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China Shows Off Latest Version of Its Weaponized Robot Dog in Cambodia

This year's Golden Dragon 2024 exercises between the Cambodian and Chinese militaries is wrapping up this week. And while this was the first time the two navies engaged in joint maritime drills, the lasting impression of this year's event will likely be that of a robotic dog ...

Taiwan’s President Says Wants to Work With China After Drills

By Dene-Hern Chen Taiwan's new president said Sunday he was still ready to work with China, despite this week's military drills around the self-ruled island. Three days after Lai Ching-te was sworn in, Chinese warships ...

China’s Naval Diplomacy Comeback

​​By Lukas Fiala Earlier this week, Vice Admiral Monde Lobese, Chief of the South African Navy, met with China’s Defense Minister, Admiral Dong Jun 董军 in Beijing. For PLA analysts, the visit may come as no surprise, given the PLA’s ...

Two Chinese Warships in Cambodia for Military Drills

Two Chinese warships docked in Cambodia on Sunday as part of the biggest-ever joint military drills with the Southeast Asian nation. Beijing's ambassador hails their "ironclad" friendship. Cambodia has long been a staunch ally of China and has received billions of ...

Philippines Replaces Its Military Commander for Disputed Waters

The Philippine military said Saturday it has replaced a key commander overseeing forces in the South China Sea, including Filipino troops garrisoned on a disputed reef. Rear Admiral Alfonso Torres Jr will replace Vice Admiral Alberto Carlos as chief of the ...

China, Cambodia to Hold Joint Military Exercises

Cambodia and China will hold joint annual military drills from Thursday, an official said, amid US concerns that Beijing could use a Cambodian naval base to expand its influence in the region. A Chinese warship docked in the coastal city of ...

Philippines Defense Chief Says Military Must Evolve Fast

The Philippine military must evolve fast because of threats to a "free and open" Asia-Pacific region, Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro said Friday at the end of annual exercises with the United States. Teodoro, whose comments were made amid a festering maritime ...

U.S., Philippine Troops Sink China-Made Vessel in War Games

U.S. and Philippine forces sank a decommissioned China-made Philippine Navy ship Wednesday during South China Sea war games simulating an attack on an enemy vessel, officials said. The exercises are being held near the city of Laoag, around 400 kilometers south ...

EU Chief Calls on China to Pressure Iran Over Weapons Sales

European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen made a direct appeal to visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping to help curb Iranian weapons sales in the Middle East. “We believe that China can play an important role in limiting the irresponsible ...

The New Navy Base China is Building in Cambodia Looks a Lot Like China’s Older Navy Base in Djibouti

Two People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) warships have been docked for the past five months at the new Ream Naval Base that China built in Cambodia. The presence of those two corvettes puts to rest the oft-stated denials by both Cambodian and Chinese officials that this new facility will ...
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