Confucius Institutes in Australia Face Probe

The Sydney Morning Herald's Fergus Hunter reports that four Australian universities hosting Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes have signed contracts explicitly stating they "must accept" Beijing's authority over the teaching centers. The Institutes, which are Chinese Education...

Pentagon Plans New Missile Defence in Asia

As tensions loom in the South China Sea and disputes over the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Island continue, Voice of America reports American plans to expand missile defense in Asia. The news follows China and North Korea's vow to...

Pentagon: China’s Military Getting Stronger

In an annual report to Congress on military and security developments in China, released on Friday, The Pentagon detailed the significant investment in and modernization of China's military as its influence continues to expand...

China-U.S. Arms Race Takes to the Sea

The Wall Street Journal reports at-length about the accelerating naval arms race between China and the United States, and a new ballistic missile technology China is developing to keep American aircraft carriers away from its...

How Many Nukes Does China Have?

Bret Stephens writes in The Wall Street Journal about Phillip Karber, head of the Asian Arms Control Project at Georgetown University, who was commissioned by the Pentagon in 2008 to look into China's "Underground Great Wall"...

The Pentagon's New China War Plan

Salon reports on the efforts of Pentagon officials to formulate a new "AirSea Battle" approach to maintaining strategic dominance over China: [AirSea Battle] complements the 1992 Defense Planning Guidance, a government white...

China Denies Pentagon Cyber-Raid – BBC News

From BBC News: China has denied reports that its military hacked into the computer network of the US Department of Defense in Washington. A foreign ministry official said the claims “reflected Cold War mentality”. The Financial Times quoted US officials as saying the Chinese army made the attack, which crashed part of a system for […]

FT: Pentagon report to portray China as emerging rival

From the Financial Times: The Pentagon is preparing to release a report on the Chinese military that warns the US that it should take more seriously the possibility that China might emerge as a strategic rival to the US, according to a senior government official. The report has generated controversy in the Bush administration because […]



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