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China Sails Warships Near Senkaku Islands

Three Chinese warships sailed near the contested Senkaku Islands Monday, in a rare move apparently sending a message to the U.S. just two days after President Trump’s defense secretary visited Japan and vowed to defend the islands. Via: foxnews.com The ships sailed within Japan’s territorial waters some 12 nautical miles off the islands in the East China Sea, roughly 140 miles northeast of Taiwan, a ...

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Trump’s hardline on China to help counter a “belligerent” Beijing

Amid increasingly tense Sino-U.S. ties, John Bolton, a former American ambassador to the U.N. and a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, has called for a closer U.S. military relationship with Taiwan to help counter a “belligerent” Beijing. Via: .japantimes.co.jp In a commentary published Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal likely to stoke anger in China, Bolton said Washington “could enhance ...

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China installs weapons systems on artificial islands

China appears to have installed weapons, including anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, on all seven of the artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported, citing new satellite imagery. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies said its findings, made available first to Reuters on Wednesday, come ...

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China Warns US on Taiwan Leader’s Planned Transit

China on Wednesday accused Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of seeking to use a planned transit stop in the U.S. to score diplomatic points, amid Chinese rancor over an unprecedented phone call between Tsai and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Asked at a briefing whether China has asked the U.S. to cancel the stop planned for next month, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu ...

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Yau Wai-ching – Hong Kong IS NOT China

Yau Wai-ching, the youngest woman ever elected to Hong Kong’s legislature, is unabashed and unapologetic in her fight for China’s freest city — never mind that many of its denizens now despise her. Can she win? The tallest skyscraper on the western end of Hong Kong Island is the Chinese government’s Liaison Office, where representatives of the Communist Party in ...

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Christians’ horror as churchgoers beaten and jailed for putting crucifix by home in China

TWENTY Christians have been beaten and jailed for hanging a cross outside their home in China. Public security officials stormed the property in central Hanan province after a crucifix was seen outside. An eyewitness, described the scene in Nanle as “miserable” as officials beat the Christian homeowner before turning on other Christians coming out of the property. Zhang Mingxuan, a ...

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China starts to build its first floating nuclear power reactor for deployment off coast

China has started to build its first floating nuclear power reactor, which it plans to deploy off its coast by the end of the decade. State-controlled China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has begun construction of the ACPR50S reactor, and will acquire the reactor pressure vessel that encloses the reactor core from Dongfang Electric, CGN said in a statement on ...

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China strongly warns Japan not to send SDF to South China Sea

China strongly warned a high-level Japanese official around late June that Tokyo should not send its Self-Defense Forces to join U.S. operations that test the freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea, diplomatic sources said Saturday. Japan will “cross a red line” if SDF vessels take part in U.S. freedom of navigation operations, Chinese Ambassador to Japan Cheng ...

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China’s claims in South China Sea are invalid, tribunal rules, in victory for the Philippines

Dlivering a sweeping moral victory for the Philippines, an international tribunal ruled Tuesday that China’s claims to “historic rights” across a vast expanse of the South China Sea are invalid. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands,also said that no land formations in the South China Sea – whoever controls them – are big enough to warrant exclusive maritime zones beyond 12 miles. The five-judge panel said China’s ...

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Apple loses trademark case over ‘iPhone’ name in China

Apple Inc has lost a trademark lawsuit in China, with a court here allowing a leather goods maker to sell wallets and handbags flashing the world’s biggest technology giant’s exclusive ‘iPhone’ name. The Beijing Municipal High People’s Court ruled in favour of Xintong Tiandi Technology (Beijing) limited, which sells a number of leather products such as smartphone cases and handbags ...

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