Written by Aidan Hall. The existence of China’s impressive military and economic strength is nothing new. It seems long ago that Beijing abandoned Deng Xiao Ping’s “hide your strength and bide your time” principle. To be sure, China is now more comfortable than ever being placed alongside the US and Russia as one of the world’s major powers. Awareness of China’s geopolitical significance is also nothing new (…) What is new, however, is China’s use of its military and economic muscle to improve its geopolitical position in profoundly aggressive ways.
Written by Wu Shang-Su. Taipei’s expansion of its coast guard fleet with four large offshore patrol vessels (OPV) demonstrates its concerns about Beijing’s assertiveness and
Written by Bertil Lintner. If there’s anything China and Taiwan can agree on, it’s that the contested scattered islands in the South China Sea are
Written by Andrew Maxey. Last month, the Ministry of National Defence tapped CSBC Corp, who previously produced the 12-vessel Ching Chiang-class of fast attack missile
Written by Dana S. Trif. The Arbitral Tribunal constituted under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) issued in July, 2016 its
Written by J. Michael Cole. Li Kexin, speaking at the embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Washington last week told hundreds of people assembled at