Jun 7, 2017

Pentagon report cites China military buildup around world

China’s construction of a military outpost in Djibouti is just the first of what will likely be an ongoing expansion in friendly foreign ports around the world to support distant deployments, a new Pentagon report concludes, predicting that Pakistan may be another potential location. ...

Jun 7, 2017

China builds 24 fighter-size hangars on South China Sea outposts: U.S.

China was constructing 24 fighter-sized hangars, fixed-weapons positions and other military-related infrastructure on each of three major Chinese-occupied features in the disputed South China Sea as of late last year, the U.S. Defense Department said Tuesday. “China’s Spratly Islands outpost expansion effort is currently ...

China won't release men who probed Ivanka Trump supplier

Jun 7, 2017

China won't release men who probed Ivanka Trump supplier

China’s government on Tuesday rejected a U.S. State Department call to release three activists detained while investigating a Chinese company that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands. It sought instead to enforce a cone of silence around the men, according to a ...

Top-ranking U.S. diplomat in China David Rank resigns

/ Jun 6, 2017

Top-ranking U.S. diplomat in China David Rank resigns

The top-ranking diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing has abruptly resigned, telling colleagues he is leaving the foreign service over disagreements with Trump administration policy, U.S. officials said Monday. State Department officials said David Rank announced his retirement Monday at a town hall ...

Beijing rejects 'irresponsible' U.S. remarks on South China Sea

Jun 5, 2017

Beijing rejects 'irresponsible' U.S. remarks on South China Sea

China has expressed “firm opposition” to remarks made by U.S. Pentagon chief James Mattis during a regional defense summit over the weekend, after he criticized Beijing’s “militarization” of the South China Sea. Washington has repeatedly expressed concerns that China’s development of artificial islands in ...