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China Shows Signs of Fiscal and Food Shortages Amid Slowing Economic Growth
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) celebrated its centennial in July with a parade in Tiananmen Square and paeans to the Party’s prowess. The celebratory mood, however, did not quite cover the glint of trouble that...
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) attends a meeting with China's Vice President Xi Jinping (R) prior to a meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit at the Great Hall of the People on June 6, 2012 in Beijing, China.
Russia Insists Ties With China ‘The Best Ever,’ But Tensions Loom
On July 15, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov met with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, with both agreeing that bilateral relations between the two nations were “the best ever.” They were attending an international conference...
Retired U.S. General David Petraeus feels that the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan is a move that America will eventually regret.
Former US General Criticizes Afghanistan Withdrawal, China Seeks Cooperation With Taliban
Retired General David Petraeus, a former American military commander in Afghanistan, believes withdrawing troops from the nation is a mistake. In an interview with CNN, the general stated that the situation on the ground was...
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Videos Show Drowned Victims of Devastating Floods in Zhengzhou, China; State Media Claim No Deaths
Central China’s Henan Province is experiencing its heaviest rainfall in over 60 years and the rainfall is causing devastating flooding in numerous cities including the province’s capital city, Zhengzhou. On Tuesday, July 20 torrential rains...
Millions of Chinese Graduates Either Unemployed or Underemployed Following Graduation
Chinese universities are producing millions of graduates each year with higher and higher levels of education, however, after graduation many of these former students are finding themselves either unemployed or underemployed. Many are struggling to...
Tesla has introduced a subscription plan for its automated driving assistance service.
Tesla Plans $199-a-Month ‘Full Self-Driving’ Service to Remove ‘Burdensome Parts’ of Driving
Tesla has begun offering a “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) autopilot drive assistance system as a monthly subscription service to its users. The system claims to assist drivers with the “most burdensome parts” of driving like “steering,...
The US and Taiwan recently held trade talks, in which both parties agreed to combat forced labor in supply chains.
US Restarts Trade Talks With Taiwan Despite Beijing’s Opposition, Raises Pork and Beef Issue
On June 29th, representatives from the United States and Taiwan held trade talks for the first time in five years. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) disapproved, believing that the island nation is a Chinese province...
Chinese National Handed 3.5 Years in Prison for Attempt to Obtain Maritime Raiding Craft for Reverse Engineering
A Chinese national has been sentenced to 42 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges arising after his company lied to manufacturers during an attempted purchase of military-grade combat-use seacraft with multi-fuel engines for...
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama sits for his teachings during the 'Degon Yarchos Chenmo 2017' (Buddhist Summer Council) at the Diskit monastery in the Nubra Valley in India's Ladakh region near the Chinese border on July 12, 2017.
Chinese Demonstrators Wave Flags Near India Border in Opposition to Dalai Lama Birthday Celebration
The U.S, India, and Taiwan sent greetings to the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader On July 6, the Dalai Lama celebrated his 86th birthday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with His Holiness, greeting him and...