Tag: China

China ‘deploys 150,000 troops to North Korea border’

The Chinese army has reportedly deployed 150,000 troops to the North Korean border to prepare for pre-emptive attacks after the United States dropped airstrikes on Syria. President Donald Trump’s missile strike on Syria on Friday was widely interpreted as a warning to North Korea. And now China, left shocked by the air strikes, has deployed […]

China and South Korea threaten North Korea with potential new sanctions

China and South Korea have agreed to impose “strong” new sanctions on North Korea if it carries out further nuclear or long-range missile tests, a senior official in Seoul said on Monday. The commitment comes as pressure on Pyongyang mounts after last week’s summit between US President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping. Monday’s meeting […]

US, China agree on North Korea nuclear threat, Tillerson says

China understands how dangerous North Korea’s nuclear program has become and agrees action must be taken to stop it, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday, as the US sent an aircraft carrier strike group toward the Korean Peninsula. “I think even China is beginning to recognize that this presents a threat to even […]

China, India, Brazil and South Africa push Trump on climate change

China, Brazil, India and South Africa have urged industrialized countries to honor financial commitments made in Paris in 2015 to help developing countries fight against global climate change, they said in a statement on Tuesday. Following a meeting in Beijing, climate change ministers from the “BASIC” bloc of four major emerging economies called on rich […]

China agrees on ‘action’ on North Korea as navy strike group sails

As the US navy deployed a strike group towards the western Pacific Ocean, to provide a presence near the Korean peninsula, the secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said China agreed with the Trump administration that “action has to be taken” regarding North Korea. Trump officials broadcast president’s plan for Syria: wait for global response Read […]

Philippines’ Duterte orders troops to disputed South China Sea in possible new rift with Beijing

The Philippine president appeared to revive his quarrels with China on Thursday, ordering his troops to occupy islands and reefs in the disputed South China Sea — and saying he may even stop by for a visit. Rodrigo Duterte said the military should build structures on all of the Philippine-held islands, reefs and shoals in […]

Trump presses China on North Korea ahead of Xi talks

U.S. President Donald Trump held out the possibility on Sunday of using trade as a lever to secure Chinese cooperation against North Korea and suggested Washington might deal with Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs on its own if need be. The comments, in an interview published on Sunday by the Financial Times, appeared designed to […]

China says ‘no such thing’ as man-made islands in South China Sea

There was “no such thing” as man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday, and reiterated that any building work was mainly for civilian purposes. China, which claims most of the resource-rich region, has carried out land reclamation and construction on several islands in the Spratly archipelago, parts of […]

USS Carl Vinson Shadowed by Russian, Chinese Spy Ships Near South Korea

The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, currently deployed in waters near South Korea, is being shadowed by both a Chinese spy ship and a Russian spy ship, a defense official told Breitbart News. While U.S. ships “generally” have a Chinese shadow while operating in the region, it is uncommon for them to be shadowed by […]

Netanyahu: ‘Significant progress’ in settlement talks with US

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that “significant progress” has been made toward an understanding between Israel and the US on settlement construction. “The talks have not been completed, but there is progress and we will hear about it when we reach Israel,” he told reporters in China, where he was on a state visit, […]