As another round of all-too-realistic war games has kicked off in Taiwan and the Philippines, the Pacific looks to become the next flashpoint of conflict. And this time the major players are the world’s two biggest economies – the US and China.
China has strongly condemned US plans for a $5.3bn upgrade to Taiwan's US-built F-16s, calling it a "grave interference" in its internal affairs and threatened to undermine relations with the US.
The United States and the Philippines will hold combat drills together to counter China's rising influence in the area.
Joint military exercises between the US and the Philippines are getting under way in the South China Sea, even as Manila remained locked in a stand-off with Beijing over a disputed shoal.
I tried to find something from American news (Fox or CNN) to balance the opinion, but there is nothing about these exercises... funny that...
Im going to hide in New Zealand