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The Philippines Moves Closer to the People’s Republic of China’s Orbit

New Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed a desire for closer ties with Beijing over the Philippines’ traditional ally in the region, the United States 101 East – Rodrigo Duterte: A President’s Report Card from Al Jazeera English Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made remarks on December 11, 2016 that provided further evidence of the Philippines […]

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Who Wins Between Ukraine and Russia? Chinese Defense Firms

VICE’s Ryan Faith has an interesting bit of speculation as to who will emerge in the struggle between the Russian Federation and the Ukraine – China and its defense manufacturing industry. During the Cold War, prior to the Sino-Soviet split of the 1970s, China and the then-Soviet Union were allies in the common cause of […]

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Quote of the Day: The Observer’s Mark Townsend on the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is all but lawless, with just 200 police to guard 4.6m people from rebel gangs who attack women, kill men and recruit children at will. Despite repeated warnings, the international community has done little, even as arms continue to flood into the country. Mark Townsend,┬áThe Observer To read more about the […]

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The People’s Republic of China Purchases Fleet of Advanced Tupolev Tu-22M3 Bombers from the Russian Federation

A Tupolev Tu–22M3 bomber fleet is advanced enough to take on the best of the United States Navy in China’s bid to grow its military might. The People’s Liberation Army has reportedly purchased $1.5 billion worth of Tupolev Tu–22M3 bomber aircraft from Russia. When deployed by the PLA the aircraft will be known as the […]

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