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China Deploys Armed Drone to Multinational Drills

BEIJING  — China's air force said it deployed an armed drone to multinational anti-terrorism drills on Tuesday, underscoring the country's rapid progress in developing unmanned aerial vehicles. The drone, which wasn't identified by type, carried out a successful mission in which it destroyed a mock enemy command vehicle with a missile, the offi... more

Chinese Spy Ship Operating Off Hawaii

At the same time China was invited into Pearl Harbor and has been participating in Rim of the Pacific exercises for the first time, it's also had a spy ship parked off Hawaii, U.S. Pacific Fleet confirmed Friday. The People's Liberation Army Navy auxiliary general intelligence ship has been operating within the United States' 200-nautical-mile ... more

Security Matrix Prevents another Tiananmen

BEIJING -- When visiting friends in China's capital, environmental activist Wu Lihong must slip away from his rural home before sunrise, before the police officers watching his home awaken. He rides a bus to an adjacent province and jumps aboard a train just minutes before departure to avoid being spotted.   In a neighboring province, veteran ... more

Hacking Case Belies Profitable US Links with China

WASHINGTON — China may be trying to steal trade secrets from U.S. businesses, as federal prosecutors allege. Yet for many U.S. companies, China's vast market remains an irresistible source of business. The Justice Department's indictment last week of five Chinese military officials accused them of trying to pilfer confidential information from ... more

China Launches Anti-terror Drive after Bombing

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URUMQI, China -- Authorities announced a security crackdown Saturday in China's Muslim northwest after a deadly bombing raised questions about whether tightening Beijing's grip might be feeding anti-Chinese anger and a rise of organized terrorism.   Thursday's bombing at a morning street market selling vegetables and other produce in Urumqi, c... more

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