Tag: China

Trump threats on South China Sea heighten war risk

by Peter Symonds, World Socialist Website
Just days after taking office, the Trump administration has set course for a conflict with China over the South China Sea that threatens military clashes and war.
President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, on Tuesday backed up an earlier assertion by the administration’s nominee for secretary of state, former Exxon […]

Energy Wars 2012

Michael T. Clare, Counterpunch, Jan. 10, 2012
Welcome to an edgy world where a single incident at an energy “chokepoint” could set a region aflame, provoking bloody encounters, boosting oil prices, and putting the global economy at risk.  With energy demand on the rise and sources of supply dwindling, we are, in […]

US threatens China & Russia

Obama Raises the Military Stakes: Confrontation on the Borders with China and Russia
By Professor James Petras,
Global Research, December 10, 2011
After suffering major military and political defeats in bloody ground wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, failing to buttress long-standing clients in Yemen, Egypt and Tunisia and witnessing the disintegration of puppet regimes in […]

WikiLeaks: US and China in military standoff over space missiles

By Tim Ross, Holly Watt and Christopher Hope, The Telegraph, Feb. 2, 2011
The United States threatened to take military action against China during a secret “star wars” arms race within the past few years, according to leaked documents obtained by The Daily Telegraph.
The two nuclear superpowers both shot down their own satellites using sophisticated missiles […]

The logic of imperial insanity and the road to World War III

By Andrew Gavin Marshall, Global Research, Jan. 14, 2011
Defining the Imperial Stratagem
In the late 1990s Brzezinski wrote up the design for America’s imperial project in the 21st century in his book, “The Grand Chessboard.” He stated bluntly that, “it is imperative that no Eurasian challenger emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and […]

Chinese leader denies any aim to replace the US as world hegemon

By John Chan, WSWS, Dec. 17, 2010
In a major 9,000-word essay published on the Chinese foreign ministry’s web site on December 6, State Councilor Dai Bingguo (whose rank is equal to vice premier) declared that Beijing would never seek to replace the US as the world’s dominant power. The essay was designed to placate the […]

Setting the stage for World War

U.S. Tightens Missile Shield Encirclement Of China And Russia
by Rick Rozoff, Global Research, March 4, 2010
So far this year the United States has succeeded in inflaming tensions with China and indefinitely holding up a new strategic arms reduction treaty with Russia through its relentless pursuit of global interceptor missile deployments.
On January 29 the […]

U.S.-China Military Tensions Grow

by Rick Rozoff, Global Research, Jan. 20, 2010
Even though the U.S. military budget is almost ten times that of China’s (with a population more than four times as large) and Washington plans a record $708 billion defense budget for next year compared to Russia spending less than $40 billion last year for the same, China […]