Why is China reinforcing its border with North Korea?

Why is China reinforcing its border with North Korea?
(CNN)China is further fortifying its border with North Korea, new reports show, amid continued tensions on the peninsula and concerns over potential US military action against Pyongyang. In more hospitable months, the border city of Dandong plays host to hundreds of tourists coming to gawp at North Korea -- from boats on the Yalu River which separates the two countries, or through binoculars on a section of the Great Wall overlooking the international boundary. Below the tourists, trucks carrying

US commissions largest-ever warship: What does it mean for Asia?

US commissions largest-ever warship: What does it mean for Asia?
(CNN)The United States has just sent "a 100,000-ton message to the world," says US President Donald Trump.Military players in North AsiaWhile those new additions to the region may be making the recent headlines, the US has maintained a robust force at bases from Japan to Australia.Kadena Air Base on the Japanese island of Okinawa is home to the US Air Force's 18th Wing, billed as the largest combat-ready wing in the service. More than 50 F-15 Eagle fighters are

‘Easier to move a mountain’: China vows new military drills amid India spat

‘Easier to move a mountain’: China vows new military drills amid India spat
(CNN)China has promised to carry out more military drills near a disputed border region amid an escalating war of words with India. India and China have been in a weeks-long standoff over a thin strip of land bordering both countries and Bhutan, in the Himalayas. Though not a part of Indian territory, the area is close to the "chicken's neck," a strategic corridor that serves as a vital artery between Delhi and its far northeastern states.

Guns and money: Why US’ top North Korea diplomat is in Southeast Asia

Guns and money: Why US’ top North Korea diplomat is in Southeast Asia
Hong Kong (CNN)When US Ambassador Joseph Yun visits Myanmar this week, he'll likely be trying to convince a longtime military partner of Pyongyang to join US efforts to rein in Kim Jong Un's nuclear efforts.But the trip, say analysts, is emblematic of a key tactic from the Trump administration: cutting off North Korean revenue, no matter how small or obscure the source. Footage emerges of North Korea's ICBM launchOptionsThe problem is global, with countries as far away as Africa