U.S. Navy secretary: Cyberthreats getting 'whole lot of attention'

May 21, 2015

U.S. Navy secretary: Cyberthreats getting 'whole lot of attention'

The U.S. Navy is working hard to improve the cybersecurity of its computer networks and weapon and communications systems, while bracing for potential attacks on power grids and fuel supplies, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Wednesday. Mabus said cyberwarfare was a clear threat, given ...

May 21, 2015

WTO ruling prompts China to drop rare earths export quota

China on Wednesday told the World Trade Organization that it had scrapped a quota system limiting exports of rare earth minerals after complaints by the U.S., EU and Japan. China told WTO members that it had taken measures on Jan. 1 and May 1 ...

May 20, 2015

U.S. charges six Chinese nationals with economic espionage

The U.S government charged six Chinese nationals with economic espionage, saying they stole secrets from two companies that develop technology often used in military systems, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday. It was the third time in as many years that U.S. authorities ...

U.S., China ships in unplanned encounter

May 20, 2015

U.S., China ships in unplanned encounter

A U.S. combat ship used agreed codes for unplanned encounters when it met a Chinese vessel during a recent patrol of the contested South China Sea, according to the vice chief of naval operations. The USS Fort Worth met a Chinese military vessel near ...

China defends fishing ban, brushes off Vietnam's protest

May 18, 2015

China defends fishing ban, brushes off Vietnam's protest

China on Monday rejected Vietnam’s protest over Beijing’s seasonal fishing ban in the South China Sea, underscoring their dispute over ownership of islands and marine resources in the area. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the summer moratorium was an annual event and that ...