The maiden voyage of Chinese carrier strike group into the blue water drew close attention in the whole world. Japan's Asahi Shimbun reported that China's purpose of this voyage was to "break through the first island chain comprised of Japan, Taiwan and other islands".
As some expert correctly pointed out, the combination of national forces and the rise and decline of them are reshaping the international landscape today. In today's world, Singapore's so-called "trick of balance" is obviously out of place.
John Yee, a Flying Tigers veteran who just celebrated his 95th birthday, remembers the moment when Japanese bombs fell on Pearl Harbor. He was in southwest China's biggest city of Kunming at the time, handpicked as one of 30 translators to work with the Flying Tigers there.
A 94-year-old visually handicapped WWII veteran from eastern city of Wuxi finally fulfilled his long-held dream of touching and feeling China's latest tanks on Sunday, six days after his wish was posted on weibo, or micro blog, by a volunteer.