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Trump's new Africa strategy takes sharp aim at China, Russia

Dec. 13, 2018 12:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the "predatory" practices of China and Russia, which are "deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage." National...

Chinese executive facing US extradition appears in court

Dec. 8, 2018 12:01 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian prosecutor urged a Vancouver court to deny bail to a Chinese executive at the heart of a case that is shaking up U.S.-China relations and worrying global financial markets. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of telecommunications giant Huawei and...

Why Huawei arrest deepens conflict between US and China

Dec. 6, 2018 8:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The dramatic arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive has driven home why it will be so hard for the Trump administration to resolve its deepening conflict with China. In the short run, the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer heightened skepticism about the trade truce that...

US carrier in Hong Kong after bombers fly over S. China Sea

Nov. 21, 2018 5:47 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier docked in Hong Kong on Wednesday, days after a pair of American B-52 bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea. The arrival of the USS Ronald Reagan and its battle group in the Asian financial hub is being seen as a friendly gesture ahead of a planned meeting...

US Navy to make Hong Kong port call after earlier refusal

Nov. 20, 2018 6:04 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — China is allowing a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and its battle group to make a port call in Hong Kong after it earlier turned down a similar request amid tensions with Washington. The Hong Kong Marine Department's website listed the USS Ronald Reagan and three other Navy warships as...

Taiwan commissions warships amid China threat warnings

Nov. 8, 2018 4:52 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president on Thursday commissioned a pair of guided missile frigates that are expected to boost the island's ability to counter Chinese submarines amid rising military threats from Beijing. President Tsai Ing-wen attended the ceremony for the Ming Chuan and Feng Chia at a...

Spy chief wanted ban on China telecoms from Australian 5G

Oct. 30, 2018 6:58 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's critical infrastructure including electricity grids, water supplies and hospitals could not have been adequately safeguarded if Chinese-owned telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE Corp. were allowed to help roll out the nation's 5G network, a spy chief said. Mike...

US to press patrols in disputed sea, China warns 'meddlers'

Oct. 29, 2018 6:41 AM EDT

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. Navy will continue patrolling the disputed South China Sea, a top Navy official said Monday, after a Chinese destroyer came dangerously close to an American Navy ship during a "freedom of navigation" sail-by near a Chinese-occupied reef. Admiral John Richardson, who heads...

Southeast Asian navies to hold 1st joint drills with China

Oct. 19, 2018 5:17 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Southeast Asian navies are heading to their first joint exercises with China in its southern waters next week, and defense officials agreed Friday to conduct a similar drill with the U.S. next year. Singapore's Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen said the Oct. 22-28 drills in waters surrounding...

The Latest: Mattis, Chinese counterpart discuss disputed sea

Oct. 18, 2018 5:53 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on a meeting between U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chinese counterpart (all times local): 5:50 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has met on the sidelines of an Asian security conference in Singapore with his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Wei Fenghe. The face-to-face...