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Republican Senator Rebuffs Chinese Meddling in U.S. Politics

Dennis Lennox, A senior Chinese diplomat intervened into the otherwise mundane legislative process in the Michigan Capitol after a resolution in the upper house of the state Legislature commended Taiwan for the celebration of its national day. Objecting to the resolution, Hong Lei, consul general for the People’s Republic of China, as Beijing is formally

War Cries Drown Out ‘America First’

Pat Buchanan, “Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?” tweeted President Donald Trump on Easter Sunday. Earlier, after discovering “great chemistry” with Chinese President Xi Jinping over “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake” at Mar-a-Lago, Trump had confided, “I explained … that a

Woman’s headphones reportedly explode during flight after falling asleep

An unidentified woman travelling from Beijing to Melbourne last month reportedly suffered from burns on her face and hand after her headphones exploded on her face. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the incident occurred mid-flight on Feb. 19. The woman, who was not identified, told agents at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau that she

US Navy plane, Chinese jet have ‘unsafe’ encounter over South China Sea

A U.S. Navy patrol plane and a Chinese jet had an “usafe” encounter over the South China Sea earlier this week, the U.S. Pacific Command said Friday. The “interaction” between the U.S. Navy P-3C plane and a Chinese KJ-200 took place on Wednesday in international airspace over the waters, Robert Shuford, a spokesman from the

‘Military clash’ looms over Tillerson’s tough talk, China warns

China escalated its war of words against the incoming Trump administration Friday, declaring in state media that Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson’s warning over Beijing’s military buildup in the South China Sea could signal the first shots of “a military clash.” During his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday,

China posts worst export fall since 2009 as fears of U.S. trade war loom

BEIJING China’s massive export engine sputtered for the second year in a row in 2016, with shipments falling in the face of persistently weak global demand and officials voicing fears of a trade war with the United States that is clouding the outlook for 2017. In one week, China’s leaders will see if President-elect Donald