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China’s admiration for Russian leader’s willingness to use nuclear weapons to regain Crimea

The following is based on translations from Chinese media: China’s qianzhan.com says in its report today that recently, a documentary entitled “The Road of Crimea’s Return” was shown in Russia. It revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin was prepared to order Russian nuclear troops to be ready to fight in order to ensure that Crimea … Continue reading

Why the US should worry about Russia, not China

Last Friday, the United States released its updated Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower (CS-21). One of the biggest critiques of the first Cooperative Strategy concentrated on the difficulty of fitting China and Russia into the “cooperative” frame. China continues to expand its navy and has obviously undertaken a set of assertive actions in the East … Continue reading

China Premier says respects Ukraine integrity, won’t be drawn on Crimea

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday that his government respected the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, but would not be drawn on whether China considers Crimea to be Ukraine’s or Russia’s. “On the issue of Ukraine, China has adopted an objective and just position. We respect Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Li … Continue reading

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, April 7

China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently… China’s plan for global network of surveillance satellites spurred by fruitless search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 Koreas Trade Fire; Island Residents in Shelters Special Issue on … Continue reading

US tells ‘great power’ China to respect its neighbours; intimidation will not be tolerated

U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, on the eve of a trip to China, called on Beijing to use its “great power” responsibly and said he would urge its leaders to respect neighbors increasingly anxious over its posture in territorial disputes. “Great powers have great responsibilities. And China is a great power,” Hagel said, adding he … Continue reading

US threatens China over territorial disputes, cites sanctions on Russia as example

The US gave a strong warning to China not to escalate territorial tensions in the Asia-Pacific region if it doesn’t want to face American retaliation. In his statement, a US official used sanctions on Russia over Crimea’s accession as an example. Although it’s difficult to gauge China’s response at this point, more pressure needs to … Continue reading

What exactly is happening in Taiwan? Revolution, that’s what!

Brace yourselves, as now more and more students and energetic activists are getting ready to show up at the Taiwanese Parliament to perform their own version of an Occupy movement. Only today, we know how monumental and catastrophic these sorts of things can be. From China Post’s Article come some very glaringly alarming facts written in a … Continue reading

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, March 23

EDITORIAL—China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently… State TV says Russia could turn US to ‘radioactive ash’ …Comment about Russia, but Russia is a Chinese “buddy”. Has China denounced this statement? Chinese Village Official’s Detention … Continue reading

China’s support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is insincere

It was only a month ago that the close ties between Russia and China were on prominent display, with Chinese president Xi Jinping vowing that the two countries would “continue deepening our consultations and cooperation on major international issues and together maintain world and regional peace, security and stability.” Only weeks later, following Russia’s invasion … Continue reading

China buys 3 million hectares of Ukraine farmland; 5% of country

Ukraine to be China’s largest overseas farmer. Three million hectares will eventually be used to provide grain and meat for Chinese consumers China will plough billions of yuan into farmland in Ukraine that will eventually become its biggest overseas agricultural project. The move is a significant step in China’s recent efforts to encourage domestic companies … Continue reading

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