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In Hong Kong, Pro-Democracy "Occupy Central" Supporters Don't Go Completely Quietly Into The Night With Beijing's Decision -- "We want genuine universal suffrage not democracy with Chinese characteristics."

After China’s National People’s Congress standing committee slapped tight restrictions on Hong Kong’s 2017 chief executive election procedures in an official decision on Sunday, pro-democracy forces in the city have vowed to embark on long-term fight against Beijing’s decision. 997 more words

China Says No To Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Move

By Michael Martina and James Pomfret 

Britain and the US have both been vocal about their hopes for genuine democratic reform in Hong Kong.  Photo: Alamy… 908 more words

Taiwan to spend HK$19 billion on home-made missile defence against Beijing

Purchase of locally made weapons is ‘biggest procurement of its kind’ in recent years, lawmaker says


The Taiwanese military tests a US-made surface-to-air missile from a destroyer last September. 313 more words

India and China in Border Talks

India and China on Wednesday held talks over border management and addressing differences arising out of patrolling along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), amid reports of incursions by Chinese troops into Ladakh region. 196 more words

China’s People’s Liberation Army recruitment video promises aerial dog fights, lots of dancing

Making a recruitment ad for military service is probably one of the hardest sells around. It’s easy to make someone want to buy a cookie. In fact, I want to buy a cookie just after typing that sentence, but motivating someone to put their life on the line takes a whole lot of finesse. 230 more words


China planes 'violated Taiwanese airspace'

Two Chinese military aircraft violated Taiwan’s airspace on Monday, officials said, causing Taiwan to scramble jets.

Taiwan said Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol planes entered the island’s ADIZ ( 348 more words


Call & Response: U.S. Sends Second Carrier to Asia Amid Tensions with China

China demands end to U.S. surveillance flights 

Bill Gertz reports: The Navy is sending a second aircraft carrier strike group to the Asia Pacific region amid new tensions with China over a dangerous aerial encounter between a Chinese interceptor and Navy P-8 surveillance craft. 599 more words

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