China-India vie for a strategic slice of paradise

Seychelles, a small island nation of 100,000, is at the center of a contest for supremacy in the Indian Ocean By Bertil Lintner   Victoria is one of the smallest capital cities in the world. With only 25,000 people, the Seychelles capital still represents a quarter of the tiny island nation’s mixed population of ethnic … Continue reading China-India vie for a strategic slice of paradise

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Pentagon report highlights Chinese submarine buildup

Although China's expansion of its surface fleet is the most visible, more strategically significant is the PLA Navy's growing undersea force By Bill Gertz The large-scale buildup of China’s naval forces is the most visible part of a major rearmament campaign that has been under way for more than a decade. But Chinese development of … Continue reading Pentagon report highlights Chinese submarine buildup

China just took the lead in the quantum space race

Scientists lay groundwork for ultra-secure quantum internet By Christopher Scott Team of Chinese scientists released findings from a breakthrough study that makes China the indisputable leader in the field of quantum communication, an achievement that could be of immense strategic importance. The study, led by Pan Jianwei and published in Science magazine, successfully demonstrated the … Continue reading China just took the lead in the quantum space race

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

Education – China Heads New Alliance of Asian Universities

  China has organized an alliance of Asian universities to compete with western educational institutions. The alliance will share resources and increase exchanges of students and teachers. The new organization is called the Asian University Alliance (AUA). It was launched in late April at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The Chinese university was elected as chair … Continue reading Education – China Heads New Alliance of Asian Universities