Category: China

If the J-20 Stealth Fighter Is So Amazing Then Why Is China Buying Russia’s Su-35?

Even as China is publicly showing off its new Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter at the Zhuhai air show for the first time, Beijing is continuing its efforts to acquire advanced Russian fighters. Indeed, while a pair of J-20s garnered the attention of the world’s media, the Russian government quietly announced that it has started work…

China’s ‘Paper Dragon’ DF-21D ‘Carrier Killer’ Hasn’t Sunk a Single Ship at Sea

The hype surrounding China's heavily hyped DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) -- touted in Beijing propaganda as the "U.S. Carrier Killer" -- remains an example of clever advertising since this missile hasn't been tested over water and has never hit a ship at sea, even in a test. It's been six years since the DF-21D…

China Says India’s NSG Membership Not on Seoul Meet Agenda

Beijing: China on June 20 said differences remained among the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) members over the inclusion of new countries, a day after external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had said that Beijing was not against India’s entry. “We have stressed that the NSG is still divided about non-NPT countries’ entry into the NSG and under the current…

GEOPOLITICAL RISKS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA ARE THREATENING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGION

ASEAN finds itself at the nexus of the world’s great powers, the United States and China, and must balance their competing influences while maintaining friendly relationships that can help drive the region’s economic growth. Participants in a session on geopolitics and ASEAN’s economic architecture heard that the United States is exerting influence in the Asia-Pacific…

SCO entry: Concerns raised on India Pakistan’s Nuclear membership and hostility

The SCO summit is taking place just around the same time as the 48-member NSG plenary which is set to meet in Seoul to discuss the entry of India and Pakistan. With Shanghai Cooperation Organisation set to admit India and Pakistan amid growing rancour over their Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership bid, a Chinese state-run…

India’s NSG Membership Will Touch ‘Raw Nerve’ With Pak: Chinese Media

BEIJING: Vehemently opposing India's bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group or NSG, China's official media said today that New Delhi's membership will not only touch a "raw nerve" in Pakistan and increase a nuclear arms race, but also "jeopardise" Beijing's national interests. An op-ed commentary in state-run Global Times titled "India mustn't let nuclear ambitions…

China Pakistan Economic Corridor: A Chinese Nightmare

  The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a $46 billion mega-project which aims to connect Gwadar Port in South-western Pakistan to China’s North-western autonomous region of Xinjiang, via a network of highways, railways, oil & gas pipelines, and an optical fiber link. The CPEC’s main locus lies in Kashagar, Xinjiang, and the western Autonomous Region…

Consensus needed on non-NPT countries joining NSG, says China

China on Sunday said more discussion was needed to forge consensus on the issue of countries not signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty NPT) joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a 48-member bloc that India has applied to join. "China's stance is applicable to all non-signatories to the NPT, not just certain countries. Many other NSG…

China Prepares to Deter the US in the Pacific – Reports

Amid mounting tensions between the US and China over disputed areas in the South China Sea, Beijing is set to send nuclear submarines to patrol the Pacific Ocean this year for the first time in history. The news first emerged after a report by The Guardian that Beijing is planning its first nuclear deterrence patrol.…

Obama Fully Lifts Vietnam Arms Embargo on Visit

In a historic move, U.S. President Barack Obama announced Monday that Washington is fully lifting a decades-old embargo on the sale of arms to Vietnam during his first visit to the Southeast Asian country. But even during briefings to journalists just before Obama’s departure late last week, officials refused to publicly confirm that a lift…

US, China spar over India NSG bid

India’s attempt to gain membership to the powerful Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has become the latest battleground in international politics in the past 24 hours between the United States and China, with the US backing India’s candidature and China opposing it, ostensibly to use Pakistan as a shield to curtail Indian influence in the global…