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Beijing Balks at U.S. Sanctions on Weapons-Related Chinese and North Korean Firms

Beijing Balks at U.S. Sanctions on Weapons-Related Chinese and North Korean Firms

China is denouncing The United States for placing new sanctions on Chinese and North Korean companies including one linked to weapons of mass destruction. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang on Wednesday said, “We consistently oppose any country adopting unilateral sanctions based on its own domestic laws and regulations and the wrong method of exercising […]

China to Send Special Envoy to North Korea

China to Send Special Envoy to North Korea

Days after United States President Donald Trump visited his Chinese counterpart, Beijing is sending a special envoy to North Korea. China’s state-run media announced that Song Tao, head of Beijing’s International Liaison Department, will visit Pyongyang on Friday. According to the New China News Agency, Song will “inform” North Korean officials about the recent 19th […]

China Building World’s Fastest Wind Tunnel to Fuel Weapons Program

China Building World’s Fastest Wind Tunnel to Fuel Weapons Program

China is building a wind tunnel that can simulate winds at multiple times the speed of sound in order to amp up its hypersonic aircraft program. The new facility, expected to be in operation by 2020, is set to simulate flight speeds at 12 kilometers per second. A vessel traveling at such speed from China […]

Rex: U.S. Position Unchanged on South China Sea Issue

Rex: U.S. Position Unchanged on South China Sea Issue

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he had frank talks with Chinese officials regarding the disputed South China Sea, which has pitted Beijing against an increasingly irritated group of neighbors. “We had a frank exchange here in China on maritime security issues and the South China Sea,” Tillerson told reporters during President Donald […]

China Stops Short on Pledges to Share Technology in a Disputed Sea

China Stops Short on Pledges to Share Technology in a Disputed Sea

A wind turbine installation vessel, developed in China for use near its coasts, is sparking new hope that the dominant party in a six-way maritime sovereignty dispute will share technology. But analysts warn Beijing seldom brings in outsiders. The Chinese government has a wide technological lead in the South China Sea sovereignty dispute with Taiwan […]

As Trump Heads to E. Asia, Tillerson Takes More Forceful Tone Towards Beijing

As Trump Heads to E. Asia, Tillerson Takes More Forceful Tone Towards Beijing

After what U.S. officials said was several months of deliberation among President Donald Trump’s national security team, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently took a rather strident tone towards China in a major speech that came just weeks before Trump’s first state visit to China. “The United States seeks constructive relations with China, but we […]

China, ASEAN hold joint naval drills as tensions ease

China, ASEAN hold joint naval drills as tensions ease

China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have held their largest-ever joint maritime rescue exercise, signalling a lull in South China Sea tensions. The drill on Tuesday simulated a collision between a Chinese passenger ship and a Cambodian cargo vessel off south China’s Guangdong province. It involved about 1,000 rescuers aboard […]

Trump Pushes Forward to Dismantle China/North Korea Relations

Trump Pushes Forward to Dismantle China/North Korea Relations

United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday thanked the Chinese government for letting his administration move forward with sanctions against Chinese banks accused of helping the North Korean regime avoid United Nations sanctions. “I applaud China for breaking off all banking relationships with North Korea, something that people would have thought unthinkable even two months […]

China to Establish 1st Overseas Base in Africa

China to Establish 1st Overseas Base in Africa

China has set a course for Djibouti and it’s bringing some major toys. The small East African country will be home to Beijing’s first overseas military base. It’ll be joining a heavy metal parking lot of other bases flying the flags of France, Japan and the U.S. Washington’s base will actually be a neighbor of […]

U.S. Downgrades China to List of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders

U.S. Downgrades China to List of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders

The 2017 Trafficking In Persons (TIPS) report by the United States State Department lists China as one of the worst countries in acknowledging and combating human rights violations. It was grouped into the worst-offending Tier III, where it shares a spot with countries like North Korea and Iran. Last year, the State Department then led […]

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