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China could decimate US military bases in Asia within hours of conflict

China’s military would be able to use missiles to overwhelm American military bases in Asia within hours, a think tank has warned. The US defence strategy in the Indo-Pacific is “in the throes of an unprecedented crisis”, according to a

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Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake IDs to subvert Hong Kong protests

Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said yesterday they had dismantled a state-backed social media campaign originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong. Twitter said it suspended 936 accounts and the operations appeared to be a

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China: India, Pakistan must not make unilateral decision on Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS:  UN Security Council members believe India and Pakistan should refrain from taking unilateral action over the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir, China’s UN envoy said yesterday after the council met on the issue for the first time

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Hong Kong protesters’ anarchic campaign against China

HONG KONG: Ah Lung spends his days working as a clerk for a Hong Kong shipping firm. At night, he dons a mask, black helmet and body armour, and heads out into the streets to face off against the city’s

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Guy calls girlfriend fat for wanting ice cream, gets stabbed to death

Think before you speak, boyfriends. A man in Henan, China, was stabbed to death with a pair of scissors on August 14 by his girlfriend after he ridiculed her for “being fat and still wanting to eat ice cream”, according

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Beijing will not sit by and watch Hong Kong unrest

HONG KONG: China warned that it will not “sit by and watch” the unrest unfolding in Hong Kong, as US President Donald Trump expressed concern over the risk of a violent response to pro-democracy protests. Trump urged his Chinese counterpart

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In ‘clear warning’, Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong

SHENZHEN, China/HONG KONG: Hundreds of members of China’s People’s Armed Police could be seen conducting exercises today at a sports stadium in Shenzhen, as the US State Department expressed concern that they could be deployed across the border in Hong

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Kashmir: Russia backs India as China takes Pakistani line

Permanent members of the UN Security Council China and Russia are taking divergent positions on any consultations by the council on the Kashmir issue. While China may try to initiate informal consultations in UNSC on Kashmir at the behest of

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China asks UN Security Council to discuss Kashmir this week

UNITED NATIONS: China yesterday backed Pakistan’s request for the United Nations Security Council to discuss India’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, asking for the body to meet behind closed doors today or tomorrow, diplomats said.

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China on red alert over super typhoon Lekima

SHANGHAI: China’s weather bureau issued a red alert early on Friday as super typhoon Lekima approached Zhejiang province on the eastern coast. The National Meteorological Center said the typhoon, the strongest since 2014, was expected to hit the mainland in

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