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Itu Aba Journal: Island or Rock? Taiwan Defends Its Claim in South China Sea

ITU ABA, South China Sea — The largest natural feature of the Spratly Islands, the hotly disputed archipelago in the South China Sea, is a forested, sun-drenched oval of land, cleaved by a single runway that gives the place the appearance [...]
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Tensions erupt among Trump trade officials ahead of China talks

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro (second from left) leaves his hotel in Beijing on May 4. On Wednesday, he wasn’t named on a Treasury Department list of U.S. officials [...]
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Ross losing sway with Trump on China

6 days ago | 0 comment
Wilbur Ross has been largely sidelined in high-stakes trade negotiations with China in the latest signal that President Donald Trump is losing confidence in his Commerce secretary, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Ross [...]
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On U.S.-North Korea Talks, China May Hold the Cards

1 week ago | 0 comment
DANDONG, China — Along the Chinese border with North Korea, the evidence of Beijing’s leverage in the coming talks between President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, is everywhere. Footage of China’s president, [...]
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For U.S. and China, Lasers and Missiles Heighten Military Tensions

2 weeks ago | 0 comment
The United States also objected to the deployment of antiaircraft and anti-ship missiles on islands that China claims in the South China Sea. Such deployments have been reported before, but never before have they been so explicitly confirmed [...]
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China Moves to Steady Ties With North Korea Before Trump-Kim Meeting

3 weeks ago | 0 comment
Beijing has suspected that Washington might agree to put aside its nuclear disagreements with North Korea and accept the North’s nuclear capabilities if it served to contain China, he said. Mr. Wang could have delivered a careful message, [...]
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China, Feeling Left Out, Has Plenty to Worry About in North Korea-U.S. Talks

4 weeks ago | 0 comment
“The loss of prestige is a big problem for China and Xi, who wants everyone else to view China as an essential actor of international relations, especially in the Northeast Asian context,” said Zhang Baohui, a professor of international [...]
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China Conducts War Games, and Taiwan Is the Target

1 month ago | 0 comment
Those exercises, which included 48 ships, 76 aircraft and more than 10,000 personnel, were the largest ever carried out by the People’s Liberation Army Navy, the state news media said. “The task of building a powerful navy has never [...]
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Mao as Object of Steamy Desire? It’s Riling Up Some in China

1 month ago | 0 comment
Dorothy Solinger, a political-science professor who specializes in Chinese politics at the University of California, Irvine, said some people in China still want Mao “to remain above the fray and be superhuman.” “It could be that [...]
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E.U. Likes Trump’s Stance on China, but Hates His Methods

1 month ago | 0 comment
“I don’t think Europe will side with China — we have the same problems with China as the Americans do,” she said. “But the E.U. does agree with the Chinese that Trump is doing it the wrong way and has been outspokenly critical [...]