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June 2016 - China Special Weapons News
- Taiwan-China hotline not in use: MAC chief CNA 30 Jun 2016 -- The hotline set up between Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) and China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) is currently not in use, but communication between the two sides on a joint crime-fighting agreement remains uninterrupted, officials said Thursday.
- Tsai urges China to see her goodwill, be flexible CNA 30 Jun 2016 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called Wednesday during her first overseas trip as head of state for understanding and flexibility from China in efforts to make progress in relations across the Taiwan Strait.
- Accumulating goodwill will help cross-strait ties: president CNA 30 Jun 2016 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday that if the two sides of the Taiwan Strait can work to accumulate goodwill, it would help improve cross-strait ties and create harmony in the relationship.
- Chinese fleet arrives in Hawaii for RIMPAC 2016 drill People's Daily 30 Jun 2016 -- A Chinese fleet with about 1,200 soldiers and officers arrived in the Pearl Harbor Wednesday to take part in the Rim of the Pacific 2016 (RIMPAC 2016) multinational naval exercise.
- Russia Supplies Mi-26TS Heavy Transport Helicopter to China Sputnik 30 Jun 2016 -- The Russian Helicopters company on Thursday announced that it had supplied the fourth Mi-26TS heavy transport helicopter to China.
- Chinese National Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Smuggling High Tech U.S. Military Hardware to China US Dept. of Justice 29 Jun 2016 -- Kan Chen, 26, of Ningbo, China, in Zhejiang Province, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations; attempting to violate the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations; and violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
- Arbitration court has no jurisdiction in South China Sea: Beijing Press TV 29 Jun 2016 -- Beijing says an arbitration court hearing the dispute between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea has no jurisdiction.
- Taiwan keeps door open to China for bilateral communication: MAC CNA 29 Jun 2016 -- Taiwan has kept its door open to China for bilateral contact and communication, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Wednesday.
- Military expert: China's second aircraft carrier not far from entering the water People's Daily 29 Jun 2016 -- When receiving an interview at a program of China's CCTV, military expert Cao Weidong said that based on the construction progress reported by the media, China's second aircraft carrier may enter the water at the end of this year or early next year.
- Two Chinese anti-terrorist forces dispatched to Russia for joint training People's Daily 29 Jun 2016 -- Two Chinese anti-terrorist forces, the Falcon Commando Unit and the Snow Leopard Commando Unit, set off to Russia for the "Cooperation-2016" joint anti-terrorist training on June 28.
- OP-ED: South China Sea arbitration abuses international law, threatens world order People's Daily 29 Jun 2016 -- A seminar on the South China Sea Arbitration and International Rule of Law was held on Sunday in the Hague, the location of the Permanent Court of Arbitration's arbitral tribunal.
- Xi urges caution on possible deployment of U.S. missile system in ROK People's Daily 29 Jun 2016 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged the Republic of Korea (ROK) to address China's concerns on security and "cautiously and appropriately" address the United States' plan to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the country.
- Beijing Urges Seoul to Be Cautious About US Deployment of THAAD System Sputnik 29 Jun 2016 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Seoul to be cautious about the US plan to deploy its Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea.
- China resolutely defends South China Sea sovereignty despite US military muscle: People's Daily People's Daily 28 Jun 2016 -- The US is accelerating its militarization of the seas by flexing its military muscles even as China exercises maximum restraint on the South China Sea issue, the People's Daily said in a commentary published on Monday.
- CPC leadership on reform: vested interests to be challenged People's Daily 28 Jun 2016 -- A top-level reform group headed by President Xi Jinping has likened the country's reform drive to a "revolution" that challenges vested interests, while calling for real action to keep it going.
- Level Up: China's New Generation Rocket Starts Successfully Sputnik 26 Jun 2016 -- Long March 7, China's newest booster capable of lifting up to 13.5 metric tons, launched successfully on June 25th.
- Russia, China Boost Energy Ties During Putin's Beijing Visit RFE/RL 26 Jun 2016 -- Russia and China have signed a number of energy agreements as President Vladimir Putin seeks to boost energy ties with Asia.
- DPP caucus accuses China of 'blackmailing, coercing' Taiwan CNA 25 Jun 2016 -- The legislative caucus of Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) reacted angrily Sunday to China's suspension of official communications with Taiwan, saying that forcing Taiwanese to accept its version of the "1992 Consensus" is tantamount to "blackmailing and coercing."
- Cross-strait communication suspended after May 20: Chinese official CNA 25 Jun 2016 -- China on Saturday rejected Taiwan's protest over the handover of Taiwanese fraud suspects caught overseas to Chinese authorities, saying for the first time that the cross-Taiwan Strait communications mechanism "has been suspended" since a new government was sworn in in Taipei last month.
- Beijing cuts contact with Taiwan over Tsai pro-indep. stance Press TV 25 Jun 2016 -- China has cut off contact with the main Taiwan liaison body as a result of the refusal of the self-ruled island nation's new president to recognize the so-called One China concept.
- Mainland China Suspends Cross-Strait Communication With Taiwan Sputnik 25 Jun 2016 -- Mainland China has suspended the the cross-Taiwan Strait communication mechanism after Taiwan refused to recognize the 1992 Consensus, An Fengshan, a spokesman for China's Taiwan Affairs Office, said Saturday.
- Long March 7 carrier rocket facility prepares for launch People's Daily 25 Jun 2016 -- The Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, China's newest space facility, will soon carry out its first mission to send the country's next generation Long March 7 carrier rocket skyward.
- Putin's Pivot East Meets Tepid Chinese Enthusiasm RFE/RL 25 Jun 2016 -- Vladimir Putin has invested a lot of energy trying to pivot eastward to China to counterbalance Western economic sanctions over Ukraine.
- Russia, China Agree to Jointly Build Heavy Helicopter, Long-Range Plane Sputnik 25 Jun 2016 -- According to reports, Russia and China signed deals to cooperate on the construction of a wide-fuselage long-range plane and a civil heavy-lift helicopter.
- Indonesia president sails near waters claimed by China Press TV 23 Jun 2016 -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo has sailed on a warship near remote islands in the South China Sea that are claimed by regional powerhouse China.
- Washington warns Beijing over South China Sea 'provocations' Press TV 23 Jun 2016 -- The United States has once more warned China against taking "additional provocative actions" in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.
- What if the Liaoning aircraft carrier is the target of U.S. and Japanese submarines? People's Daily 23 Jun 2016 -- On June 18, an article on the website of the National Interest "The Ultimate Way to Sink an Aircraft Carrier" said that "…American and Japanese subs that will undoubtedly hound the Liaoning every time she leaves port, practicing to sink the carrier in the event of war."
- You have chosen the wrong opponent: People's Daily warns USA of the game of 'deterrence' against China People's Daily 23 Jun 2016 -- People's Daily strongly rebuked the U.S. for flexing of military might repeatedly in the South China Sea in an opinion piece published on the flagship newspaper on June 22. The article has sparked heated discussion among internet users around the world over U.S. foreign policies.
- No overlapping claims with China in South China Sea: Indonesia FM Press TV 22 Jun 2016 -- Indonesia has dismissed China's statement that the two countries have overlapping claims in the South China Sea, following recent encounters between Chinese ships and Indonesian navy vessels.
- Nine secrets about China's Long March-7 rocket People's Daily 22 Jun 2016 -- According to a subordinate WeChat account of the PLA Daily, Long March-7, China's homegrown new-generation carrier rocket, is scheduled to be launched from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in south China's Hainan province between June 25 and 29.
- Commentary: U.S. display of military power act of hegemony People's Daily 22 Jun 2016 -- Two American aircraft carriers conducted practice drills in the waters not far from the coast of the Philippines islands in recent days.
- Chinese firm to operate cruise ships in South China Sea Press TV 21 Jun 2016 -- Beijing's largest shipping company is set to launch cruise travels in the disputed South China Sea in an effort to develop tourism in the region.
- China condemns Indonesia's use of force in South China Sea People's Daily 20 Jun 2016 -- Chinese foreign ministry on Sunday strongly protested over Indonesia navy warships' harassment of Chinese fishermen in the South China Sea.
- China Doesn't Consider India a Candidate for Nuclear Supplier's Club Sputnik 20 Jun 2016 -- China has said that the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) members are still divided on whether India should be permitted to join, and that Indian membership is not on the agenda for the Seoul meeting.
- China says Indonesia navy fired on its fishing boats Press TV 19 Jun 2016 -- China's Foreign Ministry said Sunday an Indonesian naval vessel fired on Chinese fishing boats and injured at least one person.
- China, Serbia stress sovereignty and territorial integrity People's Daily 19 Jun 2016 -- Chinese and Serbian heads of State stressed the importance of the respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity in a joint statement issued on Saturday.
- China warns US against meddling on Tibet Press TV 19 Jun 2016 -- China has warned the US against interfering in its internal affairs, following a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama.
- China Refutes Intrusion into Japan's Territorial Waters People's Daily 18 Jun 2016 -- The Chinese government is brushing aside Japanese suggestions that a Chinese naval vessel broke international law by entering into Japanese territorial waters.
- China Seeks Closer Military Ties With Indonesia VOA 17 Jun 2016 -- China's plan to build military ties with Indonesia is not likely to bring any rapid changes to the two country's relationship, regional experts say. Over the long run, they say, Beijing may be seeking to build support for its claims over much of the South China Sea.
- Expert: No more than 100 Xian Y-20s will be deployed to troops People's Daily 17 Jun 2016 -- Recently, news that the first batch of China's Xian Y-20 large military transport aircraft has been deployed to troops appeared on Weibo and in online military forums.
- China Defends Ship Sailing near Japan People's Daily 16 Jun 2016 -- Chinese authorities have responded to the concerns from the Japanese government over a Chinese warship in waters off Japan's southwestern coast.
- China refutes "incursion" in disputed border region with India People's Daily 16 Jun 2016 -- Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Wednesday that Chinese frontier guards carried out routine patrols on the China-controlled side of border with India.
- China prohibits exports of dual-use technologies to North Korea Press TV 15 Jun 2016 -- China has banned exports of several technologies that could be used for both military and peaceful purposes to North Korea, in reaction to Pyongyang's nuclear program.
- Japan: Chinese Spy Ship Entered Territorial Waters VOA 15 Jun 2016 -- Officials in Tokyo say a Chinese spy ship entered Japanese waters early Wednesday.
- Joint stance adopted on sea dispute People's Daily 15 Jun 2016 -- Top diplomats from China and the 10 ASEAN countries agreed on Tuesday that the South China Sea issue should be handled properly, reaffirming the need to "jointly ensure peace and stability" in the area.
- A Quick Vanishing Act at an ASEAN Meeting VOA 15 Jun 2016 -- Now you see it, now you don't. The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) conducted a clumsy variation of the magician's sleight of hand act by issuing a tough joint statement on the South China Sea and then trying to make it quickly disappear.
- China warship shadows US aircraft carrier Press TV 15 Jun 2016 -- A US aircraft carrier partaking in tripartite naval exercises with Japanese and Indian naval groups in the Western Pacific has been closely followed by a Chinese observation vessel.
- Chinese naval fleet sails out for 2016 RIMPAC drills People's Daily 15 Jun 2016 -- A Chinese fleet participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multinational naval exercises set sail for the event Wednesday.
- China has 260 nuclear weapons, fewer than 4% of US People's Daily 15 Jun 2016 -- Global nuclear weapons in early 2016 saw a slight decrease from 2015, with China ranking fourth with 260 nuclear weapons, which is about 3.7 percent of that of the U.S., an annual nuclear forces data report said.
- Core technology of Chinese AEW realized localization People's Daily 15 Jun 2016 -- Multiple models of Chinese airborne early warning aircraft (AEW) such as KJ-500, Kj-2000, and KJ-200 fly over Tian'anmen Square during China's V-Day military parade on Sept. 3, 2015. It was the debut of the KJ-500, which had draw attention from all over the world.
- Around 250 Chinese Soldiers Enter Indian Territory, Leave Hours Later Sputnik 14 Jun 2016 -- There had been another incident of incursion from the Chinese PLA, when 250 of them entered Indian territory but left after few hours.
- Premier will not rule out cross-strait 'track two' dialogue CNA 14 Jun 2016 -- Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said Tuesday that the government will not rule out the possibility of "track two" dialogue with China, as long as it is based on the principles of dignity and reciprocity.
- China to send Chang'e-4 to south pole of moon's far-side People's Daily 14 Jun 2016 -- China aims to send the Chang'e-4 lunar probe to land in the south pole region of the far side of the moon in 2018, according to China National Space Administration (CNSA).
- China's large passenger aircraft to take maiden flight, trillion-dollar industry clusters will take shape People's Daily 14 Jun 2016 -- China's independently developed C919 large passenger jetliner will take its first flight later this year and complete the follow-up technical verifications as early as 2017 before being delivered, Economic Information Daily reports on Tuesday.
- China advocates for complete prohibition of nuclear weapons People's Daily 14 Jun 2016 -- China is committed to taking the path of peaceful development and advocates for complete prohibition and thorough destruction of the nuclear weapons, China's Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong said here on Monday.
- Global nuclear weapons: downsizing but modernizing SIPRI 13 Jun 2016 -- The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches its annual nuclear forces data, which highlights the current trends and developments in world nuclear arsenals. The data shows that while the overall number of nuclear weapons in the world continues to decline, none of the nuclear weapon-possessing states are prepared to give up their nuclear arsenals for the foreseeable future.
- China promotes unification, condemns Taiwan's new government CNA 13 Jun 2016 -- China has stepped up efforts to promote cross-Taiwan Strait unification after the May 20 inauguration of the new government under Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), the head of Taiwan's Overseas Community Affairs Commission said Monday.
- Chinese defense company AircraftEngine Corp of China incorporated in Beijing with 50 billion in registered capital People's Daily 13 Jun 2016 -- With a total registered capital of 50 billion yuan, AircraftEngine Corp of China, the 12th military industrial group of the country, was incorporated in Beijing on May 31, which indicates that the company has made its official debut since it initialized organization in October 2015.
- South Korean Military Shuts Down Chinese Illegal Fishing, Navy on Alert Sputnik 11 Jun 2016 -- South Korea launched a military patrol to repel Chinese fishing boats illegally fishing in neutral waters close to an area of the Yellow Sea disputed by North and South Korea.
- Florida Woman Pleads Guilty to Acting as Illegal Agent of Foreign Government and Conspiring to Commit Money Laundering US Dept. of Justice 10 Jun 2016 -- Amin Yu, 54, of Orlando, Florida, pleaded guilty today to acting in the United States as an illegal agent of a foreign government without prior notification to the Attorney General and conspiring to commit international money laundering.
- Navy sailing near Diaoyu 'legitimate' People's Daily 10 Jun 2016 -- The Defense Ministry on Thursday refuted Japan's protest over Chinese warships sailing close to the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.
- Japan calls in Chinese envoy after ship enters disputed waters Press TV 09 Jun 2016 -- Japan has summoned China's ambassador to protest an alleged violation of what Tokyo regards as its territorial waters after a Chinese navy ship sailed close to disputed islands in East China Sea for the first time.
- Japan Summons Chinese Ambassador Over Sea Spat VOA 09 Jun 2016 -- China on Thursday rebutted a warning from Tokyo, just hours after Japan expressed a strong vow to protect its territory following a Chinese naval vessel sailing close to islands, known as Senkaku in Japanese, claimed by both countries.
- Japan Military Ready to Reciprocate to Territorial Waters Intrusion Sputnik 09 Jun 2016 -- The Japan Self-Defense Forces are ready to "react correspondingly" amid possible intrusion into the country's territorial waters, the chief of the JSDF's Joint Staff said Thursday.
- China military fleet to get 1,000 large strategic aircraft Press TV 08 Jun 2016 -- The Chinese military's aerial transport squadron is to be boosted by as many as 1,000 large strategic aircraft, with Beijing seeking to model the force after its American and Russian counterparts.
- Chinese FM statement on settling disputes between China, the Philippines in South China Sea through bilateral negotiation People's Daily 08 Jun 2016 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday issued a statement on settling disputes between China and the Philippinesin the South China Seathrough bilateral negotiation. Following is the full text of the statement:
- China urges Philippines to immediately cease arbitral proceedings People's Daily 08 Jun 2016 -- China on Wednesday again urged the Philippines to stop its arbitral proceedings and return to the right track of settling relevant disputes in the South China Sea through bilateral negotiation with China.
- Beijing calls on Washington to halt spy flights over East China Sea Press TV 08 Jun 2016 -- Beijing has called on Washington to halt its surveillance flights over the East China Sea after Chinese jets intercepted a US flight in the region.
- Chinese jet intercepts US plane in unsafe manner: Officials Press TV 07 Jun 2016 -- A Chinese J-10 fighter jet has intercepted a US plane flying over the East China Sea in an "unsafe manner," US officials say.
- Don't take sides in South China Sea row: Beijing to Washington Press TV 07 Jun 2016 -- China has called on the United States to avoid taking sides in the South China Sea dispute and instead play a positive role in preserving peace in the disputed region.
- Xi stresses employment of demobilized military officers People's Daily 07 Jun 2016 -- President Xi Jinpingunderscored that the duty of providing demobilized military officers with civilian jobs was a political task, and was closely linked to national defense and military reform.
- Int'l SOS to provide emergency aid service for Chinese navy People's Daily 07 Jun 2016 -- The Chinese Navy has reached an agreement with the International SOS and Beijing Red Cross for the two agencies to provide emergency medical services for sick or wounded soldiers.
- Taiwan will reject any ADIZ by China over South China Sea: minister CNA 06 Jun 2016 -- Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) said Monday that Taiwan will not recognize any designation of an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) which Beijing would reportedly establish over the South China Sea.
- China Holds No Military Ambitions: Chinese Military People's Daily 06 Jun 2016 -- China is not seeking military domination, and the country's per capita national military expenditure is far lower than that of other countries such as the U.S, the UK or Japan, according to a senior Chinese military official.
- Firm line taken on the South China Sea dispute People's Daily 06 Jun 2016 -- Beijing will not sit by and see several countries throwing the South China Sea into chaos, the head of China's delegation to a high-profile intergovernmental security forum said on Sunday.
- China, US warn each other over islets Press TV 05 Jun 2016 -- A top Chinese military official has denounced US "provocations" in the South China Sea, saying it does not fear "trouble" over the territorial dispute.
- Air defense zone over South China Sea 'provocative': Kerry Press TV 05 Jun 2016 -- US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned China against establishing an air defense zone over the disputed South China Sea, calling the move a "provocative and destabilizing act."
- Kerry Urges 'All Nations to Find a Diplomatic Solution' in South China Sea VOA 05 Jun 2016 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking in Beijing at the start of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, called on all parties in the region to "find a diplomatic solution" to rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea.
- Taiwan, China testing each other's bottom lines: security agency CNA 05 Jun 2016 -- Taipei and Beijing, deadlocked over the "1992 consensus," are testing each other's bottom lines in regard to the political foundation of their bilateral relations, the National Security Bureau (NSB) has said, suggesting that Taipei keep communicating with its rival and try to build a bridge of mutual trust.
- Chinese Admiral Vows Beijing Won't Be Isolated VOA 05 Jun 2016 -- A senior Chinese military official on Sunday rejected the U.S. defense secretary's assertion made the previous day that Beijing faces "erecting a Great Wall of self-isolation" if its continues with provocative militarization of disputed islets in the South China Sea.
- Carter, Admirals Take Questions on China at Shangri-La Dialogue AFPS 04 Jun 2016 -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter and two of his senior naval officers today responded to reporters' questions about China during the 15th annual International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia Security Summit, known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, in Singapore.
- Tsai urges China to embrace democratic reform CNA 04 Jun 2016 -- China should treasure those among its people who seek democracy and earn more respect from the world community by allowing its people to enjoy more political rights, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on the 27th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing.
- Tsai, Ma urge China to embrace democratic reform CNA 04 Jun 2016 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged China to treasure those among its people who seek democracy, saying that it can earn more respect from around the world by allowing its people to enjoy more political rights, on the 27th anniversary of the June 4th, 1989 bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing.
- Vietnam tells China warships welcome in one of its harbors People's Daily 04 Jun 2016 -- Senior defense officials attending a high-profile security forum echoed China's call for nations to properly tackle disputes in the South China Sea while maintaining peace and stability.
- Chinese navy to join 2016 RIMPAC naval drill People's Daily 03 Jun 2016 -- The Chinese navy will participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multinational naval exercises, said Liang Yang, the navy spokesperson, on Thursday.
- Deliveries of huge aircraft expected soon People's Daily 03 Jun 2016 -- The domestically developed Y-20 heavy-lifting transport plane will soon be delivered to buyers, a project manager said on Thursday.
- Chinese Military Team Dispatched to Mali People's Daily 03 Jun 2016 -- Chinese military has sent a specialist medical team to Mali on Thursday to join Chinese peacekeepers there and help deal with casualties from a Tuesday terrorist attack.
- H-6K bomber, ace of PLA Air Force People's Daily 03 Jun 2016 -- The new H-6K bombers of the PLA Air Force flew several thousand kilometers for nearly 10 straight hours during a recent drill. They set a new record for continuous flight time and range while flying over the sea. But what are the special characteristics of these bombers, and will they fly over the South China Sea?
- Shangri-La talks mustn't bow to US agenda People's Daily 03 Jun 2016 -- The Shangri-La Dialogue will kick off Friday night in Singapore and hotspot issues such as the South China Sea disputes will once again attract attention. The Dialogue is believed to be "dominated" by the US and the agendas do not favor China. It is not surprising that Washington behaves as the tone-setter at this year's meeting.
- China FM Scolds Journalist for Asking Human Rights Question VOA 02 Jun 2016 -- It is no secret China's communist leaders do not like having their human rights credentials questioned, but based on a response from Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Canada Wednesday, it apparently is a topic that should not be brought up.
- China Remains Afghanistan's Hope for a Secure Future VOA 02 Jun 2016 -- When Afghan President Ashraf Ghani took over in late 2014 and talk of peace and reconciliation with the Taliban gained momentum, skeptics derived hope from China's newfound interest in the process.
- International Court Ruling on China, Philippines Dispute Could Be Vital VOA 01 Jun 2016 -- An international tribunal is expected to soon issue a ruling on a territorial dispute between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea. Though the decision will not determine sovereignty of the territory in question, it could have wide-ranging implications for China's sweeping claims in one of the world's most important and bitterly contested waterways.
- China to Proceed With South China Sea Air Defense Zone Pending US Moves Sputnik 01 Jun 2016 -- In case of the United States continues its "provocative" actions in the South China Sea, China is ready to proceed with installing its planned air defense identification zone, local media reported Wednesday.
- South China Sea issues seen likely to flare up at Asia Security Summit CNA 01 Jun 2016 -- Defense ministers and professionals from the Asia-Pacific region are expected to engage in heated debates on South China Sea issues at the 2016 Asia Security Summit that will kick off in Singapore June 3, experts said Wednesday.
- New York Times editorial on South China Sea misleading, partial People's Daily 01 Jun 2016 -- A recent New York Times editorial that criticized China's rightful territorial claims in South China Sea is misleading by misconstruing and ignoring facts and international norms, said Ben Reynolds, a U.S. foreign policy analyst.
- President Xi meets DPRK delegation People's Daily 01 Jun 2016 -- President Xi Jinpingmet with a visiting delegation of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday.
- N Korea begins 200-day battle to boost economy Press TV 01 Jun 2016 -- North Korea has begun a 200-day battle to boost the country's sanctions-hit economy as part of a five-year economic plan.
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