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'Major power outside region' source of tensions in South China Sea, says ambassador
A major power outside the region is trying to turn the South China Sea into an arena for major-power wrestling, which is the source of tensions in the region, said head of Chinese mission to the EU Thursday.
08-23 17:01:48
Russia, US trade barbs over INF collapse, China says no interest in trilateral treaty
Russia and the United States on Thursday blamed each other for the collapse of the INF Treaty, while China said it has no interest in trilateral arms control talks that Washington wants.
08-23 17:04:22
Calculations behind US offer to buy Greenland from Denmark
The US President Donald Trump recently expressed his interest in buying the world’s largest island, Greenland, several times, reported The Wall Street Journal, saying the president told reporters on August 18 that he had debriefed the White House advisor on Greenland’s important strategic position and abundant natural resources. This caused uproar in the international community.
08-23 17:19:59
Taiwan arms deal 'futile act', experts say
Taiwan buying US' fighter jets will not make its military strong enough to resist reunification by the PLA, and the exorbitant "protection fee" used to procure US weapons should have been spent on improving the island's economy and people's livelihoods, military experts said on Thursday.
08-23 08:04:22
Australian report questioned: Who on earth does China's military development "threaten"?
The report issued by The University of Sydney advised the US to make necessary strategic adjustments and truly shift its strategic focus to the Indo-Pacific region. Such advice may seem insightful from the American perspective and may become a component of the China-targeted "re-balancing" strategy in the future.
08-22 17:56:46
DPRK launches projectiles in response to ROK-US military exercises
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea launched another projectile on August 16, the 6th time within three weeks. Such a high density of launches was in protest to the insistence of the US and Republic of Korea on holding the joint military exercises despite DPRK's warning.
08-21 17:01:11
Arms purchase puts Taiwan at risk
The US State Department formally announced on Tuesday that the US government had decided to sell $8 billion in military equipment, including 66 new F-16V fighter jets, to the island of Taiwan. The plan still needs congressional approval but it is unlikely to be turned down.
08-21 22:55:36
China and US: Are they rivals or enemies?
Chinese international relations scholars are one on issues such as that China-US relations cannot be restored to what they were in the past, Washington has defined Beijing as a strategic competitor, the rivalry between China and the US will be prolonged, etc. But they still argue on topics like whether China and the US are decoupling, whether China-US ties have changed qualitatively, and whether China and the US will be caught in a new cold war.
08-21 08:23:22
Russia appeals to Europeans to heed US INF exit, warns of new arms race
Russia's deputy UN envoy on Thursday appealed to European countries to heed the United States' recent withdrawal from a Cold War arms control treaty and warned of a possible new arms race.
08-23 08:07:02
US interference in Hong Kong doomed to fail
The ongoing illegal protests in Hong Kong have challenged the bottom line of the "one country, two systems" principle, harmed the city's rule of law, business environment, international financial center status, and the city's ties with the mainland.
08-20 22:12:58
U.S. bullies China, other countries with hegemonic tactics: analysts
Pakistani analysts said Sunday that the United States tries to cow other countries into submission by bullying China with hegemonic tactics including more tariffs.
08-20 08:33:03
US-Germany rift widens after divergences in national defense expenditure
Although the NATO is still the cornerstone to safeguard German security in a profound sense, the relationship between the US and Germany may not deteriorate qualitatively for a long period of time. However, it is undeniable that the constant irritations from the US have given rise to the continuous emergence of bilateral cracks, which are hard to be bridged.
08-19 18:04:47
US new SecDef's Asia Pacific debut wraps up in embarrassment
Looking forward, if the Trump administration continues to rashly advance the "Indo-Pacific strategy" regardless of its allies’ security and regional development interests, and is bent on intensifying the deployment of offensive military forces in the Asia Pacific region, it will not only keep up the regional tension, but also court louder objections from the allies.
08-20 10:53:29
Fearless spirit will safeguard China's future
There are two slogans in Tiananmen Square, "Long Live the People's Republic of China" and "Long Live the Great Unity of the World's Peoples." The slogans represent the core of Chinese diplomacy and are in line with the UN Charter.
08-19 15:16:35
US F-16 sale to Taiwan could lead to new round of military drills, economic sanctions: analyst
The US' potential sale of F-16V fighter jets to the island of Taiwan is a serious provocation that may lead to strong responses from China, including further military drills and economic countermeasures, Chinese experts said on Sunday.
08-18 22:01:30
Beijing says US should not sell arms to Taiwan
The United States should stop selling arms to Taiwan and not have military links with the island, or it will bear all the consequences as China will certainly make a strong response, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Friday.
08-17 20:39:35