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May 2014 - China Special Weapons News
- U.S., Chinese Leaders Meet, Continue Rapprochement AFPS 31 May 2014 -- Reaching out to new countries is part and parcel of President Barack Obama's new foreign policy approach and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reinforced that push, meeting today with the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army Lt. Gen. Wang Guanzhong.
- US Warns China at Asia Security Forum VOA 31 May 2014 -- At Asia's largest security forum, China found itself on the defensive with top officials from several countries, including the United States, Japan and Vietnam, calling on Beijing to moderate its behavior amid maritime territorial disputes in the region.
- Beijing not to stir trouble in South China Sea: Xi Iran Press TV 31 May 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged that his country will not "stir up trouble" in the disputed waters of the South China Sea claimed by six neighboring nations.
- Beijing calles Hagel's claims of China 'inciting tensions' in S China Sea 'bullying' VoR 31 May 2014 -- China has harshly reacted to the statement of the US Minister of Defense, Chuck Hagel, who, according to the Chinese side, 'made threats', having accused China of inciting tensions in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, the asiaone.com portal reports.
- China set to deploy peacekeeping battalion to South Sudan Iran Press TV 30 May 2014 -- China is set to deploy an infantry battalion to South Sudan with the aim of strengthening the UN peacekeeping mission in the African country.
- Vietnamese Fisherman Vows to Return to South China Sea VOA 29 May 2014 -- The captain of a Vietnamese fishing boat that sank Monday after allegedly being rammed by Chinese vessels vowed to resume fishing in the South China Sea.
- US wants more missile systems in the Pacific, China opposes Iran Press TV 29 May 2014 -- The Pentagon's second-ranking officer has said that the United States is considering plans to deploy more regional missile systems in the Pacific.
- China denies any involvement in cyber theft Iran Press TV 29 May 2014 -- China has denied its government's involvement in any form of cyber theft, accusing the United States of fabricating facts.
- China urges Shangri-La Dialogue to boost trust, cooperation People's Daily 29 May 2014 -- Senior military and political officials from nearly 30 countries will gather in Singapore on Friday for the 13th Asia security summit, known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, to discuss regional security and cooperation.
- Vietnam Says China Attacked 4 Ships in Disputed Waters VOA 28 May 2014 -- Vietnam says China has attacked four of its ships near a controversial oil rig in the South China Sea, injuring three law enforcement officers.
- China, Vietnam Blame Each Other for Fishing Boat Sinking VOA 27 May 2014 -- Vietnam and China are blaming each other after a Vietnamese fishing boat sank in the disputed South China Sea near where Beijing has placed an oil rig.
- China Focus: Report slams 'unscrupulous' U.S. surveillance over world, China People's Daily 27 May 2014 -- A Chinese Internet information body has complained of 'unscrupulous' surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies over the rest of the world, and called for an immediate cessation of the practice.
- Vietnam Accuses China of Injuring Four Officials in Oil Rig Standoff VOA 26 May 2014 -- Vietnam says four fisheries surveillance officers were wounded Sunday after their ships were hit by water cannons fired by Chinese vessels guarding Beijing's oil rig in disputed waters of the South China Sea.
- Chinese jets scrambled after Japan's dangerous behavior People's Daily 26 May 2014 -- China condemned Japan's dangerous behavior in the East China Sea after Japanese military planes entered China's air defense zone during maritime exercises with Russia.
- China-Russia naval drill concludes People's Daily 26 May 2014 -- The Chinese and Russian directors of a joint naval drill on Monday announced the successful conclusion of the seven-day initiative.
- Chinese, Russian warships return to Shanghai from joint drill People's Daily 26 May 2014 -- All warships participating in the China-Russia joint naval drill returned to a Shanghai port Sunday.
- Russian-Chinese military exercises Joint Sea 2014 end in China VoR 26 May 2014 -- A closing ceremony of Russian-Chinese naval drills Joint Sea 2014 was held in the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai on Monday, ITAR-TASS reports. On Monday, Shanghai residents visited Varyag missile cruiser, flagship of Russia's Pacific Fleet, and were taken on a tour of the ship by Russian naval sailors.
- Russia may carry out joint astronautic projects with China – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin VoR 26 May 2014 -- Russia may implement joint astronautic projects with China, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin told journalists. 'As for the period after 2020, Russia may have new astronautic projects with other partners or a broader range of partners,' Rogozin said, speaking about a possible denial to renew the program of the International Space Station (ISS) after 2020.
- Report blasts 'unscrupulous' U.S. surveillance in China People's Daily 26 May 2014 -- A Chinese Internet information body has complained of 'unscrupulous' surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies over the rest of the world, and called for an immediate cessation of the practice.
- China attacks United States spying operations Iran Press TV 26 May 2014 -- China has carried out a broadside against the United States spying operations, saying they force their way into every corner of the country.
- China vows to maintain stability in Xinjiang People's Daily 26 May 2014 -- China will harshly crack down on terror attacks and maintain lasting stability in Xinjiang, the central leadership of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) said on Monday.
- China Tightens Security in Xinjiang VOA 26 May 2014 -- China says its security forces in the restive western region of Xinjiang have broken up 23 terrorist groups and arrested more than 200 following a deadly attack on a public market in Urumqi.
- China, Japan Accuse Each Other of 'Dangerous' Flight Activities VOA 25 May 2014 -- Japan and China have accused each other's air forces of 'dangerous' behavior over disputed waters in the East China Sea.
- Japan accuses China of 'dangerous' manoeuvres above disputed East China Sea VoR 25 May 2014 -- Japan on Sunday accused China of 'dangerous' manoeuvres above the disputed East China Sea after a Chinese fighter flew within roughly 30 metres (100 feet) of a Japanese military aircraft.
- Chinese fleet visits Nigeria People's Daily 25 May 2014 -- A visiting Chinese fleet of the 16th naval escort squad sent by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy arrived here Saturday for a four-day friendship visit to Nigeria.
- China calls for joint efforts to deepen China-Russia strategic economic cooperation People's Daily 25 May 2014 -- Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao on Saturday called for joint efforts of China and Russia to further deepen their strategic economic cooperation.
- Putin says Russia-China ties enter new stage People's Daily 25 May 2014 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this week in Shanghai marked that Russia-China relations have entered a new stage, and that the two countries will roll out all-around cooperation.
- China's Cyber Espionage Case a Guide to Hacking VOA 24 May 2014 -- The alleged hacking of U.S. corporate computers by elements of China's military wasn't in and of itself all that unique.
- Xinjiang calls for terror suspects to surrender People's Daily 25 May 2014 -- Legal, procuratorate and public security authorities in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region issued a joint statement on Saturday, calling for law-breakers who are involved in terrorist activities to surrender to get lenient punishments.
- Source: Hanoi No Longer Confronting Chinese Ships VOA 23 May 2014 -- A U.S. based journalist who recently visited the South China Sea says he believes the current situation near China's disputed oil rig has calmed down.
- China-Vietnam Maritime Dispute Tests US Pivot to Asia VOA 23 May 2014 -- The standoff over a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters off Vietnam is testing the Obama administration's so-called pivot of military and diplomatic assets to Asia.
- Hanoi's charges 'irresponsible' People's Daily 23 May 2014 -- Beijing slammed Hanoi on Thursday for 'making irresponsible accusations' against China on the international stage, following Vietnam's decision a day earlier to consider pursuing legal action over China's islands in the South China Sea.
- China-Russia navies conduct 'anti-piracy' exercises People's Daily 23 May 2014 -- The Chinese and Russian navies staged exercises on the East China Sea on Friday to simulate anti-piracy operations.
- China-Russia naval drill hones defense capabilities People's Daily 23 May 2014 -- Chinese and Russian navies on Thursday completed a defense exercise against the intrusion of unidentified boats as part of their ongoing naval drill 'Joint Sea-2014'.
- Beijing bumps up security patrols People's Daily 23 May 2014 -- The Chinese capital is rolling out a three-tier patrol plan that covers the skies, subways and streets after a series of terrorist attacks across the country.
- 2 Chinese naval vessels call at Myanmar port People's Daily 23 May 2014 -- Two Chinese naval vessels comprising Zheng He training vessel and Wei Fang defense vessel called at the Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa (MITT) in Yangon's Thanlyin township Friday morning as its second leg of Asian voyage.
- Russia, China May Modernize Mi-26 Helicopter RIA Novosti 22 May 2014 -- Russia and China may develop a new modified version of the Mi-26 Halo heavy-lift helicopter, Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev told journalists at the HeliRussia exhibition in Moscow.
- What You Need To Know About Russia And China's Gas Deal RFE/RL 22 May 2014 -- Russia and China have agreed to a 30-year natural-gas deal that will supply 38 billion cubic meters of gas annually to the world's most populous country, according to Gazprom. Here is what is known about the deal.
- Xi: Asian nations voice capacity of taking lead in solving Asian affairs People's Daily 22 May 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that if Asian countries speak with a common voice, they have the capacity to solve Asian problems themselves.
- U.S. spying, including on Chinese telco, seeks economic edge: NYT People's Daily 22 May 2014 -- U.S. media revealed Wednesday the U.S. government routinely spies on foreign companies to seek economic advantage.
- China champions new Asian security concept: Xi People's Daily 21 May 2014 -- China is a strong champion of the Asian security concept and is working to put it into practice, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Wednesday.
- Chinese, Russian naval forces gather for 'Joint Sea-2014' drill People's Daily 21 May 2014 -- The naval forces of China and Russia are scheduled to conduct the 'Joint Sea-2014' drill in the northern waters and aerial space of the East China Sea from May 20 to 26.
- China's Alleged Cybertheft Could Cost US Billions VOA 21 May 2014 -- A U.S. manufacturer was in the midst of a trade dispute with Asian competitors it said was flooding the market with cut-rate solar panels when it learned of a glaring new vulnerability: Its online communications were being hacked.
- Spying Charges Underscore US, China National Security Differences VOA 21 May 2014 -- The U.S. indictment of Chinese army officers on charges that they spied on American industries reveals a basic disagreement about what the two nations consider as their legitimate national security interests. That disagreement is affecting relations between Washington and Beijing.
- Spy charges expose U.S. cyber hegemony mentality People's Daily 21 May 2014 -- The United States has indulged in its cyber hegemony mentality again as it filed ungrounded commercial cyber espionage charges against five Chinese military officers.
- China, Russia Sign Major Gas Deal VOA 21 May 2014 -- China and Russia signed a long-awaited, 30-year agreement for natural gas worth an estimated $400 billion on Wednesday, securing the world's top energy user a major new source of the clean-burning fuel, Chinese state media and the AP reported.
- China, Russia ink long-awaited gas deal People's Daily 21 May 2014 -- SHANGHAI, May 21 -- China and Russia on Wednesday inked the long-awaited gas deal in Shanghai, ending the decade-long natural gas supply talks between the two neighbors.
- Russia, China seal major gas deal, bypass US dollar Iran Press TV 21 May 2014 -- Russia has signed a major deal with China for the export of natural gas to the world's second largest economy.
- China's Xi Warns Asian Countries on Military Alliances VOA 21 May 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Asian countries against building what he sees as unhelpful military alliances, in what is seen as a swipe at nations that have developed closer defense ties with the United States.
- China suspends cyber working group activities with U.S. to protest cyber theft indictment People's Daily 20 May 2014 -- China on Monday decided to suspend activities of the China-U.S. Cyber Working Group as U.S. announced indictment against five Chinese military officers on allegation of cyber theft.
- China slams US 'double standards' on hacking Iran Press TV 20 May 2014 -- Chinese Defense Ministry slams the United States for double standards, amid a cyber-espionage row between the two sides.
- China Warns of More Repercussions Over US Cyber Indictments VOA 20 May 2014 -- China has lodged a protest with the U.S. Ambassador in Beijing in response to accusations that five Chinese military officers engaged in cyber theft and espionage targeting American companies and labor groups. China also says it could take further steps in response to the indictments.
- CIA vows not to use fake vaccination programs to cover spy operations VoR 20 May 2014 -- The White House has promised the United States will not use vaccination programs as cover for spy operations - after the move was attempted during the hunt for Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, AFP reports. As Pakistan suffers a resurgence of polio, a top White House official pledged in a letter dated May 16 that intelligence agencies would foreswear the tactic, which is partly blamed for the spread of the crippling disease.
- Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin Speaks at the Press Conference Announcing U.S. Charges Against Five Chinese Military Hackers for Cyber Espionage US Dept. of Justice 19 May 2014
- Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the Press Conference Announcing U.S. Charges Against Five Chinese Military Hackers for Cyber Espionage US Dept. of Justice 19 May 2014
- US files criminal charges against Chinese military Iran Press TV 19 May 2014 -- The Justice Department has filed criminal charges against members of the Chinese military, accusing them of conducting economic cyber-espionage against the United States, officials said.
- China slams US hacking claims against military personnel Iran Press TV 19 May 2014 -- China has slammed the US for indicting five Chinese military personnel for hacking, warning that the allegation will jeopardize relations between the two countries.
- PLA buys more domestic brand vehicles People's Daily 19 May 2014 -- More than 1,000 Red Flag H7 limousines have been delivered to the People's Liberation Army (PLA), as foreign brands are being phased out in procurement by China's military force, the PLA Daily reported on Monday.
- U.S. Charges Five Chinese Military Hackers for Cyber Espionage Against U.S. Corporations and a Labor Organization for Commercial Advantage US Dept. of Justice 19 May 2014 -- A grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania (WDPA) indicted five Chinese military hackers for computer hacking, economic espionage and other offenses directed at six American victims in the U.S. nuclear power, metals and solar products industries.
- US Indicts 5 Chinese Military Members for Cyber Spying VOA 19 May 2014 -- A U.S. grand jury has indicted five members of the Chinese military for allegedly cyber spying on American companies in the nuclear power, metals and solar products industries, the Department of Justice said on Monday.
- In Shanghai, Ban urges China's continued support for sustainable development UN News Centre 19 May 2014 -- The partnership between the United Nations and China was in the spotlight today in Shanghai where just-arrived Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met with President Xi Jinping and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi before outlining key global challenges at the city's premiere institute for the study of international politics, economy and security strategy.
- Chinese ships ferrying evacuees home from Vietnamese port People's Daily 19 May 2014 -- Some 4,000 Chinese nationals affected in the recent anti-foreign violence in Vietnam are heading home Monday from this central Vietnamese port.
- China evacuates citizens from Vietnam Iran Press TV 19 May 2014 -- Thousands of Chinese nationals have been evacuated from Vietnam amid growing tensions over territorial disputes between the two countries.
- China Evacuates Thousands from Vietnam VOA 19 May 2014 -- Thousands of Chinese workers are being evacuated from Vietnam by ship following anti-China rioting last week that left two people dead and more than 140 injured.
- China warns N Korea against fourth nuclear test - sources VoR 19 May 2014 -- China has used various diplomatic channels to warn North Korea not to conduct a fourth nuclear test, multiple China-based diplomatic sources told Reuters, after the reclusive state renewed its threat of 'counter-measures' against perceived US hostility.
- Vietnam Cracks Down on Anti-China Protests VOA 18 May 2014 -- Protests against China's deployment of an oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam were shut down by police on Sunday. The move follows a week of demonstrations, with some turning violent.
- Beijing Evacuates Chinese from Vietnam VOA 17 May 2014 -- China says it has evacuated more than 3,000 nationals from Vietnam following deadly rioting triggered by rising tensions over rival maritime claims in the South China Sea.
- Violence Subsides in Vietnam After Anti-China Rioting VOA 16 May 2014 -- The situation in Vietnam has calmed down following several days of violent protests against China's decision to put an oil rig in disputed waters of the South China Sea.
- US Warns China on Oil Rig in Disputed Waters VOA 16 May 2014 -- The White House has described as a provocative act China's decision to put an oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam, and is warning Beijing not to raise tensions in the region.
- China Blames 'Religious Extremists' for Xinjiang Province Attack VOA 15 May 2014 -- Chinese authorities on Thursday blamed 'religious extremists' for a deadly knife and bomb attack in Urumqi, the capital of the restive Xinjiang province.
- Protests Target Chinese Factories in Vietnam VOA 14 May 2014 -- Vietnamese authorities have called for calm after thousands of workers in South Vietnam attacked factories believing them to be Chinese-owned.
- Xi's comments show mainland's good faith to Taiwan: spokesman People's Daily 14 May 2014 -- Recent comments made by Xi Jinping, the Communist Party of China (CPC) leader, have expressed the mainland's good faith and good will in communicating with Taiwan compatriots.
- Russian navy ships depart for joint exercise with China People's Daily 14 May 2014 -- Russian navy ships left here Wednesday for Shanghai to take part in a joint naval drill with the Chinese navy.
- China, U.S. have more common interests than disputes: premier People's Daily 14 May 2014 -- There are far more common interests than disputes between China and the United States, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday as he met with visiting U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew in Beijing.
- Japan-based US drones to spy on China: Media report Iran Press TV 13 May 2014 -- Japanese media reports say the United States seeks to deploy a fleet of drones in Japan to monitor the Chinese military activities in the troubled Asia-Pacific region.
- Trip reflects militaries' will to seek closer ties People's Daily 13 May 2014 -- Fang Fenghui, chief of the general staff of the People's Liberation Army, will start his first trip to the United States on Tuesday, as a guest of Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff.
- China urges U.S. to 'reflect on' its acts on South China Sea People's Daily 13 May 2014 -- China on Tuesday urged the United States to reflect on its acts on the South China Sea.
- The South China Sea issue-a test for ASEAN People's Daily 13 May 2014 -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers issued a statement on the South China Sea issue in Myanmar on May 10.
- The Philippines' tough stance can only end in embarrassment People's Daily 13 May 2014 -- This year, the Philippines' conduct on the South China Sea issue has been bewildering: At first, it pretended to be a victim of China's 'threat of force', complained that China was preventing it from supplying the warship beached on the Ren'ai Reef, and accused China of refusing to accept arbitration on the issue. Then before the quest for sympathy had even had a chance to run its course, the Philippines suddenly adopted a hard line. On May 6, 2014, armed personnel from the Philippines detained a Chinese fishing boat around the Half Moon Shoal in the Nansha Islands, and on the same day a senior military official of the Philippines announced a so-called 'Defense Plan of the South China Sea' through Japanese media channels.
- China says US emboldening Beijing's neighbors Iran Press TV 13 May 2014 -- Chinese government has accused the United States of emboldening Asian nations in their territorial disputes with Beijing.
- As China Cracks Down in Xinjiang, Uighurs Turn Up in SE Asia VOA 13 May 2014 -- Ethnic Uighur Muslims in China have long had tense relations with the government, which they accuse of policies aimed at their political and cultural marginalization. For years, some Uighurs have fled China to live abroad. But as China carries out another security crackdown in Xinjiang, activists say rising numbers are arriving in Southeast Asia, where they face an uncertain future.
- Vietnam, China Exchange Water Cannon Spray Near Disputed Oil Rig VOA 12 May 2014 -- Vietnam's state-run media says one of the country's patrol ships has exchanged water cannon fire with Chinese vessels in an escalating dispute over Beijing's placement of an oil rig in disputed waters of the South China Sea.
- China to set up nuclear emergency team People's Daily 12 May 2014 -- China is working to form a 300-member state-level rescue team specialized in nuclear emergencies, said a senior official here Monday.
- China to hold second nuclear security drill in 2015 People's Daily 12 May 2014 -- China will hold a national-level nuclear security exercise next year, said a nuclear emergency response office with the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense on Monday.
- South China Sea issue not problem between China, ASEAN, says FM spokeswoman People's Daily 11 May 2014 -- The South China Sea issue is not a problem between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said here on Saturday.
- ASEAN FMs express 'serious concerns' over developments in South China Sea People's Daily 11 May 2014 -- ASEAN foreign ministers on Saturday expressed 'serious concerns' over the ongoing developments in the South China Sea and called for a peaceful resolution.
- Sea row dominates ASEAN summit VoR 11 May 2014 -- Southeast Asian leaders met Sunday for a historic summit in former pariah Myanmar overshadowed by soaring tensions in the South China Sea.
- China: Stop oil rig harassment People's Daily 09 May 2014 -- Beijing demanded on Thursday that Hanoi cease its harassing actions against a Chinese oil rig in waters off an island in the South China Sea and called for dialogue to end the conflict.
- ASEAN Summit in Burma Set to Discuss S. China Sea Disputes VOA 09 May 2014 -- Escalating tensions in the South China Sea are expected to be among the main points of discussion Saturday at the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Burma, also known as Myanmar.
- Chinese embassy urges Philippines to stop provocative actions People's Daily 08 May 2014 -- Chinese embassy in Manila urged the Philippines on Wednesday to 'take no more provocative action' after 11 Chinese fishermen were seized by Philippine police near Half Moon Shoal of Nansha Islands.
- Vietnam, China Trade Barbs Over Oil Rig Dispute VOA 08 May 2014 -- A day after Vietnamese and Chinese vessels were reported sparring near a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea, Beijing said Vietnam continues to send ships to the area, threatening Chinese personnel.
- Tensions surge in S China Sea over energy resources Iran Press TV 07 May 2014 -- Tensions have flared up in the South China Sea among China, Vietnam and the Philippines over the energy-rich waters claimed by six nations.
- China wants to enhance dialogue with Taiwan society: Xi Jinping CNA 07 May 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for extended dialogue and interaction between the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait to enhance understanding and bring them closer psychologically.
- Beijing will not waver in preventing Taiwan independence: Xi CNA 07 May 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping told a visiting Taiwanese politician Wednesday that Beijing has several bottom lines in its relations with Taiwan, including not wavering in its resolve to prevent Taiwan independence.
- Chinese army to intensify anti-graft drive People's Daily 06 May 2014 -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China has made progress in clearing out illicit apartments and vehicles, but the anti-corruption drive will continue, a PLA statement said Monday.
- Cross-Strait economic integration equals win-win: Xi People's Daily 07 May 2014 -- Economic integration will bring about mutual benefit and win-win results for the Chinese mainland and Taiwan and should not be disturbed, said top leader Xi Jinping.
- Philippines Detains Chinese Fishermen in South China Sea VOA 07 May 2014 -- Philippine National Police officials say authorities have arrested a group of fishermen in a Chinese vessel in contested waters of the South China Sea.
- Vietnam Accuses China of Ramming Vessels in S. China Sea VOA 07 May 2014 -- Vietnam says Chinese ships repeatedly rammed and used water cannons against Hanoi's patrol vessels in the South China Sea, where Beijing has placed an oil rig in disputed waters near the Paracel islands.
- Russia and China to Conduct Joint Naval Drills RIA Novosti 07 May 2014 -- The Russian Pacific Fleet and the Chinese navy will conduct a joint large-scale cooperative training exercise scheduled for mid-May, a military spokesman told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
- Iran, China call for expansion of defense ties Iran Press TV 05 May 2014 -- The Iranian and Chinese defense ministers have underscored the need for the further enhancement of Tehran-Beijing ties in different areas, particularly in the defense sector.
- Commentary: Win-win cooperation disproves accusation of 'China's neocolonialism in Africa' People's Daily 05 May 2014 -- Bilateral cooperation between China and Africa has benefited both sides for half a century and disproves the accusation that China pursues neocolonialism in Africa.
- China aims to boost military relations with Iran VoR 05 May 2014 -- China wants deeper defense ties with Iran, Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan told his Iranian counterpart on Monday, according to Chinese state media, as Beijing moves to cement already close ties with a major oil supplier. Chang told Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan the development of bilateral relations has 'remained positive and steady, featuring frequent high-level exchanges and deepened political mutual trust,' the official Xinhua news agency said.
- Chinese ships sail near disputed islands with Japan Iran Press TV 02 May 2014 -- Japan says three Chinese coastguard ships have sailed through the disputed waters in East China Sea, amid a territorial dispute between the two Asian rivals.
- Will New Defense Pact Impact US Support for Philippines in Sea Disputes? VOA 02 May 2014 -- The newly signed defense agreement between the Philippines and the United States is widely seen as a boost for the Philippines' military at a time of increased tensions with China.
- China refutes U.S. annual counter-terrorism reports People's Daily 02 May 2014 -- China here on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction with the China-related content in country reports on terrorism freshly issued by U.S. State Department.
- Chinese navy starts distant water training People's Daily 02 May 2014 -- Chinese Navy training vessels Zhenghe and Weifang, left Dalian on Wednesday for 56 days of training in distant waters and will visit India, Myanmar, Indonesia and Vietnam.
- President Xi urges 'decisive actions' against terrorism after Xinjiang blast People's Daily 01 May 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged 'decisive actions' against violent terrorist attacks, after the blast at a railway station in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
- Chinese President Vows 'Decisive Action' After Xinjiang Attack VOA 01 May 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is promising 'decisive action' following a deadly bomb and knife attack at a train station in the western province of Xinjiang.
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