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China's Vice President Xi Jinping unveils the plaque at the opening of Australia's first Chinese Medicine Confucius Institute at the RMIT University in Melbourne on June 20, 2010. The Confucius Institute will promote the study of Chinese culture and language with a focus on Chinese Medicine - one of the …

China Defends University ‘Confucius Institutes’ as Suspicions Grow Deeper

China struggled to protect the reputation of its Confucius Institute as an educational and cultural “bridge” between China and the world in a column on Friday, while suspicions grow deeper the Institutes serve as instruments for spreading Chinese regime influence into other societies.

In this Jan.23 2018 file photo, a French solider watches code lines on his computer at the French Defense ministry stand during the International Cybersecurity forum in Lille, northern France. Police in Europe and North America have seized servers and data from Islamic State propaganda outlets in a multi-country operation …

North Korea Ramped Up Cyberattacks While Talking Peace with Seoul

According to a Wall Street Journal report on Friday, North Korea significantly escalated the pace of its cyberattacks against South Korea in April, even as dictator Kim Jong-un held a historic summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and planned for a summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Patriotism

Hayward: NFL Anthem Rules Expose the Left’s Warped View of Patriotism

When President Donald Trump praised the NFL on Thursday for requiring players to stand during the National Anthem and suggested players should quit the game – or perhaps even the country – if they cannot abide by the rule, he put his finger on the vital pressure point in America’s great social divide: the definition of patriotism.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting a launching drill of the medium-and-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location

‘Grandstanding All Around’: Critics Pan North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site Demolition

North Korea conducted its demolition media event at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site on Thursday, setting off what observers described as a series of explosions that raised a plume of dust and smoke over nearby Mount Mantap. The event was intended to demonstrate Pyongyang’s commitment to denuclearization, but it only reinforced the skepticism of analysts around the world that dictator Kim Jong-un is more interested in destroying the evidence of past illegal nuclear activities. They also doubted the Punggye-ri site will be fully or permanently decommissioned.

North Korea plans to destroy its nuclear test facility as a goodwill gesture

Nuclear Experts Fear North Korea Destroying Evidence at Test Site

Even as journalists trudge toward North Korea’s much-touted decommissioning of the nuclear weapons test site at Punggye-ri, nuclear weapons experts are worried the regime is using the media event to bank unearned international credibility while it destroys evidence of its illicit weapons research.

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Chinese Media Foreshadows End of Family Planning Policies

China’s state-run media was keenly interested in a Monday column from Bloomberg News report that Beijing is thinking about scrapping its 40-year-old family planning policy and allowing Chinese citizens to have as many children as they want.

Chinese President Xi Jinping stands by national flags at the Schloss Bellevue presidential residency in Berlin on March 28, 2014. Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a landmark visit to fellow export powerhouse Germany Friday, the third leg of his European tour, expected to cement flourishing trade ties and focus on …

China Slams U.S. for ‘Over-Interpreting’ Heavy Bomber Landing in South China Sea

China responded on Monday to criticism of its heavy bombers landing on a South China Sea airstrip by insisting it was all part of a routine training exercise and said the United States is the party that threatens regional stability by sending warships on freedom of navigation patrols through territory claimed by Beijing.

A Cellebrite engineer explains the technology used to unlock smartphones and pull data

Report: U.S. Government Must Do More to Protect Technology from China

Politico published the results of a six-month investigation on Tuesday that concluded the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is not doing enough to protect American technology from foreign governments, especially China.

People watch a screen showing images of (L-R) South Korea's president Moon Jae-in, US president Donald Trump, China's President Xi Jinping, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at a railway station in Seoul

North Korean Media Warns Against ‘Dependence’ on Trade with ‘Imperialists’

North Korean media warned citizens this week to cherish their “independence” and “self-reliance” instead of seeking prosperity through trade with “imperialist” nations a few days after President Donald Trump promised North Korea would become “very rich” if it strikes a good denuclearization deal with the United States.

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Trump and South Korea’s Moon Discuss North Korea in Phone Conversation

South Korean President Moon Jae-in discussed North Korea’s recent behavior with President Donald Trump in a 20-minute phone conversation on Sunday. According to South Korea’s presidential Blue House, the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to work together for a successful summit between the U.S. and North Korea in June.

GUANGZHOU, Sept. 13, 2016 -- A Chinese Air Force H-6K bomber flies to the West Pacific, via the Bashi Strait, for a routine combat simulation drill, Sept. 12, 2016. The Chinese Air Force on Monday sent multiple aircraft models, including H-6K bombers, Su-30 fighters, and air tankers, for the drill. …

China Lands Heavy Bombers on South China Sea Island

China reportedly landed one of its H-6K heavy bombers on Woody Island in the Paracels late last week, increasing concerns about Chinese militarization of disputed islands in the South China Sea, prompting a complaint and “appropriate diplomatic action” from the Philippines.

A pictures shows binary code reflected from a computer screen in a woman's eye on October 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korean Blogger Accuses Politician of Hiring Him to Hack News Website

The story of South Korean blogger Kim Dong-won, better known by his online alias “Druking,” is developing into a major scandal for President Moon Jae-in’s party even as President Donald Trump’s historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un approaches.

Mitch McConnell, Elaine Chao

Schweizer: Media and GOP Refuse to Investigate McConnell and Chao Family Ties to China

Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer, author of Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, joined SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Tonight to discuss the nomination of Gordon Hartogensis, brother-in-law to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to lead the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Norway is setting oil revenue aside for a rainy day -- when crude supplies run out

China Warns Russian State Oil Company Against Drilling in South China Sea

China’s Foreign Ministry issued a warning to Russia’s state oil company Rosneft against drilling near disputed South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing. Russia insists the project in question has been conducted entirely within Vietnam’s territorial waters.

A U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane prepares to land as South Korea and the United States conduct the Max Thunder joint military exercise at the Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. North Korea on Wednesday canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea and …

North Korean Media: U.S.-South Korean Drills Are ‘Deliberate Military Provocation’’

English translations of the North Korean editorials that implied dictator Kim Jong-un might withdraw from his June summit with President Donald Trump reveal North Korea was infuriated by long-scheduled U.S.-South Korean military drills. The North Koreans denounced these exercises as a “deliberate military provocation” and rejected criticism of North Korea’s human rights violations as a “senseless act of disregarding elementary etiquette.”

Palestinian woman waves national flag during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Israel faced a growing backlash Tuesday and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed dozens of …

China ‘Seriously Concerned’ About Gaza Violence

China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it was “seriously concerned” about violence in the Gaza Strip and called for the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks as soon as possible. An editorial in the state-run Global Times blamed U.S. President Donald Trump for “opening Pandora’s box” by moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.