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Japan says a security summit in Manila got 'heated' over North Korea, South China Sea

Taro Kono told reporters there was broad support among the 27 foreign ministers at the ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila for pressure to be exerted on North Korea and for a new U.N. Security Council resolution to be fully implemented.<p>Among those attending the event were North and South Korea, Russia, …

Culture Clash at a Chinese-Owned Plant in Ohio

MORAINE, Ohio — When a giant Chinese glassmaker arrived here in 2014 and began spending what would become more than a half-billion dollars to fix up an abandoned General Motors plant, it seemed like a tale from opposite land: The Chinese are supposedly stealing American jobs — as no less an …

High-tech China-US arms race threatens to destabilize East Asia

The US and China are accumulating increasingly advanced military systems to enable and enhance the assets they already have.<p>With the Trump administration's foreign policy still unclear and China's aspirations to regional supremacy as ambitious as ever, they are racing to deny each other the upper …

China to gather friends for biggest summit of year on New Silk Road | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will gather its friends and allies together for its biggest diplomatic event of the year in May, a summit on its New Silk Road plan, with most Asian leaders due to attend but only one from a G7 nation, the Italian prime minister.<p>China's President Xi Jinping during the …

Xi is restructuring China's military

Centered around a new, condensed structure of 84 military units, the reshuffle builds on Xi's years-long efforts to modernize the PLA with greater emphasis on new capabilities including cyberspace, electronic and information warfare.<p>As chair of the Central Military Commission, Xi is also …

Chinese State Media Cheer Xi-Trump Meeting, Say Confrontation Not Inevitable

Chinese state media on Saturday cheered the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as one that showed the world that confrontation between the two powers was not inevitable.<p>The official China Daily newspaper said it was encouraging to see the two-day …

How China’s Leader Is Playing Donald Trump

In the middle of January, while Donald Trump and his aides were devising a tale of American Carnage to be delivered a few days later to a modestly …

China now able to deploy combat aircraft and missile launchers to disputed islands at any time, says US thinktank<p>China has largely completed three major military bases in the South China Sea that have naval, air, radar and missile-defence facilities, according to a US thinktank.<p>Related: South China …

China

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

Is Hu Jintao about to go toe-to-toe with Xi?

TOKYO -- The recent Chinese New Year holidays offered no respite from the vicious power struggle in Beijing. On the contrary, the nation was left to …

China

Taiwan was already diplomatically isolated. Now Beijing wants to make it worse.

In December, President-elect Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. It was the first time that a U.S. president or president-elect had spoken directly to a Taiwanese leader since 1979 — and, crucially, it seemed to mark a break in the United States’ long-standing …

Why China Wants U.S. Memory Chip Technology -- And What Washington Is Doing About It

In the latest signal that Washington is protecting its semiconductor industry from Beijing, U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday issued an executive order barring a Chinese deal to buy a German semiconductor company’s California-based subsidiary, citing national security reasons.<p>Semiconductors …

China's Citizen-Behavior Data Grab Is a Cautionary Tale for U.S.

Imagine if running a red light or forgetting a loan payment prevented you from buying airline tickets or prompted a higher interest rate on a loan. …

China Debuts Its New, Nearly Battle-Ready Stealth Jet

The United States may be the leader in stealthy military technology, but China is catching up—and quickly.<p>China’s first stealth fighter made its …

Xi's Political Allies Emerge

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, <i>AsiaToday</i> - As Chinese President Xi Jinping received a potent boost to his status in the sixth plenum of the 18th Central Committee that concluded on Oct. 27, Xi's close allies are emerging. Unless there is a rapidly changing situation in the future, Xi's …

China’s Secret Weapon in Space

An American analyst first translated the Chinese word <i>shashoujian</i> (殺手鐧) as meaning “Assassin’s Mace” in 1999, though linguists ascribe it multiple, often innocuous, meanings. By 2004, the Pentagon and security analysts speculating on China’s weapons development ambitions and strategies had fully and …

Volvo And China's Geely Collaborate On 'Connected' Car Brand, Lynk & Co

Geely has officially launched a new car brand during an event in Sweden: Lynk & Co. The brand will focus on young car buyers. It will hit the Chinese car market in late 2017, followed by Europe and North America in 2018/19.<p>The “Lynk” part of the brand name refers to interconnected cars, where cars …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Here’s How Much China Loves Buicks

General Motors sold more than 1 million Buick brand vehicles globally this year through September, as the near-luxury brand shifts focus away from …

Our Latest Look at China's New Stealth Fighter

The J-20 gets a new paint job.<p>China's latest fighter, the Chengdu J-20, is sporting a new camouflage scheme. The new "fifth generation" fighter is wearing new "splinter" camouflage in photos spotted on the Chinese internet in early October.<p>The photos show four aircraft: Two wearing a yellow primer …

Aviation

The 15 most innovative countries in the world

The WEF looks at data on areas as varied as the soundness of banks to the sophistication of businesses in each country. It then uses the data to compile a picture of the economy of almost every country on earth.<p>One of the measures WEF looks at is innovation, which takes into account things like the …

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The Era of American Global Dominance Is Over

You might recall the term "Eurasia" from high school geography classes. The term isn't used much anymore in political discussions in the West, but it should be. That is where the most serious geopolitical action is going to be taking place in the world as we move deeper into the 21st century. The …

China launches second trial space station

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1260000/1260100_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524790839_682fb55ff2eba76801499eac3826bcde<p><b>China has launched a second experimental space station, as it looks to have a crewed outpost by 2022.</b><p>The Tiangong 2 blasted off just after 22:00 local …

Sorry China, the future of next-generation manufacturing is in the US

After three decades of dramatic growth, China’s manufacturing engine has largely stalled. With rising salaries, labor unrest, environmental devastation and intellectual property theft, China is no longer an attractive place for Western companies to move their manufacturing. Technology has also …

Manufacturing

For years, its space programme was shrouded in secrecy. Now, with plans for lunar and Mars missions, and crowds at its launch sites, China is ready for liftoff<p>At 8pm Beijing time on 25 June this year the tropical darkness over China’s Hainan province was temporarily banished by a blinding orange …

Space Exploration

See Breathtaking Views of the National Parks From Space on Their 100th Birthday

Volcanoes National Park, Jan.18, 2014<br>Jesse Allen—NASA<p>1 of 13<p>America’s National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday on Aug. 25. From Aug. …

International court's ruling in South China Sea case won't end the fight

Three years ago, the Philippines asked an international tribunal to sort out an increasingly testy dispute with China over who's entitled to do what on and around rocks, reefs and other formations in the South China Sea — a resource-rich zone through which huge quantities of goods and oil are …

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Maverick politician Rodrigo Duterte is sworn in as Philippines president

Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday as president of the Philippines, with many hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he could undercut one of Asia's liveliest democracies amid his threats to kill criminals en masse.<p>The 71-year-old former prosecutor and longtime …