China

U.S. Clears Sale of F-16 Jets to Taiwan

Export valued at $8 billion and is first major warplane deal since 1990s

The Trump administration on Tuesday formally cleared the sale of 66 new F-16 jet fighters to Taiwan in a bid to bolster the island nation's air power.

Twitter Restricts State-Sponsored Media Ads

Policy updated in response to Chinese disinformation campaign

Twitter will no longer support advertisements created by state-sponsored media entities, the social media company announced in a blog post on Monday.

Huawei Planned Covertly to Sell Smartphones in U.S.

Chinese telecom sought to circumvent U.S. government ban

HuaweiChina's Huawei Technologies, the world's No. 2 smartphone maker, covertly planned to sell its smartphones in the United States disguised as non-Huawei devices, according to U.S. officials.

Survey: Most Taiwanese Oppose Chinese Rule

Overwhelming majority support democracy in Taiwan

A survey recently conducted by the Mainland Affairs Council, a liaison between the Taiwanese government and the People's Republic of China, found that an overwhelming majority of Taiwanese people oppose rule from mainland China.

U.S. Defense Secretary: China Destabilizing Indo-Pacific

Charges Beijing with predatory economics, intellectual property theft, 'weaponizing the global commons'

U.S. Secretary of Defence Mark Esper speaks next to U.S. Secretary of State Mike PompeoSYDNEY (Reuters) - China is destabilizing the Indo-Pacific, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, charging Beijing with predatory economics, intellectual property theft and "weaponizing the global commons."