China is Strategically Increasing Military Presence Around The World
The Chinese military is increasingly expanding its reach and capabilities worldwide. With significant advances in missile technology, naval forces, and intelligence, China has successfully positioned itself to become a formidable world power by mid-century, as President Xi Jinping promised. Moreover, while the United States military continues to struggle with an expensive and inefficient military-industrial complex, China has adopted a more utilitarian approach to arms purchases, resulting in cheaper and more effective weapons systems that may potentially rival the US of A.
China’s Discreet Move to Conquer the Cambodian Naval Base
We’ve just written a stark warning last week for the US to keep a close eye on China’s movements since we foresee a more aggressive push of their military powers all over Asia. Apparently, they’re starting to move in.
Three weeks ago, US President Joe Biden spoke at the ASEAN Summit held in Cambodia to reinforce the administration’s close ties with ally countries as China’s intent on dominating the entire region becomes more and more apparent.
Military expansion by the Chinese government is nothing new, but their recent moves in the South China Sea and throughout Asia have caught the United States’ attention. In order to maintain its influence and counterbalance China’s aggression, the United States has been strengthening its ties with countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
China’s Alarming Increase Of Growing Nuclear Arsenal and How This Can Affect World Balance
Pentagon released a report warning the US and its allies about China’s rapid increase of nuclear warheads. According to their intelligence gathering, China has amassed 400 nuclear warheads in the span of two years.
This pace is lighting up all the red flags for Pentagon as China continues to confront Taiwan about its independence.
The dwindling US advantage over China in terms of its Intercontinental Ballistic Missile program is just one indicator of the Asian powerhouse’s alarming increase in its nuclear arsenal in recent years. From building new facilities to modernizing existing ones, China’s capabilities have been steadily increasing at an unprecedented rate due to various factors, such as technological advancements and economics. The US is not the only country concerned about this rise either; many countries worldwide are now worried about how their balance of power could be affected by a bigger nuclear force than their own.
US Should Watch Out for China’s Rapid Expansion in the Arctic
There had been an outrage in Washington when Chinese ships sailed near the Arctic last autumn, even though they had broken no rules and crossed no borders.
During a routine patrol of the Bering Sea, north of Alaska, a Coast Guard cutter sighted a guided missile cruiser and two Chinese ships with four Russian vessels traveling in formation. The cutter followed until they split up and scattered.
China has apparently been attempting to gain a foothold in the Arctic for years to gain access to its mineral resources and shipping routes and a greater voice in Arctic policy. The United States and several other NATO countries surround the region, which includes China’s strategic presence.
Why is The West Divided Over China?
European Council president Charles Michel heads to Beijing on December 1, the latest in a procession of western leaders to seek an audience with Xi Jinping, in a year when the Chinese president has cemented his position as the country’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.
Xi met more than 20 heads of government earlier in 2022 at the Beijing Olympics, but most of these did not represent democracies. The visit of Michel, a senior European politician, will focus attention on western attitudes to China’s increasingly assertive geopolitical stance. And it is likely to highlight deep divisions in the west over how to deal with Beijing.
The first divide is transatlantic. It’s true that US president Joe Biden took a more conciliatory tone at his recent meeting with Xi at the G20 summit in Indonesia. But Washington is generally taking a much more hawkish approach to China than the major EU members, especially France and Germany.
Is It Possible For China to Sink a US Navy Aircraft Carrier?
IMAGINE: China sinks one of the United States Navy’s aircraft carriers. The unlikely scenario would surely trigger panic, or worse, the beginning of the Third World War, wouldn’t it?
In recent years, China has undeniably made progress in advancing its military equipment into a more capable and, if I dare say, lethal—from improving its hypersonic missiles to developing hybrid torpedos. China could reportedly sink a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in five ways: carrier ballistic missiles, hypersonic glide vehicles, anti-ship missiles, and hybrid cruise missiles or torpedoes. Let’s take a closer look at each of these methods.
After Successful Laser Testing, China Claims New Tech Can Boost Satellite Navigation
Chinese researchers conducted the experiment in the western region of China involving two terminals in laboratories located about 70 km apart, with each terminal equipped with “a laser, a telescope, and two optical frequency combs” used for accurately measuring light frequencies. During the process, information was transmitted via laser pulses and into the two telescopes from each terminal, establishing and validating the time. The recent experiment demonstrated significant improvement over previous attempts, where laser-transmitted signals through the open air were limited to a few dozen kilometers, the lead quantum physicist Pan Jianwei from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) explained in a published peer-review journal on October 5. Moreover, adding that they aim “to be able to send signals over long distances to build a global network of optical clocks that would consequently play an integral role in enhancing satellite navigation services into more precise, more accurate ones.
China and India Battle for Military Supremacy in the Pacific
The military superpowers of the world are constantly vying for supremacy. In Asia, this battle is taking place in the Pacific Ocean, where China and India are both making a play for control. These two countries have long been rivals, and their military forces are now facing off against each other in a bid for regional dominance.
Japan vs. China: Japan Aims To Improve Air Defense System Against Hypersonic Technology
The novelty of hypersonic weapons meant most air and missile defense capabilities across the international community are yet capable of defending against considering its speed that travels five times the speed of sound and the unpredictability of the irregular trajectories. And Japan is among these countries pushing to catch up with innovation.
Japan continues to use Standard Missile-3 interceptors as part of its missile defense system, capable of hitting incoming missiles from the outer atmosphere. It is being equipped on its Maritime Self-Defense Force Aegis destroyers, and if these missile interceptors fail to do their job, the Air Self-Defense Force’s ground-based Patriot Advanced Capability-3 interceptors will have to step in and counter the attack in the lower tier, Kyoto News explained.
China vs India: The Battle of Asian Aerospace Power
The rise of China and India as aerospace powers is a substantial development in the Asian military balance. For decades, the region was dominated by the United States, whose air force controlled the skies. However, China and India have made considerable investments in their air forces in recent years and are now beginning to challenge US dominance.
China’s air force is the largest in Asia and has rapidly modernized in recent years. The Indian air force is also proliferating, and it has achieved some impressive successes in recent years, such as shooting down a Pakistani fighter jet. These developments are changing the balance of power in Asia, and they will likely have a major impact on the region’s politics and security.
China-Taliban Deal Inked! Taliban Now Protecting Chinese Businessmen
According to a proclamation from the Taliban regime, the Taliban and a Chinese company have made a deal to extract oil from the Amu Darya basin in Northern Afghanistan. This is the first significant international energy extraction agreement that the Taliban have penned since assuming power in 2021. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, and Chinese Ambassador Wang Yu were both at the contract signing in Kabul. Baradar commented that this contract was in Afghanistan’s best interests and would help to strengthen its financial situation.
The contract provides up to $150 million of investments annually and will increase to $540 million in three years. It was also stated that the project would directly produce job opportunities for 3,000 Afghans.
China Uses US Tech for Their Weapons…Again
The Pentagon reported last month that by 2035, China’s arsenal of strategic nuclear warheads would reach a minimum of 1,500, up from 200 only a few years ago and 400 warheads presently. Adm. Charles Richard, the former commander of the US nuclear forces, highlighted the Chinese nuclear development last month by informing Congress that the size of Chinese nuclear forces for the first time surpasses that of the United States in one of three particular areas – warheads, long-range missiles or launchers.
DoD: Chinese Military Strategy is Now Focusing on Global Expansion
China’s rise is the greatest threat to national security and a free and open international system. While the report was released, a senior defense official who spoke anonymously said China’s military ambition and intention are becoming increasingly apparent. He said it was essential to figure out what the PLA’s way of war would look like, assess their current activities and modernizing capabilities, evaluate their future military modernization goals, and understand their military modernization goals.