S. Korea, China express ‘deep concern’ over N. Korea’s nuclear advance

Yonhap News Agency

BEIJING, Oct. 31 (Yonhap) — South Korea and China expressed “deep concern” over North Korea’s advances of its nuclear and missile capabilities and agreed to continue efforts to prevent the North from further developing such capabilities, Seoul’s chief nuclear envoy […]

China to buy 5,000 Russian air-to-air missiles: Japanese report

Want China Times

China is likely to purchase 5,000 R-73 and R-77 air-to-air missiles from Russia, writes Toshiyuki Roku, retired commander of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s Air Development and Test Command, in an article for the Tokyo-based Japan Military Review. Since China’s […]

Base Hardening: Can America and Its Allies “Play Fort” against China?

Harry J. Kazianis

As the United States continues to place tremendous time, energy and resources into its “rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific, many are questioning the military and strategic aspects of this effort. Specifically, many analysts are concerned over the emphasis China has placed […]

China’s submarines add nuclear-strike capability

Business Spectator

One Sunday morning last December, China’s defense ministry summoned military attachés from several embassies to its monolithic Beijing headquarters. To the foreigners’ surprise, the Chinese said that one of their nuclear-powered submarines would soon pass through the Strait of Malacca, […]

US-China Need a Missile Launch Notification Deal

Nicholas Cosmas, Meicen Sun, and John K. Warden

In his July call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. President Barack Obama again called for an improved U.S.-China relationship defined by “increased practical cooperation and constructive management of differences.” But between territorial issues, cyber espionage, air-to-air standoffs, and countless […]

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Pacific Powers Build Capability, Warily Eye Neighbor Countries

Yu Seong-Ryong, third ship of South Korea’s Sejong Daewang KDX-III class, sails at the RIMPAC exercise in July off Hawaii. South Korea will launch three more of the destroyers between 2023 and 2027, expanding the fleet to six. (MC1 Shannon […]

X-Band and THAAD as Good as Anti-China Trilateral Defense Agreement?

Clark Richards

Over the past week China has criticized the U.S. for deploying new missile defense radar and for considering the deployment of advanced missile defense systems in Northeast Asia. While both of these deployments can ostensibly be considered necessary in light […]

PLA’s CJ-10 cruise missile more advanced than Indian counterpart

Want China Times

After India tested its subsonic Nirbhay cruise missile–which is capable of carrying nuclear warheads–on Oct. 17, the Sina Military Network based in Beijing said that China’s CJ-10 cruise missile is much more powerful than its Indian counterpart. The Kanwa Defense […]