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Apr 22, 2009

I've written before about how China sees the financial crisis not only as a threat, but also as an opportunity to boost its global power and influence.

Apr 22, 2009

The Dalai Lama accused China of "acting like a child" in cracking down on Tibetans and other minorities, saying it lacked the moral authority of a genuine superpower.

Apr 22, 2009

China is putting some of its most advanced warships on show at this week's military parade off the coast of Qingdao.

Apr 22, 2009

China faces a threat to its social stability and economic growth from a population which is aging before the country becomes wealthy and must tackle the problem properly, a report released on Wednesday said.

Apr 21, 2009

The U.S. wants more discussions on naval safety and communications with China, following a recent confrontation between an American surveillance ship and Chinese vessels in the South China Sea, a senior U.S. navy officer said.

Apr 21, 2009

A senior Chinese naval officer said that China would unveil its nuclear submarines to the public on Thursday as part of an international review of the country’s naval fleet “aimed at promoting understanding about China’s military development,” according to a report by Xinhua, the state news agency.

Apr 21, 2009

A closely watched visit is set to take place in October, when a frail, 74-year-old Buddhist monk seeks an audience with President Barack Obama.

Apr 21, 2009

US Treasury said on Monday it had frozen the assets of Abdul Haq, the leader of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party, which advocates establishing an independent state in East Turkistan and banned Americans from doing business with him.

Apr 21, 2009

Thousands of confidential files on the U.S. military's most technologically advanced fighter aircraft have been compromised by unknown computer hackers over the past two years, according to senior defense officials.

Apr 20, 2009

This from Urumqi in China's far western province of Xinjiang where I've come on a mission to explore a part of China which in many respects looks and feels more central Asian than Chinese.

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