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China puts Asian neighbors on notice about relying on U.S. security umbrella

Asian countries should be on guard against the “danger” of feeling they can “do whatever they want” because of the U.S. military presence in the region, the Chinese Communist Party’s People’s Daily said in a commentary. The opinion piece said it was understandable that some Asian countries may be uncomfortable with China’s rise and emphasized […]

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Beijing makes nice with Asia-Pacific neighbors but fails to retreat on ties with Pyongyang and Teheran

Beijing makes nice with Asia-Pacific neighbors but fails to retreat on ties with Pyongyang and Teheran

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com INSIDE CHINA At the height of the Sino-U.S. confrontation over the Yellow Sea this past summer, hawkish military commentator Gen. Luo Yuan raised eyebrows when he cited a Mao quotation: “If people don’t offend us, we won’t offend them; but if people run afoul of us, we sure will fight back.” […]

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'Indisputable': China stakes claim to South China Sea

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Claiming “indisputable sovereignty” over the South China Sea, the People’s Republic of China has roiled the political, strategic and diplomatic waters throughout Southeast Asia. Beijing’s recent claim that over one million square miles of sea, including the busy commercial sea lanes of communication used by a score of […]