17 Aug 2018

DOD: Chinese bombers likely training for strikes against US targets

The Pentagon has indicated that China may be training for strikes against U.S. targets as its bombers continue to increase their activity and range. The increase in this area is likely part of China’s efforts to communicate their improved capabilities and regional intentions. The DOD reported to Congress that the

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14 Aug 2018

Spending speed bumps hit China’s massive Belt and Road project

“It was always going to be about the numbers. In the first half of 2018, China’s foreign direct investment in the Belt and Road Initiative dropped 15% compared to the same period last year. Spending edged down to US$7.68 billion, which was 12.3% of total FDI from January to June,

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14 Aug 2018

China May Be Holding 1 Million Uighurs in Camps, UN Experts Say

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has cited reports indicating that China is holding up to 1 million Muslim Uighurs in “something resembling a massive internment camp, shrouded in secrecy.” The Western Chinese region of Xinjiang is the size of Alaska and among the most strictly policed

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13 Aug 2018

Don’t Let China Snag Another Foreign Port, Senators Warn

“A bipartisan group of senators is calling on the Trump administration to counter China’s economic expansion as the lawmakers fear that Beijing plans to leverage its foreign investments and lending for infrastructure projects into strategic military footholds. Georgia Republican David Perdue, along with 15 other senators, raised the issue in

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08 Aug 2018

US Navy’s Top Admiral Cites Increased Threat in Atlantic

“Chinese military vessels are now operating in the Northern Atlantic, and Russian submarines are prowling those same waters at a pace not seen since the end of the Cold War, the Navy’s top admiral told VOA in an exclusive interview. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said China’s military

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07 Aug 2018

China Southern Power Grid buys share of European utility

“State-owned China Southern Power Grid has acquired a 25.48% stake in the Luxembourg utility company Encevo S.A., following its acquisition of a 27.8% stake in Chile’s largest transmission enterprise in March, The Paper reported. Encevo currently operates more than 10,150 km of transmission lines and more than 3,700 km of

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07 Aug 2018

China hails ‘successful’ test of a new hypersonic weapon

“China has successfully tested a new hypersonic aircraft, a potential ‘hypersonic strike weapon’ that could one day be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads and evading all existing defense networks like the US missile shields, according to Chinese state-run and state-affiliated media, citing experts and the domestic designers. The Xingkong-2

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06 Aug 2018

China Is Blaming Canada For Its Cannabis Problem But Is Producing 50% Of The World’s Supply

China is blaming Canada for importing large amounts of marijuana illegally into the country. China, however, produces 50% of the world’s supply of cannabis, largely non-psychotropic varieties used for hemp production. China also boasts most of the world’s cannabis-related patents. It also produces a significant, although generally unknown, amount of cannabis

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06 Aug 2018

China depletes its ammunition belt with latest tariff threat on liquified natural gas

China is running out of American goods to target for sanctions, as new tariffs on liquified natural gas demonstrate that China is turning to American products that play a significant role in the Chinese economy. China has already targeted 80% of U.S.-imported goods, while the U.S. has only targeted just

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03 Aug 2018

After a decade, Google finally agrees to censor search results in China

Nearly ten years ago, Google decided to leave its 1/3 share of the Chinese search-engine market rather than censor its search results as mandated by the Chinese government. New reports indicate, however, that Google has been working with Chinese officials to release a censored search engine platform that could me

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