Month: March 2013

China-Russia arms deals are political for Cold War partnership

There have been reports that the Russian military worries that providing China with advanced weapons may threaten Russian security. At the same time, Russian military industry circles worry that China may steal Russian technology by reverse engineering. However, Russian President Vladimir… Read More ›

Dust in Eastern China

When the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on March 14, aerosols were thick over Beijing and the Bo Hai Sea. Although dust hung heavy over the plain, some mountain peaks (such as those of the Taihang Shan)… Read More ›

USA’s mixed message to China

If politics were a TV show, consider this season of “Pacific Antics”. The United States government has consistently sent “dual messages” to China. On the one hand, diplomatic, military, and other foreign-related policy indicates aggressive defence posture and retaliation preparedness should a… Read More ›