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U.S. Wary of China, from Los Alamos to Orbit

A letter obtained by Reuters indicates that the Los Alamos National Laboratory, birthplace and custodian of America’s nuclear arsenal, has been removing Chinese-made data switches from its computer networks in response to...

Patriot Missiles Found on Shanghai-Bound Ship

Finnish dock workers have discovered 69 Patriot surface-to-air missiles and around 160 tonnes of explosives aboard a British-flagged ship bound for Shanghai. It is unknown where the missiles themselves were to be unloaded:...

Biden to Meet Hu & Wen on Asia Trip

Joe Biden will visit Beijing during a tour of East Asia later this month, at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Vice President Xi Jingping. From WhiteHouse.gov: The Vice President will depart for China, Mongolia, and...

Is China Backing Indian Insurgents?

A string of Chinese spies arrested in India suggests a willingness on the part of Chinese intelligence to covertly undermine peace negotiations between the NSCN-IM and the Indian government.  Read the article in The Diplomat...

How Beijing Won Sri Lanka’s Civil War

The Independent reports on China’s role in last year’s end to the brutal civil war in Sri Lanka between the Tamil Tigers (aka Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam): In defiance of all predictions, the war was brought to...

Chinese Evade U.S. Sanctions on Iran

While an embargo bans companies who sell arms to Iran from conducting business in the U.S., many Chinese companies are skirting the rules to keep the trade routes open. The Wall Street Journal reports: A unit of state-owned...

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