Tag Archive: China

China starts naval drills in the disputed South China Sea.

The Chinese Navy kicked off 10-day military exercises in the disputed South China Sea amid heightened tensions in the region, especially with the US.  Playing down the significance of the exercises, the Chinese… Continue reading

Thailand Draws Ire Over Deportation of Uighurs to China.

Thailand’s military government confirmed the deportation of more than 100 ethnic Uighur people from western Xinjiang province back to China, a move condemned by rights groups and the United Nations. The deportation followed… Continue reading

China-led AIIB development bank holds signing ceremony.

Vietnam becomes founding member of the multilateral investment bank (AIIB). China has hosted the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a new international financial institution set to rival the World… Continue reading

Asian tourism is too dependent on Chinese travelers.

Asian cities need to attract a more diverse crowd. A new report suggests so and warns about its potential implications. Last Friday, MasterCard released the 2015 version (pdf) of its Global Destination Cities Index,… Continue reading

Rohingyaland – A South Asian “Kosovo”?

There’s always an ulterior motive behind the US lecturing countries about ‘human rights’ and ‘democracy’. Those two key words should raise immediate red flags to any decision makers in the targeted states that… Continue reading

Australian (US backed) provocation in the South China Sea?

The Australian government is considering conducting its own ‘freedom of navigation’ exercises near artificial islands built by China in disputed territory in the South China Sea. This planned Australian Navy exercise is formally… Continue reading

The South China Sea Conundrum.

Beijing is engaged in reclamation work in nine artificial islands in the South China Sea. Beijing claims “undisputed” sovereignty over at least 80% of the South China Sea. It’s not only about at… Continue reading

The Pol Pot Dilemma.

More than 500,000 US diplomatic cables from 1978 recently released by WikiLeaks include hundreds that paint a vivid picture of a US administration torn between revulsion at the brutality of Pol Pot’s government… Continue reading

China – New lighthouses in South China Sea.

China has held a groundbreaking ceremony for two lighthouses in internationally disputed waters in the South China Sea. The two lighthouses will be constructed on Huayang Reef and Chigua Reef in the disputed Spratly… Continue reading

South China Sea: Is America About to Make a Fatal Mistake?

An already tense and dangerous situation in the South China Sea threatened to become even worse. The United States is considering plans to initiate systematic military patrols with ships and planes in that… Continue reading