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Chinese Nuclear, Conventional Missiles Stored Together

Chinese Nuclear, Conventional Missiles Stored Together
 

Sept. 24, 2012

 

An academic at Stanford University has found that China keeps some of its nuclear-tipped missiles stockpiled alongside missiles that carry nonatomic warheads, Wired magazine reported on Friday.

China surveillance ships enter waters near disputed islands

China surveillance ships enter waters near disputed islands

Sep 24, 2012

(Reuters) - Two Chinese marine surveillance ships entered what Japan considers its territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea on Monday, prompting an official protest from Tokyo amid rising tension between Asia's two biggest economies.

Top China official visits Afghanistan, signs security deal

Top China official visits Afghanistan, signs security deal

Rob Taylor
Sep 23, 2012

 

(Reuters) - China has signed security and economic agreements with Afghanistan during a rare trip to Kabul by a top Chinese official, in deals seen aimed at bolstering Beijing's influence ahead of a NATO withdrawal of most combat forces by 2014.

The Nightmare Scenario: A U.S.-China War: Part II

The Nightmare Scenario: A U.S.-China War: Part II

By James R. Holmes

September 20, 2012

 

One heartening thing about the U.S. military’s AirSea Battle Doctrine is that it affords prospective adversaries healthy respect—signaling that commanders grok that the United States’ post-Cold War holiday from history is over. Taking opponents’ capability and resolve seriously is the first step toward overcoming them in the arena of power politics and warfare. As Carl von Clausewitz points out, wise commanders are bound to fear being overthrown if they haven’t managed to overthrow the enemy. What Edward Luttwak terms the non-linear, “paradoxical logic” of strategy often brings about “ironic reversals” of fortune.

Chinese premier calls on Europeans to lift arms embargo

Chinese premier calls on Europeans to lift arms embargo

Deutsche Welle, 20 September 2012

The 15th China-EU summit in Brussels has opened with discord. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has called on the EU to lift its arms embargo against Beijing and grant free market status to the world's second largest economy.

Concerns mount as Japan, China island dispute shows no sign of easing

Concerns mount as Japan, China island dispute shows no sign of easing

Whitney Eulich,
September 19, 2012

Tensions are mounting over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, just one day after the anniversary of Japan’s 1931 occupation of China. Twelve Chinese vessels reportedly arrived in the waters around the islands today, and some fear there is potential of pushing rhetoric to the next level between China and Japan, which have two of the best-equipped militaries in the region.

On Sunday, US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta warned that the territorial dispute could lead to a “violent conflict.” In comments made on his way to a weeklong trip to the Asia-Pacific region, he told reporters:

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