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Surge in Procurement of PCR Tests Months Before Official Declaration of COVID-19 Suggests Early Outbreak in China
According to Beijing, the first symptomatic case of COVID-19 was recorded on Dec. 8, 2019. Some experts have raised the possibility that the virus may have been in circulation much earlier. A cybersecurity company based...
Taiwan Begins 5 Days Of War Games; Simulate PLA Biochemical Attack
On Monday, Sept. 13, Taiwan began a series of mock military exercises aimed to test the island nation’s defenses against a military confrontation with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Dubbed the “Han Kuang Games” the...
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Biden Says US Committed to Taiwan’s Defense, Pentagon Appoints Taiwan-born Undersecretary
Speaking with ABC News on Aug. 18, U.S. President Joe Biden mentioned Taiwan and other American allies in a list of countries that the U.S. had a “sacred commitment” to defend. “We made a sacred...
US Navy Cmdr. Robert J. Briggs and Cmdr. Richard D. Slye monitor surface contacts from the pilothouse of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin while observing one of the two Chinese Communist Party aircraft carriers, the Liaoning.
US Navy Cautions China With Cognitive Warfare Photo Op
Military tensions continue to rise near Taiwan as warships from both the U.S. Navy and the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy congregated off Taiwan's southwestern coast. On April 4, both countries’...
Canada Invited the PLA To Observe Military Training
Canada Invited the PLA to Observe Military Training
Documents from the Canadian government show that the country’s defense department canceled winter survival training with observers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) only after the U.S. government raised security concerns regarding the matter....
chinese military people's liberation army soldiers march in even rows holding qbz-95 assault rifles and white gloves on parade in Beijing
US Commerce Department Bans Investments in Chinese Military-Backed Companies
On Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, the Trump administration issued an executive order barring investments in private companies with close ties to Chinese military, intelligence, and security organizations. The order was issued to safeguard American interests...
Hong Kong Protesters Unyielding as Threat of Military Crackdown Looms
More observers warn of a possible violent crackdown by the mainland Chinese authorities in Hong Kong as millions of residents continue to resist what they see as the dismantling of their city’s autonomy and rule...
Pentagon: Space Force Necessary to Counter China and Russia
The acting secretary of defense has called the proposed branch of the U.S. military — the Space Force — a “low cost, low bureaucracy” solution to evolving threats from Moscow and Beijing, defending it in...
Why the US Wants to End a Cold War Nuclear Missile Treaty
On Oct. 20, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to end a Cold War-era treaty that was designed to make nuclear war less likely by eliminating intermediate ballistic missiles (IRBMs) from the American and...