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

Interview with Professor Swaran SINGH on Asia and Pacific Affairs

This interview was conducted with Professor Swaran SINGH for Sinosphere on developments in the Asia-Pacific region. The main topics of the interview include India-China relations, Indo-Pacific Concept, East and South China Seas, ASEAN, and Quad Alliance System. How much can the Quad Alliance limit China's regional expansion moves? Considering that the Quad members have different

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

Australia-India-Japan-United States Quad Senior Officials’ Meeting

On 18 December, senior officials from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the foreign ministries of India, Japan and the United States met by videoconference to progress initiatives agreed by ministers at the second Quad Foreign Ministers' Meeting in October in Tokyo. At the meeting, officials discussed respective efforts to support the region’s

Wei Fenghe: China and ASEAN have the Wisdom and Ability to Handle the South China Sea Issue

Attending the 14th ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting, which started on Wednesday morning via video link, the Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said that China and countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have the wisdom and ability to properly handle the South China Sea issue and jointly safeguard the peace

United States Imposed Sanctions on Shipping Companies in China and Vietnam for Transporting North Korea

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated six entities and identified four vessels related to the transport of North Korean coal. Such actions address the transportation and exportation of North Korean coal in violation of UN Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 2371 and underscore that entities within the People’s Republic

By |2020-12-09T05:58:29+03:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: North Korea|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Vietnam Ranked 5th in the World in Trade Sector

According to the DHL Global Connectedness Index 2020 (GCI, International Connectedness Index 2020) released by German international logistics giant DHL and NYU Stern School of Business, Vietnam ranks fifth in the world in terms of trade sector indicators. Has entered. This is the 7th edition of this report, but it is the first evaluation of

Francis Fannon: We see Vietnam as having a Leading Role in the Region in a lot of Ways

Teleconference with Francis Fannon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources Moderator:  Thank you.  Good day, everyone, from the U.S. Department of State’s Asia-Pacific Media Hub in Manila.  I’m Zia Syed, the Hub Director, and I’d like to welcome our participants dialing in for this briefing. Today, we are pleased to be joined from Washington, DC,

Pentagon Official Recommends AI Utilisation to Beat China

A senior U.S. Department of Defense official said that the US military would need to make full use of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to maintain its advantage over China. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who is the head of the U.S. military uniform group, attended the symposium "Defense Forum Washington"

EU-Vietnam Consultations on Security and Defence

On 1 December 2020, the European Union and Vietnam held their second consultations on security and defence, hosted by Vietnam via video conference. The first consultations had taken place in Brussels on 22 November 2019. During their second consultations, the European Union and Vietnam discussed the global and regional situation, including in the South China

By |2020-12-02T15:17:19+03:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Asia, Diplomacy, Maritime Silk Road, Security, South China Sea, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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