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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2017, file photo, a construction worker waits to cross an intersection near buildings under construction in the central business district of Beijing. The World Inequality Report 2018 released Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, is based on a massive collection of data compiled by an international …

China’s State-Run Firms Make Big Money in the South China Sea

China’s aggressive territorial claims in the South China Sea are generally viewed in the context of a security threat to the freedom of navigation and political warfare against Asian nations with competing territorial claims, but a report published this week by the ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute of Singapore reveals a massive cash grab as well. China’s state-controlled industries are planning to make a great deal of money from those disputed islands and reefs.

American-Vietnamese citizen William Nguyen (C) was found guilty of a public disorder offence and told to leave Vietnam

Vietnam Jails Ten for Three Years for Anti-China Protests

The communist government of Vietnam convicted ten people on Monday of having participated in protests against China in the last month, sentencing them to up to three and a half years in prison for allegedly triggering violent mass outbursts around the country.

SUBI REEF, SOUTH CHINA SEA - SEPTEMBER 2016: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) A satellite image of Subi Reef, an artificial island being developed by China in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Image taken 4 September 2016. (Photo by USGS/NASA Landsat data/Orbital Horizon/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Vietnam Demands Facebook Remove Disputed Islands from Map of China

Vietnamese users of Facebook were outraged last week to discover a map on the social media platform that depicted the Paracel and Spratly islands in the South China Sea as Chinese territory, even though Vietnam also has territorial claims in both island chains.

American Detained in Vietnam for Joining Anti-China Protests

American Detained in Vietnam for Joining Anti-China Protests

An American student of Vietnamese descent was arrested in Binh Thuan, located east of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Sunday for participating in a peaceful protest against China, which turned violent after police started clashing with demonstrators.

Kim Jong Un, Xi Jinping

China Wants North Korea to Model Its Economy on Singapore or Vietnam

China’s Global Times picked up on reports that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un expressed interest in the ultra-modern amenities of Singapore and its economic system, suggesting in a Tuesday op-ed that Kim should use Singapore’s “state-driven development model” for reforms in his own country.

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.

Bill Murray attends a news conference for the movie 'Isle of Dogs' during the 68th edition of the International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Bill Murray Rewrites Vietnam War History to Praise Parkland Students’ Gun Control March

Comedian Bill Murray’s clumsy attempt to glorify the Parkland gun control activists by comparing them to Vietnam protesters was shockingly ignorant and insensitive for an elderly man who was actually alive during the Vietnam War aftermath and the Cambodian genocide. The truth of that history provides a powerful argument against gun control fantasies.

US Navy carrier's visit to Vietnam puts China on notice

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Visits Vietnam, Sends Message to China

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson docked in Danang on Monday, marking the first visit by an American aircraft carrier to Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War. The port call is seen as both a landmark in evolving U.S.-Vietnam relations and a strong message to China, which is taking aggressive action to seize control over the entire South China Sea.

Stolen Laptops (Fremont PD via SiliconValley.com)

Bay Area Car Burglary Gang Stole Thousands of Laptops 

An East Bay Area car burglary gang that is believed to have stolen thousands of electronic devices was caught with 900 laptops headed for the Port of Oakland for shipment to Vietnam. The Bay Area has suffered a 35 percent

A Chinese paramilitary guard stands in front of a portrait of late communist leader Mao Zedong at the Forbidden City in Beijing on July 31, 2017, on the eve of the 90th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). The PLA, originally called the Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red …

Christmas Wish: BuzzFeed Editor Asks for ‘Full Blown Communism Now’

An editor for BuzzFeed’s UK science section sparked outrage by Tweeting out that her most wanted Christmas gift would be for Britain to go “full communist.” Kelly Oakes, a 20-something London-based employee for BuzzFeed UK, took to Twitter on December

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Report: China Continues Grip on South China Sea

In his 12-day trip to Asia, U.S. President Donald Trump largely focused on North Korea and trade, all but avoiding the simmering disputes in the South China Sea and steering clear of sharp criticism of Beijing’s increasingly aggressive activities there.