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Chinese military forums on the Internet were abuzz recently over the posting of the first photo of China's latest test flight of a prototype jet.
While Adm. Sam Locklear said it was obvious Chinese military power is growing, he suggested it remains unclear whether China will seek in the long-term to be a hard adversary to the U.S. — so Washington should be working overtime on steering Beijing toward a cooperative security posture.
China's polluted skies aren't filled with smog — it's camouflage — if you believe Global Times, a nationalist newspaper affiliated with the Communist Party's mouthpiece, the People's Daily.
Chinese state-run media revealed for the first time this week that Beijing's nuclear submarines can attack American cities as a means to counterbalance U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific.
The People's Liberation Army's (PLA) navy has begun a massive exercise in the western Pacific that is widely seen as a response to the recently completed U.S.-Japan-South Korean joint naval drills led by the aircraft carrier USS George Washington near the Korean Peninsula.
China announced last week that its army now has the capability to strike anywhere in the Western Pacific, including Japan, Southeast Asia and Australia.
For weeks, China has been anticipating the first state visit by South Korea's first female president, Park Geun-hye. She began her tour Thursday, and China's state-controlled media have been fanning "Park fever" to highlight the "strategic importance" of her visit.
China is challenging a key American policy toward Japan: the unambiguous U.S. support of Japan's sovereign rights to the Ryukyu island chain, including the key strategic island of Okinawa.
Japan is using "value diplomacy" to create the geopolitical encirclement of China, according to China's state-run media. That point was emphasized across the communist nation's media spectrum as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began a historic seven-day visit to Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey.