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China sanctions several Lockheed Martin units, three executives over arms deals with Taiwan

Jun. 21, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it has banned a number of business units of American aviation manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp. and three of its executives over arms deals the company has signed with Taiwan, the self-ruling island it claims as its own territory. The statement...

US approves new $360 million arms sale to Taiwan for drones, related equipment

Jun. 18, 2024 23:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday approved a new $360 million weapons sale to Taiwan, sending the island hundreds of armed drones, missile equipment and related support material, the State Department said in a statement that is sure to draw condemnation from China. ...

Faking an honest woman: Why Russia, China and Big Tech all use faux females to get clicks

Jun. 12, 2024 06:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When disinformation researcher Wen-Ping Liu looked into China's efforts to influence Taiwan's recent election using fake social media accounts, something unusual stood out about the most successful profiles. They were female, or at least that's what they appeared...

Chinese man who sailed into a strategic river mouth in Taiwan was acting on his own, China says

Jun. 12, 2024 01:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government said Wednesday that a Chinese man who sailed a small boat into a strategic river mouth in Taiwan was acting on his own and would be punished after his return to China. Taiwanese authorities have detained the man, who has been identified as a...

Stock market today: Asian stocks rise after Wall Street barrels to records

Jun. 06, 2024 00:21 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian markets rose Thursday after Wall Street barreled to records Wednesday as the frenzy around artificial-intelligence technology kept sending stocks higher. U.S. futures and oil prices gained. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.9% to...

Chinese defense minister accuses US of causing friction with its support for Taiwan and Philippines

Jun. 01, 2024 23:17 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — China's defense minister on Sunday acknowledged the importance of newly renewed military-to-military communications with the United States as tensions escalate in the Asia-Pacific, while at the same time accusing Washington of causing the friction with its support for Taiwan and...

Top US and Chinese defense officials seek to restore communications as tensions rise in Indo-Pacific

May. 31, 2024 10:46 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with his Chinese counterpart for more than an hour Friday, as the two countries seek to repair lines of communications between their militaries that could be critical as tensions continue to rise between the two in the Indo-Pacific region....

China denounces US-UK engagement of Taiwan shortly after election of new president

May. 30, 2024 09:52 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry on Thursday denounced U.S. and U.K. affirmations of support for Taiwan’s newly elected government, shortly after the island claimed by Beijing freely chose its new leaders. Col. Wu Qian accused the United Kingdom of pursuing a...

China to impose controls on exports of some aviation and aerospace equipment

May. 30, 2024 08:01 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Commerce Ministry said Thursday it will restrict exports of some aviation and aerospace-related equipment and technology beginning July 1. A notice seen Thursday on the ministry’s website said the move was to safeguard national security and interests and...

US appoints a new representative to Taiwan as the self-governing island faces China's intimidation

May. 29, 2024 04:59 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The United States has appointed a new representative to Taiwan, as China boosts its threats against the self-ruled island following the election of a new president who wants the territory to maintain its de-facto independence. China claims Taiwan as its own...