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Japan: Chinese Ships Enter Territorial Waters

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s Coast Guard says at least two Chinese government vessels have entered territorial waters near Japanese-controlled islands, as a dispute escalates on the sensitive anniversary of Japan’s invasion of China. The vessels are among 11 Chinese ships spotted Tuesday near the East China Sea islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. Japanese […]

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Panetta: Deeper Military Ties Key to Enhancing Trust with China

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says deeper military ties between Washington and Beijing can help ease mutual suspicions and avoid miscalculations between the two world powers. Panetta made his comments Tuesday following a meeting in Beijing with his Chinese counterpart Liang Guanglie. He also defended Washington’s increased involvement in Asia, saying that both countries can […]

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China: Ex-Police Chief Doesn’t Contest Charges as Trial Ends

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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A former Chinese police chief at the center of a major Communist Party scandal did not contest charges against him Tuesday as his trial ended in the central city of Chengdu. Wang Lijun is accused of defection and abuse of power related to a February incident where he fled to a U.S. consulate with details […]

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Japan: Chinese Ships Approach Disputed Islands

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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A group of Chinese government ships has entered waters near Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea, as a territorial dispute escalates on the sensitive anniversary of Japan’s invasion of China. Japan’s Coast Guard says at least 10 surveillance ships were spotted Tuesday near the islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. […]

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China: Ex-Police Chief Doesn’t Contest Charges as Trial Ends

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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A former Chinese police chief who revealed details about a major Communist Party scandal did not contest charges against him Tuesday as his trial ended in the central city of Chengdu. Wang Lijun is accused of defection and abuse of power related to a February incident where he fled to a U.S. consulate with details […]

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China Continues Trial of Controversial Ex-Police Chief

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of an ex-police chief who revealed details about a major Communist Party scandal has resumed in the central city of Chengdu. The official Xinhua news agency says Wang Lijun stood “open trial” Tuesday for bribe-taking and bending the law for selfish ends, following a “closed-door trial” Monday on charges of defection and abuse […]

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Two Japanese Activists Land on Disputed Islands with China

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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Two Japanese nationals have landed on one of the islands at the center of a heated territorial dispute with China, as Beijing braces for a day of anti-Japan protests. Japanese officials say the activists ignored police warnings and swam ashore early Tuesday to the largest of the islands, known in Japanese as Senkaku and in […]

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China Opens Trial of Controversial Ex-Police Chief

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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China has started the trial — in secret — of the controversial former police chief at the center of the country’s worst political crisis in decades. Wang Lijun went to the U.S. consulate in Chengdu in February, divulged the murder of a British businessman and implicated the wife of his boss, senior politician Bo Xilai, […]

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US – China Trade Dispute Heats Up

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Trade disputes between the United States and China are heating up, as Washington complains about Chinese auto parts and Beijing files a complaint about a new U.S. tariff law. Monday, China went to the World Trade Organization accusing the United States of unfairly raising tariffs on 30 products, including tires and kitchen appliances. Beijing’s action […]

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US – China Trade Dispute Heats Up

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Trade disputes between the United States and China are heating up, as Washington complains about Chinese auto parts and Beijing files a complaint about a new U.S. tariff law. Monday, China went to the World Trade Organization accusing the United States of unfairly raising tariffs on 30 products including tires and kitchen appliances. Beijing’s action […]

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