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For Jesse Johnson's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Aug 20, 2016

China holds 'confrontation' drills in Sea of Japan

China’s navy has conducted what it called “confrontation” exercises in the Sea of Japan, part of routine annual drills, state media said Friday. The drills, which took place Thursday, come as China seeks to create a navy capable of force projection greater distances away ...

Aug 15, 2016

Chinese newspaper slams Japan over reported Miyako missile plan

Chinese state-run media on Monday slammed a reported plan by Tokyo to develop a new land-to-sea missile and place it on remote southern islands, saying the move would make Japanese military sites there a “target” for Chinese forces. The Global Times newspaper, known for ...

Beijing ridicules Trump over 'China-bashing'

Aug 9, 2016

Beijing ridicules Trump over 'China-bashing'

China responded Tuesday to claims by Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump that Beijing “breaks the rules in every way imaginable” when it comes to trade, lashing out at the business mogul’s economic prescription that it called “dangerous and damaging.” In a commentary, the ...