Calling for Peace in Ukraine, China Courts Belarus, Russia

Days before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Xi Jinping declared a “no-limits” partnership with Vladimir Putin. At the one-year anniversary of the invasion, Xi’s diplomatic and military engagements display resolute...

Authorities Ground Shanghai Cake Drone

A senior anti-narcotics official revealed in February that Beijing had rejected the use of a drone strike to assassinate drug lord Naw Kham, who was later captured and executed by more conventional means. Last week, Chinese...

China To Peddle Discount Drones to Developing World?

Cashed-up aviation enthusiasts in the US and Europe are struggling to get their hands on UAVs – unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), because governments are still trying to work out how to regulate their purchase and use....

China Emerges as New Force in Drone Warfare

AP looks at China’s development and expanding use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), for both military and civilian use, noting that China is situating itself to be a major player in the global UAV industry:...

Chinese Manhunt Shows Sway, or Softness

At The New York Times, Jane Perlez and Bree Feng revisit the international hunt for drug lord Naw Kham, who was executed in March for the 2011 murders of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong river. For China, the arrest was a...

Here Come China’s Drones

Although Mekong River murderer and drug lord Naw Kham died by lethal injection yesterday, rather than by the drone strike once proposed, the military and civilian roles of China’s unmanned aerial vehicles are set to expand...

China Considered Drone Strike Against Drug Lord

China mulled the use of drone-delivered explosives to kill a wanted drug lord, who was later captured and sentenced to death for the murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong river in 2011. The plan was revealed in a...



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