China Jonathan Marcus Diplomatic correspondent @Diplo1 on Twitter 13 February 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-43036302 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel China's modernisation of its armed forces is proceeding faster than … [Read more...] about China’s ‘globalised’ military power
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World International Affairs The U.S. military victory over Japanese Imperial forces on August 14, 1945, signified the end of the bloodiest conflict in modern history. It also ushered in a historic shift in global power, creating a growing and lasting U.S. military presence in Asia that has continued to this day—but not without its opponents. Only days after the world's first atomic bomb attacks killed up to 250,000 people in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan officially surrendered to the U.S. and fellow Allied powers, including the Soviet Union and the U.K, ending World War II. The event was known as V-J Day and is officially commemorated in the U.S. on September 2, the date in which the surrender document was signed. The Empire of Japan was then dismantled and, for the first time in the country's history, Japan was occupied by a foreign power. The U.S. military occupation formally ended only years later in 1951, but the … [Read more...] about V-J Day: U.S. Military Power in Asia Grew After World War II, But Do We Still Need Bases There?
World Russia Russian military China Chinese Military U.S. Military Asia Russia and China have announced they will host joint war games in the Asia-Pacific region, where the two major military powers have protested against growing U.S. presence. Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Senior Colonel Wu Qian told a press conference Thursday that the country's military leadership had reached agreements with Russia to host their Joint Sea 2018 exercise this year in the Yellow Sea waters off the Chinese east coast city of Qingdao. The annual multiphase drill has featured both maritime and land exercises designed to better integrate and prepare the U.S.'s most powerful rivals. "At present, the military experts of the two countries are conducting the second round of consultations in Russia on the time, operation area and participating troops of the exercise. We will release information in due course about the specific arrangement of the exercise," Wu told reporters. … [Read more...] about Russia and China Will Hold War Games in Asia, Checking U.S. Military Power in Pacific
World Russia China Russian military Chinese Military U.S. Military Vladimir Putin Xi Jinping Donald Trump Updated | Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping have easily won national elections that will propel their respective drives to expand global influence and improve military capabilities, as experts say people are seemingly turning away from the Western-style world order traditionally led by the U.S. Putin reportedly secured 76.6 percent of votes Sunday to win an unprecedented fourth term as president, which—along with his four-year tenure as prime minister—would give the Russian leader nearly a quarter century of power, a feat rivaled only by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Related: Russia says U.S. no longer rules the world, as tensions mount in Middle East, Europe and space Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping faced even less opposition during his unanimous re-election vote Saturday at the 13th … [Read more...] about Russia’s and China’s Presidents Are Winning Big as They Challenge U.S. and Take Power From West
JOHN DICKERSON, CBS HOST: Today on FACE THE NATION: The 45th president takes office, but events from the last 48 hours show a very divided America. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: So help me God. (END VIDEO CLIP) DICKERSON: Friday’s inaugural festivities followed the traditional pomp and pageantry. But along with the cheers and change came chaos and confrontation, as the new president delivered a blunt condemnation of politicians of both parties gathered to celebrate his inauguration and gave a bleak assessment of America. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) TRUMP: This American carnage stops right here and stops right now. (END VIDEO CLIP) DICKERSON: It is a new tone for a new president, and a new era for Washington. On day one, President Trump visited the Central Intelligence Agency to mend fences. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) TRUMP: I love you. I respect you. There is nobody I respect more. (END VIDEO CLIP) DICKERSON: But outside the White House, and around … [Read more...] about Face the Nation transcript January 22, 2017: Conway, Graham, Sanders