The following is the June 5 2023, Congressional Research Service report, U.S.-China Strategic Competition in South and East China Seas: Background and Issues for Congress.... MORE
Chinese warships have been circling the Japanese home islands for the last week, according to the Joint Staff Office (JSO) of Japan’s Ministry of Defense.
Allowing the United States to access four more basing sites is not a direct military challenge to China, Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos said Thursday.
Japanese fighter jets scrambled a total of 778 times in the past fiscal year, a decrease of 226 from the previous fiscal year, Japan’s Ministry... MORE
A U.S. warship conducted a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea, near the Parcel Islands, the day after China claimed it chased... MORE
China aspires to dominate the Indo-Pacific region—the impact of which would dramatically undermine Americans’ security, freedom, and prosperity.
China will not attempt to invade Taiwan before the end of the decade because it understands the high cost, the senior Pentagon official in charge... MORE
Physical presence by allied navies and coast guards is increasingly important as Russia builds up its military presence and China’s expands its intentions beyond commerce... MORE
Improving aircraft carrier capabilities are shifting where China’s Navy can operate in the western Pacific.
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is the Party’s army.