China Ready To Deploy Combat Aircraft and Missiles To Disputed Seas At Any Time

World | Ryan Pickrell
Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army Navy patrol at Woody Island, in the Paracel Archipelago, which is known in China as the Xisha Islands

‘Combat aircraft and mobile missile launchers’

Wealthy Chinese Moving Money To US Before Congress Hikes Visa Minimum

World | Will Racke
Wealthy Chinese citizens may soon have to pony up a lot more money to qualify for a U.S. investor visa, and they are rushing to move funds into stateside real estate projects before Congress raises the minimum contribution requirement.
Congress is considering raising the minimum amounts required to obtain an EB-5 'investor' visa

China's Combat Drone Presence In The Middle East Is About To Get A Lot Bigger

World | Ryan Pickrell
Chinese unmanned aerial vehicles are presented during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Rolex Dela Pena/Pool

First drone factory in the Middle East

China May Have Big Plans For Its Aircraft Carriers

World | Ryan Pickrell
China's first aircraft carrier, which was renovated from an old aircraft carrier that China bought from Ukraine in 1998, is seen docked at Dalian Port, in Dalian, Liaoning province September 22, 2012. Picture taken September 22, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Six carriers in disputed seas

China Says It Is Not Militarizing Or Attempting To Dominate The South China Sea

World | Ryan Pickrell
China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea, in this undated photo taken December, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

‘We will never seek dominance’

Elon Musk Isn't Happy With Trump's Plan To Send NASA To Mars

Energy | Andrew Follett
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo)

‘If Trump wants to make America’s space program great again, he needs to do it while he is at the wheel’

Did The US Wait Too Long To Challenge China? This US Ally Thinks So

World | Ryan Pickrell
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) transits in formation with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships JS Kirisame (DD 104) and JS Asayuki (DD 132) during bilateral training in South China Sea on April 21, 2015. Courtesy David Flewellyn/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Slams US for challenging China now

McCain: North Korea's 'Crazy Fat Kid' Is Not 'Rational'

World | Ryan Pickrell
Kim Jong Un attends the 3rd Meeting of Activists in Fisheries under the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this photo released December 29, 2015. REUTERS/KCNA

China ‘could stop North Korea’s economy in a week’

Mattis Rips Into China Days After Tillerson Calls For Cooperation

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reviews the honour guard before a meeting with Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

‘Shredding trust’

Japan's New Helicopter Carrier Will Hunt Chinese Subs

World | Ryan Pickrell
Members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) attend a handover ceremony for the JMSDF latest Izumo-class helicopter carrier DDH-184 Kaga by Japan Marine United Corporation in Yokohama, Japan, March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

‘Security concerns’

Russian Weapons Sales Could Help China 'Contest U.S. Air Superiority'

World | Ryan Pickrell
An SU-35 military jet performs during the MAKS-2009 international air show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow August 21, 2009. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

‘Significant consequences’

Tillerson Criticized For Skipping April NATO Conference Despite Early Meet-Up

US | Will Racke
China's President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with U.S. State of Secretary, Rex Tillerson at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 19, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
NATO diplomats will meet with Tillerson this week

US May Target Chinese Banks In Next Round Of North Korean Sanctions

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean soldiers chat as they stand guard behind national flags of China (front) and North Korea on a boat anchored along the banks of Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, June 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

‘Secondary sanctions’

Pulling The Strings On North Korea's Puppeteers

Opinion | Blaine Winship

The Trump administration must push China to stop underwriting North Korea’s nuclear program.

Beijing Toilets Now Have Face Scanners

Tech | Eric Lieberman
Eye-scanning and facial recognition technology. [Shutterstock - lassedesignen]

‘Is this not a violation of personal privacy?’

Did Tillerson Fall Into A Chinese Diplomatic Trap?

World | Ryan Pickrell
China's President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with U.S. State of Secretary, Rex Tillerson at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 19, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

‘New model of major-country relations’

China's Capital Abandons Coal For Natural Gas To Reduce Pollution

Energy | Andrew Follett
Mask-wearing Chinese boy looking outside the window on extremely polluted day (Shutterstock/Hung Chung Chih)

‘Blue skies should no longer be a luxury, nor will they be’

China Can't Stop Gobbling Up America's Lobster

World | Thomas Phippen
Alibaba Group‘s executive chairman Jack Ma (R, in white) holds a lobster (PHOTO: REUTERS/Stringer)

‘We’ve opened new markets in Asia, which is booming’