Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he hopes Russia and the west can return to normal cooperation from the current mutually damaging “war of sanctions,” as Europe ponders whether it should go further in penalizing Moscow.
Both China and US know that surveillance is a part of their relationship, however Hainan Island is an extremely important asset to China since its nuclear armed submarines are located there, and international specialist on China Andrew Leung told RT.
Beijing is calling on Washington to scale back, or cancel, aerial surveillance of the Chinese mainland, since such a practice represents a security risk and a deterrent to better bilateral relations - otherwise it is ready to take measures.
Myanmar is fast emerging as the hottest chess board of global power politics. Vietnam is another key country of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) to which major international powers are flocking.
The outpouring of enthusiasm over the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ has sparked a global reaction with some unexpected twists involving buckets of rice or rubble, diggers tossing manure, and even waterless counter-protests against drought.
Following revelations of America’s National Security Agency’s global internet surveillance system, combined with a desire to enhance domestic production, China is beating a path towards unveiling its own operating systems in October.
China’s Inner Mongolia is hosting the biggest military drill ever held by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The training of 7,000 servicemen from five SCO member states is set to test troops’ effectiveness in fighting terrorism.
In a surprise U-turn, China’s Ministry of Agriculture has decided not to continue with a program which developed genetically-modified rice and corn. Some environmentalists say public concerns about GM crops played a key role in the decision.
Australian MP Clive Palmer referred to the Chinese people as “mongrels” who “shoot their own people.” One government-owned newspaper said the comments exposes Australia’s “unfriendly attitude toward China” and should be punished.
A targeted phishing attack on a handful of Malaysian officials involved in investigating the disappearance of flight MH370 in March reportedly gave the perpetrators, presumably of Chinese origin, access to a trove of classified material.
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