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America’s Indispensable Friends

Victor Davis Hanson, The world equates American military power with the maintenance of the postwar global order of free commerce, communications and travel. Sometimes American power leads to costly, indecisive interventions like those in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya that were not able to translate superiority on the battlefield into lasting peace. But amid the frustrations

Republican Senator Rebuffs Chinese Meddling in U.S. Politics

Dennis Lennox, A senior Chinese diplomat intervened into the otherwise mundane legislative process in the Michigan Capitol after a resolution in the upper house of the state Legislature commended Taiwan for the celebration of its national day. Objecting to the resolution, Hong Lei, consul general for the People’s Republic of China, as Beijing is formally

Trump tells Chinese president US will honor ‘one China’ policy

President Donald Trump told China President Xi Jinping the U.S. would honor the “one China” policy months after Trump suggested he might use American policy on Taiwan as a bargaining chip between the two sides. Trump “agreed at the request of President Xi,” to honor the policy, the White House said in a statement late

China sails warships near islands Mattis vowed to defend for Japan

Three Chinese warships sailed near the contested Senkaku Islands Monday, in a rare move apparently sending a message to the U.S. just two days after President Trump’s defense secretary visited Japan and vowed to defend the islands. The ships sailed within Japan’s territorial waters some 12 nautical miles off the islands in the East China Sea, roughly 140 miles

Pat Buchanan: New President, New World

“Don’t Make Any Sudden Moves” is the advice offered to the new president by Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations, which has not traditionally been known as a beer hall of populist beliefs. Haass meant the president should bring his National Security Council together to anticipate the consequences before tearing up the Iran

THE SEA: Taiwan scrambles jets as China aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait

Taiwan scrambled jets Wednesday as China’s sole aircraft carrier led Chinese warships through the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions between the mainland and self-governing island it claims as its own territory, Reuters reported. A ministry statement said the Liaoning was traveling northwest along the center line dividing the strait, along with its battle group. It

Taiwan warns of increasing threat as Chinese warships conduct drill

Taiwan warned on Tuesday that “the threat of our enemies is growing day by day”, as Chinese warships led by the country’s sole aircraft carrier sailed towards the island province of Hainan through the South China Sea on a routine drill. China has given few details of what the Soviet-built Liaoning aircraft carrier is up

Chinese Carrier Sails By Taiwan, Enters Contested South China Sea

Two days after China demonstratively showed off a live-fire exercise involving its one and only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, in the Yellow Sea, with the Defense Ministry hinting that the carrier would next sail to the South China Sea after announcing that “as a next step it will conduct scheduled cross-sea training and tests,” Beijing

China Revives Ties With African Nation in Blow to Taiwan

China re-established diplomatic ties with Sao Tome and Principe, cementing the small West African island nation’s shift in allegiance from Taiwan. The two countries signed a communique Monday at a ceremony in Beijing attended by Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The switch highlights Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s growing risk of isolation amid tensions with China. It

China lodges protest over Taiwan content in U.S. defense bill

China has lodged “stern representations” with the United States after President Barack Obama signed into law a U.S. defense policy bill that suggests a plan to conduct high-level military exchanges with self-ruled Taiwan. Part of the $618.7 billion National Defense Authorization Act “expresses the sense of Congress that (the U.S. Department of Defense) should conduct

China to put missiles on South China Sea man-made islands to guard airstrips

The U.S. intelligence community thinks the “hundreds” of surface-to-air missiles that China recently shipped to its Hainan Island in the South China Sea will be moved to the country’s nearby and disputed man-made islands in the coming months, two military officials told Fox News on Saturday.   The plan follows what U.S. intelligence officials say