A Chinese telecommunications company linked to the People’s Liberation Army provided U.S.-origin equipment to Cuba in apparent violation of U.S. economic sanctions on the communist-ruled island.
A top former State Department official said at a Foreign Policy Initiative national defense panel Thursday in Washington, D.C., that the United States’ policy on Asia is almost in “free fall.”
(Reuters) – Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found.
Conditions for foreign journalists in China have worsened considerably in recent years, as threats and the use of violence against them by police have increased, according to a new report.
National Security Adviser Susan Rice was pressed by Chinese leaders last week to end all U.S. surveillance flights near China, and the White House said Monday that the flights will continue.
One of the more curious features of the Obama worldview is the belief that, a few beheadings here and there notwithstanding, everything out there in the world is going pretty well.
On Wednesday, the president’s remarks on the Islamic State painted a generally rosy picture of the international situation and the American role therein. America is “safer” today as a result of military’s execution of the president’s policies, the president said. In Europe, we have “rallied the world against Russian aggression.” In the Middle East, it was “America that helped remove and destroy Syria’s declared chemical weapons so that they can’t post a threat to the Syrian people or the world again.” In Afghanistan, “our combat mission will end later this year.”
The belief that things are basically fine does not belong only to the president, but also to his supporters and to the “realist” and nonintervention community. For this wing of American politics, the true threats to American democracy are here at home, in the form of economic inequality, racism and associated ills, and a hawkish foreign policy. Note how, in his Wednesday speech, the president mentioned the 2008 financial panic in almost the same breath as he did 9/11. For him and his supporters, it is of equal or—if they are speaking privately—greater importance than al Qaeda’s attacks on the United States. Obama’s foreign policy—with its paper-thin veneer of liberal internationalist rhetoric obscuring an unsubtle preference for America’s global withdrawal—is to leave the world’s problems to international institutions so we can get down to the more important task of nation-building here at home.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has revealed the hypocrisy of his anti-corruption probe by continuing to jail anti-corruption activists, human rights groups say.
An upshot in Asian military spending comes as a result of tense relations with China.
A report released this week shows that 53.4 percent of Chinese citizens expect they will go to war with Japan in the future, including 11.2 percent who said they think the conflict will occur in the next few years.
Human rights groups are blasting the Obama administration after officials refused to confirm whether National Security Adviser Susan Rice raised the plight of a dissident with Chinese diplomats this week.