Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged deeper military ties with China even as his counterpart in Beijing insisted the U.S. rebalancing to Asia wouldn’t contain China or affect its claims to territory in the region.
China President Xi Jinping’s first public move to combat corruption in the People’s Liberation Army is the biggest step in his campaign to build it into a combat- ready force after decades in which the military served partly as a money-making vehicle.
China is beefing up spending on high-tech weapons and upgrading combat readiness as it throws its military weight behind territorial claims that have stirred tensions with Japan and Southeast Asian neighbors.
Japan and South Korea should take the lead in improving relations and the U.S. will do whatever it can to help defuse tensions between its two main Asian allies, Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy said.
China’s President Xi Jinping ordered a crackdown on “violent terrorist activities” after 33 people died when knife-wielding assailants rampaged through a train station in a southwestern city on March 1.
During his civil lawsuit against the People’s Republic of China, Brian Milburn says he never once saw one of the country’s lawyers. He read no court documents from China’s attorneys because they filed none. The voluminous case record at the U.S. District courthouse in Santa Ana contains a single communication from China: a curt letter to the U.S. State Department, urging that the suit be dismissed.