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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

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

2018 AITF: One million participants, 1,500 exhibitors, 11 countries expected

•To strengthen investment on Nigerian made goods •How Vietnam benefits from Nigerian produced cashew nut Godsgift Onyedinefu   The Director General of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce (ACCI), Ms. Tonia Shoyede, has disclosed that the 2018 edition of the Abuja International Trade Fair (AITF), will host over one million visitors with about 1,500 exhibitors

Vietnam president dies after viral illness

Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang, a former chief of internal security who became one of the most high-profile leaders in the communist-ruled country, died on Friday after an illness, state media said. Quang’s rise, at a time of growing dissent on social media and challenges to the party’s authority, signaled limits

Yemen could become Saudi’s `Vietnam’ says Iran

A senior advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader said Thursday that Yemen war could be a “quagmire” for Saudi Arabia, Tasnim news agency reported. Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said that Saudi’s involvement in the war in Yemen could lead to the same catastrophe that the U.S.

Making Sense Of The South China Sea Dispute

The intensifying proxy war being waged in the South China Sea can be boiled down to one number: five. That’s how many trillions of dollars of global trade flow annually through waters deep with oil, natural gas, hydrocarbon and fish stocks. Whoever controls these shipping lanes rules this “Asian Century.” Toss national

Not Every Civil War Is a Guerilla War

Definitions matter Civil wars have been given fairly blunt analysis for years. Security analysts have painted all civil wars as “guerrilla wars.” It’s also common for civil wars to be depicted as featuring near-constant fighting until one side either gives up or is defeated. Very few analysts account for the

U.S. bombers challenge China in South China Sea flyover

The two U.S bombers have flown over the disputed South China Sea, the U.S. Air Force said on Friday, asserting the right to treat the region as international territory despite China's claim to virtually all of the waterway. The flight by the B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam on Thursday came as