Category Archives: West Philippine Sea

China is waging war with U.S. businesses, and winning

  If you want to understand what’s happening in the National Basketball Association, turn off SportsCenter and pick up “The Art of War.” More than 2,000 years ago, the Chinese general Sun Tzu wrote that “the skillful strategist defeats the enemy without doing battle, captures the city without laying siege, overthrows the enemy state without […]

Woke capitalism stops at the water’s edge’: Ben Sasse slams NBA ‘surrender’ to China

  Sen. Ben Sasse took aim at the NBA and American businesses for surrendering to “Chinese techno-authoritarianism,” saying they had allowed China to use them as tools for the Communist regime. “The NBA has prided itself on free expression. Its players and owners have a well-earned reputation for speaking out on social justice in the […]

US, Philippine, Japanese forces conduct maneuvers

  BEIJING — Here’s your weekly look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. US, PHILIPPINES, […]

Vietnam pulls ‘Abominable’ film over South China Sea map

  Animation film pulled over scene that shows map with China’s unilaterally declared ‘nine-dash line’ of South China Sea. Vietnam has pulled the animated DreamWorks film Abominable from cinemas over a scene featuring a map which shows China’s unilaterally declared “nine-dash line” in the South China Sea, state media reported on Monday. The U-shaped line […]

‘Demonising’ China could backfire on US in Southeast Asia, report warns

  Donald Trump’s administration should stop “demonising” China’s actions in Southeast Asia because forcing countries in the region to choose between Beijing and Washington could backfire, a US think tank has suggested. Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have largely been “like-minded” in resisting American pressure to distance themselves from China and […]

How China gets American companies to parrot its propaganda

  It has all been so vague and furious and quick. First, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted and then deleted a post last weekend supporting the protests in Hong Kong. When Chinese sponsors fled, the Chinese Basketball Association suspended cooperation with the team and the Internet giant Tencent stopped streaming Rockets games, Morey […]

For Xi Jinping, the biggest danger to the Communist Party is itself

  The main agenda of the gathering of nearly 300 of the party’s most influential members is to “discuss important issues concerning how to uphold and improve the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics and make progress in modernising China’s system and capacity for governance”, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. But one should […]