U.S. ship sails in South China Sea by China-claimed islands

Asia Pacific Feb 17, 2021

U.S. ship sails in South China Sea by China-claimed islands

A U.S. Navy warship sailed by islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday in a freedom of navigation operation, marking the latest move by Washington to challenge Beijing's territorial claims in the contested waters. The U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet said destroyer ...

China eyes rare earth export curbs for U.S. defense, report says

Asia Pacific Feb 16, 2021

China eyes rare earth export curbs for U.S. defense, report says

China is exploring whether it can hurt U.S. defense contractors by limiting supplies of rare-earth minerals that are critical to the industry, the Financial Times reported. Industry executives said government officials had asked them how badly companies in the U.S. and Europe would be affected ...