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Chinese Military Bullies Taiwan in Response to Coronavirus Criticism

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China conducted naval and air drills near Taiwan on Monday in an intimidation operation against Taiwanese “secessionists.” The bullying came after Taiwan outspokenly criticized China’s handling of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak and pressed for participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) over Chinese objections.

An F-16 fighter aircraft releases flares during the Han Kuang drill at the Ching Chuan Kang (CCK) air force base in Taichung, central Taiwan, on June 7, 2018. - Taiwan on June 7 staged its largest annual drills simulating Chinese attacks as Beijing stepped up military and diplomatic pressure on …

China Invokes Edward Snowden in Defense Against Equifax Indictments

Chinese officials and state media on Tuesday condemned the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday for indicting four People’s Liberation Army (PLA) military officers for the massive hacking attack on the Equifax credit reporting agency, a 2017 cybercrime that pilfered valuable corporate data and personal information about over 147 million Americans.

Computer security consultant Edward Snowden in connection from Russia during the Wired Next Fest 2019 at the Giardini Indro Montanelli on May 26, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images)

Chinese Troops Take to the Streets of Hong Kong for the First Time

Soldiers from the People’s Liberation Army were deployed on the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend for the first time in five months of increasingly rancorous protests. The troops were unarmed, dressed in plain clothes, and assigned primarily to clean up debris and roadblocks created by protesters. Chinese officials and state-run media insisted the deployment was welcomed by the people of Hong Kong and Western media reports to the contrary were hysterical over-reactions.

ONG KONG, CHINA - AUGUST 29: The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) military vehicles move into Hong Kong in the early hours of Thursday, as The Xinhua news agency reported it was a routine annual rotation on August 29, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Pro-democracy protesters have continued demonstrations across Hong …

Chinese State Media Urge Hong Kong Police to ‘Shoot Down the Rioters’

Communist Chinese media on Tuesday praised the Hong Kong police for their “restraint” in dealing with “radical protesters” – even though the island is currently boiling with outrage over the death of a student and the caught-on-video shooting of a protester –  and urged police to “shoot down the rioters,” with assistance from the People’s Liberation Army if necessary.

Riot police secure a road in the Central district of Hong Kong on November 11, 2019. - A police officer shot a masked protester in an incident shown live on Facebook and a man was set on fire November 11 during one of the most violent days of clashes in …

Reports: China’s Nuclear Missile Can Reach U.S. in 30 Minutes

Media reports from China indicate Tuesday’s military parade, a massive show of force and technological sophistication to mark the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic, will include the public debut of the Dongfeng-41, a nuclear-capable missile that could hit U.S. territory within 30 minutes of launch.

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China Defense White Paper Reveals Plans to Deploy Advanced Space Weapons

China’s first major defense white paper in four years attracted considerable attention for its paranoia about “separatism.” One section of the paper extends that paranoia into space, where China claims the United States is attempting to attain “absolute military superiority” so it can dominate the entire world. The paper calls for China to develop the “relevant technologies and capabilities” needed to compete with the U.S. in space warfare.

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China Promises PLA Troops in Hong Kong Will Not Interfere with Protests

Maj. Gen. Chen Daoxiang, commander of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) forces in Hong Kong, reportedly promised a Pentagon official last month that Chinese troops will not be deployed against protesters, attempting to allay fears of a deadly Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on the huge and thus far successful movement.

Soldiers of the Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA) during a flag raising ceremony at an open day at the Ngong Shuen Chau Barracks in Hong Kong on June 30, 2019, to mark the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from Britain to China on July 1. (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE / …

Study Reveals Links Between Huawei Employees and Chinese Military

A study published this week by researchers from Fulbright University Vietnam and the London-based Henry Jackson Society revealed much deeper ties between employees of the Huawei telecom company and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) than the corporation has previously admitted.

This photo taken 03 October, 2007 shows military officers saluting for a group photo beneath a display of national flags at a park in Beijing. China's ruling Communist Party's five-yearly gathering, it's 17th Party Congress, begins 15 October with President Hu Jintao expected to make bold power plays to cement …

Google Denies Helping China Design Military Technology

Google on Thursday denied helping the Chinese military design technology that could be used to help China’s next-generation stealth fighters target their weapons after it was revealed that one of Google’s lead artificial intelligence (AI) researchers contributed to a joint research paper with Chinese scientists.

This undated photo taken in April 2018 shows J15 fighter jets on China's sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, during a drill at sea. - A flotilla of Chinese naval vessels held a "live combat drill" in the East China Sea, state media reported early April 23, 2018, the latest …

Chinese Army Prepares ‘Emergency Response Exercises’ in Hong Kong

China’s state-run Global Times newspaper reported on Tuesday that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) conducted “emergency response exercises” last week, revealing that the military is preparing for an emergency situation near the autonomous city the morning after protesters destroyed the Beijing-controlled legislature.

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