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China is developing a warship of naval theorists' dreams

An arsenal ship that can be submerged in water.<p>The Chinese navy is taking arsenal ships in a new direction—as giant submersibles. Post-Cold War naval theorists have long dreamed of recreating the old battleships' power through massive "arsenal ships," or warships carrying hundreds of guided …

Military Aircraft

Can America and China avoid going to war in the future?

Less than three months after declaring that he had “great confidence” China would rein in North Korean belligerence, President Trump ranted on …

Geopolitics

Poland, China discuss economic cooperation

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister has met with Chinese parliamentary leader Zhang Dejiang to discuss developing ties, including business …

Europe

China sends troops to Djibouti base: Beijing's growing presence in Indian Ocean Region should rattle India, US

China on Wednesday dispatched troops to its first overseas naval base in Djibouti. This is being seen as a major step forward for the country's …

China

China just deployed to its first overseas base

A logistics hub for the Middle East and North Africa.<p>For the first time in modern Chinese history, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is setting up a joint military base on foreign soil. On July 11, 2017, the Chinese Navy dispatched two ships—the Jingangshan and the Donghaidao—to Doraleh, …

Military

China says concerned over tighter German curbs on takeovers | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China expressed concern on Friday after Germany became the first European Union country to tighten its rules on foreign corporate takeovers, following a series of Chinese deals giving access to Western technology and expertise.<p>FILE PHOTO - A man walks past the Chinese and German …

China

Belt and Road initiative will help China grow ties with rest of world: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: China’s Belt and Road initiative is a way for China to grow ties with the rest of the world in a "constructive" way, said Singapore Prime …

Chinese aircraft carrier formation conducts coordination training - Xinhua

China's aircraft carrier Liaoning is seen during a new training mission upon arrival at an unidentified sea area, July 13, 2017. Chinese aircraft …

Are we sleepwalking to World War III?

Australia is plunging headlong into catastrophe and we are utterly unprepared. In fact, we may be past the time when we can prepare.<p>The time-bomb is …

Parsing the Significance of the New Russia-China Naval Cooperation

On June 18, a small Chinese task group consisting of the Type 052D air warfare destroyer <i>Changsha</i>, the frigate <i>Yungchen</i> and a replenishment ship, together with embarked marines, sailed from Sanya in Hainan bound for the Baltic and Exercise Joint Sea 2017 with the Russian Navy.<p>The exercise, which will …

Panel: Beijing Keeps Increasing Pressure on Taiwan to Join Mainland

<i>A previous version of this post was published with the incorrect author credit.</i>Beijing has ramped up diplomatic, economic and military pressure on …

China

US and European leaders finally agree on something: suspicion of Chinese takeovers

It hasn’t been an easy year for cross-Atlantic diplomacy, if the G20 summit earlier this month is any indication. One thing leaders in the US and EU seem to agree on, however, is the need to boost oversight of corporate takeovers by Chinese companies.<p>Ant Financial’s planned acquisition of …

China

These 4 Countries Will Stop China From Ruling A Disputed Sea

China claimed to be king of the widely disputed sea off its south coast before a world arbitration court ruled a year ago that it lacked legal grounds for the massive maritime claim. A year after that ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Beijing has become only more dominant …

China

Bullet train connects NW region to the rest of China

China opened a new bullet train on Sunday as the final piece of puzzle linking the less developed northwest region to the rest of the country.<p>The new …

US bombers fly over South China Sea ahead of Trump, Xi meet

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Two US B-1 bombers flew over disputed waters in the East and South China Seas on Thursday, conducting a joint military operation with Japanese fighter jets amid escalating tensions with North Korea and souring relations with China.<p>The bombers were joined by two Japanese F-15 …

North Korea

China, France eye Gambian port upgrade to rival Dakar | Reuters

BANJUL (Reuters) - Chinese and French companies are bidding to help Gambia build up its Atlantic port Banjul to be what industry sources say could be a rival to neighboring Senegal’s Dakar.<p>Port workers are seen in front of a shipping vessel unloading its cargo in the port of Banjul, Gambia June 29, …

Africa

U.S. bombers challenge China in South China Sea flyover | Reuters

TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) - Two U.S bombers have flown over the disputed South China Sea, the U.S. Air Force said on Friday, asserting the right to treat the region as international territory despite China’s claim to virtually all of the waterway.<p>The flight by the B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam on …

China

China's Soft Power Has Hard Edge as Warship Visits Hong Kong

China’s bid to display some soft power in Hong Kong -- with a visit by the country’s first aircraft carrier -- has also showcased its heavy-handed …

One Belt One Road: A Project Pervaded by Internal Tensions

Written by Marcin Kaczmarski.<p>Since Xi Jinping’s official proclamation in 2013, China’s New Silk Road has undergone a serious transformation. …

Russia gets investment from China while sanctions keep U.S. off limits

China has agreed to fund investments in Russia worth billions of dollars, helping Moscow bypass Western sanctions.<p>The deals were struck during a visit to Russia this week by Chinese President Xi Jinping.<p>China Development Bank and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), a sovereign wealth fund …

Russia

U.S. Oil Producers Find a Surprise New Market: China

BEIJING—It was a gusher few expected. What began as a trickle of U.S. crude being sold to China is turning into a flood, the result of a surprise American glut that has made the country’s oil cheaper than Mideast rivals just two years after Congress lifted a 40-year export ban.<p>China, one of the …

Oil

China Is Winning, Not Donald Trump, Especially In Europe And Everywhere Else

On the domestic front, President Donald Trump has correctly pointed to and taken credit for the U.S. stock market’s record highs, the country’s …

Panda power! China is building the world's cutest solar station

China really loves its giant pandas and the adorable black and white bear is the inspiration behind a new green energy station helping power the Asian nation.<p>The world’s first panda solar station in Datong, Shanxi, has just been connected to the grid, covering a total area of 248 acres.<p>It will have …

Green Energy

Merkel to Xi: Germany wants equal access to China’s markets

BERLIN — Germany wants its businesses to get equal access to Chinese markets, under transparent bidding processes, if it is to deepen cooperation …

Germany Bolsters China Ties as Trump Policies Raise Concern

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and China's President Xi Jinping pledged to boost economic cooperation between their countries as they met ahead of what is expected to be an unusually tense international summit on Friday.<p>"We are very happy to see that thanks to efforts from both sides, …

China

China eyes Arctic's economic potential in its 'Belt and Road' vision

July 5 (UPI) -- Since becoming a formal observer on the Arctic Council four years ago, China has wasted little time widening and deepening its …

China-Germany ties a model for cooperation

President Xi Jinping's on-going state visit to Germany, which coincides with the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between …

Panda fever grips Berlin on Chinese president's trip to Germany

Already their names – Meng Meng and Jiao Qing – slide easily off the tongues of young Berliners, a reflection of the huge build-up there has been ahead of the unveiling of the pair of young giant pandas in the German capital on Wednesday.<p>Panda fever, which has gripped the city for weeks, reached …

China