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Caucus Brief: The Real Reason China Wants Aircraft Carriers

April 18, 2014

The Real Reason China Wants Aircraft Carriers. “Last week, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was the guest of honor for a tour of China’s aircraft carrier Liaoning, an event that once again raised U.S. media interest in China’s navy, its aspirations, and the role this carrier and others may someday p...

Caucus Brief: China and Japan Seek Detente?

April 16, 2014

China and Japan Seek Détente? “A number of signs suggest that Japan and China are cautiously trying to improve relations. Perhaps most notably, Hu Deping, the son of former reformist General Secretary of the CCP, Hu Yaobang, visited Tokyo earlier this month. Hu, who is a close confidant of Chinese P...

Caucus Brief: Taiwan Cuts Back Order For Secondhand U.S. Warships

April 15, 2014

Taiwan Cuts Back Order For Secondhand U.S. Warships. “Taiwan reduced an order for secondhand warships from the U.S. because of budgetary constraints, despite China's growing military clout in the region. Defense Minister Yen Ming told lawmakers that Taiwan had requested more than four Oliver Hazard ...

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