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China Using Civilian Ships To Enhance Navy Capability, Reach

BANGKOK — A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea. And oceangoing ferries, built to be capable of carrying heavy vehicles and large loads of people. All are ostensibly civilian ships, but experts and uneasy regional governments […]

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US Opposes Unilateral Changes In Taiwan Strait Status Quo, Biden Says 

STATE DEPARTMENT — The United States seeks peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and continues to “oppose unilateral changes in the status quo by either side,” U.S. President Joe Biden told the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday. The remarks were the first in which a sitting U.S. president had explicitly laid out U.S. policy toward China and Taiwan in […]

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Xi To Meet Putin In First Trip Outside China Since COVID Began 

LONDON/BEIJING — Xi Jinping will leave China for the first time in more than two years for a trip this week to Central Asia, where he will meet Russia’s Vladimir Putin, just a month before he is set to cement his place as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. The trip, Xi’s first abroad since the start of the […]

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U.S. To Conduct ‘Air And Maritime Transits’ In Taiwan Strait

The White House says Washington’s ‘freedom of navigation’ transits will reflect its response to China’s ‘provocative’ military operations in the strait. The United States plans to conduct new “air and maritime transits” in the Taiwan Strait in a step the White House says will reflect its response to China’s military drills in the contested strait amid rising tensions over the […]

POLITICS

President Biden Signs Bill Committing $280BN To High Tech To Compete With China

US President Joe Biden has signed a law committing $ 280 billion to high-tech manufacturing and scientific research amid fears the country is losing its technological edge to China. The investments include tax breaks for companies that build computer chip manufacturing plants in the US. Business groups have long pushed for more government support, citing the need to reduce reliance […]

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China Extends Military Drills Around Taiwan

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — China’s military extended provocative exercises in the waters and air surrounding Taiwan on Monday, a day after the drills had been scheduled to end. In a statement, China’s defense ministry said the People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theater Command would focus on anti-submarine and air-to-ship strikes near Taiwan. It is not clear how long the drills will last or […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Marks 50 Years Of Diplomatic Relations With China

As Jamaica celebrates its 60th year of Independence in 2022, the nation is also marking 50 years of diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Information, Hon. Robert Morgan, has hailed this relationship as mutually beneficial and has lauded China as a significant economic partner. “China […]

Jamaica

Chinese Ambassador Hails Jamaica’s Resilience

Jamaica’s resilience in overcoming slavery and achieving Independence has been hailed by the newly installed Chinese Ambassador, His Excellency, Chen Daojiang. Speaking with JIS News, the Ambassador said: “The history of Jamaica’s fight against colonial rule and slavery is laudable and emotionally moving.” He said that the “strong leadership and arduous efforts of Jamaicans” have allowed for significant progress in the […]

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China Takes Vengeance Against Taiwan In Trade After Pelosi’s Visit

China has suspended some trade with Taiwan in apparent retribution for a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the self-governing island. The curbs include the suspension of some fruits and fish imports from Taiwan and exports of natural sand to the island. China is Taiwan’s largest trading partner, with bilateral trade worth $273 billion last year, accounting for […]

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China Sanctions US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi After Taiwan Trip

Beijing says US House speaker disregarded its concerns and resolute opposition to her ‘provocative’ visit to self-ruled island. China has announced unspecified sanctions on Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family following the visit by the speaker of the United States House of Representatives to the self-ruled island of Taiwan earlier this week. A Chinese foreign ministry statement on Friday said Pelosi had […]