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Cadence of Conflict: Asia, March 7, 2016


China’s political Two Sessions just finished. It is good to see concern for responsibility, enforcement, growth, and grace within China’s governance. Clean air was on the agenda. 300,000 soldiers have been cut from active duty, mostly non-infantry. The military did not get the 2.5% budget increase it wanted, only 1.5%. A number of generals are … Continue reading

Cadence of Conflict: Asia, February 29, 2016


A Chinese official, Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi (王毅), has become the first to recognize Taiwan’s Constitution. He says that the president elect, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), should “abide by it”. Tsai has promised to declassify documents about the 228 Massacre, which the Taiwanese observed in memory this past weekend. The three day weekend of … Continue reading

Cadence of Conflict: Asia, September 14, 2015


China managed to stay out of the lime light this week, while its satellites shined. There seemed to be some chest thumping. Chinese police ordered local Taiwanese police to investigate a Taiwanese suspect without going through their normal international channels. According to a statement from Zhang Xiaoming, chief of the Hong Kong liaison office from … Continue reading

Taiwan warns officials not to attend Chinese WWII parade


Taiwan warned officials and veterans Friday not to attend a military parade organised by China to mark Japan’s defeat in the Second World War, as the former bitter rivals vie over the history of the conflict. Beijing claims Communist troops sealed victory against the Japanese in 1945 while Taiwan argues the nationalist Kuomintang (KMT) army … Continue reading

Cadence of Conflict: Asia, May 30, 2015


China continues to takeover the Pacific with ships and reclaimed reefs. Taiwan’s DPP continues to knock down statues of KMT-Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek, which further indicates that Taiwan’s popularity favors national sovereignty. The same sympathy continues to slant in Hong Kong. China inaugurates its controversial flight M503, seven kilometers from Taiwan’s airspace, the Taiwanese aren’t … Continue reading

China doubles its amphibious infantry for potential Taiwan invasion


China’s military has doubled the size of its Amphibious Mechanised Infantry Division (AMID) from about 30,000 to 60,000 men for a potential conflict in the East and South China seas as well as with Taiwan, according to Taiwan-based news site Want China Times. The AMIDs are fit for a large-scale amphibious invasion, but China still … Continue reading

October 1 1949 Mao Zedong proclaims People’s Republic of China


Originally posted on Craig Hill Training Services:
Mao Zedong proclaims People’s Republic of China On October 1st 1949, naming himself head of state, communist revolutionary Mao Zedong officially proclaimed the existence of the People’s Republic of China; Zhou Enlai was named premier. The proclamation was the climax of years of battle between Mao’s communist forces…

September 9 1976 Mao Zedong dies


Originally posted on Craig Hill Training Services:
On September 9th 1976, Chinese revolutionary and statesman Mao Zedong, who had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease and other health problems, died in Beijing at the age of 82. The Communist leader and founder of the People’s Republic of China is considered one of the most influential figures…

China needs to put its house in order


There has been much talk about America’s decline in recent years, with the corollary that China will take its place. But, while the United States does indeed face problems that urgently need to be addressed, if China is to rise further, to say nothing of supplanting the US internationally, it must first put its own … Continue reading

Chinese communist party’s four perils according to party birthday editorial


People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s mouthpiece, published an editorial on June 30th to mark the 91st anniversary of the founding of the CCP. Usually, the CCP takes such an occasion to give important instructions to its members and the Chinese people. In spite of the CCP’s growth into a huge party with over … Continue reading

Officials are allowed to be despots in China


A well-known Chinese saying describes official despotism very well by saying, “Only the official is allowed to set fire, but the common people are not allowed to light lanterns.” The saying originated from the true story of a prefectural governor named Deng in the Song Dynasty when it was a crime to use the characters … Continue reading

March 18 1950 Taiwan Nationalists Invade Mainland China


On March 18th 1950, military forces of the Nationalist Chinese government on Taiwan made a surprise invasion of the communist People’s Republic of China (PRC),  and captured the mainland town of Sungmen. Because the United States supported the attack, it resulted in even deeper tensions and ill feeling between the U.S. and the PRC. In … Continue reading

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