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  • US Navy Says Carrier Group Operating in South China Sea

    06/15/2021 8:29:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Reuters via Epoch Times ^ | 06/15/2021 | Ben Blanchard
    TAIPEI—A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Ronald Reagan has entered the South China Sea as part of a routine mission, the U.S. Navy said on Tuesday, at a time of rising tensions between Washington and Beijing, which claims most the disputed waterway. China frequently objects to U.S. military missions in the South China Sea, and the announcement follows China blasting the Group of Seven nations for a statement scolding Beijing over a range of issues. “While in the South China Sea, the strike group is conducting maritime security operations, which include flight operations with fixed and rotary-wing...
  • US Navy enrages China by sailing warship into disputed waters in the South China Sea before defying Beijing's threat to 'expel' it

    05/20/2021 11:20:29 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 43 replies
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 20 May 2021 | CHRIS PLEASANCE FOR MAILONLINE
    The US and China have engaged in a war of words over the South China Sea after an American warship sailed close to a disputed set of islands. The row was sparked after the USS Curtis Wilbur, an Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, sailed past the Paracel Islands on Thursday. China accused the warship of 'illegally' entering its territory and said the vessel was 'expelled' by its naval and air forces. But the Navy's 7th Fleet hit back, saying the ship was not 'expelled' and that China does not control those waters - which are also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan. China...
  • After Witnessing 3 Months of Biden’s Stumbling and Bumbling, China Declares It Is Now “Ready to Defeat” the US

    05/15/2021 8:01:58 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 98 replies
    GP ^ | May 15, 2021 | Jim Hoft
    Didn’t they defeat the US when they helped get Biden installed in the White House? The Chi-coms issues their deadliest warning yet this week declaring they are now “ready to defeat” the United States. That’s what Joe Biden will get you. And unfortunately, the Democrat Party likely thinks this is good news. And just think, just a little over a year ago, President Trump had crashed their economy and had moved manufacturing back to the United States. Then came the China virus and the rest is history. Express.co reported: China has pledged to rapidly defeat the US in a military...
  • Biden Talks Tough On China; Beijing Says US Defense Budget Reflects “Sick Psychology”

    04/29/2021 8:46:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 04/29/2021 | Tyler Durden
    President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress in Washington on Wednesday evening. He made it a point that America and its allies must work closely together against competition from China. Biden said President Xi Jinping is "deadly earnest on becoming the most significant, consequential nation in the world." The rhetoric from Biden last night is that his administration will continue pressuring China and maintain former President Tump's firm position on Beijing, including tariffs, sanctions, strong defense budget, and heightened military activity in the Pacific. "We are in competition with China and other countries to win the 21st century,"...
  • South China Sea: Tensions as Manila condemns Beijing over 'threatening' boats

    04/25/2021 11:29:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Sat, Apr 24, 2021 | Oliver Trapnell
    MANILA has condemned China over its failure to withdraw a fleet of "swarming and threatening" boats that have been anchored in the nation's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) since early March.More than 200 vessels moored off the Whitsun reef back to shelter from “bad weather”, but most remain anchored in the area more than a month later. In a statement issued on Friday, the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs said 165 Chinese fishing, coast guard and maritime militia vessels were observed in the area. The statement read: “The presence of these vessels blatantly infringe upon Philippine sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction....
  • China, US send warships into disputed waters as tensions rise over Whitsun Reef

    04/05/2021 6:04:55 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 76 replies
    https://www.msn.com ^ | 4/5/2021 | 4/5/2021
    China and the United States have sailed aircraft carriers into contentious waters in the East and South China seas, the latest maritime contest between the strategic rivals at a time of heightened tensions in the region. Analysts say their naval presence in the Indo-Pacific at the same time highlights the risk of military conflict between the powers, as Beijing asserts its maritime claims in the region more aggressively and Washington focuses its defence strategy on countering China. It comes amid a deepening dispute between Beijing and Manila over the presence of Chinese vessels - which the Philippines says are a...
  • 'Insidious' Beijing using 'coercion and pressure' in South China Sea as war fears grow

    04/03/2021 8:14:31 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 31 replies
    https://www.express.co.uk ^ | Sun, Apr 4, 2021 | By JOHN VARGA
    BEIJING is using an "insidious" policy of coercion and pressure to assert its control over the South China Sea, a leading Asia analyst has said. China has long claimed sovereignty over the disputed waters, saying that the entire waterway up to the coasts of the Philippines, Malaysia and Taiwan belongs to it. Beijing's claim is based on the U-shaped nine-dash line etched onto a map in the 1940s by a Chinese geographer. In 2016, an international court of arbitration dismissed China's territorial claims. Despite the ruling, the People's Republic has in recent years built artificial islands in the waters claimed...
  • South China Sea: Philippine military vows to continue aerial patrols after plane warned off by Chinese vessels near disputed reef

    03/31/2021 11:22:23 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies
    https://www.msn.com South China Morning Post ^ | 3/31/2021 | South China Morning Post
    A Philippine military plane with local journalists on board ignored repeated radio warnings to "stay away" and "leave immediately" on Tuesday as it flew low over contested reefs near where Chinese vessels were moored in the South China Sea. The incident occurred as hundreds of Chinese vessels believed to be manned by militias in the South China Sea have spread to a wider area, the Philippines said on Wednesday, defying its demand for the flotilla to be withdrawn immediately. Marine Major General Edgard Arevalo, spokesman for the Philippines' armed forces, dismissed Tuesday's warnings that came from Chinese military outposts on...
  • South China Sea: Tensions skyrocket as 'provocative' Beijing swarms region with 'militia

    03/21/2021 7:51:28 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 48 replies
    www.msn.com ^ | 3/21/2021 | Dylan Donnelly
    Delfin Lorenzana, Philippine defence chief, demanded China recall more than 200 fishing vessels, from a South China Sea reef it claims. Mr Lorenzana believes they are armed with militia. China has previously been accused of violating international law in sending its vessels to waters claimed by other Asia-Pacific countries. The Philippines' coast guard reported around 220 armed fishing vessels were moored at Whitsun Reef, which Manila calls Julian Felipe Reef, on March 7. Mr Lorenzana issued a statement condemning the presence of the boats in the Philippines-claimed portion of the South China Sea. He described the their presence as a...
  • Philippines Says 220 Chinese Boats Have Encroached in South China Sea Reef Claimed by Manila

    03/21/2021 7:23:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine defense chief on March 21 demanded that more than 200 Chinese vessels he said were manned by militias leave a South China Sea reef claimed by Manila, saying their presence was a “provocative action of militarizing the area.” “We call on the Chinese to stop this incursion and immediately recall these boats violating our maritime rights and encroaching into our sovereign territory,” defense minister Delfin Lorenzana said. Authorities said the Philippines coast guard had reported that about 220 vessels, believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia personnel, were seen moored on March 7 at Whitsun Reef,...
  • Experts Warn a 'Horrible Surprise Coming', US-China Military Clash Within Six Months

    03/21/2021 9:20:19 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 90 replies
    https://www1.cbn.com ^ | 07-16-2020 | George Thomas
    Tensions between the United States and China seem to be growing by the day, prompting some in Washington to worry about a potential military conflict between our two countries within the next six months. The latest flashpoint: the vital waterways of the South China Sea. For the first time, the US government this week declared China's activities in the South China Sea illegal. "On Monday for the first time we made our policy on the South China Sea crystal clear: It's not China's maritime empire," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters Thursday. Now, this four million square kilometer shipping...
  • Former State Official Says Pacific Nations Must See ‘Consistent and Reliable’ U.S. Presence to Counter China

    03/15/2021 11:10:50 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 2 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | March 11, 2021 3:39 PM | John Grady
    While Washington acknowledges its allies and partners are willing to back a “free and open” Indo-Pacific policy, the keys to American success in confronting Chinese bullying is having smaller nations see a “consistent and reliable” presence from the U.S., according to a former senior diplomat.Speaking at a Heritage Foundation online webinar, David Stilwell, who from 2019 to early 2021 served as the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, said “we should design our policy for speed, not perfection.”The retired Air Force brigadier general said, the “policy has to be steady” to deter “gray-zone” harassment and military...
  • Davidson: China Could Try to Take Control of Taiwan In ‘Next Six Years’

    03/15/2021 10:55:09 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 25 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | March 9, 2021 6:48 PM | Mallory Shelbourne
    China could attempt to take control of Taiwan by the end of the decade, the admiral leading U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said todayTestifying in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Adm. Phil Davidson said China’s aggression in the region leads him to believe its goal of seizing Taiwan is a more imminent issue. “I think our concerns are manifest here during this decade, not only on the development – the numbers of you know, ships, aircraft, rockets, etc. that they’ve put in the field – but the way they’re advancing those capabilities as well in combination with everything that you...
  • Raising a White Flag Before the First Shot is Fired

    03/01/2021 2:50:59 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 19 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 1, 2021 AD | John F Di Leo
    A couple of largely unknown Congressmen from California – Rep Jimmy Panetta (D, Beijing) and Rep Ted Lieu (D, Tehran) - assembled a couple dozen fellow Democrats and issued a letter last week, proposing that the nuclear codes were too important to entrust to the President alone. Citing contemporary rumors and slanders about past presidents’ illnesses or incapacitation, this group declared that we should revise the whole approach America takes to the “nuclear football.” They posit that no nuclear weapons should be used without such democratic steps as a Congressional declaration of war, and such fail-safes as a requirement that...
  • Henry Kissinger urges Biden to uphold Trump’s ‘brilliant’ Middle East success

    03/07/2021 6:12:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    President Biden’s unraveling of the Trump administration’s Middle East policy already is well underway, but a prominent elder statesmen is advising him to uphold his predecessor’s “brilliant” realignment of the region’s politics.Henry Kissinger, who was secretary of state under the Nixon and Ford administrations, praised Trump administration’s strategy of pitting major Sunni Muslim countries against Iran’s Shiite mullah-led regime, the Washington Free Beacon reported.“I think that one of the great successes of the previous administration was that they had lined up, that they had achieved two things in the Middle East,” Kissinger said Tuesday during the first seminar of a...
  • Taiwan ex-intel chief, officers charged with spying for China

    03/06/2021 4:24:37 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 7 replies
    https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com ^ | February 20, 2021 2:29 PM | AFP -
    TAIPEI: Four retired Taiwanese military intelligence officers – including a major general – have been indicted for spying for China, prosecutors said Saturday. The quartet was charged with developing a spying network and collecting confidential information for Beijing, the Taipei district prosecutors’ office said. The two sides have been spying on each other since the Nationalists fled to the island to set up a rival government in 1949, having lost a civil war on the mainland to the communists. China claims self-ruled, democratic Taiwan as part of its territory awaiting reunification, by force if necessary. Two Taiwanese former colonels were...
  • China could soon outgun U.S. in western Pacific, Indo-Pacific chief says

    03/06/2021 2:58:51 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 45 replies
    The Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | March 6, 2021 | William Cole,
    China could soon be emboldened to try to "forcibly change " the existing order in the western Pacific, the head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said. As its rapidly advancing military approaches "overmatch " with the United States in the region, and absent a convincing deterrent, China could make a move this decade. "Make no mistake about it, China seeks a new world order—one with Chinese characteristics as they have often said where Chinese national power is more important than international law, " Adm. Phil Davidson said during an American Enterprise Institute forum Thursday. The United States established an Asia-Pacific policy...
  • Dems Block Amendment to Prevent Relief Funds from Going to China

    03/01/2021 3:17:57 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Kristina Wong
    Democrats in the House Rules Committee on Friday voted against an amendment by Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) that would prevent any American taxpayer-funded COVID-19 relief dollars from going to the Chinese Communist Party. His amendment would have barred any of the $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 relief bill funds from being made available to “any enterprise, agency, instrumentality owned by the Government of the People’s Republic of China or the Chinese Communist Party.” Barr said when he introduced his amendment to the Democrat-controlled committee: The coronavirus, as you know, started in China. It was made worse by the Chinese Communist Party...
  • South China Sea: Beijing embarks on month of military drills as fears of all-out war rise

    03/01/2021 2:22:20 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 22 replies
    daily express ^ | 3/1/2020 | John Varga
    The drills will take place west of the Leizhou Peninsula and will run from Monday until the end the month. The area will be closed off to all other vessels, according to a notice posted on the website of China's Maritime Safety Administration. The new exercises appear to be a response to increased US military activity in the region over recent weeks and months. Monitoring data provided by a Beijing think tank showed that the US has just carried out a number of surveillance missions over the last week. The South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI) said that...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 2/17/2021 Breaking News Rush Limbaugh Is Dead

    02/17/2021 9:06:33 PM PST · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/17/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    "Talent on Loan from God" Tonight that Talent is returned to its Lender. Rush Limbaugh has died at the age of 70. His wife Kathryn making the announcement at the beginning of the "Rush Limbaugh Show" today. Rush had indicated that his lung cancer condition was terminal in recent months. Rush broke the media mold and created a whole new kind of media reflected in various talk show personalities...