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East China Sea Update: A Chinese Submarine Off the Senkakus and an Oil Spill
January 19, 2018
East China Sea Update: A Chinese Submarine Off the Senkakus and an Oil Spill
Why did the People's Liberation Army-Navy send a submarine to the disputed islands?
East China Sea Update: A Chinese Submarine Off the Senkakus and an Oil Spill
Report: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to Visit China in Spring 2018
January 16, 2018
Report: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to Visit China in Spring 2018
U.S. Secretary of Defense will likely visit China in the first half of 2018.
Report: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to Visit China in Spring 2018
Chinese Frigate, Unidentified Submarine Enter Japan-Claimed Waters Near Senkaku Islands
January 12, 2018
Chinese Frigate, Unidentified Submarine Enter Japan-Claimed Waters Near Senkaku Islands
The incident tests the waters in the East China Sea after a diplomatic breakthrough between the two countries.
Chinese Frigate, Unidentified Submarine Enter Japan-Claimed Waters Near Senkaku Islands
4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Japan-Administered Waters Near Disputed East China Sea Islands
January 08, 2018
4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Japan-Administered Waters Near Disputed East China Sea Islands
The incident is the first of its kind in 2018.
4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Japan-Administered Waters Near Disputed East China Sea Islands
Asian Geopolitics in 2018: What to Worry About and What to Expect
January 04, 2018
Asian Geopolitics in 2018: What to Worry About and What to Expect
What are the issues and flashpoints that will come to define Asia in 2018?
Asian Geopolitics in 2018: What to Worry About and What to Expect
China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
December 19, 2017
China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
For the first, Chinese military aircraft flew through the Tsushima Strait which lies between Korea and Japan on Monday.
China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan
December 13, 2017
China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan
The Chinese bombers and support aircraft aimed to “test real combat capabilities.”
China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan
Japan, China Agree to Implement East China Sea Crisis Management Hotline
December 07, 2017
Japan, China Agree to Implement East China Sea Crisis Management Hotline
An agreement this week will lead to the implementation of a long-sought hotline.
Japan, China Agree to Implement East China Sea Crisis Management Hotline
China Flies 4 Heavy Long-Range Bombers, Spy Planes Near Japan
November 20, 2017
China Flies 4 Heavy Long-Range Bombers, Spy Planes Near Japan
Japan scrambled fighter jets in response.
China Flies 4 Heavy Long-Range Bombers, Spy Planes Near Japan
Quantum Communications and Chinese SSBN Strategy
November 04, 2017
Quantum Communications and Chinese SSBN Strategy
China's quantum lead may have important implications for its SSBN force.
Quantum Communications and Chinese SSBN Strategy
Japanese Defense Ministry: 'Unusual' Chinese Military Air Activities Increase Near Japan's Airspace
October 16, 2017
Japanese Defense Ministry: 'Unusual' Chinese Military Air Activities Increase Near Japan's Airspace
Total Air Self-Defense Force scrambles dropped slightly from 2016, but Japan remains concerned.
Japanese Defense Ministry: 'Unusual' Chinese Military Air Activities Increase Near Japan's Airspace
US, Japan, South Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise
October 13, 2017
US, Japan, South Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise
US strategic bombers for the first time carried out a nighttime training mission with Japanese, ROK fighter Jets near Sea of Japan.
US, Japan, South Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise
East China Sea: Japan Coast Guard Plans Miyako Island Facility Upgrades
September 24, 2017
East China Sea: Japan Coast Guard Plans Miyako Island Facility Upgrades
Japan continues to bolster its maritime law enforcement capabilities in the East China Sea.
East China Sea: Japan Coast Guard Plans Miyako Island Facility Upgrades
US B-1B Bombers and Japanese Fighters Stage Exercises in the East China Sea
September 11, 2017
US B-1B Bombers and Japanese Fighters Stage Exercises in the East China Sea
The exercise is the second show of force in East Asia involving B-1B bombers since North Korea's sixth nuclear test.
US B-1B Bombers and Japanese Fighters Stage Exercises in the East China Sea
East China Sea: 2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unsafe' Intercept of US EP-3 Surveillance Aircraft
July 25, 2017
East China Sea: 2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unsafe' Intercept of US EP-3 Surveillance Aircraft
The incident is the third of its kind this year and the second to take place over the East China Sea.
East China Sea: 2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unsafe' Intercept of US EP-3 Surveillance Aircraft
China Flies 6 Heavy Long-Range Bombers Near Japan
July 15, 2017
China Flies 6 Heavy Long-Range Bombers Near Japan
China flew six H-6K bombers through the Miyako Strait. Japan scrambled its fighter jets in response.
China Flies 6 Heavy Long-Range Bombers Near Japan
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