U.S. to Snub PLA Navy Anniversary

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The Trump administration has blocked the Navy and Pentagon from sending U.S. warships to China to take part in a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) naval celebration, according to administration officials.

The PLA invited the United States to dispatch warships and senior Navy officers to take part in the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist navy, a major Beijing propaganda event set for later this month.

Treasury Sanctions Chinese Companies for Illicit N. Korea Trade

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

The Treasury Department on Thursday imposed sanctions on two Chinese companies linked to illicit cargo transfers to North Korea in violation of U.S. and U.N. sanctions.

The two companies, Dalian Haibo International Freight Co. Ltd., and Liaoning Danxing International Forwarding Co. Ltd., helped Pyongyang evade sanctions by facilitating ship-to-ship transfers of refined petroleum and other acquisitions that violate sanctions.

Inside the Ring: China’s Acoustic Cannon

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U.S. intelligence and security agencies investigating the mysterious sonic attacks against American diplomatic personnel in China need to look no further than China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.