Feb 3, 2016

China says U.S. looking for excuses to raise defense budget

China said on Wednesday the United States was just looking for excuses to pump taxpayers’ money into its military, after U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter named China as a reason for seeking a $582.7 billion defense budget next year. Carter said the funding request ...

Feb 3, 2016

U.S. says summit with ASEAN nations 'not anti-China'

A summit with Southeast Asian leaders that President Barack Obama will host this month is “not anti-China,” a State Department official said Tuesday. The meeting will bring leaders from the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the California resort of Sunnylands on Feb. ...

Feb 2, 2016

Senior Chinese official arrives in North Korea

China’s point man for North Korea arrived Tuesday in Pyongyang amid a flurry of diplomacy over the North’s recent nuclear test. The visit by Wu Dawei, China’s special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs, comes after North Korea said it successfully tested its first H-bomb ...