China-US Current Affairs - 2020

US Annual Defence report: Chinese Navy the largest in the world

The United States recently published an annual report on Chinese Military power. According to the report, the Chinese Navy is now the largest in the world. Highlights The report says that the overall battle force of China is approximately 350 ships and submarines. This includes 130 major surface combatants. On the hand the US Navy Read More…

Australia, Japan and India meet on Supply Chain Resilience

On September 1, 2020, Australia, India and Japan held a ministerial video conference. The meeting reaffirmed free, inclusive, transparent, non-discriminatory and stable trade to keep their markets open. Highlights India was represented by the Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal. India’s views on the initiative India believes that Australia, India and Japan are the crucial players Read More…

Taiwan purchases F-16 jets from US

Taiwan recently signed an agreement to buy 66 of the latest F-16 jets from the US. This is expected to escalate the tensions between US and China further. Highlights This is the first purchase of Taiwan from the US since 1992. Though the deal was planned and talks were finalised a year ago, the move Read More…

US Consulate of Chengdu, China closed

On July 27, 2020, the United States Consulate in Chengdu city of China was closed in response to the closure of Chinese consulate in Houston. Highlights The Chengdu consulate was an important outpost for the US as it covered a large swath of the country including controversial autonomous region of Tibet. The consulate was opened Read More…

International Alliance to Counter China: UK’s Naval Ship to be stationed in the Pacific

The UK military is to station HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier in the Pacific as a part of International Alliance to counter China. The vessel is to sail her maiden deployment in 2021 that includes region of South China Sea. Highlights The Hong Kong Security law introduced by China has earned world wide criticisms. Under the Read More…