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China-Japan sea dispute escalates

In China, Military on September 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm

China’s foreign minister Yang Jiechi

A territorial row between China  and Japan  got escalated today when Beijing asked for the release of a fishing boat captain seized by Japan in disputed waters.……..

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China resents Annual PLA Military Assessment

In China, Military, USA on August 20, 2010 at 12:48 pm

China’s Defense Ministry spokesman, Geng Yansheng, said that  America’s annual report on Chinese military modernization has ignored objective facts, exaggerated the Chinese threat to Taiwan and was not beneficial to improved Sino-US ties……..

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67 missing in latest China landslide

In China, Environment on August 18, 2010 at 7:06 am

A landslide swept through a mountain town in south-eastern China after days of heavy rains on Wednesday.  At least 67 people are missing and access to the area has been cut off due to this landslide…….

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China’s Military Modernization

In China, Military on August 17, 2010 at 1:50 pm

The US Defense Dept has presented its annual report titled “Military and Security Developments in the People’s Republic of China,” to US congress on Monday.

It highlights that China’s current strategy remains one of managing the external environment to ensure conditions are conducive to its own economic development…….

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China Adds on Reconnaissance and Surveillance Network

In China, Defense, Military, Technology on August 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm

China has launched another surveillance satellite last week to bolster its existing capabilities.  Yaogan Weixing-10 is the third of its kind and the sixth Chinese satellite launch this year…..

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China landslides bring about Death and Destruction

In China, Environment on August 9, 2010 at 10:46 am

More than 127 people have died and another 2,000 are missing after landslides and floodwaters swept through  Zhouqu  in north-western China overnight. Zhouqu town is in a valley. Heavy rain therefore quickly ran off the steep, barren hills, triggering mudslides and swelling the river…..

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Chinese government to buy Liverpool?

In Britain, China, soccer, sports on August 5, 2010 at 8:09 am

If efforts of  Chinese entrepreneur Kenny Huang succeeds, Liverpool will become the second foreign state-owned club in the English top flight, following the first, Manchester City, which was taken over by Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi.

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Intent Vs Capability

In China, Defense on May 14, 2010 at 1:22 pm


Of  late defense analysts are busy debating the Chinese Navy re organization, its envisaged role and its effect on neighbours. No doubt that make over of Chinese Navy from “Brownwater” to “Bluewater” is a cause of concern for all its neighbours as well as reigning superpowers of the world. I  agree that enhancing one’s own military capabilities is at one’s sole discretion in accordance with their own national interests and strategic perceptions. However, such an action is bound to raise legitimate hackles of concerned neighbours who will have to take note and match Chinese capabilities.

China may defend the make over by stating its intent of non-aggression. But neighbours may argue that intentions can be altered without prior notice to exploit one’s capabilities.

This will start a new race in the region wherein every concerned nation-state will embark upon matching modernization of its military capabilities. I am of the opinion that such a game of one-upmanship will not lead us anywhere. Good sense must prevail to put an end to this race.