WASHINGTON (AP) — In a recent closed-door meeting with leaders of the agency’s counterterrorism center, the CIA’s No. 2 official made clear that fighting al-Qaida and other extremist groups would remain a priority — but that the agency’s money and resources would be increasingly shifted to focusing on China.
The CIA drone attack that killed al-Qaida’s leader showed that fighting terrorism is hardly an afterthought. But it didn’t change the message the agency’s deputy director, David Cohen...
China’s Eastern Theatre Command said it would conduct joint drills focusing on anti-submarine and sea assault operations — confirming the fears of some security analysts and diplomats that Beijing would continue to maintain pressure on Taiwan’s defenses.
Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan last week infuriated China, which regards the self-ruled island as its own and responded with test launches of ballistic missiles over Taipei for the first time, as well as ditching some lines of dialogue...
Timestamps :: Chapter 1: Background
@01:00 Taiwan’s Status
@02:55 America’s One China Policy
@06:02 Peaceful Reunification
Why Would China Choose Military Means?
Chapter 2: The Military Option
@16:37 Preparations for Military Operations
@26:49 On the Eve of Operations
@27:17 Operation Phases
@27:34 Phase 1: First Strikes
@29:09 Phase 2: Developing Operational Area
@29:19 Phase 3: Landing
@30:11 Phase 4: Establishing Control Over Taiwan...
Led by the guided-missile frigate Yongzhou (Hull 628), a frigate flotilla with the navy under the PLA Southern Theater Command steams in formation in an undisclosed sea area during a maritime training exercise in early December 2020. Photo: China Military
"Don't say we didn't warn you!" - a phrase that was used by the People's Daily in 1962 before China was forced to fight the border war with India and ahead of the 1979 China-Vietnam War, was frequently mentioned during a forum held Friday...
Jim Yong Kim.
The former World Bank President (2012-2019) is a Korean-born, Obama-appointed Harvard Med graduate who specializes in infectious diseases.
He's also a former director of the World Health Organization's HIV/AIDS Department (2003-2006).
Soon after Kim started at the WBG, Xi Jinping became Paramount Leader & the World Bank released its "China in 2030" report...
The investigation by Senate Republicans found that the decadelong effort included detaining a Fed economist in China
The Federal Reserve communicates with other central banks, and researchers within the Fed system have worked at foreign central banks and universities.PHOTO: AL DRAGO/BLOOMBERG NEWS
By Kate O’Keeffe
China tried to build a network of informants inside the Federal Reserve system, at one point threatening to imprison a Fed economist during a trip to Shanghai unless he agreed...
China’s army is undergoing the largest buildup in the Chinese regime’s history since World War II, according to Adm. John Aquilino, commander of the U.S. Indo–Pacific Command.
Aquilino made the comment in a conversation hosted by the research institute the Foundation for Defense of Democracies on June 24 (pdf).
The buildup encompasses all army domains and capabilities, such as naval ships, fifth-generation aircraft, missile forces, cyber capability, capability in space, and strategic...
Another unnecessary death, caused as a direct result of the CCP's draconian COVID lockdown policy that bars anybody without a current COVID test from seeking medical treatment in Shanghai's hospitals, has rattled the people of Shanghai - and again shaken the people's faith in the CCP's "zero COVID" policies - all while the economic carnage from China's latest lockdowns reverberates across both the country and the world.
According to the SCMP, Qian Wenxiong, a cadre with the city’s Hongkou...