N. Korea plans extended SLBM range, large subs for nuclear attacks

By Dr. Jong-Heon Lee SEOUL — North Korea has prioritized increasing the rage of its submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) to 2,000 kilometers, a military source here said. (FULL STORY) Follow…

Xi consolidates power, elevates 6th Generation Zhejiang protégés

Xi consolidates power, elevates 6th Generation Zhejiang protégés

By Dr. Willy Lam Despite reports about challenges to his power, President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping has quietly — and relentlessly — built up his personal faction…