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Ganging up on China

Imagine you're China. How would you feel if the some of the world's richest and most powerful countries, the US and its allies, were constantly joining forces against you, yet officially pretending not to?

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Podcast: How a US-China war could happen: Warning from ret. admiral James Stavridis

Listen: Ask national security experts how they view China today and they'll likely the use a term like "adversary" or "economic competitor." But what about "enemy?" How close is the world to all-out-war breaking out between United States and China? According to US Admiral James Stavridis (Ret.), who served as Supreme Allied Commander to NATO, those odds are higher than many would like to admit. In fact, Stavridis says, the US risks losing its military dominance in the coming years to China. And if push comes to shove in a military conflict, it's not entirely clear who would prevail. Admiral Stavridis discusses his bestselling new military thriller 2034 and makes the case for why his fictional depiction of a US-China war could easily become reality.

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What would a Chinese invasion of Taiwan look like?

When asked about where a US-China war may start, US Admiral James Stavridis (Ret.) doesn't hesitate: Taiwan. He suggests that China may believe the US is distracted by internal politics: "I think it would be a miscalculation on the part of the Chinese, but they may calculate that now is the moment." How would a move against Taiwan play out? Stavridis speculates how the Chinese military may plan to invade the island on the upcoming episode of GZERO World, which begins airing on US public television Friday, May 14. Check local listings.

China makes a big move in the South China Sea

The Philippines on Monday demanded China withdraw a massive fishing fleet — presumably commanded by the Chinese navy — from waters that Manila has exclusive economic rights over in the South China Sea. Beijing, unsurprisingly, denied any involvement. But there's more to the latest milestone in China's increasingly aggressive strategy to assert its claims in one of the world's most disputed waterways.

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Online showcase traces growth of S'pore-China ties

December 04, 2020 5:00 AM

An online exhibition depicting how relations between Singapore and China have grown was virtually launched at the Lianhe Zaobao Singapore-China Forum yesterday.

Indonesia seen maintaining neutrality in S. China Sea

November 06, 2020 5:00 AM

Whether Mr Donald Trump or Mr Joe Biden becomes the next president of the United States, Indonesia will maintain its neutrality in the South China Sea amid simmering tensions between US and China, analysts say.

Whether it's Trump or Biden, Indonesia will maintain neutrality in South China Sea

November 05, 2020 6:45 PM

The US is among Indonesia's top military partners, while China is its second-biggest source of foreign direct investment.

South China Sea as zone of peace: Inquirer columnist

November 05, 2020 12:15 PM

The writer says that once other Asian countries accept similar memorandum of understandings with China, they will have their own EEZs in the West Philippine Sea.

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