- AUKUS nuclear submarine deal disputed
- The US, the UK and Australia announced on September 15 to form a new military alliance called AUKUS, under which the US and the UK will provide Australia with nuclear submarine technology and help it form a nuclear submarine fleet as a demonstration of the alliance's early-stage cooperation. This means Canberra has unilaterally torn apart its USD 66billion (about RMB 438.9 billion) deal with France of 12 conventional submarines.
- Quad will only destabilize Asia-Pacific
- That US President Joe Biden will host the first-ever in-person Quad (Quadrilateral security dialogue among the US, Japan, Australia, and India) summit at the White House on Friday suggests the previous loose security partnership could soon become a formal organization.
- Smear of China's Maritime Traffic Safety Law untenable
- Western media has been smearing China's revised Maritime Traffic Safety Law since it came into force on September 1. Some American and European media claimed that the revision intensified China's assertions in the South China Sea and that part of its provisions will escalate the risk of maritime conflicts.
- JGSDF's massive exercise reveals political and military ambitions
- Japanese media reported that the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) launched a massive military exercise on September 15 involving about 100,000 personnel, 20,000 vehicles and 120 aircraft, and it will last till late November. It is reported that it is the largest military exercise conducted by the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) since 1993.
- AUKUS undermines ASEAN centrality with nuclear subs, terrifies region
- The newly formed security partnership between the US, UK, and Australia have left many countries with deep concerns, including those in Southeast Asia. For instance, both Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur have voiced their strong opposition to Australia's plans to acquire nuclear submarines under the trilateral pact known as "AUKUS."
- U.S. abuse of drones in "war on terror" exposes hegemonic excess
- The U.S. general called the bloodshed "a tragic mistake," but obviously that was merely the latest in a slew of such mistakes the United States has made over the past 20 years in its so-called "war on terror," which features massive innocent civilian casualties caused by its drones.
- How anti-terror Washington turns itself into terrorist
- The Pentagon on Friday admitted the 10 victims including seven children in the Aug. 29 drone strike in Afghanistan were all innocent civilians, not what it claimed at first the Islamic State (IS) terrorists. It added fresh evidence that Washington itself is a terrible threat to regional security despite the slogan of "anti-terrorism."
- Marking the darkest day in China's modern history for peace
- Such tragic history must not be repeated. For long-term peace and prosperity, people in the world today have an obligation to boost understanding among nations, spread goodwill, uphold justice and contribute to building a global community with a shared future.
- Why US keeps poking its nose in Southeast Asia?
- Since taking office, the Biden administration has being going all out to advance the "Indo-Pacific Strategy", even going further down the way than the Trump administration. For the past few months, a slew of senior American politicians have had close interactions with leaders of Southeast Asian countries. The series of moves highlight Washington’s vicious attempt to make waves in Southeast Asia and rally regional countries to join its anti-China chariot.
- 80 years on, hideous Japanese germ warfare should never be forgotten
- November 1940 was cruel to Hu Xianzhong -- his brother, sister and parents all died of pestis within 10 days. When faced with three black coffins on the road 81 years ago, a young Hu Xianzhong said he had no idea which coffin held his father. The 89-year-old man was only a second-grade primary school student at the time.
- Why the AUKUS nuclear deal is irresponsible and dangerous
- The United States and Britain said recently that they will share highly sensitive nuclear submarine technology with Australia, a key part of the three countries' newly-established security partnership AUKUS. The irresponsible and dangerous move fuelled by mentality of confrontation and exclusion will gravely undermine global non-proliferation efforts and jeopardize the region's peace and stability.
- What US retreat from Afghanistan means for Taiwan
- At the end of the day, Taiwan, Afghanistan, and those allies that were once used but later easily betrayed or abandoned by the US for the sake of its national interests are no more than a chess piece on America's board. Once they conflict with its national interests, who can say that Washington won't discard Taiwan the same way it had discarded Afghanistan?
- Forge stronger SCO partnership amid growing global uncertainties
- In the face of multiple pressing challenges and growing uncertainties across the globe, the 20-year-old Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the world's largest and most populous regional institution, has both the responsibility and the capacity to play a more constructive role in enhancing regional security and pursuing common development.