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Panetta Gets Rare Tour of Chinese Naval Base

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was allowed a rare look inside a Chinese naval base on Thursday, as he finished up his three-day visit to China. Panetta toured a Chinese warship and a submarine at the headquarters of the Chinese navy’s North Sea Fleet in the eastern city of Qinqdao. He is the first Pentagon […]

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China Investigates Demonstration Around U.S. Ambassador’s Car

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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China has promised to investigate an incident in which a group of Chinese protesters surrounded the car of U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke, pelted it with objects, and blocked its entry to the American embassy in Beijing. U.S. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland says that Chinese authorities have also expressed regret for the Tuesday incident, which […]

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China Investigates Demonstration Around U.S. Ambassador’s Car

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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China has promised to investigate an incident where a group of Chinese protesters surrounded the car of U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke, pelted it with objects, and blocked its entry to the American embassy in Beijing. U.S. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland says that Chinese authorities have also expressed regret for the Tuesday incident, which occurred […]

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US: Japan, China Must Resolve Dispute Peacefully

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it expects China and Japan to resolve their territorial dispute through “peaceful means.” White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday the U.S. believes good relations between Japan and China benefit all countries in the region. He also said the United States does not take a position on the sovereignty of the […]

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Chinese Official Justifies Anti-Japan Protests

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese official says the recent wave of anti-Japan protests in China involving a territorial dispute reflects a firm resolution by Chinese citizens to safeguard sovereignty. China’s Xinhua news agency quotes a Foreign Ministry spokesman as urging Japan’s government to listen to the Chinese peoples’ objection to Japan’s announcement that it will buy islands in […]

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Panetta: US Not Trying to Contain China

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Chinese troops Wednesday that Washington’s new strategic military shift toward Asia is not meant to contain the rise of China. Panetta’s comments to young officers at a Chinese military academy in Beijing are one of Washington’s most direct statements yet about the intentions of its “pivot” toward the region. […]

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Following Mysterious Absence, China’s Xi Appears Healthy, Relaxed

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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China’s leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping appeared fit and healthy while meeting with visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday, leaving few clues about his recent two-week absence from public life. The smiling Chinese vice president energetically shook hands with Panetta and posed for photographs in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in what […]

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Panetta: US Not Trying to Contain China

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Chinese troops Wednesday that Washington’s new strategic military shift toward Asia is not meant to contain the rise of China. In a speech at a Chinese military academy, Panetta, who is on a week-long tour of Asia said the U.S. “pivot” toward the Pacific is an attempt to “engage […]

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Panetta Meets With China’s Leader-in-Waiting

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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China’s leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping has met with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in the first public meeting with a visiting foreign dignitary since his mysterious disappearance from public life. Xi appeared healthy and relaxed as he shook hands with Panetta and posed for photographs in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday. The […]

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Survey: Americans Concerned About China’s Economic Strength

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A survey finds nearly two-thirds of Americans say U.S.-Chinese relations are good, and that most Americans consider China a competitor instead of an enemy. But the survey, conducted by an independent U.S.-based research group, says the majority of Americans are concerned about China’s growing economic strength. More than 60 percent of respondents said the large […]

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