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Beijing raps Taiwan's Tsai over call to 'constrain' China

Jun 27, 2018

Beijing raps Taiwan's Tsai over call to 'constrain' China

China lashed out Wednesday at Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen after she urged the international community in an interview to "constrain" China before it does irreparable damage to global democracy. Her comments are "misleading and totally baseless," the spokesman for Beijing's Taiwan Affairs Office told a ...

Jun 26, 2018

Mattis becomes first U.S. defense chief to visit China under Trump

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday became the first Pentagon chief to visit China since 2014, starting a three-day trip with a goal of improving security dialogue with Beijing despite increasingly fraught Sino-U.S. relations. Mattis, a former Marine general, has been highly critical of ...

France, Australia call on China to observe rules in South Pacific

May 2, 2018

France, Australia call on China to observe rules in South Pacific

French President Emmanuel Macron and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday issued a reminder to China to respect a "rules-based" order in the South Pacific amid concerns about Beijing's growing influence in the region. Macron also stepped up his calls for the renegotiation of ...

Dec 13, 2017

Google opens AI center in China despite exclusion from nation's internet

Google announced Wednesday that it will open a new artificial intelligence research center in Beijing, tapping China's talent pool in the promising technology despite the U.S. search giant's exclusion from the country's internet. Artificial intelligence, especially machine learning, has been an area of intense focus ...