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Cadence Column: Asia, August 5, 2019


If one were to guess what was going on between Trump and Kim, internal politics of North Korea would explain it all. Korea is no exception to East Asia’s history of ongoing domination quarreling. Kim is not universally loved within his own government. The military is constantly at his back door and he must squash … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, January 14, 2019


China is preparing for war. It has said so in public. It has demonstrated so with militarization of “Made in China” islands that didn’t exist a decade ago. It has shown intent by showing no sense of limits in cyber-warfare, technology acquisition, and oppression of the press. Facebook and Twitter users are only a “security … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, December 11, 2017


More smoke got blown this week. South Korea’s president is stepping-up efforts to talk to China about North Korea. Asian culture dictates that a country as big as China doesn’t give a rat’s synthetic tail about what a small country like South Korea thinks. All South Korea can expect is to be in China’s debt … Continue reading

Cadence Column: Asia, March 13, 2017


Forget Japanese waters, headlines worry about North Korea and Hawaii. South Korea has their own two cents to add over the assassination of Kim Jong-un’s half brother at Kuala Lumpur International. China says that North Korea and the US are like two trains headed on a collision course. China has a kind of “plan” to … Continue reading

China has built twelve new AIP submarines, while Japan has built only five


The following is a translation from Chinese media: The Chinese navy has significantly expanded its submarine fleet due to recent very fast development. According to news published by an official Chinese source not long ago, a newest improved version of Type 041 Yuan class diesel powered submarine is now ready for sea trial. Since its … Continue reading

China says its massive navy buildup is world’s biggest


In 2013, China commissioned 2 missile destroyers, 3 missile frigates, 9 light missile frigates, 2 large auxiliary ships, 4 conventional submarines, 2 supporting warships for submarines, 1 nuclear submarine, 2 double-hull survey vessels, 1 warship for testing underwater sound equipment and 2 minesweepers, ranking the first in number in the world. Chinese media says that, according … Continue reading

China says carrier tests in South China Sea going well


China‘s first and only aircraft carrier has successfully carried out a series of tests during a training mission in the disputed South China Sea, state media reported on Monday. This month’s drills off the coast of Hainan Island mark not only the first time China has sent a carrier into the South China Sea but … Continue reading

China’s behaviour in South China Sea ship encounter is irresponsible says U.S.


China‘s behaviour in a narrowly averted naval collision in the South China Sea was both “unhelpful” and “irresponsible,” U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday, warning against incidents could escalate existing U.S.-Chinese tensions. “That action by the Chinese, cutting their ship 100 yards out in front of the (USS) Cowpens, was not a responsible … Continue reading

Chinese naval vessel tries to force U.S. warship to stop in international waters


A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime harassment, according to defense officials. The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens, which recently took part in disaster relief operations in the Philippines, was confronted by … Continue reading

China: Two type 054A frigates launched over three days, three more being built


On September 30, a Shanghai web user revealed that a new China-made Type 054A frigate completed fitting-out and was successfully launched. It is said that from September 28 to 30, two such frigates were launched at an interval of only three days. On September 28, a certain shipyard launched another Type 054A smoothly. Sources say … Continue reading

China plans to build aircraft carrier


China will build – from scratch – a large aircraft carrier capable of carrying more fighter jets, the official Xinhua news service reported, quoting a senior officer with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy. China has one aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, which was refitted from a Russian-made model. The report comes after Chinese officials denied foreign … Continue reading

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