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China accuses US of harassing Chinese students, researchers

Aug. 3, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday accused the United States of “monitoring, harassing and willfully detaining” Chinese students and researchers in the U.S. Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin’s comments follow the denial of a bail request in California for a university researcher...

Chinese long-range bombers join drills over South China Sea

Jul. 30, 2020 7:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that long-range bombers were among the aircraft that took part in recent aerial drills over the South China Sea amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing over the strategic waterway. The exercises included nighttime takeoffs and landings and simulated...

This photograph shared by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Twitter shows Rafale fighter jets escorted by Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter jets as they enter the Indian airspace Wednesday, July 29, 2020. A first batch of five French-made Rafale fighter jets arrived at an Indian air force base on Wednesday, Indian officials said.(Twitter via AP)

5 French fighter jets delivered to India in military upgrade

Jul. 29, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The first batch of five French-made Rafale fighter jets arrived at an Indian air force base on Wednesday, Indian officials said, as the country seeks to modernize its military amid security challenges with Pakistan and China. The planes landed at the airbase in Ambala in Haryana...

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Justice Department shows Juan Tang in her China People's Liberation Army military uniform.  The Justice Department on Thursday, July 23, 2020, says the Chinese consulate in San Francisco is harboring a Chinese researcher who lied about her military background.   The Justice Department says the scientist, who is listed in some court filings as Juan Tang, lied about her military affiliation in a visa application last October as she made plans to work at the University of California, Davis and again during an FBI interview months later.(Justice Department via AP)

Chinese scientist charged with visa fraud appears in court

Jul. 27, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Chinese scientist charged with visa fraud after authorities said she concealed her military ties to China in order to work in the U.S. made her first appearance Monday in federal court by video. Juan Tang, 37, was appointed a federal public defender and U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah...

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Justice Department shows Juan Tang in her China People's Liberation Army military uniform.  The Justice Department on Thursday, July 23, 2020, says the Chinese consulate in San Francisco is harboring a Chinese researcher who lied about her military background.   The Justice Department says the scientist, who is listed in some court filings as Juan Tang, lied about her military affiliation in a visa application last October as she made plans to work at the University of California, Davis and again during an FBI interview months later.(Justice Department via AP)

Chinese researcher charged with US visa fraud is in custody

Jul. 25, 2020 1:33 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Chinese researcher accused of concealing her ties to the Chinese military on a visa application she submitted so she could work in the U.S. was booked Friday into a Northern California jail and was expected to appear in federal court Monday. Sacramento County jail records show Juan...

A man walks across the street from the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco, Thursday, July 23, 2020. The Chinese consulate in San Francisco is harboring a Chinese researcher who the FBI says lied about her military background. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

US: Researcher being harbored at Chinese consulate in SF

Jul. 23, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chinese consulate in San Francisco is harboring a Chinese researcher who lied about her military background, the Justice Department said Thursday as it announced charges against that scientist and three others accused of concealing their government ties. The four researchers are...

In this photo taken Feb. 10, 2020, and released by the Republic of China (ROC) Ministry of National Defense, a Taiwanese Air Force F-16 in foreground flies on the flank of a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) H-6 bomber as it passes near Taiwan. (Republic of China (ROC) Ministry of National Defense via AP)

Taiwan says China sending planes near island almost daily

Jul. 22, 2020 5:01 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is sending military planes near Taiwan with increasing frequency in what appears to be a stepping up of its threat to use force to take control of the island, Taiwan's foreign minister said Wednesday. Such flights are more frequent than reported in the media and have become...

Prosecutors: Company, CEO tried to export chemicals to China

Jul. 21, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A California company and its CEO are facing conspiracy, money laundering and other federal charges for allegedly attempting to illegally export chemicals to a Chinese company with military ties, federal prosecutors said. U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island Aaron Weisman said Tao Jiang,...

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, water flows out from sluiceways at the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River near Yichang in central China's Hubei Province, Friday, July 17, 2020. Engorged with more heavy rains, China's mighty Yangtze River is cresting again, bringing fears of further destruction as seasonal floods that already have left more than a hundred people dead or missing have grown in force since last month. (Zheng Jiayu/Xinhua via AP)

Floods kill 14 in China as water peaks at Three Gorges Dam

Jul. 18, 2020 4:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — At least 14 people have died in the latest round of seasonal rains and flooding in southern China, as soldiers and workers built makeshift barriers with sandbags and rocks Saturday to keep the Yangtze River and its tributaries at bay. Three floodgates of the Three Gorges Dam that spans the...

FILE - In this June 17, 2020, file photo, Indians stamp on the Chinese national flag during a protest against the Chinese government in Jammu, India. China and India made progress in their latest talks on a long-running border dispute that turned deadly last month, a Chinese spokesperson said Wednesday, July 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)

Indian, Chinese soldiers disengaging after deadly clash

Jul. 16, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese front-line troops are disengaging in the western sector of their disputed border, but the process is intricate and requires constant verification, an Indian army spokesman said Thursday. Col. Aman Anand’s suggestion that the disengagement will take time came after...