Maggie Taliaferro

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US Says Beijing Will Soon Have 'Substantial Military Power' in the South China Sea | VICE News

China will be able to project "substantial offensive military power" from artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea's disputed Spratly Islands within months, the director of US national intelligence has claimed.<p>In a February 23 letter to John McCain, chair of the US Senate Armed …

The China Post

LATEST ARTICLES<p>June 6, 2018<p>HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii County spokeswoman says lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds of homes …

Spotlight: South China Sea offers one of world's safest navigation routes

Spotlight: South China Sea offers one of world's safest navigation routes<p>(Xinhua file pic of Xisha Islands in the South China Sea)<p>BEIJING, March 10 …

North Korea criticizes China, Russia for sanctions vote

SEOUL, March 4 (UPI) -- North Korea has slammed the United States and South Korea in the wake of tougher sanctions, but its relations with China and …

Philippines impounds North Korean boat under new UN sanctions

The 6,830-tonne cargo ship Jin Teng will not be allowed to leave Subic port after Manila opts to enforce sanctions imposed after missile tests<p>The Philippines has impounded a North Korean vessel under tough new United Nations sanctions introduced in response to Pyongyang’s recent nuclear and …

Forcing China’s hand on North Korea sanctions

By Editorial Board<p>SECRETARY OF State John F. Kerry emerged frustrated from a meeting with China’s foreign minister in late January after proposing new U.N. sanctions on North Korea. Beijing balked, saying it was not willing to take steps that risked destabilizing the regime of Kim Jong Un even …

North Korea steps up army recruitment ahead of US military exercise

Washington’s biggest ever joint drill with South Korea prompts DPRK to bolster ground forces amid heightened tensions on peninsula. Daily NK reports<p>North Korea has stepped up army recruitment and called on former soldiers to re-enlist to bolster its ground forces ahead of the traditional joint …

North Korea’s ‘Military First’ Policy Threatens to Blunt Impact of Sanctions

Little short of economic shutdown would force leadership to relinquish nuclear program, some observers say<p>SEOUL—New U.S.-led efforts to cut funding for North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program through targeted sanctions risk faltering because of Pyongyang’s willingness to divert all available …

North Korea

Is This the United States' Grand Plan for Responding to China in the South China Sea?

It’s certainly been an interesting week in the South China Sea, with reports that China moved coast guard vessels into Jackson Shoal, driving …

China’s self-defeating provocations in the South China Sea

By Dennis C. Blair<p>Jeffrey W. Hornung<p><i>Dennis C. Blair, chairman of Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, was commander of the U.S. Pacific Command from 1999 to 2002 and director of national intelligence from 2009 to 2010. Jeffrey W. Hornung is a fellow with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA.</i><p>China’s deployment …

China

Is this China's message to the US? Chinese missile frigate enters service in East China Sea

The Chinese navy has put into service a domestic-made advanced missile frigate in the East China Sea, upgrading the force’s combat capabilities amid …

Stability in the East China Sea

China’s less discussed territorial dispute is one that has the greatest potential for the United States to be drawn into conflict. While China has …

‘No sanctions will ever work on us’: North Korea responds to embargo by firing projectiles into sea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea fired six short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast Thursday, South Korean officials said, just …

North Korea

South Korea demands more sanctions on "serial offender" North

GENEVA (Reuters) - South Korea’s foreign minister called on the U.N. Security Council to expand sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday to punish what he called an escalating and increasingly threatening nuclear programme.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits Taeseung machinery factory in this …

North Korea Fires Short-Range 'Projectiles' Into Sea: Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired several short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast Thursday — just hours after the United Nations slapped sanctions on Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch, South Korea's Defense Ministry said.<p>"North Korea has …

North Korea fires missiles after UN imposes fresh sanctions

Short-range rockets land in sea as leaders urge Pyongyang to heed warnings of international community<p>North Korea fired a barrage of rockets into the sea just hours after the United Nations Security Council imposed its toughest ever sanctions on the country.<p>It launched several short-range missiles …

China blocking access to disputed South China Sea atoll – reports

Philippine media claims ships from Beijing are guarding the disputed Quirino Atoll in the Spratly islands and chased fishing vessels away<p>China has reportedly stationed up to five ships around a disputed atoll in the South China Sea, preventing Filipino fishing vessels from accessing traditional …

China to announce biggest military budget increase in nearly a decade as Asian arms race heats up

China is expected to announce its biggest military budget increase in nearly a decade in the next couple of days, fuelled by increasing tensions in …

UN Security Council Approves New Sanctions on North Korea

The U.N. Security Council has approved tough new sanctions against North Korea following its latest nuclear test and long-range missile launch.<p>U.S. …

UN approves toughest sanctions on North Korea in 20 years

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades on Wednesday, reflecting growing anger at Pyongyang's latest nuclear test and rocket launch in defiance of a ban on all nuclear-related activity.<p>The United States and North Korea's traditional ally …

Russian official says U.N. resolution on North Korea 'necessary'

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- The Russian ambassador to the United Nations said the U.N. Security Council resolution on North Korea should be adopted …

U.S asks U.N for N.Korea sanctions vote; expected Wednesday

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. Security Council vote on the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades has been postponed until Wednesday morning at Russia's request, France said Tuesday.<p>The United States had asked the council to schedule a vote Tuesday afternoon on the draft resolution in …

UN Security Council to vote on sanctions for North Korea

South Korea plans to increase pressure on North Korea in retaliation for its latest rocket launch. While Seoul says dialogue remains an option, the …

TimesLIVE

UN Vote on North Korea Sanctions Pushed Back Until Wednesday

A United Nations Security Council vote on tighter sanctions against North Korea for a missile launch and nuclear test earlier this year was delayed …

Branch by Branch, A Look at N. Korea's Massive Military

TOKYO (AP) — With tensions high and the United States and South Korea ready to hold their massive annual war games next week, which North Korea sees …

UN Security Council to vote on North Korea sanctions amid fears over Russia stonewalling measures

The 15-member UN Security Council is poised to vote on fresh sanctions on North Korea amid the lingering fear that the veto-wielding Russia would …