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How I Earn $200,000+a Year from Photography

It’s kind of a crazy thing: I believe you can stay true to your roots, values, and ethics, and also get rich. In this post, I’ll share some of the …

Street Photography

See how Japanese American photography from 1920-1940 is still 'Making Waves'

One of the most fascinating chapters in American art from the first half of the 20th century is also among the least known. The details of its efflorescence may never be fully grasped, regardless of how relatively recent the events. But an absorbing, must-see exhibition at the Japanese American …

Art

David vs. Goliath in the South China Sea: David Wins, at Least This Round

The ruling this morning by Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague in favor of the Philippines, and very strongly against China in their dispute over the South China Sea, was not surprising in its basic result. Most people following the issue had expected that China’s very sweeping claims would …

'Hope to see you again': China warship to U.S. destroyer after South China Sea patrol

ONBOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, South China Sea (Reuters) - As soon as the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen breached 12-nautical-mile territorial limits around one of China’s man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea last week, a Chinese warship shadowing its movements began demanding …

China

Japan approved sending its military abroad for the first time since World War II

TOKYO (Reuters) — Japan's parliament voted into law Saturday a defense policy shift that could let troops fight overseas for the first time since 1945, a milestone in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to loosen the limits of the pacifist constitution on the military.<p>Abe says the shift, the biggest …

Japan

Beware of China's "Little Blue Men" in the South China Sea

While Russia has employed “Little Green Men” surreptitiously in Crimea, China uses its own “Little Blue Men” to support Near Seas claims. As the U.S. …

China building third airstrip on disputed South China Sea islets: expert

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China appears to be building a third airstrip in contested territory in the South China Sea, a U.S. expert said on Monday, citing satellite photographs taken last week.<p>Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly …

China

Joint Air Patrols in the South China Sea: A Good Idea?

In examining recent suggestions for joint patrolling of the South China Sea, analysts have tended to focus on the surface vessels of various nations’ …

Why Are Chinese and Russian Ships Prowling the Mediterranean?

On May 11, nine ships from the Russian Navy and China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) kicked off 10 days of combined exercises in the …

U.S. Military Proposes Challenge to China Sea Claims

Moves would send Navy planes, ships near artificial islands built by China in contested waters<p>The U.S. military is considering using aircraft and Navy ships to directly contest Chinese territorial claims to a chain of rapidly expanding artificial islands, U.S. officials said, in a move that would …

China

China warns US not to send warships to disputed South China Sea waters

Beijing yesterday said it was "extremely concerned" that the Pentagon might send military ships and aircraft to disputed waters in the South China …

Pushing Back Against a Chinese Lake in the South China Sea

China’s aggressive actions in the South China Sea are prompting a soul-searching query from Hanoi to Washington: At what point does a sliced-up …

The Real South China Sea Crisis: An Environmental Time Bomb

China’s accelerated construction activities in the South China Sea have understandably alarmed countries across the region and beyond. In particular, …

The Real Reason for China's Massive Military Buildup

Over several different articles, I have been exploring the dynamics of the budding U.S.-China security dilemma—a high-tech drama pitting …

China’s island-building spree is about more than just military might

China’s playing Monopoly in the South China Sea—only, instead of building hotels on Pacific Avenue, it’s constructing helipads and, in some cases, whole new islands.<p>In less than a year, shallow reefs in the Spratly Islands have sprouted white-sand outcrops, sporting what look to be Chinese military …

China

A Six Point Plan to Solve the Senkaku Island Dispute

What to do about those half dozen or so rock formations in the East China Sea, some of them previously used by encampments of fishermen but none …

A framework for resolving Japan-China dispute over islands

How to make sense of the dispute between Japan and China over some half a dozen uninhabited islets in the East China Sea known as the Diaoyu to the Chinese and the Senkaku to the Japanese?<p><b>------------</b><p><b>FOR THE RECORD:</b><p>In a Nov. 30 OpEd about disputed islands in the East China Sea, co-author Akikazu …

China

China and Japan's Real Problem: Enter the Fairness Dilemma

Relations between Japan and China have deteriorated steadily since 2012, when the disagreement over who owns some small islands in the East China Sea …

Visually Striking Minimalist Photos Represent an Abstract World

This visually striking series, by Budapest-based photographer Adrienn Balask, relies on reflections, symmetry, and natural light to produce elegant and abstract formations. The artist draws upon real life scenes–birds flying across a grassy field, lamp posts lined up in a row, a single boat …

Minimalism

12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online</i> …

9 Mistakes In Landscape Photography And How To Avoid Them

<b>Michael Leggero</b> <i>is a professional nature and travel photographer with 20 years of experience. A commercial stock photographer, Michael is now</i> …

Inspirational Interview Packed Full of Useful Lighting and Photojournalism Tips

Photojournalist Ed Kashi has received many accolades over the course of his photojournalistic career, and in this short interview with Marc Silber, …

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Exhibition affirms Vietnam’s sovereignty over Spratly Archipelago opens in Hanoi

Cinet)- Fine Art exhibition entitled “coming to Spratly Archipelago “, organised by the Vietnam Fine Art Association, opened at the Exhibition Hall …

South Korea Is Giving The Philippine Navy A Free Ship As Tensions Rise With China

The "Pohang-class corvette" will be decommissioned by the end of the year and donated to the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila said in a statement issued this week.<p>It was unclear if the donation would include the ship's weapons systems.<p>South Korean Defence Minister Kim …

Collective defense deal near

The ruling coalition came close to agreement Friday on three new standards under which the Self-Defense Forces could use force in circumstances other …

Military Transparency and Asian Security, by Shinzo Abe

TOKYO – We have all heard the saying, “Sunshine is the best disinfectant.” That is particularly true where Asian security is concerned. Indeed, I …

China's parliament: Japan has "no right to criticize" air defense zone

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s parliament has declared that Japan has no right to criticize the establishment of a Chinese air defense zone which it said was in accordance with international law, state media reported on Saturday.<p>A group of disputed islands, Uotsuri island (top), Minamikojima (bottom) …