May 23, 2022 at 3:39 pm #229704
The White House had to correct his mistakeMay 23, 2022 at 5:36 pm #229706
There was one an anti war American presidential candidate that was not elected but a warmonger was the preferred oneMay 24, 2022 at 12:12 am #229708
Ukraine Today, Taiwan Tomorrow?
Today, there are an estimated 10,000 Chinese marines. It is projected that there will be 100,000 by 2027.
In the short term, these growing resources are still too limited to envision a total invasion and control of Taiwan, the researcher says. “But if Beijing continues at this rate, it will have the resources necessary in a couple of years.”
Although China may far surpass Taiwan in its military arsenal and manpower, in terms of strategy, such an invasion would remain “extremely difficult for Beijing”, says Duchâtel.
“The Taiwanese, without even taking into account the US intervention, have a strong response capability, and could generate heavy losses for Beijing in case of an amphibious or airborne landing attempt.”
Indeed, Taiwan has also boosted its defence spending, allocating in January an extra $8.6 billion on top of a record annual defence budget, dedicated to buying weapons like long-range precision weapons and warships.May 25, 2022 at 4:42 pm #229791
New Australian government. Same old foreign policy with some tweaks.May 26, 2022 at 1:26 am #229827May 26, 2022 at 4:02 am #229829
China wants to be the new Japan which controlled all Asia and the pacificMay 27, 2022 at 12:02 am #229887
Watch this space…
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that Russia may represent an immediate threat, but on the long-term, China poses to the global order a more serious one.
Blinken said, “China is the one country that has the intention as well as the economic, technological, military and diplomatic means to advance a different vision of international order.”May 28, 2022 at 7:45 am #229935
The Quad – an informal alliance made up of Japan, the United States, India and Australia have launched a maritime surveillance plan that analysts say is its most significant move so far to counter China.May 28, 2022 at 7:45 am #229936
The Quad – an informal alliance made up of Japan, the United States, India and Australia have launched a maritime surveillance plan that analysts say is its most significant move so far to counter China.May 28, 2022 at 8:04 am #229937
In South America near the coast of Argentina and Chile many Chinese fishing ships are doing ilegal fishings and in certain occasions the coast guards have fired warnings shots against them. It is Trawling fishings and they take large quantity of seabassMay 30, 2022 at 9:37 am #230005
Hopefully, the small under-funded island nations can successfully play off the global powers.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is holding talks with his counterparts from 10 Pacific island nations in Fiji as part of a diplomatic tour that has stirred deep Western concern. The meeting on Monday will discuss proposals for Beijing to radically increase its involvement in the security, economy and politics of the South Pacific.June 22, 2022 at 6:59 pm #230624
Pacific military manoeuvres
38 ships from 26 countries, four submarines, 170 aircraft and 25,000 military personnel practicing naval war games
military forces from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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