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CHINA POLITICS: China Angered As Dalai Lama Shares Stage With Indian Officials

CHINA POLITICS: China Angered As Dalai Lama Shares Stage With Indian Officials

Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in India in 1959, denies espousing violence and says he only wants genuine autonomy for his remote Himalayan homeland.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: ‘Don’t Use Taiwan’, Taipei Frets Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting

TAIWAN POLITICS: ‘Don’t Use Taiwan’, Taipei Frets Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting

At issue for Taipei is whether Trump-Xi meeting will harm Taipei’s interests as US begins new arms package for Taiwan, a move sure to anger China.

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CHINA POLITICS: Tillerson Ends China Trip With Warm Words From President Xi Jinping

CHINA POLITICS: Tillerson Ends China Trip With Warm Words From President Xi Jinping

“The joint interests of China and US far outweigh the differences, and cooperation is the only correct choice for us both,” Chinese President Xi said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: U.S., China to Work Together On North Korea

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: U.S., China to Work Together On North Korea

“Once there is chaos in North Korea, it would first bring disaster to China. I’m sorry, but the United States and South Korea don’t have the right to demand this of China,” it said in an editorial.

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USA POLITICS: Rex Tillerson Faces Tough First Trip to Asia

USA POLITICS: Rex Tillerson Faces Tough First Trip to Asia

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press China to do more on perhaps the most serious security challenge confronting President Donald Trump.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: Chinese Military Threat Grows: Taiwan Says

TAIWAN POLITICS: Chinese Military Threat Grows: Taiwan Says

“The recent activity of Chinese jets and ships around Taiwan shows the continued rise in (China’s) military threat capabilities,” highlighting the importance of Taiwan’s need to defend itself, the review will say.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop to China: ‘Embrace Democracy’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop to China: ‘Embrace Democracy’

“It is the pre-eminent global strategic power in Asia and the world by some margin,” Ms Bishop told the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

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CHINA POLITICS: Refugees Surge into China As Myanmar Ethnic Border Conflict Escalates

CHINA POLITICS: Refugees Surge into China As Myanmar Ethnic Border Conflict Escalates

“Every day, more people come,” said Li Yinzhong, an aid manager in the camp, gesturing at the mostly Han Chinese refugees from Myanmar’s Kokang region.

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VIETNAM POLITICS: Vietnam to China: Stop Cruises in South China Sea

VIETNAM POLITICS: Vietnam to China: Stop Cruises in South China Sea

Vietnam demanded China stop sending cruise ships to South China Sea in a response to Beijing’s latest steps to bolster its claims in the strategic waterway.

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CHINA POLITICS: J-20 New Generation Warplane Launched in China

CHINA POLITICS: J-20 New Generation Warplane Launched in China

Chinese President Xi Jinping is overseeing sweeping modernisation of China’s armed forces, the largest in the world, including anti-satellite missiles.

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CHINA POLITICS: Dalai Lama a ‘Deceptive Actor’: Beijing Says

CHINA POLITICS: Dalai Lama a ‘Deceptive Actor’: Beijing Says

“The Dalai Lama’s comments in the interview perhaps appeared humorous and funny, but these words are all lies that do not accord with the facts,” Geng said.

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INDIA POLITICS: India Defies China to Host Dalai Lama in Disputed Territory

INDIA POLITICS: India Defies China to Host Dalai Lama in Disputed Territory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration is raising its public engagement with the Tibetan leader Dalai Lama, a change from earlier governments’ reluctance to anger Beijing by sharing a public platform with him.

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CHINA POLITICS: China to Strengthen Defenses

CHINA POLITICS: China to Strengthen Defenses

China’s military build-up has rattled nerves around the region, particularly because it has taken an increasingly assertive stance in territorial disputes in the East China Sea, the South China Sea and over Taiwan, which China claims as its own.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia, China Block U.N. Sanctions On Syria Over Chemical Weapons Attacks

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia, China Block U.N. Sanctions On Syria Over Chemical Weapons Attacks

A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the United States, France, Russia, Britain or China to be adopted.

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USA POLITICS: Wilbur Ross Easily Wins Senate Confirmation

USA POLITICS: Wilbur Ross Easily Wins Senate Confirmation

U.S. Senate voted 72-27 to confirm Wilbur Ross the 79-year-old corporate turnaround expert’s nomination, with strong support from Democrats.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: Adama Barrow Endorses ‘One China’ Policy

GAMBIA POLITICS: Adama Barrow Endorses ‘One China’ Policy

Barrow defeated Jammeh in an election in December. Jammeh had held power for 22 years and only stepped down in January as thousands of West African troops who had entered the country were poised to enter the capital.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Completing South China Sea Structures to House Missiles

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Completing South China Sea Structures to House Missiles

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has called China’s island building in the South China Sea illegal.

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CHINA POLITICS: China Holds ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Mass Rally

CHINA POLITICS: China Holds ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Mass Rally

The large-scale parade in Hotan, a hotspot of ethnic tension in Xinjiang’s southern Muslim Uighur heartland, involved thousands of armed police and paramilitary officers and was designed to “show strength and intimidate”.

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CHINA POLITICS: China Gets Early Win Off Donald Trump

CHINA POLITICS: China Gets Early Win Off Donald Trump

China wrested a concession from the United States as the two presidents spoke for the first time this week, but Beijing may not be able to derive much comfort from the win on U.S. policy toward Taiwan.

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USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Now Backs ‘One China’ Policy

USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Now Backs ‘One China’ Policy

“President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our ‘one China’ policy,” the statement said.

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