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

British frigate sails through sensitive Taiwan Strait

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A British frigate was sailing through the sensitive Taiwan Strait on Monday, September 27, en route to Vietnam, according to an official tweet from the vessel, in a move likely to anger Beijing amid heightened tensions between China and Taiwan. China claims Taiwan as its own territory and has stepped up military and political pressure… Continue reading British frigate sails through sensitive Taiwan Strait

Philippines supports Australia nuclear sub pact to counter China

The Philippines is backing a new defense partnership between the United States, Britain, and Australia, hoping it can maintain the balance of power in the Indo-Pacific region, a view that contrasts sharply with some of its neighbors. Known as AUKUS, the alliance will see Australia get technology to deploy nuclear-powered submarines as part of the… Continue reading Philippines supports Australia nuclear sub pact to counter China

Malaysia warns new Indo-Pacific pact may trigger nuclear arms race

Malaysia on Saturday, September 18, expressed concerns that Australia’s plan to build nuclear-powered submarines under a new pact with Britain and the United States could catalyze a nuclear arms race in the Indo-Pacific region. Australia will build eight nuclear-powered submarines under an Indo-Pacific security partnership that has riled China. “It will provoke other powers to… Continue reading Malaysia warns new Indo-Pacific pact may trigger nuclear arms race

Indonesia warns against arms race after Australian nuclear sub pact

Indonesia said on Friday, September 17, it was worried about an arms race in the region after neighboring Australia announced plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines as part of a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with the United States and Britain. Known as AUKUS, the alliance will see Australia get the technology to deploy nuclear-powered submarines as… Continue reading Indonesia warns against arms race after Australian nuclear sub pact

Australia to get US nuclear submarine technology as China looms large

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The United States, Britain, and Australia said on Wednesday, September 15, they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will involve helping Canberra acquire nuclear-powered submarines, as Chinese influence over the region grows. Under the partnership, announced by President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the… Continue reading Australia to get US nuclear submarine technology as China looms large

China, France denounce US nuclear sub pact with Britain, Australia

China on Thursday, September 16, denounced a new Indo-Pacific security alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia, saying such partnerships should not target third countries and warning of an intensified arms race in the region. Under the arrangement, dubbed AUKUS, the United States and Britain will provide Australia with the technology and capability to… Continue reading China, France denounce US nuclear sub pact with Britain, Australia