National Security

India and China Bring Heavy Equipment, Weaponry to Border Standoff

Both the Indian and Chinese militaries have sent “artillery guns and combat vehicles” to their rear bases along a disputed border area in Ladakh, India’s northernmost state, as the nearly month-long standoff between the two armies continues to escalate, Indian military sources told the Times of India on Sunday.

Indian army trucks drive along the Srinagar-Leh National Highway at Sonmarg some 89 Kms of Srinagar on May 28, 2020. (Photo by TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP) (Photo by TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP via Getty Images)

Chinese Propagandists Compare Minnesota Riots to Hong Kong Protests

Chinese propagandists quickly jumped on the Minneapolis riots to score political points against the United States, comparing the riots to the Hong Kong protests and behaving as if China has a lighter touch when dealing with civil unrest than President Donald Trump because Trump said in a tweet that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

Police in riot gear move in to break up a group of marchers as hundreds take to the streets to protest against the recent fatal shootings of black men by police Friday, July 8, 2016, in Phoenix. Freeway ramps were closed and pepper spray and tear gas were used Friday …