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In blow to Trump, China rejects US request to cut Iran oil imports

In blow to Trump, China rejects US request to cut Iran oil imports

Not only has China rejected U.S. calls to cut oil imports but India, the second biggest purchaser of Iranian crude, has just increased its imports by 30 percent

RIMPAC-2018: What Makes it So Special This Year?

More than just a military exercise, RIMPAC-2018 is also about forging new alliances that the U.S. hopes one day will help contain China and Russia too

Big Brother is watching: China’s AI CCTV can recognise ‘anyone, anywhere’

The technology may have been pioneered in China but it is only a matter of time before it is duplicated in the West. If it hasn’t already been duplicated

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Threaded screw found embedded inside 300-million-year-old rock

So how does a threaded screw end up in a 300-million-year-old rock?

The Pentagon Expands Its Provocative Encirclement of China

The Pentagon Expands Its Provocative Encirclement of China

Just as it is doing with Russia, there are ominous signs that the U.S. is preparing for military confrontation with China. Michael T. Klare explains

China just showed it has a new ‘Dark Sword’ fighter jet — and it’s a nightmare for the US

Newly released images of a hitherto unknown UAV reveal China is fast closing the gap in military technology with the West

China Uses Facial Recognition to Fence In Villagers in Far West

China Uses Facial Recognition to Fence In Villagers in Far West

China using the restive, Muslim dominated region of Xinjiang as a test-bed for new facial recognition technology

China Has Dispatched Warships to Challenge U.S. Vessels Sailing Near Disputed Islands

US Navy in a “freedom of navigation” exercise near disputed islands in the South China Sea

Russia, China Would Destroy U.S. Command Aircraft on ‘Day 1′ of War, Air Force Warns

Russian air defence systems would down U.S. command and control aircraft from the outset if war broke out, says U.S. Air Force Secretary

China lands nuclear strike-capable bombers on South China Sea islands

China begins what it describes as preparation for “the west Pacific and the battle for the South China Sea”.

A still from a Russian government video shows the Kinzhal missile detaching from a MiG-31 aircraft. Click to enlarge

Hypersonic Weapons: The Perfect Tool for Asymmetrical Warfare

Federico Pieraccini looks at a range of weapons being developed that will become increasingly important in the future, where America is now lagging far behind

First China-made aircraft carrier starts sea trials: state media

China’s second aircraft carrier set sail Sunday to test its engines, propulsion and navigation systems

Chinese laser system: the Low Altitude Guard II. Click to enlarge

Pentagon Confirms Chinese Fired Lasers at U.S. Pilots

Several U.S. pilots injured by laser weapons fired from China’s military base in Djibouti

"The China Hustle" Exposes Mega Scam

“The China Hustle” Exposes Mega Scam

After Madoff, it was the biggest swindle in history and no one has heard of it.

Chinese defence chief says his visit to Moscow is a signal to the US

The message is clear but will America and its allies take heed?

Type 001a, Chinese-aircraft carrier. Click to enlarge

Sea Trials for First Chinese-built Carrier As Beijing Showcases Naval Power

China takes another step toward becoming a world-class military power as its second aircraft carrier, the first to be built and designed domestically, prepares for sea-trials

Furious China ramps up support for Russia on Skripal, calls West’s actions “outrageous”

Despite loud Western condemnation, China is lining up with Russia over the Skripal case, Will Washington’s warmongers take heed?

Kim Jong-un paid ‘unofficial’ visit to Beijing, Chinese state media confirms

North Korean leader leaves the country for the first time since 2011, in an armoured train

China’s parliament puts Xi on course to rule for life

“Democracy”, the Chinese way

Artist's concept of the hypersonic Chinese passenger jet. Click to enlarge

Beijing to New York in 2 hours? Chinese team reveal hypersonic plane ambition

As well being involved in a top-secret hypersonic weapons program, Chinese researchers are also looking into the possible design of a hypersonic passenger jet.