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China Bans Internet News Reporting

By China’s top internet regulator ordered major online companies including Sina Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. to stop original news reporting, the latest effort by the government to tighten its grip over the country’s web and information industries. The Cyberspace Administration of China imposed the ban on several major news portals, including Inc. and NetEase […]

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Tribunal rejects China’s expansive South China Sea claims

By An international tribunal rejected China’s extensive claims in the South China Sea in a landmark ruling Tuesday that also found the country had aggravated the seething regional dispute and violated the Philippines’ maritime rights by building up artificial islands that destroyed coral reefs and by disrupting fishing and oil exploration. While the decision […]

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Taiwan Accidentally Fires Missile at China

By The Taiwanese navy accidentally fired an anti-ship missile in the direction of China Friday, killing the captain of a nearby fishing boat. The missile flew for about two minutes toward the Penghu Islands, in the direction of mainland China. But it never crossed the midway line between Taiwan and China, Taiwan’s Vice Adm. […]

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China Is Planning a Massive Sea Lab 10,000 Feet Underwater

By China is speeding up efforts to design and build a manned deep-sea platform to help it hunt for minerals in the South China Sea, one that may also serve a military purpose in the disputed waters. Such an oceanic “space station” would be located as much as 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) below the […]

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China reportedly will send nuclear-armed submarines to patrol Pacific

By The Chinese military reportedly is planning to send submarines armed with nuclear weapons to patrol the Pacific Ocean for the first time amid territorial disputes over islands in the region. The Guardian, citing Chinese military officials, said that while the timing for a maiden patrol has not yet been determined, Beijing insists that […]

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Riot Control Robot Can Zap Protesters

By A riot control robot that can zap people with an electrical charge has been unveiled in China. Hailed as the country’s first “intelligent security robot”, it has an “electrically charged riot control tool” and an SOS button for people to notify police. It can navigate autonomously, and uses on-board cameras to analyse situations. […]

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China plans to launch core module of space station around 2018

By China will launch a core module belonging to its first space station around 2018, according to a senior engineer with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. on Thursday. Two space labs will be launched later and dock with the core module, “Tianhe-1,” said Wang Zhongyang, spokesperson with a key research institute attached to […]

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China’s Show of Force in Indonesian Waters

By China has called on Indonesia to release eight crew members from a fishing boat that was seized in mid-March. The tense standoff could be the result of a new phase of lawlessness in China’s behavior in the South China Sea. On the 19th, a Chinese coast guard vessel entered the sovereign waters of […]

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First Ocean Freight Rates Collapse to “Zero,” China Freight Index Plunges to Record Low, Bailouts Loom

By The amount it costs to ship containers from China to ports around the world has plunged to historic lows. As container carriers are sinking deeper into trouble, whipped by lackluster global demand and rampant oversupply of container ships, they’re escalating a brutal price war with absurd consequences. Maritime research and advisory firm Drewry (emphasis mine): Recent news stories, […]

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US, China agree on UN sanctions against North Korea over missile test

By The U.S. and China have agreed to a draft resolution increasing U.N. sanctions against North Korea as punishment for the Communist country’s latest nuclear test and rocket launch. Security Council diplomats told Fox News late Wednesday that draft resolution had been circulated to all 15 members of the council for their consideration. A […]

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China plans to open 1st ‘meltdown-free’ nuclear power plant by 2017

By China says it is planning to bring a safe nuclear power plant that will not suffer from meltdowns online in November 2017. It would be the world’s first high-temperature, gas-cooled pebble-bed nuclear plant built on an industrial scale. China’s Nuclear Engineering Construction Corporation wants to introduce a high temperature, pebble-bed, gas-cooled nuclear reactor, […]

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New report warns military has ‘failed to keep pace’ with China and Russia in electromagnetic warfare

By America is falling behind in the development of critical electromagnetic weapons some say could wipe out 90 percent of its population, a new report has claimed. The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments says the technology is ‘one of the most critical operational domains in modern warfare.’ However, it concludes ‘unfortunately, ‘failed to […]

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China to set up 1st overseas naval base in Djibouti next to US airbase

By Beijing plans to set up a naval facility in Djibouti, East Africa, to boost counter-piracy and peacekeeping efforts, officials say. The future Chinese installation will be near a US airbase reportedly used for the Pentagon’s drone operations. Beijing is currently in talks with Djibouti’s government to build a naval facility to support the […]

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