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Who Betrayed the CIA Agents in China?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 22, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/22/2017 at 1:00pm
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Between 2010-2012, the Chinese government murdered or imprisoned 18 to 20 CIA agents after it demolished America’s spying operations within the country. The CIA has been investigating how this happened, whether a mole leaked information to Beijing or the Chinese managed to break our codes. The New York Times reported:

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Massive Ransomware Attack Hits 150 Countries

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/15/2017 at 5:30pm
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A large-scale ransomware attack, WannaCry, that infected computers all over the world left governments, health care institutions, and companies reeling. Britain’s National Health Service was infected, resulting in the temporary closure of some emergency rooms.

Ransomware infects a computer, locking users out of certain applications or files until a ransom is...

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Liberal Candidate Moon Jae-in Wins South Korean Presidency

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/10/2017 at 2:30pm
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Back in March, South Korea’s Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye due to numerous scandals that surrounded her. Authorities arrested her three weeks later and authorities claimed she “abused the mighty power and position as President to take bribes from companies and infringed upon the freedom of corporate management and leaked...

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China Using Hackers to Target U.S. Missile Defense in South Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/21/2017 at 1:00pm
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I’ve chronicled China’s opposition to the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), the U.S. missile-defense system in South Korea. The Chinese government has denied retaliating against the system, but one American cybersecurity firm told The Wall Street Journal that it found evidence that Beijing has used hackers to target THAAD.

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Russia Objects UN Statement That Condemns North Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:30pm 4/20/2017 at 4:30pm

Last week I blogged about how Kremlin TV declared President Donald Trump is more dangerous than North Korea. Well, on Wednesday, Russia showed more support for North Korea, but this time at the UN while China supported the statement. CBS News reported:

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Kremlin TV Declares Trump More Dangerous Than North Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:00pm 4/17/2017 at 6:00pm
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As tension rise between America and North Korea, it appears that Russian state TV has decided to side with dictator Kim Jong Un. According to Bloomberg, the Kremlin’s top TV guy Dmitry Kiselyov made this proclamation after calling President Donald Trump “just the kind of leader the world needed” a few...

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China rejects North Korean coal shipments, buying American instead

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 4/12/2017 at 4:00pm
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Last weekend President Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping met at Mar-a-Lago.

The state dinner featured a side of tactical bombing of Syrian airstrips and a bit of Sound of Music diplomacy from the First Daughter. Knowing the room would be tense, she deployed her charming children to serenade the Chinese President and...

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South Korea Officially Removes President Park Geun-hye

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:30am 3/10/2017 at 11:30am
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South Korea’s Constitutional Court has officially removed President Park Geun-hye from office. The country will hold a snap election on May 9.

Scandals have plagued Park, including one alleging Park helped a close friend receive “bribes from Samsung and other South Korean conglomerates.” Legislators impeached Park back in December, with a vote...

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Trump Will Honor ‘One China’ Policy

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/10/2017 at 2:30pm
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President Donald Trump has told Chinese President Xi Jinping that he will honor the “One China” policy, which should ease tensions between the two presidents. From The Financial Times:

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China’s Birth Rate Grows After Changed One-Child Rule

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 23, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/23/2017 at 1:30pm

China loosened its one-child rule last year, which has helped grow the country’s birth rate for the first time since 2000. The BBC reported:

There were 17.86 million births in 2016, an 7.9% increase on 2015, according to National Health and Family Plann...

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Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Called Off

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 12:00pm 1/17/2017 at 12:00pm

Chinese, Australian, and Malaysian officials have announced they have officially called off the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 almost three years after it disappeared on a route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. NBC reported:

“Today the last search vessel has left the underwater search area,” the MH370 Tripartite Jo...

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Trump May Lift Russian Sanctions, One China Policy

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 6:30pm 1/15/2017 at 6:30pm
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In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, President-elect Donald Trump said he may lift the Russian sanctions and has no commitment to the One China policy:

“If you get along and if Russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody’s doing some really great things?” he said.

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Trump, Transition Team Will Not Meet With Taiwan President

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/8/2017 at 1:30pm

Tsai Ing-wen, president of Taiwan, will make transit stops in the United States when she heads to the Americas, but will not receive a visit from President-elect Donald Trump or from anyone on his transition team:

Trump transition spokeswoman Jessica Ditto said in an email Saturday that the president-elect would not be...

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A Recap of China’s 2016 Military Advancements

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 1:30pm 12/31/2016 at 1:30pm
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Expect to see much more about China’s military chops in the coming years.

Real Clear Defense reviews China’s military advancements in the past year:

China’s military advanced along several fronts in 2016 in its concerted program to develop new asymmetric and conventional warfare capabilities while continuing to challenge the United States for...

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Just in Time for Chinese New Year: Ginormous Trump Rooster Statue Erected in Taiyuan

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 6:00pm 12/28/2016 at 6:00pm
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The Trump rooster has arrived to help ring in Chinese New Year. The city of Taiyuan is hoping the statue will bring tourists in by the bus loads.

According to People’s Daily China:

A giant rooster figure, sporting a Donald Trump hairstyle, has popped up outside a shopping mall in downtown Taiyuan, north...

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China’s Navy Captures Unmanned U.S. Navy Vehicle in South China Sea

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 16, 2016 at 11:30am 12/16/2016 at 11:30am
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Reports have come in that China’s navy has captured an unmanned, underwater U.S. Navy vehicle in international waters in the South China Sea.

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China Flexes Its Muscles, Flies Nuke-capable Bomber in South China Sea

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1:00pm 12/10/2016 at 1:00pm

China is apparently still fuming about the phone call between President-elect Trump and Taiwan’s freely-elected president, Tsai Ing-wen.  To vent some of its frustration and presumably to remind the world...

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