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India and China unite to seek cuts in developed nations’ farm subsidies

India and China have together demanded at the World Trade Organization that developed economies lower farm subsidies to their farmers under the agreed multilateral trade rules.  The two nations have proposed that developed economies including the US, the EU, and Canada do away with $160 billion of trade-distorting farm subsidies […]

Chinese transgressions on LAC down by 20% this year: Indian Army

The number of transgressions by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) thus far this year along the 3,488 km Line of Actual Control (LAC) has dropped by at least 20% from 2017, with the Chinese and Indian Armies holding more flag meetings to peacefully resolve boundary issues. There is increased PLA […]

US, Japanese agree to continue joint military exercises

Mattis met Friday with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, who said Japan agreed to continue joint military exercises and reinforce the response capability of the U.S.-Japan alliance. Mattis, after their meeting, told reporters that his visit represents “just how strongly we prioritize this relationship between our two militaries.” Onodera said […]

North Korea still building at nuclear site

North Korea is carrying out rapid improvements to its nuclear research facility, despite declaring a commitment to the denuclearization of the peninsula at the Singapore summit. The nuclear-armed North’s leader Kim Jong Un promised to “work toward” the goal at a landmark summit in the city-state earlier this month with US President Donald Trump. […]

US defence chief visits China as tensions simmer

US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in Beijing aiming to find room for military cooperation as security tensions between the two superpowers edge higher. Washington and Beijing are locked in an escalating trade war, and the Pentagon alarmed over China’s placement of weapons on disputed islands in the South China Sea, […]