- US muscle flexing not a cure to DPRK issue
- The truth is that only Washington can give Pyongyang the security guarantee it wants, and playing the sanction card or deepening the US-ROK military cooperation will not end the seesaw game.
- U.S. behind the arms buildup in Asia-Pacific
- For years, China's defense budget has been around 1.5 percent of its GDP, and it is poised to keep it that way. In contrast, NATO is urging its member states to contribute 2 percent of their GDP to their defense projects. Accusing Beijing of threatening global stability or sponsoring regional arms race simply does not hold water.
- US carrier patrol poses new regional test
- Asia-Pacific is a vast region that be inclusive for both China and the US, but there is a risk that tensions between Beijing and Washington will escalate if Trump continues with Obama's tactical legacy.
- PLA Daily: Britain to return to Asia-Pacific region?
- In the opinion of Britain authorities, a greater involvement in Asia Pacific affairs before the Brexit will not only consolidate its realistic interests but can also help it to build the image of a "global power".
- Return of remains by ROK may help ties
- The return of the remains of Chinese soldiers from the Republic of Korea, as scheduled, displays a willingness by both countries to push forward ties amid difficulties caused by the planned deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in the ROK, Chinese observers said.
- Expert: China should get militarily ready
- Mattis' statement was actually a "card" against China and a "bait" for Japan. "The Trump administration has whetted Japan's appetite and given it reassurance. But this is just a prelude.