People's Republic of China

US: China Cyberespionage Puts 'Enormous Strain' on Ties

Susan Rice

WASHINGTON -- Cyberespionage for economic gain by China is putting "enormous strain" on U.S.-China relations and needs to stop, President Barack Obama's national security adviser said Monday. Susan Rice was speaking on relations between the two world powers at George Washington University ahead of a high-profile state visit this week by Chinese... more

Hacking, China's Maritime Claims Overshadow President Xi's US Visit

Adm. Harry Harris, head of U.S. Pacific Command, walks past a photograph showing an island that China is building in the South China Sea, as the prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

BEIJING -- As Chinese President Xi Jinping makes his first state visit to Washington this week, the outlook for relations is decidedly murkier than when he hosted President Barack Obama at their last summit less than a year ago. Tensions are rising over allegations of Beijing-directed cyberattacks on the U.S. and China's moves to assert its Sou... more

Chinese Warships Spotted Off Alaska Reportedly in US Waters

President Barack Obama stops to look at sea lions at Fox Island while taking a boat tour to see the effects of global warming in Resurrection Cove, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Seward, Alaska. Andrew Harnik/AP

Five Chinese warships that were operating off the Alaska coast earlier this week reportedly entered U.S. territorial waters and came within 12 nautical miles of the coast, Pentagon officials told the Wall Street Journal early Friday. China's Defense Ministry also confirmed to the paper that its naval ships had sailed to the Bering Sea for train... more

Analysts: China Plan to Cut 300K Troops About Modernization Not Peace

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks with French President Francois Hollande, during a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday March 24, 2014. (AP)

REPORTING FROM BEIJING -- President Xi Jinping's announcement Thursday that China will cut its military by 300,000 troops was couched in the language of peace. Yet analysts say that it was intended as a move to modernize and strengthen, not diminish, the country's armed forces. "War is the sword of Damocles that still hangs over mankind," Xi sa... more

China Shows Off Rising Power in Marking WWII Defeat of Japan

Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a screen as Type 99A2 Chinese battle tanks take part in a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in Beijing, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING — With fighter jets roaring overhead, China's leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000 troops in a bid to show that his country poses no expansionist threat. The spectacle through the heart of Beijing commemorated Ja... more

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