Tag: China

China orders armed forces to enhance combat readiness

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday ordered the country’s armed forces to enhance their combat readiness and develop an even stronger military presence. Xi gave the instruction at a meeting of the Central Military Commission (CMC) in Beijing, reports state-owned news portal Xinhua. “The world is facing a period of major changes not seen for […]

China passes Japan to become UN’s No. 2 contributor

Beijing’s gain could prove Tokyo’s loss in terms of clout China will become the second-largest monetary sponsor of the United Nations, behind only the U.S., under newly adopted contribution plans, knocking Japan from a spot it has held since the 1980s. The General Assembly on Saturday adopted a resolution increasing the Chinese contribution to 12.005% for […]

Chinese City Bans Christmas Celebrations to Maintain ‘Clean Environment’

The Chinese city of Langfang near Beijing banned any public displays celebrating Christmas, including Christmas trees, lights, banners, and any “religious activities” in public in an attempt to win a Communist Party award for being “civilized,” state media reported on Monday. The Chinese Communist Party has spent years attempting to dissuade the population from engaging in […]

Senior Chinese military officer calls for attacks on US ships

The South China Sea is a powder keg, and one senior Chinese military officer seems interested in lighting the fuse. Dai Xu, a People’s Liberation Army Air Force colonel commandant and the president of China’s Institute of Marine Safety and Cooperation, suggested at a conference in Beijing on Saturday that the Chinese navy should use […]

EU, RUSSIA, CHINA emphasized to keep commercial ties with Iran

The European Union, Russia, and China have emphasized they will keep commercial ties with Iran despite a new wave of sanctions imposed by the United States that covers Iran’s energy and banking field. On Saturday Iran requested European guarantees of backing in the face of Washington’s intent to re-impose sanctions on vital Iranian oil sales […]

Germany tries to defuse N.Korea tensions, praises China

Germany on Wednesday vowed to do all it could to defuse tensions between the United States and North Korea, lauding China’s role in pressuring North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to delay plans to fire missiles towards the U.S. territory of Guam. But Berlin played down the idea that Germany could be a significant mediator […]

Six Major Problems with China’s Israeli-Palestinian ‘Peace’ Plan

China’s UN ambassador has been calling on the international community to support a four-point proposal from President Xi Jinping to guide Israeli-Palestinian negotiations leading to the creation of a Palestinian state. The Chinese plan would harm Israel’s national security, concede strategic Israeli territory and result in the creation of a terrorist-supporting Palestinian state. The four points of […]

China Preps For War With U.S.

China reportedly fired off around two dozen missiles at mock-ups of American targets over the weekend. The Chinese military launched 20 missiles at mock missile defense systems and fighter jets, specifically the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system and U.S. Air Force F-22 stealth fighters, U.S. intelligence officials revealed to Fox News’ Lucas […]

North Korea claims all of U.S. in strike range as Trump says China has done “nothing”

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea said on Saturday it had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that proved its ability to strike America’s mainland, drawing a sharp warning from U.S. President Donald Trump and a rebuke from China.   However, later on Saturday Trump wrote on Twitter that he was “very […]

China reportedly preps for crisis along border with North Korea

The Chinese military has reportedly been building up defenses along its border with North Korea that coincide with warnings by President Trump that he is considering military action over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons push. The Wall Street Journal, citing a review of official military and government websites and interviews with experts, reported that Beijing has built […]