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Poland signs $5.8 billion contract for South Korean arms
Two South Korean companies have agreed a $5.76 billion deal with Poland to export tanks and howitzers, Seoul's arms procurement agency said on Saturday (August 27), after Warsaw agreed to ramp up arms imports amid...
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COVID-19 Worsened China’s Declining Birth Rate, Health Commission Says
According to the People's Republic of China (PRC) National Health Commission, the COVID-19 pandemic has "had a clear impact on the marriage and childbirth arrangements of some people," as reported by Reuters on Aug. 22....
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Toyota’s Chinese Factory Shutters Because of Drought-induced Electricity Shortage
The world’s top automaker shuttered one of its factories in mainland China at the Communist Party’s bequest because of a critical electricity shortage rooted in the same problem facing much of the world this summer:...
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Beijing Announces New Military Drills Over US Senate Delegation’s Visit to Taiwan
After the U.S. sent a Senate delegation to visit Taiwan on Monday, Aug. 5, Communist China announced that its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) would be conducting new military drills around the self-ruling island, and also...
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US and Indonesia Perform Joint Military Exercises as Tensions With China Heighten
On Aug. 3, the U.S. and Indonesia held their annual joint military exercises on the island of Sumatra alongside other countries as tensions with Beijing rose.  Since 2009, the U.S. and Indonesia have held an...
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Seeing Things That Aren’t There: Chinese Netizens Triggered by ‘Pro-Independence’ Photo of Taiwanese Celebrity Eating Spaghetti Amid Pelosi’s Visit
As an ancient Chinese proverb goes, "the grass and trees all look like enemy troops" (草木皆兵). That's apparently the feeling in mainland China as U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi travelled to Taiwan and...
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Pelosi Arrives in Taiwan, Publishes Op-Ed Advocating Support for Island
Footage published on Tuesday, Aug. 2 shows U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi being escorted by security personnel as she arrived at her hotel in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. The visit by America's...
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Pelosi Begins Asia Trip Amid Reports She Could Visit Taiwan
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelsoi and several other Congress members arrived in the city-state of Singapore in the morning of Aug. 1, the beginning of an Asia tour that has drawn international attention...
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Falun Gong Marks 23 Years of Persecution–And Perseverance–In China
Communist China’s persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual practice has continued nonstop for more than two decades, having begun 23 years ago on July 20, 1999.  Falun Gong was immensely popular in China during the...