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Chinese Military Parade Shows Strength, Continuing Xi’s Ambitious PR Campaign [VIDEO]

Beijing (GPA) – Xi continues his unveiling of ambitious new policies with a massive Chinese military parade celebrating the PLA’s anniversary. Chinese President Xi Jinping has had an incredibly busy week, and the western world is watching nervously. Xi started the weekend with a highly anticipated major speech in front of a large meeting of members of […]

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Forget Discussions About Peace and Stability — Washington’s Policy in the South China Sea Is Confrontational

Beijing (SCF) – The American guided missile destroyer USS Dewey was reported as having carried out a ‘freedom of navigation operation’ or FONOP in the South China Sea on May 24. According to the US Naval Institute the undertaking involved manoeuvres «within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef for about 90 minutes zig-zagging in the water near the installation. At […]

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Preparing for Trump? China Steps up Operations in South China Sea

(GPA) Beijing – The Chinese People’s Liberation Army has flown seems to be preparing themselves for the inauguration of Donald Trump as US president next week by stepping up military operations in the South China Sea. The first incident happened yesterday in the form of a flyover of the Spratly Islands by the Chinese People’s […]

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After Death of TPP, China Makes Moves to Dominate Asia With New Trade Pacts

(GPA) Lima – For all the horrible chapters and faults of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), it seems President Obama was right about one thing – without the trade pact, southeast Asian countries are now looking to China for economic opportunity. This past week at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru, Barrack Obama spent […]

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US Sails Warship Through Contested Area of South China Sea

(GPA) Washington – Today the pentagon announced they have sailed past a set of islands claimed by China in the latest “freedom of navigation” drill since July. The destroyer USS Decatur passed near the Paracel Islands which the Chinese government claims as Chinese territory. This is the fourth “freedom of navigation” operation through the contested […]

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