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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:

The White House released a statement after...

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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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Think Progress Editor: Trump China Ambassador from “landlocked state full of white people”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 12:00pm 12/7/2016 at 12:00pm

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as Ambassador to China, who has a strong relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Ian Millhiser at Think Progress took a shot at the decision because, you know, no matter what Trump does the liberals will hate it.

Millhiser responded to Trump’s pick...

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Morning Joe’s Surprising Support for Trump’s China Move: A Way to Get ‘Leverage’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 5, 2016 at 8:30am 12/5/2016 at 8:30am

The American foreign-policy establishment is wringing its collective hands over Donald Trump’s phone conversation with the President of Taiwan, and his subsequent tweet in which he took China to task for its currency devaluation, tariffs on American products, and military build-up in the South China Sea.

But there was some surprising support...

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China Files Protest Over Trump’s Taiwan Call

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00pm 12/3/2016 at 8:00pm

Has WWIII started? I thought I’d wake up to a desolate United States after the way the media treated President-elect Donald Trump’s call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, which is the “first time a president or president-elect has spoken with the leader of Taiwan s...

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BBC Blocked from Interviewing Local Chinese Independent Candidate

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 12:00pm 11/22/2016 at 12:00pm
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Of all the domestic chatter about undemocratic elections, a glimpse into China’s electoral behavior ought to prompt grand feelings of gratitude for our system of government.

A woman running for a local level government position agreed to interview with the BBC. When the BBC reporter attempted to interview the woman at her...

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North Korea Launches Three Missiles as Leaders Meet in China

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 5, 2016 at 12:30pm 9/5/2016 at 12:30pm

World leaders have gathered in China for the G-20 summit, but that doesn’t include Kim Jong-un from North Korea. So of course the little tyrannical leader has to show off for everyone that he is cool and a total threat by launching three missiles off North Korea’s east coast:

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Obama ‘deliberately snubbed’ by Chinese at G20 arrival

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 6:00pm 9/4/2016 at 6:00pm
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With less than 140 days left in the Oval Office, President Obama is attempting to ensure his legacy of foreign policy ineptitude continues on after his term ends.

It appears as if he has succeeded with the Chinese, as observers indicate he was denied the usual pomp and pageantry reserved for greeting...

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Obama’s Retreat Emboldens China

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10:00am 6/9/2016 at 10:00am

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Beijing this week, preaching the virtues of “peaceful resolution” of disputes between the neighbours in the South China Sea, fighter jets belonging to Chinese ‘People’s Liberation Army’ carried out aggressive manoeuvres against a US plane.

According to the U.S. Pacific Command, the reconnaiss...

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