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With China's "peaceful rise" giving way to a more muscular approach, Beijing has broadened its "core interests" and exhibited a growing readiness to take risks.
The Spratlys and the Paracels would hardly seem to be worth fighting over. Consisting of a few small islands and a few dozen rock outcroppings, many of which are underwater at high tide, they lack a source of fresh water and have never been inhabited — until now.
Taiwan confirmed Wednesday the first case of the H7N9 bird flu outside of mainland China.
The Pentagon's top general this week predicted that the U.S. pivot to Asia and increased support for alliances in the region will produce "friction" with China.
Suzann Pettersen won the LPGA Lotte Championship on Saturday, beating Lizette Salas with a par on the first hole of a playoff after Salas chunked her approach shot into the water.
Inbee Park took over the top spot in the women's golf ranking Monday, ending Stacy Lewis' four-week run at No. 1.
Despite North Korea's warnings that the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula is so high it cannot guarantee the safety of foreign residents, it literally trotted out athletes from around the world on Sunday for a marathon through the streets of its capital — suggesting its concerns of an imminent military crisis might not be as dire as its official pronouncements proclaim.
Taiwan’s former vice president said Friday that her country’s defenses against China have grown weaker under President Ma Ying-jeou, agreeing with a former U.S. diplomat’s recent critical assessment of Taiwan’s military and security.
China has announced double-digit increases in military spending for 2013, prompting a new round of commentary in Washington concerning the intent behind China's robust military modernization and Beijing's ultimate ambitions ("Red Alert: China's defense spending increases while U.S. cuts back," Web, March 5). The increase also comes amid an intensifying strategic rivalry between the United States and China in Asia, and concerns about the secrecy surrounding the Chinese defense budget.
America increasingly is in the triangulating cross hairs of military rivals in China, North Korea and Iran. These nations are all cooperating in developing lethal military assets that are targeting America's homeland and threatening the destruction of the United States. In addition, both North Korea and China are destabilizing the far Pacific region by developing weapon systems that threaten Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
China this week announced a tough new regulation, effective Thursday, that specifies severe prosecution and punishment for military personnel who commit any of 31 types of criminal acts.
Bernadina spoke glowingly of his time in the WBC. The best moment of the entire tournament for him was when the Dutch team beat Cuba to advance to the final round, even though he didn't play in that game.
Taiwan says Chinese computer hackers have expanded the scope of their attacks from gathering military intelligence to stealing business secrets from the island's high-tech companies.
The diplomatically isolated democratic island of Taiwan won a major international victory this week as the country's president and first lady took part in the papal investiture at the Vatican.
Kudos to the top congressional members who recently proposed bills to support Taiwan's observer status in the International Civil Aviation Organization. The bills were proposed by Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat and chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and Rep. Edward R. Royce, California Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.