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Two Y-8 RECCE and Y-8 ASW planes from the PLA of China entered southwestern Taiwan ADIZ on March 8, 2021. ROCAF deployed patrol aircraft & air defense missile systems for monitor activities
Activist 'Long Hair' granted right to appeal retrial decision as Avery Ng is arrested outside Hong Kong's top court
China still hasn't withdrawn from "several forward positions" it seized during clashes with Indian forces along the Line of Actual Control a top US military commander told lawmakers at a congressional hearing
"They've quadrupled their nuclear capabilities since the turn of the century & they will at least double it during the course of this decade" warns @INDOPACOM's Adm Davidson on China
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China: Another video that shows the fire that hit a high-rise office building in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province on March 9, 2021
Adm. Davidson tells Sen. King more than 99% of military encounters with China are "safe and professional"
Sen. King tells top U.S. commander in Pacific he thinks U.S. has allies and China has "customers"
Sen. Cotton asks top U.S. commander in Pacific if China continues to build up nuclear stockpile over next decade would they have more deployed nuclear weapons than U.S. forces "If they would quadruple their stockpile, yes sir," Adm. Davidson admits
@INDOPACOM's Adm. Davidson offers timeline for Beijing's attempt to annex Taiwan as a part of its efforts to supplant U.S. by 2050: "Taiwan is clearly one of their ambitions before then, and I think the threat is manifest in this decade, in fact within the next 6 years
"We have to demonstrate that any ambition China might have & any threat it might put forth toward Guam will come at cost" @INDOPACOM's Adm Davidson, saying Aegis Ashore would help "prevent a cheap shot"
Top commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific warns Senate panel about the "erosion of conventional deterrence" with China
China breaching every act in genocide convention, says legal report on Uighurs
Surprisingly harsh words from @eucopresident on CovidVaccine race: "We should not let ourselves be misled by China and Russia, both governments with less desirable values than ours, as they organise highly limited but widely publicised operations to supply vaccines to others"
More EU human rights sanctions on their way. Should be approved ahead of the EU foreign affairs council on 22 March. This time a more global list with Ppl/entities from Russia but also China, DPRK, Eritrea, SouthSudan
There are 21 new confirmed cases in Hong Kong, 13 of which are imported cases and 3 of the local cases are of unknown origin
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Mauritius has deployed its coastguard and armed forces after a Chinese-flagged trawler containing 130 tonnes of oil ran aground. It is the second shipwreck in less than a year off Mauritius, after a tanker struck a reef in July causing the country's worst environmental disaster
Reuters: A Chinese embassy spokesperson said last month that Uighurs who have been holding regular protests near China's diplomatic premises in Turkey in recent months were trying to deceive Turkish people and damage bilateral relations
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Covid-19: Two in critical condition and another death within days of Sinovac jab – Health Dep't to investigate if vaccine link
A global cybersecurity crisis is underway after a Chinese hack targeted Microsoft's business email software, infecting at least 60,000 victims so far
President Biden following Senate passing $1.9T covid relief bill: "The rest of the world is moving particularly China"
"We are concerned that there are a large number of victims" of the the break-ins of @Microsoft e-mail services, (allegedly by a China-based group dubbed Hafnium), says @PressSec. "This is an ongoing threat
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China citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, who filmed bedridden Wuhan Covid patients, protests silently in jail
SBS is suspending the broadcast of Chinese TV news services CGTN and CCTV after becoming aware of serious human rights concerns surrounding the channels
China says defense budget to grow 6.8% in 2021
The US hailed plans by @NATO ally Germany to sail a warship across the contested SouthChinaSea, calling it welcome support for a "rules-based international order" in the region, something Washington says is threatened by China
A Chinese social media influencer with millions of followers was arrested by CCP authorities for questioning the Chinese soldiers' death toll in the Sino-India border conflict in 2020. He was forced to make a "confession" on China's state-run TV
US State Department: We call on China to provide data on the first infections with the Coronavirus
US Defense Secretary: We are ready to deter threats from Iran, Russia, China and extremists
State Department Spokesperson: We are constantly following up with our allies the developments in the Pacific region
PACOM head Adm. Davidson just referred to "the Wuhan virus" at an event