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Source: New York Times

Trump Taps Harry Harris, Known for Being Tough on China, as Australia Envoy

Tuesday 21:52 GMT

President Trump has said he plans to nominate Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the commander of the United States Pacific Command and a vocal critic of China’s military expansion in the region, as ambassador to Australia.

Though Chinese officials have not commented on news of the nomination, the state news media reported on Friday that a “U.S. hawk is made ambassador to Australia.”

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Source: The Guradian

Britain to sail warship through disputed South China Sea

Wednesday 05:11 GMT

A British warship will sail from Australia through the disputed South China Sea next month to assert freedom of navigation rights, the UK’s defence secretary said on Tuesday in a move likely to irk Beijing.

Australia has been ratcheting up the rhetoric against China in recent months, with ties tested in December when parliament singled out Beijing as a focus of concern when it proposed laws on foreign interference.

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Source: NBC News

Five Chinese military innovations that threaten U.S. dominance

Sunday 09:55 GMT

Damir Sagolj / Reuters file. BEIJING — The Chinese New Year began with the traditional lighting of firecrackers on Friday, but the country's military has been working on incendiaries on an entirely different scale.

"The U.S. no longer possesses clear military-technical dominance, and China is rapidly emerging as a would-be superpower in science and technology," said Elsa B. Kania, an adjunct fellow at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington think tank. The Chinese People's Liberation Army "might even cut ahead of the U.S. in new frontiers of military power," she added.

4 Articles
Source: NBC News

Five Chinese military innovations that threaten U.S. dominance

Sunday 09:55 GMT

Damir Sagolj / Reuters file. BEIJING — The Chinese New Year began with the traditional lighting of firecrackers on Friday, but the country's military has been working on incendiaries on an entirely different scale.

"The U.S. no longer possesses clear military-technical dominance, and China is rapidly emerging as a would-be superpower in science and technology," said Elsa B. Kania, an adjunct fellow at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington think tank. The Chinese People's Liberation Army "might even cut ahead of the U.S. in new frontiers of military power," she added.


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