Ecuador advierte a China que ejercerá su soberanía marítima en Galápagos La Marina detectó una flota pesquera china de más de 260 embarcaciones que navegan en aguas ecuatorianas. El gobierno ecuatoriano advirtió a China que hará cumplir su soberanía marítima alrededor del archipiélago de Galápagos,...
China seeks second wind for renminbi, In conversation with Robert Kaplan
Friday 3 July 2020 – Vol.11 ed.31.6
Commentary: China seeks second wind for renminbi
By Geoffrey Yu in London
Yi Gang, governor of the People’s Bank of China, has called for a new general issue of the International Monetary Fund’s special drawing right to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 crisis. The SDR is a reserve asset which can be redeemed at any central bank for hard currency. Beijing sees a potential second wind...
Covid-19 is showing the world how a health crisis can exert disproportionate pressure on existing social and political fissures. The Asia–Pacific maritime environment ..
Fesco Transportation Group has won the tender of Chukotka Mining and Geological Company, part of Kinross Gold Corporation, for the delivery of equipment to the Kupol and ..
A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5) during a transit through the Strait of Hormuz on May 31, 2020. US Marine Crops Photo
As the Marines reshape their force to take on the Chinese in the Western Pacific, some experts worry the new emphasis could leave the Marines fewer tools to operate in other parts of the world and fight...
Borei-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine Vladimir Monomakh (SSBN). Russian Navy Photo
The U.S. is facing a more complex strategic deterrence problem as both China and Russia continue to modernize their nuclear and conventional weapons, the head of U.S. Strategic Command said on Thursday.
“This is the first time we’re going to face two-nuclear capable adversaries,” Adm. Charles Richard said during remarks at the Mitchell Institute.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union the U.S. has “not...
Authorities in Mauritius and a number of foreign salvage companies will embark on an operation to refloat a cargo vessel that had run aground on a reef off the Indian ..
Australia has entered the renewed diplomatic fray about China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea, clarifying, if not entirely resolving, Canberra’s ..
The lead Chinese Type-075 preparing for sea trials. Note the smoke stains near the stern. Photo via Twitter
The Chinese Navy’s newest amphibious warfare asset, the Type 075 LHD (Landing Helicopter Dock) is setting sail for the first time, according to ship spotter reports.
The vessel, which was built in Shanghai, has been fitting out since it was floated on September 26, 2019. Candid photos surfacing on the Chinese language internet show it being fueled, and tugs readied.
The Type-075 represents a...
Lee Hsien Loong at the G20 on Dec. 1, 2018
The relationship between Washington and Beijing has sunk to such a “very dangerous” level with no sign of tensions easing after the next U.S. presidential election, the prime minister of Singapore said Tuesday.
Lee Hsien Loong said his city-state nation and others in Asia are increasingly worried that America “treating China as an adversary” could lead to dangerous outcomes, he said speaking at an online forum of The Atlantic Council.
The first potential...