China condemns Britain for Taiwan Strait warship mission

China strongly condemned Britain on Monday for sailing a warship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, saying it was behavior that “harbored evil intentions” and that the Chinese military followed the vessel and warned it away. A post on the ship’s Twitter account said HMS Richmond passed through the strait en route to Vietnam. It had… Continue reading China condemns Britain for Taiwan Strait warship mission

Japan’s defense ministry seeks fresh hike in military spending

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Japan’s defense ministry is seeking an annual budget increase that will add to past hikes to expand military spending over a decade by almost a sixth, as it looks to counter the growing strength of neighboring China. Since last year, Japan has identified China as its main national security threat, pointing in a July policy… Continue reading Japan’s defense ministry seeks fresh hike in military spending