Daily Archives: 11 février 2019

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11 FEBRUARY 2019

Britain urges the West to be ready to flex military muscle in the Pacific as US Navy steps up activities in South China Sea

Western powers should be prepared to back their interests with military power just as Britain is prepared to send its new aircraft carrier to the Pacific, British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said on Monday
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2185746/britain-urges-west-be-ready-flex-military-muscle-pacific

26 JANUARY 2019

China, India Bolster Defenses Despite Reconciliation Attempts

20 JANUARY 2019

An ASEAN way of cybersecurity

From incident response training to technical cyber capacity building, the new ASEAN-Singapore initiative might be a good venue to promote a common understanding of cybersecurity in the region and beyond, Caitríona Heinl writes
 https://www.policyforum.net/an-asean-way-of-cybersecurity/

11 JANUARY 2019

Russia condemns UK foreign army base plans, says ready to defend interests

Russia on Friday condemned British plans to open military bases in south-east Asia and the Caribbean and said it stood ready to take retaliatory measures if its own interests or those of its allies were threatened
https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russia-condemns-uk-foreign-army-base-plans-64115
https://in.reuters.com/article/russia-britain-military-bases/russia-condemns-uk-foreign-army-base-plans-says-ready-to-defend-interests-idINKCN1P51AA?rpc=401&

18 NOVEMBER 2018

The End of U.S. Naval Dominance in Asia

Robert Ross of Boston College points to the decline in U.S. naval strength in East Asia as a game-changer for the regional order. Ross argues that the Navy’s forward presence is strained, while China’s capabilities are growing steadily
https://www.lawfareblog.com/end-us-naval-dominance-asia

22 OCTOBER 2018

US must ‘think twice’ about INF nuclear treaty pullout: China

China criticised on Monday the US’ decision to unilaterally withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, saying that it would have multiple negative effects
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/us-must–think-twice–about-nuclear-treaty-pullout–china-10852688
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China%26rsquo%3Bs-military-development-also-behind-Trump%27s-decision-on-missiles-45269.html
https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/us-withdrawal-from-inf-to-have-multilateral-repercussions-china201810221550020003/

20 OCTOBER 2018

China, US defence chiefs agree to Asean rules on encounters between warplanes

Defence chiefs from the US and China agreed in principle to guidelines on encounters between warplanes, in the latest bid by Pacific nations to keep increased military activity from unintentionally escalating into conflict
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2169482/china-us-defence-chiefs-agree-asean-rules-encounters-between
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/asean-agrees-to-guidelines-on-air-encounters-boosts-counter-10843358?cid=h3_referral_inarticlelinks_24082018_cna

1 OCTOBER 2018

As Chinese Influence Grows, Japanese Warship Visits Sri Lanka

Japan’s largest warship, the Kaga helicopter carrier, sailed into Sri Lanka’s Colombo harbor this weekend, marking Tokyo’s highest profile salvo in a diplomatic battle with China for influence along the region’s vital commercial sea lanes
https://www.theepochtimes.com/as-chinese-influence-grows-japanese-warship-visits-sri-lanka_2675346.html
http://news.navy.lk/eventnews/2018/09/30/201809301620/

19 SEPTEMBER 2018

Defense chiefs of two Koreas sign comprehensive military agreement

South Korea’s Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo, and his North Korean counterpart No Kwang-chol, signed a comprehensive military agreement Wednesday, with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un present at the scene
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=223806
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180919000752

29 AUGUST 2018

China, with the world’s largest navy, challenges the US in the Pacific

A modernisation program focused on naval and missile forces has shifted the balance of power in the Pacific in ways the United States and its allies are only beginning to digest
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-shoring-up-its-navy-muscles-into-pacific

28 AUGUST 2018

US ends suspension of military drills amid North Korea tensions

The United States will end its suspension of military drills on the Korean peninsula, a move that had been decided as a “good faith” measure following US President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the Pentagon said Tuesday
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2161752/us-ends-suspension-military-drills-amid-north-korea-tensions

13 JULY 2018

Pakistan, Iran, China, Russia spymasters discuss anti-IS steps

In a raremeeting, heads of intelligence agencies of Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran have discussed counter terrorism cooperation, with particular focus on the build-up of the Islamic State (IS) in turmoil-hit Afghanistan
https://nation.com.pk/13-Jul-2018/pak-iran-china-russia-spymasters-discuss-anti-is-steps
https://intelnews.org/2018/07/11/01-2354/

10 JULY 2018

India and South Korea look to boost military ties

India and South Korea on Tuesday (July 10) agreed to boost defence ties through more military exercises and training as part of efforts to expand their relationship beyond economic partnership
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/india-and-south-korea-look-to-boost-military-ties
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180710000860
http://www.sify.com/finance/india-south-korea-agree-to-deepen-economic-strategic-partnership-news-economy-shktqOcbebhjj.html

28 JUNE 2018

US to Keep Current Number of Troops in South Korea – Defense Secretary

The United States will keep its current level of troops in South Korea in order to maintain Washington’s defense commitment to its Asian ally, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday, as quoted by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency
https://sputniknews.com/world/201806281065864497-us-troops-numbers-south-korea/
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=219557

9 JUNE 2018

Japan Wants Cruise Missiles (And that Should Terrify China or North Korea)

the country is considering buying offensive missiles for the first time since the end of World War II. Those missiles would give Japan the ability to destroy nuclear-tipped missiles on the launching pad, before they are used
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/japan-wants-cruise-missiles-should-terrify-china-or-north-26198

5 JUNE 2018

India, Japan and US to hold war games in US territory for the first time

For the first time, India, Japan and the United States will hold their annual Malabar exercises off the US territory of Guam, as they seek to improve cooperation amid increasing focus on the Indo-Pacific region
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/india-japan-and-us-to-hold-war-games-in-us-territory-for-the-first-time
http://www.atimes.com/how-china-consciousness-defines-malabar-2018-exercises/

1 JUNE 2018

India’s Modi calls for rules-based order amid sea disputes

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on Friday (Jun 1) the importance of ensuring the freedom of navigation in Asian waters for free trade, days after pledging to help develop a strategic port in Indonesia
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/indias-modi-calls-for-rules-based-order-amid-sea-disputes/
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/india-stresses-free-navigation-rules-based-order-for-asian-seas-10314824
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180601_34/

2 MAY 2018

Pakistan cosies up to Russia, but Moscow doesn’t seem to want to take sides

Avoiding Incidents at Sea between India and China

23 APRIL 2018

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army in transition: Implications for Indian defence

The challenge to Beijing is that it may be instigating an arms race where it does not seek one, especially with regard to India, which increasingly sees itself in a rivalry with China for great-power status in the Indo-Pacific
https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/chinese-people-liberation-army-transition-implications-indian-defence/

10 APRIL 2018

Why did China announce its support for Pakistan’s missile development program?

 While global attention has been focused on the geo-economic ramifications of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, recent developments in China-Pakistan military relations suggest certain shifts are under way within the regional strategic stability regime in South Asia
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1282076

21 MARCH 2018

China-Cambodia Defense Ties in the Spotlight with Military Drills

7 FEBRUARY 2018

Abe, Pence confirm pressure on N. Korea

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence confirmed on Wednesday that their two countries will continue to apply “maximum pressure” on North Korea, in cooperation with South Korea, to foil Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0004230644
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180207_38/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/07/mike-pence-announces-toughest-sanctions-ever-north-korea-vows/

25 JANUARY 2018

U.S. and Russia wage new arms race to counter China as Mattis seeks influence in Southeast Asia

There are two parts of Defense Secretary James Mattis’s trip to the Far East this week to woo countries away from Russia and China: charm and arms
http://www.newsweek.com/russia-china-and-us-are-fighting-over-southeast-asia-again-time-using-arms-790276?piano_t=1

20 JANUARY 2018

Beijing hits back at US defence strategy and ‘cold war mindset’

Beijing and Moscow have criticised the US military’s move to put countering China and Russia at the centre of its latest national defence strategy, with China again hitting back at America’s “cold war and zero-sum game mindset”
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2129828/beijing-hits-back-us-defence-strategy-and-cold-war

22 DECEMBER 2017

India, China hold first border talks after Doklam standoff

India and China agree that pending the final resolution of the boundary issue, it is necessary to maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas, and exchanged ideas on various confidence building measures (CBMs) in this regard as the two sides tried to put behind them the Doklam episode
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-nsa-ajit-doval-meets-chinese-state-councillor-yang-jiechi-as-india-china-hold-firts-border-talks-after-doklam-standoff-2569814
http://zeenews.india.com/india/post-doklam-india-china-commit-to-resolve-boundary-issues-2068922.html

11 DECEMBER 2017

US, Japan and South Korea host joint missile tracking drills

The US, South Korea and Japan have started joint exercises to track missiles from North Korea, Seoul’s military has said. The two-day drills come just weeks after Pyongyang launched its most advanced missile to date
http://www.dw.com/en/us-japan-and-south-korea-host-joint-missile-tracking-drills/a-41732866
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/us-south-korea-japan-start-missile-tracking-drill-9487808

 

5 DECEMBER 2017

Indo Pacific Treaty Organisation Emerges Asia Security Imperative in end-2017

Indo Pacific Asia as a geopolitical conception replacing the earlier concept of Asia Pacific has evolved markedly since 2008-2009 synchronous with China’s switch from exercise of ‘Soft Power’ to ‘Hard Power’ in Chinese strategicformulations
http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/2234

3 DECEMBER 2017

India alarmed by China’s plan to deploy warships in Gwadar

The proposed deployment of Chinese warships at the Gwadar port in Pakistan has raised serious concerns in New Delhi, reported Russian website Sputnik
http://nation.com.pk/03-Dec-2017/india-alarmed-by-china-s-plan-to-deploy-warships-in-gwadar

9 NOVEMBER 2017

Xi, Trump committed to denuclearization on Korean Peninsula

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday he and his US counterpart Donald Trump have reiterated firm commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and solving the nuclear issue through dialogue and negotiation
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/151/70/153/1510220285505.html
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/09/trump-xi-say-will-solve-menace-north-korea-together.html

6 NOVEMBER 2017

Trump: ‘samurai’ Japan will shoot down North Korean missiles after buying new weapons from US

US President Donald Trump on Monday said “samurai” Japan will soon have the capability to shoot down North Korean weapons, once it has bought “massive amounts of military equipment” from Washington. Standing next to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump promised to work in solidarity with Japan to confront “the North Korean menace”
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2118678/trump-samurai-japan-will-shoot-down-north-korean-missiles-after
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/videos/20171106171406446/
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/trump-says-japan-would-shoot-n-korean-missiles-out-of-sky-if-it-9377896

23 OCTOBER 2017

Can China and India reset ties?

 China and India seem to be resetting ties. Chinese minister Li Xiasan, the Organization Department head of Yunnan Province and Central Committee member of the Communist Party of China, visited India in September 2017, becoming the first Chinese official to visit India since the Doklam (Doka La, Donglang) standoff between the two countries
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/574.html

5 OCTOBER 2017

The weapons sales making China a big gun in Southeast Asia

China is gradually stepping up military engagement with Southeast Asia, building on the firm economic footings it has established in the region
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2114172/weapons-sales-making-china-big-gun-southeast-asia

20 SEPTEMBER 2017

The Co-Existence of China, US, Japan and India in the Asian Regional Order

China, Japan, and India have plenty of geopolitical and economic space to continue to grow and work together. All of them have strong ties or regular working relationships with the US which is the only major power in both the Pacific as well as the Indian Oceans and the only superpower that exerts global influence
https://ippreview.com/index.php/Blog/single/id/555.html

19 SEPTEMBER 2017

Donald Trump threatens to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea in UN speech

Donald Trump has threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea in a bellicose first address to the UN general assembly, in which he lashed out at a litany of US adversaries, calling on “righteous” nations to confront them
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/19/donald-trump-threatens-totally-destroy-north-korea-un-speech
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2111918/trump-addresses-shared-menace-north-korea-and-iran

1 SEPTEMBER 2017

Russia’s power play in North Korea aimed at both China and US

When Russia sent its bombers flying over the Korean peninsula last week, it was as much a signal to its allies in Beijing as it was a telegraph to Washington that Moscow too, was pivoting to Asia
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/01/asia/russia-north-korea-analysis/index.html

28 AUGUST 2017

India and China agree to end border standoff

India and China have agreed to an « expeditious disengagement » of troops in a disputed border area where their soldiers have been locked in a stand-off for more than two months, India’s foreign ministry said on Monday
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/india-china-agree-to-disengagement-along-disputed-frontier-new-9163802
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/doklam-row-china-removes-road-building-equipment-from-face-off-site/articleshow/60262735.cms
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/155/229/170/1503918000706.html
http://www.ibtimes.com/china-india-border-face-ends-what-made-china-step-back-2583363

22 AUGUST 2017

US President Unveils New Afghanistan, South Asia Strategy

President Donald J. Trump tonight unveiled an expansive new strategy for South Asia aimed at bolstering American security.The new strategy encompasses Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, the Central Asian nations and extends into Southeast Asia. He stressed the strategy will not have artificial timelines built into it
https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1284964/president-unveils-new-afghanistan-south-asia-strategy/
https://www.defense.gov/Videos/videoid/544991/
https://www.voanews.com/a/world-reacts-to-trumps-speech-on-new-afghanistan-strategy-/3995547.html

14 AUGUST 2017

US-North Korea crisis tests Cold War’s nuclear deterrence doctrine

The doctrine of nuclear deterrence, put to the test in the standoff between Washington and Pyongyang, dates to the Cold War when the world’s two superpowers seemed hellbent on « mutually assured destruction »
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/us-north-korea-crisis-tests-cold-war-s-nuclear-deterrence-9122572

14 JULY 2017

Is India turning its nuclear focus toward China?

India’s nuclear policy is now believed to be placing a greater emphasis on China instead of focusing on archrival Pakistan. But this is not to be mistaken as a shift in the nation’s nuclear doctrine, say experts
http://www.dw.com/en/is-india-turning-its-nuclear-focus-toward-china/a-39698420
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/253969760/india-should-ally-with-asia-rather-than-us-chinese-state-media

10 JULY 2017

Malabar Exercise: India, US and Japan deploy its biggest carriers in show of force against China’s growing naval power

India began holding naval exercises with the United States and Japan off its south coast on Monday, seeking to forge closer military ties to counter growing Chinese influence in the region
https://www.voanews.com/a/with-eye-on-china-india-united-states-japan-conduct-naval-excercises/3935558.html
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170710_29/
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2102045/malabar-exercise-india-us-and-japan-deploy-its-biggest-carriers

3 JULY 2017

China, India border dispute bubbles over once more, but no one is quite sure why

Experts unsure why Chinese road construction project at tri-junction with Bhutan sparks huge military stand-off, but incident shows tensions remain high
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2100871/china-india-border-dispute-bubbles-over-once-more-no

20 JUNE 2017

Trump ‘furious’ over Seoul’s North Korea ‘appeasement’

South Korean leader Moon Jae-in will visit Washington next week amid reports that US President Donald Trump is vexed over delay in deployment of an anti-missile system and perception that Seoul is appeasing North Korea
http://www.dw.com/en/trump-furious-over-seouls-north-korea-appeasement/a-39327147

16 JUNE 2017

New Cold War in the Indian Ocean

A new Cold War is brewing in the Indian Ocean, with an informal alliance of the United States, India, Australia, Japan on one side and China on the other. While tensions in the ocean are not yet as pitched as in the hotly contested South China Sea, the potential for conflict is unmistakably rising in the high stakes strategic theater
http://www.atimes.com/article/new-cold-war-indian-ocean/

9 JUNE 2017

India, Pakistan join SCO, China and Russia-led security bloc

Asian rivals India and Pakistan on Friday formally joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a security bloc spearheaded by China and Russia, despite bilateral tensions bubbling over Kashmir
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/209608-India-Pakistan-join-China-and-Russia-led-security-bloc
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170610_01/
http://www.atimes.com/article/bigger-shanghai-cooperation-organization-may-game-changer/
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/what-does-shanghai-cooperation-organisation-membership-mean-for-india/article18825646.ece

5 JUNE 2017

India fears Chinese encirclement, citing ‘overwhelming’ Sino presence in South Asia

India fears a so-called ‘string of pearls’ – Chinese ports – essentially surrounding it, with one ruling party figure telling the ABC the Chinese presence is « overwhelming »
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2017-06-05/india-fears-chinese-encirclement-citing-overwhelming-sino-presence-in-south-asia/1676616

2 MAY 2017

US anti-missile system operational in South Korea

The US military says its controversial Thaad missile defence system is now operational in South Korea
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39775854
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170502_08/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/thaad-missile-defence-system-south-korea-170501204447184.html

26 APRIL 2017

US starts moving THAAD missile-defence system to South Korean deployment site

The US military has started moving parts of a controversial anti-missile defence system to a deployment site in South Korea, amid high tensions over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-26/us-starts-moving-thaad-missile-defence-system-to-south-korea/8472480?section=world
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=203364
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/252957159/after-north-korea-shows-off-its-military-power-now-south-korea-declares-us-an

23 APRIL 2017

North Korea threatens nuclear strike against Australia if it doesn’t stop ‘blindly toeing US line’

The threat from a spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry came days after Ms Bishop used an ABC interview to warn North Korea’s nuclear weapons program posed a « serious threat » to Austalia”
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-22/north-korea-accuses-australia-of-blindly-following-the-us/8464252?section=world
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/23/north-korea-warns-australia-of–nuclear-strike-julie-bishop-mike-pence
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/2089955/australia-and-new-zealand-hit-back-north-koreas-threat

9 APRIL 2017

US strike group sails toward Korean Peninsula

Following the missile strike on a Syrian government air base, the US has sent a strike group toward the Korean Peninsula to bolster Washington’s presence in the region, as North Korea appears closer to conducting another nuclear and missile test
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170409000204
http://www.atimes.com/article/us-carrier-strike-group-diverted-north-korea-region/
http://www.voanews.com/a/us-strike-group-heads-toward-north-korea/3802649.html

7 APRIL 2017

US sends message to North Korea with strike

By targeting Syria while hosting Xi Jinping, Trump is signalling he’ll act alone if Beijing doesn’t rein in Pyongyang, analysts say
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2085811/us-sends-message-north-korea-strike

31 MARCH 2017

France as a 21st century Asia-Pacific power: Hard interests and direct engagement

The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss France’s interests in the Asia-Pacific region in the context of French President Francois Hollande’s recent three-nation trip to Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia
http://thediplomat.com/2017/03/france-as-a-21st-century-asia-pacific-power-hard-interests-and-direct-engagement/

28 MARCH 2017

China-Russia strategic cooperation: The West has so far gotten it wrong

Contrary to the dominant views that picture the China-Russia strategic partnership as shaky and unsustainable, the two countries have been consolidating their relations steadily and consistently over the last two décades
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/385.html

14 MARCH 2017

The Other Side of the World: China, the United States, and the Struggle for Middle East Security

In this Brzezinski Institute report, Jon Alterman considers the ways in which the U.S. and Chinese governments have approached the Middle East and the Asian space leading to it and the implications that potential shifts would have not only for their bilateral ties but also for the future of geopolitics more broadly
https://www.csis.org/analysis/other-side-world-china-united-states-and-struggle-middle-east-security

7 MARCH 2017

US starts deploying advanced anti-missile system THAAD in South Korea after defiant North’s latest test

The United States started to deploy the first elements of its advanced anti-missile defence system in South Korea on Tuesday after North Korea’s test of four ballistic missiles, US Pacific Command said, despite angry opposition from China
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/07/us-starts-deploying-anti-missile-system-thaad-south-korea-defiant/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39188826
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170307_80/

28 FEBRUARY 2017

South Asian nuclear arms race accelerates amid India-Pakistan standoff

Recent weeks have witnessed a further intensification of the nuclear arms race in South Asia, with arch-rivals India and Pakistan both carrying out tests of nuclear-capable missiles and making bellicose war threats
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/02/28/inpk-f28.html

10 FEBRUARY 2017

The limits to Russia’s potential THAAD response

Recently the Russia ambassador to Seoul hinted during a press conference with members of the South Korean media that if THAAD is indeed installed in South Korea then Russia will respond with its own countermeasures
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/02/10/the-limits-to-russias-potential-thaad-response/
https://sputniknews.com/military/201702101050526581-thaad-funding-cause-arms-race/

2 FEBRUARY 2017

In Seoul, US defence chief Mattis says South Korea alliance is ‘strong’

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has reassured the leader of South Korea that the alliance between the two nations remains strong
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38824008
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/south-korea-us-agree-to-push-missile-defence-system/3488708.html
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=200467

13 JANUARY 2017

Why is India risking Chinese anger by trying to sell missiles to Vietnam?

The fast-evolving relationship between Vietnam and India drew Beijing’s ire this week via the government mouthpiece Global Times, which described the Indian arms sale as “stirring up trouble”, and said China would “hardly sit with its arms crossed”
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2061550/why-india-risking-chinese-anger-trying-sell-missiles-vietnam

6 JANUARY 2017

China and India : 2.5 billion people, nukes and missiles. What could go wrong?

The countries are home to 2.5 billion people, a long and sometimes disputed border — which they’ve fought wars over — and each have nuclear weapons
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/04/asia/china-india-icbm/index.html

30 DECEMBER 2016

The Bay of Bengal Naval Arms Race

As Bangladesh and Myanmar build up their navies, India and China compete to supply Equipment
http://thediplomat.com/2016/12/the-bay-of-bengal-naval-arms-race/

25 NOVEMBER 2016

China issues report on US military activities in Asia-Pacific

A Chinese government-backed institute has released a report that says the United States is stepping up its military activity in the Asia-Pacific region
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161125_27/
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-25/trump-will-pursue-regional-hegemony-in-south-china-sea/8059486?section=world

16 NOVEMBER 2016

Report warns of arms race if Trump reduces Asia engagement

The Pivot to Asia has been one of the main focuses of US President Barack Obama’s foreign policies. With the election of Donald Trump, the US approach to Asia is expected to undergo a major change
http://www.dw.com/en/report-warns-of-arms-race-if-trump-reduces-asia-engagement/a-36410741

10 NOVEMBER 2016

Security in the Asia Pacific: the risks and ramifications of Trump’s impulsive adventurism

Now that Donald Trump’s nativist insurgency has captured its capital, the rest of the world is anxious to know how that vision will be visited upon them, as Trump seeks to define his boilerplate “America-first” slogan overseas
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/10/trumps-impulsive-adventurism-and-security-in-the-asia-pacific-the-risks-and-ramifications

24 OCTOBER 2016

Guess what India and China need to improve relations? More spies

Strange as it may sound, China and India need a basis in espionage to improve their relationship. The two countries are ignorant of each other’s strategies, with suspicion taking the place of intelligence just when understanding is critical
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2039640/guess-what-india-and-china-need-improve-relations-more-spies

15 OCTOBER 2016

India deepens military ties with Russia

India and Russia deepened economic and military cooperation, while New Delhi pressed its concerns about cross-border terrorism at a summit of the BRICS countries in the western Indian city of Goa
http://www.voanews.com/a/brics-summit/3552704.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/india-russia-set-up-joint-venture-to-build-helicopters-in-india
http://www.atimes.com/article/india-buy-russian-surface-air-missile-defence-system/
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/indiarussia-s400-missiles-deal/article9224802.ece?homepage=true

11 OCTOBER 2016

China, Russia criticise US deployment of missile defence system in South Korea over North Korea’s nukes

China and Russia blasted Washington on Tuesday (Oct 11) for its decision to deploy a missile defence system in South Korea in response to Pyongyang’s nuclear programme
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-russia-criticise-us-deployment-of-missile-defence-system-in-south-korea-over
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2027171/china-and-russia-close-ranks-against-us-missile-defence

7 OCTOBER 2016

Russia considers restoring military bases in Vietnam and Cuba

Russia is considering plans to restore military bases in Vietnam and Cuba that had served as pivots of Soviet global military power during the cold war, Russian news agencies quoted Russian Deputy Defence Minister Nikolai Pankov as saying on Friday
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/russia-central-asia/article/2026157/russia-considers-restoring-military-bases-vietnam-and
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37591756

25 SEPTEMBER 2016

China dispatches big air force fleet near Okinawa in show of force to Japan

 China’s air force sent an unusually large fleet of fighter jets and bombers through the Miyako Strait near Japan’s Okinawa Island for exercises on Sunday, the second time it has headed to the Western Pacific this month
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2022467/china-dispatches-big-air-force-fleet-near-okinawa-show
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-air-force-holds-drills-in-western-pacific-for-second-time/3155024.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160926_01/

12 SEPTEMBER 2016

Cold War foes Russia and Pakistan forge closer ties, will hold joint war games

Pakistan and Russia will hold their first-ever joint military exercises later this year, say media reports. Islamabad is looking for new alliances in the region as its ties with Washington are rapidly deteriorating
http://www.dw.com/en/cold-war-foes-russia-and-pakistan-forge-closer-ties/a-19545856
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1180917/first-pakistan-russia-hold-joint-war-games/

China, Russia hold 1st joint South China Sea drill

China and Russia have kicked off 8 days of joint naval exercises in the South China Sea. It’s the first time the 2 countries are holding joint drills in the contested waters
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160912_20/
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2016-09/12/content_7254045.htm

2 SEPTEMBER 2016

Surge in Europe’s arms sales to Asia

Even though the European integration has been built and developed on a “pacifist” platform after the Second World War’s tragedies, France, Germany, Britain, Sweden, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands keep selling arms worth billions of dollars to Asia-Pacific nations
http://atimes.com/2016/09/surge-in-europes-arms-sales-to-asia/

30 AUGUST 2016

Eye on China: the new defence pact that allows the US to use India’s land, air and naval bases

The United States and India have signed an agreement to allow the use of each other’s land, air and naval bases for repair and resupply, a step toward building defence ties as they seek to counter the growing maritime assertiveness of China
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2011217/eye-china-new-defence-pact-allows-us-use-indias-land-air-and
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-and-US-in-military-hug-will-share-logistics-bases/articleshow/53937467.cms
http://www.thestatesman.com/news/world/china-has-nothing-to-fear-from-indo-us-defence-pact-kirby/162560.html

29 AUGUST 2016

Sri Lanka and Australia’s Strategic Defense Interests

Based on Australia’s Defense White Paper, the two countries can deepen strategic security cooperation
http://thediplomat.com/2016/08/sri-lanka-and-australias-strategic-defense-interests/

24 AUGUST 2016

North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan

North Korea fired a submarine-launched missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/north-korea-fires-submarine-launched-ballistic-missile-towards-japan
http://www.dw.com/en/north-korea-launches-ballistic-missile-from-submarine/a-19496546
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/24/north-korea-tests-submarine-launched-ballistic-missile

8 JULY 2016

US and South Korea agree THAAD missile defence deployment

 The U.S. and South Korea have agreed to deploy an advanced military defense system that could intercept North Korean missiles following continued weapons testing by Pyongyang in defiance of U.N. résolutions
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3021051
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36742751
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/08/asia/north-korea-thaad-missile-deploy/index.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160708_27/

28 JUNE 2016

Is China militarising space? Experts say new junk collector could be used as anti-satellite weapon

A small spacecraft sent into orbit by the Long March 7 rocket launched from Hainan in southern China on Saturday is tasked with cleaning up space junk, according to the government, but some analysts claim it may serve a military purpose
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1982526/china-militarising-space-experts-say-new-junk-collector

23 JUNE 2026

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un says new missile can strike US military bases in the Pacific

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened United States military bases across the Pacific after North Korea’s test of a powerful new missile triggered emergency United Nations Security Council talks late Wednesday (June 22) on curbing Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/north-koreas-leader-kim-jong-un-says-new-missile-can-strike-us-military-bases-in-the

4 JUNE 2016

U.S. intends to maintain and expand military presence in the Asia-Pacific’

US secretary for Defence Carter has proposed to further deepen defense cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region by bringing cooperating countries together under the umbrella of a “security network.” Militaries of the countries under this network would train together and eventually operate together, Carter proposed.
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/244651303
http://www.dw.com/en/south-china-sea-tensions-top-asia-security-summit-in-singapore/a-19306325http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/us-defence-chief-carter-urges-china-to-quit-self-isolation-and-join-principled

25 MARCH 2016

Russian Navy will create Pacific Fleet base in Kuril Islands

Russia this year will deploy coastal missile systems and drones of a new generation in the Kuril islands, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Friday.
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/russian-navy-may-create-pacific-fleet-base-disputed-kuril-islands

21 MARCH 2016

These are the new U.S. military bases near the South China Sea. China isn’t impressed.

The disputed South China Sea will soon see increased U.S. military activity from five Philippine bases, following the signing of a deal between Manila and Washington that will allow the Pentagon to deploy conventional forces to the Philippines for the first time in decades
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/03/21/these-are-the-new-u-s-military-bases-near-the-south-china-sea-china-isnt-impressed/

13 MARCH 2016

Japanese Self-Defense Forces to support Indonesian navy

The Japanese government will send personnel from the Self-Defense Forces and Coast Guard to Indonesia late this month to help enhance that country’s naval capabilities
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160314_03/

23 FEBRUARY 2016

Military spending in Asia-Pacific to hit US$533b in 2020: Report

By the end of the decade, total defence spending in Asia-Pacific is expected to hit US$533 billion per year, up from US$435 billion in 2015, according to British military publisher IHS Jane’s.
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/report-military-spending-asia-pacific-hit-533b-2020
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/china-tensions-fuel-s748b-arms-race-asia-pacific

13 FEBRUARY 2016

North Korea launch: Chronology of North Korean missile development

North Korea on Sunday (Feb 7) launched a long-range rocket seen by much of the outside world as a covert test of ballistic missile technology for a future weapons system capable of striking the US mainland. These are key dates in the reclusive nation’s missile programme.
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chronology-of-north-korean-missile-development

9 FEBRUARY 2016

U.S. hopes to deploy THAAD in S. Korea as soon as possible. upseting China

The United States hopes to deploy its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense or THAAD system to the Korean peninsula as soon as possible. « We’d like to see this move as quickly as possible. We are beginning the consultations now in the coming days with the South Koreans and we expect this will move in an expeditious fashion. »
http://www.arirang.com/News/News_View.asp?nseq=188046
http://news.yahoo.com/us-responses-nkorea-nuke-missile-tests-upset-china-050557834.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/us-hopes-to-send-anti-missile-system-to-south-korea-as-quickly-as-possible

8 FEBRUARY 2016

North Korea rocket launch may spur U.S. missile defense buildup in Asia

North Korea’s latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said, something that could further strain U.S.-China ties and also hurt relations between Beijing and Seoul.
http://news.yahoo.com/north-korea-launch-may-spur-talks-u-missile-013336680–finance.html

13 JANUARY 2016

Philippines offers eight bases to US under new military deal

The Philippines has offered the United States eight bases where it can build facilities to store equipment and supplies under a new security deal, a military spokesman said on Wednesday, amid rising tension with China over the South China Sea.
http://atimes.com/2016/01/philippines-offers-eight-bases-to-us-under-new-military-deal/
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/01/14/1542335/8-philippine-camps-eyed-us

12 JANUARY 2016

Philippine Supreme Court allows military deal with U.S. as sides meet in Washington

The Philippines Supreme Court on Tuesday declared constitutional a security deal with the United States allowing an increased U.S. military presence in the former U.S. colony as tension rises in the South China Sea.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-usa-idUSKCN0UQ0JK20160112
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines-welcomes-more/2421044.html
http://www.manilatimes.net/high-court-upholds-edca/239110/

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 11 February in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 11 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 11, 2019

1856: The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company and Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh, is imprisoned and later exiled to Calcutta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awadh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wajid_Ali_Shah

1932: Japanese troops bombed 19 U.S. Marines. Afterwards, the Japanese apologize for it, as the bombing was meant to target the Chinese and not the Americans

1942: In Singapore, battle of Bukit Timak, won by the Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bukit_Timah
http://historycontroversy.blogspot.fr/2007/11/battle-for-bukit-timah-in-context.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gZBJ1dB55s

1964: After France established official relations with the PRC, The Republic of China (Taiwan) breaks off diplomatic relations with France

1973: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0212.html#article

1974: Violent bombardment of Phnom Penh by the Khmer rouge,140 dead and 250 wounded

2013: The US military has started to withdraw equipment from Afghanistan through Pakistan ahead of next year’s deadline for combat troops to leave the war against the Taliban, an official said

2014: China and Taiwan hold their first official talks in more than six decades, agreeing to open representative offices in a two-hour meeting hailed by both sides as a new chapter in their relationship.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10631210/China-and-Taiwan-plan-to-open-offices-after-first-official-talks.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26129171
http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/11/china-and-taiwan-begin-historic-high-level-talks/

2014: Taiwan’s defence minister is visiting Singapore to shore up military relations which were reportedly damaged after his predecessor’s visit in 2012 was publicly disclosed
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426010/taiwan-defence-minister-visiting-singapore-says-military-source

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/2410390

 

On 11 February in South Asian history

ON 11 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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1713: Jahandar Shah I, Mughal emperor of India (1712-1713) is murdered while in prison, born on May 10, 1661
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P066

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jahandar_Shah

1856: The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company and Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh, is imprisoned and later exiled to Calcutta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awadh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wajid_Ali_Shah

1917: Birth of T. Nagi Reddy, Indian Communist revolutionary, who died on July 28, 1976
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._Nagi_Reddy
http://naxalrevolution.blogspot.com/2006/09/legacy-and-history-of-indian-maoism.html

1942: Death of Jamnalal Bajaj, Indian industrialist, a philanthropist, and Indian independence fighter, born on. November 4, 1884
http://www.vandemataram.com/biographies/patriots/bajaj.htm

1968: Death of Deendayal Upadhyaya, Indian journalist, economist, and politician, born on September 25, 1916
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/11-february-1968-deendayal-upadhyaya-activist-and-economist-died
http://www.bjp.org/pandit-deendayal-upadhyaya

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43SlpJi1R5Q

1977: Death of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, president of India since August 24, 1974. Basappa Banappa Jatti becomes acting president
http://pastpresidentsofindia.indiapress.org/ahmed.html

http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/fakhruddin-ali-ahmed.html

1993: Death of Kamal Amrohi, Indian director and screenwriter, born on January 17, 1918
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-kamal-amrohi-1473555.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamal_Amrohi

Kamal Amrohi

2013: The US military has started to withdraw equipment from Afghanistan through Pakistan ahead of next year’s deadline for combat troops to leave the war against the Taliban, an official said

2013: Death of D. Vinayachandran, Indian poet and educator, born on May 13 1946
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/d._vinayachandran-profile-5960-25.htm
http://johnyml.blogspot.fr/2013/02/dvinayachandran-touched-by-poetry.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZYB5miEdlg

2018: Pakistani rights activist Asma Jahangir dies at 66
http://www.dw.com/en/pakistani-rights-activist-asma-jahangir-dies-at-66/a-42536180
https://thewire.in/223099/asma-jahangir-lawyer-activist-and-a-brave-fighter/
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1632167/1-asma-jahangir-passes-away-lahore/

2018: The party of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse landslide local victory amid disarray in the ranks of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s ruling alliance
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/sri-lanka-coalition-suffers-humiliation-at-local-vote-15071
http://www.economynext.com/Sri_Lanka%E2%80%99s_ruling_coalition_in_deep_crisis_after_shock_defeat-3-9839-10.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/sri-lanka-opposition-calls-government-resignation-180211182754969.html

On 11 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 11 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 11, 2019

1860: Birth of Vicente Lukban, Filipino general who died on November 16, 1916
http://www.lukban.org/vicente-lukban.php
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1476/today-in-philippine-history-february-11-1860-vicente-lukban-was-born-in-labo-camarines-norte
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicente_Lukb%C3%A1n

Vicente Lukban

1861: Birth of Severino Reyes, Filipino writer who died on September 15, 1942
http://nhcp.gov.ph/the-life-and-drama-of-severino-reyes/
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/925/today-in-philippine-history-february-11-1861-severino-reyes-was-born-in-sta-cruz-manila
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/articles/severino-reyes-biography.html

1908: Birth of Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguistic, author, and novelist who died on July 17, 1994
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutan_Takdir_Alisjahbana
http://adonlight.blogspot.fr/2008/11/te-biography-of-sutan-takdir.html

1942: In Singapore, battle of Bukit Timak, won by the Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bukit_Timah
http://historycontroversy.blogspot.fr/2007/11/battle-for-bukit-timah-in-context.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gZBJ1dB55s

1947: Birth of Johnny Manahan, Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter
http://alchetron.com/Johnny-Manahan-221057-W
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Manahan
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1203430/

1967: Death of Tran Tu Binh, Vietnamese general and politician, born in 1907
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_T%E1%BB%AD_B%C3%ACnhb
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tran-Tu-Binh/123418907702912

1973: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0212.html#article

1974: Violent bombardment of Phnom Penh by the Khmer rouge,140 dead and 250 wounded

1986: Murder of Evelio Javier, Filipino politician, lawyer and civil servant, born in October 1942
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelio_Javier
http://indiohistorian.tumblr.com/post/139106487461/the-assassination-of-evelio-javier-a-few-minutes




1987: Philippines new democratic constitution goes into effect
http://www.chanrobles.com/philsupremelaw1.htm

2008: East Timor president, and Peace Nobel Prize, Ramos Horta is wounded in an attack led by rebel leader Alfredo Neinabo who died in the action
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/02/11/2159179.htm

2012: Myanmar opposition icon Suu Kyi met by thousands of supporters at first appearance in township where she will run for parliament
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/02/2012211141315166558.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16995657

 

Celebrations

Philippines: Evelio Javier Day (Panay Island)

On 11 February in Japan’s history

ON 11 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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660 BC: Traditional founding of Japan by Emperor Jimmu, legendary born in January 711 BC and who who, according to the legend, died in March 585 BC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Jimmu

1160: Death of Minamoto no Yoshitomo, a Japanese general, born in 1123
http://www.samurai-archives.com/mny.html

1883: Birth of Kobayashi Kokei, Japanese painter who died on April 3, 1957
https://www.adachi-museum.or.jp/en/archives/collection/kobayashi_kokei
http://www.google.fr/search?q=kobayashi+kokei&nord=1&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=-PL4Up_AFKne7Aab3IGgAQ&sqi=2&ved=0CCwQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=650

1889: The Meiji constitution is adopted and will come into effect at the end of November
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiji_constitution

1900: Birth of Josei Toda, Japanese educator, who has been the second president of Buddhist sect Soka Gakkai and died in 1958
http://www.joseitoda.org/
http://www.joseitoda.org/chronology/early

1932: Japanese troops bombed 19 U.S. Marines. Afterwards, the Japanese apologize for it, as the bombing was meant to target the Chinese and not the Americans

1942: In Singapore, battle of Bukit Timah, won by the Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bukit_Timah
http://historycontroversy.blogspot.fr/2007/11/battle-for-bukit-timah-in-context.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gZBJ1dB55s

1947: Birth of Kikko Matsuoka, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikko_Matsuok

1947: Birth of Yukio Hatoyama, Japanese politician, 60th Prime Minister of Japan (2009-2010)http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-HatoyamYk.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1892.html

1954: Birth of Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noriyuki_Asakura

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4PwJPzbu4s

1970: Japan launches Ohsumi, its first satellite, and it had made a complete revolution around the earth. This achievement made Japan the worlds “fourth space power”, after the Soviet Union (1957), the United States (1958), and France (1965)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-worlds-fourth-space-power
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/whyutokyo/hongo_hi_009.html

1982: Death of Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor, born on March 12, 1905
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793766/bio

2017: Death of Jiro Taniguchi, a legend in Japan’s comic art of manga
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2070169/jiro-taniguchi-japanese-manga-visionary-who-bridged-two-worlds

 

Holidays and observances

Japan: National Foundation Day

On 11 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 11 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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806: Death of Shun Zong, Chinese emperor, born in 761
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Shunzong_of_Tang

1958: China adopts the romanization system called hanyu pinyin for the Chinese characters (ideograms)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinyin
http://www.alittledynasty.com/chinese-characters-and-phonetic-systems.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/862.html

1958: Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Zhou Enlai as Chinese Minister of Foreign Affair
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Chen%20Yi%20(communist)&item_type=topic&sr=50

Chen Yi

1964: After France established official relations with the PRC, The Republic of China (Taiwan) breaks off diplomatic relations with France

1978: The People’s Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristote, Shakespeare and Dickens

1983: Birth of Huang Shengyi, Chinese actress
http://www.danwei.org/media_and_advertising/a_magazine_and_movie_scandal_f.php
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/huang_eva.htm
http://yummycelebrities.com/2007/02/13/eva-huang-shengyi/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd5Nm24zOns

2010: Chinese Court Denies Appeal by Jailed Activist Liu Xiaobo
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/12/world/asia/12dissident.html

2014: China and Taiwan hold in Nanjing their first official talks in more than six decades, agreeing to open representative offices in a two-hour meeting hailed by both sides as a new chapter in their relationship
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10631210/China-and-Taiwan-plan-to-open-offices-after-first-official-talks.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26129171
http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/11/china-and-taiwan-begin-historic-high-level-talks/

2014: Taiwan’s defence minister is visiting Singapore to shore up military relations which were reportedly damaged after his predecessor’s visit in 2012 was publicly disclosed
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426010/taiwan-defence-minister-visiting-singapore-says-military-source
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/2410390

2014: A Spanish court has issued international arrest warrants for several former Chinese leaders, including retired President Jiang Zemin, as part of an investigation into alleged genocide in Tibet
http://asiancorrespondent.com/119450/spain-court-signs-ex-chinese-leaders-arrest-warrants/

On 11 February in Asian history

ON 11 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 11, 2019

660 BC: Traditional founding of Japan by Emperor Jimmu, legendary born in January 711 BC and who, according to the legend, died in March 585 BC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Jimmu

806: Death of Shun Zong, Chinese emperor, born in 761
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Shunzong_of_Tang

1160: Death of Minamoto no Yoshitomo, a Japanese general, born in 1123
http://www.samurai-archives.com/mny.html

1713: Jahandar Shah I, Mughal emperor of India (1712-1713) is murdered while in prison, born on May 10, 1661
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P066
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jahandar_Shah

1826: Swaminarayan writes the Shikshapatri, an important text within the Swaminarayan faith
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shikshapatri

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqmCyNlzAic

1856: The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company and Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh, is imprisoned and later exiled to Calcutta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awadh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wajid_Ali_Shah

1860: Birth of Vicente Lukban, Filipino general who died on November 16, 1916
http://www.lukban.org/vicente-lukban.php
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1476/today-in-philippine-history-february-11-1860-vicente-lukban-was-born-in-labo-camarines-norte
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicente_Lukb%C3%A1n

Vicente Lukban

1861: Birth of Severino Reyes, Filipino writer who died on September 15, 1942
http://nhcp.gov.ph/the-life-and-drama-of-severino-reyes/
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/925/today-in-philippine-history-february-11-1861-severino-reyes-was-born-in-sta-cruz-manila
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/articles/severino-reyes-biography.html

1883: Birth of Kobayashi Kokei, Japanese painter who died on April 3, 1957
https://www.adachi-museum.or.jp/en/archives/collection/kobayashi_kokei
http://www.google.fr/search?q=kobayashi+kokei&nord=1&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=-PL4Up_AFKne7Aab3IGgAQ&sqi=2&ved=0CCwQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=650

1889: The Meiji constitution is adopted and will come into effect at the end of November
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiji_constitution

1900: Birth of Josei Toda, Japanese educator, who has been the second president of Buddhist sect Soka Gakkai and died in 1958
http://www.joseitoda.org/
http://www.joseitoda.org/chronology/early

1908: Birth of Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguistic, author, and novelist who died on July 17, 1994
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutan_Takdir_Alisjahbana
http://adonlight.blogspot.fr/2008/11/te-biography-of-sutan-takdir.html

1917: Birth of T. Nagi Reddy, Indian Communist revolutionary, who died on July 28, 1976
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._Nagi_Reddy
http://naxalrevolution.blogspot.com/2006/09/legacy-and-history-of-indian-maoism.html

1932: Japanese troops bombed 19 U.S. Marines. Afterwards, the Japanese apologize for it, as the bombing was meant to target the Chinese and not the Americans

1942: Death of Jamnalal Bajaj, Indian industrialist, a philanthropist, and Indian independence fighter, born on. November 4, 1884
http://www.vandemataram.com/biographies/patriots/bajaj.htm

1942: In Singapore, battle of Bukit Timak, won by the Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bukit_Timah
http://historycontroversy.blogspot.fr/2007/11/battle-for-bukit-timah-in-context.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gZBJ1dB55s

1947: Birth of Kikko Matsuoka, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikko_Matsuoka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoLLHtqQyK4

1947: Birth of Yukio Hatoyama, Japanese politician, 60th Prime Minister of Japan (2009-2010)
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-HatoyamYk.htmlµ
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1892.html

1947: Birth of Johnny Manahan, Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter
http://alchetron.com/Johnny-Manahan-221057-W
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Manahan
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1203430/

1954: Birth of Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noriyuki_Asakura

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4PwJPzbu4s

1958: China adopts the romanization system called hanyu pinyin for the Chinese characters (ideograms)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinyin
http://www.alittledynasty.com/chinese-characters-and-phonetic-systems.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/862.html

1958: Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Zhou Enlai as Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Chen%20Yi%20(communist)&item_type=topic&sr=50

Chen Yi

1964: After France established official relations with the PRC, The Republic of China (Taiwan) breaks off diplomatic relations with France

1967: Death of Tran Tu Binh, Vietnamese general and politician, born in 1907
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_T%E1%BB%AD_B%C3%ACnhb
http://www.liquisearch.com/tran_tu_binh/biography/military_and_political_career

1968: Death of Deendayal Upadhyaya, Indian journalist, economist, and politician, born on September 25, 1916
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/11-february-1968-deendayal-upadhyaya-activist-and-economist-died
http://www.bjp.org/pandit-deendayal-upadhyaya

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43SlpJi1R5Q

1970: Japan launches Ohsumi, its first satellite, and it had made a complete revolution around the earth. This achievement made Japan the worlds “fourth space power”, after the Soviet Union (1957), the United States (1958), and France (1965)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-worlds-fourth-space-power
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/whyutokyo/hongo_hi_009.html

1973: Birth of Jeon Do-yeon, Korean actress
http://koreanfilm.org/actors.html#jeondy
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Jeon_Do-yeon.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbeM96B6bdc

1973: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0212.html#article

1974: Violent bombardment of Phnom Penh by the Khmer rouge,140 dead and 250 wounded

1977: Death of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, president of India since August 24, 1974. Basappa Banappa Jatti becomes acting president
http://pastpresidentsofindia.indiapress.org/ahmed.html
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/fakhruddin-ali-ahmed.html

1978: The People’s Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristote, Shakespeare and Dickens

1982: Death of Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor, born on March 12, 1905
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793766/bio

1983: Birth of Huang Shengyi, Chinese actress
http://www.danwei.org/media_and_advertising/a_magazine_and_movie_scandal_f.php
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/huang_eva.htm
http://yummycelebrities.com/2007/02/13/eva-huang-shengyi/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd5Nm24zOns

1986: Murder of Evelio Javier, Filipino politician, lawyer and civil servant, born in October 1942
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelio_Javier
http://indiohistorian.tumblr.com/post/139106487461/the-assassination-of-evelio-javier-a-few-minutes


 

1987: Philippines new democratic constitution goes into effect
http://www.chanrobles.com/philsupremelaw1.htm

1990: Birth of Go Ara, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_Ara
http://www.squidoo.com/go-ara

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C77X9Mj5Xos&feature=related

1993: Death of Kamal Amrohi, Indian director and screenwriter, born on January 17, 1918
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-kamal-amrohi-1473555.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamal_Amrohi

Kamal Amrohi

2008: East Timor president, and Peace Nobel Prize, Ramos Horta is wounded in an attack led by rebel leader Alfredo Neinabo who died in the action
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/02/11/2159179.htm

2010: Chinese court denies appeal by jailed activist Liu Xiaobo
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/12/world/asia/12dissident.html

2012: Myanmar opposition icon Suu Kyi met by thousands of supporters at first appearance in township where she will run for parliament
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/02/2012211141315166558.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16995657

2013: The US military start to withdraw equipment from Afghanistan through Pakistan ahead of next year’s deadline for combat troops to leave the war against the Taliban, an official said

2013: Death of D. Vinayachandran, Indian poet and educator, born on May 13 1946
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/d._vinayachandran-profile-5960-25.htm
http://johnyml.blogspot.fr/2013/02/dvinayachandran-touched-by-poetry.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZYB5miEdlg

2014: In Nanjing, China and Taiwan held their first official talks in more than six decades, agreeing to open representative offices in a two-hour meeting hailed by both sides as a new chapter in their relationship
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10631210/China-and-Taiwan-plan-to-open-offices-after-first-official-talks.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26129171
http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/11/china-and-taiwan-begin-historic-high-level-talks/

2014: Taiwan’s defence minister Yen Ming is visiting Singapore to shore up military relations which were reportedly damaged after his predecessor’s visit in 2012 was publicly disclosed
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426010/taiwan-defence-minister-visiting-singapore-says-military-source
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/2410390

2014: A Spanish court has issued international arrest warrants for several former Chinese leaders, including retired President Jiang Zemin, as part of an investigation into alleged genocide in Tibet
http://asiancorrespondent.com/119450/spain-court-signs-ex-chinese-leaders-arrest-warrants/

2015: Rohingya Muslims will not be able to vote in Myanmar’s referendum after the prime minister withdrew temporary voting rights following protests
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31421179

2017: Death of Jiro Taniguchi, a legend in Japan’s comic art of manga
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2070169/jiro-taniguchi-japanese-manga-visionary-who-bridged-two-worlds

Holidays and observances

Japan: National Foundation Day

Philippines: Evelio Javier Day (Panay Island)