Chinese Marines on Maneuvers in Thailand

Or “manoeuvres” if you’re a Brit. Stories here and here. Chinese marines are currently here performing joint military exercises with Thai troops.

The main reason I find this interesting is that every May, American troops are here conducting the annual Cobra Gold military exercises with Thai troops. Hmmm.

I wonder if there’s an imminent need for me to start learning Mandarin.

This Chinese news report mentions an ‘honour guard’ of the Chinese army in Mexico celebrating Mexoco’s 200th anniversary. (Starts 4:45)

I’d say it’s time to polish the nukes, just in case.