Tag Archives: Surveillance

China to set up satellite, radar network to strengthen maritime power

BEIJING – China will set up an offshore observation network, including satellite and radar stations, to strengthen the country’s maritime power, the official China Daily reported on Friday, in a move that could exacerbate tensions in the region. Many of China’s neighbours, including Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam, have expressed concern at China’s military build-up […]

Japan, US pledge to boost ASEAN’s marine surveillance capabilities

TOKYO – Japan and the United States will pledge to jointly help Southeast Asian nations boost their marine surveillance capabilities, a newspaper said Saturday, as tensions over territorial disputes in the region simmer. US President Barak Obama will discuss the issue with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to Japan next week. A deal […]

U.S.-China Relations and the Western Pacific

The middle of 2013 brought the possibility of a reset in U.S.-China relations, as new Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke of his desire for a “new kind of great power relations” as he enjoyed relaxed, heart-to-heart talks with U.S. President Barack Obama at a California resort. The year ended, however, with further evidence that strategic […]