The war drive against China
By Peter Symonds, 2 July 2011
The renewed American focus on Thailand stems from a sense that the US has allowed China to strengthen its influence in Bangkok at the expense of longstanding strategic ties with Washington.
By Joseph Santolan, 30 June 2011
A US Senate resolution passed this week deploring China’s use of force and supporting continued US military operations heightens the danger of a confrontation in the South China Sea.
By Joseph Santolan, 24 June 2011
Back-to-back US training exercises, a clear instance of sabre rattling, have provide a justification for US ships to remain in the disputed waters as an assertion of American hegemony in the region.
By Joseph Santolan, 15 June 2011
Tensions have intensified as Vietnam and the Philippines, tacitly backed by the US, assert their claims in the contested waters of the South China Sea.
By Joseph Santolan, 11 June 2011
The US has aggressively intervened in the region and is encouraging other countries to assert their territorial claims against China.
By Joseph Santolan, 31 May 2011
Tensions are being fuelled by the US backing of Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries to contest China’s activities in a strategically sensitive region that has vast oil and gas reserves.
By Joseph Santolan, 3 May 2011
China, Taiwan and the Philippines have each stepped up their rhetoric regarding the contested oil-rich Spratly Islands and deployed troops to the region.
By Joseph Santolan, 5 March 2011
Two Philippine military planes chased Chinese patrol boats from disputed waters in the South China Sea on March 2.
By Barry Grey, 20 January 2011
Behind the pomp and diplomatic niceties, what dominates the state visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to Washington is the growth of tensions between the world’s two biggest economies.
By John Chan, 11 January 2011
Robert Gates’s visit to Beijing began with a sharp warning that “history’s dustbins are filled with countries that underestimated the resilience of the United States.”