Hawaiian independence attracts Chinese interest

China has suggested arming Hawaii’s independence activists in retaliation for U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and recently threatened to challenge American sovereignty by making legal claims to the Pacific islands as its territory.

Chinese threats to back several groups of … Read the rest

Air Algeria flight missing, Air Taiwan crashes

Algeria’s flagship air carrier, Air Algerie, said Thursday it had lost contact with one of its planes in Burkina Faso, Agence France-Presse reported.

“Air navigation services have lost contact with an Air Algerie plane Thursday flying from Ouagadougou to Algiers, … Read the rest

Japan: China’s new air defense zone ‘very dangerous’ escalation

senkakuThe government branded as “very dangerous” China’s announcement Saturday that it has set up an East China Sea air defense identification zone that includes the Japan-held Senkaku Islands.

The Chinese Defence Ministry said the zone was created to “guard against … Read the rest