(Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the air force to adopt an integrated air and space defence capability, in what state media on Tuesday called a response to the increasing military use of space by the United States and others.
A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime harassment, according to defense officials.
Petitions calling for Xi Jinping to end China’s violent repatriation policy were sent to the Embassy of China on Tuesday, International Human Rights Day.
China’s military forces are showing no signs of increased alert status or readiness for conflict despite high tensions with Japan over Beijing’s air defense zone overlapping U.S. and Japanese air defense coverage of the disputed Senkaku islands.
China’s Communist Party announced this week it is creating a new high-level security organ amid growing signs that the collective dictatorship under President Xi Jinping is preparing for conflict abroad while stepping up crackdowns on dissent at home.
U.S. intelligence agencies recently reported divisions emerging within the secretive Chinese communist leadership over economic reforms, as leaders appear split between those favoring more capitalist-oriented change and more ideological advocates backing tight government control over the economy.
GENEVA/BEIJING (Reuters) – Western countries accused China on Tuesday of arresting activists, curbing Internet use and suppressing ethnic minorities, as the United Nations formally reviewed its rights record for the first time since Xi Jinping became president.
The Chinese leader Xi Jinping recently criticized New Zealand’s food safety laws the same week China Air sickened passengers by serving allegedly expired meals.
U.S. President Barack Obama defied pressure from fellow world leaders to abandon plans for air strikes against Syria, leaving deep divisions at a summit which overshadowed efforts on Friday to revive the global economy.