China’s Communist Party gave President Xi Jinping the title of “core” leader on Thursday, putting him on par with past strongmen like Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, but it signaled his power would not be absolute.
A high-level adviser to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign lamented the former secretary of state’s “naïve sounding” comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin made during a speech before Goldman Sachs executives three years ago, leaked emails show.
A U.S. cybersecurity firm that works with the government has evidence that Chinese government-linked hackers violated the cyber agreement reached between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping less than a month ago.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper indicated to congressional lawmakers Tuesday that he does not have confidence in the cyber agreement reached between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping last week.
The United States has backed down from plans to impose economic sanctions on China for cyber attacks after both countries agreed to curb economic spying, President Obama indicated Friday.
“I raised once again our very serious concerns about growing cyber-threats to American companies and American citizens,” Obama said. “I indicated that it has to stop.”
Sens. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R., Texas) urged President Obama in recent statements to confront the Chinese president on human rights abuses and other security concerns during a state visit on Friday.
President Xi Jinping, set to visit Washington for an official state visit on Friday, is sponsoring the most severe repression of China’s civil society since the Cultural Revolution of 1966-1976, according to rights activists who have also criticized the Obama administration’s efforts to become a closer economic partner with Beijing.
The Obama administration has yet to respond to a request from human rights groups that President Obama meet with persecuted Chinese activists ahead of his Chinese counterpart’s state visit in Washington next week.
A new plan to upgrade China’s People’s Liberation Army includes details about setting up a “celestial military” to expand the country’s capabilities in space warfare, according to a Japanese newspaper.
The five Chinese Navy ships spotted operating in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska steered within 12 nautical miles of the U.S. coast and passed through U.S. territorial waters, the Pentagon said.