Posts tagged as china

New defense intelligence assessment warns China nears critical military milestone

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

In recent years, top defense officials and internal Pentagon reports alike have cautioned about the rise of China as a military power, in large part due to its investments in high-end technologies like hypersonics and its development of indigenous capabilities like stealth fighters and aircraft carriers. But it’s not a piece of hardware that’s most worrisome for American interests, according to a new assessment by the Defense Intelligence Agency. Instead, it’s the…

Europe must be able to deter Russia as US heads toward conflict with China

Friday, January 11, 2019

Ben Hodges, former commander of United States Army Europe, forecasts that the United States will get into a conflict with China within the next 10 years and Europe will have to be able to deter Russia on its own. “I do believe that we are on a path to a conflict with China. A few months ago, I thought it was 15 years but now I think it’s much closer,…

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un visits China’s Xi Jinping

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Beijing for an unannounced visit, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mr Kim will be in China until 10 January with his wife Ri Sol-ju, according to state media reports. The visit comes amid reports that negotiations are under way for a second summit between Mr Kim and US President Donald Trump. The two met last June, the first such…

China and U.S. to hold talks in bid to end trade war roiling markets

Monday, January 7, 2019

China and the United States will hold vice ministerial level trade talks in Beijing on Jan. 7-8, as the two sides look to end a dispute that is inflicting increasing pain on both economies and roiling global financial markets. The two nations have been locked in a trade war for much of the past year, disrupting the flow of hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods and stoking fears…

Beijing pushes for unification of China with self-governing Taiwan

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged both sides to reach an early consensus on the unification of China and Democratic Taiwan and not leave the issue for future generations. American news agency AP reports that Chinese President Xi Jinping noted in a speech devoted to Taiwan that no one or no party can stop the trend toward unification, calling independence for the self-governing island against history and a dead-end.…

No one can ‘dictate’ to China what it should do: Xi Jinping

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

President Xi Jinping warned on Tuesday (Dec 18) that no one can “dictate” China’s economic development path as the Communist Party marked 40 years of its historic “reform and opening up” policy amid a stern challenge from the United States. In a speech at the grandiose Great Hall of the People, Xi vowed to press ahead with economic reforms but made clear that Beijing will not deviate from its one-party…

The U.S. Air Force Could Fall Behind Russia and China by 2025

By Kris Osborn on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Air Force has laid out a detailed request to grow the service from 312 operational squadrons up to 386. The US Air Force will fall behind Russia and China by 2025 unless the service quickly embarks upon a sizeable expansion of its fighting technologies, weapons arsenal and major attack platforms – to include new bombers, fighters, drones, rescue helicopters and more, senior service leaders suggest. Following a detailed analysis,…

Lithuanian exports to China have the highest political support

Thursday, November 8, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to outline new guidelines for bilateral economic cooperation at the highest political level. The bilateral meeting took place in Shanghai, where the First China International Import Expo is currently held. As China prepares to open its huge market and ease restrictions on foreign imports, the two presidents focused on the emerging opportunities for Lithuanian businesses to boost their exports to Chinese…

The President starts working visit to China

Monday, November 5, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė has started her working visit to China’s largest city of Shanghai, where she will take part in the opening of the First China International Import Expo that will bring together 2800 enterprises from 130 countries of the world. The high-level international import exhibition is held against the background of growing tension in international trade and launches a new stage in Chinese trading policies. The world’s largest exporter,…

Trump’s missile treaty pullout could escalate tension with China

By Phil Stewart on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A U.S. withdrawal from a Cold War-era nuclear arms treaty with Russia could give the Pentagon new options to counter Chinese missile advances but experts warn the ensuing arms race could greatly escalate tensions in the Asia-Pacific. U.S. officials have been warning for years that the United States was being put at a disadvantage by China’s development of increasingly sophisticated land-based missile forces, which the Pentagon could not match thanks…