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People's Liberation Army tasked with protecting 'overseas interests' under new China security law

People’s Liberation Army tipped to extend its reach after legislation cements its responsibility to protect China’s ‘overseas interests’, by military action if necessary

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Hong Kong marked its handover to China today with gun demonstrations and umbrellas

The 18th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to the People’s Republic of China was marked by demonstrations of China’s military might, a precisely choreographed flag-raising ceremony, and a sweaty, homegrown pro-democracy protest. 310 more words

Why the bear is back in Vietnam - Russia assisting Vietnam in South China Sea dispute

Russia-Vietnam ties that seemed to be cooling after the end of the Cold War are warming up all over again. More than 20 years after… 1,951 more words


#BREAKING144' Union: Hackers have personnel data on every federal employee '

#AceBreakingNews – June.11: Hackers have personal data of every employee.

MORE: Union: Hackers have personnel data, Social Security numbers on every US employee: http://t.co/FhZOGIPitH

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China's Military Understands Necessity of Communist Party Control


China’s President Xi Jinping sits during the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 3, 2015. 387 more words

China Cites Cartoons, Film Development in Defending Human Rights Record

Josh Chin writes: China offered an almost exclusively positive portrait of its human rights situation in a white paper released Monday that cited progress in a wide range of areas. 478 more words

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The Asian Age - 18 soldiers die in worst hit on Army in decades

Asian Age Correspondents

New Delhi, 5 June 2015. Militants ambushed a military convoy in Manipur’s Chandel district on Thursday, killing 18 soldiers in the deadliest single attack on Army soldiers in several years. 888 more words