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For Ben Blanchard's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Aug 1, 2015

On Army Day, China warns of growing border security risks

China’s military warned on Saturday on its founding anniversary of growing risks along its borders, including in the disputed waters of the South and East China Seas. The Chinese military, the world’s largest, has embarked upon an ambitious modernization program in recent years. That, ...

Three get death sentence for China train station attack

Sep 13, 2014

Three get death sentence for China train station attack

A Chinese court sentenced three people to death and one to life in prison on Friday for an attack at a train station that triggered a sweeping crackdown on what Beijing calls militant violence. The government said knife-wielding militants from the western region of ...

China ex-leaders OK'd Zhou probe

Jul 30, 2014

China ex-leaders OK'd Zhou probe

Two former Chinese leaders gave their consent to investigate ex-domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, a sign the corruption probe won’t open a rift in the Communist Party.