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Photos of tanks and armored vehicles in the Himalayas show that China and India's next border showdown could be much deadlier

An Indian tourist rides on a horse back at the Pangong Lake high up in Ladakh region of India, June 17, 2016. AP Photo/Manish Swarup India and China have both invested in their armored forces since the 1962 war on their disputed border in the Himalayas. The armor that both sides fielded during another recent period of heightened tension on that border show that a future war could be more destructive. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two months ago, the Indian and Chinese mi...
Tags: Tibet, China, Russia, India, International, Trends, Ap, Beijing, Himalayas, Xinjiang, Tanks, Delhi, PLA, Himalaya, India China, Chennai

Be Aware of Two New Statutes that Became Effective May 1, 2021

On May 1, 2021, two new statutes that passed in 2020 and that directly affect construction became effective.  I’ve used the AGC-VA description of the bills and encourage you to read the statutes in full. Prevailing Wage Starting May 1, 2021, Virginia’s new prevailing wage statute takes effect. This statute requires any contractor bidding on state procurement jobs to pay prevailing wages for work completed on the project. Further, localities and some institutes of higher education have the option...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Construction, PLA, VDOT, Richmond VA, Construction Law, Construction Mediation, Business of Construction, Virginia Construction Lawyer, AGCVA, AGC VA, Prevailing Wage, Project Labor Agreement

China is sending ships to help recover Indonesia's lost sub and potentially study the area where it wrecked

The KRI Nanggala-402 submarine went off the grid during a training exercise near Bali, with 53 crew members on board. M. Risyal Hidayat/Antara Foto via Reuters China's Defense Ministry says that the vessels will help efforts to recover the KRI Nanngala 402. Indonesia expects three Chinese navy ships to join international efforts to salvage the lost sub. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is sending rescue vessels to help retrieve the Indonesian submarine that sunk w...
Tags: Bali, Indonesia, China, India, Trends, PLA, Chinese Navy, South China Morning Post, Global Times, Yellow Sea, Lombok Strait, Ren Guoqiang, Song Zhongping, South Sea Fleet, Yudo Margono, Military & Defense Contributors

Fears of a Chinese attack on Taiwan are growing, and Taiwan isn't sure who would help if it happened

A concrete bunker and anti-landing barricades on a beach facing the Chinese city of Xamen, on the Taiwanese island of Little Kinmen, April 20, 2018. Carl Court/Getty Images China has been expanding its influence and taking a more aggressive posture toward Taiwan. That has raised concerns that Beijing will attempt to retake the island by force. Whether the US and other countries would help, and what help they would offer, remains in doubt. See more stories on Insider's business page. T...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Washington, North Korea, Senate, China, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Taiwan, Beijing, Tokyo

China's new nuclear submarine carries missiles that can hit more of the US, military source says

A Type 094B Jin-class ballistic missile submarine. Photo by Artyom Ivanov\TASS via Getty Images The JL-3 ballistic missile can deliver multiple warheads - including nuclear - 10,000 km, a navy source says. Naval engineer Rear Adm. Ma Weiming has led work to fix the problem of Chinese submarines being too noisy and easy to detect. See more stories on Insider's business page. China's newly commissioned nuclear-powered submarine is armed with the country's most powerful submarine-...
Tags: Navy, China, US, Trends, United States, Pentagon, Pacific, Macau, PLA, Hiroshima, Forbes, Chinese Navy, South China Sea, Wong, TASS, South China Morning Post

The game of chicken the US and China are playing in the Pacific looks worryingly familiar

Joe Biden, then US vice president, and Chinese President Xi Jinping in California in 2012. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images The US and Chinese militaries have been operating in close proximity in the waters and airspace of the Pacific Ocean. US and Chinese may not be seeking a war, but the interactions between their forces, and the close calls they sometimes have, could lead to one. See more stories on Insider's business page. The leaders of China and the United States certainly ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Congress, Navy, California, Washington, China, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Colombia

How next-generation technology could allow US to fight off mainland Chinese invasion of Taiwan

Chinese amphibious tanks land on a beach during a Sino-Russian military exercise near the Shandong Peninsula, China, August 24, 2005. China Photos/Getty Images US military planners have identified the advanced equipment they believe they need to stop China occupying Taiwan. Analysts say up to 80% of America's naval and air power may be needed to win, which could still come at a heavy cost. See more stories on Insider's business page. The United States Air Force has concluded it can...
Tags: Japan, Washington, China, Iraq, Singapore, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Pentagon, Lockheed Martin, Pacific, PLA

US spy planes kept a close eye on China during live-fire military exercises

An Air Force RC-135 Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, July 24, 2015. US Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Rasheen Douglas US reconnaissance aircraft flew unusually close to a naval base on China's east coast, Chinese think tank says. Patrols were also carried out over the disputed South China Sea, with aircraft going dark around Paracels, the think tank said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A US spy plane buzzed the Chinese coast this week, one of sev...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Qatar, Taiwan, Beijing, Air Force, PLA, US Air Force, Guangdong, South China Sea, State, Qingdao, South China Morning Post, China Central Television, Liaoning

China's J-20 stealth fighter jet could get engines that put it 'on a par' with the F-22 in next 2 years

China's J-20 stealth fighter at an air show in Guangdong Province, November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer China's fifth-generation J-20 jets were designed to compete with US F-22s but use stopgap engines that limit their speed and combat capabilities. China has spent two decades trying to master the technology behind the WS-15 engine, which a military source says is now almost ready to enter service. See more stories on Insider's business page. China's "Mighty Dragon" J-20 stea...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, US, Trends, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Pentagon, Lockheed Martin, Cac, PLA, Lockheed, Robert Gates, Guangdong, Reuters, South China Morning Post, People s Liberation Army

New process makes 'biodegradable' plastics truly compostable

Eliminating plastic pollution has become a priority for many nations, yet today's biodegradable plastics, like PLA, do not completely degrade during typical composting processes, and much of the biodegradable plastic ends up in landfills. UC Berkeley scientists show that enzymes can be embedded in polyester plastic if protected by nanoscale polymers, and then unleased by heat and moisture to degrade the plastic to simple molecules. Plastics made with this process compost within weeks.
Tags: Science, UC Berkeley, PLA

China conducted an aerial bombing drill after the US and Japan put out a statement on Taiwan

H-6K bombers in formation during a military parade in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 30, 2017. Photo by Cui Nan/CHINA NEWS SERVICE/VCG via Getty Images The Chinese military deployed dozens of H-6K strategic bombers in a nine-hour live-fire drill. The exercise came after the US and Japanese leaders mentioned Taiwan in a joint statement, a first since 1969. See more stories on Insider's business page. China conducted a large-scale aerial bombardment exercise over the ...
Tags: Japan, Washington, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Getty Images, Beijing, United States, Cctv, PLA, Inner Mongolia, Taiwan Strait, South China Morning Post, Yoshihide Suga

What China can learn about using its 'mini-carrier strike groups' from watching US Navy operations

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the South China Sea, April 9, 2021. US Navy/MCS Seaman Nadia Lund A combination of vessel types has military observers speculating about how China can better deploy ships and aircraft. Beijing has launched just two of its six planned aircraft carrier strike groups, but other ships could help fill the gap. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the world's two biggest naval fleets engage in the Indo-Pacific region, China...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, France, China, US, America, Trends, Aircraft Carrier, Beijing, San Diego, Song, Macau, US Navy, PLA, San Antonio, Forbes

China's latest record incursion around Taiwan shows it's 'not taking its foot off the gas'

Chinese J-10 fighter jets during an airshow in Guangdong province November 11, 2014. Reuters The Chinese military sent 25 warplanes into Taiwan's air defense identification zone on Monday. Analysts say it was meant to further strain the Taiwanese military and send a message to the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. Beijing's move to send 25 warplanes into Taiwan's air defence identification zone on Monday aimed to heap more pressure on the island and send a me...
Tags: Washington, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Getty Images, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Taipei, Pacific, US Navy, PLA, Guangdong, Yangtze River

A 35-year CIA veteran explains what China's up to around Taiwan and what the US should do about it

Taiwanese soldiers carry a surface-to-air missile to a launcher during a military exercise at an air force base in Chiayi, southern Taiwan, August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Nicky Loh Rising tensions between China and Taiwan, including increasing Chinese military activity, have US officials worried about a conflict. John Culver, a 35-year CIA officer and former national intelligence officer for East Asia, explains the risk of future conflict in the Taiwan Strait, how Taiwan is responding to rising ...
Tags: Japan, Politics, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, Hungary, United States, Xi Jinping, Un, Tokyo, Cia, Canberra

US navy warns China ‘we’re watching you’ as destroyer shadows Liaoning carrier group

A photo of the captain of the USS Mustin taken while shadowing the PLA warships has been described as a form of ‘cognitive warfare’.
Tags: China, US, PLA, Liaoning

US Navy sends message to China with photo of destroyer shadowing Chinese aircraft carrier

The Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, sails into Hong Kong for a port call, July 7, 2017. AP Photo/Kin Cheung A photo of US Navy destroyer USS Mustin shadowing Chinese warships has been described as a form of "cognitive warfare." China and the US are both building up their forces in the East and South China seas by sending carriers and escorts to the region. See more stories on Insider's business page. The United States military has engaged in a form of "cognitive warfare" ...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, US, Trends, Taiwan, Aircraft Carrier, Beijing, Canada, United States, Philippines, Macau, US Navy, PLA, Yangtze River, South China Sea, Roosevelt

Taiwan to stage live-fire drills on Dongsha Islands in South China Sea as fears of possible PLA attack grow

Exercises will take place on Dongsha Islands in South China Sea on April 25 and May 5, Taiwan’s coastguard says.
Tags: Taiwan, PLA, South China Sea, Dongsha Islands

China's first domestically built aircraft carrier is ready for a high-seas test, an insider says

China's Shandong aircraft carrier at its commissioning in port in Sanya in Hainan Province, December 17, 2019. Xinhua/Li Gang via Getty Images A CCTV video of the massive vessel and its technologies suggests it is ready for the next stage of its development, a source close to the Chinese navy said. Shandong has already conducted nine sea trails, but they were all in Bohai Bay or the South China Sea, which are relatively close to its home base, a military expert said. See more stories o...
Tags: Hong Kong, Navy, China, Trends, Ukraine, Taiwan, Aircraft Carrier, Beijing, Cctv, Pacific, Ioc, PLA, Reuters, Chinese Navy, South China Sea, State

China's powerful Type 055 destroyer joined its aircraft carrier group for first time

Chinese navy Type 055 destroyer off Qingdao in eastern China, on April 23, 2019. Kyodo News Stills via Getty Images Chinese stealth guided-missile destroyer Nanchang joined the Liaoning carrier group in a sea trial this month. The addition of the powerful Type 055 destroyer could boost the carrier group's combat capabilities, analysts say. See more stories on Insider's business page. China has sent a Type 055 destroyer to accompany its aircraft carrier group for the first time duri...
Tags: Japan, China, Singapore, Trends, Taiwan, United States, Asia Pacific, Pacific, US Navy, PLA, Chinese Navy, South China Sea, Carrier Strike Group, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Lhasa, Qingdao

Chinese troops are heading to Russia to take part in a tough mountain-warfare competition for the first time

Chinese soldiers train on a snowy plateau in Tibet, June 11, 2018. TPG/Getty Images A team of Chinese soldiers is heading to Russia for gruelling winter-warfare exercises. The Chinese soldiers will be learning from Russian military practice in extreme conditions. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is sending a group of soldiers to take part in a military competition in Russia that will test their winter skills in gruelling mountain conditions.According to China's de...
Tags: Hong Kong, Tibet, China, Russia, India, Trends, Getty Images, Beijing, Xinjiang, PLA, Kashgar, Harbin, South China Morning Post, East China Sea, Sea of Japan, Xu Bing

Warnings about an imminent Chinese invasion of Taiwan are overblown

A concrete bunker on a beach facing the Chinese city of Xamen on the Taiwanese island of Little Kinmen, which at points lies only a few miles from China, in Kinmen, Taiwan, April 20, 2018. Carl Court/Getty Images China's posture toward Taiwan has grown markedly more belligerent in recent years. Nonetheless, there are many good reasons to be skeptical about warnings of a near-term or even medium-term invasion of Taiwan by Beijing. See more stories on Insider's business page. The top...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Congress, Washington, Senate, China, Nikkei, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Analysis, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping

Chinese drones spotted gathering intel around Taiwan islands

Taiwan's coast guard has predicted more maritime PLA activity as relations between Taipei and Washington continue to warm.
Tags: Washington, Taiwan, Taipei, PLA, Coast Guard

China's Military Preparing for U.S. Intervention in Taiwan Strait

Analysts in Beijing and Taipei said the Chinese military's pincer movement around Taiwan on Monday was the PLA's way of showing it could...
Tags: China, Taiwan, Beijing, Taipei, PLA, Taiwan Strait, U S Intervention

How a Chinese missile turned US military strategy on its head

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin, guided-missile destroyers USS Sampson and USS Pinkney, and guided-missile frigate USS Rentz in the South China Sea. US Navy The US military is shifting its focus from asymmetric wars in the Middle East to near-peer rivals. Those rivals, namely Russia and China, have had two decades to see how the US fights and find ways to counter its strengths. See more stories on Insider's business page. After nearly two decades ...
Tags: Navy, China, Russia, US, America, Trends, Aircraft Carrier, Beijing, United States, Ford, Middle East, Army, Marine Corps, Pentagon, Lockheed Martin, Air Force

Chinese soldiers are using virtual reality to do cheaper, more frequent training with missile systems

A military vehicle carries DF-21D missile past an image of the Great Wall of China, in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, September 3, 2015. GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images Simulated exercises are part of efforts to improve training across the Chinese military. Technology has transformed drills from "large-scale" to "quiet and highly effective," the military says See more stories on Insider's business page. China's rocket force is using virtual reality to train its soldiers to use mis...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Trends, Beijing, Sun, People s Liberation Army, Song, PLA, Great Wall Of China, Tiananmen Square, Zhang, South China Morning Post, PLA Daily, Reuters Beijing, Greg Baker, Song Zhongping

How a Crimea-like crisis could easily unfold on islands in the South China Sea

The Pratas Islands, known as the Dongsha Islands in Chinese, in July 2008. Alberto Buzzola/LightRocket via Getty Images Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea prompted much international outrage but little meaningful action. Today, a similar scenario could easily unfold in the South China Sea. In this case, China would be the aggressor, while Taiwan's Dongsha Islands, which Beijing also claims, are the potential targets. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russia's 201...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Opinion, Washington, China, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, Ukraine

China is looking for 'a significant breakthrough' by making its next aircraft carrier nuclear-powered

Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier. REUTERS/Bobby Yip "Shipbuilders and ship propulsion engineers are keen on making a significant breakthrough" with China's fourth aircraft carrier, a person close to the Chinese Navy said. But pursuing a nuclear power system for the next carrier would be a "bold decision that is full of challenges," a second source said. See more stories on Insider's business page. China's next aircraft carrier is likely to be nuclear powered, accord...
Tags: China, Trends, Ukraine, Taiwan, Aircraft Carrier, Beijing, United States, Chinese communist party, Pacific, PLA, Reuters, Chinese Navy, Li, Shandong, Naval Academy, South China Morning Post

Xi Jinping tells China's military to 'be prepared to respond' in 'unstable and uncertain' times

Chinese President Xi Jinping outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee Speaking to an audience that included military representatives, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the need for "high-level strategic deterrence." Xi's remarks followed a call by China's defence minister for the country's military to be battle ready as China's national security entered a "high-risk phase." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories....
Tags: Japan, Navy, Washington, China, India, US, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, PLA, South China Sea, Wang Yi, Catherine Wong, Xi

US admiral says China fired its carrier killer missiles last summer to send an 'unmistakable message'

Chinese military vehicles carrying DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles, potentially capable of sinking a US Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in a single strike, travel past Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Beijing, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Andy Wong/Pool China fired off multiple mid-range missiles into the South China Sea in August. The head of INDOPACOM said Tuesday that China fired off DF-21D anti-ship ballistic miss...
Tags: Hong Kong, Navy, China, US, International, Trends, Beijing, Ronald Reagan, Pacific, US Navy, PLA, Scmp, South China Sea, Davidson, Republic of China, South China Morning Post

China's military is keeping a close eye on the US's development of a new, advanced fighter jet

US Air Force F-22 Raptors. USAF US fighters and autonomous drones would fight side by side under a new combat concept. Air Force advances in the US will push Beijing to match American ingenuity and design, analysts say. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Air Force's desire to radically reshape and accelerate the way it develops future fighter planes could propel China to ramp up its plans for next-generation aircraft, Chinese experts said.A military insider ...
Tags: Navy, China, Russia, US, Trends, Beijing, Pentagon, Air Force, Song, PLA, Usaf, US Air Force, Mark Kelly, Mikoyan, Air Combat Command, PLA Air Force