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‘Sea Fortress’: Taiwan to Boost Military Spending by $8.7 Billion to Defend Against Communist China
The Republic of China (ROC) military will add 240 billion Taiwan dollars (US$8.7 billion) to its defense spending over the next five years to protect the island of Taiwan against the communist regime on mainland...
In Unprecedented Clampdown, 7 Chinese Power Users Banned From Wikipedia as Information War Rages
Following an investigation by the Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP), the foundation that oversees Wikipedia has permanently banned seven mainland Chinese ‘power users’ from its websites globally and revoked administrator access and privileges for an...
South China Sea: USS Carl Vinson to Assert Freedom of Navigation
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson departed from San Diego last month. It has recently entered the South China Sea. Carrying F-35C stealth fighters, the aircraft carrier is participating in maritime strike exercises, flight...
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) General Li Zuocheng (L) and U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley (C) review an honour guard during a welcome ceremony at the Bayi Building in Beijing on August 16, 2016.
America’s Top General Mark Milley Reportedly Made Secret Contact With the Chinese Military
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff allegedly broke Trump’s chain of command twice to assure Beijing that the U.S. was not planning an attack The highest-ranking officer in the U.S. military, Mark A. Milley,...
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Chinese Economy Struggles With Slow Retail Sales in August
China’s retail sales growth for the month of August came out at a disappointing 2.5 percent when compared to a year back. This is well below the seven percent growth rate expected by analysts polled...
Japan and Vietnam Sign Defense Deal to Counter Common Foe, China
At a meeting on Saturday Sept. 11 between Vietnam and Japan, Japan agreed that it will now provide defense equipment and technology to Vietnam to counter what the two nations see as a mutual aggressive...
The Chinese real estate group, Evergrande, is facing issues with debt repayments.
China’s Evergrande Conglomerate Reels Under Payment Issues, Threatening Chinese Economy
China’s real estate giant, Evergrande, is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, unable to service its debts. One of the most indebted private conglomerates in China, the company’s shares, listed in Hong Kong, have crashed...
‘Deep Aging’ Becoming an Increasingly Difficult Problem for Many Major Chinese Cities
China’s once in a decade census has revealed that 14 percent of all residents in 149 cities in China are over the age of 65 indicating a population crisis that will have deep impacts on...
COVID-19 Outbreak in Southeast China Brings Travel Restrictions Ahead of Week-Long National Holiday
China’s southeastern province of Fujian is grappling with another COVID-19 outbreak after cases more than doubled overnight prompting officials to impose numerous restrictions ahead of the week-long national holiday, authorities said Tuesday.  The National Health...