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Chinese carrier carries out fighter drills on open seas

BEIJING, (AP): China's military says its first aircraft carrier group has carried out a series of fighter launch, recovery and air combat exercises in the Yellow Sea ahead of a scheduled voyage farther afield. The Defense Ministry announced late Friday that the Liaoning carrier group conducted the..

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China says it will cooperate with Trump but warns on Taiwan Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

BEIJING, (AP): China's foreign minister has warned that ties with the U.S. will likely see new complications and the only way to maintain a stable relationship is by respecting each other's "core interests." Foreign Minister Wang Yi's remarks appeared to sound another warning that China's position..

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China says it seized US Navy drone to ensure safety of ships Monday, December 19th, 2016

BEIJING, (AP): China says its military seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider in the South China Sea but it will give the drone back. But President-elect Donald Trump says the Chinese government should be told "we don't want the drone they stole back" and "let them keep it!" This comes..

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Pakistan, India will consider new talks on water dispute

ISLAMABAD, (AP): Pakistani and Indian officials say they will consider resuming direct talks on water sharing after the World Bank halted a process to arbitrate a longstanding dispute over two Indian hydroelectric projects. Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said Wednesday that his..

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China says Trump’s Taiwan comments cause ‘serious concern’ Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

BEIJING, (AP): China said Monday that it had "serious concern" about President-elect Donald Trump's most recent comments about Taiwan, and warned that any changes to how America deals with the self-governing island could damage diplomatic ties between Washington and Beijing. China's comments came..

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Anti-China Protesters Rally In Hong Kong As Vote Looms Sunday, December 11th, 2016

HONG KONG, (AFP): Around a thousand protesters rallied in Hong Kong Saturday against a crackdown on pro-democracy lawmakers and an electoral system skewed towards Beijing ahead of elections for a new city leader. It comes a day after unpopular chief executive Leung Chun-Ying said he would not run..

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Smog in China’s Sichuan Sparks Protests From Students, Elderly Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Authorities in the southwestern province of Sichuan on Friday deployed riot police to clamp down on spontaneous anti-smog protests in the provincial capital, Chengdu. Its residents, unused to the toxic brown haze that regularly engulfs more northern cities like Beijing, came out in spontaneous..

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Will China Confront a Revolution of Rising Expectations? Monday, November 11th, 2019

For over a decade, China has accounted for a quarter or more of global economic growth. With its economy currently navigating a rough patch, the question is whether this..