Suga in Washington. Indo-Pacific, Highest Priority for Biden Management

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will travel to Tokyo, Japan, March 15-17 to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to strengthening our alliance and to highlight cooperation that promotes peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and around the world. Secretary Blinken and Secretary of Defense Austin

Joe Biden and Xi Jinping Discussed Latest Developments in Asia and Pacific Region

Joe Biden President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Xi Jinping of China. The President shared his greetings and well wishes with the Chinese people on the occasion of Lunar New Year. President Biden affirmed his priorities of protecting the American people’s security, prosperity, health, and way of life, and preserving a free

Chief of Staff of Japan ASDF Participated in Chiefs of the Air Staff Conclave hosted by Indian Air Force

From February 3 to 4, General IZUTSU Shunji, Chief of Staff, Koku-Jieitai (JASDF) participated in Chiefs of the Air Staff Conclave hosted by the Indian Air Force via VTC. In the conclave, General Izutsu gave a speech on the theme of “Significance of Air Power in Indo-Pacific Region” and shared the importance of cooperation in

By |2021-02-08T18:00:57+03:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: Sino-Sphere|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Hong Kong: Bipartisan Letter Nominates Pro-Democracy Movement for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

U.S. Representative James P. McGovern (D-MA) and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today released a letter nominating the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. The letter to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee was also signed by Representatives Thomas Suozzi (D-NY), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), and Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and Senators Jeff Merkley

The United States Applauds the Agreement to Establish a Taiwan Office in Guyana

The United States applauds the agreement to establish a Taiwan Office in Guyana.  Deepening ties between Guyana and Taiwan will advance their shared goals of prosperity and security.  Closer ties with Taiwan will advance cooperation and development in Guyana on the basis of shared democratic values, transparency, and mutual respect.

By |2021-02-04T10:42:23+03:00February 4th, 2021|Categories: Diplomacy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What is the Chinese Dongfeng-21 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile?

Dongfeng-21 ballistic missile (DF-21, NATO code name: CSS5) is a mobile medium-range ballistic missile developed by the People’s Republic of China. It is the People’s Liberation Army’s first solid-fuel propelled and maneuverable missile, and it is also the world’s first. This anti-ship ballistic missile has the significance of a missile milestone. At present, it belongs

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Enters South China Sea amid Taiwan Tensions

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) entered the South China Sea January 23 to conduct routine operations. The TRCSG is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet to ensure freedom of the seas, build partnerships that foster maritime security, and conduct a wide range of operations. “After sailing through these waters throughout

By |2021-01-24T11:47:18+03:00January 24th, 2021|Categories: South China Sea|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

U.S. Announced Additional Restrictions on the Issuance of Visas for People’s Republic of China Officials

China’s authoritarian rulers impose draconian restrictions on the Chinese people’s freedoms of expression, religion or belief, association, and the right to peaceful assembly.  The United States has been clear that perpetrators of human rights abuses like these are not welcome in our country. Today, I am announcing the imposition of additional restrictions under Section 212(a)(3)(C)

By |2020-12-22T12:58:03+03:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

USS John S. McCain Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation in the South China Sea

USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the Spratly Islands, consistent with international law. This freedom of navigation operation (“FONOP”) upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea recognized in international law by challenging restrictions on innocent passage imposed by China, Vietnam, and Taiwan. All interactions with foreign

The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China

The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China is a 2009 biography of Soong Mei-ling, wife of Kuomintang leader and President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek written by Hannah Pakula. The book was widely reviewed as extensively researched and strongly put forward the argument that Madame Chiang and her

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