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The Illusion of Chinese Power

The Illusion of Chinese Power

(BGF) - In this article featured in The National Interest, David Shambaugh, professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University and author of "China Goes Global: The Partial Power", analyzes China's rise. Shambaugh sets out to...

Vietnam won’t be pushed around by China

(BGF)  -  "Vietnam is no match for China when it comes to military power and never will be", as H.D.S Greenway comments on Vietnam in its dispute over China’s bringing in a giant oil rig off the Paracel Islands that both claim in the South China Sea. However, as he...

White House supports legal actions to resolve China, Vietnam dispute

(BGF) - Vietnam government was considering taking legal action against China, the Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said in comments to Reuters.The White House also expressed its support the use of arbitration or other international legal mechanisms in order to resolve...

Chinese Military Said to Be Massing Near the Vietnam Border

(BGF) - Joshua Philipp from the Epoch Times reported that China's military in full combat gear were seen heading to the Vietnamese border on May 16 and 17, with photographs taken by by residents near the border. One Chinese netizen reckoned that "Conflict between...

U.S. warns China its actions in sea disputes are straining relations

( BGF) - As Reuters reported, U.S. official commented that China's "provocative" activities in maritime disputes with its neighbors are "straining the U.S. - China relationship" as it only encourages the Asian countries to seek greater U.S. involvement in regional...