As warships from China and Russia wrapped up on Sunday joint naval exercises In Japan’s backyard, Australia is home to the navies of 13 countries who will spend two weeks conducting air and ground combat drills. One day before, North Korea fired several missiles cruise ship out to sea in protest of the first visit since the 1980s by a american nuclear submarine to neighboring South Korea.
In the skies, over the weekend, Beijing took 37 jets for a walk that crossed the air defense identification zone of Taiwan. a maneuver of pressure on the self-governing island that this Monday began its biggest military exercises that simulate a defense against a future attack of the Chinese army.
In addition to the jolt of extreme weather, with a voracious hello of heat to which they have joined in recent days Torrential rains that they have left strong floods and landslidesin the Asia-Pacific region is being a very hot summer As for war games.
Beijing and Moscow intensify their military cooperation. The same is done by the tripartite of allied democracies that form Washington, Tokyo and Seoulwith the latter two starring this year in a rearmament historical. In Canberra they are also willing to muscle up against the strengthening of China in the region. And the ever-unpredictable Pyongyang continues to grab headlines with its ongoing missile tests.
Let’s start with the regimen Kim Jong-un. In the diplomatic field, the focus is on the fate of Travis King, the American soldier who stormed the fortified North Korean border last week. On Monday, the deputy commander of the UN Command, Lieutenant General Andrew Harrison, assured that a conversation had started with Pyongyang “through the mechanism of the armistice agreement”, in reference to the agreement that ended the hostilities of the Korean War in 1953.