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Chinese Foreign Minister: We Hope to See Belt and Road Projects in America

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi previewed the third annual Belt and Road Forum by defending China’s infrastructure plan as a constructive program, rather than the string of debt traps depicted in U.S. criticism. He prodded the U.S. to stop interfering with Belt and Road by persuading prospective members to back away from the project.

China urges India, Pakistan against 'expansion' of tensions

Chinese City Offers Cash Reward for Reporting ‘Illegal’ Christian Practices

The city of Guangzhou in southern China is offering a substantial cash reward, worth about $1,500 in U.S. dollars, to citizens who report “illegal religious activities” and help the authorities crack down on underground churches. Warm approval for the program by Chinese media suggests the practice will spread to other cities as the Communist Party works to “Sinicize” – in other words, subdue and control – all religions.

In this photo taken Monday, June 4, 2018, Chinese calligraphy which reads "All nations belong to the Lord arising to shine" at left and "Jesus's salvation spreads to the whole world" at right are displayed below a crucifix in a house church shut down by authorities near the city of …

Amazon Retreats from the China Market

E-commerce giant Amazon reportedly plans to close its domestic marketplace to Chinese consumers by mid-July due to Chinese companies dominating the market. Jeff Bezos’ company will continue to sell goods from other countries in China.

Bezos, world's richest man, shows won't be pushed around

U.S. Chipmaker Qualcomm Terminates Joint Venture with China

Qualcomm Inc., the U.S. company that makes the chips used in many popular smartphone models, has decided to terminate a joint venture with the government of China’s Guizhou province. The company established by this venture in 2016, Huaxintong Semiconductor Technologies (HXT), will reportedly cease operations by April 30.

China court 'bans sales' of chips from US firm Micron

Pentagon Official: Europe Aiding Muslim Repression by Joining China’s Belt and Road

WASHINGTON, DC — European countries that joined Beijing’s’ multi-trillion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are enabling Beijing’s “repression” of Muslims in its far west, considered a crucial gateway for the project that seeks to connect China to the rest of the world along one route, a top Pentagon official suggested this week.

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FCC Chairman Wants China Mobile Banned as Risk to National Security

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai recommended on Wednesday that China Mobile should not be allowed to operate in the United States because the Chinese telecom giant poses “substantial and serious national security and law enforcement risks.”

US sues California over 'net neutrality'

Taiwanese Students Form Coalition to Combat Chinese Fake News

A coalition of Taiwanese student groups announced the creation of the “Youth Front for Boycotting Fake News” over the weekend. The organization intends to challenge Chinese efforts to influence Taiwanese culture and politics with propaganda.

Hong Kong pro-democracy student leader Joshua Wong, center, listens to speakers during a democracy forum in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Taiwan will hold its presidential elections on Jan. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Report: 200 Jihadis Killed Within One Week of Taliban’s Spring Offensive Launch

The Afghan National Army (ANA), backed by U.S.-NATO troops, has killed an estimated 200 Taliban narco-jihadis in Afghanistan’s northern provinces, including 15 top commanders, since the terrorist group launched its so-called annual spring offensive on Friday, a local military spokesman revealed on Tuesday.

This June 10, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Marine Corpsshows an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter provides security from above while CH-47 Chinooks drop off supplies to U.S. Soldiers with Task Force Iron at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan. Sixteen years into its longest war, the United States is sending another 4,000 …

Report: Kim Jong-un May Meet Russia’s Putin as Soon as Next Week

The South Korean newswire service Yonhap reports that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un may meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time next week as the latter travels east to China, the latest in months of reports that the two men have sought to schedule a summit.

Russia's Vladimir Putin and North Koreas Kim Jong-un

U.S. Envoy Calls for Taiwan to Join Interpol, World Health Organization

U.S. envoy Brent Christensen, the de facto American ambassador to Taiwan, on Monday pledged continuing U.S. support for Taiwan to join international organizations like Interpol and the World Health Organization (WHO) despite China’s campaign to isolate the island nation.

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Taiwan Deports Chinese Scholar for Promoting Unification

Taiwan on Friday expelled visiting mainland academic Li Yi of China’s Renmin University on the grounds that he planned to deliver a speech promoting the “one country, two systems” model of unification between Taiwan and China. Taiwanese authorities judged the speech would be a violation of his terms of entry and could “endanger national security and cause public unrest.”

China President Xi Jinping Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen