FORUM

Jul 5 2021

Russia, China Preparing “Pearl Harbor-Style” Attack On U.S., Japanese Official Warns

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Russia and China are allegedly preparing military exercise to threaten Taiwan, but also Pearl Harbor. This claim came from none other than Japan. Tokyo’s deputy Yasuhide Nakayama told the Hudson Institute that the US should be worried about Pearl Harbor. “We have to show the deterrence towards China, and not just China but also the Russians, because, as I told you, that they are doing their exercises together,” Nakayama said. Nakayama, who was “unusually frank” about the need for democratic nations to ensure Taiwan’s survival, implied that Russia and China are working as …

Jul 1 2021

Xi Jinping Pledges “Reunification” With Taiwan During CCP’s 100th Anniversary Speech

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 30th, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on to complete “reunification” with Taiwan and vowed to “smash” any attempts at formal independence. “Solving the Taiwan question and realising the complete reunification of the motherland are the unswerving historical tasks of the Chinese Communist Party and the common aspiration of all Chinese people,” Xi said in a speech on the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. “All sons and daughters of China, including compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, must work together and move forward in solidarity, resolutely smashing any …

Jun 29 2021

Russia And China To Deepen Cooperation In Hopes Of “Multipolar System Of International Relations”

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 28th, a video conference took place place between President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping. It coincided with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Russian-Chinese Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation. The Kremlin clarified that the presidents exchanged congratulations and assessed the current state and prospects for the development of strategic partnership between Russia and China. The parties also discussed topical issues on the bilateral and international agenda. The 20th anniversary of the signing of the Russian-Chinese Treaty of …

Jun 28 2021

Top Chinese Nuclear Expert Jumps To His Death After Accident At Taishan Nuclear Power Plant

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Originally published by ZeroHedge. On June 14, China’s Taishan Nuclear Power Plant near Hong Kong experienced damaged fuel rods that triggered a build-up of radioactive gases. French company Framatome, a part-owner of the plant, requested the US Department of Energy for assistance as an “imminent radiological threat” seemed inevitable. Radioactive gasses were released, and US officials at the time said the situation at the nuclear plant did not “pose a severe safety threat to workers at the plant or Chinese public.” But three days later, Zhang Zhijian, one of China’s top nuclear scientists and the …

Jun 25 2021

The SAA And Russians are Unrelenting Against The Militants, Could China Also Jump In?

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : Monero (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYKBe5B2ufNsLBTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54sBITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348vOR CONTACT US : [email protected] The Syrian Arab Army and its Russian support are unrelenting in their attempts to contain militants in both the central region, as well as in Greater Idlib. On June 23 and 24, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out more than 60 airstrikes on ISIS cells in Syria’s central region. The VKS’ airstrikes were carried out …

Jun 24 2021

China Equipped Syrian Army To Combat Turkistan Islamic Party In Greater Idlib – Report

Support SouthFront File image. China has supplies the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) with military equipment to combat the al-Qaeda-affiliated Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, the Syrian 7al.net news website reported on June 22. An officer in the SAA told the Syrian website that the equipment was supplied to the army’s 3rd Armored Division and the 25th Special Forces Division. Both units are deployed on Greater Idlib main frontlines. The TIP, made up mainly from Chinese Uyghurs, has been active near the town of Jisr al-Shughur in northwestern Idlib, the town of Kabani in …

Jun 24 2021

Taiwan Says It Needs To Prepare For War, As UK Warships Move Towards South China Sea

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 23rd, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned that Taiwan needs to prepare for military conflict with China. According to him, China’s escalating military intimidation of Taiwan shows the self-governed island “needs to prepare” for a possible military conflict. His warning came one week after the island reported the largest daily fly over by Chinese military planes into Taiwan’s self-declared Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). The flight included 28 Chinese warplanes, including fighter jets and bombers, and did not violate Taiwanese sovereign airspace or international law, but it was seen as show …

Jun 23 2021

The Great Barrier Reef Wars

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark To float over such an aqueous body is to find a majestic creature unparalleled in beauty and expanse, stretching at 2,300km. There are other stunning formations on the planet, but the Great Barrier Reef has such dimension, form and cocksure brilliance as to make others shrink, not so much because of beauty as due to sheer scale and ecological variety. But the Reef’s health record has been patchy. Each year brings a series of negative assessments about the patient. Its ticker is having palpitations; its central mineral supports in the form …

Jun 18 2021

Rumors Abound Of Chinese Vice-Premier Defecting To The U.S.

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image In recent days, there’s been rumors, especially around Twitter and Chinese Anti-Communist Party media of a high-level defection from the People’s Republic. Reports are filled with rumors that a vice minister of State Security, Dong Jingwei (董经纬) defected in mid-February 2021. He allegedly flew from Hong Kong to the United States with his daughter, Dong Yang. 张林视野:网传叛逃美国的中共高官,是(掌握病毒战机密的)国家安全部副部长董经纬! https://t.co/qK2chSPanW via @YouTube — DylanZhao (@dylanzhao) June 16, 2021 国安部已经拿下了董经纬的照片,那消息就坐实了。国安部副部长掌握几乎全部秘密,看来级别超过俞强声。连潮的消息可信度高, pic.twitter.com/4ggpjewPRT — Daniel (@Daniel29643911) June 16, 2021 Dong Jingwei supposedly gave the U.S. information about the Wuhan Institute of Virology that changed the stance of the …

Jun 18 2021

“There Is A Serious Possibility China Will Occupy A Taiwanese Island”

Support SouthFront ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE Mainstream media outlets have once again fueling rumors about the incoming ‘Chinese invasion of Taiwan’ amid the developing economic and diplomatic tensions between China and the United States. ZeroHedge writes the following in its report on the topic: “There is now a serious possibility that China seeks to occupy one of the outer islands,” a Sydney-based defense analyst tells Bloomberg in a new report about Beijing’s eyeing Pratas Island in the South China Sea (or Dongsha in Chinese), which though under Taiwan’s control actually lies closer to the Chinese mainland and has been long claimed by Beijing. …

Jun 17 2021

China Flies Record 28 Warplanes Near Taiwan In Show Of Force Following G7 Spat

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 14th, China’s People Liberation Army Air Force (PLAA) flew a record 28 warplanes toward Taiwan, the Taiwanese defense ministry said. The largest such display of force since Beijing began sending planes on a near daily basis in 2020. Taiwan’s air force deployed its combat air patrol forces in response and monitored the situation in the southwestern part of the island’s air defense identification zone with its air defense systems, the Ministry of National Defense said. The latest flights included 20 Chinese fighter jets, four H-6 bombers (a variant of which is …

Jun 17 2021

China Launches First Manned Space Flight In Five Years

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 17th, China successfully launched its Shenzhou-12, its first manned space mission since 2016. Shenzhou-12, meaning “Divine Vessel”, lifted off at about 01:22 GMT from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, according to the live video broadcast on state television, CCTV. The spacecraft docked with the country’s space station Thursday afternoon, China’s space agency said, around seven hours after blasting off. [embedded content] The Shenzhou-12 craft “successfully docked with the forward port of the core module” of the Tiangong station, according to a statement from the China Manned Space Agency. …

Jun 15 2021

China Promoted To Full-Fledged NATO Enemy, Ukraine And Georgia Abandoned In The Rain

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 14th, after years of rhetoric, China officially joined the list of NATO enemies alongside Russia. “The strongest and most successful alliance in history” also politely asked Russia to remove the US and Czech Republic from its “unfriendly country list” as it promoted ill spirit. “China’s stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to alliance security,” the 30 NATO leaders said in a joint communiqué. “China is rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal with more warheads and a larger number of sophisticated delivery …

Jun 9 2021

China’s Space

Support SouthFront Illustrative image DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : Monero (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYKBe5B2ufNsLBTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54sBITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348vOR CONTACT US : [email protected] Written by J.Hawk exclusively for SouthFront. The Stakes While national prestige is a major motivating factor behind the construction of aircraft carriers and major surface combat ships (though less so with the largely invisible submarines), the same is even more true for space projects, such as high-visibility “first flights” or “first landings”, not to mention of course space stations. To be sure, the Cold War-era space race did yield tangible benefits to its main …

Jun 7 2021

The Origin of the Hypothesis that Covid-19 Is Man-Made

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Eric Zuesse. Back on 3 February 2020, the brilliant lawyer, Francis Boyle, who drafted America’s Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, was interviewed by the anti-imperialistic website “Great Game India,” headlining “Francis Boyle Creator Of BioWeapons Act Says Coronavirus Is Biological Warfare Weapon”. Here are excerpts: I’m not saying they deliberately inflicted this on their own people, but it leaked out of there and all these BSL-4 facilities leak. Everyone knows that who studies this. So this was a catastrophe waiting to happen. Unfortunately, it happened. The Chinese government under Xi and his comrades …

May 31 2021

In Admiral Zheng He’s Wake

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Written by Daniel Deiss and J. Hawk exclusively for SouthFront. No Chinese state has developed the maritime aspects of its power to the extent the PRC has done since the days of the 14th and 15th century Admiral Zheng He, whose so-called treasure ships, reputed to have been the largest wooden vessels ever produced anywhere, plied trade throughout Asia and the Indian Ocean. Alas, the necessity of fighting off the Mongols and other land threats meant that his legacy was not continued by later rulers and China would pay a steep price in the 19th and early 20th …

May 28 2021

China congratulates Syria on electing President al-Assad as President of Syrian Arab republic

Beijing, SANA-  China congratulated Syria on electing President Bashar al-Assad as President of the Syrian Arab Republic. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said in a press conference posted on the Ministry’s website that China congratulates President Bashar al-Assad on his re-election, adding that this year coincides with the 65th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Syria, which is distinguished by firm and long-term friendship. He added that China stresses its firm support to Syria’s efforts in preserving its national sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. Haybh /Shaza FORUM

May 21 2021

Elon Musk Looking To Fix U.S.-Russia Relations As Tesla’s Chinese Business Struggles

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk called for dialogue between Washington and Moscow. This comes at a time when relations as bad as they have been since the Cold War-era. “There is a lot of talent and energy in Russia and I think there should be more dialogue and communictaion between Russia and the United States,” Musk said via video link at a forum on Russian education in Moscow. Musk said that a potential part of the world where Tesla could open production sites is Russia. He said that the company already …

May 19 2021

Wuhan Labs, Zionism, Rapture And The British Creation Of Synthetic Cults: Why China Is Not Your Enemy!

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Submitted by Matthew Ehret. The belief that China is to blame for the world’s ills from Covid-19 to the Great Reset and the immanent collapse of the west has become widespread among viewers of mainstream media and alternative media alike. Rather than recognize the Anglo-American hand behind not only the laboratory origins and deployment of COVID-19, or the multi-generational effort to crush nation states under a World Government committed to population control, soft-minded westerners have fallen pretty to obvious layers of misdirection and psy ops inducing them to believe that China is their enemy. During this …

May 15 2021

China Chased U.S. In Space. Tianwen-1 Successfully Landed On Mars

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image The Chinese Tianwen-1 vessel had successfully landed on the surface of Mars on May 15th, state news agency Xinhua reported. China became the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet. The uncrewed spacecraft landed in an an icy vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, located about 1,200 miles away from landing site of U.S. Perseverance rover. A Chinese footprint was left on Mars for the first time. The craft had left its parked orbit, three hours later the landing module had separated from the orbiter and entered …

May 15 2021

Elbowed And Hustled: Australia’s Yellow Peril Problem

Support SouthFront Soldiers of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) march during a military parade to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the army at the Zhurihe military training base in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, July 30, 2017. Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. With the babble about Cold War paranoia becoming a routine matter in Canberra, the treacherous ground for war with China is being bedded down and readied.  The Yellow Peril image never truly dissipated from Australia’s politics.  It was crucial in framing the first act of the newly born Commonwealth in 1901: the Immigration Restriction Act.  …

May 12 2021

China’s Air Force Fields J-10 Fighter Jet With Indigenous Engine

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force has received Chengdu J-10 jets powered by indigenous engines for operational service. ICYMI, this photo published on the website of China’s state radio broadcaster is confirmation the Chengdu J-10C powered by the indigenous WS-10B turbofan is in PLAAF service, suggesting China has sufficient confidence in the engine to use it on single-engined types pic.twitter.com/NHGkxVeQWV — Mike Yeo 杨启铭 (@TheBaseLeg) May 11, 2021 Images posted by China National Radio of a PLAAF live-firing exercise at an unspecified location show J-10C Vigorous Dragons with the distinctive exhaust nozzles of …

May 6 2021

A Light Slap: Honeywell Fined For Sharing F-35, Other Secrets To China

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On May 5th, the US State Department announced that it had reached a $13 million settlement with defense contractor Honeywell. The settlement is over allegations it exported technical drawings of parts for the F-35 fighters and other weapons platforms to China, Taiwan, Canada and Ireland, according to the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs’ charging document. “Honeywell voluntarily disclosed to the Department the alleged violations that are resolved under this settlement.  Honeywell also acknowledged the serious nature of the alleged violations, cooperated with the Department’s review, and instituted a number of compliance program improvements during …

Apr 29 2021

Chinese Liaoning Aircraft Carrier Conducted Naval Drills Near Taiwan, Sailed Between Disputed Diaoyu Islands

Support SouthFront Illustrative image The Liaoning aircraft carrier task group of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) reportedly crossed the Miyako Strait and passed near the disputed Diaoyu Islands on April 28th. The picture shows the aircraft carrier Liaoning (Hull 16) and other vessels and fighter jets in the maritime parade conducted by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the South China Sea on the morning of April 12, 2018. Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), reviewed …

Apr 29 2021

Mike Pezzullo And Giving War A Chance

Support SouthFront One of Australia’s two Canberra Class LHDs conducting exercises with a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke Class DDG and Nimitz Class CVN. Although possible, it is hard to image Australia committing significant naval assets to a U.S. strike against China. Australia has far too much to lose and little to gain from such a scenario. Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. Those madly titillated by conflict have become bolder of late in the corridors of the isolated Australian capital.  In such spaces, insanity can be nurtured with a sickening attention to detail, much of it fictitious.  One of the most powerful …

Apr 28 2021

U.S. Military Has 99 Problems And Directed-Energy Is One

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected] Donation alerts: https://donationalerts.com/r/southfront Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/southfront Boosty: https://boosty.to/analysis-intelligence Or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ The United States Department of Defense has evidently too few real issues on its plate, and has therefore resorted to manufacturing some new ones. On April 22, the Pentagon said that there is a growing urgent threat of directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops in the Middle East, mostly in Syria. MSM is propagating the report, citing …

Apr 27 2021

Tensions Rise In The South China Sea: British Flotilla To Sail Through Asian Waters

Support SouthFront HMS Queen Elizabeth, via Global Look Press A flotilla of Royal Navy of the United Kingdom leaded by HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier will pass through Asian waters on port visits to Japan and South Korea, according to the British embassy in Tokyo. The decision was made after Australia had warned of threats of conflict in the region. “Today, as free nations again hear the beating drums and watch worryingly the militarisation of issues that we had, until recent years, thought unlikely to be catalysts for war, let us continue to search unceasingly for the chance for peace …

Apr 27 2021

All In Against SouthFront: US Intelligence To Create New Foreign Malign Influence Center

Support SouthFront Illustrative Image The US top spy agency is going to establish a new center to combat hostile foreign meddling in U.S. national affairs. The decision was made following multiple assessments that Russia and other US enemies allegedly have sought to sway elections and sow chaos among the American people. The “Russian dire threat” has been the main duty of US intelligence for years. The US treasure has already been drained on billions of dollars allocated to fight against the mythical Russian information campaigns, which de facto resulted in the war against SouthFront that has $5000 budget. Now, in …

Apr 26 2021

Happy Birthday To China’s Navy: Epic Video Showing Chinese Naval Might Released Online

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) released a video on the occasion of its the 72nd anniversary and the centenary of The Communist Party of China. On April 23, a solemn ceremony was held at the naval base in Sanya in China. Three major vessels were commissioned the PLAN South fleet. The destroyer “Dalian”, the landing helicopter dock “Hainan” and the strategic nuclear submarine Changzheng-18 were placed on active service. In addition to demonstration of the might of the Chinese fleet, the newly released video promotes such basic values as love for …

Apr 25 2021

Great Reinforcement Of China’s Navy: Three Advanced Naval Vessels Commissioned For South China Sea Fleet

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On April 23, a solemn ceremony was held at the naval base in Sanya (Hainan island), in China. Three major vessels were commissioned into the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet. The destroyer “Dalian”, the landing helicopter dock (LHD) “Hainan” and the strategic nuclear submarine (SSBN) Changzheng-18  were placed on active service. The commissioning ceremony was attended  by Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission. The Global Times reported, citing Chinese experts, that it was the first time …

Apr 21 2021

Mixed Sight: New Zealand, the Five Eyes and China

Support SouthFront U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Michael Mathews Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. The Five Eyes arrangement between the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand has always resembled a segregated, clandestine club.  Focused on the sharing of intelligence between countries of supposedly like mind, it has shown that even its own citizens cannot be guaranteed protection from the zeal of surveillance. In recent years, the club has become a font of other intentions, nudging beyond the group’s original remit.  Since 2013, the intelligence alliance has seen more ministerial consultations between the countries.  In 2014, Australian Prime …

Apr 21 2021

U.S. Falling Behind China And Russia In Terms Of Nuclear Arsenal: STRATCOM

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image The Chinese nuclear capability is improving at an incredible pace, and could soon be useable in actual conflict, Adm. Charles Richard, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command warned. He told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he had just ordered all briefs on Beijing’s nuclear weapons contain no intelligence information vetted more than one month earlier “because it’s probably out of date” that quickly. Richard testified that China is capable of accurately deploying nuclear weapons anywhere within its region, and it “will soon be able to do so at intercontinental range.” “I can’t …

Apr 17 2021

After Chimerica And EuRussia

Support SouthFront Illustrative image DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected] Donation alerts: https://donationalerts.com/r/southfront Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/southfront Or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Written by J.Hawk exclusively for SouthFront. In light of current events, it is remarkable that the term “Chimerica” was coined by Nial Ferguson and Moritz Schularick a mere 15 years ago. Reflecting on the growing interdependence era between the United States and People’s Republic of China, they argued the two countries in practice represented a single, symbiotic economy featuring a closed cycle of manufacturing, consumption, spending, and debt. Chimerica, alas, hit a rough patch at about …

Apr 17 2021

Oceania Takes On Eurasia And Eastasia

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected] Donation alerts: https://donationalerts.com/r/southfront Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/southfront Or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ,  BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq,  ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 The emerging US strategy appears to be centered on imposing a regime of isolation on Russia and China with the aim of ultimately effecting regime change in both countries through a combination of political, economic, and military measures. The military component consists of building up naval, aerial, and space capabilities for …

Apr 13 2021

25 Chinese Warplane Fly In Taiwan’s ADIZ Immediately After US State Secretary Warns Beijing

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On April 12th, China’s People Liberation Army flew 25 warplanes into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ). This is the largest “encroachment” ever by Beijing. At least from what is known when Taiwan began revealing the PLA warplane movement in 2020. According to Taiwan’s defence ministry, the PLA warplanes – 14 Jian-16 fighter jets, four Jian-10s, four H-6K bombers, two Y-8 anti-submarine warfare planes and one KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft. “[Taiwan’s] air force sent its air patrol force to shadow them, issued radio warnings and deployed missiles to monitor their …

Apr 8 2021

15 Chinese Military Aircraft Fly Into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On April 7th, 15 Chinese military aircraft, including 12 fighter jets, flew into the southwestern part of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ). The warplanes in question were eight J-10 fighters, four J-16 fighters, two KJ-500 airborne early warning and control planes, and one Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft. Analysts have linked this week’s activity with the move south of China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier, earlier on April 5th. Four People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shenyang J-16 fighter planes, four Chengdu J-10 fighter jets, and one Shaanxi KJ-500 early warning and control aircraft entered the …

Apr 7 2021

United States Using Human Rights Issues To Attack China To Maintain Its Hegemony Over The Global Economy

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Dr. Leon Tressell exclusively for SouthFront Joe Biden’s presidency has been welcomed by Western media outlets as signifying a return to using diplomacy to peacefully resolve differences between nations. Yet in the 3 months since his inauguration President Biden has not dialled back from the anti-China rhetoric that was the hallmark of the Trump presidency. In fact, Biden has done quite the opposite and significantly increased American criticism of China for its so-called human rights abuses in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and for its apparent threats to Taiwan. Central to this Cold War propaganda narrative …

Apr 7 2021

Beijing Accelerating Timeline For Possible Invasion Of Taiwan, Expert Warns

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. Source: GettyImages Originally appeared at ZeroHedge Twenty Chinese military aircraft – including four nuclear-capable H-6K bombers, 10 J-16 fighter jets, two Y-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft, and a KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft – entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on March 26, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense. It was the largest incursion ever reported by the ministry. Taiwan’s ADIZ, located adjacent to the island’s territorial airspace, is an area where incoming planes must identify themselves to the island’s air traffic controller. The incursion caps off a significant increase in hostility by Beijing against Taiwan …

Apr 6 2021

Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado has been plagued by ISIS for years

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected] Donation alerts: https://donationalerts.com/r/southfront Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/southfront Or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ,  BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq,  ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 In recent months, and ramping up in recent weeks especially, attacks by the terrorist groups in the areas near Total’s massive gas project became regular. Uncontained ISIS now is taking on the Mozambican army and seizes entire towns. It threatens the French giant’s project that is worth $20 billion; and all …

Apr 1 2021

Behold The Chinese Type 100-Class “God Of Submarines”

Support SouthFront Source: navalnews.com Chinese submarine, identified as the Type-100 Class is reportedly contesting Russian Navy’s mighty Pr.941 Typhoon Class submarine as the largest ever built. This was reported by H. I. Sutton for Naval News. The new submarine is reportedly armed with 48 Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBMs). It can also carry massive nuclear-powered nuclear-armed autonomous torpedoes. The submarine was unveiled on April 1st It was revealed at the Bohai Shipyard in Huludao, China, the new submarine is believed to be the Type-100 ‘Sun Tzu’ class. The timing, together with its type number, appear to refer to the 100th …

Mar 29 2021

U.S. SOCOM Forms Task Force To Counter China’s “Information Operations” In Indo-Pacific

Donate Click to see full-size image United States Special Operations Command formed a task force in the Pacific region to counter China’s information operations. This also involves “likeminded allies”. The Joint Task Force Indo-Pacific team will be focused on information and influence operations in the Pacific theater, as this part of the world requires more attention from US and Co. since China’s capabilities appear to be growing exponentially. Gen. Richard Clarke, commander of Special Operations Command, said before the Armed Services Committee that the plan is to involve more allies. “We actually are able to tamp down some of the …

Mar 28 2021

China Signals Possible Greater Middle East Engagement

Donate ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE Submitted by Dr. James M. Dorsey Two initiatives send the clearest signal, yet, that China may be gearing up to play a greater political role in the Middle East. Touring the region this week, Foreign Minister Wang Yi laid out five principles Middle Eastern nations would need to adopt to achieve a measure of regional stability. He called on the region’s rivals “to respect each other, uphold equity and justice, achieve nuclear non-proliferation, jointly foster collective security, and accelerate development cooperation.” Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia Chen Weiqing said China would be “willing to play its due role in promoting …

Mar 26 2021

Europe Between Chinese Advance And U.S. Promises

Donate Illustrative Image Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister is currently on a visit to Europe from Wednesday to March 31. On the invitation of some European Defense Ministers, Mr. Wei Fenghe is going to visit four countries in order to boost their military cooperation with China. Among them are Hungary, Serbia, Greece and North Macedonia. North Macedonia was the last country to enter NATO in 2020, while Greece and Hungary are among its oldest members. “The visit will boost China’s traditional friendship and pragmatic cooperation with these countries’ defense authorities and militaries, pushing for the healthy and stable development …

Mar 26 2021

Chengdu J-20 Tactical Fighter Of Air Force Of Chinese People’s Liberation Army

Donate Click to see the full-size image Written by Captain 2nd Rank A. Kirovets, Lieutenant Colonel A. Timofeev; Originally appeared at Foreign Military Review 2021 #1, translated by AlexD exclusively for SouthFront The military-industrial complex of China demonstrates its ability to produce modern military equipment. One of the priority areas in this area is the development and production of fifth-generation tactical fighters (TF). Aircraft of this generation must have a number of the following important characteristics: small size of the effective stealth area (0.6 m2, ESA), supermaneuvrability, flight at supersonic speeds without the use of afterburner mode and versatility. In this regard, the independent …

Mar 26 2021

Taiwan Reveals It’s Mass Producing Long-Range Missiles That Can Hit Mainland China

Donate Originally appeared at ZeroHedge Taiwan’s military has made an extremely rare admission that could hasten China’s efforts to bring the democratic island to heel. A top official acknowledged on Thursday that Taiwan has initiated mass production of long-range missiles capable of striking mainland China. In addition to one missile type now in production, the military said three others are currently in development. The information which is sure to raise alarm bells in Beijing came during testimony by Taiwan’s Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng in front of parliament. While taking lawmakers’ questions he indicated that putting in place a long-range attack capability is seen …

Mar 24 2021

U.S. Flies Spy Plane Closest It Ever Has To China’s Airspace

Donate Click to see full-size image On March 22nd, a US spy plane set a new record of flying the closest to Chinese airspace, ever. USAF RC-135U Combat Sent #AE01D5 just set a new record of 25.33NM, the shortest distance US reconnaissance aircraft have reached from the China’s coastlines, based on public data so far. In addition, there was also a P-8A & an EP-3E spotted over the #SouthChinaSea, March 22. pic.twitter.com/uLv49u70Gv — SCS Probing Initiative (@SCS_PI) March 22, 2021 At least according to public data, the 25.33 nautical miles’ distance is the closest on record. The RC-135U, serial number …

Mar 23 2021

Russia And China Move Ever Closer As EU Sanctions Hit Both

Donate Click to see full-size image Brussels has all but destroyed relations with Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on March 22nd. In Europe, there are only a few countries that are guided by national interests and maintain a partnership dialogue with Russia, the rest destroyed all existing mechanisms, the minister noted. “As long as we have no changes on the western front, in the East we have a very intensive agenda, which is getting richer every year,” he added. At the same time, Lavrov said that Moscow is ready to …

Mar 19 2021

U.S. In Shock As Beijing Mirrors Washington’s Rhetoric In Diplomatic Negotiation

Donate Click to see full-size image On March 18th, US and China began a diplomatic meeting in Alaska. It started with accusations from both sides of undiplomatic rhetoric. According to Politico, the Chinese delegation violated protocol during the talks in Anchorage, Alaska and arrived there with the expectation of “playing to the public.” This was stated by a high-ranking representative of the Washington administration, Politico reports. At the meeting in Anchorage, the United States was represented by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Presidential National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, and from China by Yang Jiechi, Head of the Office of …

Mar 18 2021

US Notifies China It Will Enforce Trump-Era Sanctions On Iran Oil Shipments

Donate Originally appeared at ZeroHedge A key tenet of the prior Trump administration’s crackdown on China and Iran was to punish those Chinese companies caught transferring sanctioned Iranian oil, which was often done through ‘ghosting’ or at other times offshore ship-to-ship transfers in order avoid detection. Since President Biden took office there’s been wide reports that China’s ‘illicit’ imports of Iranian oil have soared, resulting in critics and Iran hawks charging the White House with “turning a blind eye” in terms of sanctions enforcement based on existing laws on the books, also as Biden is seeking a path back to engagement with …

Mar 16 2021

New U.K. Defence Policy: Preparing For Nuclear War With Russia

Donate Click to see full-size image According to the Guardian, the leaked copy of the integrated review of UK defence and foreign policy described Russia as the most “acute threat to UK security”. Meanwhile, the headline decision in the review was to increase the nuclear potential by 40%. The text is dedicated to the national security, foreign policy and the United Kingdom’s approach to the global economy. It outlines a vision for country’s development to 2030. It’s publication has been announced by the Office of Prime Minister Boris Johnson the day before. The document presented the most ambitious revision of …