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The Great Game: Is Britain playing both sides in China-Vietnam standoff?
Just a day after the UK pledged to bolster its support for Vietnam, the British government has promised China almost identical defense cooperation – despite the fact that the two Asian nations are teetering on the edge of a potential armed standoff. Read Full Article at
157 points by Russia Today | South China Sea United Kingdom British Empire People's Republic of China Xinhua News Agency People's Liberation Army Spratly Islands Suez Crisis
U.S., Chinese planes have 'unsafe' encounter in South China Sea
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. officials said U.S. Navy and Chinese aircraft had an "unsafe" close encounter in the South China Sea after flying within 1,000 feet of each other.
66 points by UPI | P-3 Orion Pacific Ocean United States Navy South China Sea People's Liberation Army People's Republic of China United States United States Pacific Fleet
US, Chinese aircraft in 'unsafe' encounter over S. China Sea
BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese early warning aircraft and U.S. Navy patrol plane had an "unsafe" encounter over the South China Sea this week, the U.S. Pacific Command said Friday, in the first such incident known to have taken place under President Donald Trump's administration. The interaction between a Chinese ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | People's Republic of China Military People's Liberation Army Pacific Ocean South China Sea Fighter aircraft Navy Vietnam
China, US militaries stage joint humanitarian relief drill
KUNMING, China (AP) - Chinese and U.S. troops staged joint drills Friday in an effort to better coordinate a response to humanitarian disasters and build confidence between their militaries that remain deeply wary of each other. Held since 2005, the U.S.-China Disaster Management Exchange is part of efforts to build ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | People's Republic of China South China Sea People's Liberation Army Song Dynasty World War II East China Sea China Pacific Ocean
Troops land from air & sea in spectacular finale to Russia-China naval drills
A series of joint drills held by the Russian and Chinese navies has come to an end on Monday. The exercises culminated with a spectacular amphibious and air landing operation on an island off the coast of China’s southern Guangdong Province. Read Full Article at
2166 points by Russia Today | East China Sea South China Sea People's Republic of China Pacific Ocean Hong Kong Japan People's Liberation Army China
China eyes closer military ties with Myanmar
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military wants to strengthen ties with neighboring Myanmar by having more exchanges and greater cooperation, a top officer told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit to the Southeast Asian country, state media said on Saturday.
351 points by Reuters | Burma Aung San Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize Nobel Prize Reuters People's Liberation Army Thomson Reuters Southeast Asia