Trump’s ASEAN Policy Isn’t “Confused,” It’s a Continuation of Decades of Coercion

In an effort to reinforce public perception that policy changes when a new administration assumes the White House, US and European analysts have made several attempts to push forward narratives describing US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy as “confused” or “unclear” in contrast to his predecessor, President Barrack Obama. However, upon closer examination, from the …

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FIL PHOTO: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem © U.S. Navy / Wikipedia

China Dispatches Military Vessels & Fighter Jets to Warn Off US Warship Sailing Near Disputed Island

China has sent military vessels and warplanes to “warn off” USS Stethem, a guided-missile destroyer, that sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea, according to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang. “Under the pretext of ‘freedom of navigation,’ the US side once again sent a military vessel into China's territorial waters off …

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China Becomes First Country to Lift ‘Combustible Ice’ From Ocean Floor

China has managed to successfully mine combustible ice in the South China Sea after nearly two decades of research and exploration. The trial mining site is situated in the Shenhu area of the South China Sea. It is a major breakthrough that may lead to a global energy revolution, according to China’s Minister of Land …

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Arms Race 2.0? US, China Ramp Up Fleets, Blame Each Other

Since US President Donald Trump took office in January, both China and the US have kicked off a massive naval buildup, and both cite fears of the other’s increasing maritime military power as the reason. Are we to see another arms race between the rival powers? According to media reports, China is about to secure a massive …

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