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    1. February 7, 2016

      ‘Crouching Tiger’, by Peter Navarro

      At the core of Peter Navarro’s book is the conceit that this is a kind of geopolitical detective story, each chapter...

    2. January 30, 2016

      US Navy destroyer sails near island claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam

      A US Navy destroyer sailed on Saturday within 12 nautical miles of an island claimed by China and two other states in...

    1. January 27, 2016

      US naval history offers clues to China’s intent

      The news from China so far this year has been all about tumbling equity markets and a wobbly currency. But there is...

    2. January 15, 2016

      China steps up building in disputed waters despite US resistance

      China has stepped up its construction of runways in the South China Sea since President Xi Jinping visited Washington...

    3. January 12, 2016

      Closer Pakistan-China military ties irk west

      When Pakistan’s military claimed its first attack in October using a home-built drone to hit a Taliban stronghold,...

    4. January 6, 2016

      The intractable dilemma posed by North Korea

      North Korea presents one of the most dangerous security threats in the world today. This has long been recognised and...

    5. December 29, 2015

      China orders SOEs to hire former soldiers

      China’s government is promising “jobs for the boys” after ordering state-owned enterprises to employ some of the...

    6. December 27, 2015

      China approves controversial antiterrorism law

      China’s parliament has passed a controversial counter terrorism law, sweeping aside earlier criticism of some of its...

    7. December 16, 2015

      US to sell $1.83bn of weapons to Taiwan

      The Obama administration is set to test the new relationship between the US military and its Chinese counterpart after...

    8. December 8, 2015

      US steps up South China Sea surveillance

      The US is to deploy P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft to Singapore for the first time in the latest response to China...

    9. November 27, 2015

      China seeks own navy facility in Djibouti

      China’s navy is seeking a firmer foothold in Africa as the military confirmed it was in talks to open a logistics...

    10. November 25, 2015

      China army reforms raise hackles in the ranks

      A planned reform of China’s military has prompted oblique warnings from within the People’s Liberation Army that the...

    11. November 20, 2015

      US and China set up ‘space hotline’

      Washington and Beijing have established an emergency “space hotline” to reduce the risk of accidental conflict. As...

    12. November 19, 2015

      America’s mixed maritime signals in the South China Sea

      When a US Navy des­troyer sailed past the Spratly Islands in late October, much of Asia breathed a sigh of relief. The...

    13. November 7, 2015

      US Navy operations send muddled message to China

      When a US warship recently sailed near a Chinese-controlled artificial island in the South China Sea, it signalled the...

    14. November 5, 2015

      US warns China against flexing its maritime muscles

      Teddy Roosevelt, who more than a century ago was the first to define the Pacific as a core US interest, once urged his...

    15. November 5, 2015

      China must learn how to be a great power

      When a US warship steamed through the South China Sea the other day China protested and her neighbours applauded....

    16. November 3, 2015

      US to continue South China Sea naval operations

      Ashton Carter, the US defence secretary, told Chang Wanquan, his Chinese counterpart, on Tuesday that the US would...

    17. October 30, 2015

      China loses round one in Philippines dispute over islands

      China has lost the first round of a major legal fight with the Philippines after an international tribunal agreed to...

    18. October 28, 2015

      China’s island building lacks strategic logic

      The US Navy this week finally made good on its promise to challenge Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China...

    19. October 28, 2015

      US move in South China Sea pitches Beijing into uncharted waters

      It was a short, well-flagged mission and no shots were fired. But Beijing has been pitched into uncharted waters over...

    20. October 27, 2015

      China accuses US navy of illegal incursion in South China Sea

      China has accused the US of making an “illegal” maritime incursion after an American warship sailed close to an...

    21. October 15, 2015

      Beijing warns US against maritime challenge in South China Sea

      China’s military establishment has reacted angrily to a planned US naval mission to skirt artificial islands Beijing...

    22. October 12, 2015

      China’s Great Game: Road to a new empire

      “The granaries in all the towns are brimming with reserves, and the coffers are full with treasures and gold, worth...

    23. October 12, 2015

      A global test of American power

      How long can a country that represents less than 5 per cent of the world’s population and 22 per cent of the global...

    24. October 8, 2015

      US warships to challenge Chinese claims in South China Sea

      The US is poised to sail warships close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea as a signal to Beijing...

    25. October 7, 2015

      US targets Chinese groups in cyber feud

      Three state-owned Chinese companies benefited from trade secrets stolen in a Chinese military hack on US companies, US...

    26. September 29, 2015

      China to set up 8,000-strong peacekeeping force

      China will create an 8,000-strong peacekeeping “police squad” that could be deployed at short notice on UN peacekeeping...

    27. September 16, 2015

      Obama warns China of cyber retaliation

      President Barack Obama has warned that his administration is preparing measures to counter Chinese cyber commercial...

    28. September 16, 2015

      Chinese activity on disputed islands raises doubt over halt claim

      Satellite images of new Chinese activity on disputed islands in the South China Sea have raised questions over China’s...

    29. September 10, 2015

      China assisted Pakistan on armed drone, say experts

      A lethal missile attack this week on Islamist militants by Pakistani forces was carried out with an armed drone likely...

    30. September 3, 2015

      China’s parade sends an unmistakable message

      President Xi Jinping tried to strike an unexpectedly conciliatory note at this week’s military parade in Beijing...

    31. September 3, 2015

      China unveils ‘Guam Express’ advanced anti-ship missile

      Three weeks ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington, China unveiled several new anti-ship missiles at a...

    32. September 3, 2015

      China moves to modernise its army

      A reduction of 300,000 soldiers in China’s People Liberation army was presented by Xi Jinping on Thursday as a benign...

    33. September 3, 2015

      China parades ‘carrier-killer’ missile through Beijing

      A weapon so secret China would not reveal it for years made its first public appearance in a military parade on...

    34. September 3, 2015

      Chinese navy ships spotted off Alaska as Obama visits Arctic

      Five Chinese navy ships have sailed off the coast of Alaska in the Bering Sea, as Barack Obama made the first visit by...

    35. September 3, 2015

      China cuts troops but parades its military might

      Beijing’s military parade China’s President Xi Jinping on Thursday announced its armed forces would reduce the number...

    36. September 1, 2015

      US to hit Chinese hackers with sanctions

      The White House is preparing sanctions on Chinese individuals and companies as it tries to pressure Beijing to stop its...

    37. August 31, 2015

      Militarism is a risky temptation for Beijing

      The gigantic military parade that will pass through Beijing on Thursday is meant to be all about the past. But,...

    38. August 31, 2015

      China’s Communists embrace an old enemy

      China’s KMT veterans Li Huiying leaps to his feet, ramrod straight as he raises his cane. “Lift your gun, hold it...

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