Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Nearly six hundred years ago, huge Chinese fleets plied the Indian Ocean sailing as far as Arabia and the East African coast. The epic seaborne expeditions carried out between 1405 and 1432 under Adm. Cheng Ho and during the glorious Ming Dynasty were larger and far more encompassing than … Continue reading Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

China 5G tests hit 19 Gbps and is on track for 2020 deployment

Technology News Eurasia   Phase 2 of China’s National 5G tests were conducted in Huairou in Beijing. ZTE completed tests for continuous wide coverage, eMBB (enhanced mobile broadband) at sub-6Ghz, eMBB at millimeter-wave frequencies, uRLLC (ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications), eMTC (massive Machine Type Communications), in addition to two hybrid scenarios, achieving multiple breakthroughs: eMBB@Sub6GHz … Continue reading China 5G tests hit 19 Gbps and is on track for 2020 deployment

India seeks a place at the other nuclear table

By Sabena Siddiqui Since 2016, India has been making efforts to attain membership of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) , a nuclear technology control organization created to prevent misuse of nuclear technology and proliferation of nuclear materials. As a rule, prospective members have to be signatories of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a prerequisite. … Continue reading India seeks a place at the other nuclear table

War on terror in Southeast Asia

The ongoing siege of Marawi City in the Philippines marks the start of a volatile new phase in the region's long battle with violent Islamic extremism By David Hutt, @davidhuttjourno When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law over the southern island of Mindanao to combat an Islamic State-linked militant attack on Marawi City, it … Continue reading War on terror in Southeast Asia

A Line in the Steppes: NATO Meets an Expanded SCO

WAYNE MADSEN While NATO leaders were congratulating themselves on the accession of petite Montenegro into the military pact, NATO’s counter-balancing force to the east was welcoming as full members India and Pakistan. While Montenegro’s flag was being raised at NATO headquarters in Brussels, the flags of the world’s most populous democracy and the third-most populous … Continue reading A Line in the Steppes: NATO Meets an Expanded SCO