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Australia Accuses Chinese Jet of Intercepting Its Surveillance Plane and Endangering Crew
Australia’s Defense Ministry claims a Chinese jet’s “dangerous maneuver” and “reckless actions” placed the lives of its crew in danger during a routine surveillance mission over the South China Sea. In a televised interview that...
Following Confirmed Security Deal, Leaked File Reveals China Intended to Build Naval Base in the Solomon Islands
Last month, a leaked document said the government of the Solomon Islands confirmed it was in talks with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to draft a security deal that would “diversify the country’s security...
‘An Act of Intimidation’: Australia Takes China to Task Over ‘Reckless’ Laser Incident Off North Coast
Amid tense relations with Beijing, Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has accused China of shining a laser at one of its reconnaissance planes, referring to the incident as “an act of intimidation,” and called for...
Netflix has raised subscription fees in the United States.
Netflix Hikes Subscription Fees Ahead of Q4 Earnings Report
Streaming giant Netflix has increased its subscription prices for North American customers. For existing customers, the price increase will roll out gradually. Netflix emailed them 30 days prior to the change.  For new members, the...
Asian Trade Bloc Looks to China as RCEP Aims to Invigorate a Struggling Regional Economy
Members of a China-centered Asian trade bloc hope the initiative will help stimulate local economies following crippling losses sustained during the pandemic.  The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region...
3 Key Factors Behind the Solomon Islands Anti-China Riots
The Solomon Islands, a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean home to roughly 680,000 people, has faced civil unrest in recent months. Violent protests broke out in late November after Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was...
Washington wants to improve its airfields in Guam and Australia to counter communist China's threat.
Communist China Threat: Pentagon to Improve America’s Airfields in Australia and Guam
On Nov. 29, the Pentagon published its 2021 Global Posture Review. The study began in March under the direction of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. It does not make any major changes to its global positions...