U.S. technology companies are increasingly forming partnerships with firms that sell advanced equipment to the Chinese military, raising concerns that American businesses are indirectly aiding Beijing’s defenses as it assumes a more aggressive posture in regional disputes and threatens U.S. security, analysts say.
China reacted more harshly than expected to the passage last week of the warship USS Lassen that skirted within 12 miles of one of Beijing’s newly-created and increasingly militarized South China Sea islands.
A Chinese attack submarine stalked the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan near Japan last month in the closest encounter between a carrier and a People’s Liberation Army Navy submarine since 2006, according to American defense officials.
The U.S. Navy will conduct patrols within 12 nautical miles of China’s manmade islands in the South China Sea approximately twice each quarter, according to an unnamed defense official.
(REUTERS) BEIJING/WASHINGTON – In August, foreign ministers from 10 nations blasted China for building artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea. As media around the world covered the diplomatic clash, a radio station that serves the most powerful city in America had a distinctive take on the news.
China’s recent announcement that it will end its one-child policy is unlikely to halt a demographic decline that could lead to more social and political instability in the coming decades, analysts say.
A human rights group is labeling China’s decision to reform its one-child policy “not enough” after state-run media reported that the country will do away with the three-decades old rule and allow two children for every couple.
China offered threatening comments and warnings a day after the passage of a U.S. guided missile destroyer to within 12 miles of a disputed reef in the South China Sea where Beijing is building a military airstrip.
China bitterly responded to the U.S. destroyer that sailed within 12 miles of its artificial islands in the South China Sea Tuesday, tracking the warship and protesting the U.S. Navy’s decision in a conversation with the U.S. ambassador.
The U.S. Navy will sail a destroyer within 12 nautical miles of China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea in the next 24 hours, the most significant response yet to Beijing’s contested territorial claims in the region, Reuters reports.