WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation that would allow U.S. officials to travel to Taiwan to meet their Taiwanese counterparts, a move certain to anger China, which views Taiwan as a wayward province.
Global Positioning System satellites that guide both precision guided weapons and car navigation systems are vulnerable to attack from Chinese and Russian lasers and missiles, Air Force officials told Congress this week.
The United States has fallen behind Chinese ground-based missile development due to a decades-old arms control treaty with Russia, threatening America’s edge in future wars against Beijing, the top U.S. military commander in the Pacific warned Thursday.
President Trump’s coming tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum imports are the first step in targeting China’s unfair trade practices, according to a senior White House trade official.
WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The United States opened the way for more exemptions from its steel and aluminum tariffs on Friday, after pressure from allies and intense lobbying from lawmakers, further diluting the measures just a day after they were formally announced.
The Pentagon is preparing for war should China, Russia, or other adversaries attack vital American satellites and other space systems, a senior Pentagon official told Congress on Wednesday.
The Chinese communist dictatorship called on the United States to ban guns through a recent editorial in a state-run media outlet late last month.
The Pentagon’s top intelligence official warned that China and Russia are engaged in information and cyber attacks against the United States as part of an undeclared low-level conflict.
European leaders who last year hailed Xi Jinping as a defender of the global trade system are changing their tune as the Chinese president continues to exert control domestically and internationally.
Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin unveiled several new nuclear weapons last week in a replay of the Cold War. China, meanwhile, is continuing a similar buildup of high-technology strategic nuclear forces that remains largely hidden from view.