Chinese defense spending slows but still tops GDP growth rate

Mar 4, 2015

Chinese defense spending slows but still tops GDP growth rate

China’s central government will increase defense spending at a slower pace than last year as President Xi Jinping overhauls the military and seeks to stamp out the corruption that hinders the country’s combat readiness. The defense budget will rise about 10 percent this year, ...

Mar 3, 2015

Taiwan, Japan to discuss fishing arrangements near Senkakus

A Taiwan-Japan joint fishery committee will meet in Tokyo this week to discuss fishing arrangements in waters off the Senkaku Islands. Administered by Japan, the isles are claimed by both China and Taiwan. Chou Shyue-yow, deputy director general of the ministry’s Department of East ...