China’s Xi to visit North Korea as US nuke diplomacy stalls

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill. Xi will meet with … Read More

514,000 residents affected as hail, floods hit east China

A total of 514,000 residents have been affected by strong winds, hail and rainstorm-triggered floods in east China’s Jiangxi Province, with 45,000 relocated, local authorities said Saturday. Starting Thursday, it had been raining heavily in the northeastern, central parts of … Read More

As Taiwan stands up to big brother China, it deserves the world’s support

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For the second time in less than three months, Taiwan has hosted a conference on religious freedom, with President Tsai Ing-wen delivering a speech on the issue. Last week President Tsai told the Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum that “Taiwan’s religious freedom … Read More

Expert: Chinese overfishing in South China Sea threatens ‘everywhere in Southeast Asia’

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Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images The director of a think tank dedicated to monitoring the South China Sea said on Friday that overfishing in the body of water, exacerbated by China’s attempted colonization, could damage industries and food security in all of Southeast Asia. “If … Read More

U.S. Plans More Than $2 Billion in Weapons Sales to Taiwan, Angering Beijing

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is planning a new effort to help the Taiwanese government upgrade its military by allowing Taipei to buy billions of dollars’ worth of weapons systems, possibly including more than 100 tanks — a move that has … Read More

“Pig Ebola” is spreading uncontrollably in China and Vietnam

Health officials in Hanoi, Vietnam, spray disinfectant on a dead pig at a farm before burying it in an isolated quarantined pit to stop the spread of African swine fever. Manan VatsyanyanaAFP/Getty Images An unprecedented outbreak of African swine fever, … Read More

China condemns US Secretary of State Pompeo’s ‘prejudice, arrogance’ on Tiananmen

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a joint news conference in The Hague, Netherlands on June 3, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON (AFP) – China on Tuesday (June 4) accused the United States of attacking its system and smearing … Read More

Singapore, China to boost defence cooperation, engage in larger military exercises

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SINGAPORE: Singapore and China have agreed on an updated defence agreement that could see them increase the scale of existing military exercises, with new areas of cooperation between troops. The revised Agreement on Defence Exchanges and Security Cooperation (ADESC) is … Read More

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