Benjamin Kang Lim

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How China is replacing America as Asia's military titan

Asia Pacific | FOCUS Apr 26, 2019

How China is replacing America as Asia's military titan

In 1938, in the midst of a long campaign to bring China under Communist Party rule, revolutionary leader Mao Zedong wrote: "Whoever has an army has power." Xi Jinping, Mao's latest successor, has taken that dictum to heart. He has donned camouflage fatigues, installed himself as ...

China considering strong measures to contain Taiwan: sources

Asia Pacific Jan 2, 2017

China considering strong measures to contain Taiwan: sources

China's military has become alarmed by what it sees as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's support of Taiwan and is considering strong measures to prevent the island from moving toward independence, sources with ties to senior military officers said. Three sources said one possibility being considered ...

China sees THAAD deployment as 'weather vane' under Trump

Asia Pacific Nov 20, 2016

China sees THAAD deployment as 'weather vane' under Trump

Whether President-elect Donald Trump goes through with a deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea will be a key indicator to how political ties unfold with China, sources with ties to the leadership in Beijing said. Beijing also kept a close eye on ...