Apart from showing grandeur, the huge Beijing parade showcased also a large amount of new weaponry. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick saw some new features that should certainly get the attention of the US Navy, he writes in Defense News, 20 years after the Taiwan Strait Missile Crisis.
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China´s endeavors into the South China Sea has both flabbergasted and worried its neighbors. Journalist Howard French looks for the Guardian into the efforts, and comes with an explanation: overcoming the humiliations of the recent past, is an important theme. The struggle of an upcoming superpower.
China released a few days ago an ambitious white paper on its military strategy, weeks after the Pentagon released its annual report on China. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick gives in Defense News this take on the plans.
The edgy relations between China and the US at sea have been tested over the past few months, and at last week´s International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX) defense analyst Wendell Minnick heard how crisis management tools between the countries have performed, he writes in Defense News.
China is flexing it maritime muscles in the South China Sea, and military analysts different on how dangerous the situation can get. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick thinks a clash between China and the US is unlikely, but cannot be excluded, writes Asia one.
A new sea-plane might fit nicely into China´s territorial claims in the South China Sea, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. Up to now, China did not have airplanes able to go to the disputed islands.
A tough fight against corruption and a firm increase of their budget. President Xi Jinping is using both sticks and carrots to get the powerful military establishment into line, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.
Officially China and Taiwan are still at war, although hostilities are mostly verbal. Until Taiwan arrested an alleged spy from China this month, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.
China builds up its military power and will set another record, now for phased-array radar-equipped destroyers. By 2018 it will outnumbers its largest competitor in the region, Japan, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.
China showed off yet another military product at the recent Zhuhai Airshow, the CX-1 missile, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. The supersonic anti-ship cruise missile is ready for export to America’s friends and foes alike, with potential markets including Iran, Pakistan and African and South American countries.