How does one think the unthinkable? What could lead to war in Asia? Who would win? Is there even such a thing as winning? These questions are urgently being thrashed out in think tanks all around the world. Retired US Admiral...
The book is so popular that the publishers have ordered print run after print run. A Chinese thriller? A romantic page turner? Not even close. It calls for the Chinese people to gird themselves for a long war against a...
China says it has begun work on a third aircraft carrier — a ‘new generation’ ship bigger and mightier than anything it has built before. Speculation has been mounting for some time, but China’s state-run news service Xinhua has confirmed...
A former top Pentagon official has warned China’s global takeover is inevitable. And there’s one big reason they’re getting away with it. A former top Pentagon official has warned China is set to become the most powerful country in the...
"There's a genuine concern it might end up somewhere horrible," one expert said. China has as many as 300 nuclear warheads and more than 2 million active-duty troops, larger than any other standing army on the planet. It is already locked in...
CHINESE media is reporting President Xi Jinping has told his military commanders to “concentrate preparations for fighting a war” as tensions continue to grow over the future of the South China Sea and Taiwan. China Central Television presented a speech...
The Trump administration has now publicly unveiled its plan to fundamentally shift U.S. strategy toward China. It’s an important acknowledgment that U.S.-China competition is heating up, an overdue admission that the past approach has failed and a national call...
Are we entering the critical phase in the Great Power competition between America and China? The answer seems to be affirmative, based on a new Pentagon report released recently. The report — submitted to Congress by the Department of Defence and...
As the West obsesses over Donald Trump's legal and political challenges, Brexit and a host of other domestic crises, Chinese troops – will join their Russian counterparts for Moscow's largest military exercises in more than three decades. Coming six months after Beijing's...
Western media seized on a new Pentagon report that Chinese bombers are training to strike deep into the Western Pacific, including Guam, the Philippines and Japan. But China's military is improving in numerous other ways, according to "Military and Security Developments Involving...

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What’s behind China’s space programme expansion

China is a relative late-bloomer when it comes to the world of space exploration. But just 15 years after it first sent an astronaut into...

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