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US vs China: The New Cold War

•America, China, and the Echoes of History By Hal Brands and John Lewis Gaddis Is the world entering a new cold war? Our answer is yes and no. Yes if we mean a protracted international rivalry, for cold wars in this sense are as old as history itself. Some became hot, some didn’t:

China Tests New Space Capability with Hypersonic Missile

•Launch in August of nuclear-capable rocket that circled the globe took US intelligence by surprise By Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington and Kathrin Hille  in Taipei China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, demonstrating an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise. Five people familiar with the test said

What China Wants and Why

By Tomas Pueyo Why is China increasing its assertiveness towards Taiwan? Why the Belt and Road initiative? Why the oppression of Uighurs? Why the occupation of Tibet? Why the creation of islands in the South China Sea? It all comes from the Hu Line. The Hu Line. Source: Tomaatje12 The Hu Line 94% of China’s population

The Moment of Truth over Taiwan is Getting Closer

The US and China are engaged in a dangerous game of military poker over the future of the island By Gideon Rachman Would America go to war over Taiwan? That question has seemed fairly abstract for decades. Now it is increasingly urgent. The Chinese air force sent around 150 jets into Taiwan’s air-defence identification zone in the

China Airlift Mission Shows Off Capabilities in Disputed Sea

A recent air transport maneuver in the South China Sea shows Beijing’s bases on disputed reefs can handle large aircraft, unsettling a neighbor By Feliz Solomon An air transport mission by China’s military to island bases in the South China Sea has drawn a rebuke from Vietnam and raised concerns among security

Japan Would ‘Lose Badly’ If it Defends Taiwan Secessionists

By Xu Keyue Japan is continuing to provoke China on the Taiwan question as its annual defense white paper released on Tuesday mentioned Taiwan stability for the first time. Chinese observers warned that if Tokyo defends Taiwan secessionists or tries to interrupts China's national reunification, it would "lose badly and the

European Parliament to Vote on Freezing China Deal

•Draft seen by POLITICO calls on EU to work with US on China, and to plan deals with Taiwan. By Stuart Lau The European Parliament is expected to pass a motion on Thursday pushing to formally freeze the EU’s investment agreement with China, in the wake of what MEPs describe as Beijing’s "baseless

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