China’s military met with Zimbabwe army chief before coup

By Elizabeth Shim  |  Nov. 17, 2017 at 2:20 PM Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe (R) maintained close relations until the coup that placed Mugabe under house arrest this week. File Photo by Aaron Ufumeli/EPA Sign up for our weekly Korea Now newsletter An exclusive report putting perspective on the week’s most important…

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China has practiced bombing runs targeting Guam, US says

By: Tara Copp    1 day ago   1.6K217 China has practiced bombing runs on Guam ▶ Play U.S. military officials are concerned over China’s increasing air power in the Asia-Pacific region. One activity by the Asian nation is proving especially worrisome. JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — China has practiced bombing runs targeting the U.S. territory…

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Speculation rife as to whether Xi aims to ‘recapture’ Taiwan

Thousands of artifacts in Taiwan’s National Palace Museum in Taipei were smuggled out of China before the Communists seized power on the mainland. Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CEphoto / Uwe Aranas ASIA UNHEDGEDREAL-TIME INTEL ON WHAT MOVES MARKETS Speculation rife as to whether Xi aims to ‘recapture’ Taiwan As cross-strait relations deteriorate, China’s strongman leader…

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US quietly sanctions China over North Korean missile launchers

By BILL GERTZ OCTOBER 30, 2017 10:29 AM (UTC+8) This October, the US government for the first time imposed economic sanctions on a Chinese company for providing vehicles for transfer North Korean road-mobile missiles. The Treasury Department’s little noticed October 13 announcement of sanctions on the Wuhan Sanjiang Import and Export Co. Ltd., focused on the company’s sale…

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What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea

SHARE September 2015 Images by DigitalGlobe, via the CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, and CNES, via Airbus DS and IHS Jane’s What China Has Been Buildingin the South China Sea By DEREK WATKINS  UPDATED October 27, 2015 China has been rapidly piling sand onto reefs in the South China Sea, creating seven new islets in the…

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China Pressures Trump Admin. to Deny Taiwanese President Entry to Hawaii

Taiwan Presidential Office via AP by JOHN HAYWARD27 Oct 2017187 China wants the U.S. government to block Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen from traveling through American territory, specifically Hawaii and Guam, during her upcoming trip to visit allies in the Pacific. Reuters reports that China has made “stern representations” to the U.S. government that permitting President Tsai to…

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China U.S. Buying Spree Prompts Move to Toughen Deal Reviews

By David McLaughlin , Saleha Mohsin , and Billy House 26. Oktober 2017, 03:52 MESZ 26. Oktober 2017, 13:55 MESZ Cornyn, Pittenger said to propose legislation in coming days Bill follows Chinese deals for American technology firms A rising tide of Chinese dealmaking in the U.S. is spurring Congress to propose tighter measures to restrict investments…

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Global survey finds coal power in retreat, particularly among our biggest customers

INDIA and China are the biggest users of coal to generate electricity but both are shrinking investment in coal use. Malcolm Farr@farrm51 news.com.auOCTOBER 24, 201711:47AM Photo: George Frey/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images IT COULD be seen as coal’s obituary notice or at least a sign of the beginning of the end. And the implications of the research…

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China Seeking Larger Economic, Military Footprint in Middle East

China Photos/Getty by KRISTINA WONG22 Oct 201777 WASHINGTON, DC – China is seeking to grow its economic and military footprint in the Middle East, an important source of energy and trade, a prominent Chinese professor said this week. Pan Guang, a professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, spoke at George Washington University on Wednesday…

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Eberhart: South China Sea Is the Sudetenland of Asia

10 AFP by DAN K. EBERHART11 Oct 201754 President Trump should increase the U.S. military’s presence in the South China Sea to counter a rising and increasingly belligerent China before that country’s territorial ambitions become unstoppable and make it impossible for America to come to the defense of Taiwan or other allies in the region. The…

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