The Pentagon on Tuesday rejected demands by China that the United States end all surveillance flights along China’s borders.
China’s top legislature will weigh in this week on an electoral dispute in Hong Kong that could fuel mass demonstrations if the demands of protesters are not met, according to reports.
The aging U.S. Navy submarine fleet, which will be further slashed in the coming decade, could force the Pentagon to reconsider plans to make the Asia-Pacific region a top long-term priority, according to Stars and Stripes.
The People’s Liberation Army unsuccessfully tested a hypersonic vehicle, the South China Morning Post reported.
The Pentagon on Friday called a Chinese jet’s encounter with a U.S. anti-submarine warfare aircraft an “aggressive” and “dangerous” act and said it has protested the action with Beijing.
Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters that the incident took place Tuesday in international airspace.
A Chinese dissident lawyer who says he was repeatedly tortured by authorities remains under strict surveillance after his release earlier this month, according to human rights groups.
DreamWorks CEO and major Obama donor Jeffrey Katzenberg is forcing Lassie, the beloved American collie, to endure a grueling publicity tour in an effort to turn a profit for his struggling movie studio. DreamWorks acquired the rights to the storied franchise in 2012, and Katzenberg is determined to turn Lassie into a “merchandizing star” in order to milk the innocent pooch for all she’s worth. According to the New York Times:
Chinese security forces are now using surveillance drones against civilians in an apparent escalation of their crackdown on ethnic and religious minorities.
China recently conducted the second flight test of a new, ultra-high-speed missile that is part of what analysts say is Beijing’s global system of attack weapons capable of striking the United States with nuclear warheads.
Chinese hackers stole personal data including addresses and social security numbers for 4.5 million patients in a United States hospital network, according to The Hill.