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June 2019 - China Special Weapons News

  • Anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong: Foreign Secretary statement UK FCO 30 Jun 2019 -- The statement marks the 22nd anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong.
  • France Vows to Continue Patrols in South China Sea, Risking Provoking Beijing's Fury Sputnik 30 Jun 2019 -- France and the UK earlier pledged to send their warships to the waters claimed by China, who is said to have ramped up its military presence in the region. Beijing insists that the South China Sea is free and open for navigation, but warns that violating China's sovereignty will not be tolerated.
  • Official: China complying with its commitment to Arak reactor IRNA 30 Jun 2019 -- Director general of the Department of Arms Control of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Fu Cong said that China is complying with its commitments to Arak reactor.
  • Xi, Trump agree to restart trade consultations, set tone for China-US ties Global Times 30 Jun 2019 -- After two rainy days in the Japanese city of Osaka, Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump sat down at a warm Saturday noon for much anticipated talks on the future of China-US relations and their trade frictions.
  • China may consider more Su-35 fighters after Russian new offer: report Global Times 30 Jun 2019 -- China might purchase more Su-35 fighter jets, Chinese media and military analysts said, after Russia reportedly offered an additional batch of the warplanes to China.
  • Trump Hails Trade Talks With Xi, Confirms Delay Of New Tariffs On China Goods RFE/RL 30 Jun 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump says his trade talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping went "far better than expected," and he promised to hold off on imposing additional tariffs to allow negotiations to continue.
  • China's mediation 'encourages' Kim, Trump to rebuild friendly atmosphere Global Times 30 Jun 2019 -- The third meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un took place on Sunday in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of Panmunjom, which divides North and South Korea, with experts saying the historic event shows China's mediation has successfully encouraged the two sides to build an amicable relationship.
  • Hong Kong Protests on Handover Anniversary VOA 30 Jun 2019 -- Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong blocked main roads early Monday to limit access to a ceremony marking the anniversary of the city's handover to China.
  • White House: Trade Agreement with China Not Close VOA 30 Jun 2019 -- White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday resumption of trade talks between the U.S. and China "is a very big deal," but acknowledged there is no immediate prospect for an agreement between the world's two largest economies.
  • Trump Allowing Select US Firms to Supply Huawei Has Some in Congress Fuming VOA 30 Jun 2019 -- National security hawks who normally side with U.S. President Donald Trump on foreign policy issues are up in arms over his announcement on Saturday that he would indefinitely delay the imposition of tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods and relax restrictions on U.S. firms doing business with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.
  • Remarks by President Trump and President Xi of the People's Republic of China Before Bilateral Meeting | Osaka, Japan The White House 29 Jun 2019
  • China supports North Korea-US communication Global Times 29 Jun 2019 -- China supports the communication between North Korea and the US, Chinese President Xi Jinping said during his meeting with US President Donald Trump on Saturday.
  • China, US agree to restart trade talks; hurdles seen for negotiators Global Times 29 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump have agreed to restart trade consultations on equal terms, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday. The outcome of the meeting has been welcomed but analysts have warned of a difficult process ahead for negotiators.
  • China opposes U.S. defense bill over negative China-related content People's Daily 29 Jun 2019 -- China on Friday voiced opposition to a U.S. defense policy bill over negative China-related provisions.
  • US and China agree to restart trade negotiations Press TV 29 Jun 2019 -- US President Donald Trump says Washington and Beijing have agreed to restart trade negotiations and the US will not levy new tariffs on Chinese exports during the talks, though experts doubt the world's two largest economies will resolve their trade war.
  • Hong Kong Protests Stir Questions in Macau VOA 29 Jun 2019 -- Since Portugal's colony of Macau reverted to Chinese control in 1999, it has become known for operating the world's most profitable gaming industry and a go-along, get-along attitude toward Beijing.
  • US, China Leaders Agree to Resume Trade Talks VOA 29 Jun 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump says he will hold off on imposing additional tariffs on China after a meeting with President Xi Jinping that resulted in the stalled trade negotiations getting "right back on track."
  • China, Russia, India warn of threats to global order Press TV 28 Jun 2019 -- The Chinese president has warned against "protectionism" which, according to him, is being practiced by the West and "destroying the global trade order" amid a trade war between his country and the US.
  • China Defies US Sanctions, Receives Iranian Oil Shipment - Reports Sputnik 28 Jun 2019 -- In April President Donald Trump announced there would not be an extension of waivers from sanctions targeting Iranian oil for China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey, after which they could face US sanctions themselves.
  • China Rejects US Policy on Stopping Iranian Oil Exports - Foreign Ministry Sputnik 28 Jun 2019 -- China does not support US policy on eliminating Iran's oil exports, the director-general of the Department of Arms Control at the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Friday.
  • China: Effective implementation of JCPOA only way to ensure world common interests IRNA 28 Jun 2019 -- Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Friday that full and effective implementation of JCPOA based on the UN resolution is the only way to deescalate tension in the Middle East and ensure global common interests.
  • China supports US-DPRK dialogue People's Daily 28 Jun 2019 -- Beijing supports Washington and Pyongyang in holding another leaders' summit for progress on the political settlement of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday.
  • Chinese president says Gulf region at crossroads of war and peace Global Times 28 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that the Gulf region is now in a very sensitive situation and standing at a crossroads of war and peace.
  • Stakes run high as Xi, Trump move to ease trade tensions Global Times 28 Jun 2019 -- When President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump meet Saturday on the sidelines of the ongoing G20 summit in Japan, the world will be watching closely.
  • Xi highlights China's leading role in multilateralism at G20 Global Times 28 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday announced five major policies that will further open up the Chinese market, which was widely and positively echoed by participants who share the concern of rising unilateralism.
  • Submarine-launched missile meets national security needs: Defense Ministry Global Times 27 Jun 2019 -- The scheduled test was normal, China's Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday, when asked about the alleged test launch of a JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on June 2.
  • Huawei has no military ties: spokespersons Global Times 27 Jun 2019 -- Huawei is a private company with no military ties, China's Ministry of National Defense reiterated on Thursday in response to US media reports that claim the company worked with the Chinese military.
  • Beijing opposes US abuse of export controls Global Times 27 Jun 2019 -- The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on Thursday expressed strong opposition to the US abusing export control measures via an entity list against Chinese technology companies, urging Washington to stop its crackdown on Huawei.
  • China slams US 'Plan B' ahead of bilateral summit Global Times 27 Jun 2019 -- China on Thursday blasted US President Donald Trump's threat of additional tariffs on Chinese goods just days before a widely anticipated meeting between the leaders of the two countries at the G20 in Japan, striking a defiant tone over US bullying tactics and asserting that it is not afraid of any pressure.
  • Chinese-developed two-seat fighter trainer FC-1B showcased at Int'l Paris Air Show People's Daily 27 Jun 2019 -- A two-seat fighter trainer FC-1B developed by Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd. (AVIC) was displayed for the first time at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, which ran from June 17 to 23, 2019, drawing the attention of many industry insiders.
  • China not intimidated by Trump's threat of more tariffs Press TV 27 Jun 2019 -- China has played down US President Donald Trump's latest threat to impose additional tariffs on Chinese goods should ongoing talks between the two countries fail to result in a trade agreement.
  • Moscow Offers Beijing Another Batch of Advanced Su-35 Jet Fighters Sputnik 27 Jun 2019 -- Having just completed its first delivery of Su-35S multirole jet fighters to China earlier this year, Moscow has reportedly offered a second batch to the People's Liberation Army Air Force.
  • After 17 Years, China, Southeast Asia Aim to Sign Initial Deal for Disputed Sea within Months VOA 26 Jun 2019 -- China and a group of Southeast Asian countries, long at odds over control of the sea between them, aim to finish phase one of a maritime code of conduct within months after 17 years of trying to resolve Asia's widest-reaching sovereignty dispute.
  • US response to China's top air-to-air missile should not be underestimated: experts Global Times 26 Jun 2019 -- China should not underestimate the new long-range air-to-air missile being developed by the US Air Force, Chinese military experts said on Wednesday after the development of the new US weapon was revealed.
  • First Chinese oil purchase from Iran since revocation of waivers delivered ISNA 26 Jun 2019 -- A tanker owned by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) has delivered oil to the Jinxi Refining and Chemical Complex in China, marking the first confirmed delivery of Iranian crude purchased after the Trump administration's revocation of waivers permitting the sale of Iranian oil on May 2.
  • China warns of Pompeo's wrongdoings on diplomacy Global Times 26 Jun 2019 -- Chinese state media outlets and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have frequently and specifically criticized US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with unusually strong words in recent days, while Chinese analysts pointed out that this is a warning from Beijing to Washington that US diplomacy could be misguided and get more unreasonable due to the impact of some senior officials.
  • New Xinjiang report slammed Global Times 26 Jun 2019 -- Another story on a so-called victim of the vocational training centers in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region made up by a Canadian media outlet was verified as "fake" on Wednesday, and experts called on some Western media to stick to journalism ethics and make fair reports on Xinjiang.
  • Cross-department info platform will complete enterprise credit system Global Times 26 Jun 2019 -- A joint enterprise information verification system was established by four departments on Wednesday. Experts said that the information system could make China's enterprise credit system more comprehensive and credible.
  • China launches 46th BDS satellite Global Times 25 Jun 2019 -- China successfully sent a new satellite into the space to join the country's home developed BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, or BDS.
  • China launches new BeiDou satellite People's Daily 25 Jun 2019 -- China sent a new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 2:09 a.m. Tuesday.
  • China's Liaoning Aircraft Carrier Sails Through Taiwan Strait's Contested Waters Sputnik 26 Jun 2019 -- On Tuesday, a Chinese aircraft carrier group passed through the Taiwan Strait, which divides the island nation from mainland China.
  • Chinese aircraft carrier passes through Taiwan Strait CNA 25 Jun 2019 -- Taiwan's military said Tuesday it closely monitored the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning (遼寧號), as it passed through the Taiwan Strait earlier in the day.
  • Foreign Secretary calls for robust and independent investigation into the violent scenes in Hong Kong UK FCO 25 Jun 2019 -- Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government to establish an investigation into the recent violence in Hong Kong.
  • US Denounces China's Justification of Uighur Re-Education Camps VOA 25 Jun 2019 -- The United States has condemned efforts by China at the U.N. Human Rights Council to justify its incarceration of a reported million Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in 're-education' camps in Xinjiang Province.
  • Speculation rife about DF-17 after video shows hypersonic vehicle Global Times 24 Jun 2019 -- China's missile manufacturing giant showcased hypersonic boost-glide vehicles in a recent animated video, and media reports speculate that the weapon might be the DF-17 of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force.
  • Chinese FM slams US religious freedom report, says it slanders China's Xinjiang policies Global Times 24 Jun 2019 -- Chinese foreign ministry on Monday slammed the newly released religious freedom report of the US which criticizes China's Xinjiang policies, urging the US to stop slandering and using religion and Xinjiang issues to interfere in China's domesic affairs.
  • Self-reforming CPC walks confidently on charted path Global Times 24 Jun 2019 -- The 98-year-old Communist Party of China (CPC) is taking new strides in improving and reforming itself to stay vigorous as the People's Republic of China celebrates its 70th anniversary.
  • UN: Hong Kong Should Consult Broadly on Extradition Bill VOA 24 Jun 2019 -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is urging Hong Kong authorities to "consult broadly before passing or amending" an extradition bill or "any other legislation," as protests in the autonomous territory continue.
  • Chinese military tests long-range, heavy aerial delivery with unmanned transport aircraft Global Times 23 Jun 2019 -- Chinese military analysts predicted on Sunday that more unmanned transport aircraft could join the Chinese military logistics arsenal for long-range and heavy delivery in the future, as the Chinese military recently made breakthroughs in the heavy cargo delivery exercise with an unmanned transport plane.
  • Experts: Xi-Kim Talks Without Denuclearization Road Map Are Just Talk VOA 23 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping may have encouraged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to renew talks with the U.S. during his recent visit to Pyongyang, but without a concrete road map for denuclearization, diplomacy is meaningless, experts say.
  • US Official Tells ASEAN Leaders to Choose Between China, US VOA 22 Jun 2019 -- A top U.S. Defense Department official told ambassadors and other leaders from Southeastern Asian countries that the Indo-Pacific region is "our priority theater" even as China makes inroads in an area it considers its backyard.
  • Mekong Region Grows More Important to China-US Relations VOA 22 Jun 2019 -- Amid increasingly tense China-U.S. relations, a U.S. official alluded to China but did not specifically name China regarding "risks" and "challenges" imposed by approaches to dam building and cross-border riverine practices in the Mekong region.
  • Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Hosts Luncheon for President Xi Jinping and His Wife Peng Liyuan KCNA 22 Jun 2019 -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), visited the lodging quarters of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, and hosted a luncheon for Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan.
  • President Xi Jinping Leaves Here KCNA 22 Jun 2019 -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China (PRC), who paid a state visit to the DPRK at the invitation of Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, left Pyongyang on Friday afternoon by his personal plane after winding up his successful visit.
  • Leaders of North Korea, China reach consensus on 'important issues' Press TV 22 Jun 2019 -- North Korea says it reached a consensus with China on "important issues," and agreed to build on their countries' friendly relations "whatever the international situation".
  • Kim, Xi Agree to Build Friendly Chinese-DPRK Ties 'Whatever the International Situation' - Reports Sputnik 22 Jun 2019 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday discussed ways to strengthen collaboration between their two countries, North Korean state media KCNA said on Saturday, according to Reuters.
  • Hong Kong Police Call Protests 'Illegal and Irrational' VOA 21 Jun 2019 -- Hong Kong police sharply criticized anti-government protesters for besieging their headquarters but refrained from using force to disperse them, in a contrast to the violence that erupted in the city last week.
  • US Media Claim Chinese Fighter Jets Landed on Disputed Island in South China Sea Sputnik 21 Jun 2019 -- The United States Navy has challenged Beijing's claim to most of the South China Sea by sailing its vessels into what China considers its territorial waters. These 'Freedom of Navigation' operations were first launched in 2017 and have gradually become more frequent and met with censure from Beijing.
  • Why Trump Has Gotten Extra Tough in Monitoring China at Sea VOA 21 Jun 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump is getting more aggressive toward Chinese activity in a disputed Asian sea compared to his predecessors, because the U.S. government fears China has expanded too far to overlook, analysts in the region believe.
  • Xi concludes successful visit to North Korea Global Times 21 Jun 2019 -- General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing Friday afternoon after concluding a successful state visit to North Korea.
  • China to support NK security, development concerns Global Times 21 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held talks in Pyongyang Thursday where Xi received an unprecedented welcome. The talks touched on the China-North Korea relationship and the Korean Peninsula issue.
  • China ready to join DPRK in turning blueprint of bilateral ties into reality: Xi Global Times 21 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Friday that Beijing seeks to join Pyongyang in turning the blueprint of the bilateral ties for a new era into reality.
  • Xi's DPRK visit writes new chapter of friendship, promotes peninsula stability Global Times 21 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's two-day state visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is a major diplomatic action that comes as the world is undergoing changes unseen in a century and the international situation is seeing complex and profound changes, a senior Chinese official said on Friday.
  • Xi returns to Beijing after DPRK visit Global Times 21 Jun 2019 -- General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing Friday afternoon after concluding a two-day state visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
  • China ready to join DPRK for brighter future of ties, regional peace, prosperity: Xi Global Times 21 Jun 2019 -- Beijing is willing to join Pyongyang in opening up a bright future for bilateral ties, and lasting peace and common prosperity in the region, said Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese president.
  • Xi Jinping Arrives in Pyongyang KCNA 21 Jun 2019 -- At the invitation of Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and president of the People's Republic of China (PRC), arrived in Pyongyang by his personal plane Thursday to pay a state visit to the DPRK.
  • Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and President Xi Jinping Have Photo Session KCNA 21 Jun 2019 -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, met Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and president of the People's Republic of China, at the headquarters building of the WPK Central Committee in the afternoon of June 20.
  • Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and President Xi Jinping Enjoy Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance KCNA 21 Jun 2019 -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), together with Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and president of the People's Republic of China (PRC), enjoyed the grand mass gymnastics and artistic performance "Invincible Socialism" on Thursday evening.
  • Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Has Talks with President Xi Jinping KCNA 21 Jun 2019 -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, had talks with Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China (PRC), on Thursday afternoon.
  • Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Hosts Banquet for President Xi Jinping KCNA 21 Jun 2019 -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and his wife Ri Sol Ju hosted a grand banquet on Thursday evening in welcome of the DPRK visit by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, and his wife Peng Liyuan.
  • Xi, Kim agree to jointly create bright future of bilateral ties People's Daily 21 Jun 2019 -- The top leaders of China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed here Thursday that the two countries should stay true to their original aspirations and join hands to create a bright future of inter-party and inter-state relations at a new starting point in history.
  • North Korea-China friendship 'invincible': Kim told Xi Press TV 21 Jun 2019 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hailed "immutable and invincible" relations between Beijing and Pyongyang as Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a historic visit to the North.
  • Pyongyang Meeting Seen as Bolstering Xi Ahead of Trump Talks VOA 21 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's two-day state visit to North Korea couldn't have come at a better time for both countries, analysts say. For Pyongyang, it could help pave the way back to negotiations with the United States. For Beijing, they say, it provides Xi Jinping with a way to highlight China's influence on the North Korean nuclear issue.
  • Deployment of fighter jets in South China Sea 'necessary': expert Global Times 21 Jun 2019 -- At least four J-10 fighter jets have been deployed on Yongxing Island in the South China Sea, a satellite image shows, which a Chinese expert said is a necessary move for the country's national defense.
  • Families of Uighurs Abroad Increasingly Targeted by China VOA 20 Jun 2019 -- A recent arrest of a Uighur mother and her four children by the Chinese police at the Belgian Embassy in Beijing highlights a growing pattern of persecution by Chinese authorities against members of the Muslim minority who have families living abroad, rights groups charge.
  • N. Korea's Kim Tells China's Xi He Wants to Be 'Patient' With US VOA 20 Jun 2019 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Chinese President Xi Jinping he "would like to be patient" with the United States over stalled nuclear talks and expressed hope "the relevant party will meet halfway" with Pyongyang, according to Chinese state media.
  • Experts: Global Coalition Needed to Fully Enforce Sanctions on North Korea VOA 20 Jun 2019 -- To better curtail North Korea's efforts at undermining international sanctions, experts would like to see a global coalition create a coordinated enforcement agency to improve the current efforts to squeeze Pyongyang's economy and thwart its nuclear ambitions.
  • Xi arrives to great welcome in DPRK for state visit Global Times 20 Jun 2019 -- General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived at Pyongyang Thursday for a state visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
  • China to support NK security, development concerns Global Times 20 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held talks in Pyongyang Thursday where Xi received an unprecedented welcome. The talks touched on the China-North Korea relationship and the Korean Peninsula issue.
  • World looks with hope at Xi's North Korea visit Global Times 20 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping embarks on a historic visit of North Korea on Thursday. The first visit since 2005 by a top Chinese leader to the country has the international community watching intently.
  • Newspapers Warmly Welcome Goodwill Envoy of Fraternal Chinese People KCNA 20 Jun 2019 -- Newspapers of the DPRK in their editorials on Thursday say that the Korean people warmly welcome with delight Xi Jinping, president of the People's Republic of China, who is coming to the DPRK with the warm friendship feeling of the fraternal Chinese people.
  • Xi, Kim hold talks in Pyongyang People's Daily 20 Jun 2019 -- General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese President Xi Jinping sat down here Thursday for talks with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
  • China's Xi meets with North Korea's Kim in Pyongyang Press TV 20 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shortly after arriving in North Korea's capital of Pyongyang on an official visit, Chinese state media say.
  • Taiwan denies donating NT$1 billion in support of Hong Kong protest CNA 20 Jun 2019 -- The Presidential Office said Thursday that a rumor circulating on social media about the Taiwan government donating NT$1 billion (US$32 million) to support the recent massive street protests in Hong Kong was "totally fake."
  • Chinese top unmanned chopper completes night drills, military service eyed Global Times 20 Jun 2019 -- China's top unmanned helicopter, the AV500, has successfully conducted its first night operation under challenging conditions, demonstrating its any-time, all-terrain capabilities, a result which Chinese analysts said on Thursday might increase the possibility for the Chinese military to put it into service and attract overseas buyers.
  • China to improve people's livelihood with intensified efforts People's Daily 20 Jun 2019 -- China will spruce up old residential communities in cities at a faster pace, complete the upgrading of rural power grids ahead of schedule, and make greater progress in ensuring the access to safe drinking water in rural areas, as part of the efforts to meet people's aspirations and ensure and improve their livelihood.
  • Ex-Interpol chief admits receiving bribes: Chinese media Press TV 20 Jun 2019 -- Former chief of the International Criminal Police Organization, or Interpol, Chinese national Meng Hongwei, has pleaded guilty to receiving more than two million dollars in bribes, China says, some eight months after he was placed under investigation on suspicion of bribery.
  • Stealth-Shmelth: China Says It Can Track F-35s Operating in Stealth Mode With New Radar Sputnik 20 Jun 2019 -- The US military has marketed its new $1.5 trillion fifth-generation fighter's stealth capabilities as one of its main features, along with its advanced avionics and sensor systems.
  • Hard-line US stance against China to continue: experts Global Times 19 Jun 2019 -- The new acting US Defense Secretary will continue to carry out the country's hard-line stance on China, Chinese observers said, noting that China is not afraid of any US provocation.
  • China, Philippines to Stay Friends despite Boat Collision in Disputed Sea VOA 19 Jun 2019 -- China and the Philippines will sustain a friendship of three years despite a risky mishap in a disputed sea because each side values the other for political or economic reasons, analysts believe.
  • Taiwan urges Europe to help it stand up to China CNA 19 Jun 2019 -- Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said in a video played at the European Parliament (EP) on Tuesday that Taiwan must deepen its ties with like-minded partners in the face of Chinese pressure and warned that if Taiwan can't defend democracy, it would be a tragedy for the development of democracy in the world.
  • Taiwan increases penalties for spying for China CNA 19 Jun 2019 -- An amendment to the National Security Act cleared the legislative floor Wednesday, with heavier punishments for practices that jeopardize national security or social order, including developing organizations and collecting confidential information for China.
  • China Supports DPRK Policy Correction to Politically Solve Korean Peninsula Issue - Xi Jinping Sputnik 19 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to pay a 20-21 June state visit to North Korea, dates that mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It will become the first such visit by a Chinese leader in over a decade.
  • Xi to boost China-NK ties Global Times 19 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping vows to strengthen China's traditional friendship with North Korea in a signed article published in North Korean mainstream media including the flagship newspaper of the Workers' Party of Korea on Wednesday, one day before his two-day state visit to North Korea.
  • China's Xi hails 'irreplaceable friendship' with North Korea ahead of visit to Pyongyang Press TV 19 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping says his government supports North Korea's "correct direction" in politically resolving issues, just a day before he arrives in Pyongyang at the invitation of the North's leader Kim Jong-un.
  • Russia, China block US bid to halt North Korea fuel deliveries Press TV 19 Jun 2019 -- Russia and China have blocked a US initiative at the United Nations aimed at halting deliveries of refined oil to North Korea as Washington attempts to keep up economic pressure on Pyongyang, a policy that is blamed for a halt in the diplomatic process between the two sides.
  • China's FC-31 fighter jet shows major upgrades at Paris Air Show Global Times 19 Jun 2019 -- China's fifth-generation stealth fighter jet FC-31 showcased its latest upgrades at the ongoing Paris Air Show, and analysts noted on Wednesday that the displayed model shows noteworthy changes in design that could significantly improve its capabilities.
  • Keep your 'black hand' off Hong Kong: China tells western forces Press TV 19 Jun 2019 -- China has backed a decision by Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam to suspend an extradition bill that sparked the biggest protests since 1997, warning against attempts of "black hand" Western forces to exploit the issue to destroy the region's stability.
  • Former Detainee Sees Hong Kong Bill as Warning Sign VOA 19 Jun 2019 -- A former Hong Kong bookseller is holding up his eight-month extrajudicial detention in China as an example of what could happen to others if a currently suspended extradition bill is passed into law.
  • China warns US to stop 'extreme pressure' on Iran Press TV 18 Jun 2019 -- China has denounced the US for exerting "extreme pressure" on Iran, warning Washington against opening a "Pandora's box" in the Middle East, after the Pentagon announced a new troop deployment to the region amid tensions with Tehran.
  • China Warns U.S. Over 'Extreme Pressure' On Iran, Amid Heightened Tensions RFE/RL 18 Jun 2019 -- China has warned the United States to ease what it calls its "extreme pressure methods" on Iran as concerns about a possible confrontation between Washington and Tehran mount.
  • Chinese College Students Being Forced to Spy on US VOA 18 Jun 2019 -- Chinese university students in the United States are increasing being pressured to act as pawns in the ever-expanding espionage war that Beijing is running against Washington and its allies.
  • China president's North Korea visit to send strong message to US Press TV 18 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to travel to North Korea this week for a two-day visit, ahead of a possible meeting between Xi and President Donald Trump of the United States at next week's G-20 summit in Japan.
  • FM office slams foreign media reports on HK Global Times 18 Jun 2019 -- The Office of the Commissioner of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) made stern representations over false reports by some foreign media on the suspension of the extradition bill in the past two consecutive days, and also criticized the US and the UK for interfering in China's domestic affairs in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
  • China strongly opposes using rare earth resources against its development People's Daily 18 Jun 2019 -- China's economic planner on Monday expressed strong opposition to attempts to use products made with China's rare earth resources against the country's development.
  • Hong Kong Leader Offers Apology to Protesters VOA 18 Jun 2019 -- Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam offered an apology Tuesday for the political crisis and unrest sparked by a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China. But she did not give in to protester's demands that she leave office over her handling of the controversial bill.
  • US politicizes boat accident Global Times 17 Jun 2019 -- Irresponsible remarks from the US on the accidental collision between Chinese and Filipino fishing boats revealed its intention to damage China's relations with countries in the South China Sea area and destabilize the Asia-Pacific region, Chinese experts said Monday.
  • China dismisses 'irresponsible actions' accusation by US in Djibouti Global Times 17 Jun 2019 -- US media's report claiming that China tried to "constrain international airspace" by barring aircraft from flying over the Chinese military base in Djibouti, flashed lasers at the US pilots and deployed drones to interfere in US operations is completely inconsistent with the facts, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
  • Top political advisor stresses cross-Straits economic exchanges, integration Global Times 17 Jun 2019 -- Top political advisor Wang Yang Sunday called economic exchanges and integration across the Taiwan Straits a general trend that no force can hold back.
  • To Resist or Engage Old Foe China: Focus of Taiwan's Presidential Race VOA 17 Jun 2019 -- The Taiwan ruling party's expected nomination this week of Beijing-wary incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen for a second term in office will kick off a campaign season highlighted by the island's sticky, increasingly strained ties with China.
  • Russia, China Activate Korean Talks Ahead of G20 RFE/RL 17 Jun 2019 -- Russia says it has invited South Korea to join in developing a "new Russian-Chinese initiative" to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula amid a flurry of diplomacy on the topic ahead of next week's Group of 20 (G20) summit in Japan.
  • US: Hong Kong Protesters Demonstrate for Basic Rights VOA 17 Jun 2019 -- The U.S. voiced new support Monday for Hong Kong democracy activists, saying they were demonstrating for basic rights.
  • Taiwan's legislature expresses support for Hong Kong people CNA 17 Jun 2019 -- Cross-party caucuses in the Legislative Yuan expressed support for Hong Kong people through a resolution Monday, amid ongoing controversy over an extradition bill that has already seen millions of residents of the Chinese Special Administrative Region take to the streets.
  • 'American hand' seen behind HK bill protest Global Times 17 Jun 2019 -- The American hand behind the radical forces in protests against Hong Kong's extradition bill, has launched all-around attacks to obstruct the regional government's legislative process, a Hong Kong alliance convener who supports the bill said.
  • China to tame illegal rare-earth exports, mulls tracking system Global Times 17 Jun 2019 -- China has vowed to impose stern export restrictions on its rare-earth resources and may introduce a tracking mechanism for the rare-earth industry to ensure export compliance, an official said on Monday.
  • China warns West over 'ill-intentioned' meddling in Hong Kong Press TV 17 Jun 2019 -- China slams "ill-intended" and "hypocritical" foreign intervention in the affairs of Hong Kong after violent protests over a proposed amendment to the city's extradition law.
  • China to Introduce Rare Earths Policies as Soon as Possible Sputnik 17 Jun 2019 -- China's state planner said on Monday it will study, develop and roll out relevant policies on rare earths as soon as possible amid the ongoing trade war with the US.
  • Thousands join rally in Taipei to demand bill's withdrawal CNA 16 Jun 2019 -- Young Taiwanese, Taiwan-based Hong Kongers and members of civic groups rallied in Taipei on Sunday to demand that Hong Kong authorities withdraw a controversial extradition bill rather than temporarily suspending its legislative process.
  • Hundreds of Thousands Demand Hong Kong Leader's Resignation VOA 16 Jun 2019 -- Hong Kong's streets once again filled with hundreds of thousands of protesters clad in black and marching Sunday against a controversial legislative bill that would allow for extradition to China.
  • Central govt supports HK's decision Global Times 16 Jun 2019 -- Three Central government departments including the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs all expressed support, respect and understanding of Hong Kong government's decision to suspend the extradition bill on Saturday.
  • HKSAR chief executive announces suspension of fugitive law amendments, promises to continue explanation People's Daily 16 Jun 2019 -- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced Saturday that the HKSAR government will suspend the amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance until further communication and explanation work is completed.
  • China wary of outside meddling as Hong Kong unrest continues Press TV 16 Jun 2019 -- Thousands of people have rallied again in central Hong Kong to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill following the most violent protests in decades.
  • Hong Kong Leader Apologises Over Extradition Bill Sputnik 16 Jun 2019 -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has apologised over a controversial extradition bill and vowed to accept all criticism, in a statement published on Sunday.
  • Xi urges joint efforts to open up new prospects for Asian security, development People's Daily 16 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged Asian countries and their partners to join hands in opening up new prospects for Asian security and development under new circumstances.
  • Xi calls on newspaper to unite intellectuals around CPC Global Times 16 Jun 2019 -- President Xi Jinping has called on the Guangming Daily to guide intellectuals rallying closely around the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
  • China ready for long trade war with US: Party journal Press TV 16 Jun 2019 -- The main theoretical journal of China's Communist Party says the United States would be wrong to underestimate the Chinese people's will to fight a trade war, stressing that Beijing is ready for a lengthy economic fight with Washington.
  • PLA Navy needs own 'STOVL stealth fighter' jets to protect territory Global Times 16 Jun 2019 -- As China is reportedly building more aircraft carriers and its first group of amphibious assault ships, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy might eventually need its own F-35B-like short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) stealth fighter jet to safeguard territorial integrity, Chinese military analysts said on Sunday.
  • CCTV to dedicate channel to military affairs to promote national defense education Global Times 16 Jun 2019 -- China Central Television (CCTV) Channel 7 is to refocus its coverage solely on military affairs in a move to expand national defense publicity and education. Currently, the channel specializes in both military and agricultural reporting.
  • Xi urges SCO shared future Global Times 15 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called on Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states to build a closer community of shared future and to encourage multilateralism, free trade and a more reasonable and fair international order.
  • Chinese president calls for closer SCO community with shared future People's Daily 15 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called on members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to build a closer community with a shared future for the group.
  • China dismisses Philippine claims vessel accident was 'hit-and-run' Press TV 15 Jun 2019 -- Beijing has confirmed that its vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision in the disputed South China Sea but dismissed claims the incident was intentional.
  • Tibet urged to exercise opportunity for growth People's Daily 15 Jun 2019 -- President Xi Jinping said he hopes that the Tibet autonomous region will seize opportunities for development in a congratulatory letter sent to the 2019 Forum on the Development of Tibet held on Friday in Lhasa.
  • China voices support for withdrawal of Darfur mission, calls for internal dialogue Global Times 15 Jun 2019 -- A Chinese envoy said Friday that his country supports the planned withdrawal of the UN-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), and calls for the promotion of the political process in the Sudanese region through dialogue.
  • Chinese-Owned Firm Makes Parts for Next-Gen F-35 Jets Amid Huawei Row, UK MoD Admits Sputnik 15 Jun 2019 -- Amid an ongoing row between Huawei and the US, evolving around Washington's allegations that the Chinese tech giant poses a security threat because of its ties with Beijing, it turns out that a UK-based subsidiary of a Chinese company is part of the supply chain for Lockheed Martin's fighters, flown by the Americans and its allies.
  • 'One country, two systems' in Taiwan 'over my dead body': Han Kuo-yu CNA 15 Jun 2019 -- Kaohsiung mayor and presidential hopeful Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) vowed Saturday that China's "one country, two systems" formula for unification with Taiwan will never be put in place in Taiwan if he is president.
  • Taiwan blasts HK for using murder case to justify extradition bill CNA 15 Jun 2019 -- Taiwan's Presidential Office has blasted the Hong Kong government for using a murder case involving Taiwan as an excuse to legislate a bill that raises human rights concerns, calling such a tactic "irresponsible and immoral."
  • Hong Kong Suspends Extradition Law Amendments After Large-Scale Protests - Reports Sputnik 15 Jun 2019 -- Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam indefinitely suspended amendments to the extradition law on Saturday in the wake of mass protests against it in the Chinese autonomous territory.
  • Hong Kong Suspends Extradition Bill as Protesters Plan New March VOA 15 Jun 2019 -- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam applied the brakes Saturday on an unpopular piece of legislation that would allow extradition to mainland China after a week of protests roiled the autonomous Chinese territory.
  • Central government supports, respects and understands decision to suspend Hong Kong's extradition bill Global Times 15 Jun 2019 -- Three government departments including the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and Chinese foreign ministry all expressed support, respect and understanding of Hong Kong government's decision to suspend the extradition bill on Saturday.
  • HKSAR Chief Executive announces suspension of amendments to Fugitive Offenders Ordinance Global Times 15 Jun 2019 -- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced Saturday that the HKSAR government will suspend the exercise to amend the HKSAR's Fugitive Offenders Ordinance and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance.
  • Hong Kong indefinitely suspends extradition bill to 'restore peace' Press TV 15 Jun 2019 -- Hong Kong has indefinitely suspended a proposed legislation that would allow extradition to mainland China, after days of protests across the city.
  • China Backs Hong Kong Leader on Extradition Bill Delay Sputnik 15 Jun 2019 -- China's Hong Kong Office on Saturday sided with the city's chief executive, Carrie Lam, who suspended a controversial extradition bill after violent mass protests.
  • Meetings held at top legislature, State Council, top political advisory body to advance CPC education campaign Global Times 15 Jun 2019 -- The leading Party members groups of China's top legislature, the State Council and the top political advisory body have recently held separate meetings to make arrangements on advancing a Communist Party of China (CPC) education campaign themed "staying true to our founding mission."
  • Insidious US entraps HK with new Act Global Times 15 Jun 2019 -- The US Senate introduced the bipartisan Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act on Thursday, while the House of Representatives' bill is expected to be approved on Friday. The act requires the US government to reaffirm Hong Kong's autonomy, human rights and democracy every year, and re-evaluate whether Hong Kong warrants a special status as a separate customs territory by Washington.
  • Taiwan Jumps In to Support Hong Kong Protesters VOA 14 Jun 2019 -- Not long after street demonstrators massed in Hong Kong this week to protest a controversial extradition bill that would allow criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial, Taiwan's president, her ruling party and two of her government ministries voiced emphatic support for the demonstrators.
  • President Xi: China to promote ties with Iran no matter what Press TV 14 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping says Beijing will continue to promote steady development of ties with Tehran no matter how the situation changes.
  • Xi urges SCO shared future Global Times 14 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called on Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states to build a closer community of shared future and to encourage multilateralism, free trade and a more reasonable and fair international order.
  • China slams US for 'crude interference' in Hong Kong Press TV 14 Jun 2019 -- China has denounced as "crude interference" proposed US legislation for the annual certification of Hong Kong's autonomy.
  • Beijing Sternly Criticizes US Legislation Over Hong Kong Crisis VOA 14 Jun 2019 -- China summoned a U.S. envoy in Beijing on Friday to protest against remarks by Washington about Hong Kong's controversial extradition bill.
  • Russia, China on the Prowl; How US Navy is Responding VOA 13 Jun 2019 -- A major military exercise involving maritime forces from 18 countries is underway in the Baltic Sea, but at its helm is not a fleet permanently based in Europe, but one based half a world away in the U.S. state of Virginia.
  • Korean Peninsula issue still within framework of political solution: spokesperson People's Daily 13 Jun 2019 -- China called on related countries to continue making efforts to realize denuclearization and sustained peace on the Korean Peninsula through negotiations, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said here Wednesday.
  • Tsai urges Hong Kong government to hold dialogue with protesters CNA 13 Jun 2019 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged the Hong Kong government Thursday to start a dialogue with its people and listen to their concerns, after its handling of large protests against a controversial extradition bill the previous day attracted global media attention.
  • China's next-generation off-road tactical vehicle soon to enter military service: report Global Times 13 Jun 2019 -- The Chinese military is currently putting its next-generation off-road tactical armored vehicle through a series of tests, as the vehicle is expected to be commissioned into the People's Liberation Army (PLA) soon, China's state broadcaster revealed.
  • Unrest continues in Hong Kong over extradition bill Press TV 13 Jun 2019 -- Scuffles have broken out between police and protesters in Hong Kong for yet another day, as unrest continues over a proposed extradition bill.
  • Beijing Protests EU's Statements on Hong Kong Extradition Bill Sputnik 13 Jun 2019 -- Beijing has expressed its discontent with the European Union over its statements regarding controversial amendments to the extradition law in Hong Kong, which sparked mass protests across the semi-autonomous territory earlier in the week, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Thursday.
  • Critics: Hong Kong Protests Show Low Popular Opinion of China's Legal System VOA 13 Jun 2019 -- Beijing is working feverishly to lay claim to the moral high ground as a debate over a law in Hong Kong that would allow extradition to China has triggered massive protests and violent clashes between police and protesters.
  • Hong Kong Calm After Protests Over Sending Suspects to China for Trial VOA 13 Jun 2019 -- A semblance of normalcy returned to Hong Kong Thursday after clashes between police and protesters who oppose a controversial extradition bill that would allow criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial.
  • USS Ronald Reagan, JS Izumo Sail Together in the South China Sea NNS 12 Jun 2019 -- The Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) participated in a cooperative deployment with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships JS Izumo (DH-183), JS Murasame (DD-101) and JS Akebono (DD-108) June 10-12.
  • US Warship Flexes Muscles in South China Sea Drills With Japan Amid Tensions With Beijing Sputnik 12 Jun 2019 -- Beijing has repeatedly protested the passage of US warships in the South China Sea, accusing Washington of violating Chinese sovereignty. Tensions between China and the US have recently further escalated in the wake of the protracted trade war and the blacklisting of Huawei.
  • US Calls for Restraint as Hong Kong Protests Turn Violent VOA 12 Jun 2019 -- The United States is encouraging all sides to exercise restraint as massive protests in Hong Kong took a violent turn Wednesday with police clashing with protesters who opposed a controversial extradition bill.
  • Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets to Break Up Anti-Extradition Law Protest VOA 12 Jun 2019 -- A massive demonstration outside the headquarters of Hong Kong's government turned violent Wednesday as police clashed with protesters who oppose a controversial extradition bill.
  • Chinese aircraft carriers' frequent passage through Miyako Strait to become standard practice: media Global Times 12 Jun 2019 -- China's aircraft carriers will more frequently cross through sea lanes, including the Miyako Strait, for deployment in the west Pacific and Indian oceans which will become standard practice, according to an article published by the social media account run by a Party newspaper.
  • HK residents slam violence against extradition bill Global Times 12 Jun 2019 -- Violent activities continued in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and have caused the city's Legislative Council to postpone a meeting to scrutinize the extradition bill that could allow the Chinese mainland to extradite criminals from Hong Kong.
  • Hong Kong delays debate on extradition bill as protests swell Press TV 12 Jun 2019 -- Hong Kong has been brought to a standstill by tens of thousands of protesters who have moved to occupy key roads to a government complex, just hours before a proposed extradition bill was due to be debated in the city's legislature.
  • China lashes out at US for 'irresponsible' comments on Hong Kong Press TV 12 Jun 2019 -- China has denounced as "irresponsible and erroneous" the US comments about a proposed amendment to a Hong Kong law that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial.
  • Clashes in Hong Kong Over Extradition Bill Leave 22 Injured – Reports Sputnik 12 Jun 2019 -- At least 22 were injured in Hong Kong after a protest against a controversial extradition bill turned violent on Wednesday, the South China Morning Post said.
  • China Rebuffs Claims That Beijing Will Send Army to Disperse Hong Kong Protests Sputnik 12 Jun 2019 -- The information allegedly claiming that Beijing may send army units to disperse protests against the controversial amendments to the extradition bill in Hong Kong is false and these rumours are spread merely to cause panic, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Wednesday.
  • Foreign Secretary statement on protests in Hong Kong UK FCO 12 Jun 2019 -- Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for calm and urged the Hong Kong government to listen to concerns about its proposed extradition laws.
  • Some 70 Tonnes of Chinese Humanitarian Aid Arrive in Venezuela - Health Minister Sputnik 11 Jun 2019 -- Almost 70 tonnes of humanitarian aid have arrived in Venezuela from China, the South American country's Health Minister Carlos Alvarado said.
  • Intl interest in China's FC-31 stealth fighter jet grows Global Times 11 Jun 2019 -- China's made-for-export FC-31 warplane is making a big impression, as reports say international buyers are thinking of buying the stealth fighter jet, with Chinese military experts recommending on Tuesday that China try to seize these opportunities.
  • CR929 developers attract potential airlines Global Times 11 Jun 2019 -- Developers of the CR929, the first long-haul jet jointly developed by China and Russia, are working with airlines which could be interested in the jet, a Russian representative company told the Global Times Tuesday.
  • Chinese mainland supports HKSAR government's move to amend extradition bill Global Times 11 Jun 2019 -- The Chinese mainland opposes the interference of foreign forces in the domestic affairs of Hong Kong and supports the regional government's move to amend the extradition bill, the Chinese foreign ministry stressed on Tuesday, opposing US' "wrong and irresponsible" comments.
  • HK locals slam violence for harming regional stability Global Times 11 Jun 2019 -- Without powerful interference from foreign forces, especially the US, opposition groups would not have the capability to enact such violent incidents in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) today, experts said Tuesday, after local opposition groups violently stormed the Legislative Council to oppose the extradition law amendment.
  • 'First Line of Defense': Beijing's New High-Frequency Surface Wave Radar Can Detect Stealthy F-35s Sputnik 11 Jun 2019 -- Chinese military researchers have reportedly mastered a type of radar they say can detect stealth aircraft, which are designed to be invisible to normal radars. What's more, they say the radar is protected against anti-radiation missiles, too.
  • Chinese Flotilla Sails Between Okinawan Islands of Japan - Reports Sputnik 11 Jun 2019 -- Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning and a number of other vessels sailed between two islands of the Japanese Okinawa prefecture on Tuesday, Japanese media reported, citing the country's Defence Ministry.
  • China Accuses US of Interference Over Controversial Hong Kong Extradition Bill VOA 11 Jun 2019 -- China is accusing the United States of interfering in its internal affairs as opposition grows in Hong Kong over a controversial plan to allow people to be extradited to the mainland to face charges.
  • China rolls out rules for commercial space sector Global Times 11 Jun 2019 -- China rolled out rules for the first time to regulate commercial rocket manufacturing, test flights and launches, a move to boost the commercial space sector's sound development, industry representatives told the Global Times on Tuesday.
  • China Will Treat US Drones as Move to Dent its Contested Maritime Claims VOA 10 Jun 2019 -- Officials in Beijing will treat $47.9 billion in U.S. drone sales approved for Southeast Asia as another effort to dent their claims to the disputed South China Sea, experts believe, and lash back verbally as well as economically.
  • New radar system immune to 'radar killer' missiles Global Times 10 Jun 2019 -- China's maritime early warning radar system is immune to "radar killer" missiles and is capable of detecting stealth aircraft, according to its developer in a recent interview with media.
  • Pompeo's claims about China full of lies and fallacy: FM Global Times 10 Jun 2019 -- China has said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's claims about China are "full of lies and fallacy," which only harm his own image and his country's credibility in the world.
  • China's rare-earth exports plunge 16% in May Global Times 10 Jun 2019 -- China's rare-earth export slump in May reflects the country's policy tone to control rare-earth supplies, one expert said on Monday. He predicted that the slump might accelerate in the next few months as China considers launching measures to cut rare-earth exports to the US amid the trade war.
  • Central government firmly supports Hong Kong in amending extradition legislation: FM Global Times 10 Jun 2019 -- China's central government firmly supports the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government in amending the extradition legislation and sternly objects to any foreign intervention in Hong Kong's legislative affairs, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
  • Hong Kong leader: Extradition bill won't be dropped despite protests Press TV 10 Jun 2019 -- Hong Kong's leader says the administration has no plan to cancel a bill that will authorize extraditions to mainland China despite mass protests against the proposed measure in the autonomous region.
  • Beijing Has a Plan to Outpace the US Military's Weaponry by 2049 Sputnik 10 Jun 2019 -- A new report by a Washington think tank warns it is "long past time" the Pentagon took the Chinese military-technological drive seriously, as Beijing has a plan to technically outpace the US military by 2049 and develop the ability to wage war on its own terms.
  • Chinese Exports of Rare Earth Minerals Drop Like a Rock Amid Escalating Trade War With US Sputnik 10 Jun 2019 -- Earlier, officials from the Pentagon and the US Department of Commerce indicated that they were looking to make deals with other rare earth producers worldwide in a bid to reduce the US reliance on Chinese supplies of the strategic minerals.
  • Hong Kong Government Says It Will Not Withdraw Extradition Bill - Report Sputnik 10 Jun 2019 -- Hong Kong has been in the state of unrest for several weeks now due to the new amendment to the extradition bill, which is about to go to vote on 12 June. Once approved, the amendment will allow extraditions of escapees to any jurisdiction Hong Kong has no formal deals with, including mainland China.
  • US Voices Concerns Over Erosion of Hong Kong's Autonomy From China VOA 10 Jun 2019 -- U.S. officials and lawmakers are voicing grave concerns over the erosion of Hong Kong's autonomy from China, a day after one of the city's largest protests since its handover from British to Chinese control in 1997.
  • Hong Kong Pushes Forward with Extradition Bill Despite Protest VOA 10 Jun 2019 -- Hong Kong will proceed with its controversial plan to allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges, even after a massive protest on Sunday, the city's top leader said.
  • Protesters Fill Hong Kong Streets Over Proposed Extradition Law VOA 09 Jun 2019 -- Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers from all ages and walks of life marched on Sunday against a legislative bill that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges, in the largest demonstration city has seen in years.
  • Hong Kong students in Taiwan protest against extradition bill CNA 09 Jun 2019 -- Hundreds of Hong Kong students gathered in front of the Hong Kong representative office in Taipei Sunday to express their objection to a proposed bill in Hong Kong that would allow the extradition of crime suspects to China for trial.
  • China on watch as Hong Kong takes up extradition bill Press TV 09 Jun 2019 -- Demonstrators have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to protest a proposed law that would allow suspects to be transferred and tried in courts of law on mainland China.
  • China gears up to use rare-earth advantage Global Times 09 Jun 2019 -- A series of policies, including environmental enforcement and stricter export management aiming to regulate and upgrade the country's rare-earth industry, are expected to be rolled out soon, industry insiders said on Sunday, as China's top economic planner made a rare move by holding three meetings to solicit opinions from rare-earth industry regulators and businesses within just two days.
  • China warns tech firms of 'dire consequences' if they follow US ban Press TV 09 Jun 2019 -- China has summoned major technology companies and warned them of "dire consequences" if they comply with US efforts to ban sales of technology to Chinese companies, a US paper says.
  • China to establish national technological security management list system Global Times 08 Jun 2019 -- The National Development and Reform Commission has been tasked with organizing a study on establishing a national technological security management list system, Xinhua learned Saturday.
  • Xi, Putin lead bilateral ties into new era, embark on fresh journey of int'l cooperation Global Times 08 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Russia showed that the consensus on deepening mutual trust between the two countries is unbreakable and that China's belief in win-win cooperation is unshakable, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday.
  • China's military technology eroding US supremacy: Study Press TV 08 Jun 2019 -- A new US report has warned that American global military dominance may be coming to an end as China rises, saying Beijing is pursuing a "deliberate, patient and robustly resourced" strategy to achieve military superiority.
  • NATO Pays 'Very Close Attention' to Activities of Russia, China in Europe Sputnik 07 Jun 2019 -- Following the deterioration of relations between Moscow and Western states in 2014, NATO forces have intensified drills in Europe, as well as reconnaissance flights near Russia's borders.
  • Russia, China unite against US economic brinkmanship Press TV 07 Jun 2019 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, say the global economic system must change in such a way as to stop the United States from being able to exert economic pressure on world countries.
  • Xi, Putin meet in St. Petersburg People's Daily 07 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Thursday here in the latter's hometown.
  • China vows to 'fight to the end' if US intensifies trade war Press TV 07 Jun 2019 -- China has vowed to "fight to the end" if the US decides to intensify its trade war amid a renewed threat by the President Donald Trump to impose additional tariffs on Chinese exports.
  • After Allegations of Spying, African Union Renews Huawei Alliance VOA 06 Jun 2019 -- The accusations were explosive: For five years, the Chinese government had spied on communications at the African Union. Every night, data streamed from computers at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to unknown locations controlled by China, anonymous sources at the AU told reporters with the Financial Times and Le Monde, a French newspaper.
  • Russia, China oppose military intervention in Venezuela Press TV 06 Jun 2019 -- Russia and China have expressed opposition to any military intervention in Venezuela, calling for "inclusive political dialog" between conflicting parties and their adherence to the principles of international law to resolve the political crisis in the Latin American country.
  • China urges US to stop arms sales to Taiwan, sever military ties Global Times 06 Jun 2019 -- China on Thursday urged the United States to stop arms sales to Taiwan and sever its military ties with the island.
  • China voices concerns over reported US plan to sell Taiwan $2bn worth of arms Press TV 06 Jun 2019 -- China has voiced serious concerns about a reported plan by the United States to sell Taiwan more than $2 billion worth of tanks and weapons amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing.
  • China to complete BeiDou-3 satellite system by 2020 People's Daily 06 Jun 2019 -- China's BeiDou-3 system, a global geolocation network, is expected to be completed in 2020, with a total of 35 satellites, researchers at a conference on the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) said.
  • Saudi Arabia steps up ballistic missile program with Chinese aid: Report Press TV 06 Jun 2019 -- Saudi Arabia has reportedly stepped up its ballistic missile program with the help of China, with the administration of US President Donald Trump withholding intelligence on the issue.
  • US Claims Data Shows Riyadh Boosted Missile Program With China's Help - Reports Sputnik 06 Jun 2019 -- The US government has obtained intelligence information that Saudi Arabia has significantly enhanced its ballistic missile program through recent purchases from China, local media reported.
  • Russia, China Voice Support for Iran After Xi Visit to Kremlin VOA 06 Jun 2019 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for Kremlin talks that reflected increasingly close ties between the two countries that were communist rivals during the Cold War.
  • China hopes DPRK, U.S. to work for progress toward political settlement of Korean Peninsula issue People's Daily 06 Jun 2019 -- China said Wednesday that it hopes the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States will meet each other half way, continue to act on their consensus and work for advancement toward a political settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue.
  • Stronger China-Russia partnership key to global peace, stability: Xi Global Times 06 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Thursday that a stronger China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination is of great importance to maintaining the interests of the two countries and their peoples, and to global peace, stability and prosperity.
  • China, Russia commemorate 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties Global Times 06 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, attended on Wednesday a gathering marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
  • China-Russia statement on global strategic stability shows willingness to safeguard multilateralism Global Times 06 Jun 2019 -- The statement on strengthening contemporary global strategic stability between China and Russia sent the world a strong message of the two countries to safeguard multilateralism and the international order, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Thursday.
  • China pushes back accusations, releases report on trade benefits for US amid trade war Global Times 06 Jun 2019 -- China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on Thursday released a detailed report on how the US has greatly benefited from trade with China, in a clear attempt to push back repeated claims from US officials that the US was losing billions to China.
  • China, Russia agree to upgrade relations for new era People's Daily 06 Jun 2019 -- China and Russia agreed on Wednesday to upgrade their relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era.
  • 'Best Friends' Putin, Xi Head For St. Petersburg After A Bit Of 'Panda Diplomacy' RFE/RL 06 Jun 2019 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping are heading off to an important economic conference in St. Petersburg after going to lengths to demonstrate what they called a great "friendship" with a little "panda diplomacy."
  • China's Panda Diplomacy Comes to Moscow VOA 06 Jun 2019 -- Chinese leader Xi Jinping is on a three-day state visit to Russia aimed at underscoring Russian-Sino cooperation – and his close relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin – in the face of strained relations with the United States.
  • China's military actions aim to impact Taiwan 2020 election: ex-AIT head CNA 05 Jun 2019 -- China's military actions over the years are being carried out for political purposes in an attempt to influence Taiwan's upcoming presidential election in 2020, former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman Richard Bush said Wednesday.
  • Private space companies draw inspiration from successful rocket launch at sea Global Times 05 Jun 2019 -- China's "CZ-11 WEY" rocket was successfully launched at sea for the first time on Wednesday, giving a much needed boost to the country's space industry.
  • Carrier rocket's sea launch safer, cheaper: experts Global Times 05 Jun 2019 -- Despite a complicated marine environment, China successfully launched a Long March-11 carrier rocket at sea for the first time on Wednesday, which experts hailed as a safer and more economical way of rocket launch.
  • China Conducts 1st Successful Space Launch From Floating Platform - Reports Sputnik 05 Jun 2019 -- China carried out on Wednesday morning its first ever successful launch of the Chang Zheng 11 carrier rocket from a floating launch platform, local media reported.
  • China President urges effective implementation of JCPOA IRNA 05 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping underlined the fact that Iran deal is the result of multilateralism and urged effective implementation of it.
  • Mideast tensions stem from extreme US pressure on Iran: China Press TV 05 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping says the US campaign of "extreme" pressure and unilateral sanctions against Iran are to blame for a rise in tensions in the Middle East region.
  • Experts: US-China Trade Tensions Could Impact Pyongyang Sanctions Support VOA 05 Jun 2019 -- The escalating trade dispute between the United States and China could distract Beijing from dealing with nuclear North Korea and undermine its efforts to enforce international sanctions, potentially hampering the U.S. attempt to denuclearize the country, experts said.
  • China's aircraft carrier development 'will not blindly follow the US' Global Times 05 Jun 2019 -- China should walk its own path for its future aircraft carrier development and not blindly follow other countries like the US, Chinese military experts said on Wednesday as US President Donald Trump announced plans to reverse advanced technologies used on US carriers back to traditional ones.
  • China showcases cluster of 'aircraft carrier killer' missiles Global Times 05 Jun 2019 -- In a rare move, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force displayed 10 DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles in a recent video, as China reaffirmed the weapon's capability of attacking medium- to large-sized vessels.
  • China slams US global bully tactics Global Times 05 Jun 2019 -- Top Chinese government advisers on Wednesday harshly criticized US untrustworthiness on the global stage, as US officials continue what is widely described as bullying actions against not just China but many other countries, including their close allies, over trade and other issues.
  • Russian, Chinese Leaders Hail 'New Era' At Kremlin Meeting RFE/RL 05 Jun 2019 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have vowed to raise bilateral relations to a "higher level" as China's leader opened a three-day visit to Russia.
  • Russia, China Will Develop Practice of Payments in National Currencies - Putin Sputnik 05 Jun 2019 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday after talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping that Russia and China would develop the practice of settlements in national currencies.
  • China, Russia vow to push ties to new high Press TV 05 Jun 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin say the two countries are determined to forge closer ties amid shared tensions with the United States.
  • Running on E? China's Second Aircraft Carrier May Experience Fuel Constraints Sputnik 05 Jun 2019 -- Needing to store roughly 13,000 metric tons of fuel for its operations, China's second aircraft carrier is likely to experience fuel supply issues once it's sent out on official business as part of the People's Liberation Army-Navy.
  • US Announces Action Plan to Boost Supplies of 35 Critical Minerals Sputnik 05 Jun 2019 -- The Trump administration has developed an action plan to protect and grow supplies of 35 critical minerals vital for advanced technology, the Commerce Department revealed in a report.
  • China's Threats to Ban Rare Earth Exports Build VOA 05 Jun 2019 -- Following Washington's decision to ban Huawei and some 70 affiliates over national security concerns, China has been looking for a high-tech counterpunch to use in response.
  • China's Export of Authoritarianism Explored on Capitol Hill VOA 05 Jun 2019 -- Thirty years after China's deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown, Beijing is exporting authoritarianism and prodding governments around the world to spy on and control their citizens, U.S. lawmakers and human rights advocates said on Wednesday.
  • China Blacks Out Tiananmen Coverage in Massive Media Lockdown VOA 04 Jun 2019 -- The Chinese government on Tuesday went to extraordinary lengths to block media coverage and social media participation marking the 30th anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy protests on Tiananmen Square – even as dozens of ceremonies commemorating the event were held worldwide and in Hong Kong.
  • 30 Years After Tiananmen, Remembering a Pivotal Night VOA 04 Jun 2019 -- On June 4, 1989, the Chinese Communist Party ordered tanks and soldiers to fire at its own people gathered at Tiananmen Square, which is located in the heart of Beijing. Three decades later, the shots fired still reverberate today.
  • China Blasts Pompeo for Praising Tiananmen Student Protesters VOA 04 Jun 2019 -- China has denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for saluting Chinese student protesters who defied the communist government in a prolonged and deadly standoff in Beijing's Tiananmen Square 30 years ago.
  • Tsai blasts China for covering up Tiananmen Square Incident CNA 04 Jun 2019 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday blasted China for covering up the facts of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on June 4, 1989, which it has been estimated resulted in the deaths of over 1,000 pro-democracy protesters.
  • Thirty years on, Chinese youth more confident of country's future Global Times 04 Jun 2019 -- The daily flag-raising ceremony took place in Tiananmen Square in downtown Beijing at sunrise on Tuesday, with thousands of local residents, tourists from other parts of China and other countries attending the ceremony and enjoying a peaceful and joyous early morning in the heart of the Chinese capital.
  • China defends government action at Tiananmen Square in 1989 Press TV 04 Jun 2019 -- China has defended government action during the Tiananmen Square incident on its 30th anniversary in a rare move, accusing the West of stirring up public opinion against Beijing over the matter.
  • 'Prejudice, Arrogance': Beijing Slams Pompeo's Comments on Tiananmen Anniversary Sputnik 04 Jun 2019 -- The Chinese embassy in the United States has expressed "strong dissatisfaction" with remarks from the US Department of State on the 30th anniversary of student-led protests in Tiananmen Square, Reuters reported.
  • 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square: Foreign Secretary's statement UK FCO 04 Jun 2019 -- Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt gave a statement on the 30th anniversary of the tragic events in and around Tiananmen Square.
  • Secrecy Fears As Chinese Warships Sail into Sydney Harbor VOA 04 Jun 2019 -- Analysts have questioned the secrecy surrounding the arrival of three Chinese warships into Sydney Harbor. About 700 personnel are onboard the vessels, which are now docked at an Australian naval base for a four-day stopover.
  • China's new Type 055 destroyer among best in the world: experts Global Times 04 Jun 2019 -- Accompanied by marching music and tearing waves, a huge warship with the hull number 101 sailed into view out of heavy fog during the maritime parade on April 23 in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province to celebrate the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's 70th anniversary.
  • Chinese military gives hints about the true nature of Sunday's UFO sightings across China Global Times 04 Jun 2019 -- The UFO sightings across multiple provinces in China on Sunday were likely the result of a Chinese submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test, military observers said after the Chinese military gave hints late Monday evening on the nature of the said UFO.
  • Nation to 'fight at all costs' for unification People's Daily 04 Jun 2019 -- If anyone tries to split Taiwan from China, the Chinese military has no choice but to fight at all costs for national unity, State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe said on Sunday in Singapore, while elaborating on China's stance on the Taiwan question.
  • Pentagon's Indo-Pacific Strategy Report Aims at 'Malign Actors' China, Russia Sputnik 04 Jun 2019 -- On Saturday, the Pentagon released its "Indo-Pacific Strategy Report," which outlines Washington's approach to geopolitics in eastern Asia and the Pacific. The first steps were begun a day prior, when the sale of 34 surveillance drones to four US allies was pushed ahead.
  • Uighur Activists Lobby for US Bill on Xinjiang Crackdown VOA 03 Jun 2019 -- Uighur rights advocates in the United States are ramping up efforts to persuade the U.S. Congress to pass a bill focusing on China's growing persecution of the predominantly Muslim minority group in the country's Xinjiang province.
  • Asian Countries Fear Being Forced to Choose between China, US over Disputed Sea VOA 03 Jun 2019 -- Asian countries that pride themselves on neutral foreign policies face growing pressure to support either China or the United States in a sticky maritime sovereignty dispute, but they are expected to bid for both and keep the aid coming in.
  • Tsai hopes for democracy in China on eve of Tiananmen anniversary CNA 03 Jun 2019 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Monday that since China's Tiananmen Square massacre and Taiwan's Formosa Incident, Taiwan has been firmly treading the path of democracy and freedom, and she hoped China would also choose the same path.
  • June 4 immunized China against turmoil Global Times 03 Jun 2019 -- June 4 marks the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident. The Communist Party of China and the Chinese government have determined the nature of the incident. Chinese society has also made a comprehensive summary of it. Dropping the incident thereafter has been aimed at helping the country leave the shadow behind, avoid disputes, and help all Chinese people face the future.
  • On the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square US Dept. of State 03 Jun 2019 -- "On June 4, we honor the heroic protest movement of the Chinese people that ended on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese Communist Party leadership sent tanks into Tiananmen Square to violently repress peaceful demonstrations calling for democracy, human rights, and an end to rampant corruption."
  • US Salutes 'Heroes' of Tiananmen Square Protests Killed by Chinese Soldiers VOA 03 Jun 2019 -- The U.S. on Monday saluted "the heroes of the Chinese people who bravely stood up" against their government's deadly crackdown on dissent at the Tiananmen Square massacre 30 years ago.
  • China Warns Students About Study in the US VOA 03 Jun 2019 -- The Chinese Ministry of Education has warned Chinese students about studying in the United States, referencing an increase in delays and further complications regarding visa processing.
  • Chinese Internment Camp Whistleblower Seeks Asylum in Sweden VOA 03 Jun 2019 -- An ethnic Kazakh Chinese national who exposed the existence of a so-called Muslim reeducation camp in the Xinjiang region will seek asylum in Sweden.
  • China calls for full implementation of JCPOA IRNA 03 Jun 2019 -- China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang on Monday called for full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • Pompeo Renews Warning to European Allies to Not Use Huawei for 5G VOA 03 Jun 2019 -- The United States is again calling on European allies to be careful of what it says are security risks posed by Chinese telecommunication company Huawei, as countries build out their 5G networks.
  • China to reward honest residents with more convenient services Global Times 03 Jun 2019 -- Those who keep their word in China might soon enjoy convenience in a variety of life conditions ranging from settling in cities, visiting public museums and art galleries to applying for patents and receiving employment services, as the Chinese government makes big strides in setting up a nationwide personal credit system.
  • US trying to level the playing field with China: Pompeo Press TV 03 Jun 2019 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the United States is seeking to "level the playing field" with China after what he calls decades of unfair trade practices.
  • Chinese 'Reeducation Camps' Whistle-Blower Leaves Kazakhstan For Unnamed Country RFE/RL 03 Jun 2019 -- An ethnic Kazakh Chinese national whose court testimony helped expose so-called "reeducation camps" in northwestern China has left Kazakhstan after Kazakh officials denied her asylum.
  • Wei's speech demonstrates China's confidence Global Times 03 Jun 2019 -- The Chinese keynote speaker at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Sunday stunned attendees by responding to questions about Taiwan, South China Sea and other sensitive issues, after a speech that showcased the full confidence of China and the Chinese military.
  • China draws bottom line Global Times 03 Jun 2019 -- China on Sunday made clear that it would not give any ground on core issues of principle despite mounting pressure from US bullying on trade and technology and that it will "fight to the end" if forced, as officials issued a key document that harshly criticizes the US for repeatedly backtracking and jeopardising the trade talks.
  • Where there are threats, there are defenses: Chinese defense minister on South China Sea People's Daily 02 Jun 2019 -- Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said here on Sunday that China's construction on its South China Sea islands and reefs is its legitimate right and is purely defensive in nature.
  • China rejects U.S. acting defense secretary's "false remarks" on Taiwan People's Daily 02 Jun 2019 -- China firmly rejects the "false remarks" on Taiwan-related issues made by U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan at the ongoing 18th Shangri-La Dialogue, Chinese Lieutenant General Shao Yuanming said here on Saturday.
  • China builds own part for rocket payloads Global Times 02 Jun 2019 -- China's new payload for its Long March-3A launch vehicles with all core materials manufactured domestically will hopefully usher in a new era where all launch vehicles use homegrown fairings, the state space vehicle developer said on Sunday.
  • Speech at the 18th Shangri-La Dialogue by Gen. Wei Fenghe, State Councilor and Minister of National Defense, PRC Global Times 02 Jun 2019
  • Chinese defense official calls for efforts to avoid conflict at sea People's Daily 02 Jun 2019 -- A Chinese defense official on Saturday at the 18th Shangri-La Dialogue called for reducing and avoiding close military activities at sea that are viewed by the other side as unfriendly or even hostile.
  • China makes 3-point proposal on enhancing defense cooperation in Asia-Pacific People's Daily 02 Jun 2019 -- China on Saturday made a three-point proposal on enhancing defense cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region at the Shangri-La Dialogue being held here.
  • China rebuts U.S. acting defense secretary's remarks on Taiwan, South China Sea People's Daily 02 Jun 2019 -- China firmly objected to the U.S. side's remarks on Taiwan and the South China Sea while welcoming the U.S. statement of continuing to develop and stabilize the bilateral military relationship, a senior Chinese military official said here Saturday.
  • China releases white paper on its position on economic and trade consultations with U.S. People's Daily 02 Jun 2019 -- The State Council Information Office on Sunday issued a white paper to provide a comprehensive picture of the China-U.S. economic and trade consultations, and present China's policy position on these consultations.
  • China does not want but is not afraid of a trade war: white paper People's Daily 02 Jun 2019 -- The China-US commercial relationship serves as both the ballast and the propeller of the overall bilateral relationship. At stake are the fundamental interests of the two peoples, and the prosperity and stability of the world, according to a white paper released Sunday by the State Council Information Office.
  • US accusation of China IP theft, forced technology transfer unfounded: white paper People's Daily 02 Jun 2019 -- Accusing China of stealing intellectual property to support its own development is an unfounded fabrication, according to a white paper titled China's Position on the China-US Economic and Trade Consultations released by the State Council Information Office on Sunday.
  • China to 'fight at all costs' to defend Taiwan, South China Sea claims Press TV 02 Jun 2019 -- China says a war with the United States would be a disaster for the world as it warns Washington not to meddle in Taiwan and the South China Sea.
  • China Defence Minister on Trade, Taiwan: 'We'll Fight to the End' if US Want It Sputnik 02 Jun 2019 -- Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe criticized the United States on Sunday for its policy in regard to Taiwan and for naval operations in the disputed South China Sea, yet noted that conflict or war between Washington and Beijing would be a disaster.
  • China Blames Washington for Trade Talks Breakdown VOA 02 Jun 2019 -- China says Washington bears the "sole and entire responsibility" for the breakdown in trade talks earlier this month and that Beijing won't back down on matters of principle. In a defiant rebuttal of who is to blame, China released a white paper Sunday, arguing that it is the United States that has backtracked in the talks and that tariffs will not resolve the two country's trade issues.
  • China: 1989 Tiananmen Square Crackdown Was 'Correct Policy' VOA 02 Jun 2019 -- China on Sunday defended its deadly crackdown 30 years ago on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, saying it was "the correct policy."
  • China says US actions threaten stability in East Asia Press TV 01 Jun 2019 -- A senior Chinese military official says the actions of the United States on Taiwan and the South China Sea threaten the stability of the region, rejecting accusations made by acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan that Beijing is a threat to East Asia.
  • China, Cambodia to jointly advance South China Sea COC consultation People's Daily 01 Jun 2019 -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn Friday, calling for closer bilateral ties and cooperation under regional frameworks.
  • PLA delegation hits out at Shanahan's remarks at Singapore security forum Global Times 01 Jun 2019 -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) delegation to the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore pulled no punches in responding to remarks by Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Saturday.
  • China, US defense chiefs meet at Shangri-La Dialogue Global Times 01 Jun 2019 -- Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe and Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan had a short but "constructive" meeting on Friday during the 2019 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.
  • Chinese state councilor meets U.S. acting defense secretary on military relationship People's Daily 01 Jun 2019 -- Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe held talks here with U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan prior to the opening of the 18th Shangri-La Dialogue on Friday, and the atmosphere was "positive and constructive", said Wu Qian, spokesperson of the Chinese defense ministry.
  • CPC launches campaign to stress Party's founding mission among members People's Daily 01 Jun 2019 -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Friday reiterated the Party's original aspiration and mission, which is to seek happiness for the Chinese people and rejuvenation for the Chinese nation.
  • Pentagon Chief Claims Huawei 'Too Close' to Beijing to be Trusted in New Attack on Tech Giant Sputnik 01 Jun 2019 -- The US has barred Huawei equipment from American soil and forbid the transfer of US-made technology to the Chinese tech giant by any firms, citing security concerns as a pretext.
  • Acting US Defense Chief Criticizes China's Bad Behavior VOA 01 Jun 2019 -- Since the first week acting U.S. Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan took the reins at the Pentagon, he's said his top concern is "China, China, China."
  • China, US defense chiefs meet at Shangri-La Dialogue Global Times 01 Jun 2019 -- Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe and Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan had a short but "constructive" meeting on Friday during the 2019 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.



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