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China expected to unveil hike in military budget as tensions rise

Feb 26 2021

HONG KONG/BEIJING China is expected to reveal a robust increase in defence spending at the March 5 annual opening of parliament, as its economy rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic and military tensions rise, Chinese and Western security experts said.  

Special Report-China launches 'gray-zone' warfare to subdue Taiwan

Dec 10 2020

TAIPEI Months after eliminating a popular challenge to its rule in Hong Kong, China is turning to an even higher-stakes target: self-governing Taiwan. The island has been bracing for conflict with China for decades, and in some respects, that battle has now begun.

Taiwan waits for Biden as China steps up pressure on the island

Dec 10 2020

TAIPEI Under President Donald Trump, the United States has significantly boosted military aid to Taiwan and increased engagement with the island. With Joe Biden having beaten Trump in last month's presidential election, the Taiwanese are anxiously waiting to see if the new administration will follow Trump's lead.

Taiwan waits for Biden as China steps up pressure on the island

Dec 10 2020

TAIPEI Under President Donald Trump, the United States has significantly boosted military aid to Taiwan and increased engagement with the island. With Joe Biden having beaten Trump in last month's presidential election, the Taiwanese are anxiously waiting to see if the new administration will follow Trump's lead.

Taiwan waits for Biden as China steps up pressure on the island

Dec 10 2020

TAIPEI Under President Donald Trump, the United States has significantly boosted military aid to Taiwan and increased engagement with the island. With Joe Biden having beaten Trump in last month's presidential election, the Taiwanese are anxiously waiting to see if the new administration will follow Trump's lead.

Taiwan waits for Biden as China steps up pressure on the island

Dec 10 2020

TAIPEI, Dec 10 Under President Donald Trump, the United States has significantly boosted military aid to Taiwan and increased engagement with the island. With Joe Biden having beaten Trump in last month's presidential election, the Taiwanese are anxiously waiting to see if the new administration will follow Trump's lead.

Special Report: Pentagon's latest salvo against China's growing might - Cold War bombers

Sep 01 2020

HONG KONG On July 21, two U.S Air Force B-1B bombers took off from Guam and headed west over the Pacific Ocean to the hotly contested South China Sea. The sleek jets made a low-level pass over the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its escorting fleet, which was exercising nearby in the Philippines Sea, according to images released by the U.S. military.

特別リポート:急拡大する中国「海兵隊」、権益確保へ世界展開

Jul 25 2020

[香港 20日 ロイター] - 中国が1990年代半ばに軍事力拡大に乗り出した時点で、最優先目標に掲げていたのは、本土沿岸に接近する米軍を徹底的にたたく戦力を整えることだった。だが今や、人民解放軍は世界各地で米国の力に挑戦するための準備を進めつつある。

Special Report: China expands amphibious forces in challenge to U.S. beyond Asia

Jul 20 2020

HONG KONG China launched its military build-up in the mid-1990s with a top priority: keep the United States at bay in any conflict by making the waters off the Chinese coast a death trap. Now, China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is preparing to challenge American power further afield.

Special Report: Hong Kong's top cop overshadows embattled leader Lam as China cracks down

Jul 08 2020

HONG KONG As Hong Kong fretted over tough new national security legislation Beijing was fashioning earlier this year, Chris Tang enthusiastically supported the move. It was needed, Hong Kong's combative police chief said, to extinguish calls for the city's independence and restore order.

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