Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his “separation” from the United States on Thursday, declaring he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks.
Newly-disclosed transcripts of speeches by former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton several years ago reveal the democratic nominee could be tougher on Beijing if she wins the election for president next month.
Russia and China are looking to cooperate on a response to the U.S. missile defense program, a top Russian general said on Tuesday.
The head of one of America’s secret spy agencies recently disclosed that China is seeking to control the South China Sea through the covert development of military facilities on thousands of acres of reclaimed islands.
The Chinese government has more severely cracked down on human rights over the last year, according to a commission of lawmakers and Obama administration officials, at the same time the United States has sought to cooperate with Beijing on issues such as climate change.
The Philippines has scrapped planned joint patrols and naval exercises with the United States in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, according to the country’s defense secretary.
Japan can quickly build a strategic arsenal of land-based and submarine-launched missiles capable of killing up to 30 million Chinese in a nuclear war, according to a Pentagon sponsored study.
The nuclear-armed slave state North Korea poses an enormous challenge to American policy in East Asia—but also offers an opportunity to deter a greater threat to the region: Xi Jinping’s increasingly belligerent Communist China.
Profits at roughly a quarter of Chinese companies in a Reuters analysis were too low in the first half of this year to cover their debt servicing obligations, as earnings languish and loan burdens increase.