Apr 25, 2015

Smokers' haven China amends law to heavily curb tobacco ads

Reuters China’s rubber-stamp parliament has passed legislation that heavily restricts tobacco advertising in public, strengthening efforts to curb smoking in a country where more than a billion people are smokers or exposed to second-hand smoke. A revised Advertisement Law approved on Friday by the ...

Apr 24, 2015

Ex-China security czar tells court he accepted bribes, abused power

The Communist Party official whose downfall ushered in China’s graft crackdown admitted to taking bribes and abusing power under the instructions of the country’s retired public security czar. Li Chuncheng, 59, a former deputy party chief in China’s Sichuan province, said Thursday that he ...

Apr 23, 2015

New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities

A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies. The 33-page strategy says the Defense Department “should be able to use cyber operations to disrupt an ...

Apr 23, 2015

China warns North Korea nuclear arsenal expanding: report

Chinese nuclear experts believe North Korea may already have a nuclear arsenal of 20 warheads and the uranium enrichment capacity to double that figure by next year, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The estimate, which the Journal said was relayed to U.S. nuclear ...