China's Xi to head new commission for military-civilian development

Jan 23, 2017

China's Xi to head new commission for military-civilian development

Chinese President Xi Jinping will head a new commission overseeing joint military and civilian development, state media said, as the country continues with an ambitious military modernization program. Xi has set great store on China’s military modernization, including developing an ocean-going “blue water” navy, ...

Jan 21, 2017

Chinese express doubts about U.S. relations under Trump

People in Beijing expressed doubts Saturday about President Donald Trump’s ability to steer the U.S. economy and manage China-American relations, underscoring concerns over trade, Taiwan and other issues. While Trump didn’t mention China in his inaugural address Friday, he referred often to the country ...

Jan 20, 2017

China warns Japan against interfering in Taiwan affairs

China warned Japan on Friday against interfering in Taiwan’s affairs following a media report saying Tokyo’s armed forces plan a tabletop exercise next week on the assumption that there will be a military clash between the Chinese mainland and the self-ruled island. “The Taiwan ...

Jan 20, 2017

Wenger makes case for European soccer

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping the high quality of competition in Europe will keep players from leaving for the financial gain in China. Wenger is facing regular questions about the future of both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, and the big money on ...